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M.A.C’s ‘Naughty Nauticals’; Nail-Polish Chemicals to Avoid

The colors of M.A.C’s new cosmetics collection.Photo: M.A.C Cosmetics


• M.A.C seldom disappoints us: Their Naughty Nauticals collection comes out Thursday, May 1, and we’re already itching for the Buoy-O-Buoy nude lipstick and the Pandemonium frosty-gunmetal shade of shadow. [Temptalia]

• Nail polish might contain crappy ingredients (kinda why it smells bad, ya know?), but you should avoid polishes with certain chemicals, including resin, camphor, ethyl acetate, and formaldehyde resin. You want your nails to be healthy, right? [All Lacquered Up]

• The people behind the new Kerastase Resistance keep sending us press releases about how this product really does fix damaged hair. But look here, flatiron addicts: We’ve found someone who says it works. [Allure Beauty Reporter]

• Kooba-bag designer Abbe Held uses Biolage Curl-Defining Crème, since she doesn’t have time to blow-dry. Which is good, because if she blew her hair straight, then she’d end up with damaged hair and have to buy the above product. [Daily Obsession]

• L’Oréal is fighting Zotos International (part of Shiseido) for trademark infringement. Apparently, the Redken bottle’s skyscraper shape is too similar for comfort. [WWD]

• The $85 Regency 120 Papaya Coconut travel shaving set from Whish promises the perfect shave, but it didn’t measure up to its hype. The shaving brush broke the second time this tester tried it. [Product Girl]

M.A.C’s ‘Naughty Nauticals’; Nail-Polish Chemicals to Avoid