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Here's One Major Reason to Rethink That Spring Break Bikini Wax

Image via <a href="">Jezebel</a>
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Yucky beauty news, full steam ahead: There's been a rise in water warts thanks to bikini waxing. What are water warts, you say? A pox virus called Molluscum contagiosum that's sexually transmitted, but is also spread thanks to the "micro-trauma" of the skin such grooming methods encourage. Neat! (Dudes, you're not off the hook for this one). [Jezebel]

Here's your Wednesday afternoon day dream fodder: Freja Beha Erichsen shows how to lounge under the Italian sun in ethereal Valentino couture like it should be done—all in the name of the house's new spring scent, Valentina Acqua Floreale. [Styleite]
Any takers for a foil manicure that's both quicker and cheaper that Ciate's version? Direct your attention to Revlon's new 'Moon Candy' collection for a popping take on the nail style. [SheFinds]
Aveda's is heavy on the brights for spring. Read: Red lips, peach cheeks, indigo eyes, and more. It's possibly the best spring light at the end of the winter tunnel. [Refinery29]
Shu Uemura has just released limited-edition packaging for five of its best-selling bottles of face oil. Yes, face oil, that's oil for your face. Check out the science and the new bottles on []
And now, please enjoy The Sun's take on Robert Pattison's unconfirmed, and so-far denied Dior summer fragrance campaign:

The advert is sexually explicit. It is pushing the boundaries of what you can get away with in advertising. [...] Robert is topless for part of it and kissing one of the models with tongues. He really gets stuck in. [...] There's another scene where he takes part in a foursome in various states of undress, although it's not clear whether those scenes will make the final cut. [...] According to the people on set, he didn't take much persuading to get into the role. [The Sun, via The Cut]