If you’ve been following me for a while (or you know me :)) you know I barely wear make up and if I wear that’s no more than some mascara and lip gloss, maybe eyeliner and some eye shadow. And maybe some corrector too, bah. I guess there are more reasons for this but the main one is that my mom isn’t a big making her make up and hair for hours fan either.
I think one of the most strongest effect what you get and how you live your life is what you saw at home. For example if your parents or grandparents whoever you grew up with like reading or jogging or eating fruit daily there’s a big chance you like reading or jogging or eating fruit daily too. Of course as we have our own will we can do whatever we want including changing our habits. But my point is that if you saw a good example then it’s more smooth and normal to do those things. It comes just naturally without efforts and struggles.
My mother was always the number one advocate of natural beauty. I think she strongly believes in this, although I think there’s also some laziness in it (sorry Mom, that’s the truth). She always asks for hairstyles whichever she doesn’t have to do anything save for washing and combing it. She also like to have long lasting mascara so she doesn’t have to apply it. 🙂 Also she is the main reason I’m still hesitating about dying my hair which I talk about here already.
I was growing up like this, I never ever used to have strong make ups, complicated hairstyles or manicures and to be honest I don’t want to change this. I’m fine with it, my husband is fine with it too so why on earth would I change?
I remember the last time – our wedding! – when the cosmetician put a make up on me and I got a tiny shock. You know when you’re at the hairdresser or cosmetician and they want to hear how pleased are you with the result, they’re looking at you, smiling and waiting for the dance of joy, the Mexican wave, the awe. But I wasn’t in an awe. Not because of the quality of her work but because it was way too strong for me. And she didn’t really get it because according to her (and others too) it was so simple and easy.
Yes, maybe it was simple and easy for them but it wasn’t for me. That wasn’t me and I didn’t want to be somebody else on my wedding day. I wanted be me with barely there make up and casual (but white) outfit. Eventually we had a compromise, she had took back some of the make up but it was still there. It was my wedding day after all.
But it’s not just habits but laziness and priorities too. Not the make up, because I would do it if I’m in the mood or I have to dress out, I would do my hair too (with my pretty poor hair doing skills I have, duh) but I don’t want to go obligatorily to the hairdresser or beautician all the time and pay a butt load of money, because I like everything the way it is, moreover as you could see above, I prefer natural or closely natural things. And because I prefer buying some more clothes from that money. Yes, I’m unfixable and probably it gives every answer to why I’m not doing any beauty posts.
And well, last but not least I think is better for my skin and my health too not to put endless layers on my face. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against it at all, I could appreciate a nicely done make up and hair. Oh, yes I can indeed, moreover I’m quite envy for those who have enough skill, will and patience to do it for herself. I guess, it’s just not for me or at least it’s not for me when it’s too much on my sensitive scale.
You can say now that I’m lucky because I don’t have any skin problem which is better to hide or non existing eyelashes and I suppose that’s true. And that’s way I’m not against it and well in my opinion everybody does what they want but drastically changing our look is not because of some skin or hair problem, it’s rather a problem in the head.
Do you use make up daily? How about going to hairdressers or you prefer to do it for yourself?
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