Beauty is Pain/Pain is Beauty

Rosie is committing hundreds of beauty crimes.

As I was putting on makeup out of sheer boredom the other day, I realized that females do a lot to come across as normal. I know Jenna Marbles did that youtube video on “How to Trick People into Thinking You’re Good Looking” which is funny and true, but the stuff we do is so beyond that.

I’m going to make a quick list of crap that we, as females, have to do to keep up appearances. This list is not for the faint of heart:

1.  Waxing and plucking. If you have eyebrows, they better be tamed. If you have a moustache, no one should know. If you have sideburns, get the razor out, because honey, that’s sick nasty. If you have light hair, you better color in your brows, and if you have a unibrow, you might as well just end your life now.

2. Dying, Highlights and lowlights. Lord help you if your hair isn’t shiny, bouncy, and full of volume. You better make a bee-line for the salon if your hair is an “in between color”. Let me tell you something, Tan hair doesn’t look good on anyone. So blah. Chocolate brown or blonde. Also, if your hair is pin straight, doesn’t hold a curl, is too curly, or frizzy, get that under control pronto.

3. Tanning. If I can see the color of your veins, then tanning beds are calling your name. Don’t do spray-on, that can get messy and smelly. However, tanning beds can get cancer-y. But no one wants corpse-colored legs, so tanning beds it is!

4. Teeth whitening. There is no such thing as “too white”. Get Invisaline while you’re at it.

5. Makeup. If you can’t draw a straight line with eyeliner along your lash line, what good are you to this world? Figure out what kind of lip and cheek color suit your complexion. And if you’re white, forget about wearing pink eye shadow. You’ll look like you have an eye infection.

6. Skin treatments. If your skin is not as smooth and glowing as a baby’s butt (do they glow?) then you should invest hundreds of dollars into skin products so your face doesn’t look so fuggles.

7. Fake nails. You bite your nails, eh? Guess you’ll have to wear fakes for the rest of your life to avoid social suicide. It’s so fun having Vietnamese women glue hunks of plastic to your shaven down nails.

8. Working out. Wait, you don’t have the body of a super model? What kind of cruel joke did the gene pool play on you? I have a new home for you, its called the gym. Learn to love it.

9. Shaving. If the movie Psycho doesn’t bother you, its probably because you’ve seen your own blood run down the shower drain hundreds of times. Or because you’re a psycho. Shaving your legs is time consuming and will no doubt put you in an awkward position or two. To avoid it, wear pants and tights for the rest of your life.

10. Contacts. Unless you’re going for the hot librarian look (you must be brave), get rid of your glasses. I don’t care if you have a lazy eye. Find contacts, or a way to fight it. I’m sure people would think it was nifty that you could look two places at once.

There are so many more things that we do to look like our best selves, but in reality, do we need all of that stuff to be pretty and socially acceptable? Don’t answer that. Even though the list seems brutal, I would rather do all of that than have a penis.

Heaps better, darling.


21 thoughts on “Beauty is Pain/Pain is Beauty

  1. I saw that Jenna Marbles video a while back actually. All the chat stuff bored me so I zipped to the end… and got a huge shock! She looks kind of slutty but not in a good way. She looks freaky and ill.

    A penis is like a wallet. Mostly hassle-free, does all the basics that I need it to do and fits easily into a pair of trousers.

  2. AgrippingLife says:

    The maintenance schedule for female beauty and grooming is ridiculous. But what choice do we really have? I don’t want to look like a Neanderthal woman. I’m really just a cave painting away from that ugly end of the gene pool.

    I’m with you, Lily. I’d rather be “fancy on the inside.” I don’t want a spare appendage. Hahaha!

    • Hah yeah. Being fancy on the outside just seems wrong. And, I have to admit, doing some of the stuff on the list is kind of fun. Well, only the makeup.

  3. I think the key is effort. You don’t have to be perfect, but at least try to be good looking. So many slobs don’t even bother. Be unique. Be feminine. For what you lack in looks be sure make up for it with personality. People aren’t nearly as shallow as we assume they are. If you have good chemistry with someone and are open with who you are, almost anyone is attainable.

    You should write one of these up for guys. I would love to see what about the more primitive gender is how you think they should make themselves up.

    • I totally agree. Nowadays they put so much pressure on girls to do all of these things when half of them don’t really matter.
      I’ll try to write one for guys. It’s different though, guys can be totally greasy/ugly/deformed, and still be attractive. So unfair.

  4. “Even though the list seems brutal, I would rather do all of that than have a penis.”

    Hahaha so true! I probs wouldn’t go as far as to glue fox fur to my kitty, but yeah, shaving and waxing are good things.

  5. Marya says:

    You forgot electrolysis. At the tender age of 17, I fried all the hair follicles of my underarm hair. I’m going to leave it at that.

  6. “Makeup. If you can’t draw a straight line with eyeliner along your lash line, what good are you to this world?”

    Exactly, even I can draw a straight line!

    I like having a willy, it’s easier to wee. Just point and shoot. Like a gun. Pow pow pow!

    • Hah carrying a gun between your legs for the rest of your life seems like so much pressure!
      I’m glad you can draw a straight line. No wonder you got such a great job! 🙂

  7. “I realized that females do a lot to come across as normal.”
    I didn’t think females wanted to look normal; they want to look extraordinary, don’t they? Isn’t that what our society teaches little girls?
    “Even though the list seems brutal, I would rather do all of that than have a penis.”
    I’d rather have a penis than a menstrual cycle! But that’s just me, Lily.

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