Beautiful Things

The power of smiling

We all know that no matter how bad things feel a smile instantly brightens our day, but there’s more to this human behaviour than that. The below is a talk from reveals many more benefits than just a momentary uplift of the spirits, from looking more attractive to being more successful. Definitely worth a watch. alexia inge

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…