In a day of age where women not only want to feel beautiful but are expected to it comes as no surprise that we spend lots and lots of money on it. I am sure for most of us budgeting in our monthly beauty habits has become a fact of life. Do I get my nails done or do I buy a bottle of wine? (personally I would like both please) Many women now are sacrificing certain things in their lives in order to look and feel a certain way. Starvation used to be the disorder of choice but have we now developed a beauty disorder?
Everyone talks about the price of beauty – we fake everything from our hair color to our body shapes, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that it is beginning to cost us and not just in our purses but in our mental stability. When I look at my monthly calendar it is full of beauty rituals, waxing, hair color, hair cut, manicure, pedicure, and eyelash extensions… when did it all become so complicated? I remember when buying a new lip gloss was enough to get me excited and now I can’t possibly live without all things listed above. My husband will often ask me why I need fake eyelashes, why do I need to constantly change my hair? There really isn’t a great answer other than I need them to feel pretty. I shouldn’t need them to feel beautiful and I think that is his point but as women we are expected to look a certain way, especially when you are in the beauty industry. No one wants their makeup artist to show up with one furry eyebrow and skin that looks like its been to the North Pole. You have to represent your product but how do we learn to represent ourselves in a real way that is affordable and also makes us feel special?
For the last few years I have been working on and researching this very issue. Although I am guilty of overindulging in the beauty world, I have also learned to cut some corners. I believe that women have a right to beauty and the answer to your next facial may be in your fridge. In this blog I will continue to discuss ways to cut back your beauty budget but also look and feel beautiful.
… Of course we will also have to talk about all those fun goodies we have seen in the magazines but in the meantime I have to know what is the one thing in your beauty ritual that you can not possibly go without?
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