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#FeedArt Beauty: How Celebrities Use Their Body As A Canvas

Kylie-Jenner

Kylie Jenner

When it comes to fashion and cosmetic trends, Hollywood has always been the best place to look for inspiration. This world, strange and unimaginable for most people, represents a group of chosen ones who are able to live their lives to the fullest without any concern for material or even moral obstacles. In that regard, they are dictating what is acceptable and what is not.

Since the 40s and 50s, when Hollywood launched a fab of smoking cigarettes (which is no longer acceptable by most people), to modern days when actors promoted different surgical and cosmetic procedures, there are different trends that originate from big screen. Life of glitz and glamour is appealing to many individuals so this is why many people choose to follow this lifestyle. It’s enough to take one look at one of the celebrities and immediately wish to have such appearance.

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Lil’ Kim

Although surgical procedures have been most popular aesthetic trend for quite a while, many stars are trying to find new, non-invasive treatments that will improve their looks. Keep in mind that in an industry where looks gives you a job, it is important to always stay on top of your game. These celebrities manage to create real life art from their bodies by using exercises and various aesthetic treatments.

In last few years, more and more people are using Botox. It is quickly rising in popularity as a great way of treating upper parts of your face, without need for painful and potentially problematic surgeries. The best thing about it is its longevity. Effects last from six to twelve months. So, even if you are not satisfied with the results or if you are willing to try something else, you can always change your opinion at any time. Also, unlike surgeries, it is not as restrictive. There is no special procedure that you need to adhere to. Treatment lasts for about 20 minutes and after that celebrities can get back to their daily routine.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Similar to Botox, medical fillers are cosmetic treatments that uses needles to administer the drug during a very short visit to doctor’s office. Again, effect is not permanent and the procedure is painless and harmless. The difference between these two treatments comes from substances that are used for the process.

Botox uses botulinum toxin, one of the strongest toxins known to man. It works by loosening the muscles and disabling mimic wrinkles which appear when we are frowning or smiling. Medical fillers use different substances such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Both of them are present within our body so there are no severe side effects when using these products because the body absorbs them easily. Unlike Botox, fillers are used to treat lower parts of face, neck and cleavage area.

As it can be seen, Hollywood stars are trying to carry out a natural life by using the substances and treatments which will pose least health risk. This global trend doesn’t only relate to aesthetic procedure but our diet as well. This is why, natural, holistic treatments such as sauna, spa and cryotherapy and hydrotherapy are quickly rising in prominence.

This guest article was provided by Medica Depot.

Plastic Surgery Is The Devil

The Devil brewing fugly face stew.

Google images of “bad plastic surgery” and what pops up will astound you and I guarantee you will also turn up your nose and say “ewww!”. These people think they look good or have made improvements. I don’t know how these surgeons stay in business and I have no idea what these people really see when they look in the mirror, but I see a disaster.

Don’t get me wrong, a tweak here and there is okay, but when you start to look like a damn fool with stiff duck lips, mountain top cheeks, and no expression it’s time to work with what God gave ya.

I have invited Abigail Ekue from Random Musings to get down and dirty on the plastic surgery debate. Enjoy and leave your thoughts!

Scalpels, Injections And Porn

by: Abigail Ekue

The rich embark on week-long surgery safaris. The not-so-rich make appointments in hotel rooms or “clinics” in someone’s kitchen.

I knew I’d find a reason to tell you that I read Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski last year. Unfortunately it came at the expense of Claudia Aderotimi. She felt the only way to achieve her dream of being a video vixen was to get butt implants. It’s tragic all around that she lost her life trying to become a Hottentot. She’s not the first and unfortunately, she probably won’t be the last to risk her life for “beauty”.

The accounts I read in Beauty Junkies amazed me. What women (and now increasing numbers of men) will go through for beauty is astounding. The rich and the poor alike put themselves at risk so they can stay forever young. An underlying issue is the lack of self-esteem and self-worth, however. Media portrayals of women thinner, smoother or perkier than the women watching perpetuates the cycle.

Bridalplasty is the latest reality show feeding into the notion that cosmetic surgery will make all your problems go away. (Predecessors: The Swan, Extreme Makeover) Beautiful people don’t fret, they simply nip & tuck and are free to frolic.

Beauty norms have been distorted by porn and video vixens. I read an article in New York magazine addressing this issue as it grows in prominence (growing more than some men’s penises in response to their partners). Men are becoming desensitized because of porn; they’re “dating” porn, faking orgasms, or avoiding sex all together so they can masturbate instead. Some women who are neglected or left unsatisfied by their men feel they aren’t “porn-worthy” and that men have become more critical of their bodies because of porn. Solution? Act like a porn star in bed (I can’t tell you the number of dudes I could tell “learned” their skills from watching Lex Steele, Byron Long, Shane Diesel, Devlin Weed…) or look like a porn star by purchasing Bowling Balls, liposuction, tummy tucks or labiaplasty.

Aderotimi was only 20 years old. High school seniors are receiving botox or rhinoplasties as graduation presents. My Beautiful Mommy – explaining or encouraging cosmetic surgery?

I appreciate the men who are attracted to and are sexually aroused by natural women. I relate to the women who are still confident and comfortable with their bodies despite porn stars or video vixens. But how do we prevent another death by injection? Would more amateur porn make men fantasize about non-surgically-enhanced women? How do we improve the self-esteem of those who feel the only answer is cosmetic surgery?