BY BUST Magazine
on Jul 17, 2015
Here’s a crazy stat for you: The 44-year-old founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, is the youngest self-made lady billionaire in history.
The business of whittling down women’s waists has been a big deal for a long time, so maybe it’s not too surprising that the person who started the modern restrictive undergarment craze is swimming in moola.
But what are Spanx and other body shapers really costing you?
New reports tell scary tales of compressed organs, squashed bowels, and numbness and tingling in the legs, all caused by squeezing your tuchus into too-tight spandex. Dr. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 24, 2015
Spring is here, and we are finally showing some skin again, so we’ve rounded up a few products that use flower power to help you get your glow on. These balms, salves, oils, and creams will make you feel and smell like an au naturale Queen.
1. An eye cream that uses floral stem cells to battle puffiness and dark circles. Acure Chlorella & Edelweiss Stem Cell Eye Cream, $19, acureorganics.com
2. You’ll be feeling like you took a dang Hawaiian vacation after covering yourself in this oil. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Oil, $8, target.com
3. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 22, 2015
Scrub away memories of chemical-filled bath products and get your DIY on with this super-easy, mega-gentle body wash. The natural ingredients in this concoction will moisturize and leave your skin with a healthy glow (and of course, they’re safe for your overall health). All of the items in this recipe can be found in most grocery stores and natural food markets, so get mixing and then slather this sucker on during your next shower. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 13, 2015
It's official. We've labeled the people at the Dr. Bronner's company the nicest human beings in the world.
Not only are they sponsoring BUST Craftacular's Primped 2015, but they're sponsoring the goodie bags, too! Today we received a super generous shipment filled with all kinds of wonderful: lotions, toothpaste, you name it. We've got it. One of the boxes contained products we will be using for our hand-massage station (p.s. this involves a hot poet giving you a phalanges rub down).
The greatest part about Dr. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 29, 2014
Food policing sucks. It can totally catch you off guard the first time it happens.
“You’re getting fries too? Those’ll go straight to your hips, you know.”
“Are you sure you seconds are a good idea?”
“Just a salad? You’re so thin—eat a darn cheeseburger!”
It’s startling, uncalled for, and people often don't know it’s a problem until it actually happens to them. Recently, however, it’s been getting some much-needed attention via Twitter and other social media. Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 15, 2014
In a world of Photoshop mania, beauty products galore and an onslaught of sexualized celebrity images, it is very difficult to look at one’s self and feel 100% confident. We, the regular folks, have bodies riddled with scars, stretch marks and other such "flaws." Our culture constantly informs us we aren’t supposed to have them, that our scars are gross despite the struggles they represent, and our stretch marks are proof we are fat rather than human beings who have grown. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 02, 2012
An awesome local news anchor from La Crosse, Wisconsin, Jennifer Livingston, fired back after receiving an email from a man criticizing her appearance. The author admitted to not even being an avid viewer of the news program, but for some reason felt compelled to send her an email bashing her body.
In his email, very unfortunately and idiotically titled ‘Community responsibility’, he called her obese and even went so far as to say, “Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on May 24, 2012
Get your mind out of the gutter! Well, only slightly out of the gutter. British street artist Banksy's newest creations have been posted to his website, and one is more than a little suggestive. Check out the piece below, and his website for even more.
Image courtesy of HighSnobiety. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Oct 21, 2011
When you see David Jay’s photos from the SCAR Project you might gasp. His portraits of young breast cancer survivors, all ranging from 18 to 35 years old, hide nothing.
From October 28 to November 6 the Openhouse Gallery in New York City will be exhibiting the photos, which show off the scars of breast cancer survivors and chronicle the effect it has had on their bodies. Some of the women stand alone, others together. Some look proud. Others look vulnerable. Read More