If you go to Japan – or other places in Asia for that matter – you will come across words like “skin brightening” or “beautifully white” on skin products. For tourists coming from a more western background, it is not uncommon to associate these words with the harmful chemical skin whitening that we hear about … More Is “brightening” in Japanese skincare skin bleach!?
During my Year Abroad, I often found myself explaining a lot of the phrases I used. And on further reflection, I realised that I honestly had no idea why I used them. Here are some of the most common expressions I looked up the origins to… It’s surprising how old some of them are! “An … More Where on earth did these English sayings come from!?
As a culture, we have always been obsessed with size. The bust-to-waist ratio expectations and ideals have constantly been fluctuating. Ever since I can remember, my siblings and me have often asked each other “do you think I’m thin?” and I never paid the question any serious thought really until now. In order to fully … More “Am I thin?”: why do women ask this question… ?