I’ve noticed fitness is extremely important to our generation. I think this is a really good thing. We’re the generation to fight obesity in this country. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and I’m finally saying enough is enough. I joined a gym today and I must say I already feel much better.
I finally feel like I have control over my body. This is a feeling I’ve been trying to achieve my entire life. I’m committed and determined to create the body I want and maintain it. I know it sounds cliche but this year will be the year of my best self. Losing weight and getting healthy isn’t just about working out. It takes your entire mind, body, and soul to become healthy.
I started on working to have a healthier mind at the beginning of this year. I decided to change my major from Econ to Journalism. Economics stressed me out beyond belief last semester. I’m just not a theory person and unfortunately that’s all econ is about. I realized I’ve always loved writing articles and short stories so why not try journalism. It was a great decision. I know I haven’t kept up very well with this blog, but I’m going to change that. This blog is the start to my journalism career.
I think its pretty obvious what I’m doing to improve my body. I’ve started eating healthier and working out. Next week I’m starting to work with a personal trainer. I’m extremely excited about this because I want a fitness plan that will change my body for the better.
This is the year of the new, best me. I’ll keep you updated on my journey.
Make up! I got hooked about a month ago. I randomly happened upon a NikkieTutorials video and I found a whole new world. I had heard of YouTube Beauty Gurus, but I’d never actually watched a video. Let me tell you something they’re addicting! I would spend at least three hours a night watching these Gurus. It’s a never ending stream of beauty. By watching these videos my make up game greatly improved. I couldn’t believe what a difference their simple tips and tricks made. My favorite tip of all was contouring!
Contour & Highlight
Contouring is one of my favorite makeup techniques. It allows you to enhance your face shape. There are two different ways to contour: cream and powder. Personally, I’m a little high maintenance so I like to do both! Always start with the cream first, then set it with the powder. I use NYX Wonder Stick as my cream contour and Benefit Watt’s Up as my cream highlight. These products are both easy to blend, which is probably the most important thing to look for when buying cream makeup. My biggest tip I can give is to BLEND, BLEND, BLEND! Having dark lines across your face is not cute! Next I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit as my powder contour. I mainly use the two middle shades. The darker color goes over my cream contour and the light color goes over my cream highlight. Finally, I like to dust on a little blush to pull it all together. My favorite blush of the moment is Laura Geller Baked Blush in Berry Trifle. Blush is the perfect final blender to contour. These products and techniques will give you a flawless face.
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up just a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible with destiny” -Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel, one of the Queens of Classiness, believed make up was important. Make up is an essential part of every classy woman’s style. Whether you just throw on a little mascara or put on a full face of makeup, own it! If you feel beautiful you’ll be ready for your date with destiny!
Who doesn’t love a good quote, right? It draws a certain emotion from everyone. Even if you don’t know the author we can usually relate to their words.These are some of my all time favorite quotes.
“I’m sweet, romantic, and traditional. I’m a bit prissy and naive, and I won’t settle for less than a picture perfect life” -Charlotte York
Sex and the City is one of those TV shows that never gets old. No matter how many times I rewatch the episodes I still love them. Every woman has a character she identifies with the most. Shockingly, I’m the Charlotte of my friend group. Charlotte York is a great example of a modern, classy lady. She knows what she wants and doesn’t settle. I absolutely love that about her! Go for your dreams and never settle for anything less.
“Keep your heels, head, and standards high” -Coco Chanel
This wouldn’t be a true Classy Quotes post if I didn’t mention Coco Chanel. She was an amazing woman, who had even better style. This quote is all about confidence and demanding respect for yourself. A key point of being classy.
“A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous” -Coco Chanel
This quote has a special place in my heart—it was my senior quote. Everyday I aspire to be classy and fabulous. I believe you can be fabulous at any price point. Being fabulous is all about being yourself and owning it. I like to portray this through my clothes and makeup. Find what inspires you!
A common issue Millennials are experiencing right now is many of their peers don’t want to go on traditional dates. They’re just looking for to hook up. Millennials were born into the age of the internet. Naturally they would go online to find partners to date. However, this doesn’t always create the best environment.
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps on college campus’. However, this is not the dating style our parents and grandparents were used to. It is so common to get a first message containing inappropriate sexual content on Tinder it has became expected. Whatever happened to courtship and romance? How did it become socially acceptable to receive these inappropriate messages? Many classy young people want to go on nice first dates, instead of just hooking up. Receiving these messages make some people feel like they aren’t being respected. A big part of being classy is respecting yourself and others. The sender of those inappropriate sexual messages are not classy and they certainly are not respecting you. Do you really want to be around someone who doesn’t respect you?
The pressure to hook up on a first date or early on in a relationship is insanely high for college age people. No one should be pressured or pressuring people into doing something they don’t want to do. A classy date should entail going for coffee, dinner, or something like that. Going on a date like this demonstrates that both people have enough respect for the other person that they want to get to know them. They like the person for their mind, not their body. This is something I believe is getting lost in our generation; people aren’t taking the time to get to know their partners. How can you plan to be in a relationship with someone if you don’t know them. Going on a dinner date allows you to see if your personalities are compatible. You will not be compatible with every person you go on a date with. And that is OKAY!
So the question remains; is it possible for Millennials’ to be classy and date? I believe it is. It may be more difficult for our generation than our parents, but it is possible. There are people out there who want to get to know you. It’s important to surround ourselves with people who respect us. We must stop allowing it to be socially acceptable for people to send sexually inappropriate first messages and pressuring people into hooking up. It’s not classy, respectful, or okay.
Being classy isn’t acting a certain way for a day or two. Being classy is a lifestyle. Jackie O is one of the best examples of class in American history. She was always dressed properly for the event and presented herself with grace. There are two main points to being classy: the look and the act. Both of these are important, however, the later is more crucial.
The look. Many attribute classiness to preppy style. This is absolutely wrong. Any style can be classy! In our Grandmother’s day there might have been more fashion rules. However, this is 2016. You can be preppy, hipster, trendy, really anything you want as long as it’s you. Other than frompy; no one can be classy in oversized, ratty clothes. No matter your personal style you must look presentable. As Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman” this is the definition of being classy. Women who are classy are remembered for their personality, intelligence, and style. Isn’t that what we all want? To be remembered for our minds instead of how much cleavage we show or how tight our skirts are. Jackie O will always be remembered for her stunning style, but thats not all she will be remembered for.
The act. Jackie was one of the first, first ladies to make a speech all on her own. She demonstrated her intelligence and kindness in all of her acts. Classy women are smart, loyal, kind, well spoken, but above all they have amazing manners. Good manners are an art I believe is being lost in our generation. I’ve noticed many people act rudely in social situations. It is not classy to go around cursing or chewing with your mouth open; just to give a few examples. It is important to learn proper etiquette. No one would want to be at dinner with a boss or client and not know which fork to use. That’s just embarrassing! That would never happen to a classy person. It’s very important to be prepared and know what to do. Classy women are always ready for the unpredictable, have respect for others, don’t spread gossip, and have many more amazing qualities. Overall, being classy is a sign of maturity and grace.