Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

The Ugliest Holiday Sweater Ever?

Abbie Heppe saw your snowflakes and reindeers and raised you a Pepper Spray Cop dousing the Baby Jesus. Well-played. [Buzzfeed]

Demi Lovato Considers Her Scars To Be “Beautiful Battle Wounds”

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“I think scars are like battle wounds—beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it. My tattoos say ‘Stay strong.’ ‘Stay’ on one [wrist] and ‘strong’ on the other. Now I’m able to look at them and be thankful for being alive. I think that I’ve been blessed over the past year to be able to start over.”

Demi Lovato talks to Glamour about the scars she has as a result of cutting and how they serve as a beautiful reminder to take care of herself. Lovato famously checked into a treatment center to get help for her struggles with bulimia, anorexia and self-injury, and then publicly came forward as bi-polar. Read more of her interview at the link. [Glamour]

Michelle Trachtenberg Could Have Been Bella In “Twilight” & 22 Other Casting Close Calls

Attention Twihards! Be honest … could you imagine anyone other than Kristen Stewart playing Bella Swan in the “Twilight” series? Well, there was once a time when producers weren’t sure who they would cast, and actress Michelle Trachtenberg claims the role could have been hers. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” film, was apparently interested in possibly casting Michelle, who she knew fromalmost (so many close calls with this one!) hiring her for the movie “Thirteen.” Apparently Hardwicke thought Trachtenberg would be a good fit for the quiet, vaguely sullen future vampire lover. Keep reading »

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December 2, 2011

Bloggers’ Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Only Days Apart, Illustrates The Importance Of Early Detection

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In Tuesday’s Lady News, we told you that former Frisky contributor Susannah Breslin has been diagnosed with breast cancer and linked to her Forbes Woman blog about the experience of getting her first mammogram and finding out the results. Susannah has received a lot of get well messages from friends and strangers alike as a result of being so open about her diagnosis; but she has also likely inspired other women to get mammograms, including women who are younger than 50, the recommended age for women to begin routine mammograms. 

One woman we know was inspired by Susannah’s diagnosis is her friend Xeni Jardin, editor at Boing Boing. Yesterday, Xeni tweeted throughout her mammogram appointment, giving readers a live, firsthand account of what to expect. As she waited for her results, Jardin expressed some fear of what she might find out. Sadly and shockingly, Xeni confirmed via Twitter last night that like Susannah, she too has breast cancer. Keep reading »

Finally, A Red Lipstick For Modest Pouts

Sadly — and please, get your hankies ready because this is a tearjerker — I was born with no upper lip. My bottom lip is modest, but the top lip is so thin it’s practically non-existent. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always seen lipstick as something that would only draw attention to my miniscule pout. Oh, but I dreamed about wearing it, particularly in a glamourous shade of red! I thought it was not meant to be until one day, a tube of Charlotte Ronson’s Petite Kisses lipstick in “Fabiola” landed on my desk and I thought, Oh hell, might as well give it a try. And what do you know, it looked good. It’s not that it made my thin lips look like they were torn off Angelina Jolie’s face; no, the wine stain-esque color enhanced the shape of my lips which, until then, I hadn’t realize was quite lovely. I love this lipstick so much, I wear it every day now and am convinced the color would look amazing on everyone. Get it when you buy Ronson’s limited edition “Masquerade” set from Sephora, which also comes with another of her lipsticks in a brighter pink and an eye shadow palette.

[$39.00 Sephora]
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