I was doing my usual flicking through the glossies this morning as I enjoyed my flat white and could not help but feel sad at the latest bunch of celeb women who have disfigured their pretty features with botox and fillers. I assume the concept of these injections is to enhance your features and stop the ageing process but it very rarely turns out that way does it? It just makes them look so obviously fake and in most cases distorts their features so much they look like clowns or caricatures of who they are supposed to be?? I don’t get it? Surely the point of these procedures is discretion an subtlety? And who needs anti-ageing procedures when you have not even hit 30 – yes Jessie J I am talking to you!
For women the pressure to conform to an unspoken beauty ideal starts at 8 years old and continues for most of our lives doesn’t it? Why else would some of the world’s most beautiful women do this to themselves? Cameron Diaz, Goldie Hawn and even Nicole Kidman, an actress who was known for her porcelain skin and natural beauty. She is now so pumped up with botox and the rest, her acting career is in jeopardy as she cannot use her facial muscles to express emotion anymore! We are supposed to age, we are supposed to get wrinkles, our skin is supposed to change in texture and appearance. We are not supposed to look like a surprised barbie doll. I despair! But am I being too hard on these women? Is the pressure to stay youthful so intense they are pushed more and more to experiment with this stuff? Do they see what I see when they look in the mirror? Who is making the rules here? It is interesting when you listen to some men comment on the appearance of some high profile women that have NOT had any of these procedures done and are more than happy in their own skin, literally! They say things like ‘She is looking a bit haggard’ or ‘She is not ageing well is she?’ You see we are so used to the cloned botox look that when we see a real women in all her beauty we do not recognise it anymore and this is seriously worrying. I for one will be celebrating real beauty and real women for the rest of my days, how about you?