Recently I’ve been coming into contact with the word feminism a lot. A good friend of mine, Lisa, has refered to herself as a feminist since I first met her, and I’d always rigidly reply that I was definitely not. Turns out I just needed an eye opener, to educate myself on what exactly it means. Let me share my journey towards becoming a feminist!
The moment when I pick up a package and find out it’s a Cozy Mug tea box, I get SO excited! This is definitely my favourite subscription box and I dare say my favourite packages of all. This month it turned out to be Halloween themed, woop! Let me show you what’s inside!
It’s time for some brain picking and opinion sharing. Today I want to tackle the issue of wearing makeup, and mainly the reasons why we do it.
The first thing you probably want to say right now is “Me! I wear makeup for me!”. I personally can’t agree with that straight away, without arguments. When I’m alone, I don’t wear makeup. I wear it when I go out the door because it sends a message that I’m clean and put together, “made an effort”. I really can’t say I wear my everyday, natural looking makeup just for me.
A while back, there was a power outage at my parents’. I wasn’t prepared for it so I hadn’t charged my phone or laptop. What I really wasn’t prepared for though, were my own feelings about the loss of electricity. I was expecting to feel less comfortable without warm water, television, and internet. I was not expecting the mild panic that hit me as the power went out.
It hit me just how much my life is controlled by electricity. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an amazing thing to have and I love the comforts it offers me. It was just a really big slap in the face to realise I felt lost for a moment, wandering around not knowing what to do. I have been playing with a certain thought for a while, and this realisation has driven me to actually give it a go. I’m going to introduce blackout night into my life.
I feel attacked by pop culture. Bombarded with slurs ranging from “stick figure” to downright “f*** the skinny b****es”. Not that I take the opinions of Nicki Minaj or Meghan Trainor to heart much, but they’re undeniably influential figures and there are definitely people who do. I do, however, take some other people’s opinions to heart. People on my Facebook timeline, for example.