I haven't done a lot of personal posts lately because with the change of seasons and coming of the holidays there are way too many fabulous products to explore, but I really wanted to take a moment to post about something that's been bothering me for a little while now.
I like to participate in several different beauty blogs and I try to connect with as many beauty lovers on social networks as possible--I love sharing tips, seeing what people are trying out, etc.--but I've noticed that there seems to be quite a lot of judgmental attitudes flying around lately. This makes me sad because when I log into a beauty forum I'm looking for a light, fun-spirited atmosphere where I can talk to other people with similar interests, obsessions, and hobbies. I love makeup! It's exciting for me to see the newest collections, discuss favorite products, etc. I love seeing how inspired some makeup lovers looks are! But when I log in and see people criticizing others for their posts, looks, techniques, or whatever else, it ruins the whole community for me.
I don't know if the people making these negative comments realize how negative what they're saying comes off to those reading everything, but it makes the environment less friendly. Other users that are less confident or familiar with the community might be concerned with posting for fear of being on the receiving end of critical comments. It's one thing if someone asks for constructive criticism (even then I think discretion and sensitivity is important), but it's completely another when you have individuals "policing" posts or starting negative threads. Do we really need "mean girls/boys" on beauty forums?
Here's the thing ladies, no matter how flawless your makeup looks, no matter how gorgeous you are naturally, being critical doesn't look pretty on ANYONE.
We have enough to worry about in the "real world" without tearing each other down in places we should feel positive and at ease. Let's build each other up and if for any reason you can't keep from being judgmental, just don't post your thoughts. It's just not worth it.