When I think of things that I might have to give up as the economic slowdown affects my personal budget, botox is not one of them.
I had planned to do a serious piece on the economy today. Serious times demand serious posts.
I saw Priscilla Presley on
television last night, promoting a new line of plastic dolls made to
look like her. Hmmm, how very appropriate. As my husband sat next to me
watching her, I realized, I’ve been desensitized I guess to her
freakish appearance after watching her compete week after week on
Dancing With the Stars.
As I watched the Democratic National Convention, I was struck by just how phenomenal Hillary Clinton looks--and specifically her skin. Sure, I was moved by and impressed with her eloquent speech, but I'll admit I was also slightly mesmerized by her luminous, glowing skin. The accomplished 58 year old stood proudly onstage looking confident and radient, her face as bright and fresh as her pretty orange pantsuit, set against the cobalt blue backdrop of the convention stage.
No Frowning Around
I have some strong opinions about Botox. While it is considered the most
significant advancement in cosmetic care in the last twenty years, I'm
not sure that the residual effects this has had in our society are
Debbie and I blogged this on Body Impolitic and thought after some of the conversations at BogHer 2008 that people might find it interesting:
The New York Times is discussing a new trend in bridesmaid gifts:
for bridesmaids as young-looking and beautiful as your dreams, you, the
lovely blushing bride, can easily provide everything from tit jobs to
According to a new
scientific study from Europe,the anti-wrinkle treatment of Botox may migrate from the skin to your brain…
With so many women all over the world using Botox on regular basis, I think we should all be aware of the potential consequences.
Are we really willing to take a chance with side effects directly to our brain and the nerves?
What do you think?
From Pam Noonan-Saraceni
“My friends have done it and rave about it.”
“My friends look great, and it looks so easy.”
“Everyone is doing it, so it MUST BE SAFE.”
“I’m going to get it done too...”
This is the thinking process for so many people when it comes to cosmetic surgery. It leaves a lot of room for terrible things to happen. Case in point is Priscilla Presley, who ended up with with industrial-grade silicone in her face.