17 Things All Makeup Addicts Can Relate To

17 Moments All Makeup Addicts Can Relate To

There are good days and bad days, but the eyeliner is here to stay!


Everyone has a different relationship with makeup. Some people don't wear it at all, some only wear it for special occasions, and others won't leave the house without it! When it comes to the avid makeup lover (whether highly trained or self-taught) their beauty routine is never boring but often a pain in the butt. Here are just a few things that anyone with a full makeup case can relate to on a deeply spiritual level

1. Accidentally inhaling setting spray

Your oxygen supply is suddenly replaced by Urban Decay All-Nighter...

2. Wondering what primer actually does

Does it really make my foundation stay longer, or is this just a ploy designed by cosmetics companies to take more of my money? (*buys $40 Farsali primer*)

3. Accidentally lash-gluing your eye shut

Who even came up with the idea of putting adhesive near a sensitive body part?! It's even worse when the lash you *finally* get glued down comes off halfway through your day. Like, where's the payoff?

4. Realizing too late that your foundation doesn't match your skin

You thought you could get away with using "warm beige" when you are most definitely an "ivory", but the line of color on your jaw is all too noticeable. But, you've already been working on this look for an hour, so just roll with it.

5. Wearing makeup 6 days in a row and acting surprised when you break out

It's not like you've been clogging your pores with 6-month old drugstore foundation and a dirty beauty blender...

6. Eyeliner wings big enough to fly away

Sometimes they're slaying the game, and other times they're a travesty. But, how they got to this point, you'll never know...

7. Deciding between creme contour/powder contour

Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette or Kim K Contour Sticks? Which one is better? What's the difference? WHY IS THIS CRAP SO COMPLICATED?!

8. Creating a just-got-punched smokey eye

It happens every time; an inevitable fate. You just weren't meant to play with dark colors, and that's okay.

9. Looking like a box of cake mix after over-powdering

You just wanted to be matte...

10. Good eyebrow days!


11. Finding that perfect blush shade

You know you feel like a giddy little schoolgirl in that dusty rose color. It can't be helped!

12. Mascara smudges on your face

"Yes, I know there's black above/below my eyes. No, I do not have the energy to fix it."

13. The horror/awe/confusion on your friends' faces as they watch you apply

They'll never understand. This is a road this must be walked alone.

14. Using zero self-control when applying highlighter

It looks like a supernova exploded on your cheekbones, but I'll be danged if they aren't POPPIN'!

15. Refusing to throw away old/unused products

"But what if I need this Shrek green Maybelline eyeshadow single one day?"

16. Organizing your makeup bag

"I am now a beauty guru with a perfectly crafted bag of secrets. All hail!"

17. Asking your non-makeup friends to let you do their makeup

Women, men, children, Barbies, mannequins...the canvas doesn't matter! You just want the practice!

There are so many pros and cons, ups, and downs to the makeup life, but you wouldn't trade them for the world. Makeup gives you confidence, a creative outlet, and a sometimes a bathroom jam session. Power to the beauty queens!

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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!

SEE RELATED: "Please Stop Asking What My Tattoos Mean"

1. A semicolon 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 into 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 and 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 glyph 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 and the strength we all have inside of us.

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

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What's Up With Love and Hip Hop Atlanta

Skin color issues, parenting issues, cave man issues and more...


So, I managed to peep the episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, which aired on April 15th. Tokyo Vanity went to meet a trainer, Ace. He told her what she should and shouldn't eat. Che Mack met with her man Made Man. It was his birthday and he wanted to hang out with his friend. She called Shekinah to hang out with her. Che Mac wanted to go back to work, but apparently, Made Man preferred her to stay home. Why can't men just let women have their careers and their families? I'm shaking my head over this story line.

Then we have Spice, who went to chat with Joc. She talked about leaving her kids in Jamaica. She also talked about her desire to change her skin color. She said that in Jamaica when you bleach your skin, it is praised like that's a good thing. Wow, that is a big cultural difference. Spice explained that she wanted to use her platform to tell other dark skinned women that they could overcome obstacles that they may have because of their skin-color. Joc told her that she should go on with her plan as long as she is prepared for it. It's so sad that people look at others negatively or positively because of the color of their skin. That's really crazy when you think about.

Anyway, Mimi later met up with Spice in the Sweet Auburn district Atlanta. The Sweet Auburn district was full of African American businesses during the Civil Rights Movement, and Mimi took Spice to the Madame C J Walker museum there. Madame CJ Walker was the first back female millionaire in the USA. She made her millions in the beauty industry. Still, though, Spice argued with Mimi and the tour guide and didn't change her mind about changing her skin color. I hope that she was ready for the backlash from people who would not care so much about her point of raising awareness on this issue. Folks will just go in on her because she lightened her skin.

Another interesting scene was when Kirk met up with his sons' grandmother, great-grandmother and Jasmine, Kannon's mother. There had been some concerns about Rasheeda's and Jasmine's different parenting styles. Kirk had some thoughts about Jasmine's parenting of his son, also. He arranged to meet with Jasmine's mother and grandmother, because they spend a lot of time with the boy, but he didn't' expect Jasmine to pop up. It's a good thing that she did, because she was able to hear first-hand what Kirk had to say about her parenting. Now, commenters on the show, chuckled at Jasmine's hair style in her scene with Kirk and her family, but I think that Jasmine raised some good points. If Kirk had just became a part of Kannon's life, if the boy had recently (on the show) been allowed to spend time with Rasheeda and Kirk in their home, Kirk shouldn't have too much to say. The child was healthy, well-fed, and happy. They shouldn't argue about petty things like Jasmine going out once in a while or the baby wearing pull-ups. I think that they will continue to disagree, just like Momma D and CeCe, but I'll have to wait and see, won't I?

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