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Is this originally a French proverb? And is my grammar correct?

"Beauty is the sister of vanity and the mother of lust". My translation in to French: "La beauté est la soeur de la vanité et la mère de la luxure." I originally saw this phrase in French as "La beauté est la sœur de vanité, et la mére et la luxure". So that would roughly translate as "Beauty is the sister of vanity and the mother of lust". I have also seen it expressed in English as "Beauty's sister is vanity, and its daughter lust." My translation would be: "La beauté est la sœur de vanité, et la fille de la luxure." I asked on Yahoo Answers if my grammar was correct, but one of the responses said it should be "la mère" and not "la fille". Hence, my question. Is it originally French in origin? And if so, is it mother of lust or daughter of lust? Either way my translation would be: "La beauté est la soeur de la vanité et la mère de la luxure." Or La beauté est la soeur de la vanité et la fille de la luxure. Are these two translations grammatically correct? Also, is La necessary before "beauté"?
posted by mrducts on Jun 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Waiting, waiting to feel attractive...

I'm a female in my very early twenties. I feel like I've been waiting for my entire life to "become" attractive, and this kind of thinking is becoming a drag. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 26, 2013 - 48 answers

I'm Held Captive by Dior's Eau Sauvage Parfum! What Else Is Similar?

I'm a huge fan of Dior's perfumes, but I picked up a sample of their Eau Sauvage Parfum and I'm destroyed by it. What else am I missing out on in the Fumiverse that is reminiscent of this group? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jun 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for an in-text reference for a concept attributed to Kant

I'm looking for an in-text reference for a concept apparently put forward by Immanuel Kant. I would like to know where in his own writings this concept was actually addressed. [more inside]
posted by heylight on Jun 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Science My Beauty - or Debunk it!

Getting married in a few months, which means I want to start any facial/beauty regimens now. I don't usually do this stuff, so am entranced by the field of options. However, I know that this field contains the biggest BS factor of any out there. Please give me your best ideas of things that are scientifically proven to work, or that there is at least some data about why it works or would or wouldn't work. Please also tell me which of the things I'm considering looking at are drecht or dangerous crazytown. Help me not waste my money or wind up maimed. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jun 17, 2013 - 40 answers

Help me have awesome-looking hair

Need tips from the hivemind for fantastic-looking hair! [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 14, 2013 - 12 answers

I don't wish to melt

Please suggest to me the best DRUGSTORE makeups and hair products that will look the best, last the longest, will look good in pictures, and will be the most likely to survive a long day where I kinda need to look good the whole time. I don't have access to fancy pants brands, so this needs to be more budget "found at your local Shoppers Drug Mart" products. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jun 6, 2013 - 36 answers

How do I get every drop out?

I bought a tool designed to get the last bits of foundation etc. out of bottles. Then I lost it. It's no longer available to buy in the UK, so I was wondering if there is something similar out there not necessarily designed for cosmetics - maybe a science or art tool? Ideally, a very small, angled rubber/silicone spatula. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 2, 2013 - 19 answers

Avoiding and managing hair breakage

My hair does this. Is there a way to avoid so much breakage, and how do I effectively tame/straighten the existing broken hairs without causing more damage? [more inside]
posted by Josephine Macaulay on May 30, 2013 - 26 answers

Curling already-curly hair

I would really like to be able to style my thin, long, wavy/curly/frizzy hair (close to this) into natural-looking loose curls or waves, like this, but most of the instructions that I've found online have started with straight hair (like this recent NYT article). Can you help? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on May 28, 2013 - 14 answers

SKIN CARE REGIMEN IDEAS

Looking for tips and tricks to come up with a skin care regimen for myself (31, F, with a beautiful baby). My goal is to get a glowing healthy skin in 3 months. The idea is to inculcate good habits, and hopefully some of them will stick for life. Any suggestions, beautiful men and women? Diet suggestions welcome, work out suggestions welcome, beauty tips welcome... basically all suggestions welcome :) You could also just share your inspiring story and that will keep me motivated enough ;-) Thank you!!
posted by Spice_and_Ice on May 21, 2013 - 27 answers

Give me some lip

Lipstick-wearers of MetaFilter, please recommend the longest-lasting lippy you know of. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Mar 27, 2013 - 29 answers

Small Business Bath & Beauty

I love bath stuff (fizzies, melts, bubbles) & lotions & scented oils. I'm looking for small or independent sellers so I can discover more great stuff! [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Feb 28, 2013 - 28 answers

Does moisturizer even work?

I was wondering if there is any scientific basis to the idea that using moisturizer improves the texture of skin to the point that it prevents aging. My thoughts are that if moisturizer did what it claimed to do, no one would ever need an acid peel or botox. Does spreading emollient on your face actually really do anything apart from line the pockets of cosmetics companies?
posted by abbagoochie on Feb 25, 2013 - 23 answers

I want to not need this validation.

I think I have a problem with self esteem. Objectively, I know that I am a physically attractive person. This has been confirmed by plenty of people throughout my life. I want more than anything to be told by my husband that I am beautiful in certain ways, but he can't or won't. I don't want to need something from him that he is unable to give. How can I either stop focusing on this, or learn how to validate myself without his input? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2013 - 33 answers

I found gray hair. I'm 25.

I'm a 25-year-old female with thick, dark curly hair. Every now and then I see a single gray hair making its way through. I hadn't seen any for awhile, then tonight I noticed a silvery strand near my temple. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Jan 16, 2013 - 60 answers

Pampering Products for Men

Pampering Products For Dudes [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Jan 3, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me learn to get over the past and learn to like how I look.

I hate being photographed and avoid mirrors because of emotional abuse in the past. How can I overcome this, and how can I make sure I don't give my kids messed up ideas? [more inside]
posted by 5_buck_sock_pup on Nov 19, 2012 - 20 answers

I just realised how ugly I am - HELP!!

Recently I came to the realisation that I am a really plain, unattractive woman. There have been signs for a while, but I only recently put them all together and the realisation hit me - I"m ugly! How do I deal? I don't mean that I have poor self-esteem, but that I am objectively plain. Please don't tell me I need better self esteem - it's not about that! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2012 - 66 answers

Skincare for Dummies

I want to start taking good care of my skin now, but I don't know where to start with all these serums and toners and moisturizers and creams...what are the basic products I need to establish a good routine? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Oct 10, 2012 - 32 answers

Maintaining Inner and Outer Beauty : How Have You Women (&Men!) Done It Over The Years?

Attention all gracefully aging/aged people: what practical beauty/fashion/makeup/skincare/LIFE tips can you offer me, a 20 year old woman, who also wants to age beautifully (Inside and Out?) [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Sep 30, 2012 - 47 answers

Curling up

What should I look for in hot rollers/curlers? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 13, 2012 - 10 answers

I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, medium-length hair.

My beloved stylist has left the city. I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, shoulder-length hair. [more inside]
posted by nanook on Sep 11, 2012 - 4 answers

You're Too Sexy for This Party. GTFO.

Ladies: have you ever been targeted/harassed/insulted by others, particularly women, for being too sexy or attractive? Have you witnessed such a thing? Naive as I feel for asking this... does that sort of thing actually happen in the real world and not just on TV? More inside, forgive me if I'm being horribly inarticulate... [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Sep 6, 2012 - 75 answers

Feeling like a fraud when faced with compliments about my looks: How to Deal

How do I stop from feeling like I am a fraud (because I have a lot of flaws) when people tell me I'm physically beautiful? This insecurity in my looks/my reaction to compliments is affecting my life in a lot of ways. I'd appreciate any and all advice on how to deal with this! [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Aug 30, 2012 - 67 answers

Beauty Privilege?

Is woman's value really only physical? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Aug 28, 2012 - 60 answers

The sweat that killed my pretty

Super last minute plea for help: I am going out for a super fancy pants dinner tomorrow night with my partner. The problem is that it is going to be hot as hell and I'm a person who sweats a fair bit. Help me save my hair, makeup and keep the back of my dress from getting soaked with sweat. Please... I beg of you... For once I want to end the date as pretty and put together as I was when the date started. :( [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 28, 2012 - 48 answers

DIY Budget Natural & Organic beauty podcasts wanted

Does the podcast equivalent of bella sugar or the beauty section of xo jane exist? I'm looking for lighthearted, fun, podcasts about beauty, makeup, hair, nail polish, etc. Especially for ones with a focus on cheaper budget/diy/drugstore/natural& organic beauty things. I don't mind hearing about some expensive stuff, but if the entire pocast is just shilling really expensive brand name stuff I'm not interested.
posted by skjønn on Aug 19, 2012 - 1 answer

Lesbian overthinks her gender expression. News at 11.

I'm a 22-year-old lesbian. I have never made any effort to look hot, but suddenly I want to, and it's raising some serious identity issues for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 65 answers

Avocado oil

100% pure avocado oil [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jul 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Where can I find liquid baby powder?

Why is it so hard to find liquid baby powder? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Jun 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Ugly Babies

Honest question about ugly babies - isn't it obvious when they are ugly? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Jun 24, 2012 - 83 answers

Am I right in giving "Dress Up" a dressing-down?

My wife wants our daughter to have a makeover party for her 8th birthday. Manicures, pedicures, hair-styling and all that. Am I being overly-sensitive in thinking it's a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 13, 2012 - 97 answers

Cue makeover montage

I am just terrible at being a lady. All the usual Beauty Stuff, stuff that it seems like everyone else was either born knowing or learned as teenagers, is a giant mystery to me. I need, like, a checklist or something for being a presentable-looking grownup. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 13, 2012 - 59 answers

How much does beauty matter?

“You’re gonna like the way you look… I guarantee it..." My long term partner thinks he's better looking than me, and admitted it. [more inside]
posted by kettleoffish on Jun 11, 2012 - 64 answers

Natural purple self-sharpening eyeliner.

Seeking natural/mineral-ish smooth self-sharpening eyeliner pencil recommendations. [more inside]
posted by fructose on May 27, 2012 - 3 answers

I want to be a beauty

How do I not let comments about my appearance affect me so much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2012 - 33 answers

Layers, yes/no?

Off Label Use: YNMD, but... should I use my non-proscribed rosacea medication on the rest of my non-afflicted face as a facial moisturizer, since it seems to work for that too, and am I seriously doing a no-no with the medicine by slapping cosmetics onto it? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Apr 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Skin care for my face?

How do you care for your face? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 22, 2012 - 34 answers

Help me appreciate beauty and excellence.

I need to find a youtube clip, or a part from a movie, that shows "an appreciation of beauty and excellence". Problem? I don't watch movies, and have a super slow internet connection so I can't spend hours trawling through youtube clips. Help me narrow the search.
posted by MT on Apr 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Swimmingfilter: looking for tips to look good for and after my swimming lessons

Swimmingfilter: looking for tips to look good for and after my swimming lessons [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Apr 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Is it normal for a woman to begin feeling invisible in her thirties?

Is it normal for a woman to begin feeling invisible in her thirties? Please excuse the fact that this question might come off as totally narcissistic and a little crazy but it's been something that has been on my mind a lot lately and I was hoping to get some perspective on the situation. [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Apr 4, 2012 - 48 answers

Are Crest White Strips worth it?

Are Crest White Strips worth trying out? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Mar 26, 2012 - 17 answers

If I Save on Skin Care, I Can Send my Kid to Summer Camp!

When it comes to skin care products, are CVS/Walgreen's (or generic of your choice) brands the same as L'oreal, Olay, etc.? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Mar 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Why Orange Stick Why?!

How and when did manicure rituals begin? I understand anyone might want to trim their nails, but I mean the rest of it.
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on Feb 25, 2012 - 9 answers

How to look better in group photos?

i don't want to be tagged in ugly pictures of myself [more inside]
posted by thischarmingirl on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

I should have eaten my crusts.

I have fine, long, wispy, ultra-ultra-straight hair and according to the hairdresser, lots of it. I would like to occasionally have some loose, simple curls or waves, for going out, weddings and other dressy events. [more inside]
posted by reshet on Feb 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Beauty at home...

Does laser hair removal at home work? There's this Groupon that miiiight be worth it, but I also don't want to waste 200 bucks. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Feb 13, 2012 - 10 answers

help me learn to make the best of my hair!

until now, i've been a roll-out-of-bed-into-the-shower, go-to-work-with-wet-hair, throw-it-into-a-tight-ponytail-by-midday type. i'm now trying hard to put juuust a little more effort into how i present myself to the world. any suggestions for working with my hair type? (details below) [more inside]
posted by carlypennylane on Dec 6, 2011 - 21 answers

I want to look put together all the time.

Please design a personal grooming schedule for me. [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Nov 25, 2011 - 15 answers

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