just a friendly reminder that looks can be deceiving! :)
a girl messaged me about a week ago on dailybooth and said, “if I had your face, my life would be complete.”
and I couldn’t help but think, “well, if I actually looked like that, then my life would probably be complete too.”
but I don’t.
I don’t think you guys realize how much of my appearance (and most girls on the internet’s appearances) is just straightened hair, pretty makeup, and push-up bras.
I don’t like showing myself without makeup because I feel ugly. but I also don’t like taking compliments that I don’t really deserve, so I wanted to show you guys the difference between fresh-out-the-shower sarah, and all-dolled-up sarah.
granted, I don’t do myself up like that every day; I haven’t got the time or the energy. most days I just look like this.
I had an anon earlier who said nobody notices her because she isn’t “tumblr pretty.”
well anon, most girls aren’t. you just have to fake it til you make it.
that is, sadly, how the world works.
Submitted by dayanatuna
I find the fascination/obsession of the west with ‘good look’ or may I say CondeNast - and all the other media outlets that subscribe to the patriarchal white hegemony - definition of ‘good look’ revolting and heartbreaking. The fact that we - women in particular- are pressured to being a certain size, a certain skin-tone, having a bikini-ready body, a cake up face, body parts that defy gravity …. in order to be deemed decent and acceptable as human being and deserving of attention, love and respect is fucking killing us !! No wonder the skyrocketing number of eating disorder, body issues, depression and suicide.