Courtesy 2021 is right around the corner, people! Wave your hands in the air and while you’re at it, take a second to look at your nail beds. Are they polished? Clean? Ready for a new year of possibilities? If you answered no to any of the previous questions, this guide of nail trends to
Silver Screen CollectionGetty Images Sharon Tate’s legacy has long been tied to the gruesome tragedy that was her death. It’s now been more than 50 years since the shocking Manson Cult killings and her passing. Here, we remember the actress and the life that she lead in photos. View Gallery 55 Photos 1 of 55
On Sunday night, Christie Smythe transformed from journalist to subject, when ELLE’s story about Smythe’s romance with “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli went live. Shkreli, a pharmaceutical executive who became infamous when he raised the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent, had subsequently been arrested on federal fraud charges—and Smythe broke the story of
Chris JacksonGetty Images Before she married into Britain’s royal family, Meghan Markle was an actress on the hit show Suits, and ran her own lifestyle site called The Tig. Meghan has always been passionate about health, exercise, food, travel and the latest trends in all of it. And she’s dropped her tips through the years
Getty Images Royal hairstyles were both traditional and predictable for centuries—until Princess Diana rose to fame and made her signature hairstyle the must-have haircut of the ’80s. The world fell in love with Kate Middleton and her bouncy blowout, and then suddenly the popularity of blowout bars exploded across the world. Now we have Meghan
Merrick Morton/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock If there’s one thing ELLE editors covet, it’s candles. At a recent pitch meeting, I brought up how the Boy Smells candles helped me get through the pandemic and just thirty minutes later, I had this list of the best candle brands according to all of the editors in that meeting.
Almost every weekday for six years, Christie Smythe took the F train from Park Slope downtown to her desk at Brooklyn’s federal court, in a pressroom hidden on the far side of a snack bar. Smythe, who covered white-collar crime for Bloomberg News, wore mostly black and gray, and usually skipped makeup. She and her
Emma McIntyreGetty Images Super Lustrous Lipstick, Super Red 775 Gal Gadot may play the powerful warrior goddess Diana Prince onscreen, but the Wonder Woman 1984 star has her own IRL superpower. “[Red lipstick] is something that runs in my family because my grandmother used to wear red lips,” Gadot tells ELLE.com. “My mom wears red
Ask any fashion-obsessed human about their first Kate Spade bag, and they’ll have stories to tell. For dancer Maddie Ziegler, it brings up memories of playing dress-up in her mother’s closet. “[My mom] had a Kate Spade little clutch purse,” she recalls. “I just remember always going into her closet and just wanting to try
When legends link up, magic happens, and that’s precisely what you’ll get with the new Barbie and Sir John collaboration. The celebrity—err, icon—makeup artist (we are talking Beyoncé, Chrissy Teigen, and Karlie Kloss!) has partnered with Barbie on a beauty editorial that is now live at @BarbieStyle. “Barbie’s an icon,” explains SJ. “She’s known around
ELLE.com Beauty Director Chloe Hall certainly knows her way around a skincare routine, but she recently got some product recommendations from an unlikely source: her mom, Dee. After spending countless weeks slowly stealing each other’s products while living together in California during quarantine, they decided to take their stealth skincare sampling to the next level.
I’m a highly anxious person, whose brain turns every minor issue into a full-blown catastrophe. Over the years, I’ve grown accustomed to friends rolling their eyes at my latest concern-of-the-day. But when my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 58, loved ones treated it like another one of my “silly” problems. Instead of
For years, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was known as the “five little kings,” given the $35 billion budget the board wields and, of course, the fact that they were all men. Just five supervisors wield power over the nation’s most populous county, which more than 10 million residents—or one-quarter of the state’s
Confession: Before 2020, I wasn’t a great hugger. With the exception of a few people, I didn’t love hugging either. (Imagine what a hug might look like from someone who has a Larry David-esque skepticism toward social rituals with the body language of Bella Swan, and it’s probably not far off.) …And yet, months into
We always thought 2020 would bring flying cars, robot butlers, and beauty products that do almost all the work for you. And after more than 600 brands submitted their most unique and futuristic launches for our second annual Future of Beauty breakthroughs, it turns out that even without airborne vehicles or AI that can pick
Last year, we highlighted eight people, places, and purposes shaking up the beauty industry as we knew it. But, as we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other. Despite the circumstances, many people and brands stepped forward with monumental initiatives that helped restore our faith in good ideas and good people. Behold, our
Illustration by Cassie Skoras My husband and I had always planned on having two children. We had discussed it even before we got married. Not one, not three, but two; two was perfect. We were so certain of our plans that we made sure to look for a house that would fit our future brood.
Beauty loot is a surefire crowd-pleaser around the holidays, but when you’re shopping for that one friend who speaks makeup as a second language, your task becomes a bit more intimidating. You know the type: they never sign on to a video call without a full face, and they’ve got the lowdown on the most
Alo Yoga is the latest brand to join the beauty game. Known for its celeb-favorite yoga pants and ethical practices, the Los Angeles-based company has launched Alo Glow System, a new skincare line, out today. Following the brand’s holistic approach, the collection is botanical-based, vegan, cruelty-free, and made clean in California. The line spotlights the
Ever wish you could just copy/paste the virtual carts of the experts who really know what they’re doing when it comes to shopping for beauty products? Well, we leaned into that nosiness and started a series dedicated to the shopping lists of some of the country’s top beauty experts. This week, we’re asking a dermatologist
Frazer HarrisonGetty Images Celebrities typically stick to the usual glowing skin selfie or OOTD or promotion for an upcoming project. But last week, nestled in between a glossy magazine cover shoot and a parody video, Keke Palmer got real with her 10 million Instagram followers. Sharing a close-up photo on Instagram, Palmer shared her experience
You can’t talk about crystals, veganism, palo santo, or herbs without giving allegiance and recognition to those who have built principles and rituals around those topics. Before it became a thriving category in the beauty industry, wellness was and is rooted in food. And on the new VICE TV show, Counter Space, host, chef, and
2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. USED UNDER LICENSE Hello Kitty and I have the same blood type. If you’re wondering, “why do you know this, Margaux?” The answer should be obvious: I’m obsessed (like, really obsessed) with the world that Sanrio has spent over 40 years building around London-living Kitty White (that’s Hello Kitty’s given name).
It’s a breezy Monday afternoon in October, and I’ve already got Jennifer Hudson riled up. Hudson is speaking with as much passion as her Dreamgirls character Effie telling—er, sangin’ to—her lover that, hell or high water, she’s staying with him. Given the tense political climate at the time, you’d be forgiven if you eavesdropped on
For West Coast rapper Saweetie, mornings are important. On today’s episode of Waking Up With, the “Icy Girl” herself shows us how she starts her day with a natural deodorant hack, positive affirmations, and a multitude of massages. “If mental’s not good, if the skin’s not good, the body’s not good, then Saweetie don’t work,”
It’s no surprise that the holiday season is looking a little different this year. With social distancing and working from home still in practice in many places, it can be hard to drum up holiday cheer. But where there’s a will there’s a way—and we found a pretty fun way. In lieu of group holiday
Bloom Profumo di Fiori Eau de Parfum Spray Jodie Turner-Smith’s juggle is a familiar one for working parents—she just put down her newborn daughter for a nap before jumping on our call. “Oh, my God,” says the actress, who recently moved to the east coast from California. “It’s so mad over here.” That’s more true
As the founder of her beauty brand, Nyakio Grieco—who founded Nyakio™️ Beauty—knows a thing or two about underrepresentation. Black beauty founders rarely get shelf space in popular retailers or are sometimes relegated to spaces often overlooked or ignored by shoppers. So Grieco and Patrick Herning (founder and CEO of e-commerce platform 11 Honoré) came up