My Thoughts on the Power of MAKEUP!

powerofmakeup

Many of you may have seen this video making its rounds on the internet, showing the Power of Makeup, by Nikkie of Nikkie Tutorials (who by the way is amazing!!).

The lesson you take away from this video is up to you, but I thought it was an important video to talk about. I often discuss natural beauty (latest natural beauty tutorial here). But another subject I talk about is confidence, and the ability to understand that there are NO RULES. If not wearing makeup, or wearing a little bit of makeup is your thing – great! If you love to have fun with makeup and treat it like your very own daily work of art – good for you! What I’m getting at is, you should do what makes you happy. While I think that it’s important to be confident with your natural beauty, people have different motives for wearing makeup.

One thing I’ve learned is not to judge people. (More on the time I judged too soon and Christine Teigen put me in my place here ) . Even if to you makeup seems superficial and unnecessary,  it doesn’t mean that others see it that way. It very well could be that others view it as a fun outlet for creativity,  a way to step into a new character for a day, or experiment with new techniques. And if it happens to be the case that you know someone is wearing makeup as a means to cover up an insecurity, it’s the more reason to help them, and not to be judgmental. Read more

Daily Acts of Kindness

Daily Acts of Kindness

I recently finished reading “The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma. Don’t worry this isn’t a book report or even a book review, but I do want to tell you about the sentiment this book left me with. I took my time reading it because every time I sat down to read it gave me a boost of energy and made me want to work towards leading a better, more fulfilling life. More specifically it took me so long to read it because I read this book on my lunch breaks at work, while sitting outside and enjoying beautiful weather, which too of course contributed to my feeling of rejuvenation. “The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari” is a beautiful story and a guide to improving one’s life by stopping to smell the roses.

we are what we repeatedly do

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