Many women hate their bodies, disregarding their beauty and magnifying the smallest imperfections. If you see only jiggling thighs, saggy breasts and a flabby belly when you look in the mirror, Carson Kressley has a message for you!

For four years, Carson and the other members of the Fab Five transformed sloppy straight guys into gentlemen of style on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Now, Carson is putting his stylish sensibilities back to work as he helps women of all sizes learn to love their bodies on the show How To Look Good Naked. In January 2008, the show became the most-watched reality series premiere in the Lifetime Television Network’s history.
http://www.oprah.com/beauty/skinbody/slide/20080215/skinbody_20080215_101.jhtml

Comedy Central’s Steven Colbert interviews Leonard Nimoy who challenges American standard of beauty with photographs of nude overweight women.

http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/?lnk=v&ml_video=156265

Beauty brands are joining social networking websites like Facebook to spark discussions about their products, spread the word and bond with consumers.

Social networking websites are becoming ever more popular but their marketing potential is only just being recognized.Groups have now been created to celebrate most big brands in the cosmetics industry but only a few are succeeding in attracting large numbers of visitors.Unlike conventional advertising, marketing on sites like Facebook and MySpace is extremely cheap and has the potential to put customers in touch with one another.
http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/news/ng.asp?n=83243-mac-cosmetics-facebook-marketing

Nancy O’Dell of “Access Hollywood” hasn’t just been airbrushed, she’s been sandblasted. Is this what Southern women do?

In the “Real Women, Real Issues, Real Beauty” feature, the women are divvied up by age: 20s, 30, 40s, Ageless. The before-and-after results are impressive. The 40s candidate morphed into a freshly scrubbed 14 after her makeover. SB didn’t just make her look better, it defied gravity!  See full blog post http://blogs.mediapost.com/magazine_rack/?p=471