Category Archives: Beauty

Racist Tweets Arise Immediately as First Indian American Miss America is Crowned

The story on this site should have been that four five Asian American/Pacific Islander contestants graced the stage in Atlantic City and that three of them placed in the Top 5: Nina Davuluri of New York was crowned Miss America, … Continue reading

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Real Beauty: Feeling Beautiful and the Asian American Identity

By Joy Yun After seeing Dove’s most recent “Real Beauty” Campaign video, I was inspired to write this. I generally found the piece uplifting and agree with its message. There is truth in what they are saying: when it comes to self image, as women … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Activist: Princess Joules

Julie Van Vu, better known by her YouTube vlogger handle Princess Joules, inspires me. I first stumbled upon her channel when I was searching online for eye makeup tutorials. Hers are amazing. I tried my best to replicate the above-pictured … Continue reading

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Miss Korea 2013: One Dream, One Face

Photo: via Reddit When I first saw the candidates of Miss Korea 2013, I had no idea they were beauty pageant contestants and just remarked how even I, as an Asian female had trouble telling them apart. The beauty pageant … Continue reading

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The Real Bodies Manifesto: Finding Each Other

A note from Thick Dumpling Skin’s co-founder, Lisa Lee: Almost a year ago, Retrofit Republic’s Community Heroes Lookbook landed on my radar. I drooled over this lookbook at my desk, and almost died of happiness that they used real people … Continue reading

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Do Asians Have The Softest Skin?

A non-Asian ex-girlfriend once told me that my skin was really soft. Not just kinda soft but REALLY soft. Baby butt soft. She asked if I did “anything” to my skin. I told her no. At first, she didn’t believe … Continue reading

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How High Heels Are Today’s Foot-binding

When I read the article about Chinese foot-binding in the Los Angeles Times, I really found it highlighted the complexity of the practice of foot-binding. On the one hand it was a painful, dangerous, demeaning, and debilitating practice that women … Continue reading

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Sulwhasoo Niemen Marcus West Coast Launch At the San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Sulwhasoo invited 8Asians to partake in the Niemen Marcus Launch Party to celebrate the long-anticipated arrival of this amazing Korean cosmetics line here on the west coast. Fashion journalists and bloggers were invited to the Asian Art Museum to meet … Continue reading

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Former Miss USA Rima Fakih Arrested for Drunk Driving

Rima Fakih, you are a complex woman: On one hand, you were the first Muslim and Arab American Miss USA. On the other hand, you dressed up as a sexy Halloween version of the eagle from the back of a … Continue reading

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Do All Asians Have Flat Butts?

I like big butts and I can not lie You other brothers can’t deny – SIR MIX-A-LOT, “Baby Got Back” Every time I hear those lyrics, I cringe. Why? Because I admit that I have a flat butt. Please, no … Continue reading

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Japan’s Latest Crooked Teeth Trend, According To New York Times

Oh, New York Times. Where would we be without your hard hitting and insightful reporting on Asian culture? According to this article from a couple weeks back, crooked teeth, or yaeba, is the hot new trend among women in Japan. … Continue reading

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