Bossy Beauty Stories

 

Beauty & the beast

It seems that all women have a beauty beast. Who knows, perhaps there are beast free women out there... there must be!? But I certainly haven't met any. Sure, some are way uglier and nastier than others, and although most are kept hidden and well out of sight, don't be deceived by appearances; virtually all women have one, lurking just below the surface...

What is the beauty myth?

Today women have more money, power, scope and legal recognition than ever before, but how do we feel about ourselves physically?...

How I learned the shocking truth about skincare. 

When I was 25 years old I began working at Bkind Organic Beauty Bar, which was Australia's largest organic beauty store at the time. Although I was a qualified professional makeup artist, I knew NOTHING about skincare. I had literally never used a cleanser in my life, and I hadn't the faintest idea what a toner was. My skincare routine consisted of an Olay moisturiser and supermarket makeup wipes, and never once did I wonder why every brand of makeup wipes in the supermarket irritated my eyes...

The simple beauty truth

Beauty and truth are intricately linked. At their core they are the same, just as you and love are. The truth is beautiful and so are you… you simply need to remember yourself.

The reason why you are actually a warrior...

You have probably heard me saying that true beauty has nothing to do with how you look... so some of you may be wondering: why bother with makeup at all?....

My beauty story: from beauty outcast to beauty slave to beauty boss

For me personally, makeup helped me to recognise my beauty because it gave an insecure girl who avoided the mirror an excuse to stand in front of the mirror for a little bit longer and have a play. But it wasn’t until I finally learned to see and be proud of my natural beauty (with no makeup on), that I was no longer a slave to my makeup bag. Instead of using my makeup to “change, correct, cover, or conceal” my "flaws" so that I could feel temporarily, artificially beautiful, I now use it to creatively play, enhance, explore, express and celebrate my natural beauty. 

Miss May Lillie

Are you a truth seeker? Learn the secrets of the beauty industry and you will never look at beauty counters the same way again.

Once upon a time I used to walk through department store cosmetics floors and feel so tiny as I passed the shiny, impressive cosmetics stands with perfectly polished beauty sales consultants who radiated sophistication, class, and ego. These seemingly powerful women knew something I didn’t. They had access to information that was alien to me. With their makeup perfect, flawless skin and serious attitude, these women intimidated me so much that I would virtually run through the floor to find the nearest exit...

Which end of the beauty scales do you sit on?

Thanks to The Beauty Myth, when it comes to the beauty scales, the majority of women are outrageously unbalanced.

At one end of the scale are the beauty slaves.....

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Are you lost in the wonderland of cosmetics?

Choosing good quality beauty products these days is far from easy. And trying to navigate the sea of cosmetics without knowing how to read and understand ingredient lists is like trying to drive at night without headlights...

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Get wildly creative: 3 steps to expressing yourself like a boss

“It’s this freedom that’s the key to becoming visible again. Not caring what others think is freeing. Expressing yourself any way you want is freeing. Having opinions, emotional wisdom, spiritual understanding…these things free you. And in freedom, we find power.” - Jane Tara....