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 whole book on make up. I know 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 (insert...

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

[gallery ids="580"] 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 who want to enter the corporate side of the biz, entrepreneurs...

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...

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,...

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....
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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...
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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 whole book on make up. I know a...
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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 (insert...
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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...
Read More

Careers in the beauty business

[gallery ids="580"] 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 who want to enter the corporate side of the biz, entrepreneurs...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
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Happy New Year!

Text adapted from Anne Taintor Hope to write to you again soon!-...
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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,...
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Rowena Dating 101 (aka why perhaps I am single to this day)

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Just Sharing: What P’trique has in his Beauty Bag

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How to Hop Over a bench in a Miniskirt

(This is a repost as I am rewriting the post this originally came...
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Top 6: Those Pestering Patents

Author's Note:  This post can also benefit male readers, with special kudos to my colleagues from engineering.  (Sorry, I missed the reunion.) This article is part of a series countdown- Top Ten tactics to Make you buy More cosmetics.   I have done 10, 9, 8 and 7.   ...
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Conned to Blog

Author note:  This post is a writing exercise to get my blogging mojo back.  It is the story of how I got started blogging.  There is no useful practical make up knowledge here, though it is dang scandalous anyway.  This post was prompted...
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No Bullshit Product Review: MUJI MAKE UP BASE

In my line of work, I   never had to buy my own make up and am even paid to try them.  But since I quit the industry, I have to spend my hard earned money for it. Even with my insider knowledge, I still occasionally get disappointments from my purchases.  Here is one....
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Breaking my silence…

to repost this... while I am trying to get my blogging mojo back.
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PMS Journals: Dignity in Humility

My mum, as she wil remain in my eyes Today, I have witnessed my mother hold on to the last vestiges  of her pride. She is one gracious woman, who prides herself for being the proper lady.  At the age of 71, she would boast that so far, in spite of her...
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Purse and Prejudice: HOW TO BE COOL

Hello and welcome to Purse and Prejudice- a new section of Beauty and the Bullshit that talks fashion and lifestyle. It will be filled with lots of inspirations - pictures, moodboards and sensorial delights but for now, a little intro - see if it rhymes with...
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PMS Journal: PMS PRIMER

Warning: Though this post might be helpful to the male species, I would like to forewarn them of morbid language. I advise just to look at the video below for some enlightenment. Welcome to PMS Journals!  A new section of Beauty and the Bullshit. I figured that...
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