August 29 2014

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She’s Got Elizabeth Taylor Eyes; Charting The Toe-besity Epidemic; And More…


Never mind the jet-black dye job: to play Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming made-for-TV movie Liz & Dick, Lindsay Lohan was apparently also fitted with a custom set of violet-hued contact lenses—a signature Taylor feature. [NYP]

Whether or not a cleaning product works no longer entices consumers. It’s what it smells like that counts—which is why big brands like Windex, Clorox, and Mr. Clean are enlisting real-deal perfumers from fragrance houses like Givaudan and IFF to design scent portfolios for their products with notes like ginger, hibiscus, and “glacier-carved waterfalls.” Because boring lemon and plain old pine are played out. [WSJ]

In order to preside over a medical procedure like laser hair removal, Botox injections, or microdermabrasion, you should be a medical professional—a little followed requirement that’s about to become punishable by law in California if not abided by. [Huff Po]

A Brazilian artist has introduced a new project called Humanae, a “chromatic inventory” that intends to shed light on race by classifying every human skin tone using the Pantone chart. Just think of all the future foundation formulation possibilities! [Daily Mail]

Introducing toe-besity, a new plastic surgery term to describe unsightly toes that are too long, too fat—and easily “fixed” by a podiatrist’s skillful hand. [ABC News]

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