The Dark Side Of Fame

The Dark Side Of Fame

The grass is always greener.

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Fame Monsters

I feel like in this day and age, every little kid dreams of becoming famous when they're older. Ask any kid if they want the fame, I am sure the majority would jump up and down with a huge smile on their face thinking about the day when they are up on the ranks of social media fandom with Selena Gomez. Or maybe even that egg that just broke Kylie Jenner's record of the most likes on an Instagram picture. The kids probably love that egg.

Selena and the egg aside, this society has made us all into what Lady Gaga used to write about in the mid-2000s; fame monsters. What once would have resulted in answers like astronaut and veterinarian, the question is changing, evolving. "What do you want to be when you grow up" could turn into "which social media platform do you want the most followers on?". Because the world is changing. It is only a response to the changing of the tides, the turning of the tables.

The Dark Side of That Moon

I watched a documentary the other night that represented fame in its complete, 360-degree form. Not just the front of the deal, the fame, the money, the access, the popularity. It showcased the other side as well, the dark side of that moon. The constant hounding of random opinions, the judgments, the pressure, the lack of privacy, the feeling of being stuck in a bubble-stuck in their ways. One of the people in the show mentioned they were jealous of their friends who had no fame, who were settling down with their new families and adding kids to brighten their lives and fill their homes. Overall, I took away from that documentary that the limelight draws the life away. Happiness. The people were sad, deeply sad at the way their lives had turned out. I think this is inevitable when you can no longer go to the grocery store with your comfiest sweats on without being hounded by cameras and questions that sink deep beneath the skin.

The Grass Sure is Greener

Sure, the MET gala seems like a bangin' time. Sign me up. But maybe sign me up to be the one who takes notes in the corner, the one who can still view it through a lens that isn't tainted by the pressure of appearing as a "heavenly body", that won't have to worry about being on the front page of any best and worst dressed tabloid. The grass is always greener on the other side. This is so entirely true, and it is refreshing to get a glimpse into how the grass is watered on the other side. How maybe those would prefer your own grass to theirs.

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10 James Charles Quotes To Live By

Hey, sisters!

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Whether you love him or hate him, we all have to admit James Charles has some of the most iconic quotes of all time. Personally, I live for James Charles and his Youtube videos. He has the best content by fair of any beauty influencer. UM HELLO?? His collaboration with Morphe is absolutely stunning and of course, I had to buy it. But here are some of my favorite James Charles quotes, most I use on a daily basis.

1. Sister spooked

Let's face it, we all get a little sister spooked when we look at our grades or bank account. This quote is the perfect way to describe that feeling.

2. TEA!!

OH THE TEA!!! We all love a good tea spill. I have to be honest, I do use this on a regular basis.

3. Not with that attitude

The phrase to use when someone is being a negative Nancy.

4. Good and fresh

Because when something is good, it's not just good, it's good and fresh.

5. Good and FUN and fresh

When it's really good and fresh, it's good and FUN and fresh. Perfect phrase for all situations!

6. Use Code James for 10% off

If you're a true James Charles fan, you know that this is THE quote James is best known for. We all love some sister savings!!

7. Hello?

This is the question you ask yourself after you study all night for a test and see the first question.

8. Love that

We don't say "I like that" or "That looks good," we say "Love that." Why? Because it sounds better.

9. Spill the tea sis

This is the saying you use when you know your friend has some juicy information to tell you, but just won't say it.

10. Hey kitty girl

If you're close friends with me, you know this is how I will greet you because saying "Hey" is just too boring.

Just some of the iconic quotes that James Charles has blessed us with! That is all, kitty girls.

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Ariana Grande Is An Icon

Even if you aren't into her music, Ariana Grande seems to be on top of the world right now.

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Ariana Grande is in no way a newcomer to the music industry. She has been releasing music for years and has always been very successful. She toured with Justin Bieber, had a few popular songs and was even on a Nickelodeon show. It hasn't been until recently that, in my opinion, she has hit icon status.

We all remember the Manchester bombing at one of Ariana Grande's shows back in 2017. Her very public engagement failed and her long-term ex-boyfriend Mac Miller committed suicide at the end of 2018. Clearly, she has been through a lot. Naturally, all of these tragic events gained her a ton of publicity.

In August of 2018, she released her fourth studio album "Sweetener." It was wildly successful and on February 10th earned Grande her very first Grammy Award. Just five months after the release of "Sweetener," she dropped her fifth album titled "thank u, next." To me, this is the album that is officially putting her on top. Her first single from the album titled "thank u, next" became her very first number one song. The song became an anthem for our generation. Even if you don't particularly like the song, I can almost guarantee you have heard it at least once. After the release of the single and very notable music video, Grande decided to release a song titled "7 Rings." This playful track allows listeners to hear the diva side of Ariana Grande but in a good way. With no surprise, this became her second number one song.

Her world tour begins next month and I already have my tickets. It is interesting to see such a young artist in what seems to be the peak of her career. Ariana Grande has become a household name similar to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. It seems as if the whole world is waiting to see what the pop star will do next!

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