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A lot of hoopla about, well, beauty pageants these past few weeks.  Take a look and see why:

  • The beauty pageant and contestant that have made major headlines recently…and for tragic reasons

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/not-pretty-beauty-contestant-has-brain-glitch/

  • Pageants are an “offensive business.”  See why…do you agree?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sheila-moeschen/beauty-pageants-are-bad-fore-everyone_b_3466575.html

  • Transgender beauty feels legitimized and affirmed by beauty pageant

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2344938/Transgender-model-Dani-St-James-21-set-pageant-success-choosing-live-woman.html

  • Algeria reinstates its beauty contest after a 10 year break

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/fashion-and-beauty/2013/06/19/Miss-Algeria-contest-resumes-after-10-years.html

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What great beauty-in-culture reading did we uncover this week?  Take a look!

  • Totally new conference featuring Michelle Phan’s company (and I’m friends with the President of Ipsy too so I had to plug :))

http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/generation-beauty-draws-a-plugged-in-crowd-to-first-conference-6969172?module=Fashion-Fashion%20Scoops-main

  • Kate Middleton: Britain’s most influential beauty icon 

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-06-04/people/39739517_1_beauty-rimmel-icon

  • Beauty-conscious Venezuela has a new extreme diet …yikes!

http://world.time.com/2013/06/04/the-miracle-tongue-patch-beauty-conscious-venezuelas-new-extreme-diet/

  • Beauty pageants putting emphasis on values now

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130601/lifestyle-fashionbeauty/article/beauty-backed-values

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Some fascinating beauty-in-culture reading!  Take a look:

  • Beauty secrets of geisha revealed

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/on-beauty-bottled-secrets-of-the-geisha/

  • Brazil celebrates the aging beauty with its own aged-beauty contest…nice going!
  • Beauty starts from within.  Foods to eat that, well, make you beautiful
  • When did the concept of beauty in Japan start? Read this and find out
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What beauty-in-culture news have attracted our attention?  Take a look:

  • The annual beauty contest to raise money for the military is getting criticized, but this time, it’s by men

http://spartandaily.com/104362/beauty-bowl-is-not-pretty-to-all

  • No surprise, beauty treatments still flourish despite the recession — even these!

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/the-beauty-market-resists-recession/

  • How those Dove sketch videos really went viral

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-26/how-those-dove-real-beauty-sketch-ads-went-viral

  • Lots of hoopla over the identical Korean beauty contestants.  Despite how eery as it looks, there’s an explanation

http://kotaku.com/blame-photoshop-for-koreas-beauty-queen-clones-482285894

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Check out the latest beauty-in-culture reading:

  • The ultimate lipstick challenge: a different lipstick shade worn by a blogger every day for 6 months.  Find out what happened.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2311141/Beauty-blogger-documents-pout-different-lipstick-day-months.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

  • The newest anti-aging secret heralded from Japan.

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130417-910746.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  • Jayne Mansfield: the  maybe the smartest “dumb blonde” you’ve never met

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/jayne-mansfield-blonde-bombshell_n_3110418.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style

  • Ok, this may seem a bit light.  Celine talks about her high-heel wearing son.  But I love the fact that she’s open about his non-traditional behaviors.  Maybe this can influence other moms to be open-minded too?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/26/celine-dions-son-heels-video_n_3163295.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style

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What juicy beauty stories caught our attention this week?  Take a look below:

  • Young Indian girls gain financial independence via beauty training

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Tribals-can-start-beauty-business-at-home/articleshow/19570677.cms

  • In a country with over 140 million people, how can there be one Russian look?  Well, according to the haters of of Miss Russia, there must be!

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/15/miss-russia-haters-russian-beauty-queen-shocked-by-racist-backlash

  • Inspiring story about a girl born with two major birth defects.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/14/health/loker-profile/index.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-armstrong/revisiting-the-beauty-myth_b_3063414.html

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Some more juicy beauty-in-culture reading to inspire us:

  • Beauty pageants are serious business in Mexico.  Take a look at some of these fascinating photos

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ap-photos-beauty-queen-race-mexican-narco-land-18574932

  • Senegalese protest media’s pervasive pushing of bleaching creams to young women

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/18/senegal-activists-decry-beauty-trend-turning-black/

  • Ex-British politician turns into a beauty blogger…and pisses quite a few people off

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2283736/Louise-Mensch-beauty-blogger-Ex-Tory-MP-self-proclaimed-feminist-launches-controversial-site-tips-man-pleasing.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

  • British fashion designers have to contend with the changing waistline of English people

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kBRMSJ1BiM

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Lots of cool beauty-in-culture articles this week…take a look:

  • Could sewage actually be beautiful?  Maybe…

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ocelloid/2013/01/31/the-beauty-of-sewage/

  • The most rare of all beauties — redheads — take over a fashion event

Redheads rule at first of its kind beauty, fashion event

  • Iraq holds its first beauty festival since the Iraqi war, and why it was so significant

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/iraq-beauty-festival_n_2678142.html

  • The low down on fashion week

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/new-york-fashion-week-marc-by-marc-jacobs-beauty-fall-2013_n_2671265.html

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Check out these great stories ripped from the headlines!

  • You know beauty bloggers have made it when they’re taking over fashion week!

Hey Bloggers, Welcome to the Beauty Editor World

  • Peek into the history and current life of a model who broke the boundaries

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/veronica-webb-first-black-model-beauty-campaign-_n_2631369.html

  • Ha, beauty and brains can TOTALLY fit.  See how these MIT students show off their beauty in anticipation of a Boston beauty pageant

http://tech.mit.edu/V133/N1/missboston.html

  • The delicate strands of saffron not only make foods taste delicious but have been used for beauty since the time of Cleopatra.  Let’s dig into why.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Wellness/Saffron-the-dainty-strands-of-beauty/Article1-1005819.aspx

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For this week’s “Additions” we focused on beauty pageants: the Good, the even Better, and the Ugly too:

  • This isn’t the first plus-sized pageant but the fact that it happened in France, the home of the waifs, is remarkable!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2265989/The-catwalk-curves-IN-Frances-plus-size-beauty-queen-crowned-Paris-Haute-Couture-fashion-circus-arrives-town.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

  • A pretty amazing teen defies stereotypes in a MAJOR way at her hometown pageant

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Miss-Ky-Teen-contestant-shows-inner-beauty-4209459.php

  • Pakistani beauty pageant becomes a stage for political activism

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Bhopal/Beauty-pageant-to-raise-voice-for-Sarabjit-s-release/Article1-993263.aspx

  • A sister bemoans the fact that pageants judge people for outer beauty rather than the inner kind…hmmm…I’m SO over this debate!

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570990/Miss-America-2013-How-can-beauty-be-judged.html

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