Has Photo-Shopping Gone Too Far?


Above left is  Demi Moore, modeling for Helena Rubenstein’s 2012 campaign and to the right  is a recent candid of Demi Moore. While I agree we all have our bad days and look better when we have had time to make ourselves up. This photo shows how far beauty advertising has gone from the truth. I am not against a touch up here or there to clean up a picture but when the pictures are so glaringly different that falls into false advertising.

In comparison Intelligent Life did something shocking had their cover model Cate Blanchett appear Photoshop free!

March/ April issue of Intelligent Life Photo: INTELLIGENT LIFE

While Cate’s un-retouched photo shows her wrinkles it also shows a real live beautiful older woman.

The magazine’s editor, Tim de Lisle, explained the reasoning behind the un-retouched image in his editor’s letter: “When other magazines photograph actresses, they routinely end up running heavily Photoshopped images, with every last wrinkle expunged. Their skin is rendered so improbably smooth that, with the biggest stars, you wonder why the photographer didn’t just do a shoot with their waxwork.”


What do you think? Do you like the perfected Photoshop look on models? Or should we have a limit to how much retouching can be done on product adverts?

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First Look: Madonna’s Truth or Dare Fragrance Commercial

Truth or Dare Fragrance
Truth or Dare by Madonna is a contemporary and sexy reinvention of a classic, robust signature white floral. The unique blend of narcotic florals, balanced with addictive woods and vanilla, create a scent that is timeless yet modern, simultaneously dark and light. The addition of gourmand notes such as Vanilla and Caramelized Amber makes the fragrance stand out from traditional floral fragrances and gives it a contemporary edge. Experience the opulent and sensual scent of Truth or Dare by Madonna with the new fragrance collection for women.


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How do you indulge?

After a long hard day I have my own special way to relax. Rushing around to get the kids in bed, and finish up my chores is a little easier knowing I have something special waiting for me. I am hooked on Kraft’s PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE SPREAD, a new chocolate spread, truly the perfect way to end my day.

PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE SPREAD comes in white, dark and milk chocolate but my favorite has to be the dark.  Beyond just eating it with a spoon I love to spread it on a graham cracker and top with fresh berries. A great weekend snack my kids love to use PHILADELPHIA INDULGENCE SPREAD on mini cupcakes as frosting. A must have treat to keep on hand anytime I want to INDULGE!

Kraft Philadelphia Indulgence is an amazing blend of rich cream cheese and decadent chocolate, creating a delicious spread to have with your favorite fruit, salty bite, or even by itself! With so many options to pair it with, you can be sure to indulge in all of your favorite snacks!

Philadelphia Indulgence, is available in 8-ounce tubs or cartons with 1.25oz tubs and, is available in grocery stores nationwide.

Real Chocolate blended with rich, creamy PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread.

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kraft via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kraft.”

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Warm Weather Beauty Tips.

Beth Marcis, owner of Her Body & Soul spa has some great beauty tips to keep you looking great as the barometer rises.

Marcis is also launching her own His & Her Better Skin product line, offering all-natural and made in the USA products at affordable prices. The product line ranges from $18 to $30 for a six- to eight-month supply of items like cleansers, serums and sunscreen.

According to Marcis, the following tips will help any vacationer maintain her beauty despite the sun and sand:

- Keep hair moisturized. Swimming and sunbathing can quickly strip hair of its moisture and shine. Before heading out to the beach, apply a non-alcohol-based mask – or if you’re in a pinch, slather your hair in conditioner or shea butter. Use the beach-side showers to rinse and reapply after swimming. Also, wear a hat to protect your scalp from the sun.

- Apply products in the right order. Serums are meant to penetrate clean skin, so be sure to apply these products prior to sunscreen (which basically sits on top of the skin). If you wear makeup to the beach or pool, choose a mineral-based makeup that is high in zinc and apply after sunscreen. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after every swimming session, and include easily missed areas like the hands, feet, ears and especially your lips.

- Prolong the life of your mani/pedi. If your spa isn’t using natural products on your nails, they will yellow in the sun. Also, when getting your nails done, avoid making appointments early in the day and then heading out to the beach right afterward. Sand and oil can penetrate the products and lessen their longevity. Schedule touchups late afternoon so the products can “set” overnight, prior to sun exposure.

- Treat sunburns with honey. Similar to the standby home remedy, aloe, applying honey to the skin can help restore moisture and alleviate the pain after too many hours in the sun. Marcis offers a full-body Honey Wrap at her spas, but you can achieve a similar result at home by mixing all-natural honey with a little bit of olive oil and applying with a brush or hands onto the sunburned area. Leave the mask on for at least 10-15 minutes.

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