I Am Envious Of The Girls Who Literally Look Like They Walked Out Of A Makeup Tutorial Video

I Am Envious Of The Girls Who Literally Look Like They Walked Out Of A Makeup Tutorial Video

Don't mind me, I'll stick to my five items of makeup.

It's a Friday night! You and your girlfriends are going out on the town after a long and tough week of classes. You all get into one room, play your most fun playlist and start getting ready for a night of memories. The girls pull out bags of makeup including brushes, serval tubes of primer and foundation, and a multitude of lipsticks. However, you sit there with your one eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, mascara and two shades of lipstick with little knowledge of how to apply it.

I am a girl who isn't afraid to get dressed up. I have just never learned how to apply it like most people who wear makeup. When I see makeup tutorials on Youtube, I think how in the name do you know how to do that?! I have taken the time to research what makeup I need, search through Pinterest to find the right shades and sit down to find the right tutorial online.

If I spend hours perfecting, I may be able to get it looking like everything is even.

When I first started buying makeup, it was because I was on stage. I learned how to do makeup from when my mom put it on herself and on me when I was in dance recitals at age five. I also learned from being on stage which means heavy layers of foundation, blush, and eyeshadow on the whole eyelid (and with me, even up near my eyebrow). It was a trial and error process for me. I got coached by both boys and girls who were on stage with me. With heavy practice, I finally mastered the perfect straight line with eyeliner in high school.

When you see pictures of me in middle school and high school, the transformation of eye makeup is something to note. It is amazing how ridiculous I looked and how my mother let me out of the house looking like that. If I had to choose between clothing and makeup, it would absolutely be clothing every single time. I express myself through my clothes. I understand people take their makeup seriously and express themselves that way.

Now that I am in college, I hardly wear makeup. Most of the time, I roll out of bed 20 minutes before class starts, throw something on and walk to class with breakfast to go (keep in mind I also live on campus). When I need to, I do wear makeup for interviews, going out, and because sometimes you just want an extra boost to your self-confidence! But to those who do it every day looking flawless and with little to no effort, good for you all!! I applaud you and wish I was that dedicated and talented at applying makeup to myself.

So whenever I see a makeup tutorial of how to look like a mermaid, for going out on the town, or when drag queens look fantastic, I will always stop and watch in amazement of how precise it looks and the talent you have. Don't mind me, I'll stick to my five items of makeup.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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