Sunday, 29 May 2016

WHITE LINES | MAKEUP INSPIRATION AND COMPARISON CHAT


White lips, pale face. 
Breathing in the snowflakes. 
Burnt lungs, sour taste. 

I have writer's block, or maybe that's the wrong term. I never run out of ideas, in fact I almost always have about seventeen post titles and outlines written out in the Notes app on my phone. But for some reason, none of these ideas seem particularly appealing right now. I read a lot of blogs and I am sorry to admit that I have committed the cardinal sin of comparison. Don't do it. Never compare yourself to other people because you will always find yourself lacking, and that is where I am at right now. I am in hate with my blog. So, instead of uploading a drafted post that I won't do justice to, I thought I would share a makeup inspiration style post instead. I have been obsessed with white accents in makeup, whether it is liner or lip art I think white is exquisite, it conjures up dreamy images of wedding dresses and ice cream, plus it contrasts gorgeously against skin and fluttery, dark eyelashes.





I hope you love these looks as much as I do, you don't see many people rocking solid white lips and I think that is a damn shame. Drug Lord Velour Liquid Lipstick ($18) from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, a matte pure white liquid lipstick, has to be one of the coolest makeup products in existence, I challenge you to find something cooler. The best thing about liquid lipsticks, aside from their survive-a-nuclear-war staying power and sexy matte finish, is that you can also use them as an eyeliner. Be careful of course, but I have seen many makeup artists and enthusiasts use a variety of liquid lipsticks to create a cool colourful liner effect.

I want to step outside my comfort zone, I want to reach for the stars. This is starting to sound like a cheesy S Club song, but I have such a clear idea in my mind of what I want my blog to be and in reality it couldn't be further from that. I should stop bashing it, it's not the worst, but it's not the best either, you know? I like to be comfortable, every day I wear the same kind of clothes and the same kind of makeup because I don't dress for any real reason. I dress to get through the day, and that is a bad attitude to have. I own so much makeup and use so little of it, it makes no sense. It's a disgrace. 

I need to start doing things that I say I am going to do and stop making excuses for myself. For instance, I want to get a proper camera as I feel my blog would benefit from it. I also want to stop feeling ashamed that I blog, am I the only one who feels this? Blogs are a dime a dozen in this modern age, not being a blogger is close to being considered a rarity but for some reason I'm quite cagey about it. I never discuss it with people, ever. If someone mentions it, instantly I feel embarrassed and try to steer the topic in a different direction. I have no clue why I react so strongly to the mention of something that has been a part of my life on and off for about three years now.  

Comparison is the biggest waste of your time, however, we all succumb to it at some point. I want to share a quote with you I read somewhere a while ago, it resonated with me so I wrote it down. Stop comparing, start creating. The only person who has the power to hold you back and limit you is yourself, don't ever listen to other people's negative bullshit, even your own. I am absolutely an advocate for constructive criticism as long as it comes from a good place, but if it doesn't help you then don't listen to it. Focus on getting better, put all your energy into your goals and they will become a reality. I hope you enjoyed this utter mess of a post. Happy Bank Holiday. Take care.

Have any thoughts on cameras, apathy and social/blogger comparison?

Love ❤
Kiran

P.S. Normally I would leave my links here, but I have decided I hate doing that. If you want to follow me, it's easy enough. I hate feeling like I am forcing it down people's throats. Lots of love. 
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9 comments

  1. Omg that look with the white design on the lips is incredible! I definitely need to get me some white makeup X
    www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I know exactly what you mean about somehow feeling stupidly ashamed or embarrassed of being a blogger. I think it's because most non-bloggers have only heard of bloggers/Youtube like Zoella and co or Jaclyn Hill etc and think it's all fluffy makeup tutorials and free things. Which we all know is not quite the case and not even the case for those bloggers I just mentioned! I'm very cagey about my blog too - I find it hard to explain to people in my family and real-life friends although I'm quite comfortable putting everything on the internet for strangers to see? Haha.

    Anyway, I'm glad you've written this post to help give you motivation, but don't beat yourself up - you're only human and you're right, don't compare your blog to other people's - only compare it to what it was yesterday and improve on that!

    Have a lovely week :)
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, it is so comforting to hear I am not the only one. I love your website and can't thank you enough for commenting. It means so much to me xxx

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  3. I love the white eyeliner!

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  4. I love the look of Drug lord, and you are so right, it is the coolest thing, I LOVE how you can mix it and create a custom lip too, it really is an incredible product. And I must admit I am awful for comparing too, so so bad. I really need to stop!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  5. You're definitely not the only one who gets embarrassed about being a blogger, it can be really difficult to explain to those who don't blog or only know of the bloggers with millions of followers! It can be so difficult, and you are so right - if negativity doesn't help you to focus and motivate you, don't listen to it! Lovely post and inspo!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  6. Beautiful!! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for the latest post!

    www.loveolia.com

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  7. I'm not into white lips but I love white eye liner. I used to do that back in college to make my eyes look brighter :)

    STYLE VANITY

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