Invasion of the Beauty Products



Have you ever sat down and thought about how many products women are expected to use every day? Specifically speaking, health/beauty products. It's insane. Just one look in my bathroom vanity and you'll see hundreds of bottles and packages of hygienic items that are suppose to make me clean, healthy, pretty or some combination of the three.

With my new found love of Ulta, and my monthly Ipsy subscription, it's been on my mind lately how utterly overwhelming the amount of products one person is expected to use. I mean, it's obscene.

Just off the top of my head, here are the items I own and/or ones owned by female friends:

Hair
 shampoo

 conditioner
 hair spray
 mousse
 thickening spray
 heat protector
 detangler
 dry shampoo
 frizz serium
 styling gel
 leave-in conditioner

Face
 cleanser

 exfoliator
 toner
 moisturizer
 anti aging
 lifting
 acne prevention
 acne treatment
 masks
 face mist
 tweezers
 blackhead strips
 teeth whitening strips
 contact lense solution

Makeup
 primer
 eye primer
 foundation 
 concealer
 powder
 eye shadow
 eye liner
 mascara
 eye brow filler
 highlighter
 bronzer
 blush
 finishing powder
 lip exfoliators
 chap stick
 lip stick
 lip gloss
 lip liner
 makeup remover 

Body
 body wash

 sunscreen
 body lotion
 deodorant
 tanning lotion
 perfume


Hands
 cuticle cream

 base coat
 top coat
 nail polish
 nail polish remover
 nail trimmer
 nail file
 cuticle cutter
 nail buffer

That's 59 things just off the top of my head. That doesn't include hundreds of products in beauty stores whose purposes I have yet to discover. 

I mean, this is beyond absurd. How is one person expected to keep up with a routine that includes all of these on a daily or even weekly basis? Not to mention affording all of these.

I do what I can with the necessities, but I think this just speaks to today's society. Outrageous expectations of beauty mixed with the age of everyone selling us something has created the invasion of beauty products.

My brain hurts.

TGIT.

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