Assalaamualaikum Wa Rahmtullahi Wa Barakatuh,
(Before we start my awesome post, let me just say a something.
Ive been thinking about what kind of a blogger I am... Or known to be. To be honest, and i'm trying to hold honesty dear to my heart, sisters, I am not a political activist or a serious writer...I just write and if people wanna read, they do, and that's cool because my writing isn't a persuasion article or forcing anyone to believe what I believe, it's me probably advising myself or my friend in cute lil café...)
What are people known by? Their appearance? Their intelligence? Their wealth?
Sometimes people are far too caught up in labels.
Most of the time it's girls that get caught up in that whirlwind.
The first label everyone tends to get is the appearance.
Our outward appearance means a lot, maybe that's why we get a bit obsessed. :S
For guys, or brothers... it's more about character right? But for girls how you look on the outside, most of the time- is the first impression a person gets. But lets keep in mind sisters if the lights are on and no ones home, people tend to wander off. The bigger picture here, is sisters is that we should beautify our inside as well as our outside.
First off beautifying your outside doesn't mean slapping makeup no it means having water, moisturizing, daily cleansing, eating nutritious food, going gym or exercising regularly, taking vitamins and so on these will help you have a youthful glow and make you more beautiful than make up could ever do.
You know I can tell you that we all go through a phase in our life where looking nice, is the most important thing. Most specifically with makeup.Everyone wants to feel pretty, but sometimes there's a price to beauty.
You shouldnt make dressing up your entire life. I mean I've come to realise that it comes to no good. When you spend those five-ten minutes applying mascara and topliner you could be reading Qur'an or memorising a surah.
When we get into the obsession, we tend to forget the value of money, carelessly buying anything and everything. So try to find alternative ways to spending money like reusing clothes or changing scarf styles. Buying plain T's that can be worn again and again, using cardigans as sweaters etc.
Aswell as that we should be mindful that we are not dressing for a catwalk and therefore should not take as long as an hour to get ready! Inshaallah we should struggle to improve this but even so we should leave time to get ready.
Now on to beautifying the inside. The only way you can do this is, like beautifying the outside requires face masks, daily cleansing, moisturizing and constant care, we also need to do the same for our inside. Like praying sunnah prayers, a weekly tahajjud, reading Quran, giving charity, being pleasant and helping others. If you try your best to keep up with these habits InshaAllah you should have a beautiful inside in a jiffy!
Okay so I think those are the basics! Just don't go all cray cray with looking nice. Im not going to go into the debate about wearing makeup because everyone has their own opinions and essentially its up to the individual. I personally think its fine to wear some makeup maybe like blusher or eyeliner, makeup that looks very simplistic. Just dont overdo it.