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SO YOU WANNA BE A COVER GIRL?

— DIVYA CHOUKSEY

I am really giving up on beauty magazines for a while. All they do is make me feel is greedy and envious every time I read them. It transforms me into a materialistic girl with multiple complexities. I look at the nail extensions, hot nail paints and french manicures of the models who are all dolled up, and then I look at my nails and feel ugly. I can't possibly keep my nail extensions on all the time or keep the paint on everyday. Hey! I need a break from looking like a 'perfect diva' 24–7. Last time I remember how extensions ruined my nails to an extent where they would break all the time; it's lost it's natural beauty. 

 

As I turned the pages, I once again became this girl who cannot stand herself… and then I looked at my schedule, realising slowly that I'm always on a roll, I don't have enough time to complete my errands or visit a salon; getting my nail paint changed or curling my hair seems a luxury. I see tons of ads from hair products and beauty creams to anti ageing potions, lipsticks, kohl, eye shadows, that new Orange blush (sigh)... man, this is when I realise I need all this! I wanna get that look, those smoky eyes, those nails… just like the cover girl! I need these products for the perfect face and hair. Did I miss the number of shoes and bags ads, from Dior and Gucci to LV? I need it all! I feel since I don't have it all, I'm just an ordinary girl, as if I lack something or as if these things will enhance my personality. Such is the pressure these magazines put on us that sometimes i wonder if we read these glossies to learn new trends, to become aware of girl stuff or to feel complexed? Why do we have so much pressure from society? It's like we have no right to be simple; simple is boring, and we are always, always hunting, for more and more products that will make us look perfect. 

 

Yet I cannot give up on these mags; I wouldn't know how to pass time while at the salon! Nor can I do without being updated. All I request, to my fellow readers, is to not get completely carried away and feel stupid about themselves; you are a daughter, a student, a doctor, a lawyer, a mother, a wife… and you can't possibly be that girl, not all the time at least, so chill, let it be. That cover girl in the magazine had a stylist who did her wardrobe, her make up and hair; her photographer clicked and photo-shopped her; even she doesn't look like a diva 24–7, how can you possibly do that? Am I right?
 

DIVYA CHOUKSEY
DIVYA CHOUKSEY
 
17-JUNE-2015
 
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3 Comments
 
18-JUNE-2015 Divya Chouksey
I'm glad, you girls like my blog and relate to it. @neha: more good times to come, where I can be myself. @xia more good plea to come, keep reading. Love you girls Xxoo
 
 
18-JUNE-2015 Xia Khan
True! Basically looking perfect 24x7 is a myth or u can do it if u have no other role or responsibilities in your life. "D", feels good to read your blog after so long. Get them rolling, waiting for more.
 
 
18-JUNE-2015 Neha Asthana
Divya, I still remember times we would just hangout with out make up or hair do. We ate some home made food (by you)... To laugh on stupid stuff and feel top of the world. I loved reading your blog. Good one!
 
 
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