It’s easy to buy a bunch of beauty products and think that they’ll work. It’s much harder to get home, look in the mirror, and realize that it’s just putting lipstick on a pig. It’s easy to read beauty blogs and think that the answer is lurking deep down, 17 articles later, and that this will change everything, but later realizing that replacing “thinking for yourself” with “reading other people’s hog wash propaganda” just isn’t going to do the trick. Buy new clothing. Wear trendy shoes. Take gpoy’s and post them on the Internet, but at the end of the day, do you really have what you want, or have you just thrown money into the capitalist money machine that artificially lowers women’s self esteems so that they can artificially raise profit margins?