Kylie Jenner Is Not Self-Made

Kylie Jenner Is Social Media Made, Not Self-Made, There's A Difference

Sorry, but I think we're confusing our definitions.


Don't get it twisted, I love me some Kylie. In fact, I love me some of those Kylie Lip Kits, too. However, I'm a little on the fence about her placement on the Forbes "America's Richest Self-Made Women" list.

Why? Because my definition of self-made is someone who has started from the bottom and has risen to fame/wealth/whatever it may be with little to no aid or support. The Kardashians/Jenners have quickly risen to fame and wealth with their popular television show that has been airing for more than 10 years now. Kim Kardashian, with some help from her sex tape, is one of the most popular family members and a huge trendsetter. The fact that she married rapper Kanye West has given her even more attention.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have basically grown up on a blanket of luxury and nice things, appearing on the reality television show as soon as it began. As you can see, this Kardashian/Jenner family has their share of luxury, mansions, cars, and Louboutin's and it is all available for the world to see on their reality show and social media platforms.



The world has watched Kendall grow up into a successful model and Kylie into the powerful owner of the popular Kylie Cosmetics makeup brand. So, yes, Kylie is definitely one of the richest entrepreneurs in America, but she is definitely not "self-made." In the Forbes article, Kylie claimed that "Social media is an amazing platform. I have such easy access to my fans and customers."

Currently, Kylie has 111 million followers on Instagram. Remember the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge? Yeah, that handy lip job doubles her followers on all those social media accounts. This family thrives on negative publicity and has the ability to take all the hate they receive and use it to their advantage. So the reason Kylie is able to connect with her millions of customers and fans so easily is that her family has always received a great amount of media attention, even before Kylie's 900 million dollar worth makeup company.


Yes, Kylie Jenner is a hard worker, but no, she is not "self-made." She may have started her company with her own money from former modeling gigs. However, Kylie Cosmetics and those 29 dollar lip kits are such a craze amongst so many different people because Kylie used the fame and publicity that she was essentially born into to her advantage. That may be the definition of a smart businesswoman, but that is definitely not the definition of "self-made."

On the other hand, Kim Kardashian is the real "self-made" one. She was able to make her family so hot and famous and is one of the main reasons the Kardashian/Jenner empire has such a huge influence today.

Calling Kylie Jenner self-made is devaluing all those tech giants, doctors, and lawyers who had to take out loans to reach their point of success in life, and they're still in debt. Calling her self-made is devaluing those who grew up having to move from house to house until they bought their own after working non-stop for years.

My point is that Forbes placing Kylie Jenner on the cover of their "60 Richest Self-Made Women" is taking away the credibility of those who have truly started from nothing and had to work hard day and night to reach the level of success they are at today. Good on Kylie for becoming a billionaire at 21 years old, but it is pretty clear that even though she may have worked hard for her makeup empire, the fact that she was born into fame and wealth has helped her a whole lot.


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10 James Charles Quotes To Live By

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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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I'm Working My Butt Off Here, But Kim K Doesn't Need Undergrad Before Law School

This has to be some kind of joke.


I'm all for female empowerment and following your dreams. Going after your dreams and daydreaming is something that personally keeps me motivated. However, when I heard that Kim Kardashian is on a path to become a lawyer, my first thought was...are you kidding? This has to be some kind of joke. Why would she put herself through over seven years of college and a bar exam?

When I found out the loophole that she didn't have to go to undergrad but she had to be an apprentice for 18 hours a week for four years, I was upset. So many people fight to get into college and work their butts off in college just to be able to get into a good law school.

I applaud Kim for trying something new and if she actually takes this new path seriously, I truly think she will be an amazing lawyer and influence the justice system for the better, based on how she has influenced the fashion world. Also, getting 100% correct on exams is amazing. As a pre-nursing major, it is so hard to get an A on an exam, but her getting an A is great if it on her own merit.

Truthfully, I am jealous of how fast Kim got job offers when my cousins who are successful lawyers worked their butts off. The whole process wasn't easy for them in and of itself, and they certainly didn't have millions to spend on apprenticeships even though they got their degrees in New York. My cousin was lucky she got an internship with the U.S. government that was super competitive.

Law school is not easy or everyone would be a lawyer. Perhaps law comes naturally to Kim — after all, her father was a lawyer. One thing is for sure: if she isn't pulling a Lori Loughlin and is actually trying her hardest with her own efforts, then I support her. After all, women must support each other, and it isn't a bad thing that she is doing this. Perhaps this will inspire other girls to follow their dreams.

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