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Beauty Product Genocide MAG

October 28, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


The foundation bottles lay, cut open,
Strewn like carcasses in the aftermath
Of a beauty product genocide

The ground is smeared with my running mascara
and my mangled hairbrush

Looking like a war happened with no
Winning side
Just chaos without cause and violence
Without passion

But that's not entirely true

Seventeen magazine told me all the ways
I could look prettier
If I tried

And Vogue made this ideal seem even more
Unattainable

So I did what any sane woman would do:

I killed that which only made me feel beautiful
On the outside
But whispered to me that I'd never be truly so
On the inside.



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on Nov. 24 2013 at 4:16 pm
fictitious-quandary GOLD, Orlando, Florida
18 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"
- Henry Ford

You really are a great writer. 

on Nov. 5 2013 at 6:55 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Of course I will! Thanks for reading, and yeah, you're exactly correct :P it's such a huge compliment  

on Nov. 5 2013 at 10:15 am
mynameisnothabib GOLD, Quinlan, Texas
10 articles 5 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One idea lights a thousand candles"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love your writing! you're probably one of my fasvorite writers on here! I can completely relate to what you're getting at here, when the magazines tell you how to look, and you try, but it never works unless you wear a size -3 and weigh 25 pounds. please correct me if i am misinterpreting. (: and also, since you are such a good writer, can you critique some of my work?


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