Hi! and welcome :)
Before getting started on the wonderful world of make-up and beauty, I wanted to make a point of ensuring that my first (ever!) blog post addresses the reasons behind my blog name 'Love, you'. It didn't take a long time for me to come up with the name, reason being, as I've gotten older and been through many life experiences, I've learnt that the key to beauty really is quite simple - loving you.
Yes, loving yourself!!! Not in an arrogant, delusional or conceited way, but in a REAL flaws and all way! So in the context of make-up and beauty, of course there are cases where make-up is used to cover up particular skin issues etc. and I'm not saying this is wrong in any way, but putting these cases to one side, personally, I believe that if you choose to wear make-up it should be used to enhance the beauty you already have, it's not a mask or a trick.
For me, make-up is something I enjoy, I think it's fun! it makes me look more 'polished', but to be honest, I only wear it, hmmmm 40% of the time (don't get me wrong, I'd be saying the exact same thing if I wore it all day everyday) mainly because I don't always have the time, or I can't be bothered but mostly because with or without it, I love myself. Loving myself includes knowing and accepting that I'm far from perfect, embracing the good things and working on the things I'd like to change about myself (note I said 'I'd like to change about myself' and not 'what other people would like me to change') and loving and respecting myself just the way I am.
This is definitely easier said than done, of course, but anything on the inside will definitely surface, and if you truly love who you are from the inside, it'll naturally come to the surface for all to see and this in itself is such a beautiful thing :)
Anyway, with that said