Always struggled with acne, not horrible but definitely a pain. Ive tried proactiv, neutrogena, cetaphil, home remedies, etc and nothing worked until a friend of mine recommended this bar of soap and i swear its the greatest thing ive ever used on my face. Its like $2 and lasts forever. (The burts bees is a little more expensive but it lasts a good amount of time too) i wash my face in the shower and then use a little bit of this lotion and my skin is flawless. Ive stopped wearing make up altogether, i cannot reccomend this enough! Burts bees has a lotion for sensitive skin too, but this one has worked amazingly for me, had to share! :)
"We are naught but ghosts, we are naught but darkness, we are the writing on the walls."
Damn, i could fangirl so hard over ben howard. But i feel like he’s not the kind of artist you’d chase after begging for an autograph. He’s the kind of artist you’d sit down with at 3 in the morning, coffee in hand, and discuss the universe.
Someone once asked me what my favorite song was, and nothing immediately came to mind so i said i must not have heard it yet, otherwise i could answer without hesitation… Well i just heard it and im so madly in love i dont think ill be able to function without my headphones in. Ben howard, thank you. That is all. <3
"He’s only talking to you because he thinks you’re hot."
"You’re so pretty and perfect all the time."
"I’m sure it’ll be fine, everything just seems to work out for you anyway."
"I don’t deserve you, why do you even bother with me?"
Can we take a moment to talk about something that I don’t think gets a lot of recognition? This isn’t your traditional bullying, I’m not sure what to call it. I’m talking about the insults we throw at people in the form of compliments. The compliments that tear us both down.
Compliments with a bite.
Everyone agrees that we need to stop bullying people who struggle with their weight, but what about when those victims turn it around and start throwing sarcastic compliments at those who weigh a little less than they do? How many times have you heard “Ohh stop worrying, you can eat whatever you want, you’re so tiny and perfect!”
Everyone agrees that we need to stop associating a pretty face with a pretty personality. But what about when a pretty personality is overlooked because we think pretty girls can only be bitches. How many times have you heard “He only likes her for her looks.”
Everyone agrees that we’re all just trying to do our best, in spite of what we’ve been through. So why has “perfect” turned into such an insult? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to scream that my life is the farthest fucking thing from perfect you could ever imagine.
I have heard all four of the phrases at the top of this post, from friends and boyfriends, and they all hurt just as much as your traditional insult. A boy is only interested in my looks? That hurts. My life has been deemed “perfect” and my struggles remain completely unrecognized? That hurts. I do something well, so instead of a “congratulations” you make me feel guilty? That really hurts.
I may be skinny but i can not eat whatever I want. That shit goes straight to my tummy. I may have a pretty face, but I get pimples. I had braces until eleventh grade, and I swear I would have a unibrow if I didn’t work that tweezer for all it’s worth.
And I’ll be damned if a boy isn’t struck first by my personality.
I may look like I’ve got it all together, but inside I fight the same demons that everyone else does. And it’s a winning battle, so why should I be anything but confident?
We all need to take a step back and stop pouring our own insecurities into those who appear to be “perfect” all the time because chances are, they’ve finally reached their goal weight. Chances are, they’ve finally left acne behind.Chances are, they’re finally happy with who they’ve become.
Chances are, they’re finally standing up straight.
Don’t knock them down again.