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:
teeth whitening strips
contact lense solution
eye brow filler
nail polish remover
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.