White Russians. My Little Pony. Tarot Cards. As beauty brands prove time and again, inspiration can strike from just about anywhere. So when NYX teased its upcoming pastel makeup collection, “I Love You So Mochi,” in an Instagram post, most took it as an ode to the Japanese rice cake. Pretty straightforward, right?
Well, not if you’re a die-hard BTS fan. As Allure points out, followers of the K-pop group have given Jimin the nickname “Mochi” because of his cute, boyish appearance and the way his cheeks look when he pouts. (Which he does, a lot.) So, of course, fans of both BTS and NYX were over the moon about the announcement and took to the comments to express their joy.
“Did you just name some makeup using the same nickname as one of the members in BTS,” wrote one commenter “…. AMAZING!”
Another piped in, “But all I can think about is Jimin.”
Considering the boys of BTS are already partnering with VT Cosmetics on their very own beauty line (an upcoming collection of SPF cushion compacts) we’re pretty sure “mochi” in this case simply refers to the rice cakes. They’re also strewn throughout the Instagram post — and the shadows and highlighters appear to have the same squishy texture — in case it wasn’t clear.
But that didn’t stop fans from snatching up those frosty palettes faster than you can say “Not Today.” Every last one of the products, which were available for a brief flash sale on Monday, sold out in a fluttery heartbeat. How’s that for super fandom?
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What a time to be alive.
November 30th (pictured below) is an important day for many reasons.
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It’s the anniversary of the death of the late Charles XII of Sweden, who died on this date in 1718.
It was the day the LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman train finally reached 100 mph, becoming the first of its kind.
And, of course, it’s the birthday of the late Austrian field marshal, Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhuller.
But more important than all that, it’s the day that Cher made emoji history.
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It was a day like any other. Cher was on Twitter doin’ the damn thing, talkin’ about real shit.
When, out of the LEFT or RIGHT field, came a VICIOUS HATER with her eyes set on limiting – nay – destroying Cher’s god-given right to use as many emojis as she pleased.
I'm… aghast. Simply aghast.
Luckily, Cher isn’t f*ckin’ the fuck around. She promptly fucked the f*ck around and replied:
To which the whole world replied:
Bless you, Cher. Bless you.
“To fight this, I’ve developed a mantra: It’s not selfish to take time for yourself.”
The past few years have been a rough one for Kesha, to say the least. From sexual assault allegations to opening up about her anxiety and eating disorder, she’s remained completely transparent…especially in her music.
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Well, in an initiative to continue an open dialogue about mental illness, Kesha wrote a candid letter to Time about the hardships people endure while battling their condition and the stressful holiday season.
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“The holiday season is supposed to be the most festive and fun time of the year, but sometimes it can quickly become a stressful and emotional time.”
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“All those plans and expectations of joy can turn tougher than they sound.”
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“This is especially true for those of us who struggle with mental illness — be it depression, anxiety, addiction or any other challenges.”
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“In so many ways, the holidays can throw you off your game — and that can shake you.”
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“When you have a routine, it’s easier to manage whatever mental struggles you may be faced with.”
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“And when that routine is broken, it can trigger things you may not be ready to face. I know it has for me. It was during the holidays when I hit a low moment and with the help of my mother decided to seek help for my eating disorder.”
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“Around the holidays, I often feel like I’m supposed to be everywhere, with everyone — all with the added guilt that it’s the season of giving.”
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Take a walk in nature. Talk to a friend you trust or a therapist. Sit out one of the holiday gatherings in favor of some personal time. Just do whatever helps you calm down and gives you a break from the stress. Download one of the many meditation apps for your phone. I particularly like Calm and End Anxiety.
And she wants you to remember, “It’s not your responsibility to try to make the whole world happy. Especially since sometimes it’s not that easy to make yourself happy.”
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“That doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away…”
Ever since Selena Gomez split with The Weeknd last month, she’s been spotted out with her high-profile ex, Justin Bieber, on several different occasions.
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And in an extremely candid new profile for Billboard as Woman of the Year, she opened up about everything from her surgery to The Weeknd — and, yes, she explained why she’s hanging out with Justin again.
I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right. But that doesn't mean caring for someone ever goes away. And [that goes for] people in general. I mean, I grew up with Demi [Lovato]. Nick and Joe [Jonas] and Miley [Cyrus] — we’ve gone through seasons in our lives. I don’t think it’s as serious as people make things out to be half the time. It’s just my life. I grew up with all of these people, and it’s so cool to see where everybody is. It comes back to the idea of me remaining full. I think a true representation of love is beyond just yourself.
“I cherish people who have really impacted my life…”
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But if you thought that Selena reconnecting with Justin put a strain on her relationship with her more recent ex, The Weeknd, think again: “We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.”
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It’s great to see that Selena’s been able to maintain such mature relationships with both of her exes — and it’s something she’s very happy about: “I’m really proud of where I am right now. I handle things in a healthy way. I can enjoy where I’m at.”
Keep on slaying, Sel!