Beauty

V-clean

Gwyneth Paltrow advises women to 'steam-clean' their vaginas

Megan Blandford 1:00 PM   Gwyneth’s at it again, this time raving about the benefits of steam-cleaning her vagina.

New York women flaunting their assets to win 'best butt' contest

Australian women aren't generally buying in to idea of having cosmetic butt boosts, preferring beach bodies instead.

Nedahl Stelio 11:46 AM   New York women are sticking their butts out to be ahead of the curve, in a competition offering $2500 for having the best, most voluptuous booty in town.

Brazilian reality TV show

Miss Bum Bum contestant's rotting leg provides reality check

Speaking out: Andressa Urach plans to live with the scars from her botched thigh surgery.

Plastic surgery made Andressa Urach famous. But it also nearly killed the Brazillian "Miss Bum Bum" runner-up.

Eff beauty standards

Tess Munster shows one size does not fit all

Glamour: Tess Munster.

Sarah Berry   Tess Munster says our relationships with ourselves and our bodies are the most important ones we will ever have. Sarah Berry explains.

Cartoon Photoshop fail

Disney Princesses grow realistic hair

Jasmine with a more realistic braid.

Mary Ward   First it was Disney Princesses with realistic waistlines, now this.

Complex web

L'Oreal heiress trial opens with suicide bid revelation

France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt.

Jordane Bertrand   Ten people close to Liliane Bettencourt go on trial charged with exploiting the frail L'Oreal heiress who is France's richest woman

Royal editing fiasco

Kate Middleton in Photoshop fail

Colour me bad: The <i>Woman's Day</i> cover, featuring a highly manipulated image of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Rachel Clun   Worldwide media is having a laugh at Australian Woman's Day for making the Duchess of Cambridge look ghastly.

Miss Universe

Australian Tegan Martin fails to make final five

Australia's Tegan Martin has made the cut for the top 10.

Miss Columbia was crowned Miss Universe, but where did Australian Tegan Martin place?

Under the knife

Eight bizarre plastic surgery trends

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Livia Gamble   This year a new line-up of trends will make you forget all about Renee Zellweger’s face and accept that, despite claims, Jennifer Hawkins will never admit to going under the knife.

Body-building pair

Meet America's 'best looking couple'

Body and soul: Buck and Michelle Miller.

Eamonn Warner   Las Vegas husband and wife Buck Miller, 26, and Michelle, 33, are both personal trainers.

How to take a selfie like a supermodel

Supermodel selfies: Miranda Kerr's go-to pose.

Rachel Clun   Here's the secret reason why supermodels always look so good in photographs: they always do the same pose.

One year on

Rice happy with decision to go public over plastic surgery

Stephanie Rice before rhinoplasty: pictured in 2012 at the London Olympics.

Rachel Clun   Rather than go about life like she never had plastic surgery, Stephanie Rice has celebrated 12 months since her rhinoplasty surgery by talking openly about the difference it has made to her life.

Topless ladies

Has The Sun newspaper quietly dropped Page 3 girls?

Check 'em? Not any more.

Reports claim executives at the tabloid have dropped the feature over growing criticism that it demeans women.

Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon

Miss Israel denies photobombing Miss Lebanon

Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon

Rachel Clun   Miss Israel says she is disappointed over the furore caused by a selfie including Miss Lebanon that the Israeli posted.

M&Ms for lipstick

Fakeup: What women in prison do for makeup

No holds barred: Female prisoners have devised some ingenious makeup replacements in a bid to retain their sense of self while incarcerated.

Nedahl Stelio   Female prisoners can hardly pop down to their nearest Priceline for an eyeliner refill.

Painful price

Osteoarthritis a painful price for extra inches

Killer heels: A new study from Stanford University suggests wearing high heels could lead to osteoarthritis.

Rachel Clun   All women know that wearing high heels is a pain in the back - and the toes, and a number of other areas.

Miss Universe controversy

Israeli beauty queen's selfie with Miss Lebanon during Miss Universe contest causes stir

Causing a stir: Doron Matalon, left, takes a photo of herself with Saly Greige, second left.

Lebanon's Saly Greige says Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, photobombed her and she had been cautious to avoid any image or communication with Ms Matalon during the contest.

Beauty queen Catherine Cando dies during prize-winning plastic surgery procedure

Botched liposuction: Catherine Cando.

It seems an unusual ‘prize’ for winning a beauty contest, but plastic surgery is exactly what Catherine Cando got. And it killed her.

The shaggy LOB

How to achieve beauty’s new favourite hair

The style du jour: Sienna Miller and Emma Stone both rocked the shaggy LOB on the Golden Globes red carpet.

Elizabeth Clarke   Time to bin the GHDs and embrace the hot new celebrity hair trend – the Shaggy LOB.

$26,000 a month habit

Gwyneth Paltrow blasted for pricey beauty regime

Gwyneth Paltrow.

Rachel Clun   Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty regime has come under fire, with one British paper claiming the self-styled lifestyle expert could get the same results for a fraction of the price.