7-year-old girl gets plastic surgery to avoid being bullied. What would you do?

"Good Morning America" continued its exploration of all-things-plastic-surgery on Thursday, interviewing seven-year-old Samantha Shaw, a first grader from South Dakota who recently went under the knife to pin back her cup ears and fix a fold on her right ear.

Apparently, the number of teens and children getting plastic surgery has gone up 30 percent over the last decade, with more and more young people resorting to operations in order to avoid bullying. However, Samantha told Juju Chang that she hasn't been bullied, per se. Her mom said that others have made comments in front of Samantha — with adults being worse than other kids — but confirmed that the surgery was more preventative, so that her daughter wouldn't get bullied in the future.

New York Dr. Steven Pearlman, who performed the surgery free of charge thanks to the Little Baby Face Foundation, strongly believes that any abnormality can result in torture on the playground. But when asked whether he actually suggests that children get plastic surgery to avoid bullying, Pearlman responded, "Well, it depends where you draw the line. If it's minor, if it's cosmetic, absolutely not. But in my book and [that of] most of the medical community, the plastic surgery community, ears that stick out is not a cosmetic issue."

Brings up an interesting topic. I don't know if I would allow my 7-year-old to get plastic surgery to avoid bullying, but it's hard to say when you're not in that position. What would you do?

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Drew Barrymore dyes her hair red! What do you think?

Drew Barrymore showed up last night at the Kimberly Snyder Book Party For “The Beauty Detox with new red hair! What do you think?


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Oscar de la Renta introduces Esprit d’Oscar‏

Esprit d’Oscar

The Spirit of Femininity

Over thirty years ago, Oscar de la Renta dreamed of creating a perfume that captured the joy and sophistication of his fashion designs. In 1977, he created his signature fragrance OSCAR, a celebration of women, timeless and feminine.

Today, Oscar de la Renta introduces Esprit d’Oscar Eau de Parfum, a modern take on his signature scent, inspired by the chic and sophisticated women of a new era.

To capture the essence of what a woman desires in her fragrance, Oscar turned to his daughter Eliza to help create Esprit d’Oscar, an unmistakably feminine floral-oriental. Esprit d’Oscar opens with a distinct sparkle, realized through a bright, citrus bouquet of Sicilian lemon, bergamot and citron. At its heart remain fresh florals: Egyptian jasmine, orange flower and tuberose. A combination of musk, heliotrope, tonka bean and vetiver give Esprit d’Oscar a warm, long-lasting base.

Inspired by the original Oscar Parfum bottle design, Oscar envisioned a package for Esprit d’Oscar that would marry the feel of the iconic original, with a fresh contemporary look. Sculptural glass and sleek feminine contours characterize the Esprit d’Oscar bottle. On top of its translucent flower cap, a glass pearl represents a single dewdrop, a symbol from the original Oscar story. When he was a boy, Oscar de la Renta imagined that if he woke up very early, he could take the dew from flowers to create a perfume…and so he did.

Esprit d’Oscar represents the spirit of femininity reimagined.

Esprit d’Oscar 3.3 oz Eau de Parfum Spray Suggested Retail $98.00

Esprit d’Oscar 1.6 oz Eau de Parfum Spray Suggested Retail $78.00

Esprit d’Oscar is available in early April 2011 at select department stores.


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DIANE LANE Cinema Verite Premiere

DIANE LANE
Cinema Verite Premiere – April 11th

The concept behind Diane Lane’s look for the Cinema Verite premiere was to keep it ultra feminine and diaphanous. This was achieved by using soft pinks and plums on her eyes, sheer petal on her cheeks and a see through raspberry shade on her lips. This look illustrated that a translucent approach to color is easy, subtle and totally wearable at any age.

First Diane’s skin was prepped a week in advance using the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Line: a trio of moisturizers that gently delivers the most advanced form of Retinol. Immediately prior to applying make-up, Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Moisturizer was used to prep the skin. This combination provided a flawless base for make-up application.

Then Neutrogena Healthy Skin liquid make-up in Natural Beige was applied with a large synthetic foundation brush and blended outward with a wet sponge to give her skin a sheer radiant glow. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Medium was used around the nose and under eye area.

Then her cheekbones were softly sculpted with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer Duo in Rosy Glow – using the bronzer under the cheekbones and the blusher on the apples as well as to her décolleté and across the bridge of her nose.

Then lining the eyes with Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Spiced Chocolate provided soft definition on both the top and bottom.

On her lips Neutrogena MoistureShine lip gloss completed her ultra feminine look.


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