Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Whether one likes it or not, Barbie is America's universal girl's-girl icon. However, Barbie's huge chest and itty-bitty limbs also send the message of a literally unattainable beauty standard that we were all introduced to at impressionable ages. But what if our doll's figures actually reflected the proportions of real, normal-sized women? Enter, New York photographer Sally Davies. Sally's dolls are portrayed with a more realistic figure (although, if you ask us, they are still pretty busty), and feature tattoos, kinky hair, nipples, and other design elements that are more true-to-form than molded-on underwear. But to be honest, though her dolls are certainly a step in the right direction, we're still wanting more: Where are the girls who don't have lanky models legs? The plus-sized dolls? The small-chested girls? Would you have your daughters play with these?
For more on Sally Davies and her project check her out here.
We are creatures of habit. That can be a good thing, if your habits include eating an apple a day or getting eight hours of sleep at night. Others, like not being able to leave home without a jam-packed purse, are not so great. Might not have time for lunch? Grab a granola bar. Feel a little sniffly? In go the tissues. read
The checkered history of lipliner is pretty interesting. After the way it was used in the '80s (#neverforget), people either love it or loathe it. Recently, it's started to make a resurgence in the beauty space. Suddenly, drawn-in lips are gaining some serious footing again.
But, this trend hasn't always followed the read