Yesterday morning on my drive to work I was listening to the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show, which is not something I intend to do often because my favorite person (Lena) on the show recently left. But yesterday, all my other regular stations where playing ads and I forgot my iPod. And honestly, I’m not usually crazy about morning shows. I’d rather listen to music.
Anyway, they have someone from WCCO, Aristea Brady covering for Lena until they hire someone. Yesterday she talked about an feature they were doing on WCCO that evening about what women were doing to increase their beauty. Apparently, the next big thing is eyelash extensions. Because eyes are the window to the soul, it’s important to give them the best “frames” possible.
I find this idea to be somewhat interesting. Partially because I like having long, thick lashes as much as the next lady. However, it’s also because I’m interested in the lengths (no pun intended) that women will go to to be beautiful. Would you spend $300 for long, luxurious eyelashes? I honestly don’t know if I could justify the cost.
Finally, I’m interested in knowing why having eyelashes like the ones pictured above are more beautiful than just regular eyelashes? Or why going to a salon for eyelash extensions (at $20 an eyelash) is better than investing in a volumizing mascara? I use Maybeline volumizing mascara (when I actually wear it) and it run about $10 a tube. That tube lasts me a year. I realize this may not be typical of all women. But even if you’re going through three tubes a year, it would be way cheaper than getting extensions.
Why do we live in a society where every single part of us has to be pumped up artificially to be considered beautiful?