I've been wanting to make a post about this for awhile and I feel like there is going to be backlash but some things just need to be said. I love make up as much as the next girl but, some times you just gotta embrace what yo mama gave ya.
We live in a world and time where people are obsessed with material things and looks to the point that now surgery is a common everyday thing. We often idolize celebrities and people who have little to no substance or talent, just because they are attractive or we believe that they're perfect. I love fashion, make up, and beautiful things as much as the next girl but, I think the fact that social media has turned looking perfect into an obsession is a serious problem. And to be honest, it kind of turned me off to blogging for awhile. We have people, in the masses, idolizing people with fake everything, altered photos, altered perception of their lives. I just want to be as real as I possibly can. It makes me happy and humbled when I receive messages and emails saying I inspire people. I would rather inspire one person for the right reason then a million for the wrong ones. Leading people to believe I'm always all done up in make up, my hair is always done, I always have it altogether, because I don't. I found this quote and it really spoke to me.
Yes, looks do matter to me. The way you present yourself is the way you want to be perceived. The way a person carries themselves and takes care of themselves reflects their character. This is the first impression you are giving to a future employer, friend, potential relationship, the world. The way you present yourself also affects your overall confidence and demeanor. However, beauty and looks are not very high on my list of what's important in life. Looks and how you present yourself are nearly a tool, they're not who you are and they only run surface deep. How you present yourself will get you in the door. How you speak, think, and carry yourself will take you so much further. It's one thing to say a woman is pretty, it's another to say she's brilliant. A pretty face will be forgotten. But someone who truly makes an impression on you and changes the way you think or look at a situation, that stays with you forever.
So, I will leave you with this:
This is me on an average Sunday. No make up, nappy hair, wearing workout shorts and a tank top (And must admit, I haven't worked out. Hahaha.). No one in this world is perfect. Not you, not the celebrities and artists you look up to, but what you can do is work on being the best possible you that you can be. And that starts from within. ✌️ #naturalisalsobeautiful