We all know the infamous saying, “we all want what we don’t have.” People who have straight hair want curly hair, people who have brown hair want blonde, and well you know the rest. So, to achieve our desired look, we transform ourselves and deviate from our natural look by dying our hair constantly, hitting tanning salons, and if you’ve got money to blow your nose with, getting cosmetic surgery. Ok, dying hair, we’ve all been guilty of that. Same with tanning salons, but how many people do you know who have altered their appearance surgically, actually look better? Take for instance Heather Locklear. Remember TJ Hooker, Dynasty and of course Melrose Place? Those nighttime soaps is where I thought she was at her peak as far as beauty was concerned. She looked like a sophisticated vixen Barbie. But any avid fan of Heather Locklear’s cannot deny disappointment when looking at her recent photos. I mean she looks AND talks like she got punched in the lip!! Can we say career cancer??? Seriously, why do people mess with what God gave them? Why don’t you just leave your face alone?? Ok, maybe I am being too hard on Heather Locklear. After all, I did grow up watching her and she is still nowhere near as obsessive compulsive as the Cat Lady. I mean are we really that badly brainwashed into believing that unless you’re magazine model material, you are not beautiful?? Hence the addictions, obsessive compulsive needs to alter our image via plastic surgery, eating disorders, drugs, etc. I consider it more of an addiction to your own vanity. It is quite sad especially when these people were blessed with beautiful looks to begin with. Of course, as I’ve mentioned before, we always want what we don’t have. And when we achieve what we never had, the results are horrific which only creates a recipe for disaster. So, anybody want front row tickets to the freak show?
Let me tell you as a woman what I know so far. The average woman does not have the means to transform her appearance. But she does have the means to make the most of what she has. Understand that there is no such thing as the most beautiful woman in the world because even the most beautiful woman in the world has competition. Look at Miss America for crying out loud. Who are you really trying to prove your beauty to? A woman is full of substance which consists of her heart, soul, and character, and when you have those, you are beautiful no matter what. Never gracing the cover of a magazine doesn’t make you any less beautiful. In this day and age, character goes a long way and without that, you are just a shell of a person who lacks substance. What is so attractive about that? Maybe the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a little too cliché, but how about “beauty is believing”? Believing in yourself! Get up in the morning, hair all messed up, no makeup, looking like a tired mess, and have the guts to go outside and say hi to your neighbors. Look in the mirror at the real you and stop dreaming and start believing! The perfect look does exist. The perfect look is the real you-Sunny