Stop it. Just stop. That is all.
I’m prepared for backlash. I really am. But I’ve never been one to back down from something I feel passionately about and I’m not ready to start now. Being the Mom to a beautiful 16 year old girl keeps me on my toes. I want to know what is happening out in the land of social media, and what is being fed to my sweet teen. Sweet Jesus…..
I wish we could go back in time. Before the internet was so readily available. Back to when the news reported NEWS, not opinions. There’s something to be said of the innocence back in the day. Not that there wasn’t bad stuff happening, we just didn’t hear about it 5 minutes after it happened because we weren’t carrying around cell phones, tablets, mini-computers. We had to wait like everyone else and watch the news at 6 pm to find out what was happening.
When I think about how innocent I was even at 16, how blissfully ignorant I was, I long for that for my kids. I wish they didn’t have to hear about all the atrocities happening in the world today. I just want them to play, hang out with friends, worry about silly stuff like their first kiss, and first boyfriend. Instead my daughter is asking me how quickly we will die if N. Korea does bomb us.
She’s also seeing (and this is where ya’ll might get mad, it’s my blog, deal with it) so called Feminists walk around topless like it’s somehow going to make the world stand up and take notice. She’s watching “famous” people stand up and say “I’m nasty” as if that’s something to be proud of. Thank God she has a strong mind and can see that the actual women who started the feminist movement are probably rolling over in their graves. They fought for our right to vote! They fought to give women the right to own property, to have their own credit card. They didn’t fight so you could walk around with hairy armpits painted like unicorns and and yell “Be Nasty” to the young women who are up and coming. God help us all if this is what our next generation follows. We as women are screwed.
My blog, my opinion.
New trend alert! Ear Makeup. Why? Isn’t that what earrings are for? High fashion, low fashion, and every fashion in between, just stop. I seriously want to pull a mom move and grab a washrag and scrub that stuff off your ears!
I can’t. I just can’t. Elf ears? Metallic ears? How about this? Just let your ears be. Don’t call attention to them. Just let them serve their purpose and sit on either side of your head so you can hear. It’s ok. They will be just fine. They’ve survived centuries without makeup.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything you’re “supposed” to be doing with makeup. Do you strobe? Or do you bake? What is appropriate for which age group? And just whose opinion really matters anyhow? Whoever said you had to do any of them?
Strobing is achieving the ultimate highlight on your face. Done correctly, it can light up your forehead, your upper lip and yes, even those glorious cheekbones! Baking, well, who doesn’t like baked goods? But I digress….makeup, focus. Baking can really lift those eyes, hide those dark circles, and hide fine lines and trouble areas. Then there is the resurgence of Draping. It can be done to the extreme or subtly, depending on the look you are going for and for what occasion.
It is my opinion, and I get to share it because it’s my blog after-all…..that makeup should be a reflection of you. It should showcase your personal style. It can even be done to coordinate with your particular mood. One day you might feel light and free, and opt for an easy eye, with mascara only, and no foundation. Or perhaps, you’re feeling a bit dark and opt for a dark smokey eye, and super red lip. The wonderful thing about makeup is it washes off. Don’t like something you did, wash it off. Start over. Makeup is truly one of the only things we have that we can literally wash away and begin anew. Maybe that’s why I love it so much.
In conclusion, do you. Wear what you like. Choose colors that reflect YOU! Try something new. You don’t have to love it, and you never have to try it again. But makeup is a fun way to create a new you.
P.S. I tried Baking, I looked like Betty Davis in the movie, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Pic enclosed for your reference. Scary.
Draping isn’t a “new” fad, it’s just resurfacing. Popular in the 70’s, like many things, such as bell-bottoms, it’s making a comeback. It’s this gals opinion it shouldn’t, but what say you? It’s not surprising as I’m not big on several of the “fads” happening now. Glitter lips, yuck. Strobing, I just think too much of a good thing isn’t necessarily a “good” thing. But these are merely my opinions and clearly the fashion world would not agree.
Draping is showing up on models, actresses, and famous bloggers. What is draping? It’s a look you create by taking your blush high on the cheek bone and carrying it up past your eyes and over your brow. Check out these pictures of draping and let me know what you think of this trend.
There is always something new popping up! It’s hard to stay up to date on the newest thing! Can I get an Amen?! Derma Rolling is the rage for those looking to improve their skin and increase the power of whatever skin care regimen they currently use. I’ve been watching a few beauty guru’s who absolutely swear by it. One in particular that I follow has really had some changes in her skin.
I’m ordering mine in a few days and I’ll do some before and after photos to share with you all. Proof is in the puddin’ as I like to say, and I am one of those try for myself kind of gals. I have to know if this works!
Derma Rolling, or Skin Needling as it is sometimes called can be done at home, and even WalMart sells it for relatively cheap! The needles are small, tiny, like acupuncture needles. I’ve had acupuncture done and it doesn’t hurt. However, rolling hundreds of them across your face can’t be entirely pleasant. Some people use a numbing cream before use, while others say it really isn’t that bad and just suffer through. I’ve told my daughter for years, “Beauty is pain, beauty is pain”. I’m willing to suffer some pain if it helps rejuvenate my skin.
Collagen is all the rage right now as well. You can drink it, add to your smoothies, take it in pill form, etc. Derma Rolling is said to aid in the production of new collagen. And because the producing of new collagen takes vitamins, they say you shouldn’t do it while pregnant or breast feeding. Your baby needs all your body can muster!
Because Younique has such good skin care products, I’ll be using my regular regime while I use the Derma Roller. I’m excited to see if it helps! I’ll post all before and after pics here so you can see for yourself. It should be fun, right? A hundred needles poking me in the face. Beauty is pain, beauty is pain…….
Younique has introduced a Lash Serum and it’s flying off the shelves already! Why are we so obsessed with lashes? They have a way of lighting up the eye, creating a dark and mysterious look, while making us look feminine in the greatest sense of the word. I mean, who bats an eye without amazing lashes??
The Esteem Lash Growth Serum has been in the making for about two years. Results have been great and it will launch to customers on August 1st. It is said to promote longer, more lush and durable lashes! I for one can’t wait to try it! I have no lashes to speak of. They left my eyelids and started growing on my chin. The perks of pre-menopause! But, that’s another subject entirely!
In clinical trials, the serum increased lash volume by 39%! I’ll take that! And it provided longer looking lashes by 29%! Any increase is a favorable outcome if you ask me! You can get yours on August 1st by visiting http://www.youniqueproducts.com/donnacardana and placing your order. I’d love to hear from you as to what you think!