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Have you ever met someone that is so so bad at confrontation its almost painful to watch? Like hair-pulling stressed out from an email from their boss? Somehow, I became that person.
Over the years I became scared of emails and calls from work. I was terrified of being called into the agency lest my hips have grown an inch instead of shrunk one. I became scared of having conversations with regular people, because I didn’t want anyone to be mad at me, I didn’t want to get yelled at, and I didn’t want to let anyone down. Which is ridiculous, because I intuitively knew I couldn't help someone else's feelings.
Summer used to be my favorite season. When I lived in New York City, June meant an end to school and the beginning of sunshine, mini dresses and shenanigans. We would take weekend trips to escape the sticky heat, hit up every museum and concert, and knock back strawberry margaritas in the middle of the day. I always realize (only by September, mind you) that Summer is exhausting. In my determination to get my life together, I jump into Fall. Fall represents putting some clothes on and getting back to the "real world". This Fall I did what I always do- I enthusiastically made new goals ( i.e. bought planners I didn't use), dreamt about the holidays, and got excited about having an excuse to cuddle up and stay inside. However, December has never really panned out that way for me. I'll admit, I can be a total cold-weather grouch. Remembering the boredom, cold, and foul moods of last winter, I am vowing to make Winter a favorite season- starting now, with my first Winter in Portland! This year, I've changed my attitude, scoured the internet, and interviewed friends to come up with a plan to combat the winter blues! Its already Thanksgiving and I'm loving it!
Why is natural beauty important? Well, making the switch could save your life.. Supposedly.
The first time I heard about makeup potentially causing cancer and physical problems I wasn't even skeptical because I didn't believe it. EVERYONE wears makeup. My mom taught me to use concealer when I was in sixth grade (and plagued with genetic dark circles-YAY!) and from then on Sephora and CVS were a godsend. The beautiful girls I followed on Youtube made whole careers out of trying products for millions of viewers. Then when I started modeling in Los Angeles at age 15 it became part of my career too! I naively thought: If there was legitimate danger, I would know, and these products would not be readily available and advertised to me.
HOWEVER: I started doing some research, which led me down a very confusing and frustrating rabbit hole, for many months. It's hard to determine an ingredients toxicity when it goes by many names, or doesn't have sufficient research, or (in some cases) is not even listed on the bottle! Still, there was overwhelming evidence that the ingredients in some of my makeup products was toxic, and presumably having an effect on my health.
Bottom Line: Many common cosmetic brands use ingredients that are linked to cancer and reproductive health, and that have been found in tumors. YUP. Our favorite brands are poisoning us, right through our skin.