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Entries in beauty (17)

Monday
Sep162013

Julie Chen's Eyes and My Love/Hate Relationship With My Nose

There's been a lot of talk about newscaster and host of "The Talk" Julie Chen admitting that she had eyelid surgery to make her eyes larger. On the show, Chen, who is Chinese, showed an old picture of herself with smaller eyes and a larger, broader nose. She said the station she worked for told her she would never make it on the air unless she had surgery, and so she did, and has since wondered if she sold out to the man a little. The answer, of course (no matter what Sheryl Underwood and a cheering audience said) is yes. If you alter how you look to appease a job you did give into "The Man" in this case. "The Man" said the features you were born with weren't pretty enough, so you changed them. And that's that.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Clutch Magazine: My Quest For A Stylist Who Doesn't Hate Doing My Hair

It's not much of a secret that I have a love-hate relationship with my hair. Great when it's done, but almost never have any interest in washing, styling or braiding it because there's no such thing as a "quick" way to do my hair other than to just chop it all off. And since I'm not interested in rocking a baldy I've spent most of my life searching for the perfect stylist, which I wrote about for Clutch this Thursday.

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Friday
Apr062012

Clutch Magazine: They Don't Hate You Because You're "Beautiful"

In the lastest post by The Snob penned for Clutch Magazine Online I tackle the issue of people who think other people hate them because they're just so darn attractive. Really, girl? Really? Here's a taste: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the beholder has grown up watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show that’s not really a fashion show and digesting Sport Illustrated swimsuit covers. We, as a people, have a general idea of what’s attractive, even if what’s “attractive” is often the result of a trainer, hair extensions, good camera lighting, self-tanner, a great diet, lots of exercise, Photoshop and good ol’ genetics. But aside from the world of the “Professional Pretty” class of folks who get paid for giving good face (actors, models, entertainers, singers, etc.), there are the many, many more of us in the much more difficult to categorize land of “regulars,” where all beauty is relative."

Read the full post at Clutch Magazine.