What Would You Tell Your Younger Self About Beauty?

If on this effective Friday morning I might wave my arms over a crystal ball and be granted a pair time journey requests to speak to a youthful, adolescent Utibe, I might inform her to NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES slip that notice into the locker of the boy she has a crush on; and two, ask how she was so unwaveringly assured in her make-up and skincare selections on the very worldly age of 14. Yung Utibe lined each her high and backside waterlines with a thick Covergirl crayon liner, a lá the North American racoon. Yung Utibe was additionally an enormous fan of exfoliating cotton rounds that she would use to clean her dry, dry face with a supremely dehydrating oil-free Neutrogena cleanser. She was additionally obsessive about getting a weave for promenade—and relaxed her hair accomplish that (towards her mother’s specific needs) as a way to get the aforementioned weave. I later discovered that there’s completely no have to calm down your hair to get a weave, however that’s one other story I’ve solely just lately broached with my therapist…

Which brings me to my subsequent level! Reflection and acceptance. I’m positive you too have had your share of magnificence errors as you’re employed in the direction of being a well-adjusted grownup who understands magnificence is totally relative to nature and nurture. What’s one thing you would like you knew about magnificence once you have been youthful? Drop your confessions within the feedback—and be freeeeee.

–Utibe Mbagwu

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