Why Wearing Makeup is Not False Advertising

Why Wearing Makeup is Not False Advertising

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Makeup is not a mask. Makeup is Art. Makeup is Passion. Makeup is Expression.- Unknown

I started wearing makeup when I was around thirteen. Before then, I had worn blush and lipstick for dance recitals, but never on a daily basis. When I started wearing makeup, it was safe to say that I didn't really know how to use it properly. I only wore some slight eyeliner and mascara and a little bit of blush. But as I grew older, I ended up loving wearing makeup. I love experimenting with it. I loved that it was an art form other than painting and drawing that I was actually good at. And get this. I wear it because I like how I look with it. Not because I want other people to think I am prettier or put it on for boys to ogle at. I wear it because it is an art and a way of expressing myself. Some days I want a natural look. Some days I want a bold look. And makeup gives you so many options. I think of makeup as clothing in a sense. It is there as an expression of my personality, as an enhancement of my features, as a way of being creative.

It bothers me when some people have such a negative view on makeup. They say it's false advertising. They say that anyone who wears makeup everyday must think that they are ugly. And yes, maybe there are some girls who put on makeup to feel better about themselves. I know some days I can fall victim to that. But a majority of girls wear makeup just to appreciate themselves. To pamper themselves and to feel creative. We don't all think of it as a mask and neither should anyone else. Judging someone's face full of makeup is just as bad as judging someone without makeup. It still hurts and does not get a person anywhere in life.

I sure as hell do not care if someone thinks I wear too much makeup. That's because it is my face, and they are one opinion out of thousands. Anyone who says you wear too much makeup (in a rude way), should not be paid attention to. If you feel the need to point out others' "flaws" (I say this in quotes because often times someone thinks someone has a flaw when really they don't,), then you should maybe focus on yourself and the flaws you think you have. That would get you way further in life than making others feel bad.

Remember: Makeup is for you and only you. It should not be worn to please anyone else (and should also not be taken off to please anyone else).

P.S. This is not meant to bash the many girls who go makeup free everyday. We are all bad bitches and we all deserve praise for however we go about our life.

P.S.S. I mention girls in this article, but I am very inclusive to all the wonderful boys and men who wear makeup too. You go out there and be flawless with your highlight!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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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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18 Drugstore Items Girls Buy That We Didn't Even Think We Needed In Our Lives Until We Saw Them

Call us shopaholics but us females always will need these 18 things whether we know it before we enter the store, or not.

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Being a girl is hard; whenever I go to Target, Rite Aid or the mall for just one thing, I realize as I browse the aisles that I need much more than what I originally came for. Here are 18 things you may be forgetting you need next time you go shopping.

1. Makeup remover

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3. Hair ties 

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4. Nail polish & nail polish remover

Because why not try out a new color?

5. Deodorant

6. Shampoo & conditioner

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7. Chapstick / lipgloss

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8. A new brush

Because hopefully I'm not the only one who looses mine all the time

9. Tampons / pads

Remind me again why these are so expensive?

10. Razors

11. Spanx or tights

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12. Face wash

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13. Perfumes & lotions

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14. Foundation

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15. Hairspray 

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16. New toothpaste & toothbrush

17. Boby pins/hairclips

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18. Socks

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Because come on who doesn't need more socks

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