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9 Things Beauty Addicts Want You To Understand

9 Things Beauty Addicts Want You To Understand

It is hard to explain our motives to anyone, because we do have a love-hate relationship with make-up. It is like we need it every time we leave the house. It is just that we are looking for way to make our beautiful skin stand out. But this always means that we have to use more makeup. We really want you to understand our motives and stop asking the wrong questions.

1. We spend so much on beauty products

We are concerned about looking good. And we are willing to dig deep into our pockets to make sure we achieve our desire of buying whatever new beauty products that will advance our cause of being the beautiful person we can be.

2. We are beauty experts

We can be consulted about any beauty products. We have made ourselves so relevant to the world of beauty trends and its products that we are practically experts. We know everything that should be known about beauty products from colors, brands to various prices.

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3. We are always doing our research

We don’t get stuck with any products. We are thoroughly informed and will spend an incredible amount of time, from watching YouTube videos to researching new makeup techniques to improving our art and skills of being the ideal beautician.

4. We don’t see “making up” as hard work

While others may frown at the incredible amount of time and energy we have to spend on looking good, we see it as easy work and feel it is fun accomplishing what we love doing. We can spend time making sure we get the perfect product on our face. We can’t simply tolerate average. We want to be perfect with our makeup.

5. We worry about everything that can go wrong with our face

Although we feel that makeup can fix everything, we are always anxious about anything that can go wrong with our face. We are worried that the rain might wash away our eyebrows. We are worried about what a cry or hug could do to our makeup. We are always worried about going out a in a less than perfect face.

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6. We don’t believe in the word “long-lasting”

There is nothing like a “long-lasting” make-up to us. What others will consider to be long-lasting makup will be reapplied by us more than 3 times a day. On special occasions, 6 times. We don’t believe in the claim of any makeup to be long-lasting, the best way to make it long-lasting is to reapply again and again.

7. We seem to stain everything that comes our way

Our bathroom sink and dresser will always be covered in orange finger prints and mascara marks.

A lot of our coats, shirts and bags will have some sort of make-up marks on them.

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We also are great at putting some marks on our boyfriend’s pillow and t-shirts.

8. We are the kings and queens of the restroom

We can never stop experimenting on what makeup is ideal for us. And what better place to keep on making attempts on beautifying our face can be better than the restroom.

Yes we can walk into a restroom with a red lipstick on, and walk out with a pink lipstick on. We command the restroom with our proficiency of making sure we look more appealing. And when people notice our drama, they still consider us to be the favorite person they need to borrow some mascara from.

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9. We really are tired of hearing that “we don’t need makeup.”

We don’t understand this phrase that we look fine without wearing a makeup. Can others stop saying this and stop implying that we look pretty without a makeup, because wearing a makeup isn’t just about making us prettier, it is about establishing our identity and presence anywhere we go to.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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