My Mum is a minimalist in every sense of the word, particularly when it comes to self-care and beauty. Conveniently, she’s also naturally stunning (yep she’s one of those!) even at the ripe age of 62. As a result, the only beauty advice I’ve ever received from her is that less is more; that I … More 22 Beauty Hacks For My Future Daughter
“That baby is so ugly”, it always shocks me when such words come out of people’s mouths. Like how can you say that, it’s a child for Pete’s sake, do you have no heart?! It’s also sad that in my community, babies with distinguishable South Asian features like rich brown skin, or big noses, or … More Did You Just Call That Baby Ugly?!
I shrug my shoulders and shake my head…what to do? The only compliments that you give consist of words like “sexy”, or “hot”, or “fit”…cringe! You’re reducing my appeal purely to the physical when I know that I’m much more than that. Tell me that you like how I’m witty, or driven, or compassionate, Don’t … More Dude, I’m An Onion!
Ok sometimes it is. For example, you entered the world as a really, really ridiculously good looking specimen, that is in fact a prime example of genetic-based luck. … More It’s Not Luck
A Buzzfeed reporter took the words right out of my mouth in a recently published article regarding Snapchat and its controversial ‘beauty’ filters. I was actually discussing this topic with my sister a few weeks back, pondering whether or not to write about it but they beat me to the punch; damn you Buzzfeed! Although all tantrums aside, of course … More Is Snapchat Racist?
Last weekend we were all crammed around the bathroom mirror engaging in our unique beauty regimes before a night out. Gluing on eyelashes to accentuate our eyes, dabbing on foundation to even-out our complexions and spraying our hair with various products to make it appear thicker and fuller. And it got me thinking. In effect, … More Feel Good
An explosion of exotic-coloured outfits: mango orange, ruby red, peacock blue, emerald green Glossy tresses of black hair are flicked back and forth in conversation Sparkling bindis are centred between immaculately shaped eyebrows Bright almond-shaped eyes are lined with thick black kohl Rosy, soft cheeks brush familiar faces when meeting and greeting Cherry lips part to reveal warm, … More The Beauty Of Indian Women
Set in 1965 America, Morrison’s fiction novel touches upon various serious issues such as: racism, paedophilia and rape. Most poignant, however, is the author’s exploration of perceptions of beauty amongst Black Americans. The reader is enlightened with the way in which the terms ‘black’, ‘ugly’ and ‘poor’ are intrinsically linked; whilst ‘white’, ‘wealthy’ and ‘beautiful’ … More Book Review Of The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison