I Didn’t Wear Makeup For 10 Days – The Results?

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Not so shocking really.

I challenged myself to not wear makeup for 10 whole days; literally not a drop of foundation, concealer, lipstick or mascara- nothing! na-da!

So, at first (please have a sense of humour whilst reading this), my reaction was: “Who is this person?”, “Oh, there you are!” and “Is this what you look like!”. The reaction from my co-workers were just as priceless! The comments varied from “What’s wrong with you?”, “What is wrong with your face?”, “Did you cry the whole night?” and “Are you depressed?”. Some were very supportive of it and reassured me “I didn’t look too bad” and that I shouldn’t give up. I cannot help but to have a little chuckle while writing this.

I am going to be completely honest; wearing no makeup for 10 days didn’t make a huge difference on my skin as that was part of the whole intention behind this challenge; but, it made a huge difference of the way I see myself- I actually saw myself. Sure, it was a nice feeling washing my face in the evening and feeling fresh and not being afraid to rub my eyes without smudging “the fleekness off”.

Makeup really does make a huge difference to a person’s look, but it does not mean you are degraded or your self esteem must be lowered without it. Makeup is used to enhance your features, not hide it.

I want to encourage women to not wear makeup for a day or two just to remind you of how beautiful you really are (without the makeup). Not because people require you ‘not to wear makeup’, but because you want to; and once you’ve seen the real you again, enhance it, flaunt it and be it.

Join the #PowerOfMakeUp trend to fight back against #MakeUpShaming.

#NoShame.

Till next time,
Tasia
xo

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A Dreamer Trapped In The Ordinary

You know in movies when the character stands still and the whole world is rushing passed and around him/her? Well, currently that is how I am feeling (I don’t know about anyone else). Time is moving faster than lightning and I cannot seem to keep up. It literally feels as if I have fallen off the face off earth; I guess this is why I haven’t been writing as much as I used to. I normally write about life experiences that happen around- and even to me. But, as of late, nothing really exhilarating has happened in my life that is worth writing about. I am a dreamer trapped in the life of the ordinary.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the ordinary life, people prefer life that way; I think I do too in a sense, it is a form of safety, comfort. But, at a certain point you lose your sense of wonder. Everyday after working my 8-5 job, on my way home, sitting in traffic and looking at everything going on around me; I observe all the people goin- no, rushing home. I look at them and wonder: “What do they really want to be?”, they all work really hard and you can see it- in their faces and bodies. They all rush to get home to their families to do their second job of the day. That is the lives people live. Regardless of the fact that I know that there is so much more to life, I know they know it too. Unfortunately, the ordinary life entails bills and other responsibilities which leads people to push their dreams and goals aside and focus on ‘what is important’. I have a quick question: is it possible to add your dreams and goals to your responsibility ‘pile’? It probably differs from person to person… but it gives you something to think about.

Life has become such a rush that we forget what is important in life- what we want in life and how short life really is. It is important that you do what you want to do in life, you have to make yourself proud. I know it is funny coming from a ‘dreamer that is trapped in the ordinary’, but that is why I am writing this; I am writing this to encourage anyone and everyone not to get caught in a place they do not want to be and feel they do not belong, because a person can get sucked in before a blink of an eye.

If you are like me, a dreamer- stuck. You are capable to go where you want to be. It is going to be tough and it is going it to be hard. But just know, there is someone else in this with you- and probably a million others.

Some parts of the world dreamers do not belong, if you find yourself not at home- leave.

Until next time,

Tasia
xo.