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Robin Williams Commits Suicide – BREAKING NEWS

Robin Williams, Dead at 63 By Apparent Suicide
Robin Williams, Dead at 63 By Apparent Suicide

Good God. Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Williams had been battling severe depression and had recently checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. Police reported  that Williams was found unconscious around noon in his home in Tiburon, California, north of San Francisco, after responding to a 911 call.



via HuffPo:

“Williams was best known for his starring roles in classic comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam and Jumanji, but also in dramas like Dead Poets Society. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He rose to fame while playing Mork the alien in the TV show Mork & Mindy, a Happy Days spinoff.

Most recently, Williams had starred in the new CBS sitcom ‘The Crazy Ones.’ It was cancelled after just one season. At his time of death, a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire was in the works.

Susan Schneider, the actor’s wife, released the following statement to the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff:

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

As our own Taylour Chanel so eloquently writes (below) of how depression is REAL (and how it can get the best of us), I will include myself in the full knowledge of the creeping, deep darkness of Clinical Depression. Personally, I suffer from PTSD (stemming from childhood abuse) and I, too realize how this torment can just be overwhelming at times. We hear people say, “snap out of it!” or “what do YOU have to be depressed about?“–and I pray that someday we won’t hear those unkind, thoughtless words thrown around so carelessly.

Depression needs to be discussed in school–maybe then it won’t have such a stigma attached. Perhaps a suffering young person will TELL teacher or counselor about their inner turmoil. Otherwise, depression sufferers will continue to self-medicate, put on a happy public face, then crash. Don’t ignore the early signs if they are presented to you. — Julia

Commentary By: Taylour Chanel, Beauty Editor for Dipped in Cream

“I don’t know why this was the first reaction I had to Robin Williams’s death, but here goes. All of you should know by now that I rarely post, much less about celebrity-related things. Look, I’m not going to sit here and act like I knew him, or the scope of his influence, or memorable movies, I’m not like that. But, what did hit home was how he passed. I had such a genuine emotional reaction that it surprised even me, but, I cried. Not because of Robin Williams himself (okay maybe a little,) but because suicidal thoughts are such a real, and honest struggle that so many people deal with.

Truth be told, that since last year I have been having the most intense battle with depression and panic/anxiety I have ever had. If it weren’t for the small number of people closest to me as well as starting my business, I hate to even say this to the whole interwebs- but I truly don’t know if I would be here today. For me, depression is an illness that had been there for a long time. I only noticed however, after I’d pushed myself too far and had a break down at my old job that something was wrong. For others it could be anything- an awful personal event, harsh comments on social media, or sometimes just not having someone to talk to that leads them to a dark place. It makes my heart hurt to even begin to think of the people who may not be as fortunate as I was to have someone to help them through their struggle. Help the people around you, if you notice something is wrong, try to love them through it have patience. I don’t care if we hardly even know each other, but please talk to me if you feel you have no one else to talk to. I hope Robin Williams’ death is perceived as less, “WHO WILL PLAY ROBIN WILLIAMS IN HIS BIOPIC?!!!?” and MORE about the reality that ANYONE can succumb to mental illness, and EVERYONE needs support, love and encouragement. I truly hope Robin Williams has found peace.

I have love in my heart for all who might read this, thank you for letting me share a very personal part of my story with you.” 

Genie-RobinGenie, you’re free.

Photo: via Academy of Arts and Sciences/Twitter

RIP, Mr. Williams. You will be so missed.







Cranberry Smoky Eye + Highlight & Contour Full Face Tutorial Video – By Taylour Chanel, Beauty Editor

Cranberry Eye!!
Cranberry Smoky Eye!!

I’m so excited to share my first full face YouTube tutorial with you all! I had just recently colored my hair this lime and yellow neon green, so I wanted to do something else dramatic and fun and this cranberry smoky eye was the result. Not to mention, despite the gorgeous natural light in the beginning in the video, don’t be fooled. I still live in Seattle, and all day it was completely grey and rainy, despite it being the middle of summer. I couldn’t help but want to use cranberries and plums and richer tones for this look, even though it may be a little out of season. (I just like to think of it as REALLY prepared.) Below is a product list for everything I used in the video, in case you’d like to pick up some of these little nuggets for yourself!

Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil

LUSH Enchanted Eye Cream

Atomic Cosmetics Optimus Primer

MAC Mineralized Foundation – N40

MAC Mineralized Foundation – N40 + NARS Sheer Glow – Trinidad

MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW50

MAC Select Moisture Concealer – NW25

Atomic Cosmetics Spackle Foundation – Dusty Rose

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Ebony

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Primer

MAC Eyeshadow – Texture

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Iced Mocha

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

MAC Eyeshadow – Cranberry

MAC Eyeshadow – Sketch

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Ben Nye Smudge Proof Liquid Eyeliner

MAC #35 Lashes

DUO Lash Glue

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Caramel & Ginger

Ben Nye Luxury Powder – Banana & Camel

NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

MAC Loose Pigment – Naked

Make Up For Ever matte bronzer – #20

MAC Powder Blush – Blunt

NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross

MAC Lip Pencil – Nightmoth

Atomic Cosmetics Lipstick – Fellini

Kat Von D Lipstick – Homegirl

MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass – Dark As Night

Ben Nye Final Seal

Hopefully you guys enjoy, and I can’t wait to continue to make more of these for everyone!

[Ed. Note: That luscious voice your hear singing during the video? Yes. It’s Taylour!! Is there NOTHING she can’t do??]

How To Get The PERFECT, Long-Lasting Matte Lip (Video Tutorial!)


I absolutely LIVE for a matte lip, but we all know that gross feeling halfway through your Saturday night, when your lips feel like sandpaper and you’re starting to find ways to cleverly cover your mouth until you can get to a mirror to make sure your lips haven’t all but been rubbed raw.

First of all, get a lip primer, you’ll thank me later.

Secondly, get a Lime Crime Velvetine! They go on liquid, and dry to a crazy pigmented matte lipstick! They last all night long (trust me, 2 drinks, lots of talking and laughing, and 1 poor decision of a chili cheese dog don’t lie. I STILL had to use a makeup wipe at the end of the night to get it off my face.)

In the video below, I start lining my lips with MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Pencil. I go on to use the first of two Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet, in the center of my lips, and give it a second to dry. Then I add the Wicked Velvetine in-between Red Velvet and Nightmoth. For final touches I clean up the edges with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the color Caramel, and dust one of my favorite MAC pigments, Naked over the cupids bow for an angelic glow. Now, don’t get me wrong, this won’t be stuck to your lips forever, but it’ll definitely stay put, even through kisses! (As you can see at the end of the video, it’s also non-transferrable, which RULES.)  Continue Reading