Snooki at Sunlounge Tanning Studio & Spa in L.A. on Jan. 9.
Photo: Splash News
Guys, where did Snooki go? Where's the animal print? Where's the poof? Where's the tan—OH WAIT. Nope. That's still there. Wheeeeew, we were gettin' scared for a second because when we peeped the Jersey Shore girl last month, she was also looking super unlike herself in a sophisticated sheer blouse (with a wineglass!). And yesterday when Snooks was promoting her tanning lotion line, she dressed down and STILL managed to nail her beauty game. She pulled her brown, crimson-streaked locks into a messy, side-parted pony, which complemented her off-the-shoulder tee perfectly. She even added a flower clip for a classic Hawaiian girl look. She kept her eye makeup minimal (well, minus those mile-long lashes), and, dudes, did you peep her nails?! THEY ARE SHORT. AND THEY ARE ALL ONE SOLID COLOR. *gasp* There's no glitter/rhinestones/zebra print/bows on long square tips like she normally wears. And it's not like we're anti-nail art or anything, but we're starting to see our bbgurl's style evolving. She's growing up. :')
Vinny's tapered shape-up variation.
Happy Jerz Day, everyone! Tonight marks the Season 5 premiere and triumphant U.S. return of our favorite tri-state-related TV series: JERSEY SHORE. Excited to be back on the East Coast, the dudes break off to catch up on all the GTL they had missed by being overseas and add the barbershop to their list of errands. Pauly D cleans up his blowout, Mike self-applies an ungodly amount of hair spray, and Vinny opts for one of the erm, most unique variations we've seen of a shape-up. Ever. What do you call this thing?
xoJane gives Sammi "Sweetheart" a make-under.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of xoJane
Tear. Oh, don't mind us, we're just proud mothers watching our dearest Sammi Sweetheart blossom into a stunning model with effortless beauty. You guys, feast your eyes on Sam's brilliant photo shoot for xoJane.com. No, that's not the extra eggnog from last night's holiday party playing tricks on you—it is indeed Sammi sans tons of eye makeup, mascara, bronzer, cleavage, and eyeliner. And ZOMG, she looks amaze! Don't get us wrong: We LOVE Sammi all glammed up, but isn't she just as beautiful without all her party girl makeup?
Snooki in Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of @Snooki's Twitter
Breaking: Snooki is a bona fide fashionista, y'all. The shortest member of the Jersey Shore clan has proved she can go from tanned, animal print-obsessed party girl to sophisticated vixen at the drop of the hat. And umm, we're taking notes.
Vera Wang and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino may share a formal wear manufacturer.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of FLOW Formal Wear's Facebook
When the lovebitten ladyfolk of the world picture their fairy-tale weddings—all harpsichord strumming, rolling hills to the coast, and assorted sparkle magic of the like—most of the time, they're ALSO picturing themselves swaddled in the exquisite bridal garb of Miss Vera Wang. After years of being that go-to dream gown designer, Wang is finally showing the dudes some love with Black by Vera Wang. The tuxedo rental collection is part of an exclusive partnership Wang has just announced with The Men's Wearhouse, to provide all the grooms out there with the same keen and loving design eye afforded to so many ladies on their special day. While this is all very exciting in and of itself, what sparks OUR specific interest here is that, according to Fashionista Vera Wang's tuxes are expected to be made by Flow Formal Wear. If the name seems familiar, it's because it is. Flow is the very same company to manufacture our boy, The Situation's line of self-promoted penguin suits.
Many things come to mind when one thinks of Snookalicious: spray tans, smooshing, Crocodilly, pickles, cats—we could go on for DAYYSSS. Snooki stans, brace yourselves: All of her various predilections (well, at least tans, workouts, and cats) collided in this MONSTROUSLY EPIC photo she just released on Facebook. In the RIDIC picture, which shows Snookems behind-the-scenes at a photo shoot, she WERQUES her newly svelte frame (tanned to glorious orange perfection) in a shiny, pink one-piece swimsuit that is, um, a wee bit revealing.
JWOWW is launching a new fragrance today.
Photo: Getty Images
Whether you're a fan of the tanned-up dudes and ladies of Jersey Shore or not, you have to admit the show has become QUITE the launching pad for multi-channel business giants. On the heels of her fellow cast members, JWOWW is the third of the Jersey girls to launch her own fragrance (the other two being Sammi with her Dangerous perfumes and Snooki, who just released her eponymous scent, you know, along with a GANG of other products stamped with her distinct personal brand) and is introducing it to the world today!
The Snooki Holiday Ornament.
Photo: Courtesy of Home Shopping Network
Here we go, y'all! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a delightfully jovial holiday in its own right in which you express gratitude for everything and everyone you're so lucky to have and enjoy in this world, and also pig out on so much deliciously sloth-inducing comfort food, but immediately after Turkey Day passes, the radio stations turn up those other winter holiday jams, retail spaces turn over stock and decor to the masters of red, green, and all that is white, and/or tinsel. But forget about all that for just a second and let's focus on today. This day that we're all living RIGHT NOW. It's special, too, you know? Namely because it's the lovely Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's day of birth! In honor of this collision of excuses for merrymaking, we're directing your attention to one singular object with the ability to tie it all together: the Snooki ornament.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi on Nov. 16, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Getty Images/PetsMart
It's something like common knowledge that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has a cat thing. She was a leopard for Halloween. She's covered many an object with animal print, from purses to nails to slippers. She's even been known to rock more than a few cat-themed accessories at once (*achem* peep that technicolor one she's been sporting lately). We thought the next step might be a pet cat. Or if she's too busy developing products and promoting her business empire, perhaps a giant plushy cat friend for Crocadilly. But never, ever, EVER did we think the feline-o-phile would go this far. Snooks appeared on Conan earlier this week applauding the beauty benefits of cat litter. Yes, CAT LITTER, PEOPLE.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi visits "Extra" at The Grove in Los Angeles.
Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for "Extra"
Can you smell that? It's the scent of Snooki wafting all over, well, the WORLD really. Jersey Shore's favorite pint-sized meatball may be on hiatus from the show, but she's still out there promoting herself like one seriously savvy (and ambitious) entrepreneur. Not only did she recently launch both her signature perfume and a slew of products on HSN (did you get your hands on one of the coveted Crocodillies?) she's been rockin' all kinds of CRAY outfits to show off her new svelte physique. Remember that super tight black dress and side-swept hair combo at the EMA? Or those blinding Modcloth neon lace-up wedge booties she wore with a red leopard dress? Well, this is the permanently puckered guidette's new style AMMO because she popped by the set of Extra wearing those very same shoes and another body-con dress. Her hair was something else altogether, though. Snookems has been keeping it more natural these days, but it looks like the pouf she made famous has returned—or rather, it has morphed into some sort of '60s-style coiffure teased to EXTRA high heights.