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Questioning Your World

“So comfortable we’re living in a bubble, so comfortable we cannot see the trouble” – Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry

“If the truth is told, the youth can grow then learn to survive until they gain control”- I Can by NAS 

We live in a society, where people want to question social norms and how the world works but don’t. I’m here to tell you, if you feel that something in society doesn’t add up, question it. 

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, it’s something that gets me really upset being a future journalist. Even though I don’t always verbally question what is happening, I always question things mentally. For example-

“Why is he/she wearing that color when he/she looks better in _______?”

“What made China cut off coal imports to North Korea?” 

“Why is there an emphasis on standardize testing rather than trying to educate people for the sake of knowledge?” 

“What would happen if I layered these three eye shadows together?” 

“How many outfits can I make out of this one shirt?” 

“What will happen to our economy if Trump builds a wall and trade with Mexico and South America ceases?” 

There are so many things to question in society that many people don’t question. We live in a world where information is literally in the palm of your hand. Educate yourself! Learn about the past, learn about what is going on in your world! There is no shame in being informed about your world and your surroundings. What happened in the past is still relevant today. What happened in the past, shapes our current lives. So why allow things to happen if they can be prevented? Why are people so afraid to question the way things are? What we do today shapes our tomorrow. Our actions don’t just affect our lifetime, they will affect the lifetimes of our  grandchildren and great grandchildren and generations after that. 

Educate yourself, question society, question yourself. 

I’ll be posting again on Friday, hopefully a makeup review! 

Love Always,

Luce E. 

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Social Obsession: Why to get away from your Phone

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, VSCO, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest- it’s all I’ve been doing this week!

I’ve been home a lot this week from the weather here in New England and all I’ve done is been on my phone. I’m constantly on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr etc. Since when did my phone and social media account become so important to me and take over my life? The simple answer, when society said that it was more important to be on my phone/social media than to actually experience life.

So yesterday, I tried an experiment. How much could I accomplish when I only went on social media once every 3 hours… my results turned out pretty spectacular.

Yesterday I was able to:

  • journal
  • complete homework
  • clean my bathroom
  • clean out my closet
  • write this blog post
  • enjoy dinner with my family
  • read
  • go outside in the snow with my dog
  • do some yoga with my mom
  • relax and rejuvenate┬ámy skin/hair

In other words, I was really productive! Instead of looking relentlessly at a screen filled with people’s “perfect lives”, I was able to get some things done to improve my life. Yes, it’s hard not to go on Instagram and Twitter every 5 minutes, but why be a slug, when you can get stuff done!

I hope this was helpful and will inspire you to get off your phone and go to do more of which makes you happy!

Love Always,

Luce E.

Unapologetically Me- My New Lifestyle

Part of my New Years Resolution is to be a better me. I don’t want to change myself for others or to make others like me, I’m doing this for me. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and how important it is to make yourself happy in your own skin. You come into this world as your pure self and as you get older, you begin to lose yourself in the stereotypes, trends and what you’re told to be. I’m going to go back to that; my true self through being unapologetically me. Here’s some info if you think you need a change too.
What does this mean? Honestly, it can mean whatever you want, it’s your own definition. Whatever makes you happy, makes you love life, and what makes you,you. It’s ultimately living life in a way that makes you happy.

Well, how do I know what makes me, me? What makes you, you is the way you smile at a joke that your dad tells, the books you read, the music you listen to, how you hold yourself. You are you and you have to decide yourself what will make you unapologetically you.

Does this mean that you can’t help others? Hell no! We need to be there for each other! In this world that we live in, being there for others and helping those in need is so important. It can ultimately help you shape the “unapologetically me” you.

I’m using this motto to make myself happy and to become the best version of me. I don’t want to let people walk all over me, I want to do yoga, I want to help people in need, I want to do makeup and be involved in the beauty/fashion industry. And I’m not letting anyone stop me. 
Good luck beauty babes. 

Love Always,

Luce E.