Friday Thoughts

Hey beauties,

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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9 thoughts on “Friday Thoughts

  1. You’re so beautiful on the inside as well as the outside ๐Ÿ™‚ I have really enjoyed your blog posts, pictures, and videos. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re such an awesome person too and your great with makeup application. โค I think it's a good idea to pick a couple of things that you like about yourself everyday. That's such a positive thing to do. I like that I'm a compassionate person and I like that I'm tall. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  2. Thank you so much! This comment made me smile. I can tell by your posts and comments that you are indeed a very sweet and compassionate person, and I’m kind of jealous that you’re tall! I’m a total shorty lol

  3. Awe, Kayla, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this today! It really is crazy how people sometimes make us feel bad about loving makeup… especially when it ANOTHER WOMAN trying to make us feel like we are “oppressed” just because that’s how makeup may make them feel. I totally agree with you.. if you feel better without it, I’m happy for you! But just like your blue lipstick, I like my flesh-toned lipstick not for the looks but of the undead vibe hehe and that’s what makes US happy (which at the end of the day is what matters). It is hard finding things you like about yourself when there are things that you don’t, and I can relate so much. But in my opinion you are soooo beautiful with and without makeup (I’ve seen your GRWM, so I know!!!) and so smart and funny and kind! And I’m glad you are finding your shimmer, as you say ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. You’re very welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well I try to be a positive person. I like being tall usually. Clothes shopping used to be a nightmare though before they came out with talls. People ask me all of the time to get something off of a top shelf at a grocery store lol.

  5. Thank you, that means a lot to me! You’re beautiful inside and out as well! And I agree, makeup has been around for so long that I doubt it’s going anywhere. Might as well embrace it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. LOL That’s funny but not! Yes being tall has it’s advantages though I am just glad that my boyfriend is taller then me. I always found that a lot of guys were kind of short haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

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