Sunday, 29 April 2012

InstaBotox

I've been having a blast on Instagram, whereby I mess with the filters (not fillers) and can produce almost blemish-free, wrinkle-free skin. It's better than Botox. No needles. No toxins. No muscle paralysis. 


Speaking of which...What do you think of Botox? 


I've not had it. Not going to either. 

I like to think of ageing gracefully - of embracing the wrinkles and lines that are medals of life (and I often think - if I was a caveman, I wouldn't even be alive now - high five frown lines!). 



I had some photos taken last week - where my brow is furrowed - and well, it's probably ripe for sowing some plants in there. It's probably not perty, but it's part of me. 


I think overuse of Botox winds up looking a bit.. Odd. A bit... Freaky. It's a slippery slope, and how do you ever get off the merry-go-round of your three monthly Botox top ups? I genuinely want to know. 


A tell-tale sign, I believe, is those cray cray kick up eyebrows - that's a giveaway. 


So go to town friends, if you're pro-Botox, educate me on the joys. If you're sitting on the fence, perhaps I'll come join you. And if you're not keen on the needle in the face, talk to me too. 

13 comments:

Carly Findlay said...

I personally think cosmetic surgery and enhancements for non medical purposes is really vain. Maybe that's due to my own experience of having such a different appearance.
The pressures for women and men not to show signs of ageing is so damaging to people's realization and appreciation of self.
We've really got to love the skin we are in and accept ageing is part of life.

teddybearswednesday said...

Omg I didn't know you were on instagram, quick what's your name on it, i need to follow you.
Not a fan of Botox at all, i think part of what makes people attractive is the way their faces show expression and often age. I notice as I get older that I find younger men not as attractive as men my age or older

samanthacurrie.com said...

My job is to teach my daughter that she's perfect as she is. So I don't dye my red hair a different colour to teach her that her red hair is lovely (and normal). I don't go on super crazy diets to show her that some curves can he hella sexy and I DON'T stick chemicals in my skin - because she is beautiful as she is and she has taught me to see that no matter what, I am beautiful as I am - and she will see me as more beautiful than any other person on this earth, after all - who didn't think their mum was gorgeous. I have one job - and it's NOT to support my vanity, it's to make her believe that we are all beautiful - just as we are. **although I will still buy clothes, handbags, shoes and undergarments that suck my tummy and thighs in!**

CurlyPops said...

I've watched enough Real Housewives episodes to scare me off for life. I do not want to end up looking like them (especially BH and OC... ummm actually it's all of them)!!!

Megan.K. said...

Prefer the instagram variety myself. The real deal is scary.

A couple of years ago I reconnected with an old friend from my teenage years and I was shocked and saddened to see how her beautiful, beautiful face had been botoxed. So sad. She had "those" eyebrows... It wasn't her face anymore.

So happy you have come to play over in IG-land. Happy Yaaay!
x

Jill in a Box said...

Lately I have been looking at my ageing face and thinking 'Botox really would help...' I think I was influenced by reading an article about how Botox will become the norm, just like women dyeing their hair to hide grey is pretty much the norm. The article is called 'Why Your Career Needs Plastic Surgery - Literally'- http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-45040111/why-your-career-needs-plastic-surgery----literally/ On the one hand, I think this article is crazy, but on the other, I'm worried that it's true...

Carly Findlay said...

Oh and a friend told me she's doing Botox age 31 as though I'd be interested or pleased for her. Didn't know what to say. I kePt looking at her forehead to see if it moved.

Cathi said...

No Botox...a little cosmetic surgery, maybe. I'm 71 & look it. I am happy & healthy & look forward to many more years. Would I want to look younger? Of course, but Botox isn't the answer.

Katherine said...

There;'s nothing wrong with a bit of vanity but I'm not a huge fan of botox. It never makes people look younger, just like someone who's had work done. And I think I'd rather look old than well-preserved.

Magdalena Franco said...

I have a male friend who's already quite attractive. He looks after himself, eats well, works out at the gym 6 days a week and leads a pretty fast paced life. He's my age (32) and started getting Botox a year ago! I was shocked when he confided in me. He totally does not need it but I guess for him it's a way of prolonging all of his hard work. Personally I would never go for Botox. I like my face to show where ive been and what I've been through

Mumdeep said...

I've just discovered grey hairs, and I'm not yet 40. I'm still trying to decide if I will go the grey route or start manically dyeing my hair. If I start dyeing it, then I will have to keep doing it and I'm not sure I could be arsed. I hate needles, pass out at blood tests so I don't think I will go the botox road any time soon. BTW, I worked damn hard to get my lines, they speak for what I have gone through in life - I don't really want to get rid of them (although I do have a new fringe to hide some a little - and I do get comments that I look younger). Fringes don't hurt as much as needles, but probably take the same time as botox to wear off!

I tell my daughters, be careful of what faces you pull, that is where the lines will appear when you're older, so smile, A LOT!

Knorts said...

Ah, this might be a bit controversial but I've had it in my forehead. It was weird. Thought I'd give it a whirl and see what the fuss was about. No-one really noticed the difference except to say I looked 'relaxed'. I haven't had it again. Mainly because it hurts, I can't be shagged and it's expensive. Maybe I should just actually BE relaxed. Pfff.

jacintohukle said...

My initial reaction was,”Is this for real?” Even if this wouldn’t have much effect on my gender, I was still astonished. I always have had high regards for women who need to always wear high heels. Through this surgical procedure, fitting their feet onto the shoes would be easier and hopefully give more comfort to them.

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