Pastel hair: easy and on budget
Pic by Nemanja Glumac Since I get a lot of…
Lately I’ve been posting a lot of my bare face pictures on Instagram. On these pictures I am only wearing CC cream, lipstick and a mascara. The reason behind it is that I finally learned how to love my freckles. I am embarrassed to say it took me almost 24 years to accept myself and learn to like things that make me unique. I was bullied because I was different in elementary school, and it kind of stuck with me afterwards. After that no one knew things I hated on myself (apart from my best friend) because that way they couldn’t use it against me, to hurt me.
But let’s go back to the last few years of my life now. First step was to accept things that make me stand out. That was the hardest part for me. I wanted to go get surgery and remove all the freckles (which I almost did). That’s where Instagram intervened. Yeah, the funny thing is, a social network made me change my mind. One of the reason was that by looking at pictures and profiles of people all over the world who are different in some way, but proud of it, made me feel stronger in a way. Made me feel like I am not alone, and like I’m part of this awesome club. You should check out #EffYourBeautyStandards made the gorgeous plus size model Tess Holliday, it’s truly inspiring stuff. So the second thing that made me like my freckles more was that Marc Jacobs campaign. Over 100.000 girls signed up to be the face of MJ via Instagram. Out of all those girls they picked 15 potential models. I was one of them. At first I thought it was because of my hair. But no. Turns out they liked my freckles and wanted to hire me because of them. In the end, I couldn’t go do it, because it took me too long to get Visa, but it certainly did wonders for my confidence. And the last part, but probably the thing that helped me the most was your comments. Yeah, comments of the amazing people on Instagram, cheering me to be myself. Whoever says that they don’t care what people say is a liar. We all care, it just affects some people more and some less. So Instagram did change my life for the better. It’s my happy place. It made me accept the things that make me different, but not just that, it made me love them and love myself and it inspires me every day to work on myself both mentally and psychically. Here’s a Big Big Thank You to people of Instagram for making my life so much better.
This editorial was done with my blog photographer Nemanja Taneski to celebrate loving myself and all that comes with it, so as you can see my face wasn’t edited in any way. Not a freckle or a line. This mind blowing edit was done by Anja Racic(she edits all the pics on my blog). She is one of the best photo editors I’ve ever seen. She can make any pic look perfect and high fashion, so if you need retouching service from anywhere in the world contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always I used Manic Panic hairdye.