Coz I’m (not) just a girl4:28 pm Mon, 15th June 2009
So.. my rant for today is: make-up.
I seriously do not understand why girls feel the need to always wear make-up on a daily basis? I was pondering about this recently whilst out on the weekend with some friends – one was wearing sunglasses and being quite reluctant to take them off because she hadn’t applied any make-up that day. What’s with that?? What’s there to hide? Why be ashamed of your own face/eyes?
Personally, I hardly ever wear any make-up.. unless I’m going out in the evening for a special occasion or going clubbing. I mean, I do enjoy wearing make-up (it’s quite fun to experiment with), but for 90% of the time, I just Can’t. Be. Bothered! I’m quite happy with how I look au naturale, and to be honest, I’d prefer to let my skin (and eyes) breathe naturally without having my pores clogged and chemical gunk on my eyes 12 hours a day. I admit my eyes are a bit sensitive and prone to irritation from make-up, which probably plays a part in my reluctance to incorporate make-up in my daily routine, but still, even if that weren’t the case, I wouldn’t feel the need.
Beh. It’s not like I don’t care about my looks – I’m still quite the girly girl. I love wearing dresses/skirts and I always blow dry my hair for example. But I guess I just prioritise comfort over pandering to looks when it really doesn’t matter whether you have that bit of eyeliner on or not. On most normal days (eg going to work, casual socialising on the weekend, going to the park) my make-up routine includes all of “apply some blistex whilst on the train”.
Am I unusual in this mindset? It just struck me that it seems to be the social norm for girls to have some form of make-up applied in “everyday life”, because.. god forbid anyone see their real skin/eyes/lips! Seriously, if you want nice skin.. eat healthily, drink healthily, stop wasting time/money smoking & binge drinking and do something positive & productive like exercise!
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6 Comments on “Coz I’m (not) just a girl”
Jun 15, 2009
I don’t mind make-up, but I usually like girls without or very little make-up more. So “Yay!” from me. 🙂
Jun 17, 2009
You don’t need it. What I don’t understand is this whole thing about women and their weight. What’s the big deal? I mean if they actually took care of themselves physically, they wouldn’t care if people knew what they weighed. It’s a bunch of nonsense.
Jun 19, 2009
@MrRe Cool. Yeh I mean I’m not against wearing make up.. its a fun thing do have sometimes, but there’s a difference between that and feeling like you have to constantly hide your face behind foundation, concealer, eye shadow, lipstick… etc etc.
@Harold I’ve learnt not to pay attention to weight. It’s an inaccurate measure as muscles weigh more than fat. I’ve always been quite “heavy” in kgs because of this. Doesn’t bother me though as I know I’m not fat.
Jun 19, 2009
Well, that’s right. Consider the following:
“My grandmother used to make sure she always weighed her ‘certain’ special number throughout her entire life. But what she didn’t seem to realize was that without exercising and eating properly, (although she kept maintaining that number), she had 6 inches of hanging flab swinging on the backs of her arms and she always looked 9 months pregnant.”
It’s just immature self-indulgence. I”ll admit that I’ve watched a number of those makeup vids on youtube. (In fact 4 of the top ten most subscribed gurus are makeup artists) But outside that context, I agree it’s not too good. Women shouldn’t hide themselves that way. It’s fake.
Jun 20, 2009
As a woman I will say-women are crazy.Seriously,I don’t understand where the age,makeup and weight issues come from.Oh yeah I do-from other women.Us women perpetuate it amongst each other,that’s partly why I find womens magazines such bullsh*t,if a celeb is caught without makeup or carrying a few pounds,like 90% of the female population they are open to the harshest ridicule.When I have a daughter she will never hear me complain about my weight,looks or age just like my own mother never does.It does incredible things for a girls self esteem.
Jun 20, 2009
I was looking for some advice,as I see you take alot of dance classes.I would like to take latin dance or something,but was wondering what you find fun or could suggest.Baring in mind I’m quite shy,never been to a dance class before and don’t have anyone I could take along.Do I need to bring a partner?What places in London are good for learning dance?Any advice would be great.