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Stila On the Road Palette Nordstrom Exclusive
An exclusive makeup palette contains five eye shadows, which can be applied wet or dry, plus a convertible color for lips and cheeks to add the finishing touches to your look. Small enough to tuck inside a pocket or place inside your handbag, the palette also contains a how-to face chart and a mirror to achieve a complete look any time, any place.

Only $14, available exclusively at Nordstrom.com

 


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Shocking Time Magazine cover shows mother breastfeeding her 4 year old.

If you’ve turned on your computer today, and done much browsing at all, then chances are you’ve stumbled upon Time Magazine’s provocative new cover, showing a woman breastfeeding her nearly 4-year-old son.

In it’s May 21 issues, Time Magazine delves head first into a two-decade-long parenting debate that has boiled over in the past couple months. Journalist Kate Pickert researches the trend in attachment parenting, a set of techniques made popular by Dr. William Sears in “The Baby Book”.

In the article, Pickert explores who Sears is and why controversy surrounds his theories — specifically baby-wearing, extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping — but it’s TIME’s photographs of real mothers breastfeeding their toddlers that has everyone talking. (Scroll down for reactions on Twitter.)

The cover shows Jamie Lynne Grumet, a slim blonde 26-year-old California mom, breastfeeding her 3-year-old son. TIME photographer Martin Schoeller also shot three other families on the same day.

“When you think of breast-feeding, you think of mothers holding their children, which was impossible with some of these older kids,” Schoeller said in an interview on TIME.com. “I liked the idea of having the kids standing up to underline the point that this was an uncommon situation.”

One notable mom who follows Dr. Sears’s advice does not make an appearance in Pickert’s piece. Actress Mayim Bialik, who recently published her memoir “Beyond The Sling”, is a vocal advocate for attachment parenting and recently came under fire for writing about breastfeeding her own 3-year-old. While Bialik ignited big discussions about how much is too much when it comes to motherhood, TIME’s story is elevating the conversation to a national debate.

The usual questions that come up when mothers are called out for breastfeeding in public (which happens often) include: Is breastfeeding indecent? Or natural? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all mothers breastfeed for a full year — or longer if the mother so chooses, so how can we shame women who are just following the advice of the country’s foremost medical establishment?

There is no doubt that the TIME cover strikes the public as shocking. But, as Pickert points out, the women featured are at one extreme end of this always-controversial discussion. On the other end, she says, are mothers who “endorse the idea of maternal closeness (who doesn’t?) but think Sears is out of his mind.” And the writer goes on:

“A third category includes mothers caught in the middle. These parents try to achieve Sears’ ideal of nursing, baby wearing and co-sleeping but fall short for some reason and find themselves immobilized by their seeming parental inadequacy. They suffer from what two New York City parenting consultants call “posttraumatic Sears disorder.”

Her point, in writing the in-depth profile of Sears, seems to be that there are many parents out there left wondering what’s right, what’s wrong — and most important — what makes sense for their families.

What are your opinions on the matter? What do you think of Time’s cover? Or more specifically – where do you stand on breastfeeding?

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Rite Aid Nail Extravaganza

Bold blue, funky French, ombre glitter and sherbet-y pastels – sounds likes a celebration, right? Grab your cuticle pusher and buffing block because it’s Nail Extravaganza time!

Rite Aid is looking to you and your readers to participate in the first ever Search for the Rite Aid Nail Enthusiast. The winner will receive a $1,000 Rite Aid gift card, a feature in an upcoming Rite Aid email, plus the opportunity to be the new face of nails sharing nail tips, designs and advice with other nail enthusiasts.

Search for Rite Aid Nail Enthusiast
· Top prize = $1,000 Rite Aid gift card andstatus as the new face of nails
· Submissions accepted 5/10 – 5/25 on http://riteaidnails.com
· Judges: Essie Weingarten (Essie Nail Expert), Suzi Weiss (OPI nail expert) and Julie G. (Jesse’s Girl nail expert)
· Exclusive offers on the Rite Aid Facebookpage: http://facebook.com/riteaid
· In store offer: $10 +UP Reward after spending $30 on nail polish or nail art between May 6 – June 2 and June 3 – June 23

Send your most creative nail designs to http://riteaidnails.com from May 10 – May 25. Be sure to include an original picture of the nail design, along with a design name and description. We’ll then have a panel of influential nail judges choose 10 finalists who will move to the next round. The judges are none other than Essie Weingarten (Essie Nail Expert), Suzi Weiss (OPI nail expert) and Julie G. (Jesse’s Girl nail expert). Insider tip: These fabulous judges are looking for originality, creativity and visual appeal, so show us what you got!

Prizes:

The 10 finalists will receive a nail care kit filled with goodies from everyone’s favorite nail brands (including Coty, L’Oreal, Revlon, Jesse’s Girl and Essie, just to name a few). The finalists will have to use the kit to create a brand new nail design. The public will vote on their favorite design during the grand prize voting period, and the finalist with the highest number of votes will be deemed the winner!

  • For exclusive nail tips and coupons check out Rite Aid’s Facebook page.
  • Want more chances to win a nail care kit? Follow Rite Aid on Twitter and Pinterest.
  • Don’t forget to visit us in store between May 6 – June 2 and June 3 – June 23 to get a $10 +UP Reward after spending $30 on nail polish or nail art.

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Brad Pitt officially named the face of Chanel No. 5 – here is the first image of Brad from Chanel!

Earlier this morning I covered a story from E! News, claiming Brad Pitt was being named the new face of Chanel No. 5, and now we’re getting the official press release from Chanel confirming the news!

Chanel has released this “official” image of Brad Pitt, confirming the deal.

Ooh, la la! C’est Brad! Brad Pitt’s famous mug has landed him a major deal unrelated to blockbuster films — a spokesmodel deal with Chanel.

“Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for CHANEL No. 5,” the brand said in a release.

The Chanel deal mark two firsts: it’s the 48-year-old actor’s debut beauty spokesmodel gig and the brand’s first time having a man represent its famously iconic women’s scent that launched back in the 1920s.

Pitt follows in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman, who starred in the short film No. 5 The Film in 2004 and Audrey Tautou who has held the spot as the scent’s visage since 2008.

Now, let’s all gossip about how much money Brad will make off the deal. You KNOW it was well into the 7 figure range. I can’t wait to see the print ads!

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