- The ultimate Spring shoe guide: every style, every price
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- Young people enjoy a splash of color during Holi celebrations
- Hunger Games popularity contest: which characters do you love?
- Make tuna tartare at home with this recipe from a Top Chef
- How to get nail polish off just about anything
- See all the stars at Paris Fashion Week
- How to look like a celeb at your own pregnancy photo shoot
- Five things to bring to a job interview
- Make St. Patrick's Day a booze-free event for your pets
- Everything you need to know about the new iPad
- Buy this Hunger Games actress's Tory Burch heels
- Bright and patterned denim interpreted for your home
- Video: Jennifer Lopez's hot new music video showcases her clothing line
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Posts for March 8th 2012
Fashion Week is the source for tons of amazing nail art and gorgeous polish ideas, and the Fall 2012 shows were idea gold. Sushi nails, ombré glitter manicures, fishnet-stocking French tips, crushed glass: this season had it all, and now you can, too. Here's the scoop on the hottest manicures from Paris, Milan, London, and New York.
- Six short, sexy hairstyles for any hair type — Real Simple
- Cate Blanchett wants to take it all off. Her hair, that is — Stylelist
- Make like Jackson Pollock on your nails — Beautylish
- Identical no more: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen each get their own Elle UK cover — Huffington Post
- Yikes! Don't get this disease from your pedicure — Beauty High
- Tom Ford's new makeup is all about heavy metal — Refinery 29
- Lipstick for fans of The Artist — Makeup and Beauty Blog
- 18 beauty products that may just qualify as classics — Real Beauty
- Why one woman was arrested for painting her nails — The Frisky
- Concealers that can actually cover dark circles — Glo
Super Tuesday has come and gone with no apparent progress in the GOP presidential sweepstakes and barely a hint of drama — at least in comparison to the political excitement of a place like, say, Egypt.
If you haven't heard, that nation was rocked by a plastic surgery scandal earlier this week when a male member of parliament was busted by his own doctors for having a nose job and then lying about it. Anwar Al-Bulkimy, of the extreme Islamist Al-Nour party (seen above), checked in for the elective surgery, but claimed to the world outside that he had been beaten by masked gunmen. Supporters streamed to his bedside, until his surgeon called in to a popular TV show and offered the truth behind the politician's bandaged face. It turns out extreme Islamists look harshly on vanity procedures, and Al-Bulkimy was soon out of a job.
The moral of this story: don't lie to voters about something that's written all over your face. Critics have hounded Russia's Vladimir Putin for using Botox, and Italy's scandal-ridden ex-prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, whose hair plugs were visible from France, was cornered into admitting a "slight retouch" of his eyelids after disappearing for weeks in 2004 and returning with a boyish mien. Back in the 1990s, Argentine president Carlos Menem tried in vain to pass off work on his cheeks as swelling caused by a wasp bite.
Could it ever happen here? The pressure to look good is no doubt equally strong, and the faces of politicians such as John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Nancy Pelosi have all come under scrutiny. But among the frontrunners of the current election cycle, there just doesn't seem to be the need. The only intervention incumbent Barack Obama could use is from a hair colorist to mask the gray, and likely Republican rival Mitt Romney is, at least by outward appearances, genetically perfect — with hair so thick it makes regular headlines.
Paris Fashion Week is over, but the shows will be influencing style all year. There was plenty of risk-taking eye makeup, a lot of slick hair, and all the dark lips you'd expect for Fall. See 30 of the most notable looks from the week, from Miu Miu and Givenchy to Kanye West's latest outing, and get a leg up on all your fashion-obsessed friends.