When I was 15 all I wanted to be was a fabulous writer for a glossy magazine, I had visions of living in London and owning huge handbags.
But at the moment I have a bit of a problem with beauty magazines, I get the ‘sad-don’t-look-like-Emma-Watson’ feeling the more I flick through the glossy pages, they tell you endlessly to ‘Love your body!’ But on the same page they explain how to get a ‘butt like Kim’s!’. So what should I do? Should I celebrate my self, flaws and all or should I try to create a mutant body of Kim kardashians butt, Taylor Swifts stomach and Katy Perrys breasts?! What do you want from me?!
And by reading these magazines and buying them I’m giving into the multi-million pound beauty magazine machine, that will endlessly tell people to accept their flaws but also at the same time ‘get rid of that pesky cellulite’ all just to make a cool dollar (don’t look at me like that people say ‘cool dollar’!).
So I decided to not buy them anymore. Nope. Because I don’t need to spend €2.20 to feel bad about myself or to look at clothes I can never buy, i can just go on Instagram for that and that’s free!
I wish I was kidding, but seriously wouldn’t it be so so so much better if these magazines were all in all a bit more normal? If instead of 6 foot tall gazelle like supermodels (although I have no problem with 6 foot tall gazelle like supermodels) wearing clothes that probably cost a years worth of rent and having articles on the latest hydro facial at a top London spa, you could actually you know read things you cared about?
What’s your stance on beauty magazines?
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