I see complaints about others wearing makeup all the time. Common arguments, like ‘you’re hiding!’, because bright lipstick apparently means I’m insecure. That I’m lying, because I was trying to fool you into thinking that this pale fuck was born with thick black eyelashes.
What does it matter if I change my appearance? Is the way I look so tied into my being that it changes who I am? Am I not the same person whether I’m wearing lip balm or lipstick?
Maybe the woman I am today has dark eyes and perfect skin. Maybe tomorrow I will be demure and pink-cheeked and freckled, and maybe the next day I just won’t give a shit how I look. Maybe those are all facets of who I already am.
A man can wear sweatpants one day and a suit the next, and nobody calls the suit a deception.
I have the power to control the way others perceive me, so why should I let genetics be in charge when I know myself so much better? Should I allow myself to be confused for someone seven years younger in the name of ‘honesty’?
It’s all just a costume with the intent of revealing my true self. My true self just happens to have purple lips some days.
Anonymous asked: what are some of your favorite tumblrs or blogs for makeup photos? celeb/runway/real people.. i ask cause you often have cool makeup photos on your sidebar :)
Ooh those are some of my favorite kinds of blogs to follow please let me know of any cool ones I don’t mention!
I like fixated on fashion, makeup is an art, beauty student, and powderdoom to name a few.
They all post some pretty cool editorial makeup photos, which I get SO INSPIRED BY ugh I just want to bleach my eyebrows and shave my head and wear neon eyeshadow all over my face and call it a day. I probably won’t, but I mean… A girl can dream!
egettinger asked: I can't for the life of me get the stippling motion down that you used to make your autumn flower tutorials. It always comes out shit! Help meeee!
Super light hand! Rest your wrist on your work area, desk, whatever, while you do it so you have a lot of control over your motions. Practice on paper! It definitely takes some time to get used to it, but I promise you can do it!
Honestly it’s almost like your hand is vibrating from the wrist? It’s hard to explain, but you’ll get it! I BELIEVE IN YOU!!
Anonymous asked: I think you said you had a nintendo ds..? is it ds or 3ds? what're your favorite games?
I have a 3ds! The only games I have for it are pokemon games, so those, I guess. I don’t really know anything about gameboy games! I really want the zelda 3ds game though! It’s set in the Link to the Past world, and that was the first video game I really remember playing and loving, and I’ve loved all the zelda games I’ve played, so I think I need to add it to my Christmas list. Thanks for reminding me haha!
Anonymous asked: For some reason I have it in my mind that you are Canadian, even though I know you aren't. You seem kind of Canadian. This isn't a question or even nail related, sorry.
I like the way you’re talking about how you feel like I’m Canadian (i almost just spelled that conadian what?) and you ended the message with sorry.
also i find this hilarious for some reason. i think it’s probably a compliment to be thought of as canadian, i can’t think of any bad stereotypes about them. THANK!
ashleighjadesmith asked: I knew exactly who your new video was about before it even started! Hah I recognised the design when she first posted it because I'd recreated it from you before myself. I don't like to be bitchy or mean about people I don't know but every time she goes on about being an 'inspirational manicurist' or something I think 'Yeah but you didn't get that by being honest!' I don't know she just ugh. Anyway your designs are amazing compared to anything she does :) your by far my favourite nail artist :)
Thanks so much! Honestly I felt like the video needed to be made regardless of any specific people, and I hadn’t intended for it to go there, but…. I couldn’t help myself. I’m not over it haha.