Tortoiseshell Nails Are Fall’s Coolest Manicure Trend for 2019

Starbucks has already put Pumpkin Spice Lattes back on the menu, so that can only mean one thing: Fall is here. While you might be tucking away your bikini in favor of chunky sweaters, don’t put away your sunglasses just yet. Your favorite summer accessory can live on through fall—at least, on your nails—with the season’s coolest nail trend.

Tortoiseshell nails are popping up left and right on the runways and on Instagram. While summer brought a selection of crazy colorful nail art like tie dye and confetti, fall is shaping up to be all about neutrals. Sure, muted colors aren’t quite as eye-catching as neon, but the textured pattern on this manicure is what makes it stand out. The callback to tortoiseshell sunglasses gives it a bit of a retro feel, yet the neutral palette and high shine give it a modern spin.

“What’s great about this look is that it’s easy enough to try at home, as there is room for error and it will still look good,” says Rita Pinto, founder of the nail salon Vanity Projects in New York and Miami. She adds that the key to this look is making sure the polish stays sheer to get a more realistic texture. “At the salon, we would do this in gel to encapsulate the layers of color to capture the translucency of the tortoiseshell and finish with a high-gloss top coat.”

Sigourney Nunez, OPI’s North American education manager and nail artist, says, “It can get easily confused for a different animal print” if you keep the shades too opaque. In order to get the sheer look, Nunez recommends creating a custom shade by tinting your base coat with a yellow polish (try OPI Sun, Sea, and Sand in My Pants), and applying two coats to prepped nails. Then, create another shade by mixing your top coat with a greige like OPI You Don’t Know Jacques. Using a nail-art brush, apply that thinned-out color in blob-like pattens. “Don’t get stressed about precision,” she says. “This look is inspired by a pattern seen in nature, and nature isn’t perfect—it’s simply beautiful as it is. So just have fun.” Repeat this step with a black polish thinned with your top coat, and continue to layer the patten, switching between colors, until you’re happy with the results.

While the pattern itself is cute enough on its own, it also acts as a great base for more intricate nail art. How about a little heart or an update on the French manicure? Pile on the gold for an expensive look, or opt for an accent nail if you’re more on the minimal side. Scroll on for some of our favorite examples of tortoiseshell nails for every style.

Tortoiseshell nails made their big debut at the Luar show last season.

For a full lewk, match your nails to your sunglasses.

Rita Remark, Essie’s global lead educator, recommends mixing your thinned-out shades on a watercolor palette from the craft store. She likes to use Essie polish in Hay There for her base, and Licorice and Wild Nude for her blotches.

Nail artist Hannah Lee has a bit of a different approach. She starts with a sheer camel, like Sally Hansen’s Bare Dare, and then adds a layer of top coat to add depth before going in with the brown blobs. After applying black blobs (she uses a toothpick or bobby pin instead of a brush), she finishes with another coat of the sheer camel before applying a top coat. All the layers of polish will really make the texture pop.

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s Relationship: A Complete Timeline

They may have started out as good friends, but these days Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are one of pop music’s most talked-about couples.

While there are some naysayers online who think it’s all about publicity, the two singers appear to being going strong after a sexy performance at the MTV VMAs and some well-documented PDA. Now fans are analyzing every move they make and every lyric they sing to try to learn more about the relationship they call #Shawmila.

But how did we get here? Let’s take a look back at how it all began.

July 2014: Cabello (as a member of Fifth Harmony) and Mendes meet while they are both opening acts for Austin Mahone’s tour. The singers recently discussed that time with V Magazine. “I remember thinking we met on the Austin Mahone tour, and I remember I wanted to hang out with you, but you were always on the tour bus, just learning guitar,” Cabello said. Mendes replied, “Yeah, that was me. I didn’t talk to anybody. You were the only person that talked to me. Like, you were the only one of everybody on that tour who would say words to me. Actually, I think if we go into our DMs or something, there’s a photo from the day we met, I think.

“And I thought you were out of your mind,” he continued. “I’d be in my bus where no one could see me. I’d be looking through the window and I’d see you, like, flying around on a scooter and jumping and doing cartwheels. I’d be like, She’s insane. Close the window and go to sleep.”

April 2015: Mendes plays a game of “Lips, Wife, or Leave It” and opts for Cabello as the “wife” over Chloe Grace Moretz and Jade Thirwall from Little Mix. “Yeah, she rocks,” he said.

November 2015: Cabello and Mendes drop a song called “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which sparks dating rumors. “We were just backstage hanging out,” Mendes told Rolling Stone of how they wrote the song while on Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour. “I pulled out my guitar and we were just messing around, not really thinking about writing a song.”

Mendes and Cabello perform at the 2015 Jingle Ball in LA.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Katie Holmes Is a Whole Fall Fashion Mood

We’ve all seen, or have lived through, the old go-through-a-breakup-and-get-a-risky-haircut move. But heading into fall 2019, Katie Holmes is embodying whatever the opposite of that tired cliché is. And a viral cashmere bra is really just the start.

A few weeks ago, just as the weather in New York dipped to a mild 70-something degrees, Holmes caused an all-out frenzy when images of her hailing a taxi in a matching cashmere bra-and-cardigan set went viral. Instagram comments flooded with support, headlines praised the unexpected look, and Holmes’s $520 Khaite bra sold out (along with its coordinating $1540 sweater). Like that, a barley-colored knit was the sexiest piece of news—not her relationship status.

But when you zoom in on Holmes’s looks over the past several weeks, it becomes clear that the nonchalant confidence a knit bra conjures is not something the actress suddenly decided to try out, like bangs or balayage: She’s been living it. We’re talking bright Gucci logos, super oversized jackets, and subtly glamorous T-shirt looks that embody an entire fall attitude. It’s one that honors our Hot Girl Summers and our love of all things cozy, layered all at once. Really, what more could one ask for fall? Behold some of her best recent looks, below.

Kate Middleton Rewore Her Dress From the Sussex Wedding Rehearsal Dinner—And It’s on Major Sale

The first day of school typically means big excitement, some jitters, and an all-new outfit to mark the occasion. For students, that is. For parents, like Kate Middleton who dropped Prince George and Princess Charlotte for their first day this morning, she recycled a look that’s very familiar for any Sussex Wedding fans.

Dressed in a classic, button-down shirt dress with a pink floral pattern, Middleton held her daughter’s hand as they approached Thomas’s Battersea in London this morning.

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The dress is a Michael Michael Kors piece that was first spotted on the Duchess of Cambridge in May of last year—when she attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markel’s rehearsal dinner. Since it’s from a past season, there aren’t many styles left in stock. The ones that are, though, are on major sale: You can buy Middleton’s exact same dress (in a slightly different colorway) for $78, down from the original $195.

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It’s always an impressive move when a member of royalty recycles a part look. Not because they’re suddenly like nearly every other person on the planet who repeats clothing all the time, but because it suggests an honest endorsement for whatever they’re wearing, considering a world of options is always at their fingertips.

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Tyler Cameron Just Addressed Rumors He Threw Shade at Hannah Brown

Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown seem to have gone their separate ways after briefly meeting up following the end of The Bachelorette. Cameron has been spotted repeatedly with Gigi Hadid, and Brown is busy living her life and not caring about the drama. But that hasn’t stopped people from scrutinizing Cameron’s every move, including his social media activity. On Wednesday, September 4, he decided to speak out and address accusations that he’d purposefully liked a post shading Brown.

“Someone DM’d me something that I liked a comment that said I was throwing shade at HB and I must say that is a complete accident. For 1 I am very selective for what I like. 2nd, that girl deserves no shade and nothing but success. She empowers women and deserves all the accolades,” he wrote on Twitter.

He added in two later tweets, “She empowers women and created so much conversation on how women should be treated. I am grateful for our time together and all that I learned from her. Made a joke about ‘clarity’ because that was such a hot topic from the show. Will always support HB and her family. Will never take away from her and her family. Amazing people. Have a great night.”

Brown, who is slated to star on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, recently joked about the rumored Hadid-Cameron romance. “Do you remember that one time I then asked another person out on a date? On national television? After I got un-engaged? And then…just read the tabloids,” she cracked on Cosmopolitan‘s “Expensive Taste Test” series.

But Hannah Brown has also spoken about Tyler Cameron more seriously. She told Entertainment Tonight that she last messaged Cameron when she heard his father was sick, but beyond that, she’s not dwelling on the situation or the gossip.

“I think we were both single and it is his decision to do whatever makes him happy, and so I want my own happiness,” she said. “I’m moving forward.”

Hallmark Is Premiering 40 New Holiday Movies This Year

Mark October 25 on your calendars, people. That’s when the Hallmark Channel will begin airing its 10th annual “Countdown to Christmas” with a full slate of holiday movies. That’s right: You don’t even have to wait until Halloween to start getting into the spirit of the season.

Listen, the world is tough and the news is distressing. There’s really no better way to unwind than with a Hallmark holiday movie. Along with the “Countdown to Christmas” slate, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will also kick off “Miracles of Christmas” on October 25, which will run on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the season. Starting September 7, you’ll be able to see sneak peeks of the movies, including Christmas at Dollywood, starring Danica McKellar and the iconic Dolly Parton.

Here’s a rundown of all the Hallmark holiday movies airing in 2019:

A Merry Christmas Match (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Ashley Newbrough and Kyle Dean Massey

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

Starring: Jill Wagner, Matthew Davis and Donna Mills

Nostalgic Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Brooke D’Orsay and Trevor Donovan

Two Turtle Doves (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Nikki DeLoach and Michael Rady

Merry & Bright

Starring: Jodie Sweetin, Andrew Walker and Sharon Lawrence

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Starring: Kevin McGarry and Kim Shaw

A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook and Benjamin Ayres

Holiday for Heroes (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Marc Blucas, Melissa Claire Egan and Patti Murin

A Christmas Duet

Starring: Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn and Teryl Rothery

The Mistletoe Secret

Starring: Kellie Pickler, Tyler Hynes and Patrick Duffy

A Christmas Miracle (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Brooks Darnell and Barry Bostwick

A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Kathie Lee Gifford, Cindy Busby and Ben Hollingsworth

Double Holiday

Starring: Kristoffer Polaha and Carly Pope

The Christmas Club

Starring: Elizabeth Mitchell and Cameron Mathison

Our Christmas Love Song (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Alicia Witt

Christmas Under the Stars (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “Miracles of Christmas”)

Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser and Clarke Peters

Picture a Perfect Christmas

Starring: Merritt Patterson and Jon Cor

Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays

Starring: Adrian Grenier, Kaitlin Doubleday, Priscilla Presley and Chase Bryant

Check Inn to Christmas

Starring: Rachel Boston and Wes Brown

A Gift to Remember 2

Starring: Ali Liebert, Peter Porte and Tina Lifford

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Microdosing, Depression, and the Trippy Future of Mental Health Treatments

It’s a tough time to be a woman. Carola, a 59-year-old therapist in Oregon, sees the ripple effects of the anxiety and stress of our current cultural climate every day in her work—and in her personal life. She has struggled with depression for much of her career, managing it with regular therapy sessions and movement practices like yoga and dance—but when she found herself struggling with a particularly challenging depressive episode in the wake of the #MeToo movement, she began exploring alternative treatment modalities.

That’s when she was introduced to microdosing for depression. “So much of depression is feeling stuck,” says Carola. “Microdosing has helped me get out of preservation-mode; it helped me get out of the stuck places and see that there are options.”

Shrooms (a.k.a. psychedelic mushrooms) and LSD have a rich resume of providing a hallucinatory high and we’re in the midst of a psychedelic resurgence. The recent interest in psychedelics isn’t a throwback to the sixties so much as it is the potential future of mental health treatment—especially for depression and anxiety.

The goal of microdosing is not to get you high. As the name implies, the practice involves taking a small amount—or “microdose”—of psilocybin (in the form of mushrooms) or LSD every few days. Unlike higher doses of psychedelics, which typically produce the “trip” experience these substances are most known for, the effect of microdosing is much more subtle. Most people start with “around 10g of LSD (around a tenth of a tab) or 0.1g of dried psilocybin mushrooms,” according to The Third Wave, a psychedelic education resource. (The “right” dose varies from person to person. You should never take any substance without consulting your doctor first.)

Psychedelics aren’t legal—they’re currently classified as Schedule I drugs by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, meaning there’s no “currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” (For the record, cannabis is also classified as a Schedule I drug by the DEA.) That poses some considerable risks. Because psychedelics aren’t legal, they aren’t regulated. There’s no way of knowing what you’re getting, where it’s coming from, or how strong it is, which can put your safety in jeopardy.

Carola has been microdosing for a little over a year and says her experience has been positive; she takes one tenth of a gram of mushrooms (which contain psilocybin, the naturally occurring psychedelic compound) two to three times per week and occasionally supplements with LSD. “What’s really significant with microdosing is that you don’t really feel it,” says Carola. “The whole point of microdosing is that if you feel it, that’s too much. Take less.”

The science behind psychedelics

While the aim of microdosing isn’t to get you high, the therapeutic potential relies on the same bit of brain chemistry. “Psychedelics inhibit a particular neural network pattern that is associated with ego—what we typically describe as our sense of self,” says David M. L. Rabin M.D., Ph.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist currently conducting a large-scale controlled study on the therapeutic benefits of microdosing for treatment-resistant mental illness. Neuroscientists call this neural network pattern the “default mode network.” Psychedelics like shrooms or LSD disrupt this pattern; when you’re on them, your brain functions differently, operating on a different—perhaps higher—plane, Rabin explains.

This can cause a profound shift in the way people think, he says, allowing them to see the world, themselves, and their experience in a new way—free from the restriction of their past experiences, deeply held beliefs, and biases.

Rabin uses a skiing analogy to describe the psychedelic experience. “You have an opportunity to decide, ‘Am I going to go down the same groove, the same run in the same way that everybody has gone down before me—or am I going to take the fresh powder route and make my own path?’” he says. Your brain on psychedelics is like taking the fresh powder.

A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter’s Relationship

Miley Cyrus was all over the news this past summer. The singer released new music, announced her split from Liam Hemsworth, and reportedly started a new relationship with Kaitlynn Carter, who herself is fresh off a breakup from Brody Jenner. (Neither Cyrus nor Carter has commented publicly about the status of their relationship.)

The two were first spotted on a vacation in Italy and now they’re reportedly living together, according to People. “They live together and are very happy,” their source said. “Miley is doing great. She is moving on. She seems to have no regrets. She loves being with Kaitlynn.”

Let’s break down exactly how we got here.

August 2: Carter and Jenner, who both star on The Hills: New Beginnings, announce they are splitting up. Anyone who watches the MTV reboot knows their relationship wasn’t the smoothest: The two were in different places about when to have children, among other issues. “Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate,” their reps said in a statement. “They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward.” The couple had a wedding ceremony in June 2018, but it’s unclear if the marriage was actually legal.

August 9: Carter posts vacation photos with Cyrus from Italy, but at this point there is no reason to think they are anything more than friends. Jenner even commented, “Hot girl summer” on one of the images.

August 10: Cyrus and Hemsworth announce they are separating after 10 years together and seven months of marriage. “Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” a rep for Cyrus told People. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”

YouTube Launches the Ultimate Destination for Fashion and Beauty Videos

If you’ve ever lost hours of otherwise productive time because one seemingly innocent link to watch Naomi Campbell disinfecting her plane seat led to a practically enchanting makeup tutorial from Patrick Starrr followed by a recap of what Emma Chamberlain was up to at Paris Fashion Week, YouTube and Derek Blasberg have done their job. And their latest accomplishment comes by way of the official launch of

Simply referred to as /fashion—“slash fashion,” that is—YouTube has christened the ultimate destination for style videos with its new vertical. Essentially /fashion is a place to discover all things fashion and beauty in one place. It’s also Blasberg’s biggest project to date since being named the stream behemoth’s head of fashion and beauty partnerships.

“When I joined YouTube last summer, I saw this hunger from viewers who loved consuming style content—and I wanted to give them more!” says the former editor, specifically referring to the 244% increase in fashion and beauty creators on YouTube between 2014 and 2018. “Much like Music and Gaming, which are established verticals on YouTube, we wanted to carve out a special destination for our users. Today, I’m proud to launch /fashion, which brings together the worlds of the already fabulous YouTube community with that of high fashion in one seamless destination.”

Of course for anyone paying attention, YouTube’s been leading up to this major moment for some time now. In the past few months, tons of fashion personalities have launched personal YouTube pages dedicated to sharing the behind-the-scenes of their lives and work, including Lily Aldridge, Victoria Beckham, and the aforementioned supermodel with a strong preference for germ-free airplane seats and shopping for groceries in person.

“I mean, where else could you find a legendary supermodel shopping at Whole Foods? What Naomi is doing right, as are a lot of our other fashion professionals, is being authentic, vulnerable, and opening up their lives to viewers,” says Blasberg.”Content you’ll see on Naomi’s channel is different than what you’ll see on Alexa Chung’s channel and is different than what you’ll see on Alexander Wang’s channel. They’re all creating content that reflects who they are as a person — Alexander Wang, for example, just launched a new series called ‘Spill the Boba,’ where he spills the {boba} tea with special guests in an interview-type format.”

It’s no coincidence /fashion is live today, just as New York Fashion Week is about to kick off (followed by the European tour of Fashion Weeks, as well). All eyes—especially those prone to fall down YouTube holes of runway videos and backstage makeup applications—will be on the fashion world and /fashion is setting an all-encompassing stage for all manner of related content ready to be devoured.

“Before I came on board, fashion brands didn’t have access to someone at YouTube or support in how to best utilize the platform,” Blasberg says of the process of getting /fashion to launch. “I’m proud to say that we’ve been changing that in a tremendous way and that a lot of what you’ll see on /Fashion reflects that.”

Aside from personalities and brands who’ll have a greater voice on Youtube, /fashion will also welcome style-related content from popular creators such as Ingrid Nilsen and Jackie Aina; publishers including Vogue, LOVE Magazine, and, of course, Glamour; as well as a virtual front-row view of runway shows around the globe.

“At the heart of our platform are some amazing creators who organically know how to create engaging and authentic content,” Blasberg adds of this exciting endeavor. “By encouraging brands, fashion professionals and publishers to think like our creators (and collaborate with them!), we are seeing new voices and channels emerge. This is reflected on /Fashion and content we think will draw viewers back again and again.”

‘It Chapter Two’ Review: How Jessica Chastain Made Sure a Key Scene From the Book Was Included

When It hit theaters in 2017, a new generation of fans—ones who hadn’t read the Stephen King novel or seen the 1990 miniseries—may have expected a simple horror movie about a kid-murdering clown. Instead, they got an unsettling look at the intense pain and fear that develops from childhood trauma via the Losers’ Club, a group of kids (Bill, Richie, Ben, Mike, Eddie, Stanley, and Beverly) who face their personal demons head-on in the form of “It,” a creature that shape-shifts itself into its opponents’ worst nightmares.

The sequel It Chapter Two, now in theaters, picks up 27 years later. The Losers’ Club may have defeated Pennywise two decades ago, but they’re still dealing with the effects. Bill (James McAvoy), a successful-ish author, is haunted by guilt over his brother’s death. Ben (Jay Ryan) has transformed into a hot architect still pining over his childhood crush. Though Richie (Bill Hader) turned his wise-cracking personality into a stand-up career, he’s without love, family, or friends who aren’t employees. Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) gave up his dreams to stay in Derry and obsess over Pennywise. Eddie (James Ransone) remains a hypochondriac, but he’s replaced his overbearing, emotionally abusive mother with an overbearing, emotionally abusive wife. Only Stanley (Andy Bean), now a wealthy accountant with a happy marriage, seems to be centered…that is, until Mike calls with the news that Pennywise is back.

Bill Hader (Richie), Jessica Chastain (Beverly), James McAvoy (Bill), James Ransone (Eddie), Isaiah Mustafa (Mike), Jay Ryan (Ben) in It Chapter TwoBrooke Palmer / © Warner Bros. / courtesy Everett Collection

And then there’s Beverly, the only female member of the Losers’ Club. She was abused by her father growing up; now she’s in an abusive marriage. When Mike calls about Pennywise’s return, though, something switches. Beverly packs a bag, ready to book the first flight to Maine. Her husband catches her in the act, accuses her of cheating, and physically assaults her. It’s clear this isn’t the first attack—but this time Beverly fights back. On her way out the door, as her husband nurses his wounds and shouts after her, she pointedly leaves her wedding ring on the front porch.

For Jessica Chastain, who plays adult Beverly, this scene was important to get right. It’s the first time we’re reintroduced to Beverly, and Chastain had to convey what might have happened to the character in the 27-year gap since we’ve last seen her.

“I had to think about Beverly’s journey, in terms of the pattern that she kept repeating,” she tells me about preparing for It Chapter Two. “In terms of what she thought love was supposed to be—that it was something that was supposed to be conflicted and difficult and painful and abusive in some sense. She didn’t really understand what love truly could be. That’s where I started with this character. Twenty-seven years of repeating the same pattern.”