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Powerful Beauty: Inspiration from Elektra

by Bionic Beauty on 24.Sep.2010 · 3 comments

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his week’s Powerful Beauty feature is a snippet from one of my favorite super-hero movies, Daredevil.

I first became a fan of Jennifer Garner during her short stint on Felicity and in Pearl Harbor; then of course in my all-time favorite TV show, Alias. I’m a sucker for television shows with a strong female lead who retains “real life” character flaws.

The reason I love this scene from Daredevil is not just because Jennifer Garner is the star; but it’s a dramatic turning point for her character, Elektra. Sure, the choreography and music score is great- but I see her embracing all the tough times she’s had in her life (her mother dieing, her father’s murder, etc), channeling and focusing those tribulations into strength.
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Welcome to another “Powerful Beauty” Friday at the Bionic Beauty blog… This week I am switching things up. Instead of focusing on a positive definition, I’m highlighting a complete opposite example of Powerful Beauty.

Have any other Bionic Beauties been a tad offended by the new marketing campaign for Axe’s Twist and Shift fragrances for men? The Shift body spray’s gimmick is that it supposedly changes scent “through the day”.

The ad doesn’t just hint at its message, it bluntly states that “women get bored easy”.

If you haven’t seen the video, take a 45 second break and have a watch…

Is that the best that Axe’s fancy PR Marketing department could create? An advertisement embracing the fact that women are single-minded, flaky, easily distracted, and also continually flop their eyelashes around?

From the Axe-man’s changing appearances, the ad suggests women can not value a man unless he is constantly updating his costume, putting on a pretense, and playing head games with us.

Do women want a shifty man who is going to leave twisting when he gets bored of putting on an act? Apparently we certainly couldn’t be attracted to a guy is unique and true to his own personality.
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Powerful Beauty with Kimberley of YBF Skincare

by Bionic Beauty on 27.Aug.2010 · 1 comment

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Welcome to another “Powerful Beauty” Friday feature!

This week Kimberley, a co-founders of YBF Skincare (one of my personal favorite skin care brands), has decided to share her thoughts on how she defines Powerful Beauty.

First here’s a little bio Kimberley shared with me…
“I like long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners at home, sharing a bottle of wine… oh, wait. Start over…

I’ve worked several different jobs, from demolition derby sign up to sports pub bartender, with retail assistant manager and corporate trainer in between. I’ve earned two degrees (a bachelors for organizational communications and an associates for graphics technology). My most recent corporate position was as a graphic designer. I have to say I’ve enjoyed every job but one; not bad, since there have been so many. My favorite? Absolutely, positively, no question about it–working with Darrell and creating Your Best Face Skincare. I’m thankful for all the job experience I’ve had in the past that I can pull from when we find ourselves in different situations and with different opportunities for YBF. Outside of business, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, creating jewelry and taking on other creative, artsy endeavors.”

Bionic Beauty's Powerful Beauty weekly series with guest Kimberley, co-founder of YBF Skincare

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hen first exploring the idea of powerful beauty, I didn’t know where to begin. My thoughts took me down so many different avenues filled with examples and ideas. So, I decided to break it down. I considered “powerful” and “beauty” separately before bringing the two back together again. I discovered a true and clear connection, a full circle, that brought me back to my original ideas of what powerful beauty means to me. Now, rather than a montage of seemingly disconnected ideas of powerful beauty, I have a way to express a clearer picture of what it means to me. And, so it goes like this…

I think of beauty as something, an object or act or person or experience, that entices the senses in some way and is pleasing to the spirit. The beholder of that beauty may smile to themselves, or make a comment to someone else, or even produce a tear. The beauty is noticed, enjoyed, appreciated and the person may or may not have more reaction to it.
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Powerful Beauty with Jessica

by Bionic Beauty on 20.Aug.2010 · 0 comments

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This week’s Powerful Beauty segment features Jessica Victoria!

Jessica is the author of YogaMiracles.com website which helps readers learn to use yoga for physical and mental health, body maintenance, and weight loss. Her other site BeautySurgeries.com focuses on plastic surgery options available for both men and women, and helps people choose what procedures may be best for each individual.

Now let’s see how Jessica defines Powerful Beauty…

Powerful Beauty is the term that varies in meaning. In its ordinary parlance, powerful beauty is a beauty from within us. The meaning of beauty is more associated with reality and honesty and these three elements co- exist with one another. Reality (truth) is the logic that exists in our mind associated with what we actually see. Honesty (goodness) is the drive that makes us response to a thing and beauty is the feeling that we enjoy when something or a stimulus strikes our mind and gives us a positive reaction. We can only appreciate the real beauty or the heart of beauty if beautiful things stay alive within us. Every one of us possesses internal good looks. Good looks do not show normally from the external features of a person. Most importantly is the beauty that resides within us. For humanitarian reasons, the real meaning of powerful beauty is when we share what we have with the less needy.
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As many of you know, I had my Danger-Magnet gene kick in just after the Fourth of July. So this Friday, I’m sharing a different kind of Powerful Beauty article to explain my spotty absences over the past month.

At the start of July, I took a trip down to Florida to spend some time with friends. With the nice weather and the potential of finding, and photographing a band of wild horses, we set out into a prairie reserve. Since I knew the hike was flat terrain (compared to the typical slick stones and smaller mountainous regions that I normally hike), I opted for sneakers over my heavy hiking boots.
Bionic Beauty goes hiking and gets bitten by a Cottonmouth snake

Bionic Beauty’s Lesson #1: Always, always, always wear hiking boots… no matter how flat, or easy, the terrain. Hmmpfh.

My friend and I actually had just finished warning each other to keep an eye open for snakes since the edges of the grassy trail had slightly mushy shoulders from recent rains.

My friend ~ “Keep your eyes peeled for snakes!”
Me ~ “I ammmm… owwww!” (Yep, I found one.)

With a THUD and what felt like a cross between burning gasoline, nettles, and at least twenty wasp stings – I futterwackened vigorously, one-legged down the path. (Note: For those of y’all who haven’t seen the new “Alice in Wonderland” movie with Johnny Depp, a “Futterwacken” is a funny little dance he does- here’s a Futterwacken video. It’s hilarious. Truly!)

As I forced my brain to slow, I looked back at my friend only to discover what happened. A darn angry Cottonmouth snake had nom-nommed on my ankle. Three freakin’ times!!
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