Friday, April 22, 2011

Be natural!

unnatural naturalness


For some reason, it URKS THE HELL OUT OF ME when lets say a lover or such would say "I like natural.natural eye colour, natural hair." and so forth. I can understand this, but two things: I LOVE gal fashion ! i like heightening my appearance whether it's for manba/banba or for my more tsuyome rocker look; thick lashes, bigger eye shape, bigger eyes and colour, wigs and extensions, heels, etc. Its like art in my opinion, and art is my life. The second is; it's not like he NEVER saw a picture of me all done up before(all my pictures were mostly banba at that!and thank GOODNESS that I don't do cybergoth!). So it's not like i just popped up out of the blue with a white wig and heavy make up at his door saying "HEY BABYYYYYYY".

But besides that, guys go "i like the natural look". But do you realize how FLAWED that is?
I am sure most guys want their girl's face skin to be realitively even toned, their lips to be a little glossy or pigmented with a lipcolour, their hair done, and probably a little bit of liner. True some guys have girls that do relatively nothing, but that's not the point LOL. (maybe they want them to wear a lil make and do their hair a bit.

no make up vs a little bit of make up

I think guys have to realize that they need to know about make up too and what it can do for a girl or what it can work against them(and also be respectful of that GAL'S preference. ;)   ). And also realize the difference between light/"natural" make up and no make up at all. I even remember a study about this. I more men chose the made up but "natural" looks than just nothing at all ANYWAYS.

I will have to rag on the guys(who complain about this atleast), they dont do things that natural either! Is shaving natural? Or getting a hair cut? Otherwise, your beard hairs would be falling out, and your hair would only grow to a certain point. I dont think using gel is natural either. You didnt pop out your mum with spiky hair, so what are you doing? Or wearing suits that make your shoulders broader. Or wearing tight fitted shirts to show of your muscles. Or wearing cologne. If everyone is supposed to be natural, then hell, we would all be running around butt ass naked, with our hair all knotted up and all over our heads with hairy legs. That sounds super hot, huh? Because we weren't born with all the stuff that makes us look atleast halfway decent this day , right?

For me liking and studying subcultures and being in one, the one thing that i find important above all else is if that person's make is clean and not flakey or smudgy, and that it compliments that person's features depending on what that person is doing. If it just looks sloppy like a 2yr old did it... It's a no go in my book.


In the end, I will keep to my habit of doing myself up in the style I favor. Because after all, humans have been decorating themselves for CENTURIES, so why is it a bad thing that it is still being done to this day?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-uOErHdhPw&feature=related

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Manba Boom?

So, the other day when I was browsing through the forums on ricoche.net, i saw a thread regarding manba possibly making a comeback(because of Geha becoming an egg model). One person replied that they hope it doesnt become big, because they did not want to do manba.
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WHAT?

Just because a style pops up and gets big or has a bit of a folllowing, it does not automatically mean that you HAVE to do that style if you like it or not. If that was the case, everybody would have ditched manba for something else, or became hime gyaru when it popped up on the scene.

If you don't like a certain style, then you don't do it. Simple as that! I and a few of my gal friends didn't do hime style,or resort style, or alot of other styles that other  people prefer or that are popular now.

 I do like to play with my look a bit, but I mostly stick to rock style, banba,tsuyome(and manba on occasion these days.)and just go with what *I* like, not what a magazine "wants" me to do.