Ok so first off, please excuse my French on the title of this blog post but I thought I would just share with you all some things that have started to really bother me lately. I must warn you; this is the biggest/strangest mix of topics you will ever come across! Lol!!!
I would like to bring to your attention a few things I call “BULLSHIT” on and since this is a Fashion & Lifestyle Blog, this affects my life so I thought I’d write about it 😛
Ok, so before I get my head bitten off by Beauty Bloggers worldwide, let me clear something up. I love contouring, I contour, I use contouring pallets and I own 3 of them. It’s so much fun to play around with and it really does give you definition. What have I added it to my bullshit list for? Because we have been shown so many celebrities with contoured faces and they all seem to have the most flawless faces you will ever see! Contouring is heavy duty makeup and more often than not it makes the face look cakey and full of harsh lines, unless seen on a hi-resolution camera or under the right lighting. It highlights and defines the face shape and in order to get the definition needed to contour, you need the shadowy effect, meaning heavy cakey makeup! It NEVER looks flawless to the bare eye so when I was contouring and following instruction precisely, could you imagine my disappointment when I didn’t walk away looking like Kim K? I looked more like a box of only brown, cream and yellow Crayons attacked my face and it accented the fine lines/wrinkles on my skin making me look worse! However, take to SnapChat and use the filter that everyone uses and it seems to drown out of all lines etc! It’s the only way to look flawless, use a filter!
Celebrities who make this huge deal about contouring are what have ruined it for me. They act like contouring is the holy grail when they forget that in order for them to look as good as they do, comes down to surgery more than makeup! Gives us “normal” women a false sense of what it should look like. That trend up there that Kim K is showing does not make the skin go from this:
This is down to good lighting & filters. Seeing this in the flesh would be like looking at the top image but smothered in makeup, I can guarantee it.
More often than not, the only tools you need to do any makeup are your fingers! You have no idea the amount of beauty bloggers out there that can be seen using their fingers to create their looks rather than use a brush. Again though, to clear up, I do use makeup brushes, I own them. However there are about 20 brushes that I have no idea what to do with! Especially eye make-up brushes. Why is there a need for about 15 different brushes for different things to do on the smallest part of the face? I don’t understand it at all. I am however a huge fan of the beauty blender!
To clarify what I mean, I am meaning the appearance of every cast member in Geordie Shore. When GS graced our screens back in 2011 do you remember these faces?
Well, they do NOT look like that anymore do they? This stumps me. They were offered these TV roles when they actually looked like that, so why now, have they all morphed into the same person? There is no individuality amongst them anymore. Why have they changed so much and why do they feel the need to mess around with their appearance at such young ages?? What was so wrong with them before? It really bothers me. Is it the pressure of seeing yourself on TV and hating what they see? It’s a shame.
Ok, I absolutely LOVE Teen Mom OG. I watch it religiously and I am the biggest backer of Catelynn & Tyler Baltierra! I can’t stand Farrah in the slightest! I remember when Teen Mom first started, Farrah actually followed me on Twitter, this was pre-porn and before she went nuts! Because I voiced an opinion on what she done with her daughters tooth (for those who haven’t seen/watched it, she gave her child £800 for one tooth from the “Tooth Fairy”) and because I said something about it on Twitter, she actually blocked me! Lol!!! Madness.
I never really watched any of the other Teen Mom’s, only a fan of the Original Girls.
Anyway, back to my point. Why is Teen Mom on my bullshit list? It’s the concept of the show, not the people who appear on it. I just think the lifestyle it has given the people that appear on the show now sways a lot of girls thinking they can be part of a TV show and live the life that they do. Not every young girl, I don’t mean that at all. But look at it this way: Catelynn & Tyler come from, in their words, “trailer parks and poor families” but now after their success on the show they are pretty well off and never have to worry about money. Same with the other girls, Farrah, Maci & Amber. They all have been given the opportunity to make a load of money from appearing on this show when originally it was supposed to show us what life is like to be a Teen Mom. I’m in no way saying that it has been an easy ride for them all, I watched them from the beginning and saw the struggles they all went through but the biggest factor in becoming a parent at any age, is the financial strain, which none of them will ever have now thanks to the show.
I really hope my point is coming across because I in no way want to offend anyone, especially the Teen Mom OG’s (not saying that I believe they will even read this LOL) But you get what I mean don’t you? Being a Teen Mom isn’t a lifestyle and no one should be paid to be so but that’s kind of, in essence, what’s made each of their careers.
BEAUTY BLOGGERS WHO USE MAKEUP APPS
I reckon we all as a nation, no matter who you are, use a filter. Filters are good, they make us look good and in turn we feel good. But, I am talking about bloggers who use makeup apps like YouCam Makeup and the likes. We normal folk turn to bloggers (mainly beauty bloggers) to learn the ropes on makeup skills and such, but if you are actually putting makeup onto your photos using a makeup app, this is just silly. Again with the false sense of what things are supposed to look like. Some of it is so noticeable too as if we can’t see the eye shadow that isn’t quite matched to where it should be or that we don’t see the flick of your eyeliner on your hair! Not cool!
I dropped my son off to a school disco a few weeks ago and he was there for around an hour and a half. When he came home I done the usual teasing asking him if he got a girlfriend and stuff, we laughed about it and then I asked him how it went. He said to me it was pretty boring because, get this “everyone was just sitting about on their phones”
I’m sorry, WHAT? This was a school disco for Primary 4 – Primary 7 kids.
I mean you know yourself how bad it is as an adult to be out somewhere with someone at parties or nights out and for someone to constantly be on their phones. I just cant believe that kids as young as 8 are being like this. School parties in my day were all about dancing, scoffing sweets and juice and trying to get a tiny little kiss off the boy you fancy! My son also told me that a girl he knows went home crying because her boyfriend was chatting to another girl from another class!! Jeez oh! As if they haven’t got enough to deal with at that age. I really hate this generation!
Ok, so I feel like I’ve just had a huge moan fest but my god do I feel so much better for it! Hahaha!!!
Does any of this stuff bother you? What kinds of things are grinding on you guys these days? I highly suggest doing a blog post about it because I feel so much better for typing this all out and getting it off my chest! 😀
My next blog post will be live in about 2 weeks and it’ll be more a fashion based one. It’s my birthday next month so I’m contemplating a Birthday Wish List, keep your eyes peeled 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the read and I hope I wasn’t too moody! Haha!!
Until next time,