Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Are you a Biased beauty?

"You have to let go of who you were to become who you are."-Stacy London

Imagery- Using descriptive or figurative language especially in literary work.
Imagery to a writer is like a basket to a ball, one just can't exist without the other. Writers use imagery to help transform a long passage of just words into a vivid scene unraveling in your head, by using hidden descriptive words or phrases to help paint a mental picture. But some words don't need support from fancy figurative language to create this mental image because the meaning alone says it all. When you first read the words Makeup, Fitness, and Style, what picture do you paint in your head? A pretty face, A bombshell body, or modelesque clothing? Although our views may be different, these three topics all have one thing in common. They all have something to do with appearance or the way we present ourselves to other people. But the big question here is, Is this really a bad thing. If you've read any of our previous posts (if you haven't then you definitely should do that, only after you finish this post) you would know that last question we asked you pretty much contradicts everything we've written about so far. We try to show women you don't need makeup or the perfect body to feel beautiful and that your clothes don't define you as a person BUT wearing makeup, working out, and splurging on those sexy red stilettos you've had your eye on for years doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. After some much needed soul searching and by soul searching I mean watching a marathon of "What not to wear" on Netflix, I began to realize something. The building block of every great outfit isn't in the makeup, the body, or even the outfit itself. A great outfit starts with confidence. Everything else is just an accessory. It's kinda like layering an outfit. Before you add any accessories, or clothing, you need to start with the basics or the "essentials" and then you can keep adding layers and layers until you feel happy about the way you look. In this situation when I say "essentials" I'm obviously referring to your confidence while all the accessories or clothing is referring to your makeup, body, or clothing. What we said in our previous posts are still true. You don't need makeup, a perfect body, or a professional stylist to feel good about yourself, because feeling good about yourself isn't about appearance but accepting that you are who you are and realizing that that's a wonderful thing. When you truly embrace who you are, wearing makeup isn't about hiding your insecurities but enhancing your natural features. Working out isn't about achieving the perfect model body but maintaining good health and your clothing isn't about setting trends but showcasing an amazing personality. Your personality. My main goal in creating this campaign was to help women everywhere no matter who you were or what you looked like feel confident in their own skin without creating bias towards another person views or interests in the process. I wanted to show you can support a positive self body image, wearing makeup, working out, and dressing up all at once with no bias or judgement. But remember there's a fine line between am I doing this for myself or am I doing this to please someone else. If you want to wear makeup do it because, one it makes you happy, two to enhance your natural beauty and not to combat your insecurities or to try to impress someone else, (Unless you're at a job interview, then please dress to impress) Exercise because you want to feel and look healthy not because you want to look like some Victoria's secret model, and pick clothing that makes you feel confident when you wear it, not just because that's whats in this season. When you start doing things for yourself and not other people you become your own person and suddenly all the judgement and disgusting comments become insignificant and irrelevant because you accept who you are and you value yourself inside and out which not only radiates to everyone around you, but can also help you in the dating department. So instead of listening to all the negative insults embrace the positive compliments. Stacy London said " Your self-esteem won't come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while and look for another reflection like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you." And she's right people view you differently than you view yourself, so when you can get opinions from the people who admire who the most maybe, just maybe you'll be able to see yourself in a different light and finally start to accept who you are inside and out. Starting some time this month we will be posting more fitness tips and tricks to help you feel happy and healthy again. We're also getting ready for the #getfitforfebruary challenge starting this January (I hope you're ready for that!) So follow @beauty_breaking on twitter for more sneak peeks challenges and updates, Can't wait to hear from you all!!        

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