Appearance

So What Should Cancer Look Like?!

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

'But you look so well!' It was a shocked response I have become used too. If the illness of a person is judged on their appearance, then I generally haven't fitted the criteria. It doesn't matter that I have incurable cancer, to many people, there is almost a sense of disappointment that I don't look like I'm on my death bed.

Revamp Your Wardrobe - Live in the Present

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Change how you feel about yourself with the practical task of revamping your wardrobe. Begin to live in the present moment, really think about the contents of your wardrobe.

Pressures on Teenage Girls to Join the 'In Crowd"

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Surely we can't all be expected to look like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. Girls approaching their teenage years are becoming more vulnerable to outside influences and obsessive about their looks.

Is the Sun Playing Havoc With Your Skin and Getting You Down?

Louisa Daniels | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

There's nothing quite like the sweltering heat and blistering sunlight to bring out the worst in sensitive skin. I should know, I'm faired skinned and prone to breakouts, and while most people seem to be blessed with a healthy glow right about now, I, on the other hand, was (until recently) dried-out and blotchy, and I swear I had more wrinkles.

Dove's Dirty Tricks

Kate L. Gould | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate L. Gould

The nice folks at Dove are at it again: in their bid to convince women that they don't have to look on the point of collapse or have preternaturally symmetrical features and skin unmarked by life to be beautiful, they've conducted what they're calling "a compelling social experiment".

Why I Think I'm Even Better Than Samantha Brick

Melissa Steel | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Steel

It is hard to be a woman in the Western world and not feel ashamed of your appearance. In the press, starlets in bikinis are picked apart more comprehensively than if an autopsy was being performed on them. Scrutiny naturally turns toward your own, inevitably inferior, body.

Research Reveals That Beauty Shines Through A Grimace

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Beautiful people are seen as good looking even if they distort their faces into grimaces of disgust, surprise, fear or anger, according to new researc...

To Hell With Being Meaningful; Performance is About Presentation

Matthew Phillips | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

My band, Kites, once had a slogan, which read 'All style; no substance'. At the time, this mantra was designed to be facetious. You see, I have unveiled contempt for performers who are so consumed by their own highfalutin that they forget to create a show for their audience.

Are the Olympics Winning the Race in Promoting Appearance Diversity?

Dr. Liz Jenkinson | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Dr. Liz Jenkinson

While watching the Olympics over the last week, it wasn't just Team GB's fantastic medal tally that made me stop and think. Something else was different, noteworthy. Gone were the airbrushed, botoxed and identikit actors and actresses of soap operas, dramas and commercials. Instead, people of many shapes and sizes danced across the screen.

Cosmetic Surgery - A Cure for Confidence or an Obsession With Perfection?

BritChick Paris | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I am still conquering my lack of self esteem, goodness only knows how girls of today will turn out. We owe it to them to reverse the trend - let's start the inner beauty revolution.

Are Appearances Really Deceiving?

Simone Roche | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simone Roche

What you wear to work not only reveals your taste in fashion, but demonstrates the quality of both your judgement and decision making. Your appearance conveys how professional you are, while the effort and time you put into your 'look' ultimately demonstrates respect.

The Mean Girls Mentality: Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

Rosslyn McNair | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rosslyn McNair

I can instantly hate another woman on the basis of something very trivial. The stereotype I perceive from her hair colour, the floral print summer dress she is perhaps wearing or her articulate discussion on how the latest tax reforms will affect her.

Changing Your Life in Two Minutes

Carin King | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

Many of us will have started this New Year with a host of resolutions about how to improve many aspects of our life in an attempt to make ourselves look and feel better.

Glitter Amidst the Gloom: Elizabeth Taylor, Jewellery and Image in the Recession

Carin King | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Carin King

That the auctions of the late Elizabeth Taylor's possessions began with the world's economy teetering on the brink of another recession was the type of contrast which underlined the separation between a great Hollywood star and the rest of us mere mortals.

Women Look Their Best For Just Two Hours A Day, Says Study

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite spending 38 minutes getting ready each morning, women only look their best for two hours and 22 minutes a day, suggests a recent study by Impe...