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THE PRICE OF BEAUTY: WHAT ARE YOU REALLY PUTTING ON YOUR FACE?

THE PRICE OF BEAUTY: WHAT ARE YOU REALLY PUTTING ON YOUR FACE?

"Beauty takes sacrifice," my mother would tell the squirming 5 year-old me in an attempt to brush out painful knots out of my butt-long hair*. I cannot tell you how many times I've heard this Russian proverb throughout my lifetime... especially, when getting ready required some element of discomfort or straight up pain.
I guess one could argue that my love for horror movies and heavy metal stems from those traumatic experiences and the singular phrase that justifies it all. But today, at 23, I find myself finally understanding what it means.

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