Embracing Your Soon-To-Be Trends

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The other morning while I was getting ready for work, I thought about how months ago (maybe a year?), I did not understand the obsession with eyebrows. I didn't know why they mattered to people so much. I had plucked mine, but I wasn't drawing them on or filling them in at all. Nada.

But now here I am, June 2015, and I not only use eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows, but I sometimes even use Maybelline's Browdrama to complete the look.

It got me thinking about how there are girls out there who have naturally thick eyebrows, and before thick eyebrows were "in," it's possible that they felt a little self conscious about it, since thinner eyebrows were what was more common. But now that's the look that everybody is trying to have, and the girls who were scoffed at are now envied.

Thick eyebrows, full lips, big butts. These are three pretty big trends right now, but they weren't always traits that people strived for. Girls with fuller, bigger lips might have spent years wishing that they were smaller... then Kylie Jenner came along and made them "cool." Now the trait that they spent so much time wishing they didn't have is "the look." It's what people want. And what people want changes all the time, so why even try to meet it?

We need to not only accept ourselves but love ourselves — all of ourselves. Embrace the things that you may be embarrassed of, because they're all enviable to somebody, and they're all beautiful.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't wear make up or try out the new trends; it means making sure that you are doing those things because you want to and because it makes you happy. Don't worry about anybody else.

Satisfy yourself, accept yourself, love yourself.

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