Christina Hendricks: not ‘full-figured’ and not impressed

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Christina Hendricks is a size 14. The same size as Marilyn Monroe and the same size as most of the women in Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Though there’s no doubting that the Mad Men star is voluptuous (apparently she’s a bountiful 38DDD), it became obvious in a recent interview with Australia’s own Kate Waterhouse, that Hendricks definitely didn’t appreciate being called ‘full-figured’ not once, but twice by the interviewer.

After Hendricks shot Kate daggers following the first offensive question “You have been an inspiration as a ‘full-figured’ woman, what is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you’ve inspired someone?” Kate still didn’t seem to get the memo, and repeated the same question again – albeit in slightly different words – before being paused and then eventually stopped by a fed-up and flustered Hendricks. 

As openly awkward as the moment might have been, we had to ask, was Hendricks well within her right to get so huffy? 

We’ve done our research, and the average dress size is 12-14 in Australia, 14 in the UK, and 16 in the USA, so it would seem Hendricks sits firmly in the average weight range, rocking a figure not dissimilar to infamous screen siren Marilyn Monroe. So we can’t help but think it must be pretty tiresome to be called ‘full-figured’ all the time, when really you’re just like everyone else – with a pretty amazing pair of breasts… just saying….

You can check out the whole (awkward) interview right here…

Fun fact: Ooh! We just heard Christina Hendricks is a huge fan of Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist! We had to share, because we’ll take any notes we can on how to look as fabulous as her – and this may just be the secret to her perfect skin.

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Do you think 'full-figured' is an offensive term? Do you think Christina was well within her rights to get huffy?

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Posted by: Jenniqua (Australia)

Yes I think it is an offensive term unless you are actually a size 18 or more. I would get just as huffy as Christina did if I was her size and had her ample breast and was "told" that I was full-figured. Size 8 or 6 doesnt mean you are beautiful or the correct size. It is a fact that the "average" size woman in America is a 16, so it actually makes Christina under average?????????????

Posted on: October 09, 2012 (Oct 9, 2012 4:25pm)

Posted by: Mishelle257 (Australia)

I do think it's kind of offensive, because it's like they're saying she chooses to be this alternative to the ideal woman. Why are women constantly judged on their weight and not their other merits? She is clearly a stunning beauty, and a fantastic actress (I love mad men). I think I might be offended too. You never know what someone else's history or story is with their weight. People look at people who are average or 'fat' and assume they are lazy, slobby or unhealthy. Or even that they chose to be that way! I don't care if someone thought I was fulled figured or curvy, it's the other condescending assumptions that go with it that are hurtful.

Posted on: October 09, 2012 (Oct 9, 2012 4:25pm)

Video how-to: natural, flawless make-up

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Nothing beats a flawless, fresh face during the warmer months. Nothing. But the annoying thing is this: nailing a natural, glowy finish that actually stays put is a wee bit tricky.

That’s why we’ve called in Dean Nixon, celebrity make-up artist and Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect ambassador. He’s a bit of genius when it comes to make-up, and is more than happy to share his wisdom when it comes to applying your everyday make-up products in an immaculate way. Phew!

So, watch on and see just how easy it is to create a flawless face when you’ve got a few tips and tricks up your make-up sleeves…

YOUR FLAWLESS FACE TOOL KIT
Dr Lewinn’s Private Formula Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream
Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Anti-ageing Primer
Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Foundation
Dr. LeWinn's Skin Perfect Anti-ageing Concealer
Dr. LeWinn's Skin Perfect Anti-ageing Pressed Powder

WIN! WIN! WIN! It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to snag some awesome beauty prizes. Yippee!

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Posted by: Lana Lang (Australia)

Always remember that less = more when it comes to foundation application! You don't want everyone to know you're obviously wearing foundation, and that you're trying to hide something! So use it lightly, and apply a concealer on any spots you need to hide.

Posted on: October 09, 2012 (Oct 9, 2012 12:15pm)

Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

My winning tip for creating a fresh and flawless face is a spritz of Avene Thermal Spring water on a freshly cleansed and moisturised face.
Then apply your primer, and a foundation which has SPF and as a final step another light spritz of Avene Thermal Spring water.
I am left with a lovely dewy finish to my makeup which will last the whole day.

Posted on: October 09, 2012 (Oct 9, 2012 12:15pm)

The easiest way to: find your perfect foundation match

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You know how important it is to find the right foundation shade for your skin tone, right? (We’d hope so - we’ve only been harping on about it for, oh, about five years!) But let’s face it, it can be pretty annoying applying various shades at a beauty counter, then having to run out of the department store to see if it actually suits you in natural light.

Well guess what? You can now save all that running around for extra shopping, because Estée Lauder have teamed up with Philips to bring you the Beautiful Skin Studio – a gorgeous private space that allows you to see how your make-up will really look in natural light, whether it’s day or night!

As part of the Beautiful Skin Studio experience (which is totally complimentary by the way!), you’ll have a personal consultation with a trained Estée Lauder beauty advisor, in which they’ll help you to find the best foundation for your skin type and complexion concerns. Then, thanks to exclusive Philips lighting technology and Estée Lauder’s iMatch Tool, you’ll be perfectly shade matched and be able to see how that particular shade appears in the following lights:

Perfect Match: the purest light, very similar to perfect morning light, when skin details are easily visible but not harsh.
Office: cool, cold and clear light that mimics the harsh, fluorescent lighting found in most office settings.
Evening: a warmer, softer light in which skin details are visible but there is a soft shine that reflects off of the skin.

But the personalised matching doesn’t just stop at foundation. You can also find your perfect match in everything from powder and concealer, to blush, eye shadow and lipstick shades. Oh, and did I mention that your consultant will also give you application tips and tricks, too? So you’re pretty much guaranteed to look awesome on any occasion!

And that’s not even the best part. Head in to a Beautiful Skin Studio now and you’ll be given a free 10-day supply of your favourite Estée Lauder foundation shade!

The Beautiful Skin Studio is exclusively at David Jones Elizabeth Street (Sydney) and Myer Bourke Street (Melbourne).

It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to win some awesome beauty prizes – hooray! I know, totally selfless right? And to wish us happy birthday, Estée Lauder are giving you the chance to win one of five ah-mazing prize packs, valued at over $500 each! Each prize pack contains:

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronizes Recovery Complex 50ml
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex 15ml
Estée Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator 50ml
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick
Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush

For your chance to win one of five Estée Lauder prize packs, simply answer the question below.

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What's your mismatching make-up horror story?

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Posted by: Blossy77 (Australia)

My mismatched foundation horror story - sadly it wasn't one event, but many months.

As a teen I had terribly blemished skin. I was embarrassed and wanted to cover it up. My parents insisted I was too young to wear makeup, and I lacked the funds to buy it myself. So I used to "borrow" Mums. She only wore it on special occasions to didn't realise it had gone missing.

It was a thick creamy foundation. I can't remember, it may have been from the Clinique counter? But obviously the colour and formulation suited her older, drier and darker skin than mine. Plus I had no idea how to put it on properly. In hindsight, it was uneven, unblended at the jaw or hairline, too dark, and due to my enthusiasm to hides own flawed skin, caked on way too thickly. I remember it used to sting my eyes, and I ended up breaking out even more.

I looked terrible. Oh, and I was discovered putting it back in mum's drawer - almost empty. So I was in trouble on top of looking terrible.

It's a wonder that I ever wore makeup again!

Posted on: October 09, 2012 (Oct 9, 2012 6:37am)

Posted by: Shelleypelley (Australia)

A few years ago I was just getting into full face makeup and I purchased a cream to powder type foundation. Unfortunately it was completely wrong for my skin and resulted in a dry and flaky forehead. It took months for me to realise it was my foundation doing this instead of the office air conditioning every day and finally a coworker suggested I switch foundation. I realised I could have switched months ago and avoided the embarrassment I felt every day! Needless to say I have now learned my lesson about what works for my skin!

Posted on: October 09, 2012 (Oct 9, 2012 7:25am)

Give your hair the royal treatment

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Hi, my name is Carli and I’m a hair tool-a-holic. There isn’t a day that goes by that my hair isn’t exposed to hot hair styling in some form, and my, it’s starting to feel the effects. It’s dry, it’s lifeless, and it’s making me feel like a sham.
Phew - feels good to get that off my chest!

Sounds a little too familiar, doesn’t it? I thought so, which is why it’s important (nay, 100 per cent essential!) that we all look after our hair properly with the right kind of nourishing hair products.

So let me introduce you to Royal Moroccan, a line of hair treatment and styling products that contain argan oil and linen oil to leave your hair feeling utterly soft and silky smooth. Even those with lacklustre hair that’s been damaged by chemical treatments will feel the (brilliant) effects.

Now on to the products you’ll want in your arsenal: The Royal Moroccan Hair Treatment Mask, $29.95, and the Royal Moroccan Serum Treatment, $29.95.

Why?

The Hair Treatment Mask has a pretty impressive resume. Not only will it nourish, moisturise, and repair your hair, but it’ll also work to strengthen and revive it, meaning that dry and damaged hair will be left soft, smooth, and manageable. It works a treat on hair that’s feeling the effects of colouring, too.

The Serum Treatment is like first-aid for hair. The lightweight formula, perfect for all hair types, will help condition your hair in the long term, and will leave it looking healthy and smooth. Another plus? You can use it on wet or dry and it won’t leave your locks looking greasy.

Stockist details: Royal Moroccan, available at Kmart, Priceline and www.royalmoroccan.com.au


It’s our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to win some awesome beauty prizes – hooray!
So if you’re loving what you’re hearing about Royal Moroccan, you’ll be pleased as punch to find out that you can win some of its hair-saving products.
For your chance to win one of five packs containing the Hair Treatment Mask and Serum Treatment, valued at $59.90, simply answer the question below.
Competition ends: midnight 22nd October 2012 
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What’s your hair confession? Is dry and damaged hair a problem for you?

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Posted by: MissChriss (Australia)

My hair is generally dry, fine and kind of limp most of the time. I have to use hair products like moroccanoil and mousse to keep looking decent.

Posted on: October 08, 2012 (Oct 8, 2012 5:05pm)

Posted by: softness (Member since 2007, Australia)

My hair confession is I rarely get it cut. Yep so you can guess how the state of my ends would be if I didn't use good treatment products on a daily basis - especially for my poor old ends!

Posted on: October 08, 2012 (Oct 8, 2012 5:10pm)

Let’s talk: pregnancy and pigmentation

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We all know that when you fall pregnant, your body goes through a number of changes. From weird aches and random bouts of nausea, to cravings and even a heightened sense of smell! What people rarely talk about however, is the somewhat unsightly facial skin pigmentation known as melasma, or the ‘mask of pregnancy.’

Melasma is a very common, patchy brown or tan facial skin discoloration, which generally occurs in women during their reproductive years or while they’re pregnant, when there’s an increase in the melanocyte-stimulating hormone. This, in turn, causes increased production of melanin, the tanning hormone, which protects the skin against ultraviolet light and controls the pigment in our skin tone. Melasma typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age – mostly during summer and especially during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. 

But no pregnant lady should have to put up with this pesky pigmentation during this special time in her life, which is why we have a product on hand that can help! Garnier Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector Daily Unifying Moisturiser works to target dark spots and pigmentation on your skin by utilising the power of pure vitamin C, which is a hard working, yet gentle exfoliator that helps to break down discolouration. The lightweight formulation also combats surface textural imperfections and leaves you with a smooth, more even complexion that you can be proud of (we don’t want you hiding in those snaps with your newborn, do we?)

It's our 5th birthday this week and to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to win some awesome beauty prizes – hooray! I know, totally selfless right?

For your chance to win one of five Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Daily Unifying Moisturisers, valued at $16.95 each, simply answer the question below.
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What is your biggest skin issue - and what are your tips to deal with it?

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Posted by: Hayley_22 (Australia)

My biggest skin issue is unevenness, to help this I use Lancôme genifique on my face which helps, but I still have issues with the rest of my body have an uneven skin tone

Posted on: October 08, 2012 (Oct 8, 2012 12:25pm)

Posted by: MissChriss (Australia)

My biggest issue these days would be my sensitive skin and the the dress I get in my cheeks from it. The only way I have been able to keep it mainly under control is by using a gentle cleanser like cetaphil, rosehip oil and moogoo's moisturisers. Followed by a mineral foundation like Inika or Youngblood.

Posted on: October 08, 2012 (Oct 8, 2012 12:29pm)