I make no secret of the fact that I love makeup and skincare. I have always loved it, I love the way you put makeup on and it disguises imperfections, you can achieve different looks and it makes me feel good. Not only does it make me feel good but I also really enjoy putting it on, for me it's like a ritual.........therapy some might say. There is not a day that goes by that I don't wear makeup and more so these days I wear a full face of it (by full face I mean light foundation, highlighter, bronzer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil and lip gloss). Now you may wonder how the hell I get time too do this but I simply make time. I have got applying my day to day makeup down to a fine art and can have my face done within 20 minutes. When I go out I do spend longer on it but generally 20/30 minutes is all I need to apply it on a morning. You might be curious to why I bother, am I completely insecure or something like that and perhaps I am but ever since I was a teenager I have fallen in love with makeup and I love buying it. Makeup is probably one of the things I splurge on, I very rarely buy high street brands these days and do tend to favour the high end brands and I justify this as I don't spend my money on much else other than clothes and the kids!
However, lets face it there is only so much that makeup can correct and cover. As I am now well into my (erghhhh) 32nd year I am becoming more and more aware of my skin and it is ageing. I hate it. There are days when I look in the mirror and I'm examining every single little frown line, wrinkle and furrow that I can see appearing on my face. It's so frustrating, I cleanse, I tone, I moisturise and use eye cream these days (definitely a sign that I'm getting on a bit) and although I think I'm pretty lucky with my skin and it's overall appearance I know that these little, pesky lines I see are going to be sticking around for a while.
I reckon if you ask any woman and possibly man there would be something that they would want to change about themselves. Nose, boobs, bum, cheeks, belly.......you name it I bet there is something and with the medical advances these days practically anything is possible. If I had the choice, without a doubt I would opt for mammoplasty (breast reduction), lipo or botox. For as long as I remember I have wanted a boob job, well a boob reduction to get rid of my big old boobies and replace them with some nice little pert ones........not so lucky really and I've just learned to life with them (even though after 2 kids they resemble deflated beach balls) but oh I would love to know what having a perky pair would be like! The chances of me ever having enough money to buy myself the perfect pair is extremely unlikely so in my quest to change my bod I would probably go for the option that I can afford which would be botox (for anyone who isn't sure what this is, these are wrinkle smoothing injections by relaxing the muscles that cause lines to appear over time).
Over the last couple of years I have been fascinated by botox and the results that can be achieved with it. I am seriously considering giving it a go. When I've mentioned this to a few people some people have looked at me in disbelief.......why would I want to inject my face with something......but why wouldn't I if it could make me look more youthful and reduce my wrinkles?! Of course it isn't for everyone and it is a big thing in celebsville but I have seen the effects and I'm impressed and would love to have some myself, I would also quite fancy training in being able to administer it also, I've never considered nursing in the cosmetic surgical field but I bet it would be pretty interesting.
Personally, I don't see anything wrong with wanting to improve yourself of making yourself feel a bit better about yourself for a confidence boost. Of course, my wishes might be slightly different to the next person and what is right for me might not be for someone else. I would only ever want to make small changes but things I feel would make a big impact on my life. Of course, considering something so major as cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly and alot of thought should be considered before committing. That is why if you decide to go ahead with a cosmetic procedure the folk at the Hospital Group are on hand to answer any questions and queries you may have. With surgeons that are specialists in their field and highly qualified staff you can be sure that you are truly being looked after.
I'm sure that I can't be the only one who would like to make some major changes, so come on.......fess up, if you could have some cosmetic surgery what would it be?
* Collaborative Post - this may be collaborative but I do genuinely want botox!