While relaxing in bed after a long day, I was zapping through the channels and this british program caught my attention. It seems that in cities like Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and the strongest is in London…that BOTOX treatment is becoming increasingly popular among…..tadah!…anak ni Adan, yes, MEN…and no dahlin’…they are not gays ok.
I was chuckling, even amused in the beginning….but while I was becoming more engrossed with what I was watching, I was also forming the word ‘wow’ for these men. True, no matter what they say the reason for doing it- lines like: ‘It’s a tough world and they need to look fresh and young to cope up with their high powered job’ or ‘At my age ( 30 ), a salesman who’s trying to sell my products looking like 40 in the middle of the day because of stress, I need to have the treatment’.. I said I ‘wow’ them because they are not hiding what they’re doing – anymore- so there goes the ” women are vain species ” liner.
In one clinic, they showed men coming in for their appointments..actually good looking men, ( and in my opinion, they do not need that toxic injections, really ) of different professions…while they were waiting in the clinic’s lounge, drinking wine or whatever…these men were actually comparing notes about their treatment, which was so funny to see because they were just like women!! One guy, age 28 ( young huh? ) was a bit nervous cos it was his first time to receive it, “coerced” by his peers to do it ( yeah right… that was just pure vanity ). But just like their doctor said, no matter what reason a patient gives, it’s all about Vanity…and he’s right.
First treatment would cost about €500 , toxic would last from 3 to 5 months after the first treatment but by the 3rd procedure, it may last for 6 months.
Another segment. Camera rolling in a boutique, make up section…for, yep- MEN! They actually showed men trying the make ups on, from powder, eyeliner, blush on, lip balm and or lipsticks. Some men were accompanied by the wives too. I then turned to my husband who was next to me and i said: “you should try some make up too the next time we visit a perfumerie” ..he shot me a ‘bruha ka talaga!’ sharp-look, hehe.
So do I think these men are vain? Definitely. Crazy? Absolutely not! If women can do it, they are entitled to it too. Parang cool yata na your husband or bf can do your make up or give you manicure/pedicure ( in holland we do have males who do these for a living ) or give you a haircut…tipid sa pa parlor..kiss lang ang tip, o divah? And admit it or not, we ( women ) do not leave the house without a lipstick, powder or what have you…so isn’t it nice when you suddenly realize that you run out of lipstick, you can turn to your guy and say ” honey, can I borrow your pink-lush lipstick, I’m all done. ”
Buti na lang asawa ko hindi vain…kundi baka mamulubi kami sa beauty products…tama na ako na lang…buying them to conceal my shortages.