After a couple of weeks of miscommunication and persons who think that they know who I am and were I stand, based on feeble information, I felt somewhat angry, but also proud to see how Jamilla Camel handles the situation with her troll (this post).
I, as most readers know, do not post my face on my beauty blog. It has partly to do with my lack of self-esteem, the need to stay semi-anonymous and also, that persons with bad intentions would not use my face for other purposes.
The fact that I want to stay semi-anonymous is that some people feel the urge to pigeonhole you based on certain characteristic, which, personally, I find this very shallow and lacking interest in the real human being behind certain behavioural aspects or characteristics. I like makeup, period, and I am not ashamed by showing a bit of vanity. Does that make me an airhead or does that drop my IQ level with 10 points? I do not think so.
So why am I vain? Well, even the most hardcore non-cosmetic user, anti-vanity person is aware that beauty, health and a reflection of happiness matters in our contemporary societies (Western, Asian, African, etc etc). If my face glows, it makes a better impression than if my face is covered with red splots and weary eyes...although I do not hesitate to do my groceries au naturelle when I do not feel up to do my makeup.
So, for some people I am too vain, and other people would hand me a whole list of 'improvements' I could make to look 'more beautiful', 'more Western' or even...forgive my French...'more pornstar-esque'.
However, I do not think it is valuable to listen to various people too much, because they themselves are hardly consistent in what is beautiful or not (some opinions change as the weather), are sometimes not the persons I consider to be style-icons themselves and blatantly...are not even that important in my life.
People who matter, or the loved ones, are important. My boyfriend often suggest that I should not switch skincare products too much and stick to something that works, as my skin is too sensitive. He is actually very right about this. These suggestions are very helpful and valuable.
As far as blogging, I love to write about products that could actually work for a person with genuine flaws. It is ok to hear a gorgeous, young saleswoman say that the eyecream works for her and her undereye circles, but I doubt if these flawless person actually know and experiences what an undereye circle is...
I also love the blogging community of beautybloggers. We share similar interest in beauty, and often in food and travel as well. It is so nice to see if a Lunasol items gets thumbs up before you splash out on a product you have never seen before in real life.
So, that will be all of my rant for today, and probably the whole year ;P! I will draw the winner of the contest in the afternoon, so I will post the winner in a few hours.
As for now, stay strong and beautiful (your own terms of beauty, that is)