So I posted this photo on my Askfm the other day and it was about posting a pic when you wake up. Someone commented that I looked "horrid", cos usually I have makeup on.
Well, I guess I should've known this was coming and I'm used to these comments. But "horrid" is just a new level of harshness for me. I'm not posting this to gain attention, I only posted it for fun and in response to a question. I never said I was pretty, I know my face better than you haha.
But you should know that no one in this world looks so bad that you can label them as "horrid". Tell me, who really ever wakes up looking flawless like Beyoncé, unless you're Beyoncé herself? Lol. Well, I'm sorry for scaring you because I don't slap my makeup on as soon as I wake up, so what's the problem here? Also, it's not a crime to love makeup. Makeup is meant to boost your confidence, a canvas to showcase your creativity, and that canvas is your face. For me, makeup is just a basic courtesy to not only look good, but feel good about yourself and be presentable to those you're meeting. You don't want people to not take you seriously when you look tired and haggard, right? Of course, don't be so obsessed to the point that you wear makeup to sleep just to wake up looking good. Sleeping with makeup on is bad for your skin. Some say makeup is bad when girls wear too much of it, but when girls don't wear makeup, they get critisized for looking bad/tired/sick. Like, whatchu want huh?
But it really got me thinking. We are all so caught up with living the glamorous lives and we are so obsessed with sharing only the good and happy things on our social media sites, that we don't really know what's real and what's not anymore, right? When we eat plain bread or plain rice, we don't post those as often as those pretty cafe food. When we're sick, when we're home in our comfy clothes with no make-up, bunned up hair and eating unglamorously while watching embarrassing dramas, it doesn't get as much "insta-worthy" likes. So we don't really post these pics. But why are we so shy about it? It's normal, everyone does that at home.. Right? I know I'm guilty of these "glamorous" social media postings too but it's still a point to ponder. Society is so weird with the norms it dictates, huh? There's just no pleasing everyone - how true.
To me, as a blogger, if he or she doesn't dare to post a pic of their bare face, don't you think it calls for suspicion already? A blogger is supposed to be honest and real when giving reviews and opinions. I could've edited that photo before I posted it. I could've edited any of my photos before I post them on my blog. But, no. I choose to stay honest. I never want to con anyone into buying anything that doesn't work for me or maybe them.
By the way, if this "horrid" photo gives you an eyesore, you're welcome to close this tab and/or unfollow me. :)
Disclaimer: I'm not trying to sound victimized here. I just need an outlet to rant. You can't criticize how someone looks, it's so disrespectful! You can choose not to read, it is MY blog after all. But I know, whatever I write, someone's gonna comment and shoot me anyway, so might as well~ Btw, if you have something to say, would appreciate it if you could say it to my face and not do it anonymously :) #justsaying