Whenever I post hott pictures of myself and get compliments from other women I’m always flattered, but there’s a part of me that wants to go
NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT ISN’T REALLY ME
I AM WEARING SO MUCH FOUNDATION AND MASCARA IT TOOK THREE MAKE-UP REMOVER WIPES AND AN ASTRINGENT PAD TO GET IT ALL OFF
I SPENT ALMOST HALF AN HOUR ARRANGING THAT LIGHTING
I TOOK 30+ PICTURES AND AM SHOWING YOU FOUR
While I’m very honest in the things I write, my pictures are anything but. Everything from the way my hair falls to the way I’m smiling has been carefully arranged into a pleasing illusion.
I worry a lot about people I know on Tumblr who have issues with the way they look seeing my pics and thinking they represent an effortless, attainable ideal. They don’t. Even I don’t really look that good.
(Me with short hair)
(Me last week at a barbecue. Wearing makeup! My hair is in a bun.)
Soooooo… yeah. Feel free to tell me I look good, but do yourself a favor and remember that it’s very, VERY temporary.