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Cosmetic Procedures

Teri Hatcher shows Oprah what aging looks like, sans Botox

Date: October 6, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
Teri Hatcher can move her forehead, and that’s awesome. Not only does her un-Botoxed face effectively express a range of emotions, but the actress is also the proud owner of some pretty prominent under-eye circles too. She snaps pictures of herself, sans makeup, sporting a giant grin, to post on Facebook. Before professional stylists get Continue reading


We love (this interview with) Margaret Cho!

Date: July 22, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
“I didn’t mean to be a role model,” says Margaret Cho. “I just speak my truth.” Well Margaret’s truth is blunt, brazen, and hilarious, and anyone who’s seen the comedian in action can attest to her role-model-worthiness. From her humble beginnings in San Francisco to her current mega-success with the TV show “Drop Dead Diva” Continue reading


Joan Rivers: the face of feminism?

Date: July 13, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
  She’s nipped, tucked, Botoxed, and damn proud of it. So maybe Joan Rivers is a less-than-likely representative of female empowerment, but the woman has certainly made her mark. The new documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work examines a year in the life of the legendary comic, and I certainly got more than I Continue reading


On pressure, plastic surgery, and giving in.

Date: February 4, 2010 | Posted By:
Yesterday I realized that I am a Susan Boyle in a world of Heidi Montags. Let me explain. After having 2009’s best-selling album, Susan Boyle has been heralded as much for her glorious voice as she has been scrutinized for her plain, frumpy appearance. Media attention has been as focused on her outward makeup as Continue reading


Cosmetic surgery hits home: When your mom goes under the knife

Date: February 3, 2010 | Posted By:
Right now, Karen has a scalpel to her face, and went under anesthesia thinking “When I wake up, I’ll be beautiful.” She’s deeply unconscious, and probably pretty bloody, as the well-reputed and trusted female cosmetic surgeon performs her “art”. She will receive an untold number of stitches and will be bruised for at least two Continue reading


The ugly truth about cosmetics

Date: January 4, 2010 | Posted By:
Are the beauty products you use hazardous to your health? The answer is, most likely, “yes”. When it comes to personal care products in the United States, the FDA does little to protect consumers from harmful chemicals. But we can protect ourselves by researching the products that we purchase and use. Continue reading


“Why do you want to look like someone else?”

Date: November 30, 2009 | Posted By:
A friend of mine recently sent me this video in which little Sophie, with the help of her mother, sends out an important message via YouTube. The title seems like a big DUH (“Beauty is Not How Skinny You Are”), but it surely is a message we don’t hear enough. The message extends past dissatisfaction Continue reading


Cankles: Another body part to obsess over

Date: August 21, 2009 | Posted By:
“Cankles” is a charming term (like “love handles”, “muffin top”, “saddlebags”, etc.) that describes yet another thing women are made to feel insecure about: having ankles the size of one’s calves. As reported on Feministing, Gold’s Gym graciously took a step to eradicate this nonexistent problem by declaring July “Cankle Awareness Month.” Continue reading


Latisse: A Medical Prescription to “Cure” Short Eyelashes

Date: June 17, 2009 | Posted By:
While I was watching reruns of a family-friendly sitcom the other afternoon, a commercial came on advertising longer and fuller eyelashes. Usually commercials with promises of pumping up eyelash volume are reserved for mascara. This commercial, however, was for the prescription medicine, Latisse. The commercial informs the viewer that one must consult a doctor before Continue reading


Don’t Tell Me My Body Isn’t Perfect, Oprah!

Date: May 11, 2009 | Posted By:
It is sad to say, but when most women hear the words “beach season,” we brace ourselves to feel bad about our bodies. This is something I have come to expect from women’s magazines and diet-pill commercials, but I didn’t expect Oprah to join in with a swift kick to women’s body image. Continue reading