Have I Told You? You're Beautiful.

One lazy Tuesday night, when I was supposed to be studying for a midterm exam, I decided that I would write a blog post. I kept thinking of what I should write about. Should I write about makeup? Nah, I was too lazy to write about superficial things. And besides, it was the middle of my senior year. How more fabulous could I have gotten? I'd been living in comfy outfits for the past few days.

However, I still had that inkling of wanting to write about something related to beauty. So, I thought to myself, why not write about beauty in general. Not just what's on the surface, but what's also underneath. I guess this would be a good affirmation that this blog isn't just about makeup and girly things. I initially made it like that, but as I grew older, I learned that I can feel beautiful with or without makeup.

I feel like there are two types of women in the world. The first type is those women that hide behind their makeup. They are the ones who are ashamed to show their bare, beautiful face to the world. The second type is those who disagree and avoid the use of makeup.

Nothing is wrong with using cosmetics to hide your flaws. Makeup is there to enhance your features and make you feel confident about yourself. As someone who personally has body image issues, I can say that one of the hardest things to experience as a woman is to not be happy with the way you look. If makeup can get you through a tiring week or through a bad breakup, then great. With anything in life, you shouldn't be ashamed of something if it makes you happy.

At the same time, you should also set a limit for yourself. Let your skin breathe every once in a while. I know a lot of girls can relate with me when I mention that satisfying feeling I get when I remove my makeup at the end of the day. Well, how about having that feeling for a longer period of time? Not having to worry about your makeup throughout the day is actually a really good stress-reliever in my opinion.

The bottom line is, don't care too much about what other people think about you. It's that simple. You'll notice that once you start caring about your happiness first, life gets a lot easier. We weren't put on this Earth to suffer. We were given free will to do what makes us happy. Because in the end, that's what matters most.