Posts tagged "botox"

What’s Up With Mothers Who Encourage Their Daughters To Get Plastic Surgery?

Five years ago, British mum Deborah Higley had a boob job, increasing her bust from a 32A to a D. Her teen daughters, flat-chested themselves, shared a bedroom and would chat before sleep at night about how they, too, wanted breast implants. This year Deborah arranged for her 19- and 21-year-old daughters, Harriet and Rose,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2010

Kim Kardashian’s Thoughts On Plastic Surgery

In news that should be a shock to absolutely no one, Kim Kardashian is now ready to admit that her picture-perfect look is not totally natural, and we’re not talking about concealer and beauty products here. So far, no scalpels have come near her body, but she’s dabbled with Botox:

“I’m totally not against…

Bianca Posterli / May 25, 2010

Can Botox Make You Look Older?

Oh, the irony. New research shows that fans of Botox injections might experience backwards results. Reports the Daily Mail, “… if you use [Botox] a lot, or have it injected by an inexperienced practitioner, Botox can actually give you wrinkles.” Here’s the creepy bit: because Botox was originally employed as a prescription treatment to hel…

Leonora Epstein / May 10, 2010

Quotable: Hollywood’s Plastic Surgery Backlash

“I think everyone either looks like a drag queen or a stripper.” — FOX casting agent Marcia Shulman, on celebs who get Botox or plastic surgery [New York Times]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2010

Quotable: Jennifer Aniston Doles Out Blunt Beauty Advice

“I could do [botox], and I mean these lines are getting deeper every day, but when I tell you what’s happened to me — these lines are just about living. Look, I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way.

Wendy Atterberry / March 31, 2010

Botox Makes You Happy?

Ever wish there was a shot to cure sadness? Ever guess that shot was Botox? A new study suggests that freezing the muscles that create frowns (like the infamous jolt of Botulism) can actually stop the sad emotions that accompany the expression. A study of 40 people showed that Botox-injected plastic surgery patients took longer…

Lauren Panariello / February 11, 2010

Snakes On A Face: Snake Serum For Anti-Aging?

Not to reinforce stereotypes, but this one is fairly common—a lot of women are scared s**tless of snakes. (Well, except maybe for Britney, but there’s something a bit crazy going on upstairs there in the first place.) Despite this phenomenon, the one way females might feel totally OK about snakes is if their powerful juice…

Leonora Epstein / February 5, 2010

Botox Terrorism?

So apparently, some terrorist groups around the globe are getting into the Botox biz. No, they aren’t concerned with laugh lines or crow’s feet. Only eight companies in the world are licensed to make Botox, which contains a trace amount of clostridium botulinum, a serious toxin—but now, labs are making black market versions and working…

Kate Torgovnick/ / January 25, 2010

Oh, Burn! Senate Adds A Tax On Tanning

You thought health care reform was all about boring stuff like health insurance, didn’t you? Well, it’s far more fabulous than that: Washington, D.C.’s finest are fretting over several medical procedures of interest to the casts of “Jersey Shore” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” including Botax and fake baking.

The latest…

Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2009

Quickies: Terrible Lady Mag Covers & Cast Changes On “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta”?

The 30 worst lady mag covers from the last decade. These are two of them. We are in complete agreement. [BuzzFeed]
The Committee Against Cosmetic Tax is holding a protest against the most important issue of our time — THE BOTAX — in NYC this weekend, according to a press release sent to us by…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 11, 2009

Are You Ready To Pay A “Botax?”

As the Senate attempts to suck the fat out of the 2,000-plus-page health care reform bill, there is one provision that donkeys are fighting to keep intact. Democrats have proposed a way to nip and tuck a few Benjamins to help pay for the health care reform plan. I’ll give you a hint—it doesn’t have…

Ami Angelowicz / November 20, 2009

Girl Talk: I Got Botox … And It Didn’t Work!

A few years ago, I got Botox. A little here. A little there. The needle goes in. You want to scream. And a few days later, voilà! That part of your face is paralyzed. Over a couple years, I did it maybe eight times. Then I stopped. I’d had enough of injecting poison into my…

Susannah Breslin / November 19, 2009

Ageism Campaign Wants You To Embrace Wrinkles

Being wrinkly makes you interesting? And here we’ve been obsessing about wrinkle creams and anti-aging beauty products, thinking that getting old is a big downer. This ad campaign, called “See The Person, Not The Age,” recently launched in Scotland and aims to fight ageism through wrinkled-up billboards that display slogans like these: “This is proof…

Leonora Epstein / October 26, 2009

How To Tell If She’s All Botoxed Up

The way to instantly tell if your favorite celeb—or favorite suspected filler-happy friend—has had Botox? Look for “bunny lines,” according to the Daily Mail are when you have a totally smooth forehead but peculiar wrinkles beside your nose when you smile. Look at TK above, look at the sides of her (upper) nose. Now, thi…

Nina Carbone / October 8, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Pamela Anderson Is Just Asking For Pervy Jokes To Be Made

“What does it take to look like me? Not much. I don’t wear suncreen. I don’t have a skincare program. I have no dermatologist and no cosmetic surgeon. Nothing’s been shot into this face.”– Pamela Anderson in the October issue of Elle

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2009

Quickies!: Susan Boyle Likes Being “Short And Plump”!

Susan Boyle gets glam in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The singer comments on her fast rise to fame, but says she is not getting Botox and is fine with the way she looks – “short and plump.” [Us Weekly] – Thank you Susan for not giving into the superficial pressure of Hollywood! You…

Daniela Guernica / August 5, 2009

Is It Unethical Not To Disclose The Collagen In Your Lips?

For better or worse, plastic surgery—both in its most extreme (Jocelyn Wildenstein) and subtler (Megan Fox) forms—is fully entrenched in modern day society. In fact, Botox gatherings have replaced Tupperware parties, celebrities flaunt face-lifts on the red carpet and it’s become downright acceptable in plenty of circles. But no matter how you feel about plastic…

Erin Flaherty / August 4, 2009

What Would Happen If Anti-Aging Products Really Worked?

As rational, educated women, we know in our heads that when it comes to the often outlandish promises skincare companies make, applying a so-called wrinkle cure will not actually erase lines from our face. As people bombarded with airbrushed images of perfect, supernaturally youthful skin and famous idols who fight each skin fold with a…

Erin Flaherty / July 27, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Rachel Weisz Hates Botox

“It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”– Rachel Weisz on botox in Harper’s Bazaar U.K. [DListed] — Nicole Kidman has yet to respond.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2009

The “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” Get-Pretty Secrets

OK, so in terms of “Housewives” seasons, the ladies from the Jerz are neck and neck with their sisters from Orange County in terms of plastic surgery, Botox, beauty treatments and fitness trainers. Everyone watched as Gina and Vicky hit up morning boot camp sessions to get toned, cringed as Tam-RA had Botox shot straight…

Nina Carbone / June 19, 2009