Ready yourself for those lazy, hazy days and hot, hot nights, because summer weather has all but settled. Before you head off on your warm-weather adventures, make sure your wardrobe’s up to speed. The 52 outfit ideas in this gallery will help take the guesswork out of getting dressed this summer and will last you all season. All of the styling inspiration you could ever need, ahead.
At the risk of sounding dramatic, Sephora’s Spring Bonus sale is one of the best things that happens all year. For beauty obsessives and casual shoppers alike, no one can turn down up to 20 percent off everything in Sephora, if only for the chance to stock up on the things you know and love. So, you could do that—or you could go with the “why the hell not, this happens once a year” mind-set, and take home whatever it is that you’ve been coming back to for your last five Sephora visits.
VIB Rouge members (shoppers who spend $1,000 each year) are getting early access starting today (April 26), with everything 20 percent off when you use the code HEYROUGE. For regular VIB members (people who spend at least $350 per year), the sale runs from May 2 through May 6, with 15 perfect off storewide. Anyone who’s a Beauty Insider (it’s free, you just have to sign up) can get 10 percent off everything, also from May 2 through May 6.
The options are endless, and we mean that almost literally, since nearly everything in the store gets the discount. If that’s just too much and you’re overwhelmed, our editors got you. Scroll on for what we’ll be shopping for.
Launching a new beauty brand in 2019 requires a different sort of preparedness than it would have, say, two years ago. The bar is significantly higher than its ever been, thanks largely in part to Fenty’s then unprecedented 40 shade range debut, along with the growing momentum and real life impact of social media, where everyday consumers and vloggers rich in digital capital alike are calling out disparities within the industry.
It’s an important moment in the beauty world without a doubt, as we watch companies new and old scrambling to catch up to new inclusive standards. But it shouldn’t be mistaken for a moment that can sustain itself without continual momentum forward, where the goal shifts from simply meeting the bar to surpassing it. Otherwise, doesn’t inclusivity become just another buzzword?
It’s a question that weighed heavily on Sharon Chuter, a Nigerian-born, London-based former LVMH executive and all-around industry veteran. So much so, that she decided to push the conversation further herself. Today, she launches Uoma Beauty—a self-proclaimed Afropolitan cosmetics line and Ulta Beauty’s answer to Fenty—with an ambitious 51 foundation shades right out of the gate. Accompanied by a solid lineup of bold lipsticks, highly-pigmented glosses, liners, concealers and more in weighted, Insta-ready packaging, the newcomer is sure to shake the table.
“I was very excited when Fenty launched, because it came in and really made a statement within the industry,” Chuter tells Glamour. “But it infuriated me when I saw other brands just waking up. It was like, is this it? Is this the best we can do? It was really reminiscent of when this happened in the nineties. Iman Cosmetics had this whole inclusive revolution and it lasted for a few years, but then it died down, and things went back to the way it was.”
Uoma—which means “beautiful” in the Nigerian language Igbo—is set on picking up the torch, and stretching the understanding of what true inclusivity and representation means in the beauty industry today. It’s a mission evident in the brand’s DNA, from the models cast in its first campaign to the product names that pay homage to culturally impactful women, like Angela Davis and Nina Simone. And its especially evident in the way Chuter and her team approached the products themselves.
While more and more brands are routinely adding new extended shades to their already existing foundation collections, Uoma has created entirely unique formulations for different of skin tones. This means that you’ll find the 51 shades split up into six distinct “skin kins,” each made up of active ingredients meant to address the specific needs of each group. Straddling the lines of makeup and skin care, the deeper shades have ingredients meant to help with hyperpigmentation, while fair shades are packed with ingredients to address and calm hypersensitivity and redness. For my rich tan complexion, the shades within my skin kin had been formulated with ingredients like white tea and berry extracts to combat mild hyperpigmentation and oily/combination skin—two issues I’ve dealt with at length for years.
The best part about this for me (aside from, you know, the accuracy) was how easy this system made finding the right shade. After determining I fell within the Bronze Venus skin kin, I was able pick my perfect match out of a much smaller, hyper-nuanced shade range broken down by undertones. The color was spot on. But as for the wear? I was skeptical.
I’m not a usual fan of liquid foundation (I hate the weighted feeling it leaves on my skin), even though this formula is adjustable coverage. But the Uoma Say What?! foundation ($39) really stays true to its claims of feeling weightless and breathable throughout the day, which allowed me to relish in all of the benefits of fuller coverage—blurred pores! Softened fine lines!—while acting and feeling like a second skin.
The first trailer for the film dropped on Friday, April 26. Titled Murder Mystery, it centers on a New York City police officer (Sandler) who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European vacation. While on the flight they meet a mysterious, handsome stranger (Luke Evans) who has connections to some very rich, powerful, and famous people. He invites Sandler and Aniston’s characters to spend the weekend on a billionaire’s yacht—but when said billionaire winds up dead, they become the prime suspects. Thus, a murder mystery is born.
This is the second time Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are teaming up for a project. The actors first joined forces in 2011’s Just Go With It, which had Sandler playing a plastic surgeon who enlists his assistant (Aniston) to pose as his ex-wife in order to impress a much younger woman (Brooklyn Decker). Though that movie wasn’t well-received by critics, it did prove Aniston and Sandler have some great comedic chemistry.
You can see this clearly, again, in the trailer for Murder Mystery. These two minutes alone confirm we’re in for a hijinks-filled rollercoaster. Check out the teaser for yourself, below:
This is Aniston’s second film for Netflix. She made her debut on the streaming platform in Dumplin‘, a feel-good comedy about the fraught relationship between a former beauty queen and her plus-size daughter (played impeccably by Danielle Macdonald). Up next for her after Murder Mystery is the Apple limited series The Morning Show, which also stars Reese Witherspoon.
Sandler, meanwhile, has appeared in several Netflix originals, including The Week Of, Sandy Wexler, The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6.
Murder Mystery arrives on Netflix June 14. Let the countdown begin.
A few weeks ago, I was talking with a friend of mine about a new wrinkle in her work schedule. Normally, she worked from home on Tuesdays and was able to crank through most of her emails while her two young children took their afternoon naps. Recently, though, the older child had dropped her nap altogether, and my friend found herself—a woman who hadn’t even owned a TV most of her adult life—turning on Peppa Pig for her daughter every afternoon for an hour and a half. (For the uninitiated, Peppa Pig is a British cartoon about a pig and her animal friends.) “It’s not ideal,” she said. “But what else can I do?”
As it turns out, my friend is violating a recommendation from the venerable World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations focused on public health. According to a recent report from the WHO, children between the ages of one and four should spend no more than 60 minutes per day on screens. (“Less is better,” the report cautions.) For children under 12 months, “screen time is not recommended.” A New York Times article about the WHO report acknowledges that “there is limited data on the short- and long-term effects” that exposure to screens even has on children, but cites Dr. David Hill, a pediatrician and the author of a 2018 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics that urges no screen time other than video-chatting for kids under 18 months. Hill tells the Times that the WHO appears to be “applying the precautionary principle, and saying: ‘If we don’t know that it’s good, and there’s any reason to believe it’s bad, why do it?’”
Well, I’ll tell you why: To get dinner ready without screaming kids hanging on your legs. To work, like my friend is doing, so that she can be present with her family for the rest of the day. To tend to a sick relative who lives with you. To take a shower, make coffee, schedule a doctor’s appointment, take a work call, text your best friend, or do absolutely anything that can give you a break from the omnipresent need-fulfillment that is parenting young children.
There are hundreds of reasons that can explain why a parent may give their child more than 60 minutes of screen time on a given day, but the bogeyman of the prematurely obese, TV-addicted toddler, who also has the attention span of a small rodent, has developed so fast that few have paused to consider what the people who peddle it are really afraid of. Like the fear of the trumped-up “welfare queen” before it, this new “abundance of caution” has its roots in classism and racism rather than facts.
Of course no reasonable person believes that all constraints on screen time are bad, especially for children. It’s good for kids to get exercise! It’s good for kids to learn to play with others, use their imaginations, and even get bored. When I was a kid, we were limited to an hour per day of daily screen use—and this was back when modems took, like, 10 minutes to connect to the internet! I’m glad I had to make up activities to fill my time, or I’d have spent it all reading Hanson fan fiction and talking to my crushes on AIM. But now, as a parent myself, I can see why the WHO’s recommendations seem draconian and out of touch with reality. My son is only one, but already his attention is easily captured by screens, which we rarely have on in our home. According to the WHO, he shouldn’t even know what a screen is at his tender young age. Should I be questioning all the episodes of Parenthood I watched while nursing? Or the Golden State Warriors games we occasionally have on in the background?
It’s Melania Trump‘s birthday, and the White House decided to celebrate by posting a photo of her on social media. “Happy Birthday, @FLOTUS,” the White House wrote on its official Instagram and Twitter pages.
But of course the Internet couldn’t let well enough alone. People on Twitter immediately started turning the photo WH chose into memes. To be fair, the pic was an…interesting choice. It’s of Trump sitting on the far end of a couch, alone, as dozens of paparazzi take her picture. There wasn’t a cute headshot the White House could have posted? A candid? Just this couch photo?
Check it for yourself below. I’m not surprised the memes are rolling in.
Here are just a few (very funny) examples.
This isn’t the first time Melania Trump‘s been at the center of a White House meme. Remember over the holidays, when people were freaking out over the red Christmas trees the Trumps picked as decorations? Those memes still slay me, TBH.
According to People, Donald Trump said last year he didn’t get a birthday present for Melania because he was too busy.
“Well, I better not get into that because I may get in trouble” the president said on Fox & Friends, per People. “Maybe I didn’t get her so much. I tell you what, she has done — I got her a beautiful card. You know, I’m very busy to be running out looking for presents, okay! But I got her a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers.” He did, however, give Melania a shout-out in an email campaign. “Melania is my rock and foundation, and I wouldn’t be the man I am today without her by my side,” he wrote at the time last year.
If you’re considering an abortion, you’re probably wondering, how much does an abortion cost? Of all the complex factors that prevent women from accessing their constitutional right to an abortion, it seems like the price of the procedure should be one of the easiest things to understand but even that can be tricky.
The cost for an abortion depends on variety of circumstances, including how far along a woman is in her pregnancy, as well as where she lives, her insurance, and what type of abortion is performed: a surgical abortion or medication abortion (more on those in a minute.) Here’s how to understand abortion costs.
How Much Does a Surgical Abortion Cost?
During the first trimester, surgical abortions use gentle suction to remove a pregnancy from the uterus. (This is also called a vacuum aspiration or an aspiration abortion.) The in-clinic procedure, can cost up to $1,500 without any insurance coverage. Later in pregnancy, the medical standard for abortion care is a surgical abortion utilizing a procedure called dilation and evacuation, or D & E, which can be more expensive. Where you get a surgical abortion is also a major factor, as hospitals tend to cost more than a clinic.
How Much is an Abortion Pill?
The second type of abortion is a medication abortion (which is not the same as the morning after pill). This type of abortion uses a combination of two pills to stop the growth of the pregnancy and then trigger the emptying of your uterus. On average, women pay $504 for an early medication abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Does Insurance Cover Abortion Costs?
Yes, but it depends on your coverage. Some insurance companies cover elective abortion at least in part if your abortion is performed by a physician who is in-network for your insurance. But coverage is increasingly under threat. Since 2010 26 states restrict abortion coverage in plans offered through the insurance exchange, 22 states restrict abortion coverage in insurance plans for public employees, and 11 states have laws limiting insurance coverage of abortion in all private insurance plans, including those that are offered through the health insurance exchanges that were established under the federal health care reform law.
The best way to figure out if your insurance will help cover the procedure is to call them directly and ask about the specifics of your plan.
Does Medicaid Cover Abortion Costs?
Medicaid, the insurance program jointly run by the states and the federal government for those below a certain income level, covers abortion only in situations of rape, incest, or life endangerment—and while all states have to accept Medicaid in these circumstances, not all clinics are Medicaid providers.
Does Planned Parenthood Do Abortions for Free?
Planned Parenthood is a clinic, and as such, fees are associated with an abortion. Fees are calculated on an income-based sliding scale but the group will work with you to find a solution you can afford.
“If you can’t afford an abortion, there are resources to help,” says Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, chief medical officer at Planned Parenthood of Maryland. “The health center staff (at your local Planned Parenthood) be able to let you know if there are resources available to you. The National Network of Abortion Funds can help fund abortions—they have a network of funds in each state.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced that he was entering the 2020 presidential race on April 25. The same day he declared his candidacy, the Biden team shared that Biden had recently spoken with Anita Hill, an attorney and professor at Brandeis University, who testified during Justice Clarence Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearings that Thomas had sexually harassed her. Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time, and criticism of how he treated Hill has followed him ever since—particularly in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Justice Brett Kavanaugh last fall.
“They had a private discussion where he shared with her directly his regret for what she endured and his admiration for everything she has done to change the culture around sexual harassment in this country,” Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told the New York Times about Biden and Hill’s recent call.
For Hill, though, the apology was too little too late. “I cannot be satisfied by simply saying, ‘I’m sorry for what happened to you,’” Hill told the Times. “I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose.”
“The focus on apology, to me, is one thing, but there needs to be an apology to the other witnesses and there needs to be an apology to the American public because we know now how deeply disappointed Americans around the country were about what they saw,” she continues. “And not just women. There are women and men now who have just really lost confidence in our government to respond to the problem of gender violence.”
Hill also shared her concern over the recent accusations of inappropriate conduct against Biden by multiple women.
This isn’t the first time Biden has expressed regret about Hill’s testimony. At Glamour‘s 2017 Women of the Year Summit, Biden said, “I’m so sorry that she had to go through what she went through. I’m confident he did what she asserted. I believed in Anita. I voted against Clarence Thomas.” A few days after that, Hill spoke with the Washington Post about his apology. When asked if she accepted it, Hill replied, “Some part of it. But I still don’t think it takes ownership of his role in what happened. And he also doesn’t understand that it wasn’t just that I felt it was not fair. It was that women were looking to the Senate Judiciary Committee and his leadership to really open the way to have these kinds of hearings. They should have been using best practices to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women’s equality. And they did just the opposite.”
Even with all the celebrity inspiration, video tutorials, and top-of-the-line products out there geared toward helping you achieve those perfect, just-stepped-off-the-beach waves, it’s still—let’s be real—not always easy to use a curling iron. No matter what kind of iron you use, there’s always some kind of learning curve that goes into figuring the right way to hold the barrel, how high to set the temperature to, and how long to hold the curl in for—and that’s assuming you’ve got the best curling iron to start with.
So for everyone out there who feels more like an eighties prom queen than Blake Lively after they curl their hair, we asked Javan Stone, senior stylist at Spoke & Weal in Los Angeles, to help pinpoint what could be going wrong. Because sometimes the easiest way to learn how to do something is to learn what not to do. Here, his quick-but-effective rundown of curling iron red flags—all tailored for your hair type and the look you’re going for. Here’s to finally mastering how to curl your hair, once and for all.
Mistake #1: Assuming that a bigger iron = better beach waves
People often think the bigger the curling iron, they beachier the waves. Not true. “If the iron is too big for your hair length, it’s just going to be a pain to use,” says Stone. You can always brush through tighter curls to make them relax.
Mistake #2: Saving hairspray for the very end
If you do, you’ll run more of a risk that your hair will fall flat. “Spray your hair with a light- to firm-hold hairspray like Aveda Air Spray or Control Force to prep it, and also while you set your curls,” Stone says. “This is especially important if your hair is resistant to curls.” Also, steer clear of hair oil. It’ll weigh down your waves.
Mistake #3: Using the wrong heat setting for your hair type
“If you have processed hair, keep the heat a little lower, but if you have healthy hair, feel free to turn it up,” says Stone. “The hotter the temperature, the better it’ll set your hair.” But proceed with caution: Use a heat protectant.
Mistake #4: Not using different wrapping techniques
This might seem like a no-brainer, but different types of waves and curls require you to wrap your hair around the barrel differently. “If you want an old-school glamour curl, you want all your hair around the barrel,” Stone explains. “If you want modern, messier waves, leave the ends out and start lower down on your head.” This is also where an iron with a clip can come in handy (to help hold the ends in) whereas a rod iron will help to keep the ends out and loose. (For more on messy waves, read our how-to here.)
Mistake #5: Not paying attention to the angle at which you’re holding the iron while you curl
“If you want more volume, heat the root of your hair first and hold the iron perpendicular to the section (i.e., at a right angle) you’re curling,” Stone says. It should be straight off your head. “If you don’t want volume, hold the iron straight down instead.”
Mistake #6: Holding the iron on your hair way too long
Drill it in your brain: You should hold an iron on your hair for only eight to 10 seconds max. “You can hold it a little bit longer if your hair is resistant to curls or you want a tighter wave,” Stone says. And make sure to hold each for a consistent amount of time. “Holding each section for a different amount of time or starting before the iron is hot enough will mess with the outcome,” he adds.
We’ve all been there: It’s Friday night and you’ve agreed to host a movie night, but no one can figure out what to watch. One tactic I tried when this happened to me was having all my guests write choices on slips of paper and we randomly drew from a bowl. The problem with that, though, is your friends with no taste might throw in some horrible selections—like Boogeyman II, which is what we ended up watching that night. (I learned you don’t need to see Boogeyman to figure out the plot. It’s pretty straightforward and…awful.)
The point is, don’t let this happen to you! There are plenty of fantastic movies out there to watch at your next gathering—and most of them are streaming on Netflix. Here are the best ones to ensure your movie night will be a success. And check back often: We’ll keep updating this list as more become available for streaming.