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Monday 27 August 2012
Culture

beth bernich: beauty and brains

lip magazine
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As both a model and university student, Beth Bernich has refused to be labelled. She talks about her diverse modelling career, the importance of self-confidence and her ambitions to improve the lives of stroke patients through neurological rehabilitation. As a somewhat less-than-stunning brunette and quintessential bookworm, I am daunted by the striking girl sitting opposite…
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Thursday 12 July 2012
Culture Featured

good golly! teen mags back in the model search game

Emma Koehn
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When I was of a teen mag consuming age, there was a competition that was run by a skincare brand. Centred on the theme of ‘best friends’, it asked pairs of perfectly tanned thirteen year olds to write in about their friendship with the chance of winning a glossy fashion shoot. Now, I was a…
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Monday 28 May 2012
Culture

polish & prime: what to do about that luggage underneath your eyes

Freya Dumas
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Most people assume dark circles under eyes signify a sign of lack of sleep. While this may be true, there are other reasons why one might be rocking the non-eyeliner induced panda eye. So why do dark circles exist?  The skin underneath our eyes is the thinnest skin on our body, and because of the…
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Sunday 27 May 2012
Opinion

beautiful, sexy, glamorous, disabled

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Have you ever seen a beautiful girl in a wheelchair? A handsome man walking with the aid of crutches? I am sure you have.  Beauty is not exclusive to the able bodied among us, yet society would have us believe it is. Today, it is not only a prerequisite to be thin with a perfect…
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Monday 21 May 2012
Opinion

how i learned to look like a doll from venus angelic

Kaylia Payne
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There is an interesting trend going around at the moment. And by interesting, I mean absolutely horrifying. The trend in question is girls and women trying to look like living dolls. If you haven’t heard about it or seen it yet, I’d suggest you have a look at Venus Angelic on YouTube. Her piece on…
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Wednesday 16 May 2012
Culture Opinion

obsessing over excess baggage

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I was the fat kid. The token ‘Fatty Boomba’ at primary school. I relished tucking into a meal more than an excavation of the sandpit. I avoided the monkey bars because lifting my weight was a struggle. I was always the first chosen for trivia, yet the last for a game of kickball. Although aesthetically,…
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Monday 7 May 2012
Culture

Polish & Prime: So what are serums, anyway?

Freya Dumas
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In the past year or so, I’ve noticed what seems to be a new beauty product on the market – facial serums. I know they’ve been around for awhile, but it only seems recently that they are being pushed to be an everyday part of our skincare regime. I was curious to do some research…
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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Culture

challenges for young people

Erin Stewart
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An array of young people are in a room together competitively solving Rubik’s Cubes. We got lost on the way to the event and a young man with a Rubik’s Cube t-shirt directed us to the hall, saying ‘you won’t miss the rattling of the cubes when you’re close’. He was quite right. The plastic…
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Monday 30 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: five products i currently can’t live without

Freya Dumas
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Lanolips 101 Ointment. This product consists of two ingredients: lanolin and lanolin oil.  As the pretty sheep on the packaging suggests, lanolin is a natural product derived from fleece (the website stresses the practice is cruelty free and it’s suitable for vegetarians, but perhaps don’t gift the product to your vegan friend).   As suggested by…
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Monday 23 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: so, in five minutes or less, what are organic skincare products?

Freya Dumas
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Organic products seem oh-so du jour. Even organic apples aren’t reserved for farmer’s markets anymore, they instead hold pride in the produce section of Coles. And if you were to go for a spin around Coles, you’ll find many organic products –dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, laundry detergent. While some dismiss and critique organic products, they…
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Sunday 15 April 2012
Featured Opinion

the green-eyed monster and samantha brick

Dunja Kay
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Even in the vitriolic playground that is the Internet, rarely have I seen the kind of hostility that has been levelled at Samantha Brick after ‘Why women hate me for being beautiful’ was published. As I read through the countless comments, I wasn’t surprised to read many merely accusing Brick of not being good looking…
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Friday 13 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: what to do with broken products

Freya Dumas
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  I’m going to hazard a guess and say everyone reading this has at least one make-up product in their collection that is either broken or completely wrong for them. Perhaps you were a bit gung-ho when you twisted your lipstick and it broke at the base. Or maybe you received a liquid foundation as…
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Monday 9 April 2012
Culture Featured

beauty is in the eye of which beholder?

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Growing up in London, England born to a white mother and a black father had conned me into a false sense of security that the world accepted and rejoiced diversity. That is until I moved to Australia and attempted to join modeling agencies that thrived on extraordinary ideals. And so began my journey into investigating…
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Wednesday 4 April 2012
Culture

polish & prime: beauty myths – true & false

Freya Dumas
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There’s so much noise surrounding beauty products and practices. Are they really needed? Which ones are best? Do they actually make a difference? It’s enough to give me a headache. I only remember my mother wearing make-up once. For my entire life, her beauty regime has consisted of sunscreen, moisturiser  (both body and face) and…
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