Get Real Barbie.

The Life-Size Barbie created by Hamilton College student Galia Slayen.

Galia, who battled anorexia for a year, made Life-Size Barbie with chicken wire, wood and papier mache for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week to start a conversation about body image and show little girls that this shit isn’t realistic. Galia said that she idolized Barbie as a little girl and doesn’t blame the plastic doll for her eating disorder, but “she’s one small factor, an environmental factor. I’m blond and blue-eyed and I figured that was what I was supposed to look like. She was my idol. It impacted the way I looked at myself.”

Life-Size Barbie is 6′ tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips.

What do you think of the Get Real Barbie? I think its a good way to show girls that there are a lot of images projected that are not realistic. But without people in general changing and the social media I think Barbie is a tiny cog in a huge wheel churning out little girls with esteem issues.

I wasn’t allowed to have Barbie’s when I was young due to the poor self image they give. But it didn’t take long for my peers, adults and the media to tell me exactly how I was supposed to look like and made me feel self conscious.  Raising awareness is always good and if nothing else I think Get Real Barbie can start a discussion about self acceptance and helping your kids be proud of who they are.

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Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana’s The Make Up Italian Summer collection

Italian Summer Time Collection is the name of the new collection of make up products designed by prestigious Italian label Dolce&Gabbana. The collection includes some new amazing shades of these fantastic make up products, like the eclectic Eyeshadow Quad, or the rich and passionate Nail Lacquer, just to name a few.

Sexy bombshell Scarlett Johansson is once again the face of the new ADV campaing.

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Introducing Pattern Body Wash

I was just introduced to an amazing line of body wash and lotion products by Pattern. Free of harsh chemicals these washes can be used for your face, body or hair talk about multitasking! The scents is amazing my favorite being the Nutmeg, rich in essential oils my whole shower fills with the warm and spicy scent of  nutmeg. On top of smelling great it leaves my skin clean and soft.

Excited to use Pattern this summer, love that I can wash my face, body and hair all with one bottle. Perfect for overnight trips to the beach or camping.

Nutmeg moisturizing body wash
To refresh the body & smooth the skin

A multi-use, all-over wash, formulated for body, face & hair.

8.1oz / 240ml bottle – $20 -
Nutmeg body wash is intensely moisturizing and ph balanced to gently cleanse while softening the skin. Formulated for body, face & hair.

To restore dry skin, use during cold winter weather, hot dry summers or anytime your skin needs a boost.

This blend contains herbal extracts and essential oils of nutmeg, amber, cardamom and lavender to soothe and relax with anti-oxidants and Vitamin E to protect the skin from environmental damage.

Complete your Pattern experience with their Sage body lotion. A great super light lotion that absorbs right away and hydrates dry skin. The Sage scent is perfection, feels just right for Spring compliments any body wash in the Pattern line. I love the Pattern products thinking they would make a great Mothers Day and Bridal Shower gift!

Sage moisturizing body lotion
To stimulate the body & protect the skin

Sage body lotion’s light, fresh scent pairs with all Pattern washes.

240 ml bottle $26
Sage body lotion moisturizes without leaving a greasy or oily residue. Great for active people, as natural protection to keep the skin healthy.

This blend contains herbal extracts and essential oils of sage, star anise, grapefruit and cotton flower to stimulate and refresh the mind, while protecting the skin from environmental damage with Echinacea, Jojoba, anti-oxidants, and Vitamin E.

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of the above mentioned product where sent to me for a honest review.


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Introducing NEW Slide-Proof Accessories, only from GOODY!‏

Get a grip on your work out hair anxieties with NEW Goody Slide-Proof!

Goody Slide-Proof Collection ($3.99-$5.99) has expanded its high performance hair accessory line to include NEW patent pending technologies. Now you can find comfort gel inside our Hold Tight. Stay Tight™. barrettes for superior staying power, and an adjustable FitClip on our new soft headbands so you can customize a fit that’s just right for you. All Slide-Proof Hold™ technologies are sure to provide more holding power than traditional hair accessories.

Your size, your fit, your color –it’s active-wear for your hair that works just as hard as you do!

I love, love, love this new Slide Proof  collection from Goody! I spent the weekend working in my yard (ugh) and I tried out the headwraps and they worked perfectly, snug fit but not too tight and  stay put all day. My 4 year old son thinks they are sweat bands and has taken one to wear around his forehead that he refuses to return.

The claw clips and  have tiny rubber nubbins inside that keep your hair locked in place no matter how much or little hair you clip in. A great collection for summer!

Available at your local Target or Walmart

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of the above mentioned items were sent to me for an honest review.



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