DAY 2 - - CONFIDENCE - -
So I haven't been able to record anything since I've been on holiday, but here is my rant on #Confidence for today's #30DayRantChallenge . I'll write out my rants for a while :).
Confidence is something I have struggled with in less glamorous ways than mainstream media suggests. I've been told a lot that I seem confident on the outside but in reality, that's just pride and assertion. On the inside, I wrestle with low self-esteem, self doubt, morality and anxiety.
In my nature, it's innate to please people, and that in itself is a toxic concept. Slowly, I'm becoming less sensitive to what people say, expect, and demand, and I've started working towards myself. Although it's been a slow process- I'm definitely seeing changes.
Problem is, there will be people who walk into your life and call this mindset, selfish. Who'll deem your insecurities trivial and who may unconsciously undermine your actions and thought. But in this light, having confidence is about SELF-EXPRESSION. Sometimes it's necessary to be Selfish.
Another issue I have with confidence, is constant subconscious comparison with others. Everyone walks at a different pace and operate by their own timeline, but you WILL get to the places you aspire to. Problem is, by the time you'rs there, you're already fixated on another further milestone. Take some time to appreciate how far you've come already.
That's my rant for today, and I hope you can take something from it.
BECAUSE BEAUTY IS SAFE!
As a doctor whose job is studying the interaction between our lifestyle and diseases that may arise from such, I'll suggest that you take this seriously.
It is not scare-mongering.
The scientific evidence in favour of natural beauty products is increasing.
@Regrann from @naturaljunkiebeauty - 📣📣📣📣
Repost from @ecosisi .
Let's do a quick run down on some of the nasty #toxic ingredients that gives beauty a dark side.
It's important to know and avoid them for they're harmful to us and the environment.
Talc- Found in Facial make up, baby powder, powdered eye shadow, deoderant, blush products, sanitary pads etc.
Formaldehyde- Found in lotions, deodorants,soaps, eyelash glues, nail polish, polish removers etc.
Amines- TEA (Tri Ethanol, Amine) DEA(Di Ethanol, Amine) and MEA (Mono Ethanol Amine)- Found in hair dyes, shaving products, make-up bases and foundations, fragrances, skin and hair care products.
Paraben (methyl-, propyl-, butyl-paraben, etc.)- Found in make up, moisturizers, hair care products, and shaving products, among others.
Oxybenzone- Found in sunscreens.
Petrolatum (Petroleum Jelly)- Found in hair products, lip balms, face, body and skin products.
Sodium Lauryl/laureth sulfate (SLS OR SLES)-Found in shampoos, facial cleansers, bubble baths, hand soap, liquid saop, body wash, hand wash, etc.
Phtalate- Found in fragrance, nail polish, hair sprays, soaps , shampoos, perfumes, aftershave lotions etc.
Ethoxylated ingredients (those ending with ETH or contain the phrase PGG (Poly Propylene Glycol) or PEG (Poly ethylene glycol) – Found in mostly skin cleansers and shampoos.
Triclosan- Found in soaps, toothpaste, shaving cream etc.
Imidazoldinyl, urea and diazolidinyl urea- Found in Facial cleansers, eye shadow, Eye liner, Mascara, Shaving cream, After shave, Make up removers, Lipstick, Liquid hand saop, Bubble bath, Baby shampoo, Hair colour, Sunscreen/Tanning oil etc
Too long a list to memorize?
Simply go the Natural and eco friendly way. Natural products enhance the health and vitality of our body, skin and hair. They are also gentle on the environment.
💄🚫 A very well known MICA (colorant in cosmetics) supplier shipped the Au Naturale Lab a common makeup pigment that we independently tested out at 25.9 ppm of the heavy metal LEAD. This company’s Certificate of Analyses (C of A) showed 14ppm; 25.9 is unacceptably high— over 2.5 Times the level FDA cites as dangerous in Lipstick 💄❌ We at @aunaturalelife independently run tests on our suppliers - does your makeup company do that? Doubt it. We got you 🤲🏻❤️#cleanbeautyrevolution#toxic#lead#heavymetal#psa#danger#lablife
When we bring this type of awareness to the table, and take responsibility for the part we are playing in any situation (as tough as it may be to do at times) -- it creates space for us to level up, AND gives us the power to make a conscious choice in how we show up next time. 🙏🏽💫❤️ #raiseyourself#leadfromwithin#empoweredleaders
WARNING: TOXIC MATERIAL😏🖤 Choreo: the one and only @yosheryl •
LOVE getting to dance with all the scholies in their final weeks!!! #tagyoself#rawfootage#toxic#britbrit *I do not own the rights to this music*