I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is enjoying the holiday season! A few things went down in the beauty world right before Christmas: Bobbi Brown announced she is leaving her eponymous beauty brand; 88-years-fabulous Baddie Winkle was named a new face of Urban Decay; and we said goodbye to Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was known more for her husbands and witty sayings than for actually doing anything. Kind of like a mid-20th century Kardashian. And no, I didn’t forget about Carrie Fisher. Without further delay, here is the final Fabulous Links for 2016!
Bobbi Brown announced she is stepping away from her brand to pursue other projects. Bobbi brought us “no-makeup” makeup, and urged women to embrace their natural beauty. I’m sad she is leaving, but I can’t wait to see what she does next. (WWD) My friend Alyssa is a beauty editor who actually had her makeup done by Bobbi! Here’s her post for Town & Country magazine about it. (Town & Country)
Baddie Winkle is an 88-year-old Instagram sensation who was just named a Monthly Muse for Urban Decay. When I’m 88, I hope I’m bad-ass like Baddie! UD’s slogan is Beauty With an Edge. I say, Beauty Never Loses Its Edge. You can follow Baddie on Insta at @baddiewinkle (Allure)
Zsa Zsa Gabor passed away on December 18. She was famous just for being famous before it became a thing. And almost 50 years before Kylie Jenner launched her Lip Kits, Zsa Zsa had her own line of makeup and skin care. (New York Times) As a woman who had been married nine times, she had plenty of thoughts on love and life. Marie Claire collected 35 of her best quotes. (Marie Claire)
Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, after suffering a heart attack on an airplane. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was one of the first celebrities who made it OK to talk about mental illness, before Brooke Shields, Kristen Bell, and Demi Lovato. (New York Times)
Her most iconic role was, of course, Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. As the New York Times put it, Leia was a “damsel who could very much deal with her own distress.” Leia’s famous “side buns” hairstyle became an early symbol of feminism and female empowerment. She rocked the look while battling Imperial Stormtroopers and leading the Rebel Alliance. Why wouldn’t it be the coolest? (Allure) I may have to Netflix some early Star Wars this weekend!
This month, I took the 25 Days of Christmas Photo a Day Challenge on Instagram, courtesy of blogger and shutterbug extraordinaire LaShawn Wiltz of Everyday Eyecandy. I posted pics daily inspired by Christmas- and holiday-themed prompts, using the hashtag #eyecandyholidaychallenge. I’ll do separate post on here with the best ones.
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