I know that today I usually post a “Friday Favorites” post, but if I’m being honest I haven’t done much this week. I’ve tried a few new things here and there, but I’ve been feeling kind of down this week and haven’t slept well. I am feeling a bit better, so I do want to share some photos I’ve taken this week as well as some thoughts.
Don’t let anyone dull your shimmer. I read so often posts about the great “debate” of makeup and it’s need, and rarely about those that truly want to wear makeup. Are there things about myself that I don’t always love and want to cover up? Yes. Is about 85% of my makeup routine for fun and because I want to wear it? Yes. Trust me, I don’t own blue lipstick because I feel that it’s aesthetically pleasing to others. It makes me look oxygen deprived, and I like that.
The beauty of makeup is that it washes off at the end of the day. It’s a bit harder to wash away a bad attitude though.
Don’t bring others down because you feel mightier than me. If you feel empowered and happy with not wearing makeup or wearing the bare minimum, that’s awesome. I truly feel happy for you. However, don’t think that trying to bring me and others down will want to make me like you. Honestly, it does the opposite. It makes me feel more empowered by my love for colors and glitter. My face is my everyday canvas. Love yourself, and also love others.
Self love and positivity is a life long struggle, don’t make it harder by bringing others down. Empower others. Compliment others. Enlighten yourself.
I have found so much love and kindness in the blogging community over the past few months that I have decided to blog more often. It definitely outweighs the negativity that I do find on blog sites, instagram, youtube etc. And for that, I thank you all. I thank those that follow me and comment on my posts often. You all brighten my day, and have made my road to love myself and others more way more luminous.
I read a woman say once that finding one thing everyday about yourself that you love will really help on the road to positivity.
It’s something that I’ve been challenging myself to do recently.
I wake up and find one thing that I love about myself since the list of things I dislike is pretty long and burned into my mind already.
The idea is that soon, the list of things I love about myself will outweigh the things I hate about my appearance.
I not only want to do this for my outward appearance, but for my inner appearance as well.
To constantly change and learn. To know better and do better. To make a difference in the world so that everyone can eventually feel safe in being who they are.
That’s about it for today, I believe.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, or at least found something you enjoyed about it.
If you want, comment down below and tell me 2 things you love about yourself. It can be your laugh, your hair, eyes..whatever. It doesn’t have to be appearance related. Just love yourself a little today. You deserve it.