Hey guys, missed me huh? So here’s my makeup of the week. A kinda smokey eye with brown shades. If you swipe to the left you get a closeup of the shades. I have to be honnest with you, I know my eyelid is wrinkly plus hooded and I know it’s not the perfect eye to show you the shades.. but I keep doing my thing because we all have our imperfections! I wish I had a wrinkle-free and not hooded eye but it is how it is ;) and even if a cut crease doesn’t work on my eyelid I keep doing makeup (cutcreases are my favorite..) and play around to discover shades, shapes, colors and much more which work the best for me so one day I can teach all of you ;) I am so tired from work, the heater wasn’t working so I had to teach in this ice cold classroom which took a lot more energy than usual, plus I got my knee tattooed yesterday which let me tell you; the healing hurts way more than the tattoo itself!!! This also took a lot of energy from my body but I am a hard worker and once I’ve set a goal I do everything to achieve it 💪🏼 hope you guys never give up on whatever your dream is! Keep pushing! 💕
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Read an article talking about ‘The Perfectionist Trap‘ — We need to recognise the legitimate and necessary role of failure, allow ourselves to do things quite imperfectly for a very long time.
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*REAL TALK* If someone had told me how I’d feel about my body and myself today 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have believed them!! And that realization got me sitting here, reflecting, thinking, “what a journey.” While it’s difficult to pinpoint any particular moment, there are certain things that pop up that I remember that allowed me to begin liking my body (and myself) more.
That allowed me to stop obsessively counting calories and to start actually enjoying food.
That allowed me to trade uncontrollably exercising for mindfully moving my body.
I share this in hopes that you realize, being at war with your body is not the answer. I know because I’ve been at war with my body for MANY YEARS. I slowly starting changing the way I looked at myself by not only accepting my body but also CONNECTING with it. Here are some ways you can as well:
1. Getting clear on your WHY.
For me, my “why” centered on the fact that I couldn’t imagine going through my ENTRIE LIFE at war with my body. I just couldn’t. I wanted to feel confident not shameful.
2. Gratitude and more gratitude
This may sound a bit unnatural, but thanking my body for everything that it does was one of the first things I would say every morning. Usually, it’s the opposite – me starring at the mirror and wondering when my love handles would magically “fall off”. But learning to become thankful made me see my body differently.
3. Surround yourself with healthy bodies.
Your vibe and how you feel about yourself attract those that are on a similar path. So make sure you surround yourself with people that are also striving for the same things.
4. Connect and acknowledge your underlying fears.
We tell ourselves a lot of stories, most of which aren’t even true. Recognizing and releasing that will be a game changer but you truly have to let it go...fear isn’t real.
5. Focus on actions that make you feel good in your skin.
For some that’s the gym, for other’s that’s dancing, yoga, hiking. Whatever it is, keep doing more of that! #selflove #vulnerabilityisstrength
All the perfect imperfections. 🇵🇪 #peru
I had a moment , where my body felt like it was trapped in a cage, possessed by sudden burst of stress. .
All because I was overthinking.
Getting Christmas presents perfect is something I always want to live up to. But this year I'm lost.
Creating content for this page , to help you guys can be difficult because I need to be in a good place to help you through the tough times.
And college exams, I'm sinking in quick sand and I need to be pulled out , but only determination can do this for me.
I've always been a perfectionist.
This has been my greatest fault however, when it comes to living a life complete positivity.
It's not possible when your a perfectionist.
I've seen many a time, the saying that 'You are enough '. And thought BS...my friend.
But when I realised that this does not mean that where you are in life is enough, that it does not mean that bettering yourself is worthless because you are already everything you should be.
When I realised that it should be read differently.
It means that you should not beat yourself up over your fails, your imperfections and your dislikes.
It means that you are ok, keep going when you can ...stop if you need to , even just take a break.
You are able , but you also deserve time.
You are doing good , and that is what's enough.
Don't put yourself down over every little thing. .
Because you are enough 💜
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What Are You Allowing Others To See?
I stopped following one of my favorite fitness accounts on Instagram this morning.
Her posts were beautiful.
Her messages were uplifting.
Her tips were practical.
Her heart was genuine.
Yet, I was no longer being inspired by them.
I was starting judge myself based on her posts.
I was not allowing myself to appreciate her caption because I was just fixating on her picture.
She had taken quite a few posing classes and knew exactly how flex, and how to stand with all of the right angles to make her body look “perfect”
I want this to be more of a reflection of my character than hers.
Like I said, her heart is genuine.
I know that she is not posting to make others feel bad.
This is something that I need to work on.
I have decided that for now, removing the temptation was the best way to avoid the urge.
I still have the same respect for her and will probably follow her again someday.
In the meantime, I am allowing myself to acknowledge that pictures do not tell the full story.
Pictures only give us an insight into one second of time, and we often choose to only share the pictures that reflect the life we want others to think we have.
Ladies, we have to stop being deceived by what we see on Facebook, Instagram, online, or in a magazine and stop being fooled by what others want us to believe.
The pictures below were taken seconds apart of each other.
I have the power to decide what I want to show you. So, today, I am deciding to share with you the most area that I struggle with the most.
Only showing you the picture on the left would be disgracing the beautiful body I have 99% of the time.
Ladies, let’s learn to love our bodies during every moment of time rather than just a second at a time.
Like if you agree ♥️ #bodylove #secondtime #realistic #selflove #honor #honormycurves #wellness #imperfections #beauty #beautyinallthings #bloatedbelly #vulnerability #whatdoyouallowinyourlife #respectyourself
I've had a horrible couple of weeks. Like, emotionally & mentally exhausting. Things for a few days..they really shut me down because I felt so useless & hurt.. But, I found so much relief in drawing and painting! (because I think it's fun). And reading. And sudoku (which I just started doing & I am so obsessed that I dream about it 😆). I just hope that anyone reading this realizes they aren't alone. Because feeling all alone is the worst thing in the whole world. And I unfortunately know that feeling very well. I know how much it sucks. And how difficult it is to get away from it, even though it's the only thing you want to do. Find something that makes you smile- even just a little bit. 💜 Let's be friends. I'm really nice. 😌
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and, well, #wine
The power of makeup 🖤 (LONG READ)
So I generally hate my face being makeup free. I will usually always have some on whether it's just my eyebrows done or some concealer or mascara. Going completely fresh faced makes me feel really uncomfortable and gross. I know people say you should lobe the skin you're in and all that, but sadly I'm just not one of those who does.
But here's the thing, I see so many stunning girls and guys who wear a full face of makeup and I always think how much I wish I looked that good. However, 9 times out of 10, when we all remove that armour which is our makeup, we all have imperfections and maybe even something we would change if we could.
My point is, people choose what they will let you see of them, some people embrace their natural skin and maybe what they would see as imperfections and some of us like to keep them hidden. I get breakouts of spots, I have scarring from teenage years acne, dark under eyes appear frequently, I have redness and patches where the skin is slightly different colours and dry and much more.
So if you ever look at someone who looks completely flawless with makeup on, just remember, they would well be hiding many things they see as imperfections. Some people might be blessed with perfect glowing skin, but for some of us, no matter how many skincare routines we try, it just won't happen for us, and that is absolutely okay 🖤
Hair too curly, nose too small, lips too uneven, brows too bushy, complexion too dark, teeth too big but who cares. ◆ Imperfections
Imperfection itself have its ideal or perfect state, there is beauty and humility in imperfections. You know what there would be no need for love if perfections were possible. Love arises from our imperfections, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves. I think every single imperfection adds to your beauty, I'd rather be imperfect than perfect. The only thing that we've learned from this society is to be perfect, more precisely, to be perfect in everybody else's eyes. We've become so fake that we Don't see the reality. We don't see us as us, we see us through '4 log' eyes, we care about their opinion of us more than ours. I don't completely blame us because nobody taught us to be okay with ourselves. We've been taught from the beginning that the best one will get everything. More like survival of the best rather than investing that Energy in lifting ourselves. When people can't work on themselves to make themselves better, they try to bring you down because we can't see others winning,right? My request to everyone out there is to stop hating on others, stop being envious. Please don't care what others have to say, the only opinion that should matter is yours. You do not have to live up to everybody's expectations. We were born different and we were made to do different things. Don't lose hope your colour trying to blend in others.
So, don't lose hope and make your imperfections your STRENGTH and rock the world.
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INSECURITIES: Everyone’s got them. This picture was so hard for me to post. I’m very insecure about my lazy eye. I know that may sound silly but it’s the first thing I see when I look at this picture. I would usually have deleted it right away but I’ve been working hard on letting go of insecurities & judgements about myself this year. I’ve made a lot of progress when it comes to my body but today I realized just how critical I still am about my face.
WELL NO MORE! This is me, squinty eye & all! I was sincerely happy when I took this picture so for me to look at it & judge it so harshly definitely does not fall under the category of self love 💕 Can’t believe it’s taken me 43 years to learn to love & accept my body... better late than never! 👍 Even made this pic my lock screen on my phone as a reminder ☺️ #2018selflovegoals #insecurities #gettingoverit #bebold #selflove #selfie #imperfections #lazyeye