Beauty By Jacey: Chunky Glitter is Trending and it’s Wonderful

This year already there has been quite a few odd beauty trends.  People are drawing on freckles and purposely smearing their lipstick to get a “lollipop” effect.  The picture below features both of these trends.

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photo: instagram / @detail_magazine

However, there is one trend that is a little out there that I am finding myself loving: the simple beauty of chunky glitter makeup.

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photo: instagram / @detai_magazine

There is something so elegant and beautiful to me about it that makes it captivating.  These looks are obviously not something that you would wear every day.  However, for a special occasion like a themed party or festival, this look is perfect.

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photo: inyour-dreams.com

After watching YouTube tutorials, I think the most common way to apply the glitter so that it stays is with eyelash glue.  However, for more fine grained glitter I would recommend using sticky hair spray.  I have done this before with glitter and it works really well!

Companies and buisnesses have even begun to make glitter specifically for this trend, like this Etsy shop has.  I love the amount of creativity that this trend allows for.  It is letting people express themselves in a whole new way and I am definitely a fan.

Life By Jacey: Creating “Redefining Confidence”

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Over the past couple weeks, I worked on a video project for a class that I am in.  We were given several options for kinds of projects that we could do.  I chose to go the “artsy” route.

I wanted to create a video that was meaningful to me and that had a powerful message.  Confidence is something that I have struggled to define my whole life.  Being a member of Kappa Delta has helped me learn a lot more about confidence and how it should be defined.  Part of Kappa Delta’s mission statement is to “build confidence” in women and girls, so a lot of what we do as members of the organization is centered around this.

Since coming to college, I have learned a lot about myself already.  I am a more confident woman today because I have been learning to define what that should mean to me in the correct way.  I think this is something that is so important because so many woman and girls struggle with this.

Once I knew what I wanted to do my video about, I wrote the script for my voiceover and recorded that first.  Then, I planned out my video shots.  Planning those out really went a long way in making the editing process easier for me.  I knew that I wanted to film my friend doing her makeup.  I think that women putting on makeup is honestly when many of us are at our most vulnerable state.  We are often covering up insecurities and analyzing and judging ourselves.  I wanted to convey this in my footage and portray a sense of empowerment by the end.

I am very happy with the way my project turned out and I hope you all enjoy it!