< BACK  | AT HOME • April 15, 2014
A Dose of Self-Esteem for the Ladies
“My beauty needs no external validation”
So here’s my thoughts on beauty. I wore make up twice in 2013. I am perfectly comfortable without a streak of anything on my face (as you can see from my profile picture). I am equally happy playing with make up but it comes from a very different place.
When I put make up on its cause I’m creating something from an already perfect and complete canvas. I have no blemishes to hide, or broken nose to contour. In reality, I have both but they are absolutely 100% part of me, what I consider my beauty and therefore – I am NEVER hiding them. New day, new look – IF I choose to express it at all through my makeup.
In this day and age and the un-real standards of perfection set by society, I work with women who’s self-esteem is crippled because we can’t reach hollywood’s perfectionist standards – which ironically they themselves have achieved through the unreal means of photoshop.( Ah, photoshop. How you have impacted the world more than you know.)
Frankly, I don’t have the time or patience to look like a Victoria Secret lip touting, high heel wearing super model everytime I walk out the house. Nothing wrong with it, and there is a time and place for it, but it just doesn’t fit in with my daily lifestyle. I have a 4 year old who needs running after and I would rather have comfortable feet than sore ones. On most days, you will catch me in an absolutely natural state of beauty – one defined by me and what I find comfortable.
Do I wear foundation on a summer’s day in Dubai – hell to the no. Do I take selfies on a daily basis to post on fb to be told Im beautiful? Thanks, but my beauty needs no external validation. (please note I am an absolute selfie virgin, and if you catch me taking a pic of myself with a duck face on – feel free to put me in check). Will I throw mascara on with some red lipstick cause I have a few mins to spare and feel feisty? Absatootley yes!
Your beauty is yours and yours alone. Love it, live it, express it in a way YOU want to.
Wear make-up from a place of completion, because you choose to. Not because somewhere along the way society convinced you you have to. You are beautiful just as you are.