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  1. Link to the article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/beauty-pageant-mother-injections-8-year-old-daughter-with-botox-and-takes-her-waxing This is just RETARDED! THIS is why I am SOOOO against beauty pageants! Because of idiotic parents and their CHILDREN being pressured to always be perfect and their parents WANTING them to be perfect!!!! Lemme tell ya! NO child is perfect! The only CHILD that IS and WAS perfect is GOD and GOD ONLY. I'm not perfect, you aren't perfect: NO ONE IS. >.> I mean yeah, my niece competed in a beauty pageant once but her mom, my sister-in-law, did not go overboard with it! Come ON, 7 YEARS OLD and WANTING BREAST IMPLANTS!!!!!????? OH. EM. GEE. SERIOUSLY?! Has society seriously done this much harm to today's children that they all have to be oh-so perfect images of their oh-so perfect mothers?! I mean yes, I do want Leslie to do some things (preferrably sports-related, like softball) but I am not gonna make it her whole life like that's her career choice, for crying out loud! She may not even LIKE playing when she is older, and as her mother that is okay with me. Whatever she wants to do is HER own personal choice.[/i] I am NOT going to pressure her to do crap that she doesn't want to do... I do not care if your child is on the baseball team, nor do I care if he is on the football team. What the heck does it MATTER??? It's for fun, it's not like they're gonna be on a big league one day! Geez... Some people just aggravate me SO MUCH.
  2. Shasta Daisy

    Homemade beauty products?

    Is there anybody here that likes to make their own beauty products? Care to share about how you make them?
  3. How many times have you been told that you weren't pretty ENOUGH, good ENOUGH, tall ENOUGH, skinny ENOUGH, funny ENOUGH, happy ENOUGH, etc. How many times has someone told you that you were TOO fat, TOO skinny, TOO tall, TOO short, TOO loud, TOO happy, TOO nice, TOO whatever else? Basically, according to the world we'll never be ENOUGH of one (or more) thing(s) because we're TOO MUCH of something else. So what exactly are we supposed to do about this? Well we pretty much have 3 options: 1) We buy into their lies and do everything within our power to "enhance" ourselves. 2) We do some soul-searching and Word digging and figure out what TRUE beauty looks like. 3) We curl up in a ball, cry our hearts out, and never leave the house because we know we'll never meet their standards of perfection. Personally, 1 or 3 neither one sound like much fun...SO Im'ma go with option numero dos. Actually, we're gonna explore option number one a little more first. (How fun!...I'm being sarcastic, by the way. ) Okay, option number one. Basically, you put HOURS into your appearance everyday so you can have perfect hair, makeup, skin, and outfits. And then you spend all day too worried about a hair sticking up out of your perfect little "do" to concentrate on your English teacher. (Which means you miss the assignment, don't hear that there's a test on Friday, and then fail the test) Not only that, but you visit the closest bathroom 20,000,000 times just to touch yourself up. Now, maybe it's just me, but this doesn't sound like a very fun way to spend every day! Moving on to option three... Errmmm...Basically it says it all up there. But, even so, I'll expand a bit. Every day you get up, look in the mirror, telling yourself that if you squint hard enough and tilt your head just-so, you'll look I-D-E-N-T-I-C-A-L to those beauties on the cover of your latest fashion magazine or romance novel. But that doesn't work out that well and you're absolutely disgusted at what you see. So, basically, you give up. You crawl inside the shell of your body, become a shy little turtle-like version of your former self and beat yourself up all day. Your self-confidence TOTALLY deteriorates and you struggle to find ANYTHING good about yourself. You wear the same pair of jeans, sloppy sweatshirt, and messy bun everyday (mixing it up occasionally with a ponytail). Now, if this is your style and it's genuinely what you like, AWESOME! I SO wish I could pull that look off! (Grunge is coming back, you know!) However, if you only dress like this to hide yourself...there's an issue. And honestly, that issue isn't even in YOU. It's in the way Hollywood talks to us girls. We have to look JUST SO! Think about it...have you EVER seen a picture of your favorite celebrity with messy hair, a broken out forehead, and frumpy clothes? Probably not. These things aren't bad at all...They're REAL! (And if you thought that your fave celeb is really as perfect as they seem...I'm sorry, but they're not. They're people. Just like us. Zits and all. ) But, this kinda sounds like a big, fat, hairy, absolutely-no-more-fun-than-the-previous option. Which brings us back full circle to option 2. If you do a bunch of soul-searchin' and Bible diggin', I guarantee you you won't be disappointed at what you find. Let's just take a look, shall we? "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." Song of songs 4:7 " Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord." Psalms 45:11 " Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; 4but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:3-4 " He has made everything beautiful in its time..." Ecclesiastes 3:11 "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30 "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 Okay, so to sum ALL of those verses up... 1) You're beautiful, and God loves you JUST AS YOU ARE. 2) however, our beauty runs SO MUCH DEEPER than our outer appearance. Stop trying to impress people with your fancy hair and pretty face and start putting more effort into beautifying your heart! Work on the INSIDE of you. I promise, girls...Guys find a girl with a beautiful personality WAY prettier than a girl with a perfect face and hateful heart. Trust me on this one. 3) God made you. God makes EVERYTHING beautiful...He wouldn't take the time to make something butt-ugly, now would He? Because ugliness is the exact OPPOSITE of everything God is! Even if your hearts a little homely right now, He can take it and make it GORGEOUS. All you have to do is ask. 4) Physical beauty is only temporary. 5) God created you in HIS image...YOU reflect GOD! So, how could you EVER POSSIBLY be ugly when the God who created you is so beautiful (handsome...whatever you wanna think of Him as. ) I know it's hard to live in a world where you're constantly pressured to be perfect. But, DON'T FOLD UNDER THE PRESSURE! Be different. Stand out, and let your light radiate from inside of you. People will start to take notice. I promise. And it'll be for SUCH a great reason. You're all CRAZY beautiful! Don't you ever forget it! Much love! <3 ~Aria
  4. Is it wrong to feel ugly? I'm 13,but i feel ugly and not good enough. I don't care what Hollywood says what beauty is. Is it wrong to ask God to make you pretty or change you? I hate the way i look. I hate having short legs,and being short in general (5'1). While girls my age are gettin taller 5'3-5'10,im barely growing each year. I dont think i've grown at all this year height wise. My mom thinks im overreacting and need to get over myself. I know it sounds stupid,but it bothers me a lot when you come from a family ranging from 5'6-6'4. Everyone keeps saying "Oh you're not that tall" or "You where tall when you where younger.What happend?". My dream height would be 5'10. Being tall is one of my life long dreams. If i have to go as far as surgery (yes they have surgery for that. Its a leg lengthening where they cut the bone and insert rods and as the bone heals,it makes more bone,hence,making you taller and have long legs.) through all the extreme pain and cost a lot of money. I may consider saving up. What should i do to feel happy again. I cant even be around girls my age that are taller,because it makes me feel bad. I cant go to the mall without seeing girls my age who are taller. I cant get over it. I cry myself to sleep over it and im embarrassed to tell my mom again because it hurts to talk to her cause she'll just say get over it. And if this ends up in the wrong catagory or wrong tags,sorry....this is my very first forum post online. So idk what im doing :/