Day after day I see swarms, no, seas, of Barbie-wannabes rushing to get their lattes, or their hair bleached, or shopping at all the overrated, overpriced stores to buy the exact same items everyone else is getting- the ‘it’ thing of the moment, whatever it may be. And I’ll be brutally honest here- no matter what color they paint their lips, or what bag they’re carrying, or shoes they’re wearing, THEY’RE BORING. There is nothing unique nor exciting about girls who paint themselves up to look like society’s idea of ‘beautiful’.
And a common trend I see here is… They do this because they’re not in touch with who they truly are. [Not always the case, but often is.]
**If you’re one of these girls [or guys], I apologize for the criticism, but hear me out..
Many people go their entire lives unsure of who they are and what their purpose is, which, I think is such a shame.. All too often, we grow up with family, and the world in general, telling us what to do, who we should be, and what we should look like. Good for them for trying to bring up respectable people, but.. they are pushing their ideas on us, and often don’t take into account the things we deem important. To do as they say is just plain naive.
Only you can decide what you like, what you want to wear, and what to do with your life.
Breaking away from the masses of lookalikes can be both scary and challenging for some [well, many], but I am a strong believer in the ‘trying new things’ method- you just never know until you try, so loosen up and have some fun already! Go somewhere new, or try on a pair of shoes you normally wouldn’t wear, or opt for that bold lipstick one day.. ignore your fears and just do it. Try out that bright orange hair you’ve been envying. Or, if you’re not into the [temporary] commitment, a more temporary option is to try on a wig! The options are endless.
As a natural-born ‘Barbie’ [minus the boobs], I feel an immense pressure to change myself, however ‘ugly’ I may become, for the last thing I would ever want is to be like everyone else, despite having the ‘ideal’ body type, hair, eyes, etc. I like tattoos and piercings and wild makeup and dark clothes, and you’ll probably never see me featured in Vogue for that very reason. But I don’t care, because I’m being true to myself, and I feel that makes me beautiful.
Beauty isn’t a single copy-and-paste image dictated by the media, it’s being true to yourself and the world around you, and embracing your assets. Anyone can dye their hair and paint their face, but they don’t all have the same interests, loves, and talents that you have.
What makes you unique, and how do you celebrate these things?