Tuesday Web Candy

Daria NAILS. Way to go Katy Perry – SheFinds

Marchesa designs shirts for the New York Jets. My dad would be so proud – InStyle

So you’ve spotted your first gray hair…now what? – Allure

Super hero-inspired fashion picks – Style and Pepper Blog

Fun political-inspired products – TresSugar

Tips for taking better Instagram photos (also, follow me! @ItsJamieStone) – Refinery29

Another scathing story about American Apparel.  HOW is this company even still in business? – xoJane

My girl Jenn Falik breaks down her 5 rules for life on Amber’s blog – BeautyBloggingJunkie

Katy Perry’s New Hair (and awesome bracelet!)

I got a pitch Sunday morning letting me know that the oh-so-adorable Katy Perry wore a really awesome Stella & Dot bracelet (the Renegade Cluster bracelet, shown left) to a charity event in Los Angeles.

The bracelet is obviously very me but what I noticed immediately was Katy’s new super hot blondish/pink bob!  I mean…how cute is that cut?  If you know my hair history, you know that I’m not even a fan of short cuts on girls, most of the time, but this angled bob just suits Katy so well.  And I really love her color…I’m calling it “pink rehab.”  Enjoy.

Inspired By: Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”

So welcome to my new series- Inspired By.  The first edition?  Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” After watching the music video I’m still a little confused as to what a cupcake bikini has to do with California but nevertheless, it’s cute and fun…just like California.  Here’s my roundup…

Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Solid Perfume – This 100% vegan (so LA) solid perfume is an ode to the SoCal sun.  Its scent has a lemony hint but not overpowering, like Pledge.

Benefit California Kissin’ Lip Shine– Fact: LA is the land of the perfect smile.  This lip product combines sexy shine with West coast cool.  The aqua blue sheen actually makes teeth appear whiter and it can be worn alone or with your favorite lipstick or gloss.

h.wood Ruby Lip Shine Pot– What’s more Hollywood glam than red lips?  This little lip pot is packed with powerful ingredients like jojoba oil, coco butter and shea butter to help you get the perfect Hollywood pout.

Too Faced California In a Compact – Even though Katy Perry is what some might consider “white toast,” mostly everyone in California has a bit of the golden sun glow.  For us pale girls, we can resort to “California in a compact” which is much better for your skin anyway.

Smart Girls Who Surf SPF 30+ Sunblock– Besides waxing my board, applying sunblock is probably my number one priority when I’m surfing.  This specially made-for-surfers SPF 30 provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection in addition to good for you ingredients like green tea extract and Vitamins C and E.

Leslie Blodgett Santa Barbara Eau de Parfum Spray– I had my first Santa Barbara experience a few months back and it was a memorable one.  The website describes this scent as picturing yourself sipping a cool drink on the pier, staring off into the Santa Barbara sunset without a care in the world.  Le sigh.  Top notes include pepper, lemon, cassis and peach, which all sound delicious.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer in “Palm Springs,” Malibu Green” and “Downtown LA.”  Need I say more?  Three unique places in Los Angeles that are all fun and bring special qualities to California.

Contest Alert- win Katy Perry’s bike from her Proactiv commercial!

So one thing that’s definitely on my “list” is to buy a bicycle…everyone in LA (at least everyone by the beach) has one and it’s a great, fun way to exercise.  In comes Proactiv– the mega brand is giving away the bike that their spokesperson Katy Perry rides in her commercial – it’s super cute and all you have to do is “like” Proactiv’s facebook page and you can enter to win the white bike with aqua blue trim.  As a bonus, the bike will arrive with a very special California license plate signed by Katy.  Four other winners will receive a Proactiv product assortment package valued at $400!  Hurry up and enter- the deadline is June 1st.

Get the look: Katy Perry at the 2009 VMA’s

So at this point, pretty much everyone has at least seen Kanye’s little outburst on last night’s MTV VMA’s…however, Kanye and Taylor Swift aside, my favorite beauty look of the night was definitely Katy Perry.  Master makeup artist, Jake Bailey, did her look and here’s what he had to say…

The inspiration:

“Katy’s look was definitely inspired by her dress; she wore an outrageous metal spiked mesh mini by ‘The Blonds.’ The dress reminded me of a Gianni Versace book I have called ‘Rock and Royalty’ and the powerful iconic images in it. I wanted the eyes to evoke that type of decadent glamour and of course complement the sparkle of the dress with a little sparkle on the eyes.”

To get the look: 

“We used NARS Oil Free foundation as Katy’s base and a pink shimmer Blush for some glow. We kept the lips matte so the emphasis was on her eyes, but the definitely were not without color! For the carpet, Katy wore a matte coral and for her performance and after party, she wore a matte red. The eye look was done with black and gunmetal shadows, silver glitter and liquid liner. A great trick to wearing glitter like this, is to blend a little cream shadow onto the area where you want to place the glitter. You should do this once your eye makeup is finished. So as a last step, gently apply the glitter using your fingertip… just a little at a time in order to avoid a mess. Once finished use scotch tape to remove any excess glitter that may have fallen on the face. Press the tape gently into the skin and it picks it right up. Katy’s lashes were ultra long and gorgeous thanks to COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara.