Dove's latest "real beauty" campaign just got grittier. No more real women laughing in their underwear or crying with happiness at the site of their image posted on a billboard in Times Square. For their latest efforts in self-actualizing beauty, the company hired an FBI sketch artist to hammer the point home: You’re beautiful.
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In a two-part experiment, Dove and its agency Ogilvy hired Gil Zamora, an FBI sketch artist to draw seven women as they described themselves. The artist wasn't allowed to view the women who sat on the other side of a curtain, he could only ask them questions about what they looked like. Using the information the subjects gave him about their physical traits, he drew their portraits. The women gave descriptions such as, "I kind of have a fat, rounder face," and "I'd say I have a pretty big forehead."
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The subjects had
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Dove's latest "real beauty" campaign just got grittier. No more real women laughing in their underwear or crying with happiness at the site of their image posted on a billboard in Times Square. For their latest efforts in self-actualizing beauty, the company hired an FBI sketch artist to hammer the point home: You’re beautiful.Read More »from Dove hires FBI to teach women they're beautiful
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 1:32 PM EDT
100 Most Influential People in the World" list, an annual compilation of inspiring and relevant luminaries in politics, entertainment, and fashion profiled by their industry peers. This year, among notable figures such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is pop star Christina Aguilera profiled by Celine Dion.On Thursday, Time Magazine released its tenth "Read More »from Why is Christina Aguilera on Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World' List?
Christina Aguilera. No doubt her voice is timeless but her influence? That's debatable.
For starters, Aguilera's relevancy in the music world has diminished. Her 2010 album "Bionic" was hyped to death but ultimately flopped as one of her most poorly rated albums. That was followed by the box office failure "Burlesque." In 2012, she released her seventh album, Lotus—what MTV News called her supposed "return to prominence." However, the The New York Times panned it as "unadventurous" with "bland self-help lyrics." Yet a star's influence is more about performance
Beyonce kicked off her "Mrs. Carter Show" World Tour on Monday night in Belgrade, Serbia and aside from giving a show-stopping performance, she made some more funny faces (Remember her Superbowl half-time show? As if the Internet would let you forget!) Here are some new shots of Beyonce's wonderful mid-performance facial expressions along with their corresponding names. You're welcome.
FACE: The "Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer"Kauffman/GoldenEye/Splash News
FACE: The "I Am Currently Witnessing The Most Shocking Thing Anyone's Ever Seen"
FACE: The "Woot!"
FACE: The "I Think I Pulled Something"
FACE: The "Gotta Go Right Now"
FACE: The Nap
FACE: The "Okay, who farted?"
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Isabella Barrett has launched a $1 million children’s makeup and jewelry line, appeared on countless talk shows, and holds an impressive beauty pageant record.More on Yahoo! Shine: At age six, Should Elementary Schools Hold Beauty Pageants?
“What’s not to like about being a millionaire?” Isabella told the UK’s Daily Mirror. "I’m a superstar, I have my own jewelry line and I just love being the boss. I never lose at anything and almost every pageant I enter, I win. But what I love more than anything is shoes. I have over 60 pairs.”Read More »from The Pampered Life of a “Toddlers and Tiaras” Star
Isabella and her mom, Susanna, 39, co-own the company Glitzy Girl which features lip glosses, velour hoodies, and charm bracelets—a business idea they hatched in 2010 based on a tradition they started during Isabella’s pageant days. Each time the tot won a beauty
Details, actor Bradley Cooper revealed a surprising secret—he lives with his mom. The actor says his mother Gloria moved in with him when his father Charles passed away from cancer in January 2011. "Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life. And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other.” A Hollywood actor putting the breaks on the fast life to move in with his mom? That's the first reason he's the best celebrity son around. Here are five more reasons why Cooper's the best kid a Hollywood mom could ask for.Don’t call him a mama’s boy. In the May issue of Read More »from Bradley Cooper: Best Celebrity Son Ever
Reason 2: He considers his mom a pal. Whether Cooper has to take out the trash or clean his room is anyone’s guess but mother-son friction aside, he’s clearly evolved to that surreal point in life where you realize
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Pets – Wed, Apr 17, 2013 11:20 AM EDTLeft, before. Right, after. (Photo by San Antonio Humane Society)
Dying to know what a dog would look like with a little nip and tuck? Of course you are!
A two-year-old Chinese Shar Pei named Sesame with major crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles went under the knife on Monday. But the surgery wasn’t due to vanity—the poor pup was suffering from hearing and vision due to excess skin covering his eyes and ears, which prevented him from seeing clearly and caused chronic ear infections.
A Shar Pei’s main characteristic is a wrinkly coat—scientists say the cause of the creases is a genetic mutation.
The surgery was provided by the San Antonio Humane Society. "After two surgeries to remove excess skin and pin back his ears, Sesame's eyes have finally opened and he is able to see the world for the first time as an adult," a rep stated in a press release.
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classic nude base and white tip nail job worn by Snooki, Kate Middleton, and Selena Gomez isn’t native to the land of fromage and champagne, after all—it’s homegrown in the U.S.The French manicure, a Read More »from The French Manicure is Actually American
WWD reports that Hollywood makeup artist and ORLY founder Jeff Pink hatched the idea in the 1970s while trying to figure out the best versatile nail color for actresses.
According to his website: “The idea of the French manicure look came to me while I was starting ORLY back in 1975. Movie and television directors wanted a versatile nail style to compliment a Hollywood star’s entire onset wardrobe. They were looking for a singular look that would coordinate with the numerous wardrobe changes actresses had to make in one day. Once I started having the movie star stylists paint the nails with a white tip and a sheer, the celebrities loved it! I realized the most elegant, universal nail look is a natural nail look.”
Pink dubbed it “The Natural Nail Look” and introduced it to Paris runways
Stuff.co.nz.A cat addicted to fast food has been rescued by the SPCA and put on a health plan to help him kick his McDonald's addiction, according to New Zealand news website Read More »from Cat Lives Off McDonald's for a Year
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The black-and-white tomcat, dubbed Frankie by McDonald's staff and customers, was only a kitten when he was abandoned by his owners. So the cat made his home in the parking lot of a local McDonald's where he would beg for chicken nuggets or fries from cars as they exited the drive-through lane.
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But just as the human body can't properly function from a junk food diet, Frankie's couldn't either and the McDonald's staff became concerned for his health.
One day, Jessica Watson, a field officer with the Waikato SPCA and regular McDonald's customer, spotted Frankie. After noting his swollen face, eyelids that wouldn't properly close, and matted coat, she brought him into her care and launched a search
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it can be tough, if not impossible, to see the bright side of life. Here are 12 reasons the world can be good.
Because people who ran the marathon and people who didn't all rushed to help victims.Getty Images
Because kittens think teacups are beds.
Because comfort food exists for a reason.
Because as noisy as social media is, clarity and solace can be found there.
Because most people's Facebook feeds look like this:
Because this baby was recently born at Gladys Porter Zoo, rounding out three generations of Sumatran orangutans.
Because this Mr. Rogers quote went viral: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
Because after running the marathon, runners ran to the hospital to donate blood.
Because somewhere right now, there are kids doing this.
Because no one cares about Internet privacy and personal safety right now.
Because people like Read More »from 12 Reasons the World Isn't a Horrible Place
Ted Gibson Salon. “There’s no reason why a woman can’t look beautiful with gray hair as long as she knows how to wear it.” Here’s how to rock the gray no matter when they show up.You may need to sit down for this one: Gray hair can creep up on a woman no matter if she’s young or old (Case in point: On Thursday, 37-year-old Angelina Jolie made an appearance in London with gray streaks in her tresses). It’s mostly due to biology; hair follicles contain a pigment called melanin and when your body stops producing it, hair turns gray, silver, or white. How early that happens depends on your genetics (thanks, mom and dad!). “I have gray-haired clients in their early 20s and their 60s,” says Karen Conlon, a colorist at the Read More »from How to Be a Silver Fox
Be confident: “Just like a great outfit, if you wear gray hair with confidence, it’s going to look amazing,” says Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and owner of Cutler/Redken salons. “And if you’re in your 20s or 30s, when gray hair is more unexpected, you can have