Vanity Fare

I just had to write this post because it seriously means so much to me. Now, after reading this you can come back and tell me it is not a practical prospect or you care too much for your dainty skin or you can be a bit more compassionate and make an uncomfortable yet humane choice
We girls swear by a whole lot of cosmetics that keeps us perfect from dawn to dusk. Trust me, I can’t live without my kajal for a day even if you paid me your weight in gold to do so. Likewise, we have friends who swear by their lip glosses, nail polishes, mascaras,shampoos and what not …sorry to burst your bubble folks but I am about to tell you the dark murky side of this ‘Oh So Glamorous’ picks we made.
Take a look at the side of cosmetic industry that dwells in scientific labs and then take a look at the animals that bear the brunt of our pretty faces. Rabbits, squirrels, chimps, cats caged and tested on. Will we be still happy looking at ourselves in the mirror knowing that the mascara that curls our eyelashes was the result of 100s of rabbits going blind? The conditioner that smoothens our hair has burnt the skin & fur off a squirrel. A cat has got its flesh stripped till ribs in order to facilitate the exact acid content of our astringent. But that’s the terrible truth. Our vanity & beauty came with a ghastly cost.
We can turn a blind eye stating the so called “practical” aspects. It is also true that we will not be able to eradicate animal testing; it has etched itself in our daily lives. But, can’t we atleast make an effort? Does practicality really mean losing humanity?
For starters, let us do our research. The internet is flooded with the truth behind animal experiments in cosmetic industry. It showcases graphic images of how our furry friends are treated and also details of companies who follow these barbaric methods. Boycotting the cosmetics made from these organizations will be a good way to start. Now, I don’t intend to get preachy and say avoid make up but try the animal friendly ones.There are companies with compassion, who opt for ways of testing with laboratory generated skin cells and human body simulated conditions. A rabbit logo that looks like this symbolizes animal friendly products. Try using them. The choices maybe limited but worth it. no-animal-testingAs for me, heaven knows the angst with which I dumped my cosmetic paints and settled for bare minimums and I most certainly hope bit by bit if we all try maybe someday in the future we will live in a world that does not believe in sacrificing lives for something as trivial as darker lipstick.


Author: That Nerd Girl

The contradicting two faced Gemini. Loves books, bikes, Metallica, chai, binge watching series, tattoos, discotheques, high heels, sweatshirts, cricket, soft toys, superheroes and peacock feathers. Dreams about owing the Beast's library. Cries every-time during Lord of the Rings. Has an opinion on everything.

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