Hi everyone! Just a quick post today, because I have to get to class in a few minutes, but here's something that I have sort of mixed opinions on: adults when it comes to teen issues. Yes, I definitely respect them, and yes, they aren't always wrong, but why (a lot of the time) do they seem to just not get it?
I mean, obviously it makes sense that they aren't as up to date on teen issues as we are, but how come they tend to just be completely wrong? I hate to generalize, because I literally just finished speaking with an adult about a teen issue, and I had a blast talking with her. But I guess what I'm really wondering is: if a lot of adults aren't fully grasping teen issues, then why don't teens step up and start talking about it? Obviously some are, but why is it that when there is a bullying, drug, sex, or drinking issue in a school, adults are the ones who come to speak about it?
Yes. They've been here longer. And yes. It's highly likely that they experienced very similar things as teenagers. But a lot of the time, if they make one wrong remark or mistake in their speeches or talks, kids will totally disregard everything that they're saying. Because it's easy. It's easy to make fun of an adult or just laugh with you friends and think they don't even understand what I'm going through anyway! But when it's another teen standing in front of you, it's different. I don't know why, because teens bully and disrespect other teens, but for some reason, when it comes to teen issues, most (but not all) teens would rather hear it from a peer.
That's why I'm so passionate about speaking my mind on teen issues. Because I feel like right now, while I still am a teen, is the best time - and maybe... the only time. I'd love to hear your opinions on this! Like I said, I'm not saying this about all adults, and I'm not saying this about all teens either. I hope you've been liking these blog posts more often! They're fun for me, and frankly, are what I find fun to do in a free moment, which is exactly what I did today! I love you all, I really do! Be happy :)
PS: Waking up doesn't mean your dreams are over, it means it's time to make them come true :)
Okay. So I live in "L.A.", and it poured rain ALL day yesterday. I started off my morning normally and straightened my hair. This was an obvious mistake. The entire day I was hiding under my umbrella and my hood to attempt to keep my hair straight.
Here is what I wish I would have done.
Hair. Start off by taking a shower the night before. You want to use a deep conditioner because that will keep your hair from frizzing in the high humidity. Once you are out, you will want to quickly brush out and part your hair. I would recommend a deep side part. Then take a hair gel or - my personal favorite - spray gel. You will want to scrunch your hair together into a messy bun. Let it dry in the bun, and then carefully, let it out. Apply the gel all over the hair and a very fine amount onto the top of your head. Don't use too much or it might look greasy! Then braid your hair into one long braid with the gel intact. And you are done!
Clothes. First of all, a day when it rains is NOT a day when you should be wearing shorts or a skirt. Wear blue jeans that are dark wash, because that way when they get wet, the water won't show. Wear whatever kind of shirt you want and try to wear some sort of sweatshirt or coat with a hood. This will save you in the end.
Makeup. I recommend wearing a tinted moisturizer instead of powder or liquid foundation, because that will not droop off your face if it gets wet. Of course wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and wear cream shadows instead of powder. But make sure that you use an eyeshadow primer so that the shadows don't end up creasing. Try something daring like a red or berry lip. That will immediately brighten the day.
Accessories. As far as shoes and accessories go, wear shoes that you don't really care about or rain boots. The only accessory you might need is a scarf, and an umbrella which is a must-have!
That is really it, so if you have any other questions, or comments on this then don't be afraid to leave them in the comments section or find a way to contact me through the "Contact Me" page on my official website.
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