The desire to be important and/or attractive to others; Also known as: Vanity. Associated with the Seven Deadly Sins, the term vainglory, or vanagloria, is a derivative of PRIDE - the 7th and most "deadly" of the seven sins.
Vanagloria is a term tainted by negative connotations. It is pretty much half of a deadly sin, after all. The truth is, all of us feel and experience vanity at some point in our lives. We're only human, and sometimes it can make us feel so damn good.
And that, my friends, is what should be most important - to feel good about yourself.
Personally speaking, a lack of self-esteem has always been the giant mountain blocking me from being fully content with my life. It wasn't really until I started my "makeup experiments" that I started gaining a little self-esteem. Some will say that makeup is no way to truly gain esteem - that it somehow seems a bit contradictory to love yourself by altering your appearance. Maybe that's somewhat true, but in my opinion, whatever helps. After all, it's not always about how you look, it's about how you feel. And you know what? I've been feeling pretty damn good about myself lately. I may not be the best at makeup by any means, but at the end of the day, I see the beauty of inspiration and I feel proud of myself for it. Feeling good and accepting yourself is always the first key towards happiness.
So, be vain. Love yourselves. Find happiness.
Just don't be a b*tch about it, okay? ;)
Saturday, November 12, 2011
For as obsessed as I am with makeup, you'd think i'd been doing it for years. Technically, i'd say i'm still at a newbie status. Regardless of that, I have gotten a pretty overwhelming amount of cred from my friends for whatever skills I have developed within the last year of my makeup practice.
I have considered making my life as an obsessed makeup junkie public for some time now. It started with simply posting my makeup experiments on Facebook to share with my friends. While I would absolutely LOVE to post tutorials on YouTube, like the many makeup gurus I've watched for years do, I realistically just don't have the invisible female balls to do that. At least not yet. So, I think starting a makeup blog is the next best thing for me - share my obsession on a wider scale while still staying (relatively) hidden behind my computer. After all, what the hell, right?
So, here goes nothing.