Sex and relationship advice

Who would you turn to for advice regarding issues in your sex life or relationship? If friends and family simply aren't an option - not everyone can share their problems with people they know - would you consider asking an expert? Many people do write to newspapers and magazines or radio and television shows who... Continue Reading →

5 Top Tips To Drive Him Wild

Because I just know that all my readers identify as female, are all dating men, and are spending every waking moment wishing they could do more to please their fellas, I thought I'd share some of my top tips for sexy fun times. These amazing pearls of wisdom are guaranteed to drive him wild with... Continue Reading →

Fashion Advertising vs The Real World

Models don't have to wear skirts that ride up, sleeves that are too long, or garments that aren't made to measure. Models don't have to worry about clothing being unflattering when they're sat down, or crumpled when they stand up again. But that's because, while they're working, models don't live in the real world. During... Continue Reading →

Speaking to the press

When you read a story in a magazine or newspaper, how often do find yourself judging a person quoted in the article because of the angle that journalist took? Have you ever looked at portrait photographs alongside a headline or caption and then made some assumptions about the person you see solely because of that... Continue Reading →

Waiting For A Weightless Perspective

I have a question. When was it decided that the single most pressing issue concerning women was our appearance? It seems that weight loss has become the headlining issue in the world of women's magazines, and frankly, there are far more interesting things to talk about.I'm not about to discount the issue of body image... Continue Reading →

BitchBuzz: The Honest Women’s Magazine

For ten years, if not more, I have been searching for reading material that is both easy to digest and also appealing. After buying many well-known women's glossies in my late teens and early 20s, I came to the conclusion that the majority of the content is massively recycled and there really are very few... Continue Reading →

Real women don’t exist

We hear lots of talk about 'real' women these days. Folk moan that magazines don't use images of 'real' women, labels don't design for them, and that they're having a hard time coping in a world full of supposedly perfect (I'm guessing 'unreal'?) models, actresses and assorted celebrities. However, in their attempts to right these... Continue Reading →

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2010

Last week I was excited to receive an invitation to the launch of the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2010. I was unsure whether the person compiling the invite list has stumbled across Rarely Wears Lipstick or whether they'd read my posts over at BitchBuzz, but either way I was curious to find out more so I... Continue Reading →

Are you a secret feminist?

Stylist magazine continues to puzzle me. I am infuriated by its constant promotion of assorted 'on-trend' fashion, home and beauty items that are way out of the price range of someone who reads a free magazine, and am often astounded by the poor choice of photography and headlines that can accompany even their most well... Continue Reading →

Farewell Sex and the City

Hadley Freeman mourns the death of Sex and the City in The Guardian with quite possibly the best opening lines for a film review, ever: "I'm not asking for much. I just don't want to be sick in my mouth. I don't want to leave the cinema feeling like I've paid 7.50 to be mocked,... Continue Reading →

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