Beauty Tag

Posted On February 14, 2014By John O'NeillIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

Axe vs. Dove: A Study in Advertising Techniques

Ethics in media are always fun. While certain companies have ignored the criticism and continued to air-brush and starve their models, others have taken a more wholesome approach – marketing their products to “real” women. Two companies are in particular contrast. See: Dove vs. Axe. But, in looking at the ethics of one vs the other, are they so different? There is little difference between an Axe commercial and a male sexual fantasy. Beautiful, thin women coming out in droves to stroke the head of a guy made desirable by hisRead More
For those of you who didn’t know, Paris Fashion Week was in full swing last week. The shows were impressive and designers continued to push the envelope for the next big thing. Haute couture is my absolute favorite part of the fashion world, so whenever designers have a new collection out, I couldn’t be happier. January 23 was the official last day for fashion shows, and it did not disappoint with the featured couture collection. Here’s a look back at a big week in fashion:   Since there are soRead More
Let’s face it: tattoos are in. You’re not about to make a shocking counter-culture statement with a Sailor Jerry swallow on your forearm. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t get one – tats are part of the modern zeitgeist. The long journey of body mods (which can easily become your internet rabbit-hole for the day) goes from ritual, to exotic, to deviant, to mainstream, and has culminated in this glorious blank canvas of possibility for the current generation of Millennials to splatter their lives all over. As I reflectRead More

Posted On January 13, 2014By StaffIn Advice For Women, Girlzone, Miscellaneous

Finding Happiness

The search for happiness: a highly sought-after feeling. A common goal for millions of people spanning across every culture, gender, religion, age, and tax bracket. Aside from those who spend a lifetime attaining power, money and fame, what most people want most in life is to be HAPPY. Many of us see a therapist to fulfill that need, some of us may even take a pill to drown out the bad feelings and replace them with what we assume is “happiness.” I’m never too proud to admit that I’ve experiencedRead More