Sometimes the beauty-to do list can start to feel like a little much. For today's beauty spirituality post here are our thoughts on how the beauty game feels out of touch sometimes, and how we stop feeling like there's so much we have to "fix".
We love magazines and we love beauty products – we have since we were young. We always thought that the beauty media would grow as we grew, that it would become more inclusive, more realistic, and be there like an older sister as we get older, walking us through our changing bodies and looks. But we feel that it hasn't. A quick google of 'beauty magazines' proves that not much has changed in the way media has approached how we (mostly women) should look. Perfection still rules.
Beauty isn't only about products or perfection, or youth. We are so over perfection and we're overwhelmed at all of the things we're supposed to be doing. We think that the point of beauty isn't to look perfect, it's to take ownership of our bodies. It's not about accentuating best points and "forgiving" the rest, but to love ourselves and do what feels right. We want to remind you of this: You are what you are and you are fine – however you decide to be.
We want to create a beauty media that is realistic, helpful, and non-conforming. We don't do all the things we're told to. And to be honest we're tired of being told what to do. Sometimes we look in the mirror and decide that a bit of blush is all we need, or maybe we go bare-faced just for the hell of it. We're all about the basics and simple tips, but we're also all about taking it with a grain of salt and getting on with life. That's what's beautiful to us.
So if you ever feel overwhelmed at keeping up with trends, the extreme beauty routines of celebrities, needing to get into shape to get a 'perfect' body, or wishing that your hair was fuller, longer, curlier, better, take a breather and remember, that perfection isn't the goal, it's overrated and pretty underwhelming when you really think about it. You are lovely - just as you are.