Bath & Body Works 2019 Review, Best Scents, Candles

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Does hearing the phrase “Sun-Ripened Raspberry” suddenly transport you back to middle school, rocking pastel-colored butterfly hair clips and a mini backpack? If so, hi!—let’s be best friends, and also—I have big news: Bath & Body Works is cool again.

The beauty shop—technically it’s a *fragrance store* that keeps its shelves stocked with body lotions, scrubs, candles, and bath fizzes—never really went away. It opened its first store in Boston in 1990 and now has 1,721 U.S. outposts (and 259 international ones). But I’d forgotten all about my once-favorite beauty brand until I recently popped into a Bath & Body Works inside an actual mall. (They still exist, you guys.)

Oh, it was good.

Some context: Bath & Body Works was my gateway drug to beauty products. I saved up babysitting cash to get in on the crazy-good 3-for-$12 deals of Plumeria shower gel, body spray, and lotion—yum. The scent was distinctly floral, with maybe a hint of honeysuckle? Who cares? I just loved the way it smelled and doused myself before homeroom.

But then I grew up. I left behind fruit forward and overtly girly scents for the sexier, more sophisticated Dior perfume counter just a few mall doors down inside Macy’s. Somewhere in between, LUSH and Clinique replaced my middle school favorite beauty products and fragrances. Shout-out to Gap Heaven while we’re getting nostalgic.

Anyway, I was drawn into the 2019 incarnation of a Bath & Body Works storefront thanks to a, you guessed it, crazy-good advertised candle sale (clearly, I haven’t outgrown my teenage love of a deal). I was unexpectedly delighted. The storefront is still instantly recognizable, with its market-style displays designed with light wood paneling, basket and box displays of shower gel that look like a bountiful beauty harvest, and sinks for an all-the-things sensory experience.

And just like any iconic mall store (ahem, Auntie Anne’s) you can still smell it before you see it. Though the storefront design is much the same, what’s inside has changed. Bath & Body Works revamped its beauty goodies to appeal both to O.G. shoppers like me, who forgot how much they loved browsing and sniffing there, and the new noses and tastes of Generation Z. On my visit, the clientele ranged from elder millennials with Sephora bags stocking up on three-wick summer-scented candles to a group of high-school kids taking Snapchats with bath fizzys in front of the sink display.

As I sniffed and sampled my way around the perimeter, I clocked that Bath & Body Works updated their scents from the one-note Sun-Ripened Raspberry (technically still available as a retired fragrance online) to complex and chiiic-sounding cocktails of cactus blossoms and sandalwood musk. The once-basic packaging, with illustrated fruit, now looks as pretty—think minimalist feminine aesthetic—as anything I’ve seen at Nordstrom’s beauty counters. Do you require a Korean-inspired multi-step skincare routine? I do. Bath & Body Works has that now, too.

While Bath & Body Works won’t come right out and say they did a major fragrance overhaul, the brand did confirm via e-mail that they’ve used feedback from customers to launch trendy fragrances. Whatever they’re up to, it’s working. Sales last year reached $4.6 billion, up 11 percent, according to Business of Fashion.

Just check out the semi-annual sale shopping haul YouTube videos from Leah Van Wyk, a beauty blogger who is admittedly obsessed with Bath & Body Works. She got in on the beauty game thanks to their roll-on glitter: “In the ’90s they had a line for kids called Art Stuff which included a roll-on glitter that I was absolutely obsessed with,” Leah says. “It was melon-scented, smelled amazing.” Today, she’s graduated to hibiscus and ylang-ylang in the aromatherapy sleep line, tyvm.

The beauty goodies, fragrances, and candles have been injected with a dose of modern edge. They also took old-school classics and made them better. Take the re-imagined Gingham line as an example.

The scent is crisper and brighter than it was when plastic inflatable furniture was cool, when I considered it a “mom scent.” The packaging also got an upgrade—it looks fresh with cool blues and clean lines. I could totally see Gingham fitting in with Glossier and Milk on the makeup vanity of a beauty influencer.

Speaking of.

Alisha Marie, beauty influencer and host of the Pretty Basic podcast, relates to my nostalgic love of the brand and joy that it’s back and better than ever. She got hooked on Japanese Cherry Blossom at her local mall in the early aughts. Today, she’s back. She says, “I just love how cozy Bath & Body Works is! I prefer shopping in the store and mostly go during the fall and winter. Living in Southern California, where there aren’t dramatic seasons, it’s so nice to fill the house with a Leaves or Mahogany Teakwood candle. It’s sometimes the only thing that actually makes it feel like fall to me!” If you can’t smell the frosted lavender notes from the teakwood candle rn, are you even alive??

Last month, while visiting my parents in Wisconsin, I stopped at the mall closest to their house, specifically to shop at Bath & Body Works. Now that I’m back in the Bath & Body Works club, there’s space in my bathroom for their new products all-year round. (Right now, it’s the entire summery Beach line: toasted coconut notes infused into shea butter…ooh, I’m literally—but not, like, literally—always at sea. And when fall hits: the Champagne Apple and Honey body scrub, which I’ll have to try not to eat.) Only now I’m buying my bath fizzys on a debit card, not babysitting cash.

Rosa Parks and Sally Ride Are Officially Barbie Dolls

  • Rosa Parks and Sally Ride are now Barbie dolls!
  • The dolls are available through Barbie’s Inspiring Women series, which features historical heroines that have made an impact.

    Calling all Barbie collectors! Today is your lucky day because Mattel just announced that their Inspiring Women series, which pays tribute to heroines in history that have paved the way for little girls (and women, too), is getting a much needed update to their current roster.

    Mattel revealed that Rosa Parks and Sally Ride will be added to their Inspiring Women collector series. In case you need a refresher, Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights Movement icon in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and move to the pack of the bus, causing an entire boycott in the process. Sally Ride, on the other hand, became the first and youngest American woman to go to space back in 1983. Each doll in the Inspiring Women series will feature educational information about the women so little girls can be informed of what the doll stands for while playing—how cute!

    “As a brand that is dedicated to inspiring the limitless potential in every girl, Barbie is shining a spotlight on role models, historical and modern, to show them they can be anything,” senior vice president and global head of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, told HuffPost. “Both Sally Ride and Rosa Parks are changemakers, so these dolls celebrate their achievements, while also encouraging girls to challenge the status quo.”

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    Barbie’s Rose Parks doll.

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    The Inspiring Women series first launched on International Women’s Day last year, and includes other legendary women that have inspired change around the world. Frida Khalo, Mexican painting icon, and Katherine Johnson, American mathematician who contributed her studies to NASA, are the other two dolls in the series.

    Feel like adding some new dolls to your collection? Worry not, my friend. The Sally Ride doll is currently available for purchase now, while the Rosa Parks doll is available for pre-order and will become available on September 6. Happy collecting, y’all!

Chrissy Teigen Tweets About Stomach Virus, Refusing to Poop in Cup

  • Chrissy Teigen revealed on Twitter that she’s been suffering from a stomach virus for six weeks.
  • She revealed she stopped her antibiotics early because she started to feel better.
  • She also said her doctor wanted her to poop in a cup, but she refused, and now regrets it.

    The queen of Twitter is back at it again with another hilarious post. This time the topic is *drum roll please* poop. On Monday morning, Chrissy Teigen tweeted about her six-week-long stomach virus.

    The model and TV personality admitted that she stopped taking her antibiotics for the virus after starting to feel better. And then she went on to encourage fans to shake off their pride and just poop in a cup.

    Chrissy wrote: “On…week 6 of stomach virus. Stopped antibiotics early because I started getting better. I’m stupid. I should have just pooped in the damn cup. If a doctor tells you to poop in a cup, just do it. Don’t be too prideful. Finish your meds. Poop in the cup.”

    It takes a brave woman to talk about poop. And fans definitely appreciated it. Dr. Jen Gunter commented telling Chrissy, “Yes, sometimes you do have to poop in the cup.”

    Another fan commented, “Please get John to write a song ‘poop in the cup’ thanks!”

    This tweet comes just days after Chrissy was applauded for clapping back at haters on Instagram for criticizing her decision to go braless. Like the witty woman she is, Chrissy posted a video of herself falling down a slide, grabbing her breasts to keep them from falling out of her jumpsuit. “Whoopsie daisy,” Chrissy captioned the video.

    You can always count on Chrissy to keep it real.

15 Best Matte Lipsticks of 2019

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Matte lipsticks look so damn good, but they don’t always feel that way. I’ve definitely dealt with the feathering, the flaking, and the dry crustiness (hate that word, too, but it’s true) all in the pursuit of bold, matte lips.

But hi, hello—I’m here to let you know that you no longer have to deal with these sh*t formulas of the past. Today’s matte lipsticks glide on like a lip gloss, hydrate like a balm, and don’t settle into your lip lines. With so many options available, you can only shop the best of the best and still have choices. Below, a roundup of the 15 top-rated matte lipsticks, so you don’t have to waste your time sorting through any of the bad ones.

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Best Metallic Matte Lipstick

Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Cream

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$8.49

Matte lipsticks get a bad rap, but this moisturizing, metallic one will silence any and all critics. The reflective finish and won’t settle into your lips lines and doesn’t feel dry either.

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Best Lightweight Matte Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Fact: No one wants to feel like they’re wearing lipstick (especially a drying matte one). Also fact: This weightless velvety matte liquid lipstick dries down to a matte finish that light hydrates your lips, so it barely feels like you’re wearing anything at all.

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Best Splurge Matte Lipstick

Cle de Peau Lipstick in Cashmere

Yes this matte lipstick is pricey…but I promise it’s worth it. Just one swipe and you’ll be left with a pretty, caramel color that legit won’t move for hours. And because argan oil is infused into the formula, you don’t have to worry about it sucking the life (err, moisture) out of your lips either.

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Best Neutral Matte Lipstick

BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor

I get the struggles of trying to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone, so I’m extra thankful for this collection of 13 super-flattering neutral matte lipsticks from BareMinerals. The creamy matte color glides right on and the plant-based waxes in the formula keep chapped lips a thing of the past.

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Best Moisturizing Matte Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick

Looking for a matte lipstick that’ll give you a long-lasting bold color, but won’t leave your lips feeling like the G’damn Sahara? Too Faced has gotchu. The avocado oil and vitamin E in this formula keep your lips from looking dry AF. And I promise, the color won’t fade outside of your lip lines, no matter how many glasses of wine you have.

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Best Matte Lip Stain

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Lip Stain

So this technically isn’t a matte lipstick, it’s a matte lip stain stain—something I personally think everyone needs in their makeup bag. Why? This matte stain will leave your lips feeling soft and plush and with a touch of color that’s not too intense.

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Best Natural Matte Lipstick

Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick

This cruelty-free matte lipstick doesn’t have silicones or parabens, but it does have moisturizing shea butter that your lips will love. The formula feels so soft and lightweight, you’ll honestly forget you even have it on. And don’t stress if the color starts to fade a little bit. The soft, diffused look is cute (never patchy).

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Best Creamy Matte Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick

I’ll never understand how a formula that applies like a cream and feels like butter on your lips can still have such a true matte finish. I wore this matte lipstick (in the super-popular shade Pillow Talk) on a dinner with my friends last week, and can attest that it lasts through lots of eating and drinking.

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Best Long Lasting Matte Lipstick

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

This liquid lippy had a cult following long before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed it (she wears the shade Beso, if you’re wondering). Not only does it have an impressive shade range—a whopping 39 colors—but it also does as the name says: It literally stays put all day long. 

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Best Crayon Matte Lipstick

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

A cross between a pencil and matte lipstick, this soft crayon gives you the best of both worlds. The pointed tip allows for precise application (unlike a traditional bullet lipstick), and the creamy formula glides easily without skipping or tugging like you’d see with matte crayons. Though it has a soft, velvety finish, it packs the same amount of pigment that super-matte lipsticks are known and loved for.

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Best Drugstore Matte Lipstick

This Paint-Like Matte

ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

$7.00

Dare I say the quality of this lipstick is even better than the price? And at $6.50 a tube, that’s saying a lot. Though it can have a slight drying or tightening effect, it’s nothing proper prep with a lip scrub and a balm can’t fix. A little goes a long way, and since just one coat will last you (almost) all day, this stuff will probably expire before you can even finish it. 

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Best Pigmented Matte Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick

The classic of all classics, MAC’s Retro Matte was there for you from the very beginning of your matte lipstick life. No matter what new lines and products have popped up over the years, this one remains at the top of so many lists for its crazy-good color payoff and long-lasting finish.

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Best Non-Fading Matte Lipstick

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

With a name like Lip Paint, you’d think this would eventually dry down, but actually, it’s anything but drying. Think of this one as more of a wet paint with a perpetually tacky feel. Though it does transfer a bit throughout the day, this matte lipstick somehow never fades and always looks freshly applied. Rihanna is a magician, okay?

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Best Waterproof Matte Lipstick

Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip

Take my word for it: This waterproof lipstick will only budge if you eat the oiliest salad of your life. The pointed doe-foot applicator allows for a super-precise application, which is key, since the formula doesn’t budge once you swipe it on. So if you’re someone who loves to snack or you’re always down for a midday coffee run, pick up this long-wear lipstick fast.

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Best Smudge-Proof Matte Lipstick

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick

Ah, yes, the product that started it all—and by “all,” I  mean Kylie Jenner’s billion dollar empire and society’s newfound love of matte liquid lipsticks. As a coworker of mine once said, this lipstick smells like the mean girl in junior high, but once you get past its birthday-cake scent (and possible flashbacks), you’ll love how lightweight and seriously budge-proof it is. 

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Disney’s First Picture of Emma Stone As Cruella de Vil for Live-Action Movie

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  • Disney just released the first picture of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil.
  • Emma will play the lead in the new live-action prequel.

    Another day, another Disney live-action movie to freak out about. This time, instead of panicking about how creepy Timon and Pumbaa look in The Lion King remake, we need to talk about how freaking fabulous Emma Stone looks as the deranged Cruella de Vil.

    This weekend, at the D23 Expo in California, Disney released the first photo of Emma in the Cruella live-action movie. While I’m extremely worried about what her character is going to do with the three Dalmatian puppers she has in her possession (if this movie is anything like the original, it won’t be pleasant), I can’t stop thinking about how badass she looks. I mean, the pose in the middle of a bunch of rubble looks like the most ridiculous America’s Next Top Model challenge, but she’s working it.

    And behind Emma, you can see her two henchmen played by actors Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) and Joel Fry (Game of Thrones and Yesterday).

    Unlike the 101 Dalmatians movies we already know and love, Cruella is going to be a prequel set in the 1970s and be centered around a “young, punk-ish” Cruella, who later becomes obsessed with stealing dogs to make fur coats. At the D23 Expo, Emma added that the movie will be set in London and during the height of the punk rock era.

    The movie doesn’t come out until May 28, 2021, but Disney is churning out so much new content lately—Lizzie Effing McGuire!!!—that the wait won’t be completely unbearable. And in the meantime, we can all experiment with perfecting Cruella’s split-dye hairstyle.

KFC Is Currently Testing Beyond Meat’s Vegan Fried Chicken

Per a press release, KFC will soon become the world’s first quick service restaurant “to introduce a plant-based chicken.” They teamed up with Beyond Meat to create “Beyond Fried Chicken,” which will debut at an Atlanta KFC location tomorrow, CNBC reports.

The vegan alternative will only be available at that one restaurant for now (637 Cobb Pkwy South East, Smyrna, GA, for anyone in the area!), and it will only be available for an unspecified limited time. As far as how you’ll be able to order them, Beyond Fried Chicken will come in nugget or boneless wing form and will be offered with all your favorite usual suspects/dipping sauces. You can go with Nashville Hot, Buffalo, or Honey BBQ sauce, or, of course, you can stick to the OG Finger Lickin’ Good sauce. For those who try the six-nug option and love them, you can go for a full 12-piece meal as well.

Anyone who’s devastated about the suuuper selective roll-out of the new product needn’t despair. Per INSIDER, KFC plans to “consider customer feedback as it decides whether to test the menu item at more locations or launch it nationally.” After all, it was only a few months ago that KFC’s US president of business Kevin Hochman admitted he’d begun reluctantly meeting with companies behind plant-based alternatives: “If you would have asked me six months ago, I would have said no, to be completely honest with you,” he said in May. “Because we’re about fried chicken.”

Like I said—stay tuned. I can’t help but suspect a certain KFC will be overrun with curious taste-testers tomorrow, paving the way for a larger roll-out.

Who Killed Bryce Walker? ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 3 Finale

[Warning: Spoilers for 13 Reasons Why season three, ahead. Like, the biggest ones.]

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You’ve come to this post for one of two reasons:

  1. You binged all of 13 Reasons Why season three in one sitting and are still not exactly sure what went down in the finale. OR
  2. You don’t watch the show, but really want to pretend you do at work.
    1. No judgments here. After an entire season narrated by a whole new player, Ani Achola (Grace Saif), we finally get to the bottom of who killed Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice) in the finale. Despite the fighting and incriminating texts, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) is NOT the killer. No, no, the title goes to Alex Standall (Miles Heizer). But it’s not that simple.

      Alex’s crime was not premeditated, and a series of events had to occur before Alex decided to push Bryce into those dark waters.

      First, Bryce—who spends the entirety of the season attempting to become a better person (whether it was all pretend in order to gain back his status or if he really felt remorse is up to you)—asks Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe) to meet him by the pier after the homecoming game. Why would she ever agree to this? Well, he was pretty insistent. Turns out, he made her a tape (no, really) of his apology that he wanted to hand off in person. Should they have met in the light of day? Probably.

      Next, Bryce had to go and intentionally break Zach Dempsey’s (Ross Butler) knee during the football game. Honestly, his motive is somewhat unclear to me. He’s mad that Zach was hanging out with his ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Anne Winters), and accompanied her to abort Bryce’s baby, sure. But at the time, he’d been hooking up with Ani and also trying to prove he’s not a piece of shit. This move doesn’t exactly work in his favor.

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      Anyways, Zach needed a football scholarship to attend college, so Bryce basically ruined his life for being a supportive friend. Righteously pissed, Zach follows Bryce to the pier (where Bryce is hoping to meet Jessica) and beats the living crap out of him.

      Zach leaves before Jessica arrives, with Alex in tow (you know, because backup). When they find Bryce all bloody and unable to move, Jessica wants to leave him, but Alex attempts to help. In a cloud of pain as Alex lifts him to his feet, Bryce lashes out, threatening Zach and blaming Jessica for setting him up. Alex isn’t having it, realizing all the pain this one boy has caused all the people he loves, and pushes Bryce off the ledge.

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      So there you have it: Alex Standall is the culprit. However, his dad (Mark Pellegrino, who many of you may know as Lucifer on Supernatural) is a police officer, and doesn’t hesitate to help cover up his son’s crime. So instead, the blame for Bryce’s murder is placed on Monty (Timothy Granaderos), who died in prison after being arrested for sexually assaulting Tyler Down (Devin Druid).

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      Got all that?

      Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

    Angelina Jolie “Ugly Cried” After Dropping Her Son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Off at College

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    • Angelina Jolie’s son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, is officially a college freshman!
    • While dropping Maddox off at school, Angelina got very emotional and “ugly cried” when it was time to leave him. Aww!!

      Angelina Jolie is a sad momma now. Allow me to explain why: Her eldest adopted son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, has officially entered college. Which is amazing, of course! But Maddox, sadly, is attending college all the way overseas. Earlier this month, People revealed that Maddox is attending Yonsei University in South Korea, and will be studying biochemistry like the smart cookie that he is! Of course, this is always a super emotional moment for parents, and Angelina Jolie is no exception.

      To see her son off, Angelina dropped Maddox off to his dorm at the college last week. Naturally, the whole thing caught a lot of attention (she can’t help who she is!), and people snapped pics of her and spending their last few moments together. Now, according to Angelina, these last few moments were hella tough for her to handle.

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      While at this weekend’s D23 Expo, Angelina opened up about what it was like for her to drop Maddox off at college. When asked if there were tears during his farewell, Angelina said she did a Mom Approved™ “embarrass your children ugly cry” when it was time to leave Maddox.

      Angelina also added that she couldn’t help but dramatically turn around to wave goodbye to him multiple times before leaving the school. “The amount of times I turned and waved. I do know it was the one moment in my life I think I turned around six times before the airport just… and he sweetly stayed and kept waving, knowing that I was going to keep turning around. You could feel he knew he couldn’t leave.” Awww, how sweet is that!

      Our Angelina might be taking the separation kinda hard, but she’s definitely ready to see Maddox again at the drop of a hat. “It’s nice to know how much he knows he’s loved,” Jolie said. “And but yeah, I miss him, I miss him. Or I’ll just get out there. It’s not like I haven’t set my plane tickets.”

    Kelly Ripa’s Daughter, Lola Consuelos, Is College Bound

    • Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ daughter, Lola, is now a college freshman!!
    • Lola will be going to school in NYC this fall.

      Looks like little Lola Consuelos ain’t so little anymore! In case you forgot that Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos had three children (it’s okay, they’re super low-key people) and that one of them is a girl, I am here to inform you that Kelly and Mark’s only daughter is now college bound! LOL, exactly how did that happen again??

      You might remember that Lola recently made headlines because she completed one of the final milestones before heading off to university—attending her senior prom. Lola, who somehow has the keen eye of a designer, made a risqué alteration to her already gorgeous prom dress that had her boobies on full display. Fast forward to two months later: Lola is now getting ready to pack her bags and go off on her own for the first time. And of course, her parents are just a teensy bit sad about it.

      On Instagram yesterday, Mark posted a sweet picture of Kelly and Lola hugging ahead of Lola’s departure and captioned the pic “2 down… 1 to go…❤️❤️❤️❤️.” Kelly posted the same picture, and sweetly alluded to empty nest syndrome. “The nest is getting roomy…..💕,” Kelly captioned her post. Awwwwwww!

      According to Lola’s Instagram bio, she’ll be attending New York University this fall and is expected to graduate in 2023. She’ll be studying at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, which offers a series of classes devoted to music business and the performing arts…meaning that Lola just might leave the school with a hefty amount of pop star potential. Or maybe she might become the CEO of a record label someday. Honestly, the world is in her pocket!

      Lola’s big brother, Michael, also attends NYU, so he’ll hopefully be around to show his little sister the ropes while she’s there. You know, considering the fact that being a college freshman is really hard! Oh, they grow up so fast, don’t they? 😭

    Kim Kardashian Admits to Being Obsessed With Fame and Money

    • Kanye West interviewed Kim Kardashian for the September issue of Vogue Arabia.
    • Kim admitted to being obsessed with fame.
    • She also revealed who her favorite sister is.

      With their TV shows and spinoffs, beauty brands and fragrances, clothing lines and collaborations, it’s pretty obvious the Kardashians love to rake in the money and bask in the fame. In a new interview with her husband and rapper Kanye West, Kim Kardashian opened up about how obsessed she used to be with fame, and it was so real and so unrelatable all at the same time.

      Kim’s on the cover of the September issue of Vogue Arabia, something that’s already getting a ton of criticism (you gotta scroll through the magazine’s comments section and see), and Kanye took the opportunity to get her to talk about how rich and famous she is. When he “puts his wife on the spot” about it, Kim admitted, “Money was always the goal but I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed… I do agree that fame can be addictive.” Kim’s net worth is $350-370 million, BTW.

      As for what she does with that money, she insisted she’s not buying that law degree she’s working on, despite what people might say. She said, “There is a misconception that I don’t actually have to study and that I’ve bought my way into getting a law degree–that’s absolutely not true… Being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe.”

      Wow, can someone on Etsy please put “being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe” in glitter paint on those stemless wine glasses?

      And finally, Kanye gave us what we all wanted by stirring the pot and asking Kim to pick her favorite Kardashian-Jenner sister. Spoiler: It’s definitely not Kylie or Kendall Jenner, who haven’t been on this planet long enough to get as close to Kim as Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian. Kim said:

      “I’m obviously so close with Kendall and Kylie too but I’ve spent so much more time on this earth with Kourtney and Khloé–16 and 17 years longer with them. We have more history, have been through so much together, and we have more friends in common.”

      Kim also added that after this year, which was filled with all that chaotic Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods drama, she and Khloé bonded the most. And there’s your answer!

      Thank you, Kanye, for prompting these insightful responses.