Nivea Ad Accused of Being Racially Insensitive; How Katy Perry Dyed Her Hair Lavender

Carola Remer, and a big white flower. Photo: Courtesy of Vogue Germany

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• Nivea has a new ad out featuring a well-dressed African-American male model throwing away the seemingly scruffy version of himself. The ad's slogan is "Re-Civilize Yourself," which is proving controversial. [ONTD]

• L’Oréal will bring out a line of sun-care products next spring and, continuing in her role as a face of the brand, Jennifer Lopez will front the ad campaigns. [WWD]

• Here's a foot exfoliating scrub that contains diamond powder and mother-of-pearl particles. [Beauty Counter Blog]

• How do you feel about a French-fry-flavored lip balm? [Nylon]