My Idea of Body Positivity (AKA an Unpopular Opinion)

If you enter the world of social media, the body positive moment rings a bell or two. Body positivity took over social justice homesteads like Tumblr and soon leaked out into popular media.  Just hearing any mention of the movement causes controversy left and right, so opinions are everywhere. And sometimes how people try to prove their cases ends up fueling the fire even worse.

So…how do I feel about it?

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Happy Halloween Makeup: Kuchisake-onna

ハッピーハロウィン!Or, in English, Happy Halloween! (Obviously Halloween is tomorrow, but this is my Halloween because Tuesday is an off day for posting.) Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I am super excited to show you guys my makeup look I created for my best friend’s party this weekend. Not only is it super easy to do, but I find it to be a loving nod to my Japanese heritage and its creepy urban legends.

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Makeup of the Day – October 25, 2017

Today was my first makeup day in weeks! It was a simple day for work, so nothing real crazy like I usually enjoy. But hopefully you guys enjoy a really simple look while I come up with cooler stuff for you!

Looking for the look and product list? Keep on reading!

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My Favorite IG Account Shout-Outs

What’s up, everybody? And a happy Monday! (Well…as happy as a Monday can be, right?) I have not been able to fully wake myself up today, so I am running on autopilot until tomorrow. Since I lack anything drafted up, at the moment, I decided today would be good for an easy post to give you guys some recommendations of just a few creative beauty and fashion social media accounts to check out that I really love.

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Get My Glow On? (Sometimes)

Oh, highlighter. So many beauty influencers and makeup novices alike just love covering themselves in the stuff and looking like they just bathed in canola oil. Throughout my time doing makeup, no product has ever made me feel as uncertain about it as highlighter.

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Makeup Playlist Faves #5 – “We Don’t Have to Dance” by Andy Black

Summer is just beginning, and that means one of my favorite events of the summer is also on the way: Vans Warped Tour! Even though I attended the festival a few years in a row, the music isn’t particularly what I seek out. (My musical tastes tend to lean a little more old-school rock and roll rather than pop punk or metalcore, which practically dominates the festival.)

Since the day I go for press coverage and friends is arriving, I figured I would make my music segment here a little lead-up to the day. “We Don’t Have to Dance” is one of Andy Black’s (aka Andy Biersack’s) catchier new tracks I felt like sharing; it’s nothing mind-blowing, but the music is fun.

Enjoy!

Post-Wedding Rehab & Self Care

While my best friend’s wedding gave me a taste of just how stressful being in the wedding party can be, the day itself was incredibly beautiful. Not only was the venue beautiful, but all of us friends celebrating had a great time, too. The top photo is practically everyone’s new Facebook cover photo, since it captures the happiness and goofiness we all emit when we are together. But so much fun (and my niece getting a pretty owwie boo boo the other day from the dog) also calls for some personal R&R. And I’m more than happy to share some steps with you.

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