Beauty – Faking it is okay… Okay?

Hey Lovers,

Today I want to address something.

NoW I totally understand things like botched and how extreme, that those people are fighting something alot stronger than their looks. But also that it’s okay because they choose that and it makes them happy. I find in this world of Instagram and ‘selfies’ we all feel pressure to conform and the idea of beauty is always changing.

10 years ago, ‘THIC‘ wasn’t as appealing as it is now, and my big bum wasn’t on show but rather hidden. The phrase “Does my bum look big in this?” being the most common one while shopping. Things change, nothing is permanent!

I am a self-confessed fake tanner, I tan because it makes me feel more confident. I find daily, people approaching me telling me I should stop. I’m always asked if my skin colour is real etc and the list goes on.

I felt the need this morning after yet another person saying this, to come on here and say it’s OKAY! How do we live in a world of Instagram, Facetune and people are being shunned for fake tanning?

I’m here to tell you, YOU do YOU! Want fake lashes? – Go get them and have some bomb ass eyes! You want to fake tan? – Well God damn you look like a summer Goddess hun. Whatever it is, be you and love it.

I’m sick of being picked on for liking myself, and I may have fake lashes, fake tan and try every instagram ad under the sun but my personality is as real as can be.

Be your beautiful self girls and boys and don’t change for anyone,

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

Confessions of a traveling fashion queen

Hello my lovers,

Let us discuss the world-wide epidemic of over packing. Take a seat, grab a glass of wine and let’s dive into that suitcase you’re staring at.

 

The struggle of packing for amazing countries that are widely considered fashion capitals is a lot of pressure. To be fashionable and well prepared for any occasion is absolutely caused me some anxiety from time to time so let me assist you with my top three travelling tips!

 

  1. Pack black and a splash– black is a staple, this colour will save you. I always store at least five black tops in a suitcase. Generally, I go with one long sleeve and short bodysuit, two t-shirts and one woolly black top.

 

Wondering what that splash is? Well, a splash of colour of course! Accessories are a super easy way to achieve a chic look as well as keeping your suitcase full of room for your fashion binge that you and I both know is inevitable.

  1. The buy and toss technique- Now this and love or hate suggestion, leave your favourite boots at home and buy a cheap pair. Buy a pair you only slightly like, it will help you say goodbye at the end of the trip a lot easier.  Wear your subpar boots throughout your trip and toss them before you leave. This is a life saver, my constant concern for travelling is the weight of my suitcase I always seem to scrape by (Touch wood!!!) so when it comes to heading home the first things to go are the cheap shoes.

 

  1. Packing cubes save lives – Using packing cubes is the most efficient and well-organised way to maintain your suitcase throughout a trip. It also saves room…. for all the new clothes. They retail at approximately $10 AUD so don’t break the bank in any means.

 

I really hope this helped you as much as it helped me, all my love

 

Ciao x

 

The 21-year crisis

Primary school, a blissful habitation where I was so assured my twenty one year old self would have it all covered. At the ripe old age of twenty one years and seven months I can inform you without hesitation this is not the case.

The world is bigger and scarier than ever and the direction I am heading isn’t necessarily the one I have always dreamed of.

 

What is it that gives us the ability to know something is right?

 

To know something is our purpose?

 

To know if the person we love is actually ‘the one’?

 

I find with each passing month I have more pressure, more questions and fewer answers. At the time many of us are starting to begin a more planned and structured future, mine seems to hold more curve balls than anything else.

 

Holding out hope

Dear Lovers,

Have you ever wanted something so bad it consumes you?

I’m sitting here and all I can do is think about this job I interviewed for≥

I am hoping, praying and honestly checking my horoscope in the hopes I get this job. I have become obsessed with it and now is the time I’ll find out whether this dream will become reality.

I honestly can’t even describe this feeling. I’m nervous, excited, scared it’s like having butterflies on steroids!

Fingers crossed hey?

Have an incredible day or night wherever you are in the world,

Ciao lovers x

An open letter to my hacker

Dear lovers,

I am very briefly going to acknowledge a cruel violation of 
privacy I experienced last week. I would prefer to say nothing at all as I am well aware that attention is what this person wants, but feel the need to make one post about it.  Last week someone felt the need to attempt to destroy my account. They locked me out deleted all my content and then proceeded to    post content gloating of how easy it was to hack my account.  Now I'm kind of hoping that this person may see this post and learn something.

Dear Hacker,

Having a blog is such a amazing outlet for me, I use it as a file. I store my anxiety, thoughts, celebrations and everything in between on here and I didn’t realise till it happened how horrible it would feel for that to be taken from me.

The people behind these keyboards come here as an outlet, for a second did you consider maybe you were destroying something that keeps many of us going? Do you truly believe it was worth destroying something someone has been creating for years? Did you consider that you doing that could have pushed someone to a very cruel end?

Actions have consequences. 

In many ways I felt sorry that you felt the need to spend the time to hack my account .. even going as far as to attempt to charge me for purchases well over $400.

I hope you read this, I hope you learn from this. You left me in tears, begging for my diary back, begging for something that means so much to me not to be taken. I am grateful in a way you decided on me... I’m strong enough to scream and shout and to fight back. Some people are not. 

The next time you go to destroy something that is not yours and is very much a legal offence consider how you would feel if it was done to you.  If I were to enter your house without you there. If I was to take the things that mean the most…. I’m guessing quite likely a computer.  If I was to stand there while you begged for them back. How would you feel?

I’ll leave not only you but everyone with some parting words that we all learnt as 3 year olds.

“Treat others the way you wish to be treated”

Aesthetically Basic Blog

A Hot Minute

Hey Lovers,

I owe you an apology… I’m so sorry I haven’t been active as much as I usually am on here. Between launching my you tube channel, podcast and my blog I have really felt a bit overwhelmed. But enough of that! It has been a hot minute since we spoke so here are some life updates.

I have got an interview for my dream job next week which if I land I get to go to Melbourne for training!! ANNDDD It’s a job in fashion.. I know *dying*

This job will mean however I will need to say farewell to my manager’s job at my current employment – I do feel like it is well and truly my time to leave though.

In other news, my Europe trip is coming up fast and I’m beyond excited for it. But God it is expensive!

I hope you are all well,

I appreciate each and everyone of you!

Jump on to my youtube to see me in action

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMIJh7BkDY-N9AoqLoJ5ow

Ciao x

Support me Support you!

Hey Guys,

Super nervous but I’ve just uploaded my first youtube it would be so amazing if you guys could chuck it a view and maybe even a like or comment so we can all get involved! Send me links to your stuff I’d love to support you too!!

Ciao x

Fri-Yay

Hey lovers,

How exciting it’s fri-yay and the weekend is full of possibilities. Well, by that I mean full of uni work and youtube projects! I am slightly delayed on my first video due to my very average skills at working iMovie but we are almost there! I am currently sitting at uni, drinking my coffee and mentally preparing myself for the full on day ahead! Tomorrow is the start of my full weekend off and boy am I excited! I am going to spend it getting ahead on uni work as well as relaxing!! How are you spending your weekend?

Have an amazing Fri-YAY

Ciao x

A NEW ME?!

Hello Lovers,

A quick post today! I just wanted to say thankyou! yes you! Thankyou for taking time out to hear what I have to say. This is so much fun for me I enjoy it all, work and uni can be so testing at times so I love having this supportive escape! If you have social media you’d like me to check out leave it in the comments I’d LOVE to see what you are upto!

So much love and gratitude always

Ciao x

P.S NEW PODCAST IS UP

YOUTUBE … COMING SOON

https://anchor.fm/basicblog/embed/episodes/THE-BAD-JUJU-WEEK-e1vglr

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