Is being pretty everything?

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
― Roald DahlThe Twits

Also, I am definitely inspired by the song by Korean singer Fat Cat which bears the title and subject of my post here-Is being pretty everything?

Yes and No.


Some may be thinking,”Oh, something must have happened to her and thus this post” while others would think,”she’s just making a point, what’s the big deal?” Well, for the former     reason, I’d like to applaud on a case of typical human superficiality, which marks the reason for my Yes line of argument. People are attracted to pretty things, who doesn’t? Look at Barbie, which Barbie would you choose? Barbie with makeup or without?

No offense, Barbie. You look equally pretty BUT I WOULD PREFER YOU WITH MAKEUP.

1Moving to my next line of argument, not many would say No, I’m sure, but I do have a friend who have incessantly repeated this that he does not care about pretty appearances, what matters is the heart. I would agree too. Perception wise, it differs between men and women. In an article I read ages ago, studies were conducted on a person’s appearances, and what differs in their first and final choice. Men would want their woman to have a voluptuous figure, preferably S, an angel-like or sexy face. Women, otherwise, a guy who looks trendy, clean and smart would suffice. However, there is a stark contrast between first choices and what they chose eventually. Men wanted Beyoncé but chose carrot-top in the end. Women’s choices are slightly nearer to what they have chosen initially.

What would this mean then?

In Allan Pease and Barbara Pease’s “Why men want sex and women want love”, when a man tells you that you look gorgeous tonight, it means that “I want to have sex with you”, however, this is not conclusive. It does prove that, men and women think differently. My,my, that made me think, Liz sure looked past Hellboy‘s horns, and she is one perfect example of not caring about appearances since her isolation was broken by Hellboy, who came into the room with a lollipop as a way to break the ice. The large red demon eventually became her closest friend and older brother figure for most of her life.


Now,that’s called looking at the heart.


A visit to the salon: a voluntary assumption of risk?


Image credits to watermark on picture.


I may be exaggerating a bit on the ‘voluntary assumption risk’ part.

But hey, it’s because having a change of hairstyle takes some courage for average looking girls like me. It is through all these years that I realized the importance of how different hairstyles can change the way you look, your disposition for instance. Someone with a short bob may not necessarily look good with long curly hair and vice versa as you may not be able to always pull off that ‘look’ your hairstyle has. And to top it off, you’re the one who is going to live with your hairstyle-good or bad or through all those bad hair days-for a few months, me, for instance.

Communication is a very essential factor, it seems. Some who have their hair done at the salon or hairdresser are less than candid it seems, or have no idea what type of hairstyle they want, and leave it to the stylist to decide. While this may be a good idea as you are in good hands, what if you are not aware of what type of hairstyle he/she is going to fix you with? What if you wanted to look chic and sassy but you look like totally not chic and sassy? It would be a wholly different type of style. Of course I’m not questioning the professionalism of stylists, but what I would do is to open my mouth and ask, lots and lots of question because I’m mentally insecure every time I visit the salon. LOL.

If you ask me what does going to the salon means, I would say it is a voluntary assumption of risk, and also exciting at the same time. You never know what you’re going to get, how your perm session is going to turn out, looking forward to the outcome and feeling a wee bit scared as to an epic fail hairstyle. So this is me with my thoughts. What about yours?