Just because I love beauty products doesn’t automatically mean I’m vain or frivolous or that I presume that I somehow look better, have better skin, better hair, etc. than anyone else. I know I don’t. Just as someone in fashion isn’t always the best dressed or an interior designer doesn’t have the most beautiful home. Nor do I believe that you HAVE to wear make-up or own a bathroom full of beauty products to be beautiful. I am a true believer that beauty comes from within and I get that these things aren’t necessary to have a happy & fulfilling life.
Yes beauty can be frivolous & self indulgent, as can a lot of people’s interests & passions. I love beautiful things just as someone may love art, interior design, jewelry or fashion. If you think about it, most hobbies and interests are inherently self-indulgent. We pursue these things because they are interesting to us and make us happy. If there are gains for other people than that is a bonus but often not the reason we do it. To judge someone for how they spend their free time is just that...judgmental, but typically hypocritical.
Often hobbies & interests cost money, and spending money to pursue these interests doesn’t make someone irresponsible. Beauty doesn’t define me; it is only one component of who I am. I am caring & generous to the people in my life, and also continually strive to find ways to give back to my community and the world in general. I am not even sure why I felt the need to justify this but there it is.
I feel better now, thanks for listening.