Angels – I’m back here with a chatty blog post. What a world we live in hey? I pray it heals for all our sakes..
it’s funny, the other day I started to think ‘what a shit show 2020 is’, then I stopped myself, I actually wrote a caption about gratitude etc etc and how important it is to count our blessings, especially at this time. I never posted it because it didn’t seem right to me, for whatever reason. Now I know, I’m feeling my emotions. Gratitude is so important, but right now, I’m not feeling it, and that is okay, I’m working through what I’m feeling and whether I’m wrong or right, whether I fuck up or not, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to be doing. I am here for a reason just like you, and even though things feel shit right now, I know it’s just preparing me for a happier, healthier destiny… also, I do remember the beautiful things I have to be thankful for, trust me I do, and I don’t take that for granted. But it’s okay to sit in your feelings for a bit, and allow them to heal you, rather than to suppress them, making things worse. Let your pain bring you power, take your power back and make a change.
Today I’m sharing a couple of makeup looks I’ve created this year, as part of a series I wanted to start here on the blog ‘Recreating My College Makeup Looks’. If you didn’t know, I studied makeup artistry at college a good few years ago and wow, when I say, I was not a natural. I only really took the course because I thought it seemed up my street, and I never really had much direction growing up. I never had a set career plan, or an idea of where I was headed, but one day, I’d seen other people share their college makeup pics and I thought hey, that looks like fun, so off I went…
Looking back on my old work, I am sure as with everything I have grown so much, and today I am sharing you two recreations of a floral look which, the original look, I shall not be sharing because 1 I did not do it on myself so it’s not a picture of me to share and 2 – well actually, that’s the only real reason LOL.
Anyway, this year, I recreated this look twice, which was originally inspired by this photo.
and honestly, neither of the recreations I’m that obsessed with. Like, I would not be posting them on my insta feed however, I am sharing them with the blog because it’s still progress and who knows where I’ll be this time next year – even better I intend.
Also, the look reflects a quote which is relevant right now, ‘Sometimes when we find ourselves in a dark place, we tend to think we are buried. Perhaps we have been planted – Bloom’. I believe the original goes like this – ‘Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted’ and was said by Christine Caine. This is so relevant right now. I feel in a dark and lonely place right now, I’m trying my best but I’m consumed by negativity and that’s okay. I don’t see the way forward but I will, and all I can do is to continue to try my best and use this experience to better myself and my life, to take my power back. I want to live in a world where we are all free, free to love who we love and be who we are, free to live life how we want to live without struggle….. sometimes I look at the world and I think, this is not how it should be. Of course, be kind, always, treat people with kindness and don’t harm others but other than that, really… people should not be suffering the way they are.. I want more freedom, more good health, more wealth, more happiness and more personal power for everyone.
BUT ANYWAY, with that being said, it’s time to share my makeup looks!
So this is my first recreation –
and this is my second –
in the second I wore some cute galaxy contact lenses which don’t show up too much in the photos – I purchased them here. So fun!
In all honesty, neither of these recreations turned out 100% how I wanted them to, the second one I feel looked good in person but it didn’t translate too well over photos, however, it’s still 10000x better than the look I did when at college. LOL.
I can’t wait to recreate some more!
Which look is your favourite?
How are YOU feeling today?
Remember my comments are always open if you need someone to talk to.
Love you lots,
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