Sunday, 12 July 2015

You are beautiful

Okay, this is going to be a long one, so sit down and get yourself a hot chocolate.
We live in a society where we are constantly under surveillance about our appearance. Woman and girls are told that they're not good enough by magazines, television and even the schooling system. Beauty is defined as; a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. This can be taken in many different ways. Such as; we as a society (stereo-typically women but guys too) are told they have to fit into a certain 'group of people'. For example; we have to go to university to be smart, we have to wear makeup to be beautiful and if we are gay then we should we looked down on. 

Like truly beautiful woman once said: 
"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years".
Audrey Hepburn

It seems like these days beauty can be split into two segments. Inner beauty and external beauty could not be anymore different. Inner beauty describes how someone is on the inside. For example, if someone's personality is very loving, genuine and kind that would make them beautiful. If they were spiteful, judgmental and nasty that would make them ugly. Yet how come the most inner ugliness came come from the most externally beautiful people?

When looking at girls in society today, it seems like the need to be beautiful is their top priority. It is clear that he majority of females feel that to be beautiful, they need makeup.This is far from the truth. Don't get me wrong, I love makeup and I actually aspire to be a makeup artist when I'm older as I love the way it can transform a person but the idea of people feeling ugly without it makes me feel sick. I blame the media. 
Some people would argue that the reason we aren't satisfied with the way we look is all in the minds of women. However, society can influence a woman's body image through media representations. For example, all these celebrities in magazines with a 'flawless' complexion and unnaturally proportioned bodies (not naming names) are making young girls and females feel worthless and not good enough.

As the economy grows, as social media and technology. With the world literally at our finger tips, it's hard not to envy that girl you just followed on Instagram and her perfect skin. Or that other girl who just posted a picture of her in a little black dress (thigh gap included) on Tumblr.

Just remember that everyone is different and beautiful in their own way. The harsh reality is that you are probably always going to feel like some one else is better than you, when really they could be thinking the same about you. We are individuals and are designed to be just that 'individual'.

This was a collab with Floral Bee so make sure you check out her post and read her views.

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