People ask me all the time "Sam, why don't you wear makeup?" Well, the truth is that I just don't want to. I don't see a need to wear makeup. I am more comfortable with a blank face rather than a prettied up one. And here is why:
1. Dance. When I was in elementary school, I danced. I was in a dance class and we went to a select few competitions, but mostly had a bunch of recitals. Now, I don't know if you know anything about dance recitals, but the dancers go all out. We put on these fancy outfits and use so much hair spray that our hair is stiff. We also put on makeup, lots of nice makeup. I absolutely loved dancing, but I hated the makeup with a fiery passion. It took forever, and I never liked how I looked in it. And of course, after I stopped dancing, I just never felt the need to start wearing makeup.
2. Society. I think our society places too much importance on makeup. Media is always telling women that they're not good enough and not pretty enough. We have society's definition of beautiful hanging over our heads at all times. We are pushed to try to look like movie stars and models. And the idea of looking like this "perfect Barbie" is just so unrealistic and yet it's shoved at us anyway. Makeup is another little thing that we are told we have to do to look pretty and I just don't buy it.
3. Natural Beauty. I honestly prefer natural beauty. I think that every single girl in this world is prettier without makeup. God spent forever planning out how each and everyone of us would look. He created us in His image. I've always thought that His creations were so much more beautiful standing alone without the help of makeup and such.
4. I just don't like it on me. Some people look absolutely stunning both with and without makeup, but I do not believe I am one of them. I do not appreciate what I look like with makeup on even if it's just mascara. It just doesn't look like me, and I don't like that. Plus, since I never wear makeup, I'm actually really self-conscious with it on. So, I just don't wear it.
NOTE: I am not saying you shouldn't wear makeup. I'm not saying you look bad with makeup. I'm just saying this is why I don't wear makeup.
"Anyone can show up when you're happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, they are your true friends."
I am Samantha, and my goal for this blog is to basically share my experiences as a teenager. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that is what this blog is about.