Plastic Surgery: You are Beautiful on the Inside.

Plastic surgery is one of those things that everyone likes to state their opinions on like gay marriage or religion.

I like to think of plastic surgery as the same as getting braces. Lets compare the process:

Braces: You go to a medical professional (orthodontist), consult, think about it for a few weeks, pay a lot of money for something that most of the time is only useful to changing your appearance and there you have it, perfectly straight and attractive teeth.

Plastic Surgery: You go to a medical professional (plastic surgeon), consult, think about it for a few weeks,pay a lot of money for something that most of the time is only useful to changing your appearance and there you have it, a body part that you were once insecure about is now a body part that makes you feel confident.

The processes are quite similar to me. Every time someone judges me for my nose job I look at their teeth. If they have perfect straight teeth, I assume that they most probably have had braces at some point and I quietly dismiss their opinion.

People tell you that you shouldn’t get plastic surgery. They say that you are beautiful the way you are. They say that all of God’s creations are perfect. They say your imperfections make you, you. They say you are beautiful on the inside and that’s all that matters. If that is true, then why does it matter if you change something about your appearance? Cutting out that speed bump on your nose doesn’t change who you are on the inside. And who you are on the inside is all that matters right? From where I sit, saying ‘it’s whats on the inside that counts’ can actually have the opposite effect. It all depends on your perspective.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what my opinion is (which is pro plastic surgery and pro choice in case you couldn’t tell). It doesn’t matter what anyone else’s opinion is. What matters is what you think of yourself. If you need (or even just want) to get some surgical enhancements then that’s okay. If you never want it, then that’s okay too. I was a person who once said ‘I would never get a nose job’. Just look at me now (Hint: I’ve had a nose job. Blog post coming on that soon).



5 Makeup Lessons Learnt The Hard Way

Number 1 – Eyebrows are important

Now when I say eyebrows are important it is not just the shape. For me personally, the biggest eyebrow issue is the fact that my eyebrows are so light that in some photos it appears like there are none at all. This is why it is important to fill in your eyebrows, or at least use an eyebrow tint. It could save you from untagging yourself from many eyebrow-less pictures on FaceBook.

Number 2 – Eyelash curlers DO work Continue reading “5 Makeup Lessons Learnt The Hard Way”

Animal Testing & Makeup

Testing makeup on animals was something that I never had an opinion on. For some reason I never thought of researching what companies test on animals and to what extent. Recently, my opinions have changed and I now feel disgusted at the amount of large companies who still test on animals.

I was pleasantly surprised at some of the brands that are animal cruelty free (look at the picture for a full list). There are some really great brands who sell quality products like Too Faced, Tarte, Urban Decay, Anastasia, Bare Minerals, Hourglass and NARS. These are all amazing brands but somewhat expensive. If you are looking for cheaper brands than elf and NYX are two great brands that I recommend.

I realised that I do not own many items from these cruelty free brands and this makes me feel even more disappointed with myself. Thing is, brands like Urban Decay and Too Faced weren’t always readily available in Australia. That was until Mecca Maxima and Sephora came along. Now, we have so many brands right at our fingertips and I find myself saving up for the more expensive, cruelty free brands.


The most important thing to remember is – makeup is not a necessity. It is something that has been created by society and in all honesty, the world wouldn’t end without it. In saying that, now that we have it, I don’t think that it can be taken away. It’s like taking away electricity and expecting everyone to live as happily as they did in the olden days. Now that we have it, we can’t go back. BUT we can minimise the harm while we use it. I love makeup just as much as the next girl but when I look at what it is doing to animals (not to mention young girls perceptions of themselves – but we will save that for another blog post), it makes me question the need.

So keep this in mind next time you go out to stock up your makeup collection and maybe take a look at some of the suggested, cruelty free brands instead.