There’s only one way to look like a real cover girl.

Via Andrea Balt
on Jan 12, 2012
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Fotoshop by Adobé.


“Maybe she’s born with it.

No, I’m pretty sure it’s fotoshop.”


Haven’t been feeling too pretty lately? Look no further. Your all-in-one beauty pack has arrived. Filmmaker Jesse Rosten unveils the secret.



“Why eat healthy and exercise when you can just look like you do?”


But if you insist in being yourself and staying unfotoshopped, don’t forget to remember (daily) where your real beauty comes from.


[Photo: Cover Girl]


About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.


7 Responses to “There’s only one way to look like a real cover girl.”

  1. […] vulnerability in taking off one’s clothes. There’s raw, imperfect, heartbreaking beauty. And there’s also courage when doing it for a noble […]

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  6. […] “Teen girls deliver 15,000 signatures from petition on to Seventeen headquarters, hold mock photo shoot outside to celebrate their bodies ‘just the way they are.’” Fourteen year-old Julia Bluhm coordinated with the SPARK Movement to help promote her popular petition on calling on Seventeen to feature a photoshop-free spread each month. I’m amazed at these girls; they are standing up for something that most grown women haven’t yet. Magazines can and have been a wonderful part of our literary and media community. But when women’s magazines—particularly ones geared at teens—do nothing but manufacture discontent with our bodies and our lives, it’s time for a change. Bluhm delivered the 15,000 (and counting) signatures to Seventeen Magazine‘s editor-in-chief Anne Shoket today in person after the morale boosting mock photo shoot: “I’m a teenage girl, and I know how it feels to think you’re not good enough,” said Bluhm, who launched the campaign on “I want girls to be able to feel good about themselves, and being able to relate to the images in the magazines we read will help.”“I started this petition to help girls see that they’re not alone,” Bluhm added. “Seventeen Magazine is supposed to be a relatable magazine, right? How can we relate to computer altered photos?” […]

  7. […] If you go through all of those things that carve away the bullshit and leave you raw and excellent and true—you aren’t going to have an expressionless, lineless photoshoppedface. […]