beauty

Real Ravishly: Cleavage Wrinkles And Capitalism

Seriously, I didn’t even know I HAD cleavage wrinkles.

Seriously, I didn’t even know I HAD cleavage wrinkles. There are just so many things capitalism is trying to convince you that you need.

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Skin Care Talk Is The New Diet Talk (And I Hate It)

I have to reject self-loathing when it arrives in the guise of self-care, and that means I have to opt out of skin care culture.

People talk about skin care like it’s fun — a way to relax. But for me, the very idea opens onto a black hole of self-loathing.

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To Gray Or Not To Gray? On Hair Dye And Aging

I’m beginning to have mixed feelings about coloring my hair.

There is a distinct moment in each woman’s life when gray hair and the associated reality of aging make its first unwelcome appearance.

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Monistat As Makeup Primer And Other Unbelievable Beauty Hacks

Unbelievable beauty hacks you'll want to try!

Among the trends in the world of unbelievable beauty hacks are the surprising frequency of alternate uses for beauty products.

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What A Drag Queen Thinks About Female Beauty Standards

Drag isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. (image credit: Thinkstock)

Being a Drag Queen isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. Not all real life women are glamorous and fabulous at all times, nor should we feel we have to be.

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Take The Cake: Fatness, Femininity, And My Pink Bangs

Fatness, femininity and hair! Photo credit: @virgietovar on Instagram

One of the things I have done for myself in adulthood as part of my healing process is make a strong claim to fatness femininity.

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Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world!

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I Had A Crowd Watching Me Get Waxed

Private waxings don’t show how tough we are, how much uncomfortableness we can endure. Public ones, however, seem to earn some respect. Now, if we could just show that same attitude to all women, hairy or not.

They stood, expectantly in the window, their bodies contorting and shriveling with each movement the woman made, anticipating the climax: the big rip. It was as if they were watching a horror movie they’d already seen.

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Why I’ll Never Give Up My 90s Bangs

I’m not a trend setter or a trend follower; I have my own fashion sense that’s completely independent of what’s splashing across Instagram — although I am very in favor of the pastel hair dye trend.

Some people would say my bangs make me look younger and I should grow them out, but I disagree. My bangs don’t magically change my appearance, but my forehead feels naked without them.

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This Body Positive Lineup Is Proof Unicorns Exist

Say what you will, but the unicorn fashion trend is mfing magical.

Say what you will, but the unicorn fashion trend is mfing magical. Pastels and brights create a bit of softness and whimsy in a world that feels anything but, allowing those who love to style to create beautifully feminine escapism through fashion.

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