Grid Girls, Feminists & the Importance of Western Beauty — New Mark Collett Video

Grid Girls, Feminists & the Importance of Western Beauty — New Mark Collett Video

Feminists attack and picket beauty pageants and campaign against other women who uphold the ideals of beauty, femininity & traditional female roles. The latest victim in the feminists war against women are the grid girls. But this attack on beauty is also an attack on excellence – find out why those behind feminism wish to tear down excellence and why feminism and this attack on excellence are both part of the plot to destroy the West.

Statues, Heritage & Bad Role Models

My book, The Fall of Western Man is now available. It is available as a FREE eBook and also in hardback and paperback editions.

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PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to debate with me in the comments about anything I have said, I welcome that. However please listen to the complete podcast and ensure you argue with the points I have made. Arguments that simply consist of nonsense such as “what gives you the right to judge” or “I’m a [insert religious affiliation] and you should be ashamed of yourself” or other such vacuous non-arguments will simply be ridiculed.


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7 beauty trends that have us excited for 2018

Could the mainstream beauty industry finally be embracing healthier, greener habits? It appears so.

After reading numerous articles on what the hot beauty trends of 2018 will be, according to the wise voices of Vogue, Stylecaster, Flare, and the good old Pinterest predictions list, I have to say I’m pleased to see how many fit into the TreeHugger ethos. Gone are the makeup-heavy, labor-intensive styles, and in is everything simple, clean, and natural. Here’s what you’ll be seeing in the coming months.

1. The natural skin look

Don’t waste your money on foundation or cover-up. Invest in good quality skin care and a great diet, because this year it’s going to be your real skin on display. Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta told Stylecaster:

“We will be seeing a lot less caked on foundation and more focus on embracing your natural features. I personally love seeing someone’s freckles shine through their makeup! To this effect, ​I think we’re going to be seeing the heavy highlight start to disappear.”

2. A simpler routine

People are busy and tired. Nobody really wants to spend that much time on a beauty routine, which is why there’s a mass move toward simplicity. This will take the form of multitasking products. As Vogue writes: “The new tide of technologically advanced beauty polymaths are rolling out the 3-in-1s in a way that has not been done before.” Hopefully this will mean fewer bottles on the bathroom counter, pleasing to my minimalist leanings.

3. Cleaner, safer products

This is very good news. There’s a definite trend toward caring more about what’s in the products we buy. Shoppers are examining ingredients labels more closely and observing certification logos. Larissa Jensen, a beauty industry analyst at NPD, told Vogue:

Products and brands ‘free of’ harmful ingredients are considered ‘clean’. That includes silicones, parabens and sulfates (especially SLS).

People are also looking for superfoods as ingredients in their cosmetics; think probiotics, moringa oil, chia seeds, seaweed, chlorophyll, and more. Whether these additives actually make a difference, who knows, but they’re probably a safer bet than lab-created synthetics.

4. The year of curly

Hair stylists say that long, straightened manes are out, replaced by shorter, wilder, curlier styles. This means that many women will be able to embrace their natural look, without turning to products and finicky hair-drying techniques to look stylish. (Not that we ever thought you had to…)

5. Beauty oils

Beauty oils are having their moment, and I believe it. They’re sold by every green beauty retailer I visit online. Whether it’s oil for hair care, facial cleansing, makeup removal, moisturizing, wrinkle and under-eye care, bathing or showering, there is a suitable oil for every beauty-related task these days.

6. Skin care that fights pollution

It sounds sci-fi-ish, but it’s a real thing. Many brands are working to develop products that fights environmental stressors, such as air conditioning, heating, captive bacteria (in enclosed spaces), and the blue light from our computer screens. (As important as it is to acknowledge the damage our surroundings can cause, one should still be wary of marketing and know that the best place always to start is with a great diet and plenty of sleep.)

7. The establishment of self-care

You’ve heard the term thrown around, but up until recently it’s been thought of as more of a fad than a permanent lifestyle movement. The consensus is that self-care is here to stay, and that’s a good thing. People will begin prioritizing what feels good and right for them. Stylecaster quotes Ayurvedic expert Shrankhla Holecek:

“People will start further exploring whether they like meditating at a studio, or to an app, or not meditating at all. From what foods uplift you vs. not, to what self-care means to you as an individual, [these] are questions that people will be asking (and answering) of themselves, which will undoubtedly lead to a lot of discovery, balance and joy ultimately.”

Here’s to a 2018 that makes you feel as great as you look.

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4 ways to start a green beauty routine

Want to go green but not sure where to start? Here’s our advice.

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to clean up your beauty routine? Perhaps you want to use more natural products and eliminate unnecessary packaging. Doing it all at once may seem daunting, not to mention expensive, so here are some suggestions for starting with small yet effective changes.

1. Get a new hair routine.

braided hairEsther Max/CC BY 2.0

Do you lather up daily? There’s no need! Breaking the hair-washing habit has countless benefits. You’ll save a ton of time spent washing and styling, reduce the amount of product you use and the number of plastic bottles it probably comes in, which also means saving money.

Start by washing every other day. Don’t repeat the shampooing step to save product and to conserve a little bit of oil in your hair. Learn to style hair that’s not freshly washed (it’s a lot easier, actually). Swap conventional brands for truly green, clean brands; these will cost more, but if you use less, it balances out.

It is possible to train your hair to go longer without washing. I’ve gone from washing every second day to waiting a full week, and my hair has never felt so healthy, shiny, and strong. Admittedly, it was a 41-day no-washing experiment that was the real turning point, showing me that slightly-greasy hair is far more manageable than I’d previously thought. Read: 9 steps to washing your hair less

You can try washing with baking soda and apple cider vinegar — a practice that I’ve found highly successful.

2. Go package-free.

Bar soapritual/Public Domain

Plastic pollution is one the greatest environmental problems we currently face, which means that we all have a responsibility to reduce the amount of plastic we use. Beauty products are a major source of individual plastic pollution, but fortunately many plastic-free options exist.

My favorite is bar soap, bought ‘naked’ at my local health store. Bar soap works just as effectively as liquid soap and body wash and generates no additional waste. It’s also far cheaper.

Some bulk stores offer shampoo and liquid soaps in bulk form, allowing you to refill reusable containers, so that’s another good option. Learn more: On creating a Zero Waste beauty routine

If you’re a menstruating woman, buy a menstrual cup right now if you don’t own one already. It will change your life and save you money within a couple months.

3. Use what you have.

makeup & skin products© K Martinko — My current collection of favorite makeup and skin care products

It would be fun to ‘green’ one’s routine by going on a shopping blitz and purchasing a whole new set of fabulous eco-friendly products, but that’s not practical. It would be costly and terribly wasteful. From an environmental perspective, the best thing to do is use up what you have for now (as long as it’s not too toxic). Do not replace products until you have none left. And then, maybe you’ll decide that you don’t even need them anymore.

Learn basic substitutions, such as coconut or almond oils for facial cleansing, removing makeup, and moisturizing; baking soda for exfoliating, softening, and washing air; apple cider vinegar for almost everything imaginable.

4. Shower less.

man in showerSilke Remmery/CC BY 2.0

I’m not advocating for smelly armpits and B.O. by saying this. I’m simply encouraging shorter, more efficient bathing methods for the sake of water conservation. Keep it quick. Use fewer products. Consider washing just your ‘pits ‘n bits’, which will make your skin microflora much happier than if you subject it to a full scrubbing. Check out Melissa’s list of 7 ways to skip a shower. (See, I’m not the only one!)

If you have kids, skip the nightly bath; make it two or three times a week instead, as per the American Academy of Pediatrics’ suggestion.

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Photo: Bird on a wire is an iridescent beauty

Our photo of the day comes from San Benito County, California.

While most of the magpies in the west are of the black-billed variety, this iridescent beauty photographed by Rick Derevan comes with a twist. Namely, a bright cheery beak. The yellow-billed magpie (Pica nuttalli) is endemic to parts of California and found nowhere else in the world. Proving once again that California has all the fun!

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Photo: The wild beauty of California’s mustangs

Our photo of the day comes from Inyo County, California.

So maybe wild horses couldn’t drag Mick Jagger away, but photographer Don Quintana is a different story. Don writes of this stunning shot of wild mustangs:

My latest adventure into the Eastern Sierra was primarily to capture Fall color, work on landscape photography techniques, and discover the potential for a future tour here. If you know me, you know that I can be distracted from these things by a squirrel. Throw in a herd of wild horse, and I am gone completely. I could spend days just observing their behaviors. The dynamics and hierarchal structure of the herd was interesting to watch. I’m beginning to learn as much as I possibly can about these behaviors. Always know your subject.

The first group of wild horse we encountered were right next to the road. They let us approach slowly in our vehicle. As we photographed them, an R.V. came blasting down the road sending them into a stampede. As much as I cursed the driver of that R.V. there was something truly magical about watching a herd of wild horse run through the sage brush and meadow. Eventually they would return. The next herd we encountered numbered well over 100 horses. We kept a respectable distance from them using only long lenses to capture them. In return, they gave us some wonderful natural behavior to photograph.

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Mother wants her child’s school to take ‘Sleeping Beauty’ off the curriculum because the princess does not give consent to be kissed


A mother has demanded her six-year-old son’s school bans Sleeping Beauty because the princess does not give consent to be kissed.

Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, North Shields, claimed the fairytale promotes an ‘inappropriate sexual’ message to young children. She argued the story is irresponsible because it teaches children it is acceptable to kiss women while they are asleep.

The mother of two said: ‘I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent. ‘It’s about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?’

Ms Hall is worried about what message the tale, which features a Prince waking up a Princess by kissing her, sends to impressionable youngsters. The 40-year-old left a comment in her son’s record book, and contacted the school to ask if it could be taken out of circulation for younger classes.

She said: ‘In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate – my son is only six, he absorbs everything he sees, and it isn’t as if I can turn it into a constructive conversation. ‘I don’t think taking Sleeping Beauty books out of circulation completely would be right.

‘I actually think it would be a great resource for older children, you could have a conversation around it, you could talk about consent, and how the Princess might feel.


‘But I’m really concerned about it for younger children, would really welcome a conversation about whether this is suitable material.’

Ms Hall said recent coverage of sexual abuse, including the social media ‘Me Too’ campaign, made her think about the messages being sent to youngsters.

She said: ‘These are indicative of how ingrained that kind of behaviour is in society. All these small things build up, and they make a difference.’

Ms Hall said there might be problems with other fairytales, but that the is mostly disturbed by the ‘non-consensual’ kissing in this story. She said: ‘I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent. ‘It’s about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?’

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