#TrendingTuesday: Is It Real?

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They say not to believe everything you see on the Internet. 

That the Internet is not reality.

Let’s talk about Instagram. Is it real? Are the colorful, visually appealing pictures on a person’s feed their world? 

The answer is no. The truth is, we only post what we want the world to see. We don’t snap pics of our faces at 1 am while we study for chemistry tests. 

But does that mean that what I  choose to show my followers is a lie? 

Think about it. 

Today I am going to share some things that I wouldn’t usually post on my Instagram.

About 6 weeks before this, you wouldn’t know that I stayed up till midnight almost every night to prepare for violin auditions. I didn’t show you the hours I stayed up with my violin and metronome, when everyone in my house was asleep. (I love my violin, but when it’s 11 and I still have to practice another hour, sleep is the only thing on my mind.)

I don’t show you my undereye circles, which keep getting darker.  

I didn’t show you the three breakdowns I have had just in the past few weeks of school over all the stress and pressure to do well, not just in school but in every aspect of my life. 

I am tired. 
And I still haven’t said everything going through my mind. Because it’s hard to talk about our problems.

But does that mean the photos I do post are fake? Are we all phonies?

I don’t think so. We post what we love. We post our passions- things that we can look at, no matter what it is, and feel an emotion. Happy? Inspired? It’s up to the person. The most important thing is to stay true to yourself, online and in real life.

When I post pictures on social media, I hope I can connect with someone. I try to post things that are colorful, fun, and remind me of my dreams.  I love fashion. I love music. I love my friends, my family, and life. In being true to myself, I hope that what I offer can inspire someone else to go after their goals, whatever those may be.  

We post what we want the world to see. 

What kind of message are you sending? ❤ 

  

Instagram: @lovelulugloss

Black and Pink.

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After years of defying the trend, I have finally worn leggings as a fashion statement. There. I said it. 

I am usually not one to jump on a trend bandwagon, but leggings are here to stay, so I guess it’s time to denounce my aversion to them! 

Tell me what YOU think of leggings- love them or hate ’em? Comment below!

💄❤️😈

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Lulu Gloss Takes Seattle: Weekend Wandering! 

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  Cupcake Royale literally. Has. The. Best. Iced Coffee. Everrrrr!!!!! Also, there cupcakes are really good. So yeah, go eat some cupcakes in Seattle when you can!   

Exploring after Seattle Youth Symphony with my lil fiddle 😉

Although it’s Tuesday, tell me what you did this weekend! 
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Love,

Lulu Gloss 

#Trending Tuesday: Important Revelation I Made After Applying Eyeshadow

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Now, before you jump to conclusions based on the seemingly pretentious title, think about this: When was the last time you did something for YOU? 

Recently, I was watching some Gossip Girl, sitting in my room while my parents entertained guests downstairs, and dreaming off in my own world. I tend to do that a lot. Just sit by myself and enjoy my own company. And, maybe I watched one too many episodes of GG, but I decided I was going to do my makeup and put on a fancy dress and just dance around my room. And I did just that. I put on eyeshadow, blue and brown on one eye, purple and shimmery white on the other. I felt like a princess. I carefully applied pink lip gloss. I put on my red winter ball dress. And I danced around my room. I danced and twirled until I was dizzy. And it felt great. I was smiling. The whole time. Doing something for myself, even if no one was going to see me, was so fun. I took a few selfies because I almost never wear eyeshadow, and I almost never take selfies. I keep these photos for myself. Because when I look at them, I feel happy. I don’t need to document everything on camera and send it to social media to be happy. I did it for myself. For my joy and satisfaction. I felt beautiful. And you know what? No matter how ridiculous this story may sound, it was fun. I challenge you, reader, to do something for yourself. To not Snapchat or Instagram it. You don’t necessarily need to give yourself a makeover. Sometimes all you need o do is have 5 minutes to yourself. We usually don’t give ourselves permission to do things that might not be socially accepted (of course, don’t go murdering anyone now that you read this). But often, what is a little outrageous is usually just what we need to take a break from everyday life. Happiness really is a worthwhile goal. Take 30 minutes each week to do something by yourself. Go to dinner by yourself and don’t touch your phone. See that movie none of your friends want to watch. Do what you want. Do it for your happiness. ❤