Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Well, I guess that's all for now. :)
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I promise to blog more in depth later tonight! Have a lovely saturday!
Friday, August 7, 2009
#1 - How can you expect us to have "total body confidence" when your cover model has clearly been digitally slimmed down? Really Self Mag?
#2 - No. Kelly Clarkson is not skinny. But that doesn't make her ugly or unattractive. She's beautiful & super talented. I really wish you would've let her truly represent herself on your cover.
I am really tired of all this photoshop nonsense. This ad by Dove is BRILLIANT and I wish for every woman [young & old] to see this and understand.
I am sure you've all seen this video before... but sometimes I watch it just as a reminder to myself. You see, I am a big fan of magazines! I love to read the tips, the stories, the inspirations, etc and I love the pictures. Sometimes I have to stop and tell myself, "These women don't really look this way."
I am actually going to graduate school to get my Masters in Counseling and I want to work with young girls-women on body image, self esteem, and unfortunately eating disorders because sometimes that's what it comes to.
I believe that no one is perfect... not even celebrities. [duh lol or else they wouldn't need photoshop!] I can understand digitally altering that zit or some discoloration [etc] but when you start shaving off pounds & making them look absolutely "flawless," that is when it becomes unhealthy.
Our perception of beauty is so distorted is sickening to me. What our society believes to be "beautiful" and whatnot is virtually impossible! It's one thing to strive to be healthy [which may involve losing weight and such] but it's another to long for this unachievable perfection. I completely understand you wanting to "beautify" your natural self [i.e. makeup]... But, you have to love yourself and see yourself for who you are. We all want to be unique and yet we all want to look like "her."
We can take care of ourselves... but please make some effort to let the young, impressionable girls know they are beautiful just the way they are: every freckle, every curve, every strand of hair, etc.
What we see on tv, movies, and magazines is not reality.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Since I haven't been working, I've been enjoying the pool and getting some sun :) [might as well, right??] I'm starting to develop a nice golden glow! Speaking of the pool, I got an email from Victoria's Secret today with a $20 gift certificate [on at least $20 worth of items] so I got a new top for only $2! I went with this one:
Hopefully it looks half as good on me as it does her! lol I liked the deep purple and the fiance' approved so that's the one that's coming to me! The straps are removable so you know what that means! No tan lines! Yay :)
Also, if you are a magazine reader like myself... I think you'll enjoy Instyle's Makeover issue. I hate buying magazines just to find they are boring and useless but this one was not.
Jbreezybaby is having an awesome makeup giveaway including Stila, Body Shop, & Victoria Secret!
If you would like to enter click [HERE].
I managed to take these pretty pictures... Well, at least I think they are pretty. lol
Which one do you like better? The darker one [left] or the lighter one [right]?
Well, starting Monday I will be working a "temp job" with my in-laws! My fiance' and his father have their own graphic design business and his parents are being generous enough to let me come be office help/receptionist for 2 weeks :) Then I am really hoping when I get back here I can start substituting! Please pray that SOMETHING happens for me... I've been trying to get a job since MAY! It's ridiculous. I hope something works out quick.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I don't really have a poem lol & I don't want to add some random one just to fill in this space.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I use it primarily as a concealer but if my face is really uneven, I'll use it all over. I apply it as concealer using a concealer brush made by mark. cosmetics and I use it all over just using my fingers.
Sooooo.... The fiance and I are going on a date tonight :)
So, I bought sample sizes of the Herbal Essences Body Envy shampoo & conditioner and I love it!
I thought that the conditioner would be too light to even effect my hair [since my hair is curly/frizzy/course] but my hair felt super soft and lightweight. I definitely recommend it! My hair is much more "flowy" and not so stick staight after flat ironing it. :) [as seen here]
Hope you're having a great weekend loves!
You can learn about more ways to use baking soda here on the Arm & Hammer website.
*Remember! It's baking SODA [not baking powder] and this treatment can be very drying to you HAVE to use a good moisturizer afterwards!