This week we're obsessed with ...
THIS NIGHT CREAM: Missed out a few crucial hours of slumber time over the weekend? Trust us, you're not the only one. The good news is this little miracle pot is designed for people exactly like us, and actually manages to add some much-needed vitality to even the most tired complexions. The latest member of the cult-like Eight Hour Cream team, this nighttime gel moisturiser ($59 for 45g) is jam-packed full of visage-loving ingredients - shea butter, vitamin E and exfoliating salicylic acid to name a few - feels super delicate, and boasts a calming lavender scent (we love getting the Eight Hour Cream feel with a fresh smell). So basically it re-energises tired skin while helping send us off to sleep... win.
THIS MOISTURISER: Sufficiently luxuriant, this is a good pick for those who switch moisturisers for winter. The cream is thick but not oily and absorbs quickly, leaving skin ever so slightly tacky – a great base to slather your BB cream on. Bonus: the formula includes Trilogy’s trademark rosehip oil, which makes your face smell like Turkish Delight. Win! <a href="http://www.trilogyproducts.com/products/vital-moisturising-cream-60ml/" target="_blank">$49.90 for 60ml.</a>
THIS FRONT ROW: David Duchovny (his daughter Madelaine - to his right), Michael J Fox (his wife Tracy Pollan - to his right) and only Bobby DeNiro (and his gorgeous wife Grace - to his right). The Stanley Cup NHL finals last week blew most basketball front rows (Bieber, Beyonce) out the window in terms of fantasy dinner party. It's safe to say MJ Fox and Grace Hightower are the most invested in the game.
PITBULL'S TIGHT WHITE CAPRIS: Forget the pyrotechnics, the fact they emerged from a giant globe, J-Lo's spangly green thing, or Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte's shiny blue thing. Oh no, the inanimate object that won the World Cup opening ceremony last week? Pitbull's mum-capris that were pulled up Erkel-style. Que caliente.
THESE BEAUTY CRAYONS: We have two words for these eyeshadow pencils - staying power. We use the deep brown shade to fill in the corner of our eyes for a smokey look ... we use the lighter gold, baby pink and silver all over our eyes and we've even begun to experiment with turquoise and purple (by putting just a tiny bit on the outer corners of our lids to give our eyeliner a bit of pop). They only cost $19.99 a piece (and will last ages if you just keep sharpening them with a normal thick eyeliner sharpener). One thing to note however, is that the pigment really doesn't move once stuck on peepers - so blend with haste dear readers.
THIS CAUTIONARY TALE: On why ice and heels don't mix:<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfN2FFsp7Mg" target="_blank"> watch and learn after the jump. </a>
MINAJ'S NEW LOOK: Nicki Minaj has been slowly de-Barbie-ing on the red carpet, and her new song Pills N Potions seems to be the final nail in bubblegum Nicki's coffin (we're getting TLC meets Wrecking Ball vibes from it). The music video - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7ld-3nZUxA" target="_blank">check it out here</a> - features Nicki with just a touch of makeup (well, heaps of makeup, but just subtly applied) and is all over quite norm core and free of pink or faux British accents. Although, there are still trippy bunny rabbits. The rapper still shows off her lyrical slickness with some raps in between croons, but overall this song is a relaxed ballad (and we like it).
This week we're obsessed with Nicki Minaj ditching Barbie-chic, a woman in heels falling over, Eight Hour Cream with a new relaxing scent and Christian Bale's secret father (there is no other explanation for that level of doppelganger).