Beauty is only skin deep

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Beauty is only skin deep.

something that you say which means a person's character is more important than their appearance She may not be conventionally pretty but you know what they say, beauty's only skin deep.
See also: beauty, deep, skin

beauty is only skin deep

External attractiveness has no relation to goodness or essential quality. This maxim was first stated by Sir Thomas Overbury in his poem "A Wife" (1613): "All the carnall beauty of my wife is but skin-deep."
See also: beauty, deep, skin
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a color less than skin deep and a humor more than flesh and blood can
8220;We're pleased to be able to release Skin Deep, which showcases this beautiful expression of creativity and also adds to our collection of high-quality special content shows.
Be Lucky The beauty of love is more than skin deep It''s what children, friends and family come to reap Love may catch you by surprise When you feel it and see it in stranger''s eyes Love and emotions help us survive It also helps us to grow and thrive Love is not all about finding a good looking husband or wife It is about finding a partner for life If you and your partner have enjoyed the greatest love rush The outcome could well be a prom to push Love can be the greatest feeling And the source of your well being But love con end on any day And then it is the parting of the ways So be lucky when you choose your husband or your wife It is the biggest gamble of your life G MCLANDERS, Byker
The Penarth-born artist spent 12 months working on his latest show, Red Lipstick, Skin Deep.
But can Belle learn that beauty is only skin deep and can the Beast tame his temper to win her heart?
In the meantime, consumers looking to find out how their preferred brand stacks up can check out EWG's online Skin Deep database, which compares thousands of health and beauty products against environmental and human health standards.
The singer 37, from Motherwell, had worked in musicals for years before playing a murder suspect in a 2000 episode called Skin Deep.
He wants customers to realise that "beauty might be skin deep, but flavour is not".
City of skin deep surfaces, stage-set superficiality and swarms of visitors, Venice is the perfect setting for the array of circus-like distractions that constitute an average architecture Biennale.
In his third novel, Williams teams up with best-selling romance novelist Elizabeth Atkins Bowman, author of Skin Deep, to deliver an intricate, suspenseful plot set in Brazil and celebrity-studded Los Angeles.
In Naomi's case, it's certainly true that beauty is only skin deep.
The success of this strategy for controlling chaos hinges on the fact that the apparent randomness of a chaotic system is really only skin deep.
8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mastering Advances in Dermatology: Beyond Skin Deep, a new conference, designed to bring together dermatologists with specific areas of expertise, will convene in Greensboro, NC on March 31-April 1, 2012 for a day and a half summit.
Forget Pop Life at the Tate Modern, there's far less chance of being offended by Andy Short's exhibition of paintings, Red Lipstick, Skin Deep.