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Kate Winslet: 'I Haven't Had My Nails Done in Months'

May/20/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Kate Winslet Harper's BazaarDaniel Jackson for Harper’s BAZAAR

For an actress who’s had plenty of “Wow” moments on the red carpet and who has been the face of Lancôme for seven years, Kate Winslet insists that her life is everything but glam-centric. For one thing, she hasn’t had a manicure in months.

“I know it sounds very self-effacing because people say, ‘Oh you’re a film star. People probably come to your house to do it,'” the star says in the June/July issue of Harper’s Bazaar, her first cover since giving birth to son Bear Blaze in December. “But I don’t have the time to get my nails done apart from when I’m doing a photo shoot.”

And when she’s not hitting the carpet in figure-hugging gowns, Winslet’s uniform is a black blazer and Rag & Bone jeans. “They’re great, because I’m not quite back into my pre-pregnancy jeans,” she tells the mag.

Right now, the new mom quietly resides in Chichester, just south of London, and has no qualms with walking to a café with a girlfriend and baby Bear strapped to her chest.

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In fact, it seems Winslet goes out of her way to avoid the trappings of an A-lister. Winslet’s marriage to Richard Branson’s nephew Ned Rocknroll is largely a mystery to fans. “Nobody knows him — it’s brilliant,” she says. “They like to think they know him. They like to be judgmental because of his name and everything, but it’s fabulous because no one knows anything about him.”

Kate Winslet Harper's BazaarDaniel Jackson for Harper’s BAZAAR

The Divergent star turns 40 next year, and says she doesn’t live in fear of frown lines. “I’m quite excited about it actually. I really enjoy getting older. You just don’t worry as much.”

But it’s her gig with Lancôme that will definitely help with the aging process — she’s marketing their latest wrinkle fighter, Rénergie French Lift: “Working with them does a huge amount for my self esteem, I’ve got to tell you.”

For more on Winslet’s latest projects, visit Harpersbazaar.com or pick up the June/July issue, on stands May 27. And tell us: Do you share Winslet’s attitude on aging? How about manis?

–Catherine Kast

Lupita Nyong'o's Rainbow of Nails: The Lady Loves a Pretty Polish

May/16/2014 at 04:45 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o ManicuresCourtesy Lupita Nyong’o; Danny Moloshok/Landov

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Lupita Nyong’o’s clothes, makeup and hair (like, a lot of time), but somehow we’ve managed to overlook one major style choice the star’s been making: Her nail color. Far from having one favorite polish and sticking to it, the Oscar winner experiments with a fun new shade nearly every time she’s on a red carpet. Most recently, before Thursday night’s Calvin Klein Women in Film party in Cannes, she posted a shot of her perfectly polished French mani (below) with the caption “When in France…”
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See Jenny McCarthy's Huge Yellow Sapphire Engagement Ring: PHOTO

Apr/16/2014 at 12:58 PM ET

Jenny McCarthy Engagement RingCourtesy Sally Hanson

What tops most girls to-do lists the minute they get engaged? Hitting the nail salon for the perfect mani to match their new bling, of course. Jenny McCarthy, who just announced her engagement to Donnie Wahlberg Wednesday, made sure her tips were freshly painted — though no nail art could distract us from that new mega-carat engagement ring sitting pretty on her left hand.

The View co-host shared her exciting news on air while showing off her sparkler to the other hosts. “It’s a yellow sapphire,” she said of the bauble, which looks to be 5-plus carats (if we had to guess) and is surrounded by a halo of diamonds. (Get an up-close look at the bauble — and her hot-pink Sally Hansen manicure — above.) Read More

The Best Beauty Tips from Our #PSWBeauty Twitter Chat!

Apr/14/2014 at 01:02 PM ET

Twitter Beauty TipsPeople Stylewatch

Our May issue has finally hit stands, and it’s packed with 50 beauty tips you can’t live without. In honor of its release, we asked all of you to submit your wackiest, craziest and most amazing beauty tips on Twitter with the hashtag #PSWBeauty. Throughout the day we received some killer advice that we never would have thought of ourselves! (One fave: Nails always chipping? Try rolling your polish bottle between your hands instead of shaking it.) Check out some of our favorite tweets from the chat — submitted by beauty brands we love as well as PEOPLE StyleWatch readers — to discover new tricks that might not have known about.
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ACM Beauty Buzz: Carrie Underwood's Perfect Waves, Shakira's Sentimental Nail Art & More!

Apr/07/2014 at 04:46 PM ET

Carrie Underwood, Shakira and Kacey Musgraves ACMsPicturegroup(2); ACMA2014/Getty. Inset: Invision/A

By now you’ve already seen all the gorgeous gowns from Sunday’s ACM Awards, so it’s time to talk about the most buzzworthy beauty moments. Let’s start with Carrie Underwood‘s amazing side-swept waves, because, well, they’re amazing.

We were so enamored of Underwood’s old Hollywood-inspired tresses, we had to get some more insight straight from her makeup artist and hair stylist of nine years, Melissa Schleicher. You may not have noticed, but the first step to her look was a subtle color change.

“Her hair is a bit darker now,” Schleicher explains. “She’s naturally blonde in the roots, and we hadn’t highlighted her hair in seven months — we just let it go. And then I took her to the salon, darkened her hair a shade and lightened the ends quite a bit for an ombré look.” Read More

Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Light Blue Nails, the Faux Bob and the Collar Celebs are Shedding

Apr/04/2014 at 12:13 PM ET

Trend report: light blue nails, faux bobMichael Stewart/Wireimage; Gilbert Flores/Broadima

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw some delicate digits, a tricky, trendy hairstyle and a collar that can be stashed away until winter.

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Please Stop What You're Doing and Help Us Decide How We Feel About Three Star Beauty Moments

Apr/02/2014 at 07:15 PM ET

Ireland Baldwin, Shailene Woodley, Rita Ora beautyEd Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA; Getty(2

There are some beauty looks that have us feeling nothing but happy feelings (like these pretty lipsticks) and then there are some beauty looks that leave us bewildered. Regardless, we like to talk them all out with you.

After a month experimenting with pastel hues (first purple, then blue), Ireland Baldwin has returned to her platinum blonde shade, a look which with we hope she sticks. However, Coachella is coming up and she might decide to get dye-happy again. She totally reminds us of that one friend from high school who couldn’t help but color her hair with markers when she gets bored.

Moving from manes to manis, Shailene Woodley has been sporting chipping polish (a cardinal red carpet sin!) to her Divergent premieres. In Berlin, she teamed her dramatic Zuhair Murad stunner with two fingers of mint green polish — the same look as she sported for the film’s London premiere. So either someone in her glam squad forgot to pack nail polish remover, or she’s trying to start a new trend. (At least she’s on-trend with her pale polish.)

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And rounding out the group, Rita Ora had a Nicole Richie Met Gala hair moment, sporting a voluminous pompadour spray-painted with white stripes. The do added more drama to her fringed, fur-collared leather (yes, that’s a lot of detail) Roberto Cavalli dress at the Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibit in London.

What do you think of these eye-raising beauty moves? Confused? Delighted? Share your thoughts below.
–Brittany Talarico

 

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