>Beauty Gone Wild: Dammit, women. Calm down!


I love makeup. It makes me feel pretty. But there are limits to what I will do to my body to improve my self image. The other day I read this article on Yahoo! about women who go on this nose tube feeding diet before their weddings. Are you kidding me? This is sad and insane.

It’s one freaking day of your life and you are practically killing yourself for vanity.

OK, I can understand trying to cut out the junk food or even joining a boot camp fitness thingy to make you feel better about those hundreds of photos that will be taken, but none of those things will really fix what’s going on in your mind.

You don’t have to look like a supermodel to be beautiful. Supermodels don’t even look like supermodels. They are photoshopped and lit to give an illusion to sell a product.

I just wish women would take all this money and effort they are putting towards extreme beauty methods and use it to fix what’s going on in their minds. Until you can accept yourself as beautiful right now as you are, you are always going to be struggling with your body image.  It’s a bad habit to think of yourself as ugly.  Stop it!

You don’t have to be perfect. No one is. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the beholder needs to change her mind and stop calling herself ugly.  Stop trying to be perfect and enjoy life instead.

Maybe a psychologist should set up a table at the next bridal show and offer sessions to help women overcome their body image issues. I’ll bet they could make a mint.

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