Saturday, December 17, 2011

VAIN•GLO•RY (Latin, vanagloria):

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? ;)