Why cheap makeup is hurting us

By Georgina Lavan Source: Makeup Geek Buyer beware: that discount MAC lipstick you just purchased online may look just like the real deal, but there is a growing trend of counterfeit cosmetics hitting retail platforms such as eBay and Amazon, and the consequences of using them are causing us harm. Along New York’s famous 5th … Continued

Aussie Model Samantha Harris hits back at online trolls over racism

By Georgina Lavan Source: Instagram Aussie model Samantha Harris has been an established face in the industry since being a finalist in Girlfriend Magazine’s Covergirl Competition in her teens. She has been part of some of the biggest fashion campaigns in Australia, including Seafolly and David Jones. But one thing that Samantha has spoken about … Continued

Pregorexia

By Georgina Lavan Resource: Diets in Review A friend of mine recently gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl. When she first announced that she was pregnant, everyone was ecstatic for her. The usual questions were asked by all: “How’s everything going?” “Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?” “Have you … Continued

Attack of the bridezillas

By Georgina Lavan Source: Irish Wedding Blog Over the years of wedding seasons, I’ve watched couples go from one extreme to the next when it comes to outdoing each other with their weddings. Destination weddings, multiple hens’ parties and choreographed performances have been part of the celebrations I’ve been to for what is a day … Continued

Sports Illustrated Make a Body Image Splash at Miami Fashion Week

By Georgina Lavan  Source: News.com.au Sports Illustrated Magazine is famously associated with the supermodels when they release their annual swimsuit edition. Think Tyra Banks, Kate Upton, Gigi Hadid and Chrissy Teigen as some of the magazine cover alum over the years – women who by modelling standards have curves in all the right places. So … Continued

Dove’s diversity campaign flops

By Georgina Lavan Source: Huffington Post Dove just can’t seem to get it right. Just when you think they have learnt from their campaign mistakes, they go and drop the ball once again. The newest edition to the beauty empire is the release of their limited edition body wash series, featuring six body shape bottles … Continued

From Fear to Acceptance: Befriending ED

The following blog was written by Sarit Rogers, founder of the LoveMore Movement, as part of YBIC’s  monthly column that highlights how the practice of yoga can be an integral component in the effective treatment of and on-going recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating.    “Step on the scale,” the nurse barked. “No, I’ll pass.” “Give me … Continued

Why is I’m A Celebrity promoting weight loss?

By Georgina Lavan Source: Wikipedia First things first, I am not a viewer, nor a fan of the Channel Ten show “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. This did require me to do a bit of research to find out what the show was about. What drove me to write this were the … Continued

What is muscle dysmorphia?

By Remie Jaggard Muscle dysmorphia (MD) is a subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Like other forms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, the individual selectively focuses their attention on a specific flaw – one which is either minor, or imagined. Individuals with MD are typically preoccupied with thoughts surrounding their appearance, and in particular their muscularity. MD … Continued

Boosting Positive Body Image

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Laura Cipullo. Take a moment this week to focus more on the positive, forget black and white thinking, and exercise your passion with this inspirational blog post! More on the Positive – Instead of focusing on weight, scales or muscles, think about the positive characteristics … Continued