7 Reasons Not To Wear Makeup

In a world bombarded by mascara advertisements and bafflingly popular YouTube eyeshadow tutorials, it’s not hard to see how huge the cosmetics industry has become. Many women consider make-up an ‘essential’ part of their lives, but the fact of the matter is that it definitely isn’t. You can give it up.

This article is not a feminist rant about how women should stop aspiring to the unrealistic beauty standards set by the media and Hollywood (although that would be great, too). Nor is it a judgment or criticism of women who use cosmetics. This article is just here to provide some totally logical reasons not to paint your already beautiful face with make-up.

  1. Make-up is expensive

There’s no denying it, applying a full face of make-up, including touch ups on a daily basis is mega expensive. This study reveals that the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime. You could buy a new car, put a down payment on a studio apartment, or take a lavish trip around Europe with that kind of cash!

  1. Putting on makeup is time-consuming

Applying makeup steals precious minutes from your day. Minutes that could be spent doing other things. A coat of lip gloss and a bit of mascara is harmless, but applying a full face can really drain your time, especially if you take regular trips to the bathroom for touch-ups. The same study quoted above found that the average woman spends 20 minutes applying make-up each day. Added up over one year, that’s 121 hours! You could almost become fluent in another language with that time.

  1. It’s not good for your skin

Nobody likes leaving the house with giant zits on their face, but covering up blemishes with products containing chemicals is really counterintuitive. Your skin will not recover as fast as it should if you don’t let it breathe and heal naturally. After giving up make-up you’ll even find that your skin becomes less prone to irritation – you just need to break the cycle. Yes, there are organic, ‘natural-ingredients-only’ cosmetics available, but let’s be honest, not many people can afford to use this stuff exclusively (see reason 1).

  1. You should be able to feel comfortable with your natural face

This is a hard one, because simply ‘becoming okay’ with the way you look is a long-term process, particularly if you suffer from major body image hang-ups. However, it has to be acknowledged that if you’re embarrassed about your natural face, you have some issues to address. In a study polling 2,000 women, one in five said they would refuse to answer a knock on their door if they had no make-up on. That is worrying. If you can’t walk to your corner store or go to the beach without a full face of makeup, this may also apply to you. Try walking down your street without make-up. You’ll notice that nothing bad happens and nobody will care. Which brings us to our next point…

  1. Other people don’t care about or notice your make-up

It’s amazing that many (not all) women wear make-up to appear more attractive to the opposite sex, yet it’s difficult to find a man who prefers his partner in make-up. On a similar note, it’s probably even more difficult to find a fellow woman who thinks your face looks better coated in make-up. The point is this: nobody actually cares or notices if you’re wearing make-up or not, so why bother? In most cases, other people will even PREFER how you look without it. This doesn’t just apply to people you’re attracted to – the person interviewing you for a job doesn’t care, your family doesn’t care, the bus driver doesn’t care, and your friends certainly don’t care either.

  1. You won’t have to worry about stains

If you don’t wear makeup you’ll never have to fear make-up stains ruining your clothes again. Your white t-shirts will rejoice! You also won’t have to worry about staining your face when you cry or simply need to rub your itchy eye.

  1. You’re hot already

There is no need to wear make-up because you already look great! Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool who doesn’t deserve your time. Leave the house wearing a natural glow of confidence on your face instead and see how good it feels.

10 Instagram Wedding Accounts for inspiration

Thanks to social media, we no longer have to wait for copies of wedding pictures, brochures from event managers or sneak peaks from a live wedding before having access to all wedding themed pictures. From flowers to cakes, to wedding dress, social media has brought it all to out fingertips.
So if you are in need for some inspiration to plan that wedding, check out these 10 Instagram account to follow now.

How To Plan A Wedding

Photo credit: Jessica Lynn

A wedding is a lovely event that everyone looks forward to, but planning it isn’t an easy part. It involves so much work and takes a good amount of time. To be on the safe side always start planning your wedding 16 months before the big day, that way there would be sufficient time to handle unforeseen circumstances.
Here are basic steps you should follow and things to get done when planning for a wedding

5 Quick Additions To Your Hen’s Night to Make the Memories Last

A hen’s night is meant to be fun.

It is a night that isn’t meant to be taken too seriously, so the bride and all her closest friends can spend a night letting their hair down and escape from wedding planning stress.

If you’ve been put in charge of organising a hens’ for a bride-to-be, here are some easy tips to add a lot of fun and make it the night really feel like  a special event so if you’ve already found a great place to have your hen’s night here are some good tips to add those nice little bells and whistles.

10 Physical Reasons Why Your Sex Drive May be Diminishing before You’re Even Married

Not as interested in engaging in sexual activity as you once were? If you find that you’re dismissing your partner’s interest in sex, avoiding initiating it yourself or noticing you would rather read a magazine than heat things up between the sheets (for the fourth time this month), then you’re experiencing at least some time of physical and mental change that can decrease your sex drive.

Becoming a Fashion Stylist

Chances are if you’re following my blog that you’re quite into fashion, you probably follow a bunch of fashion blogs and probably dress pretty well, you get texts from your friends in changing rooms asking your opinion on a piece, you’re friends love borrowing your dresses and seem to never return them.

Well I was like you once, absolutely loving everything fashion – yet doing a day job that I didn’t really like. Then I realised that there are fashion stylist courses where you can become a personal stylist and they only take 12 months to complete.

Getting in touch with my spiritual side

So recently I’ve been on a bit of a mission to get in touch with my spiritual side… some recent events in my life have caused me to look for some meaning in life and think about the bigger picture of life rather than focusing on the day to day rat race.

So I’ve signed up to a local yoga studio, I’ve been practicing meditation every morning (almost every morning) and I’ve been getting some reiki treatment from a local Reiki Practicitioner in Melbourne.

Tips To Buying Wedding Dress Online

The usual wedding tradition of buying wedding dress involves walking into the store with your mother, trying on different dresses with the assistance of a sales person and seeing if it fits your expectation.

Another way would be by few clicks of a button on your computer and having the dress  brought over to your house where you can try it on. One good thing about this is,you would comfortably try on the dress and accessories without feeling someone is constantly watching you and making you uneasy.