Topic: Beauty Treatments of the Damned

Scary-Sounding Double Jaw Surgery On The Rise In South Korea

Scary-Sounding Double Jaw Surgery On The Rise In South Korea

South Korea has one of the highest per capita rates of cosmetic surgery procedures in the world–with giant billboards advertising popular surgeries, with a constant gossip cycle about who’s had work done and who hasn’t (you know, like here)–but the nation’s latest trendy procedure is a lot more intense than your typical tugs, tightenings and injections.

The procedure is called “double jaw surgery,” and if that doesn’t make you shudder, you are made of stronger stock than us. More »

The 10 Worst Beauty Mistakes I’ve Made

The 10 Worst Beauty Mistakes I've Made

Happy Memorial Day! I have decided this would be a good day to take a walk down an entirely personal memory lane, and really look back at every awful beauty decision I’ve ever made. Maybe it will stop you from making the same mistakes, if you’re the kind of weirdo who goes into beauty salons and makes the worst possible requests of your hairdresser. More »

Human Barbie Valerie Lukyanova Fighting With Human Ken Doll Justin Jedlica

Human Barbie Valerie Lukyanova Fighting With Human Ken Doll Justin Jedlica

When we heard that human Barbie doll Valerie Lukyanova had met with human Ken doll Justin Jedlica we thought it would be a match made in some sort of Mattel heaven. We thought they would build their dream house together, and wear lots of outfits, and deal with the fact that “math is hard.” Together. They would deal with it together. But no, now our dreams are dashed, because they’re actually fighting and don’t seem to like each other very much. More »

Beauty Trends From History: Have You Ever Considered A Lip Piercing?

Beauty Trends From History: Have You Ever Considered A Lip Piercing?

I am a total body modification wuss. No tattoos, no piercings – I don’t even have pierced ears. Which does not stop some boyfriends from buying me earrings. I’m sure that a healthy percentage of my readers are more ballsy about these things. But just like I look at pierced ears and think “ouch, no thanks.” I’m sure that even the most inked and pierced of you have the same type of reaction to more extreme body modifications. You know, like this More »

Beauty Trends From History: The Strigil

Beauty Trends From History: The Strigil

Have you ever really wanted a shower? Really, really wanted? Felt so gross that you try not to move around too much for fear that, say, raising your arm a little bit is going to make the stranger next to you on the subway faint because of the toxins you will release?

The last time that happened to me was when I was on vacation in Rome. If you learn one thing from this column, that thing should be: don’t go to Rome in August. It is hot. HOT. And there is no air-conditioning. I was my own little constant, mobile sauna of sweaty disgustingness. Every shower felt so wonderful, like the water was produced by angels crying tears of joy. More »

Toddlers In Bikinis Modeling For Chinese Auto Show

Toddlers In Bikinis Modeling For Chinese Auto Show

Sorry all of your news today is “age inappropriate things are going on in China” but toddlers are now modeling in bikinis for auto shows in the 2012 Chutian Automobile Culture Festival.

Watching a toddler in a bikini strokes a car seductively is probably the most off-putting thing I can imagine, so I’m always fascinated in the mentality that means that anyone would think this was a good idea. More »