So the other day I had a conversation with a friend about our morning routines.
She’s quite the opposite to me in that she picks her outfits very cautiously and spends a good amount of her morning applying makeup to her already beautiful face.
I also put thought into what I wear however I’m not that picky, and put comfort before beauty. I also value sleep and would spend that half an hour she spends on makeup sleeping and having a good breakfast.
Our morning routines could not be more different, but what really shocked me was her dependence on doing this routine so she feels as though she is ready to face the world.
When I asked her if she would ever consider trying my routine for a day which meant no makeup however she can wear whatever she wants but it has to be comfortable, her reaction was priceless. She flinched and explained when she went out makeup free for one day she felt embarrassed. I could tell she couldn’t really fathom the idea of walking in public with a bare face.
However it was clear the stylish comfort clothing was not an issue and she was actually ready to swap the uncomfortable heels for some converses. But what really hit her hard was the idea of departing from makeup.
It’s sad that she felt makeup and conforming to stylish fads was the only way she felt ready to face the world.When in truth is all you need to face the world is a big smile and confidence to seize the day.
I like makeup and agree that it gives you a little boost but I always make sure it’s something I don’t end on relying on.
From talking to my friend it felt like the way she was explaining makeup and fashion crazes was as though they were addictive and dangerous drugs.
She was exposed to makeup and fashion at a very young age and that fascination with it all just stuck and now it plays a key role in her life.
Don’t get me wrong makeup and fashion are wonderful things and I must admit I do love a bit of retail therapy but I think it’s sad so many women are completely addicted and don’t value there natural beauty as much.
All I was thinking whilst my friend told me of her experiences of being a beauty addict was that she was so beautiful and didn’t need to adhere to fashion crazes and makeup crap to show that she was beautiful.
Nobody looks amazing and on point all of the time.
Humans have flaws and even celebrities have their off days. Nobody expects you to look amazing all the time it’s impossible and the only person who sees the most flaws in you is yourself.
Women are so critical of themselves and it’s about time they accept their flaws and be confident in who they are.
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