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4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

Dove Real Beauty Ad Send The Wrong Message

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of 2014, American girls were languishing in princess towers, completely clueless that they had any value beyond their homemaking and boob-flashing skills.

As a grown woman and a mom of middle school daughters, I’m convinced that the new wave of viral ads are just as pandering and insulting as the things they’re trying to prevent. You just have to get past your gut reaction of “Yay! Girls!” to see it. Read more on Cracked…

Real Girls, Real Hair: Inspiration In Every Shade Of The Rainbow

Bright blues, radical reds and the perfect deep purple: They’re all shades we’re craving for our tresses this fall. That’s why we’ve assembled a gallery of boldly colored dyed hair as inspiration. From unnatural oranges to the starkest white, we’ve got the shades you crave.

One word of warning: In order to get any of the colors in this gallery, you’ll likely have to bleach your hair first, which can cause a great deal of damage and breakage to hair.

And tell us: If work and school didn’t care, what shade would you dye your hair?

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Pretty Pastel Hair

I’m currently in the throes of growing my hair out, which requires patience, precision and a will of steel. It’s all I can do to not chop it all off into a pixie cut again, but then I remember that my ultimate goal is to have long, flowing hair, so I can do fun stuff to it. Fun stuff like dye it multiple pastel shades or a bright, bold color. Culling through these pretty pastel-flavored hair shots makes me practically itchy with glee. So while I sweat out the next year of hair growing to get my long waves back, I’ll be keeping these tacked up to my inspiration board.

Tell us: What’s the craziest color you’ve ever dyed your hair?

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Gorgeous Goths

Goths are a very dark and secretive group — and they’d probably want to crawl up in a hole and die if they knew we were suggesting you emulate their makeup stylings. However, goth make up — in doses — is really awesome. Who doesn’t love a dark eye, or a dark lip, every once in a while? It’s so dramatic! We scoured Tumblr to find some images for gothy inspiration and came up with a few to get you on your way. The key with goth makeup seems to be eyeliner, eyeliner, eyeliner. Play around with it — use your eyeliner as an artist’s pencil, and have fun! It’s not life or death (even though some goths might have you believe otherwise).

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