That’s Perfect to Me

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We live in a hyper-curated world where everything is filtered, carefully crafted, and glossed over with glitter to show our followers that we have it all together. There is immense pressure to be perfect when all around us, we see others’ lives in their heavily filtered glory, painting the picture that they aren’t hurting for anything in life.

But “perfect” is so messy. “Perfect” looks different for every single person on this planet. Comparison is the thief of joy, yet we still spend our days pining over the opinions of others on how we are living our own lives.

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It has to stop! Our individuality is what makes us perfect. Cookie-cutter Instagram lives are so boring and trying to mold your life around the opinions of others is dangerously unhealthy.

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If you do anything today, listen to Anne-Marie’s self-love anthem. Different is not bad. If you want to spend your Friday night on the couch with a whole pint of ice cream, that’s perfect. If you want to show some skin and rock a smokey eye, that’s perfect, too. Perfect is whatever you make it to be.

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“Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup”

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“You wear too much makeup. Men prefer a more natural look.”

This video created for Amy’ Schumer’s comedy show on Comedy Central paints the hilarious yet harrowing reality of being a woman. Every day, we are bombarded by the opinions of men on how we should eat, drink, talk, stand, think, and believe. Men love to tell us to embrace our natural beauty and inner glow. While we should all strive to be comfortable and confident in our most natural state, that decision is completely up to us.

As she is serenaded by a gorgeous boy band, Amy tosses her makeup into the bin, wipes her face clean, and smiles with confidence, only to be met with grimaces and mascara wands being thrown back at her by those very same men.

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Makeup and outward appearance is a very personal decision. If a woman wants to leave the house donning nothing but moisturizer, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. And if one day, she wakes up and wants to paint her face and rock a killer set of false lashes, that is completely up to her. As long as she is happy, your opinion should never leave your brain.

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Having the confidence to walk around makeup-free is a luxury. Allow the women in your life to come to that state on their own time. The truth is, you don’t need a face full of makeup to be beautiful, but if you want to get your Sephora on, go for it, girl. Your girl gang will be behind you every step of the way.

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