“I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.”—Unknown (via imprecisions)
Do you only want to receive positive comments to your photos? (I saw your comments after a girl had said you look better with no make up)
I prefer people to be respectful when they comment on my photos. I don’t understand why people feel the need to write negative comments to people ever. Like to go to the effort of being unnecessarily rude baffles me.
I go into Starbucks all the time to see if you're there and sometimes you are and I'm like awwwh yeah I'll have a coffee and a cake and I think I should ask you out but I heard you had a boyfriend but now you don't so maybe I will as long as I still get my coffee and cake is that cool baby doll? Took me ages to find your blog
Haha have you just asked to ask me out? Now if you did ask me out it will be weird. I’m still obliged to serve you coffee and cake though.
“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”—Elizabeth Taylor (via dougancapaldi)
I am really enjoying growing up. I am loving being in my twenties and trying to figure everything out. Everything I have worked towards over the past few years is all really coming together now. I can feel my life changing more and more each day and it’s terribly exciting.
I’m proud of myself. Yeh I’m proud.
I’m proud because there have been times over the past couple of years where I have seriously doubted myself and let others make me feel like I was something that I am not, or not good enough. I’m proud because at the points in my life where I was at my lowest - I didn’t give up. I fought back harder - eventually. As horrible as it was to go through the anxiety and bullying I actually feel like it was a good thing. It was a massive learning curve and it taught me to love myself again. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but I guess now that my persistence and hard work is starting to pay off, it makes the success all the sweeter for going through it all.
They say that in life you meet people that will help you and people that will hinder you but in the end you’ll thank them both. I totally believe in that.
Right now I’m focused as ever. Moving away from my hometown will be a massive step into the next chapter of my life. From the way things are going at the moment - I can barely contain myself! I am massively humbled by how lucky I am to have such lovely friends and family in my life.
I look for the goodness in people. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I probably worry too much about things and I can be really self-conscious sometimes. But I believe in body confidence and looking after yourself. We could all do with a bit more self lovin’!
I hope that I can inspire people more than anything. I want to inspire people to fulfil their dreams and believe in themselves. Because that’s the hard part - self belief. If you can believe that you can do it then you are half way there.
It’s something I’ve thought about for a couple of weeks, but only briefly as in like ‘oh wouldn’t it be nice to do that’ but generally dismissing it and getting on with general everyday life. But now this idea is creeping up on me and the more I think about it, the more consumed I am by it.
I’m like that as a person. When I focus on something, I pour my heart into it. This idea is something I’m genuinely passionate about. At the moment it’s all a bit unrealistic, I’m not sure how on earth I will do it or how possible it is, but it’s only been two days since I’ve started to take it seriously so it’s going to take a lot of research, hard work and self belief to even get the wheels in motion.
I just have this mental image in my head of how it could turn out, and that’s what I’m running on. It all starts with a dream right?
I know this is all massively cryptic. I guess I just needed to voice my excitement without revealing anything in case it all falls through!
We live in a world where it’s more acceptable to dislike yourself and openly say “I am ugly” rather than actually appreciate yourself and openly say “I am attractive” because how dare you feel good in your skin and say it out loud, what an awful human being you are, you can’t walk around thinking you’re good, you piece of shit.
Hey there! I know that you are a makeup artist so I was just wondering if you had any recommendations of what make up is decent to use, especially foundation, my skin forever outbreaks and I have acne scaring and it just looks so horrible so any help would be very much appreciated. I love your work! x
I find Clinique skin care products are really good. In terms of foundation my absolute favourite is the benefit hello flawless liquid foundation. It’s around £25 I think! Concealer wise my favourite is M.A.C mineralize liquid concealer. It’s really good for hiding blemishes and tired eyes! Perhaps go into a mac store and get one of the MUA’s to talk you through some products. They should be able to show you different foundations etc to suit your skin type :) x
“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”—
Hilary Clinton says like an absolute legend. It’s a bit too normal how appearances are criticised and the degree to which such criticisms are perceived as valid.
It always says more about you than me and I’m glad Hilary found the words to explain it coherently. .
“I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.”—Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange (via tsunamics)