Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's this about?

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Hey guys!

This blog is a place for me to post stuff I do with makeup, and maybe some occasional relevant life thoughts, such as this:

I see beauty as something very subjective, even though we as a society have come to accept some trends as standards for beauty. Unfortunately, it seems to have gotten to the point that these standards tell us what is acceptable and what is not. In reality, what is acceptable aesthetically to any given person is 100% up to that person alone.

When I wear makeup, I'm not doing it because I feel pressure from society. I don't feel like I have to hide under makeup, or wear it to reach a standard that will make me "pretty" or "good" enough for the world. I wear makeup because it's a form of creative expression, and it inspires me. Enhancing or even downright changing the features of my face into what I visualize is rewarding. It forces me to look at myself in a different way, appreciate my natural features and work with them to create something. That has given me so much appreciation for my canvas, and the canvases of others who do the same with makeup.

So for the most part, you'll see makeup looks, tutorials, and reviews on this blog. But sometimes some of my thoughts on the concept of beauty itself will creep in! I feel some kind of social responsibility to be open with how I feel about makeup.

And why is it called "coffee_pls"? That's my reddit username, instagram username, and twitter username (with an extra underscore). I already post makeup stuff there, and I wanted something easily rememberable for all the cool cats who know me on those platforms already. Also, I kind of get really irritated with beauty blog names that include the words "pretty" or "lovely" and stuff like that. Just. *shudder* Not for me.

So there you have it. See you next time!


  1. Glorious! Love it! I'm watching you!

  2. Yay! I am so happy I found your blog! I see your posts on reddit like all the time and am always so amazed by your makeup!