Celebeauty: Lil Uzi Vert gets a US$24 million pink diamond implanted on his forehead, Megan Thee Stallion's beauty radiates from within
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In case you missed it: Megan Thee Stallion is probably our favourite celebrity...ever. Ahead, find out exactly why we say so, along with more of the biggest beauty headlines from this week.
Megan Thee Stallion's Barbie hair has us reeling...
The mind behind this absolutely incredible hair moment is Thee Stallion's go-to hair artist, Kellon Deryck. On the process behind those incredible pastel flowers, the stylist said: "I created these vibrant flowers on Megan Thee Stallion’s Barbie inspired look by making flower stencils in multiple sizes to use as a guide, then hand painting using @guytang_mydentity color."
"I let the color air dry to preserve the brightness, then finished the look with the @guytang_mydentity #MyStardust shine spray to really enhance the vibrancy of the colors and #MyControl hairspray for a flexible, but strong hold."
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...and so does this heather-toned get-up
Firstly, Thee Stallion's '40s-esque hairdo has us lost for words. From the perfectly laid edges to her incredible candy-floss purple, you can colour us obsessed. Next, this lipstick-shaped manicure is our new favourite celeb nail moment: The rapper's mix of starry and hexagonal motifs in beautiful pinks is a perfectly versatile nail art for any occasion.
The four-time Grammy nominee sported this purple look during her appearance on The Ellen Show, and while her look did a lot of the talking, her actions spoke volumes. In case you didn't know, the 25-year-old is actually pursuing her bachelor's degree in Health Administration at Texas Southern University, despite her phenomenal musical success. While on the show, the honour roll student explained her plans for her degree moving forward, "I just watched my grandmother take care of my great-grandmother and it really inspired me to have my own assisted living facility."
In addition, Thee Stallion took the opportunity to spread her fortune with frontline nurse, Jamelmenique Hoy. Together, Thee Stallion and Ellen surprised Hoy with USD50,000 to help the Texas-based nurse repay her student loans. Now that's what we call influencing.
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Lil Uzi Vert's new piercing is...bold
Contrary to popular belief, the stone isn't actually implanted in the rapper's forehead—rather, it is a piercing. Luis Garcia, the vice president of the Association of Professional Piercers, explained the piercing to Yahoo Life: "It looks like he has what we would call a vertical bridge piercing, as in the bridge of the nose. That would be an actual piercing with a staple shape barbell that enters at one point, exits at another, and then the big diamond attaches to that bar on the front," says Garcia. "It’s a piercing, while obviously not super common in typical circles, it’s fairly common in piercing circles. ...Definitely not with a giant $24 million diamond on it. But it’s something that gets done."
Fans of the rapper had some truly top-tier comments about the piercing, with one Marvel fan comparing the star to Thanos: "My guy wearing the last infinity stone".
Gigi Hadid shows us how much her hair has grown
The new mum has clearly not had an opportunity to head to the salon yet with her new set of duties (and the ongoing pandemic), but it's hardly worth complaining about. Hadid shared a snap of her unbelievably long tresses (and her bafflingly flat postpartum belly), and she looks like an actual mermaid.
Ariana Grande launches a comic book along with her R.E.M. perfume
The Grammy award-winning singer announced this limited-edition drop on Instagram earlier this week. The bundle contains a bottle of Grande's R.E.M. fragrance (released last year) and a cute comic book. The comic was scripted by @terryblas, with cover art by @artbycheyne and interior art by @atomic_demon_art.
The oriental vanilla fragrance features delightful top notes of zefir, caramel, salt, fig and quince, floral middle notes of lavender and pear blossom, and rich base notes of tonka bean, musk and sandalwood.
Kylie Jenner's checkered French mani is perfect for springtime
If you're bored of your regular run-of-the-mill french manis, the controversial Jenner sister has some delightful inspo for you. This multi-coloured checkered nail set is fun, fresh, and totally wearable on any nail length, thanks to the lengthening diagonal design.
Alexa Chung channels every My Chemical Romance fan circa the '00s with her new manicure
The deep, nearly pitch-black red hue on Chung's nails is every emo girl's dream—all the fashion designer is missing is an MCR tee and a pair of ripped fishnets, eh? Unfortunately, judging by Chung's stylish but consistent signature look, we highly doubt that pipe dream will come to fruition.
For now, we will simply remain impressed at her knack for DIY manicures! That's right—the manicure is the work of the Next In Fashion host herself. Just look at her story; she won't stop going on about it, apparently.
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