Hey guys! Today I decided to do a post on beauty, a topic that occupies so much of my social media feed but what is beauty? Well according to google...

  1. 1.
    a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

    "I was struck by her beauty"
  2. 2.
    a beautiful woman.

    "she was considered a great beauty in her youth"

  1. 1.
    good; excellent (used as a general term of approval)

However I'm writing this post because in my opinion beauty is impossible to define. It's not a set of rules that need to be followed in order to reach a certain standard. 

I had the idea for this post because (as I write this) I'm staying in Italy. I love visiting the small, country villages because they are gorgeous but last night I tried to compare them to some of the beautiful places I had travelled to in Ireland and I found them impossible to compare. That's when a thought hit me that doesn't seem to be said a lot:

Things can be different yet equally beautiful

And the more I thought about it the more sense it made to me. I thought of people who I would consider to be beautiful and realised how different each of them looked, yet when I realised these differences I didn't want to change what any of these people looked like in order to fit a strict set of rules which tell us what is beautiful and what is not.

So why does the media show such an exact standard for beauty? Of course there's the advertising side of it. Brands , especially fashion and makeup brands, want to to think you need to look a certain way so you'll buy their products but I think it's because people need rules. We search for an answer to everything. We've always been that way, in fact the Greeks even created the golden ratio to measure beauty. I did a science project on the golden ratio once and some of the people who are most widely considered "beautiful" didn't even come close to the "perfect" face proportions.

This just goes to show, beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. We each see life in a different way so we each consider different things to be beautiful but none of us are wrong, just different. 

So guys, that wraps up this Sunday's post! If you enjoyed it I would love if you could check out last week's post and hit the follow button at the top right of the page. What do you think about my take on beauty? Let me know in the comments. Thank you so so so so so much for reading!

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  1. I love this! Beauty is definitely subjective and can mean different things to different people. I love how you spoke about Italy and Ireland, I’ve visited both places and agree, they are beautiful in their own ways. Brilliant post, thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa |

  2. Great post! I also think social media has a huge effect on the standard of beauty or what is seen as beauty because various cultures definitely see beauty in different things. However, with social media and the internet that definition or standard of beauty is slowing becoming one and the same. It's kind of saddening because there are so many vibrant cultures out there and so many beautiful things in the world going unnoticed.

  3. I enjoyed reading this, love the thoughts you put into this and the connections you made. They have such beauty ��. I've always felt that different doesn't necessarily mean wrong or less than or defective. We ought to embrace differences and discover what them great.

  4. Beauty is perception! There are so many things that can be beautiful is so many different ways. Your post was beautiful. Thank you for writing

  5. This post is sooooo true and inspirational! It's impossible to define beauty and especially compare it! Loves this :)

    Lily Loves |

  6. Wow, this is a great post!

  7. I love this post! You are so right and this is inspirational x

  8. Beauty is pretty much impossible to define and it's important we remember that one thing that's seen as beautiful by some people may not be by others, ever more prominent given how much everything is on social media now too :) such a lovely post x

  9. "You are beautiful, just the way you are." I love your point here! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Love, Fads | The Ästron

  10. Thank you very much for writing such an interesting article on this topic. This has really made me think and I hope to read more. ICF Materials


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