frosting for your face

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of lipstick; in fact, now that my internship is over, wearing a daily bright lip is one of the things I’m most looking forward to.  (In addition to catching up on sleep, reading, and drinking copious amounts of coffee with fellow basic girls).

Anywho, I’ve been obsessed with bold colors forever, and I finally became courageous enough to wear them casually last school year.  Since then, some favorite shades have emerged—including Maybelline’s Carnation Cabernet (hot pink), CoverGirl’s Tempt (a red pink), Maybelline’s Bit of Berry (a dark plum pink), Rimmel’s Matte Kiss of Fire (Taylor Swift red), and my absolute favorite: Rimmel’s Matte 107 (a deep, vampy red).  I apparently do not tolerate noncommittal shades like nudes, pastels, or peaches.  Also, I may or may not have a problem.

such poor quality, so tumblr, so wow.

Lipstick is so cool.  I mean, you don’t really see much variation within eyeliner or foundation—and I’m not a huge fan of eyeshadow.  Lipstick makes women look confident, ambitious, and polished. It makes them look more distinct, and more unique.  It’s like wonderful, colorful frosting.

I’m pretty sure that lipstick is what turns uncollected 20 somethings into Professional Adult Ladies. Chapstick and lipgloss are so adolescent. (Also, there have been studies that show that lipstick enthusiasts tend to be more confident, and hold higher power jobs)!

Tress

p.s. I know that people say that guys don’t like it, or whatever.  That’s an absolute load of crap.  Do what you want; if a guy doesn’t have enough testosterone to deal with your lipstick, then he’s weak and you shouldn’t want him.

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a really awesome article + white gurl h8

a really awesome article + white gurl h8

I really, really love this. (*whispers* click on the title of this post.)

As I’m sure we’re all aware, there’s a lot of negativity directed to girls who are “basic”. Or just girls in general. What is the source of this negativity? Mostly other girls, of course.

Society would have us believe that all young women can be easily categorized and put away into neat little cubbies, like so many Fisher Price toys. Of these stereotypes, one of the most prevalent and ridiculed labels is that of the “white girl”. ( Aka females the habitually sport leggings and Ugg boots, and stop by Starbucks almost as frequently as they check Instagram on their white iPhones.)

Anywho, we as females are conditioned to think of the majority of our sex as being shallow and commonplace. We are taught that uniqueness and authenticity are rare traits amongst out species. We are encouraged to degrade girls who enjoy things that are considered to be too “mainstream”. (I’m not trying to be preachy… I am guilty of this as well.)

I think that’s all really sad.

I hope that one day we will all be able to look past our external qualities, and quit being so hard on ourselves and each other. (Down with the stereotypical cattiness and superficiality I say!)

– Tress