5 Beauty Secrets I Learned from Ashley Benson

“I’m obsessed with foamy things,” Ashley Benson proudly proclaims, as her bright blue eyes widen as big as a kid in a candy store. She's the new spokesperson for Olay's new Foaming Whip Body Wash and gives me a crash course on the product. She reaches for her favorite scent in the collection, the shea butter one, and pours it into my hand.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “I take like a thousand showers a day because it’s disgusting outside,” she adds. “I’m constantly sweating, so this foaming body wash makes me want to shower more because it feels like whipped cream, smells so good, and makes showering so much fun. I really don’t even have to moisturize that much afterwards because it's so moisturizing for the body.”
These days, the former Pretty Little Liars actress has found herself adopting a less-is-more approach to her beauty routine. After seven seasons of playing the always-glam and girly Hannah Marin on the popular teen drama, Benson admits that her r..

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Ralph Lauren Reflects on What It Means to Be an American Designer Today

“I never knew I would be a designer,” Ralph Lauren insists. “I didn’t even know what a designer was, but I knew I had something inside of me that I wanted to express.” The particulars of his story are well-trod: The kid from the Bronx who started out making ties, and with no formal design training whatsoever, now has 11 fashion labels, 1,014 stores, four restaurants, a philanthropic foundation, and six Olympics’ worth of team uniforms to his name. (And he still makes ties, too.)
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below It is, he acknowledges, a very American narrative, one that could have been spun by Horatio Alger. Not just the part where he summits the peaks of high fashion, but the part where he brings along with him the standbys that were once seen as casual workingman’s staples or regional curiosities. Would we be seeing ripped and weathered jeans or lumberjack plaids on the runway if not for his influence?
“When I started out, everyone in the fashion world seemed to look towar..

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Is Vaping Vitamins the Future of Wellness?

Do you even Juul, bro? A phrase you might hear overhear at a high school football game or walking past a pack of Scumbros. For a quick explainer on Juuls, they are e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine in flavors like crème brûlée and cucumber. An atomizer (heating coil) heats the liquid nicotine (e-juice) to a boiling point that turns it into a vapor that's inhaled through the tip of the device.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below They also boast the nicotine of two packs of cigarettes and in 2017 the e-cigarette market expanded 40 percent to $1.16 billion, with growth primarily driven by Juul.

The hype and attention given to vaping over the last year or so opened the door for other businesses to deliver their products through this same process. These products are much less addictive—in fact, they actually have a wellness spin. Meet vitamin vapes, real e-cigs that mist B12 or other vitamin concoctions instead of nicotine. VitaminVape, which delivers B12, and VitaStick, whic..

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Audrina Patridge and Justin Bobby Reunited at the MTV VMAs

Excuse me while I wipe away the single mascara tear I just shed because the cast of The Hills just reunited at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and I have alllll the feels. Yes, even Justin Bobby, “homeboy” who “wore combat boots to the beach,” was there—literally steps away from his former girlfriend Audrina Patridge.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Last week, E! reported that The Hills cast would be making a special appearance at the MTV VMAs eight years after the series finale aired. And on Monday night, Justin Bobby and Audrina Patridge, along with Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Stephanie Pratt, Jason Wahler, and Frankie Delgado reunited for a photo op on the red carpet after teasing on Twitter earlier in the day that “Everything might happen tonight at the #VMAs.” And that “everything” has been revealed: The Hills is finally returning to our TV screens.
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Why Taylor Swift Skipped the MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift made headlines when she was snubbed for a number of MTV VMA award nominations. Sure, Swift got nominations for the best editing, best art direction, and best visual effects awards for “Look What You Made Me Do.” But she didn’t win any of them or get nominated for any major categories, including Video of the Year, despite her decision to debut that very video—her first Reputation video—at last year’s VMAs. Fans were outraged—and perhaps Swift too, as the singer did not make a red carpet appearance and has not been seen in the audience of the New York City Radio City Hall award show tonight.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Swift was in Manhattan this past weekend; she was photographed leaving her apartment with a cheetah backpack over her face. And she is available: Swift's next Reputation concert is August 25 in Nashville, five days from now, meaning she's likely still in town. The possible statement: I'm not going to come to your show if you snub..

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Why Is This So Expensive?: La Prairie’s $800 Caviar Cream

In our new series, Why Is This So Expensive?, we explore the luxury products we love and exactly what you're paying for. Up first? La Prairie's, Caviar Premier, which retails for $485 .

When one thinks of La Prairie, they think of caviar. The luxury Swiss skincare brand capitalized on the intriguing ingredient back in 1987 with its debut caviar product, Skin Caviar Dermo Beads. The brand has since expanded into a whole caviar collection, including a sleep mask, body cream, and even a cushion compact foundation. Now, La Prairie is debuting Caviar Premier, a “remastered” take on the original caviar formula. The Skin Caviar Luxe Cream retails for $485 for 50ml or, if you really want to douse yourself, $880 for 100ml. Why does it cost so much? I asked the team who created it to find out.
The cream is made of caviar extract sourced from Siberian sturgeon that is sustainably farmed. Dr. Daniel Stangl, La Prair..

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