Facing Life with Zara and Topshop

Facing Life with Zara and Topshop

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I can’t believe it’s already March! The holiday season has come and gone and it seems that the older I get, the faster time passes. It has been nearly a year since I last worked on face.life and while I was taking my time, I knew something had to change. I was never much of a new year’s resolution person because I believe that making such a big commitment at the beginning of the year is a recipe for failure and disappointment. This is why I wanted to do this post at a time when it felt authentic to me. And given what I’m about to say, that may seem like a contradiction but I felt it important that I take my time with this commitment.

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Here’s the thing, I started face.life with the full intent of sharing how I face life, its rewards and its challenges. Sure, make-up is fun and I love it but it was a gateway into getting into the world of becoming a content creator. I had always had trouble with perfectionism and staying motivated. Nothing was ever good enough and it made me hesitant to follow through with a lot of things I genuinely want to do.

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Intellectually, I knew this wasn’t healthy but my instincts were telling me otherwise...so when the time came, I decided to forego whatever inhibitions and hang-ups I may have and just be in the moment as much as possible.

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I will never be perfect. My content will never be like Lydia Millen’s (whose brand, drive and work ethic I admire so much) and that’s ok. I just need to do me, flaws and all. Sure, I’ll have the odd mascara smudge here and there but my aesthetic has never been pristine. It has always been disheveled but pretty (I hope). Besides, how will I get better if I don’t allow myself the privilege of being terrible?

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So for those of you who are feeling discouraged about promises you made yourself on January 1st, use this spring season, a time of rebirth and renewal to get your second wind. You deserve to stumble and fall (it is your right) but you also deserve to face life and experience it in a way that is true to who you are.

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