Society has these shitty, unrealistic expectations of women.
Be thin, glow, flawless skin, desirable, beautiful, tough, sexy, dumb, smart, whore-y, virginal, WHATEVZ. Over it.
Sometimes though, when I'm able to move beyond the grand stupidity of it all, I come to realize that I enjoy the idea of feeling pretty. And here are the tools I use to feel this way.
JIN SOON NAILPOLISH shown with the HANDSY EARRINGS: Please believe me when I say I know a thing or two about nail polish. I have tried every single brand, color, design. This is the absolute best polish I have evz tried. Only one coat is needed (!!!), leaving you with glossy, gorg color. This particular color I snagged from the gift bag at the Tess Giberson show. It's sorta a galactic navy which is nice for when you're PMSing or wanting to feel tough.
LAKSHMI PERFUME OIL by the GODDESS LINE shown with the SUSAN'S EYE CUFF: A construction worker stopped me on the street to tell me I smelled good. This was the reason. I am complimented on my scent at least thrice daily when wearing this. The thing is, I can't even smell it on myself. What does this mean? Is it like, close to my natural DNA sequence? Regardless, I LOVE fragrance and I love smelling good (makes the world a better place, dontcha think?). Notes of musk, patchouli, amber and frankincense.
MAC LIQUID EYE LINER in POINT BLACK shown with the BEXLEY BRACELET: WHY in the heavens is everyone not talking about this eyeliner ALL the time??? It is the closest thing to having eyeliner directly tattooed to your eyelids. INFALLIBLE. More stable and dependable than the 39 year old that you met on Tinder and thought he would be different from all the other guys because he's older and a business owner. Ugh.
MAC lipstick in REBEL: First of all, who knew I was one of THOSE GIRLS who wears her lipstick down into a yucky looking nub? I rediscovered this 'stick in a vintage Celine bag (ugh, I'm so posh) that I hadn't used since 2009. I bought it as my customary birthday lipstick during my first birthday alone in NYC. I was having a nervous breakdown at Henri Bendel and feeling so, so depressed and lonesome.
I remember the guy I loved at the time was calling me from Japan and the drag queen who was doing my makeup was so annoyed that I was talking on the phone and crying. I bought this because I felt bad for being so rude. And I actually still love it.
SW BASICS COCOA LIP BALM shown with the BABY HOLD ON RING: I can not impress upon you enough that this is the last lip balm you will ever need. The search for the perfect chapstick stops here. It is. UNREAL. So moisturizing, 3 ingredients, I mean. JUST buy this please.
PLANT THERAPY GERM FIGHTER OIL: I am a complete and utter germ-a-phobe. I once had to tell a teacher in front of an entire yoga class that I could not use the gross yoga blankets because I didn't want to touch them. I don't sit on subways. I could go on but I shant. This is a natural germ fighter. When you feel the icy grip of a cold coming on, put a few drop in a glass of water. It feels so nice on your throat! Also, it is recommended to dab on the soles of your feet. I wonder if the absorbtion of the oils into your bloodstream is stronger on your feet? IDK. Oh, and I also have dropped it onto a threatening pimple. Not sure it really helped though. This has the oil of LEMON, CLOVE, EUCALYPTUS, CINNAMON and ROSEMARY. Warning though-it's so strong. Applied directly to skin it burns like a motherfucker.
RAW ORGANIC HONEY and ORGANIC TURMERIC shown with the TRANSCENDENCE BRACELET: This duo is equally good for you externally and internally. When my skin is feeling impossible, I mix the two of these and keep it on as long as I can stand. Honey is naturally antibacterial and SO healing. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory (and that's what pimples and scars are-inflammations!) and diffuses angry scars and pimpz. This concoction is like a gentle lullaby for your skin. Bonus, when you wash it off, the Turmeric acts as a fine grain scrub. You emerge feeling so soft and innocent.