The year has blown by, and 2012 was filled major beauty headlines: Miley shocked us with her new hair, Bagel Heads became a thing, Mitt Romney may have dabbled in too much spray tan before the election, and Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 commercial is still boggling our minds. Not to mention the woman who physically altered herself to look exactly like Barbie. All of that and much more in today's Bella Beauty Beat. On Kirbie: BCBGeneration top.
It's always sad to see someone lose. Mitt Romney faced a massive disappointment when he lost to President Obama last week in the presidential election, and even if you were rooting for Obama, it's hard not to feel a little sympathy for Romney. After all, he just lost with the whole world watching.
I'm sure many of you have experienced at least one disappointment in your life and may face more yet. It's OK to fail, but the key is to have a good attitude about it and to learn something from it. Here are some tips to help with the sting of failure:
- Accept it. Some people may feel denial after a disappointment. It's not very healthy to be in denial, because if you don't accept the situation for what it is, you can't take the next steps to move on. Take a deep breath, and come to terms with what happened.
- Don't be a sore loser. If someone else achieved what you wanted, don't start taking your frustrations out on them. Face your failure with grace, and people will respect you even more for it.
- Don't linger on it. Pundits are offering their theories and explanations right now about why Romney didn't win the election. Of course, it's good to figure out what you did wrong this time so you can do better in the future, but there is a fine line between being proactive about your mistake and harping on it. Once you realized what went wrong, or if you find that you just cannot figure it out, drop it and move on. It's better for your mental health if you focus on the future, rather than the past.
- Reach out to friends and family. Your support network will help greatly during a tough time. Reach out to friends and family, and revel in the knowledge that you have loved ones who will stick by you through thick and thin.
- Move forward. Even though your disappointment has got you down, there are still plenty of possibilities ahead for you. You might even be thankful later for the disappointment, as it may open up an opportunity that you had not previously considered.
It's going to be four more years for Barack Obama. The president has had several Hollywood backers during his campaign to get reelected, and last night, they took to Twitter and Instagram to share their thoughts, photos, and funny slogans as the news broke of his win. We've pulled together some of the highlights for you in this PopSugar Rush!
It took a while, but Mitt Romney officially conceded the election to President Barack Obama, who was reelected tonight for another four years in office. He gave a short but heartfelt concession speech from Boston, starting off with well wishes for the entire Obama family. He said, "I wish all of them well, particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters." He also had a sweet message for his wife of 42 years, Ann Romney, who has stood by his side this whole campaign season. Mitt added, "I also want to thank Ann, the love of my life. She would have been a wonderful first lady. She has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care." Next up, Obama will give his reelection acceptance speech in Chicago.
Throughout the entire 2012 presidential election, the candidates have kept their leading ladies by their sides — and Election Day is no different! In the final push of this nail-biting election, both Romney and Obama still find time to keep the spark going and show affection to their wives. Last night, love was in the air as Michelle gave an emotional intro to Obama's final political campaign rally ever, and the president even shed some tears! This morning, Ann and Mitt were all smiles, showing some PDA at the polls as the couple cast their votes together. Side by side from the start, here are the most recent couples moments from the Obamas and the Romneys as the 2012 presidential campaign wraps up . . . aren't they cute!
This election has been one for the history books, as President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have been battling it out over issues that affect us all. If you haven't gone out to vote yet, go get your democracy on. If you're back from the polls and still feeling political, recall the top moments of the 2012 election — as we saw it in the beauty world, that is.
Being a presidential candidate means a few things: little sleep, lots of handshakes, and on-the-go eating. For Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, it's not all about fast food, though there has been quite a bit of takeout on the campaign trail. Obama treats himself to sweets, and Romney makes his own peanut butter and honey sandwiches. On Election Day 2012, let's take a look back at what's fueled this year's presidential hopefuls.
Tomorrow is Election Day, so President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's battle for the next four years in office is about to be decided by the voters. As women, we have a lot on the line this election, and luckily both candidates have been open in sharing their views on our gender and how their plans for the future will affect us. So before you cast your ballot, let's take a look back at what Romney and Obama have said about women's issues like fair pay, abortion, and contraception.
The election is tomorrow; are you ready to pick our next president? If there's one thing both sides can agree on this election season, it's that we're probably all getting tired of the constant politically charged statuses on our social media sites, especially Facebook. But you may be surprised to find out that it's not just the obvious political statements that show our partisan tendencies — even the pages that we "like" say something about who we could be voting for on Election Day. Buzzfeed shared some infographics from a company called Engage that show how what you "like" on Facebook — from favorite books to food chains — give a clue as to your political preferences. Click through to see if your top movies, music, and more match the candidate you'll be voting for tomorrow!
Is it just us, or does it seem like the excitement building up to the presidential election acts as an aphrodisiac for the candidate couples? Far from conservative kisses, Mitt and Ann Romney have been showing the love everywhere from the Republican National Convention to the debates. And we never tire of seeing the always affectionate Obamas get touchy-feely along the campaign trail. It's sweet to see both political pairs engage in a bit of PDA as the candidates' wives stand by their men. Ahead of tomorrow's big election, let's take a look at the Obamas' and the Romneys' cutest couple moments on the 2012 presidential campaign!