the beauty myth

Natalie Portman’s buff superhero hammers the beauty myth



Natalie Portman’s buff superhero hammers the beauty myth

The hammer-wielding badass beauty has proven that women can be buff and sexy too. There’s no need to trade one off for the other. And to quote another woman championing the confidence of larger ...

I’m a beauty expert – 3 common pieces of advice I would NEVER follow having worked in the industry



I’m a beauty expert – 3 common pieces of advice I would NEVER follow having worked in the industry

WHEN it comes to skincare and makeup, there is a world of products available and lots of rules that come with them. However, beauty experts say some of these guidelines are actually myths that do ...

Wabi-sabi: The Japanese way to look at perfectly imperfect beauty



Wabi-sabi: The Japanese way to look at perfectly imperfect beauty

Wabi-sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic that appreciates beauty in its most simple state. It is all about deeply admiring both natural and objects formed due to the forces of nature. Here's all ...

The Sting & Honey Company offers an elegant cosmopolitan palette of myth and folklore in Sleeping Beauty’s Dream



The Sting & Honey Company offers an elegant cosmopolitan palette of myth and folklore in Sleeping Beauty’s Dream

Watching Sleeping Beauty’s Dream, by Javen Tanner, in a recent production by The Sting & Honey Company, one can appreciate the cosmopolitan melange of myths that supersedes the traditional Disney-like ...

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris: the fairy-tale myth that endures



Mrs Harris Goes to Paris: the fairy-tale myth that endures

The magical transformations in fairy tales, fiction and film tell us a lot about ourselves. Rosalind Jana explores the best, from Cinderella to new film Mrs Harris Goes to Paris.

Marilyn Monroe: Why does the actor’s body shape inspire such lust among society even today?



Marilyn Monroe: Why does the actor’s body shape inspire such lust among society even today?

She was the original poster girl for the ‘perfect hourglass’, a shape that has long been upheld as the ideal for a woman ...

Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision



Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision

It’s about time someone took the princess story that’s normalized to girls and autopsy it with absolute precision. “The Force of Such Beauty” opens on the night of Caroline's second ...

The 25 Best Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin to Heal, Protect and Soothe Blemishes



The 25 Best Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin to Heal, Protect and Soothe Blemishes

Not all acne-prone skin is created equal. Skin that frequently has blemishes can come in a vast variety of skin types: oily, dry, sensitive, and even happily balanced. But one myth seems to follow ...

Watch: Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan doesn’t believe in perfection, shares how got the title



Watch: Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan doesn’t believe in perfection, shares how got the title

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is known as 'Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood', recently left his fans and followers surprised when he said that he doesn't believe in perfection. Instead, he prefers ...

Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision



Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision

Caroline's burgeoning running career brings her all the way to a world-record-shattering gold at the Olympics “The Force of Such Beauty” by Barbara Bourland (Dutton) It’s about time someone ...

Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision



Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision

“The Force of Such Beauty” opens on the night of Caroline's second attempt at escaping Lucomo, the small European country in which she became a princess. But author Barbara Bourland quickly jumps back ...

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