Every woman is uniquely beautiful.
The definition of F.A.B. JENetics is a celebration of a love for fashion, arts and business (F.A.B.). Secondly for me personally, it identifies my roots/genetics as I do come from a family of artists, musicians, performers, entrepreneurs and generations of women that have been blessed with young, healthy skin well into the ages of 60s-70s. Cheers to that! :)
Recently celebrating my 33rd birthday, I have much to be grateful for but one thing that I keep wondering is why do women feel the need to continuously show the world an "artificial" version of themselves? I'm talking, the whole nine yards, fake tan, fake nails, fake hair, fake lashes and the list goes on and on. Honestly, has our society become THAT superficial? Why can't we just be happy with who we are? Why do we want more and more? "I wish I had blue eyes", "I wish I had curly hair" I hear this all the time.
One of my girlfriends brought up a very good point last week when she spoke of her recent dating experience and she said "I go as natural as possible on a date, jeans and a tee, minimal make up and if he doesn't like me for me, there's the door."
I actually thought that was well put. Who would want to date someone that doesn't really look like that, a person that does not exist? No one would! That's borderline deceiving.
Now I'm not saying that I don't wear makeup. I LOVE makeup, I love playing with my looks and I find it to be a form of art. I also am a singer, songwriter, and performer so I have had my share of professional photo shoots done, I've also shot a music video for my single "Eyes Don't Lie", "Tus ojos lo dicen todo" and performed on stage in nightclubs, at events, fundraisers and celebrations.
Stage makeup within the entertainment industry just adds to the fantasy, it's very different from real life. I enjoy playing dress up, I enjoy pulling off dramatic looks and entertaining. It's an artistry.
When it comes to everyday life or dating life, women should really learn to accept who they are, myself included. There is nothing wrong with wearing makeup just as long as it does not dramatically transform you into someone far from who you really are. A woman should be able to look in the mirror when she wakes up and be happy with what she sees, make up is just a bit of an enhancement. If you're not happy with what you see maybe there is more of an issue there but most likely there is an imbalance of other things such as lack of a social life, lack of extracurricular activities etc.
As I said, the inner beauty and taking care of oneself will exude to the outside no matter how much make up you wear. So to celebrate inner beauty and how it's much more important than outer, this week I plan to wear zero to minimal makeup.
Ladies - Love thyself, imperfections and all. #stayyoung #stayfab - @fabjenetics