Women have enjoyed self-expression for many years. Since we were young we dabbled in hair, jewelry, fashion, nails and most importantly makeup. We loved to dress up as little girls and pretend to be grown women. That’s what we all learned, that these things we are playing with right now are what we will be using when we are grown up. The thing is many women these days are teaching their daughters that makeup’s sole purpose is for promiscuity and this is a lie.
It is a given that girls will wear makeup to get a boy’s attention but maybe that’s the boost of confidence they need to break out of their shell. I am not saying that we should let our children put on slabs of makeup and talk to boys but to forbid it is just going to make them hide it from you. Why not give her the option to confide in you in situations like this that way you may lead her in the right direction.
My grandmother told me a story. She was 14 and her mother didn’t allow makeup in her house. She was at her friends and they were all getting ready to meet up with a group of boys, one of them she had a big crush on. She decided that putting her friends foundation on was a good idea. Her friend is and ivory and my grandma is a honey. She left feeling cute as old heck… then it started to rain. As soon as she walked in she saw him she walked over and batted her eyelashes. That’s what he looked at her and said
“oh my god! Are you okay? Did somebody throw milk on you?”
Makeup is an art meant to express what that person feels like showing that day. It can turn your day from bad to good. It can give you the confidence to hold your head high while walking down the busy city streets.
With that being said some women seem to forget that their makeup is for them and them only! Makeup should never be worn for someone else’s satisfaction because then it defeats the artistic aspects. How can someone put their love into something when they are being forced to do it?
I knew a girl who’s boyfriend told her that she had to wear makeup around him because when she didn’t she looked like a boy and he ‘didn’t want to date a boy’. To be told your natural beauty is not good enough is unacceptable. While makeup may cover your natural face it should never feel like a mask to hide behind.
Its weird how the people we hate the most stay stuck in our brains for so long. Yes you guessed it, here is another Kalee story.
So you see she invited us out to the mall one night to go meet up with her friends. It was all good until we started getting hammered and this random chick started crying. So were all like whats wrong with her? That’s when she told us that she just found out she had brain cancer. So were all just staring at each other trying to think of something to say. Should we change the subject, say dude that sucks or should we just say nothing and let her cry?
In the midst of this silence the most humiliating words came out of Kalee’s mouth. “It will be okay, I have brain cancer too!” As she goes to hug her.
Yes you heard it here first. The bitch pretended to have fucking brain cancer to make a friend.
I had this friend her name was Kalee. She liked to tell stories. She told me of how she was a professional hairdresser, how her father owned her house and paid for people to take care of her while he was living in Winnipeg. She even told me that her brother Jacob had move to Alberta for work. She was one of those friends that you can always count on to entertain you. She always had something off the wall to say or do. As a friend I trusted what she told me. Until one day I realized that her stories were bullshit.
You see one beautiful summer day I decided to smoke some weed and lie down on my bed watching TV. Which would have been a totally normal afternoon but no I had to get all paranoid and have a panic attack that caused me to shake uncontrollably. A friend of ours had alcohol withdrawal seizures so naturally being a naive teenager I assumed that I had the same thing only instead of alcohol it was weed. I was very serious about this and had even quit smoking weed because of it. I decided to tell this to Kalee in pure confidence seeing how we were supposed to be friends and all.
It was a frosty night in November. The four of us were outside smoking when this guy passes Kalee the joint. That’s when she said “sorry weed gives me seizures.” I couldn’t believe it. That lying bitch.
How come when we women tell each other “oh you look good have you lost weight?” we automatically assume it a compliment? Its pretty much saying hey you were fatter before now you look good cause your not so fat. What makes losing weight the evidence of health? There are so many things people do that are not good for their health and yet we seem to stick with being fat as the highest no-no on the scale.
When I was a teenager I would always say “I can’t quit smoking cause then I will get fat, you never see fat people smoking!” Looking back I realize how false that statement was but at the time I was incredibly serious because I had never seen a fat person smoke cigarettes before. Maybe it was the fact that my family consisted of small statured women who survived on coffee and cigarettes. That was the thing to do. Who needs to eat when you can just smoke n sip some coffee all day.
Now we all know that smoking is really bad for you but what if being skinny was directly linked to smoking? Would we still see being slim as an indicator of health?
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