Why you shouldn’t fear whitening soaps

Why you shouldn’t fear whitening soaps

  In Asia, you will lament the fact that all they sell are whitening soaps- because er, people in Asia want to be white much the same way white people want to be bronzed. Whitening soaps have enzymes which promote sloughing off of the outer layers of the skin....
Slow Travel to Italia

Slow Travel to Italia

screenshot of Roman Holiday trailer from http://www.thelocal.it/galleries/culture/true-or-false-top-ten-italian-stereotypes This blog has had its share of accolades. I can boast to be perhaps the only beauty blog that has male heterosexual followers (for realz). I am...
No BS Make Up Guide For Engineers

No BS Make Up Guide For Engineers

Author’s note: Could be interesting read for men who just couldn’t  understand how “that” could have taken two hours and 14 products. The only rule in make-up is that there are no rules- yadda yadda yadda.   – said all those who wrote a...
The BB on BB Creams

The BB on BB Creams

Beauty Balm has the same initials as Beauty and the Bullshit. Coincidence?  I think not. I have been ignoring all this BB cream hooha for the longest time – i figure that at some point,  all this – developed by  ( insert adjective) German doctor, does...
To my personal bullshit whistle blower

To my personal bullshit whistle blower

Today marks the 25th death anniversary of my father. He was a brilliant inventor, a so-so entrepreneur and a progressive communist.  He shunned all things pretentious and can speak heart to heart with anyone – from the president of the country to the street...
Careers in the beauty business

Careers in the beauty business

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yva_Lady_reading_newspaper_c1932.jpg Author’s note:  This post is only advisable to those contemplating on a  career in the beauty biz.  Can apply to bloggers & editors who want to dig deeper, students or new graduates...
WTF woman?

WTF woman?

I believe in woman.   A fragile figure with the force of nature. She will suffer for love and sacrifice for beauty. She can control with tenderness and hurt with silence. She can empower a nation and yet cringe from a spider. Love unrequited, she will sing the most...
Ten Worst Reasons To Buy Cosmetics

Ten Worst Reasons To Buy Cosmetics

Just when you think you have enough lipstick, mascara, foundation and moisturizer stashed to last you till the shoulder pad’s second coming, there will come a New Truly Amazing Wunderkind of a Cosmetic Miracle that will send you rushing to the checkout counter faster...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Text adapted from Anne Taintor Hope to write to you again soon!-...
Stop and Smell The Bullshit

Stop and Smell The Bullshit

Well hello there stranger, thought your world could use some rocking today.  A little post from your friendly neighborhood bitch. Recently, at a Body Shop in Brussels, I was asked to sign an international petition against animal testing in cosmetics.  Oh,...