If you only read one thing today...

By Tina A. - June 02, 2012

I was going to compose a mascara review today, but coming across this brilliant article online, I changed my mind completely.

Beauty blabber is all nice and fine, but I fear that sometimes we get so caught up in it (us bloggers especially), that we can't see the forest for the trees.

We all want to look good, in an effort to feel good, but it's easy to lose track of what's really going on while we're searching for the new "it" product or the correct color for our skintone. So, if you feel like you're ready to put things back into perspective, please hit the link below:



I'd love to read your thoughts in the comment section below!


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8 comments

  1. I think we only have one life, and we should learn to live it in our own way, not adjust it to fit in the trends of the moment. If the only thing someone wants to achieve and is proud of is being a small, then they are truly living a small life. As the article says, you are more than a size or a body shape; people should stop worrying that much about what others think, and should start thinking about what they're worth and what miracles they can do. Flaws and all.

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    1. @Ria: I couldn't agree with you more! Which is why I think it's important to shift the focus beyond the beauty related stuff every now and then! Vain hobbies are all well and fun, but it's only a fraction of who or what one does or is capable of...! xxx

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  2. Wow!!! That was a fantastic article. Thank you very much for sharing. I can relate to many of the things T says as I have suffered from some myself. But in the end, we only have one life and it is such a shame wasting it while struggling and waiting to look "right" in society's eyes.

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    1. @Cel: Thank you so much for your comment, because I know it couldn't have been an easy one. Yes, to some extent or another, I think many of us put or have put ourselves through some beauty related suffering, because we're under the illusion that that's what we're supposed to do, not realising that we're only hurting ourselves in the process. Looking good should add to our strength and self-confidence (if done right) instead of eating it away little by little. I agree with what you said, I, for one, have had it with clones of the same looking girl each time I go out...

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  3. That's an interesting article, I can totally relate to that girl as I once was so, so insecure about how I was presented to the world. There was one thing that made me stop being so harsh on myself: quitting women's magazines altogether. I feel healthier now that I don't have a fancy-looking reminder of how much there is to improve my appearance. I like the way I am, thank you very much- I've even accepted my cellulite! Thank you for sharing this link, darling!

    xx

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    1. @Evi: We all have those moments, regardless of who or what (medium) triggers it... And the sad part is that while we strive to fit into a certain uniform look (that someone else or some industry decided for us), we hurt the inside as well as hurting or altering the outside... In the end, those two really go hand in hand come to think of it...! Thank you for your comment! x

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  4. I like escaping from the usual makeup focused blog and I like how you highlighted this article. I do feel for the woman in the interview. I've gone through (hopefully) my most insecure times about my physical self. It use to be a huge challenge for me when I was much much younger, but I've learnt to look past that and not let it consume you. It's simply not healthy and I wish in general that society placed less emphasis on appearance and more on just being healthy and happy....I think the trend is heading that way, but it's a slow change.

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    1. @Karen Law: I guess it is something that comes with age to some, ie learning to look beyond outside appearance and start taking care of the inside too. But for most of us, I think that we came this far without avoiding some sort of discomfort about our looks that affected us on some inner level.. I really hope that the trends shift soon, because I still see a lot of girls sacrificing their self-confidence in order to look desirable by achieving some celeb look...! xxx

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