Topic: beauty

Words From A Stranger To This Dad’s Daughter (From The Makeup Aisle)

Words From A Stranger To This Dad's Daughter (From The Makeup Aisle)

Recently your father wrote you an article in the Huffington Post all about how he finds makeup aisles “very oppressive” and how he wants you to to delivered ” through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of your own worthiness and beauty.”

Calling a pile of lipsticks and nail polish a gauntlet of institutionalized shame is a bit overdramatic, and Little One, I’m here to tell you that your dad is wrong. More »

10 Totally Over The Top Mommy Manicures

10 Totally Over The Top Mommy Manicures

I used to get my nails did. Back when I was knocked up with my eldest getting my nails done was one of the only times I could feel like an actual human and not just a giant incubator for my baby. Even though I waddled into the nail salon and my hair was usually fashioned with a scrunchie it made me feel good about myself. More »

Enjoy The Unbelievable Navel-Gazing Of This ‘Please Don’t Tell My Daughter She Is Beautiful’ Article

Enjoy The Unbelievable Navel-Gazing Of This 'Please Don't Tell My Daughter She Is Beautiful' Article

Listen, I’m sorry you are a bad parent and you are unable to raise your daughter to make her understand that looks aren’t everything. I am the mother of a VERY beautiful little girl, actually, I am pretty sure my daughter is prettier than this lady’s kid, but because I have taught her that looks aren’t everything and it’s what’s inside that counts she is doing just fine. This is just so absurd. There are so many WORSE things than having a kid people call “pretty.” More »

Attack Of The ‘Stepford Teenagers’ – Young Girls Are All Rockin’ Chanel Lipgloss And Brazilian Waxes

Attack Of The 'Stepford Teenagers' - Young Girls Are All Rockin' Chanel Lipgloss And Brazilian Waxes

Yes, girls who just recently got pubic hair are removing their pubic hair, all in the name of beauty. I don’t have a teenage daughter yet, but if mine came to me at age 16 and asked me to take her for a Brazilian I would be horrified. It’s bad enough these girls are all straightening their hair and getting makeovers at the Chanel counter, but waxing off their body hair is pretty appalling at such a young age. More »

Is It Just Me, Or Is Dove Soap Using Mommy Blogs For Their Commercial Ideas?

Is It Just Me, Or Is Dove Soap Using Mommy Blogs For Their Commercial Ideas?

Yeah, yeah I know, I should just shut up and be thankful that Dove isn’t running commercials that feature scantily clad picture perfect heavily photoshopped Mombots in their ads, but these commercials feel so manipulative to me, especially since advertising is used to sell us junk. Alison Tate, ‘s article was so touching and gorgeous to me, and she wasn’t trying to sell us anything, other than the notion that moms are beautiful and we need to recapture the same joy we had as young girls in believing we are beautiful as old girls, stretch marks and all. More »

Your Bald Baby Girl Is Ugly So Slap A Wig On Her So People Know She Is A Girl

Your Bald Baby Girl Is Ugly So Slap A Wig On Her So People Know She Is A Girl

Don’t you worry because a company has developed baby wigs for even the tiniest babies so you can get your baby on the road to gender identity right away! EVERYONE knows baby girls CAN’T be bald! If you have a daughter who is bald it will be horrific because people may use the wrong pronoun when asking you how old HE is and saying things like “aww, what a cute little boy.” More »

UPDATE: Jane Pratt’s New Beauty Website Says ‘Toddlers Are Effing Hot’ – Because Child Sex Abuse Is Just Hi-Larious

UPDATE: Jane Pratt's New Beauty Website Says 'Toddlers Are Effing Hot' - Because Child Sex Abuse Is Just Hi-Larious

I’m not a raging fan of some of the content on XoJane. As a woman of a certain age, who has children, I just couldn’t get behind some of the content that the editors of the website choose to publish. As a feminist I believe that woman can do whatever the hell they want with their bodies, it’s their business, and I really don’t care if adults want to act like idiots their entire lives. It’s just not my jam. But what I do care about is the abuse of children, so when I was linked to this article on Jane Pratt’s new beauty website, XoVain.com, I was pretty appalled: More »

Jane Daly Makes Beauty Sound So Do-able And Fun That I May Start Getting Out Of My Mommy Rut

Jane Daly Makes Beauty Sound So Do-able And Fun That I May Start Getting Out Of My Mommy Rut

I love makeup and nail polish and all of that, but I am just as guilty as any busy mom as far as falling into a rut and on occasion not even bothering to “put on my face.” I don’t think women are required to wear makeup but I like to wear it. Jane Daly is one of the only beauty writers I truly trust because not only is she a mom (she has two daughters, Em – 24 and Biddy, who is 17), she is also great at telling it like it is. She has been doing yoga before it was cool, despises cardio, and she sat down with Mommyish to yammer all about beauty and MILFS and how woman can still care about how they look, even after having babies and discovering their kid is using their favorite eyeliner to color ponies with. More »

Lena Dunham Daring To Exist Is Starting This Awful Woman-Shaming Spiral Of Something

Lena Dunham Daring To Exist Is Starting This Awful Woman-Shaming Spiral Of Something

When can we stop having this conversation, where the layers and layers even drag down the real-life spouse of an actor who probably doesn’t even belong in the conversation to begin with? Why are we having this conversation to begin with? Maybe that’s the end game. Maybe the audacity of Lena Dunham just being Lena Dunham and daring to be Lena Dunham (which to me isn’t even that brave to begin with, considering the fact she is beautiful) will bring all the normal women to our TV screens and those of us who are even more normal than these well-above normal women can start to feel like we actually deserve to exist on this earth. Because all these conversations do is make those of us below what society is referring to as “average” feel really shitty. Even on our good hair days. More »

Gisele Bundchen Debuts Hideous Troll-Like Monster Daughter

Gisele Bundchen Debuts Hideous Troll-Like Monster Daughter

There are no reports that little Vivian is always surrounded by bluebirds nor that she slumbers on a bassinet crafted from the finest silk spun from the hair of singing maidens that is carefully attached to a unicorn which gently rocks the wee princess to sleep. But I totally bet that’s how it goes down in the Bundchen/ Brady household. I bet this baby doesn’t even defecate or cry or do anything, other than just sit there and look adorable. More »