10 Contenders Remain In VFX Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:


Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Ex Machina”

Jurassic World”

Mad Max: Fury Road”

The Martian”

The Revenant”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens”


The Walk”

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Rimmel London Launches The London Look International Contest With Rita Ora

hero-12-HR (1)Calling all make-up artists, bloggers and vloggers! Rimmel London wants to discover your coolest, most cutting-edge #LondonLook for a chance to be the next big name in beauty.

The fashion-forward make-up brand is launching a global search to find the freshest new faces in beauty vlogging: The London Look International Contest With Rita Ora. Hosted by celebrated singer-songwriter and Rimmel ambassador Rita Ora, this worldwide hunt is set to unearth amazing beauty talents and help propel them to stardom. The most exciting and gifted could find far-reaching fame as a Rimmel online advocate, taking the London Look to every corner of the earth.

Rimmel’s Top Tips For Creating The Perfect Entry

Mix It Up: Look at what’s been done before, try to be different and stand out from the crowd.

Have An Idea: Phone box red lip? London eyes? Create a fun theme and title to help viewers understand your #LondonLook.

Set The Stage: Find the perfect backdrop with everything you need at hand.

Lighting: Make sure your face is well lit so it’s easy to see the details of your make-up creation.

Product: Let viewers know which Rimmel London products you are using so they try the look themselves.

Attitude: Be as descriptive as you can and show-off your fun side.

Edit: Cut out any mistakes or boring bits to make your video entry flow more smoothly.the-london-look-international-contest-with-rita-ora-14-HR

Camillo Pane, Coty Chief Growth and Digital Officer, comments: “We’re very proud of the London Look International Contest because it gives Rimmel customers everywhere a fantastic chance to interact with the brand and show us their cutting-edge creativity. It’s an opportunity no beauty blogger or vlogger will want to miss. The contest is a great example of how Coty is strengthening its digital capabilities, with many exciting and innovative online initiatives to come.”

If you are interested, entering is simple: create your best London-inspired make-up look and upload your video or picture on www.RimmelLondon.com, or follow Rimmel and tag your entry #LONDONLOOK on Instagram and Twitter. Experience in creating videos, pictures or vlogs isn’t necessary, the judges are looking for original ideas, style and attitude.contest-13-HR

The London Look International Contest With Rita Ora is open from 21st December 2015 until 22nd January 2016. For entry details and contest rules, log onto www.RimmelLondon.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: New Bump-Free Shaver From Wahl® Delivers Comfort And Joy This Holiday Season

Shaver Newest Addition To Wahl’s Multicultural Line

Wahl, an international industry leader in the manufacturing of products for consumer personal care, as well as the professional beauty and barber salon trade, has made it possible to find that last-minute gift for the guys on your list that will be a little less painful. The new Bump-Free Shaver, part of Wahl‘s multi-cultural line of grooming tools, is designed to deliver a super close shave without razor-bumps, a common issue among African American men.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae, otherwise known as razor bumps, occurs when facial hair grows back into the skin. This can be caused by grooming tools that are not designed to prevent ingrown hairs. With this in mind, Wahl developed its Bump-Free Shaver with a hypoallergenic titanium foil, which together with new blunt-cut technology, reduces inflammation without sacrificing a close shave.

Wahl  Bump-Free Shaver

Wahl Bump-Free Shaver

The Bump-Free Shaver features a sleek, carbon-fiber appearance and non-slip comfort grip; and comes with a full-width pop up trimmer for precise detailing of the side-burns and neckline and offers a cord-cordless design that allows you to plug in or groom on the go with up to 60 minutes of run-time.

The new Bump-Free Shaver complements Wahl’s full line of multi-cultural products which include the T-Pro Trimmer and Ultra Close Cut Pro Clipper. This line is engineered to deliver close and comfortable grooming without pulling or snagging.

The T-Pro trimmer is compact yet extremely versatile, allowing men to shave, detail, trim, fade and outline with one tool. It combines a diamond-finished T-blade design and Wahl’s bump-prevent technology to deliver a smooth and even cut. It’s backed by a powerful, heavy-duty rotary motor and corded operation that promote uncompromised cutting through all hair types.

For men who like to cut their hair at home, Wahl’s Ultra Close Cut Pro Clipper delivers a new level of close. The latest in home haircutting, it is the right tool for balding, outlining and detailing. Its self-sharpening zero overlap blades deliver skin-close cutting without any pulling or snagging. The POWERDRIVE® Plus Heavy Duty motor also delivers exceptional power and runs 15 percent cooler.

Wahl’s multi-cultural line of grooming tools is available at select retailers nationwide (including Walmart and www.amazon.com). The T-Pro Trimmer MSRP is $24.99; the Bump-Free Shaver MSRP is $69.99; and the Ultra Close Cut Pro Clipper MSRP is $39.99. More product information and grooming tips can be found at wahlgrooming.com.