Today, I logged onto Twitter with no intention of minding my own business. As usual. But something in particular caught the attention of my little nosy self this morning. An outcry over Lush Cosmetics firing their employees because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Everyone was so shocked but like, why? Then I realized that 96.4% of the population probably doesn't know the carfax on Lush and their ethics. Or lack thereof.
Wow, what a statement right? To be absolutely clear, I am not saying women that wear make-up are unattractive, I simply find those who don’t more attractive. Through the duration of this collection of pixels that make up words that make up some (hopefully) decent content, I hope to share with you the thoughts of an alternative, unpopular, strange but most importantly, forward thinking mind. It may be a struggle at times but I implore you to bare with me whilst I do my best to walk you through how the stomach of a 26 year old man can be churned by the mere appearance of a Love Island contestant.
We all want to stay young and maintain our skin shiny and beautiful. However, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen - the protein necessary for the maintenance of body tissues and the skin. As a result, the skin starts to age faster. For this reason, you need to take care of your body to ensure that your skin remains healthy and young for as long as possible.
Every man needs to own this one truth: Getting old sucks, never mind what your age is. It is not just women who spend hours looking at their reflection in the mirror. We all do that. Every single morning at least. And we judge ourselves by how we look.
As a Sephora employee, I hear a lot of unpopular makeup opinions. I also get the luxury of trying every new product that rolls its way onto the black tile. But before I was a Sephora doll, I was a CVS drugstore beauty die-hard, and after you swatch enough liquid lipsticks and shimmer shadows, you start to wonder what that $20 price difference really boils down to. Is buying drug store makeup bad for you or your skin? Does using drugstore brands make you "bad" at makeup?
Sanara Skincare was developed by founder Rebekah Jasso Jensen after she had dealt with Psoriasis for 15 years. She describes what it was like when she initially received her diagnosis at 16, "I swear with my reaction you would have thought I was given a terminal diagnosis. The doctor looked at me in shock as I was balling my eyes out".
I was born and raised in the Philippines, a country in the Pacific where people have beautiful brown skin. However, the Philippines is also, arguably, the skin bleaching capital of the world. The celebrities are mostly half-white (or East Asian because they still have lighter skin than the locals). The commercials are bombarded with lightening products that tell little girls that they're not beautiful unless they have light skin. Amongst friends, they'd tease you if you were the darkest in the group. Amongst men, they wouldn't swing their heads towards women who had curves - they'd swing their heads towards women who were as pale as paper.
Caring for yourself is so d*mn expensive. I’m trying to be more caring and loving to myself this year. I didn’t really start doing this until a few years ago because, well, it’s just so expensive! I realized at one point that if I don’t even try to take care of myself, then I also don’t have the right to complain about how I look and feel about myself.
I shouldn't be allowed to whine about how I don't like myself if I don't do anything to improve myself.