maybe its the makeup

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Mercer’s Magnificent Mane™ appreciation post

Requested by ~Anon~

I’m on the hunt for a really good cruelty free foundation that doesn’t oxidize and will last in the heat of California. Maybelline stay fabulous is my tried and true but I really don’t want to use brands that test anymore :/ I tried the new wet n wild one but I really didn’t like how it settled on my skin h e l p

We signed up for fake babies in parenting today for a project and we had white babies, Hispanic babies, light skinned black babies, and dark skinned black babies and I would say the class is predominantly black and Latino with like a few white girls taking it and like…nobody wanted the dark skinned black babies and it made me really sad. The black girls in my class were all trying to schedule it so they could all have the light skinned babies on different days bc everybody wanted their babies light skinned and idk I’m not black so I’m really not any authority to make observations but like that made me sad and it felt like what I was seeing was the result of centuries of white supremacy and white beauty standards materializing themselves into these young girls who seem to have the impression that their baby would be cuter light skinned. :/ idk if anyone ended signing up for a dark skin baby I think one of the Latina girls eventually signed up for the boy but then she was asked why she didn’t want the Hispanic boy and she said something like Hispanic babies were too much energy or too much work which also had me like :/ like all brown and black kids are subconsciously taught their whole lives to hate SOMETHING about themselves and it shows through and is inherited to our children even our fake children

I’ve decided that nothing except an emergency call is going to stop me from going to a winery tomorrow…

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🍀Kiss Me, I’m Irish🍀

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“Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I’d hide my face in the dark, I wouldn’t want to look in the mirror, and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday…”

“Because show business and my career were my life, the biggest personal struggle I had to face during those teenage years did not involve the recording studios or my stage performance. In those days, the biggest struggle was right there in my mirror.” ~MJ

on another note, my camera comes in tomorrow so I can start my vlog (after years of talking about it, I can finally do the thing) and with that being said, you’re gonna get the in details of all my posts on here, but it’ll mostly be on YouTube so that’s a thing

im excited for spring break bc i get to go home and spend JUST ENOUGH time w my family that will allow me to get a hair cut, eyebrows done, nails done, and maybe even get me some makeup..i honestly love nj its just a huge mall and i have access to everything via public transportation