Sunday, 6 January 2013

Appreciation and Society

Isnt it funny how you don't appreciate something until its gone?

Hi guys, today Im going to discuss a topic which has been bugging me, appreciation. Now you may be thinking "well what has this got to do with beauty?" Well it can be, its like you wake up in the morning, do your makeup until you realize . I'VE RUN OUT OF FOUNDATION now if you didn't run out, this wouldn't of crossed your mind you would of done your makeup and thats that, but you just expect it to be there ready to use and you wouldnt of appreciated having it in the first place. Or if you were going to wash your face, you would expect the water to be there...

This is what happened to me! For the past couple of weeks our household has not had any hot water, so no hot shower, no hot baths, no washing up water, no hot water to wash your hands. And its made me realize how much we just expect things to be there, we need to realize how lucky we were to have hot water in the first place. People still live on this planet who don't have hot water or clean water or basic food. Were as we just expect to have it. Spaghetti Bolognase is not an essential, Lush products arn't essentials, these are privileges. And I feel that society has taught us to expect to have these things, we are so lucky to have what we have, but we don't think about it until its taken away from us.

We rely on these things/products and don't stop to see how lucky we really are! I mean look around you, you clearly own a laptop/computer/phone or you wouldn't be reading this in the first place, my cat is purring away next to me, if I wasn't as lucky as I am she wouldn't be here and I wouldn't be able to afford her.

What im trying to say when it comes down to it is, don't complain about not having the newest Foundation/Lipstick. Appreciate and use the ones you do have and just be thankful for having a roof over your head, the hot water in the pipes and the food on your table.

Appreciate what you have while you have it, because one day it might not be there anymore.

Our society has taught us that its not fashionable to leave the house without makeup, its not fashionable to get your clothes/accessories from a charity shop, its not fashionable to buy your makeup from pound-land.

So what if you don't wear makeup? So what if you buy your clothes from a charity shop? So what if you buy makeup from pound-land. Society has turned into something very ugly lately and it makes me sick to think people will look down on you if you don't wear the latest fashion, wear what you want to wear because you can! Just because its not the in thing to do doesn't mean its wrong.

Take the Urban Decay Naked palette/Naked II palette for example, whats the point in spending over £30.00 if you can buy basically exactly the same product for £4.00. We think these brands are luxury, high-end brands when in fact they are exactly the same as the drugstore brands just majorly over priced. We don't buy for the product anymore we buy for the name of the Brand. You more likely to watch to someone YouTube who spends loads of money on these brands than a person who never buys makeup for more than £10.00. Why? because we are very shallow people. And we seem to think the bigger the price tag is the more experienced they seem. No, these people have the money to splash out everyday on expensive brands, but it doesn't mean their better than than anyone else at applying makeup it just means they have a higher income than others.

Never judge a book by its cover, just because a makeup artist uses cheap makeup doesn't mean their a bad makeup artist.

Remember this and you wont be as shallow as society will have you believe.

Thanks for reading and im sorry if I offended anyone I just wanted to put my point across.

Post soon! Love Dannie xx



  1. this is really well written and so true we do take things for granted and donts appreciate what we have

    1. i know i just wanted to stand back and realize how easy we have it!


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