Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood. Image by: Getty
Clear your calendars on May 30.
Frank Underwood is stealing Donald Trump's thunder. On the weekend of the divisive U.S. president's inauguration, Netflix revealed that House of Cards is returning on May 30.
The online streaming site also released a new teaser trailer for the fifth season of the political drama starring Kevin Spacey as the world's worst human/ruler of the free world and his increasingly disenchanted wife, Claire (Robin Wright.)
TBH, we're a little disappointed with the teaser, only because it tells us absolutely nothing. But consider our interests piqued.
4 healing balms you need in your life right now.
These bleak days of hiver test both our will to live and our skin’s ability to stay hydrated. And much like how a generous pour of Okanagan Pinot can top up our emotional reservoir, these waxy balms restore and seal in lost moisture. Soapwalla founder Rachel Winard’s The Balm, which she calls a “miracle product,” took hundreds of formula tweaks and three years to fine-tune. The jellylike moisturizer reduces redness and soothes damaged tissue so your skin won’t look like Jon Snow’s when he’s coming back from beyond the Wall. “Infusions of calendula, arnica and St. John’s wort work synergistically to reduce swelling and calm redness,” says Winard.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Eye Balm ($90), at loccitane.com.
Soapwalla The Balm Concentrated Repair Balm ($78), at soapwallakitchen.com.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm ($72), at nealsyardremedies.com.
Éminence Organic Skin Care Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm ($88), at thefacialroom.ca.
Whether you're staying in or going out, indulge in a little romance.
French designer Azzedine Alaïa’s sophomore fragrance is a floral arrangement with notes of almond and vanilla, meant to conjure up a stroll through the Alhambra gardens in Granada, Spain. Alaïa Eau de Parfum Blanche Spray ($122 for 50 mL), at holtrenfrew.com.
Red lipstick not your bag? Swipe on this burgundy mascara instead. The wand is a hybrid of two different brushes to give both curl and volume without clumping. Marc Jacobs O!mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Garnet ($33), at sephora.com.
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Guerlain’s cult illuminating powder that brought light to the face long before strobing was a thing. This limited-edition version contains matte and shimmery pearls for a warm glow. Guerlain Météorites Happy Glow Pearls Light Revealing Pearls of Powder ($89), at nordstrom.com.
Gently diffuse powders with this fluffy multi-purpose brush. Lise Watier Face and Corsage Brush ($32), at lisewatier.com.
This ingenious body spray takes the messiness out of oil application. (This one is sweet almond.) The scent—Tom Ford’s summery Soleil Blanc, with notes of bergamot, cardamom and ylang-ylang—doesn’t hurt, either. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Dry Oil Spray ($84), holtrenfrew.com.
A pink nail suddenly feels so right. Rebecca Minkoff, global colour designer for Essie, agrees—she included two shades in her spring collection for the brand. Essie Nail Polish in Backseat Besties ($10), essie.ca.
“I wanted to choose a colour that I go to and that any skin tone can wear. It’s like a raspberry: It’s red, it’s pink, but it’s not red and pink all the way—it’s a great in-between. I had to say ‘Can you make it a little more this, a little more that?’ until we got the colour that I fell in love with. I just put it on and was like, ‘This is it, this is the one!’” – Empire actress Taraji P. Henson on her Viva Glam lipstick. All proceeds go to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. M.A.C Cosmetics Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick ($21), maccosmetics.ca.
Angelina Jolie is the face of Guerlain's latest fragrance. Image by: Getty
Here's what we know so far.
Angelina Jolie has a new gig as the face of Guerlain's upcoming fragrance. The name of the perfume and details about the notes have not yet been released. Here's what we do know: According to the press release, the partnership was decided back in December 2015 while Jolie was directing a movie in Cambodia. Her first exposure to the brand was through her mother, who loved their powder. Perfumer Thierry Wasser was inspired by the actress/director to create a scent that expressed "the notes of a woman." Jolie donated the money she made from the campaign, which will launch in March, to charity.
We will update this post as we learn more.