This blog post is way different than others. Let’s say this is no makeup post – literally and figuratively. This post is rather about some of my thoughts about 2020 and the world we lived in. Also, on a September 2020 I was honoured to be a guest in ‘Nauka XXI wieku’ podcast which means in English ‘The science of XXI century’. We’ve been chatting about image and if it can be a science.
This blog is mainly for a products reviews, testing and providing useful make-up hacks. Always remember, that you should buy new products only when you really need them. This blog should help you to find a right product for you, but don’t encourage you to buy when you don’t need it. Remember – only minimalism can save the world!
Did you know, that first blog is believed to exist in 1991? Facebook was invented only sixteen years ago in 2004 and a YouTube a year later. I think those online spaces are still stray. Sometimes we let ourselves to spend to much time surfing on internet and we sacrifice a huge part of our real lives to be online.
Sometimes our real live is not so real anymore. We are more online than offline – scrolling up and down, watching celebrities lives instead to get the insight in our own. But there is also a good side – face time, catch up with overseas friends and family, knowledge reached by one click and a lots more.
I would like to encourage you in upcoming 2021 to reach only for stuff which are the most valuable and best for you. Get some insight in your life and focus on that. Don’t believe in everything what Instagram or Facebook show you. Pop culture, image and appearance are seems to be the most important in our lives. We are trying to reach the perfect body, perfect hair, perfect skin… Sometimes it is really hard to be perfect, but social media says – you can do it!
We fell in love with celebrity lifestyle, we are trying to be always up to date with every detail of their lives. We believe they are alwas happy, wealthy, they can do everything. Materialism sometimes forces us to think that we feel degraded and our life has no sense anymore. ‘To have’ becomes more important than ‘to be’.
Well. You can’t say that image makes no difference. Image has a huge power and everything is about image these days. What’s the most important? Skin. Skin is the biggest organ of our body and you have to take proper care about your skin. Healthy skin means healthy life. Skin is tightly connected to image. In society, people who are considered as healthy and pretty can live more successful life (scientifically proved!).
The most important is to be authentically. You have to be inside what you are outside. You have to love yourself, because in other case it is hard to love anyone else. Your image should make you to feel good, to be healthy, to invest in your personal growth.
Every person has a different natural features. You have to enhance what’s your natural beauty, but the power is always inside. Audrey Hepburn used to say:
I believe that happy girls are the pretties girls.
Your image should be also the only true way to get to know yourself better – to accept, appreciate, show the way. Ask yourself – why would you like to look nice and pretty? Why would you like to have a healthy skin? For whom? The answer is only one – do it for you, other cases you’re not authentic and you won’t be happy.
Beaing a make-up artist means, than you are the part of this wealthy industry. Being a bloger means taking money from sponsors, living inside the world full of consumerism and sell products. It’s all about money. My work? It is all about image. I am always trying to enhance natural features of the face. I am always looking for something more, something hide inside my client, the natural inside power which leads women to smile and feel good in their own skin.
Taking all of this under consideration I would like to wish you in new, 2021 just to be yourself. 2020? You’ve made it. It was a tough year. But you’ve made it and you’ve made it good. You should be proud of yourself and feel this power and energy to do better in 2021. Your path wasn’t easy. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You’re stronger now. You’re smarter, more powerful, more self conscious. Be proud of who you are what you’ve achieved. You are powerful – have an amazing 2021!
More about image you can listen (in Polish) in podcast with @boryskozielski. I was honoured to be a guest. Podcast is on Spotify (click), Apple Podcast (click) or just online (click).