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

Carola Remer, and a big white flower.

SKIN
• 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]

HAIR
• A 13-year-old in England has a rare condition called Hair Brushing Syndrome, which means the static caused by her hair being brushed could kill her. [Daily Mail UK]

• Hairstylist Rita Hazan explains how she gradually turned Katy Perry's hair lavender without ruining it in the process, which raises the question: Why doesn't she just make like Gaga and wear wigs? [People StyleWatch]

• If you make like Katy Perry and don't wear wigs, and dye-jobs or chemicals have messed with your hair, Teen Vogue has some tips on damage repair. [Teen Vogue]

• Snooki stopped by Allure's offices and gave one of their beauty writers a big pouf. In the process, the writer learned of Snooki: "Her favorite store is Mandee. She spent $500 there last week, and even asked for coupons." [Daily Beauty Reporter/Allure]

MAKEUP
• More Jersey Shore beauty news: Vinny Guadagnino prefers a girl who doesn't wear much makeup, because "that’s a good indication to me that she is naturally beautiful no matter what time of the day you look at her." [Hollywood Life]

• A beauty editorial in this month's Vogue Germany features lots of products from Tom Ford's new beauty line. [Models.com]

• A new collection of MAC makeup is inspired by the exotic jungle where "seeds of desire sprout." Make of that what you will. [Beauty High]

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

Photo: Courtesy of Vogue Germany

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