Nicole Startled by Her Own Normalcy

6/13/2007 11:30 AM PDT
Okay, so it's a relative thing. But Nicole Richie looks more like a human being -- and not a skeletal hint of one -- than we've seen in ages.

The directionally-challenged motorist was spotted yesterday with boyfriend Joel Madden while leaving skin spa Kate Somerville in Beverly Hills, and aside from the rather alien protrusion from her left wrist, she looked the picture of un-made-up health. What do they do in that spa?!

Joel, on the other hand, not quite as lovely. Unshaven, with some splotchy red patches and what appears to be a tomahawk-shaped tattoo behind his ear ... perhaps it's just standing next to him that makes Nicole look healthy.