But You Look Fine

I don't always love my body. Sometimes I feel fat and use the word against myself as if it were the worst insult I could fling. Sometimes I beg my husband for reassurance that I'm beautiful, even though I know he always thinks I am. 

I know what you're thinking: "Didn't this girl just write a whole body positive piece?"

I can also guess at your next thought: "What? No! You're so beautiful!" or "Ugh. Nebach. You don't even know what it's like to be really fat."

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Makeup Free Monday

I love makeup. I believe makeup application is an art, which is why makeup professionals are called artists. I think it's unfair that makeup and its artistry are trivialized because it's a women's art. It's not fair.

I'm also critical of the fact that the beauty industry thrives on making women feel bad about ourselves and convincing us that our bodies are problems that need to be solved. Example: no one would buy hair removal products if we didn't believe that there is something wrong with our body hair. But body hair is a whole other post. What I want to talk about is makeup.

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Trying Tuesday

I’m a fan of transparency, no smoke and mirrors, no pretending. I like to tell it how it is. Do I try to get the most flattering shot and adjust the lighting and pick looks and strike poses that make me look my best? Absolutely. Do I try to focus on the good and avoid using the captions on this blog to vent my frustrations? Of course. But I also like to use this space for good and to provide inspiration, both aesthetic and spiritual, and to do that I have to be honest that life isn’t always rosy. Some days it’s hard to be and feel productive, some days I’m not in the mood to get dressed, and you know what? I don’t always like my body. There, I said it.

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