Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Deep Pool with a Shallow End.

I feel a little self conscious that all I've posted about lately is makeup. I never intended this to be a blog about makeup. I really didn't intend for it to be a blog about anything really. That's where I've failed at keeping up with blogs in the past. I feel like if I give it a theme I eventually get bored and just give up.
I think it's important to identify that a person can have many different-and sometimes conflicting- aspects to their character. I struggle to balance the superficial and the more cerebral sides of my own personality. I do my best to look good. But I also care about nurturing my intellect and expressing myself creatively. I struggle with my ideas of feminism, and the role it plays in my life. I absolutely consider myself a feminist. But I like to wear a lot of makeup, do my hair, wear dresses and sometimes(when I forget how much they hurt) even heels. Am I just feeding into the idea that a woman is worth what she looks like? Sometimes I'm not sure how to reconcile these things. I took the problem to my mother and she made the point that men want to look good too. But I don't know of too many men who have as many Sephora Beauty Insider points as I do.
I'm not saying its bad to care about appearances. I just think that if you're going to love makeup like I do you need to check in with yourself and make sure you're still having fun.
I could go on, especially about my inner conflict regarding feminism. But I'm falling asleep, so maybe that will be another day. After I talk about my favorite mascara.

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