Fabulous Links of the Week

Pretty lavender (or hyacinth?) on The Highline

Hope everyone is keeping cool! Luckily, the beauty world hasn’t totally gone on vacation. In this week’s Fabulous Links, L’Oreal goes high tech, SkinOwl says good-bye to a hero product, and a 70-year-old Korean granny takes YouTube by storm!

L’Oreal and Perfect Corp. have announced a partnership allowing users of Perfect Corp.’s YouCam app to virtually “try on” products from all L’Oreal brands. Customers can then buy makeup through the app or in-store. If anyone tries the YouCam app, please let me know what you think. Am I missing out? (WWD)

SkinOwl announced this week the brand is discontinuing mangosteen oil, its original flagship product with a cult following that includes my mom. The good news is that company founder Annie Tevelin has a new launch in the works. (SkinOwl blog) You can see my original post about SkinOwl, and my interview with Annie, here.

Park Makrye is a 70-year-old grandmother in South Korea. She is also a social media star, posting YouTube videos dubbed Grandma’s Diary. In her videos, she is living life to the fullest, charming an entire country in the process. Companies such as Samsung and Lotte have been calling…

Park’s success is well deserved. Her father refused to send her to school because she was a girl. Then her husband accumulated debts and abandoned the family, leaving Park to pay off the creditors and raise their three kids. Through it all, she never lost her joie de vivre and sense of humor. We should all be so resilient. (Fox Business)

This week on the blog, I shared Part 2 and Part 3 from my Highline photo shoot. Next week I’ll have some beauty posts, I swear!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Check out the Q1 highlights here.

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