We don't know what her secret is, but there's no denying it: motherhood looks GREAT on Snooki. Mere months after giving birth to her son Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has undergone a total beauty transformation. A makeunder, if you will... and we've got photo evidence to prove it! She ditched the spray tans, the bronzer and the Barbie pink "Snookilicious" lipstick for an au natural beauty look that's stripped down, effortless, and just plain pretty. She tweeted the barefaced pic above out yesterday, saying "Legit loungin in pjs & no makeup. I feel good." You know the old saying "feeling good is looking good?" It might be cheesy, but in Snooki's case it's never rung truer.
In case you've been living under a rock the last few years, Christina Aguilera has been DOMINATING the celebrity fragrance scene by releasing one successful scent after another. Last year she launched her sixth (yes, SIXTH) perfume Secret Potion, and now she's debuting yet another scent for everyone to fawn over—Red Sin. We peeped the commercial for her soon-to-be-released fragrance and GULP. Dudes, there's a whollleee lotta soft, sultry Xtina looks happening in here, and we can barely handle it. Like, one moment she's rolling around in her bedsheets sans PJs and the next she's giving us "come hither" glances while nakie in a bath tub. Um, are we even allowed to see this at work? *looks over shoulder to make sure no one is watching*
Katy Perry for GHD.
Photo: Ellen von Unwerth/GHD
ME-OW! Hair styling brand ghd unveiled their latest campaign today featuring—you guessed it—Katy Perry in a GORGE old Hollywood-inspired black and white photo sesh, and we cannot get enough! Honestly, we can't think of a better gal to model the voluminous hairstyles from the past, and she totally nails the vintage-vixen vibe to the point where we legit think we've accidentally time-traveled into a Hollywood starlets' dressing room. Shot by the infamous Ellen von Unwerth, ghd's campaign shows a softer, more traditional side to the KP we know and love (considering earlier this year she was decked out in a mermaid suit complete with a pink wig. YUP.). Katy said, "It was fun to go a more natural route after playing characters in my last ghd campaign. Ellen von Unwerth captured both the playful and chic looks amazingly well." I'll say! In her first look, Katy gives us the ultimate open-mouthed sexy-surprised look with a half-unzipped sequin gown *blushes* and layers upon layers of cascading curls. Her beauty game knocked it out of the park—she sported a crisp cat eye with super dark eyebrows and stained lips. GULP.
Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga at Palazzo Versace in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 1.
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Aaaaand Lady Gaga's "love affair" with Donatella Versace continues! Last year Mother Monster admitted she was "obsessed" with the brand, and Donatella let her do the unthinkable—dig through the Versace archives for the first time since before Gianni passed. Now it seems the twosome are still closer than ever. Just yesterday, they were spotted at Palazzo Versace looking eerily alike—Donatella wore a skin-tight, all black frock with her infamous platinum blonde hair, and Gaga sported a matching blonde wig to celebrate her designer BFF. Mother Monster also wore a white, gold and silver studded Versace number (of course!) with her fresh 'do paired with fire engine red nails. Yowza!
Oh, hai October. Didn't see you there! Now that we're officially into the fall season, it means YAY, PUMPKINS! PRETTY LEAVES! COAT WEATHER! FALL-THEMED MANICURES! *pants* There's no better way to celebrate a season change than with some killer nail art, amirite? We rounded up our top autumn-inspired designs that'll hopefully inspire you to create some mini masterpieces of your own, so check 'em out below!
We never get tired of seeing Aztec prints, but the typically-bright pattern usually seems better suited for summer. Not anymore! Switch up your neons for some rich shades of burgundy, navy, and gray like Judith from Spektor's Nails, and you've got yourself one badass fall mani, y'all.
Christina Aguilera in 'Your Body.'
Photo: RCA Records/Vevo
Let's all give Christina Aguilera a round of applause for giving us THE best way to cruise into the weekend. After tons of hints, Tweets, and Facebook sneak peeks, she's dropped her music video for "Your Body" today, and good news- it's basically just as epic as we'd all been secretly hoping. There's no question the track is a guaranteed dance party, and our girl has turned out a major video to match, complete with about a ZILLION costume changes and 7 different beauty looks! Between the retro curls, the braids and the rainbow weave, they're too good NOT to break down, one by one..so let's get started!
Harry Styles got some new ink.
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One Direction's Harry Styles may have JUST turned 18 this year, but that hasn't held him back from diving head-first into that tattoo game. Last month, he inadvertently revealed some new shoulder ink filming 1D's "Live While We're Young" music video, and he reportedly has a half-sleeve in the works. The latest ink update was discovered by One Direction's notoriously wily superfans and resurfaced by the UK's Daily Mail: tattoos on his left side of a bird cage, laughing and crying masks, and the acronym "SMCL" (or "SNCL," we can't really tell).
It's been a big 24 hours for Azealia Banks. Our Harlem girl is in Paris right now, making her international Fashion Week rounds, sitting front row at fash-buddy Nicola Formichetti's Mugler Paris Fashion Week show, shooting the music video for "Esta Noche" (a track that closed the aforementioned Mugler show, BTW), AND debuting her new emerald and sapphire hair which she has dubbed "EARTHWEAVE." *pauses to catch breath and wipe sweat from upper lip* PHEW! *flicks disgusting sweat beads away* And judging from her heavily capitalized and exuberantly punctuated tweets, she's not slowing down aaaaany time soon.
Topshop sells hair spikes.
Photo: Courtesy of Topshop
As a species, we put a lot of weird stuff in our hair. Sprays and oils and chemicals. Braiding in ribbons and gluing in more hair. Also, remember butterfly clips? Let's all just take a gender-wide facepalm on that one, agreed? And while we're at it, these "spike stud swirls" from Topshop? They might warrant a little self-reflection, too. Color me judgmental or, you know, whatever you want given the anonymity of the interwebz, but I'm just not seeing it. Yet! I'm very thinly spined (near amphibious, really!) and can definitely be swayed. Perhaps a customer review? Or a photo? Or an at-home tutorial? I'm open to suggestions, but I'm also compelled to stand on my soapbox and broadcast that this hair accessory + me is not a love-at-first-sight kinda deal.
Nicki Minaj posing in her lollipop bra.
It's here! That's right, you can finally get your grubby little hands on Nicki Minaj's debut fragrance, Pink Friday! To celebrate the occasion, Nicki wore a bright and sweet lollipop bra to her perfume launch event at Macy's Herald Square in New York City, making us wonder if the fragrance itself smells like candy as much as Nicki's bra looks like it (you'll find out soon, we promise). The bustier features rainbow cups, a dainty little ruffle and hard candies in the place of the traditional bow, and she paired it with a bright pink blazer, blue and white striped leggings and a pink policeman's cap. Nicki posed next to her totally insane perfume bottle, which is a miniature bust of the singer, complete with pink wig and tiny little nameplate (so. killer.). Nicki sat down with MTV News at her perfume launch to discuss Pink Friday. She goes into everything from how long she's been thinking about launching her fragrance, to the process that went into the design of the bottle. Watch the video after the jump!