The Price of the Beauty

Can you guess what’s the most important piece of furniture in your house?

(cue Jeopardy music)

Is it your $1,500 imported dining room set? Not even close.

There’s the $2,500 living room set, but that’s not it either.

What about the $4,000 flat screen, 3D HDTV? Not even close.

The most expensive piece of furniture in your house is the mirror.

Yes, that’s right, the little piece of glass in your purse, bed and bathrooms cost you more than everything else in your home – combined.

When asked, “When you look in the mirror naked, what do you honestly see, the things you like about yourself or the things you don’t?” most people in our Fan page thread gave “politically correct” answers…

“I wouldn’t change anything”…

“Wouldn’t change a thing because that’s how God made me”…

“I’m content with the way I am”…

All of that sounds great on fantasy island, but when asked, “Have you ever gotten or considered getting any implants or plastic surgery, many of the same people that gave politically correct answers started listing all type of word that they would like to have done to themselves.  What happened to “I wouldn’t change anything”?  There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you’d like to change some things with yourself, but think about how much does what you see in the mirror cost you?

Black woman wearing make-up

Cosmetic surgery $13 billion a year.

African American hair care industry $9 billion a year.

Beauty Products (make-up, etc.) $7 billion a year

That’s $29 BILLION – with a “B” a year spent because you want to change what you see in the mirror.

Although those numbers are staggering, most of you only see things on an individual level – how much you’re spending on a monthly level so I asked the question…

Women spending moneyHow much do you spend a month on monthly maintenance?

A lot of people didn’t want to disclose or even think about how much they spent, which is a problem with itself and for those that did disclose it ranged from $20 – $600 a month with most around $200 a month.

What could you do with an extra $200 a month?

And that doesn’t even take into consideration the TIME you spend changing what you see in the mirror?

What could you do if you didn’t spend hours in front of the mirror?

With all that time and money spent on changing what you see in the mirror, the billion dollar question (literally) is who do you do it for – yourself or to get attention from men?

Without fail, most women said it’s about THEM.

So if you go through all of this trouble, just to look and feel better for yourself, then imagine how much different your life would be if you didn’t rely on those things to make you feel better?  Especially since most men said they prefer a natural looking woman any way and by natural men mean just slight simple things to enhance your look (lip gloss, comb your hair, lotion, etc.).  Men don’t prefer you do all of these artificial things that CREATE your look.

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