I read an article that said "You can tell a lot about a woman by looking in her closet, her car, and her microwave!". Funny but true... but I'm taking it a bit further.

I was sitting on my sofa earlier, watching the post Emmy show, that aired last night, and I kept hearing words like she's "perfect', "flawless", "gorgeous" and even the word "goddess" was thrown around and it made me sick to my stomach. Because, like me, I'm sure there were millions of other women— and young girls, especially— watching and hearing the same things I was.

As a grown woman, I know better— but there are a lot of young girls who are so desperate to fit in and so impressionable.

And that's what made me sick.

The media needs to take more responsible when it glamorizes celebrities from Beyonce and Sofia Vergara to Kylie and Kendall Jenner because none of it is real.

Photo deception is real and at the top of its game. Photoshop, camera apps, filters and even make-up all contribute to modern day illusions.

We live in a generation where loving ourself is— at times— so hard to do; we are our own worst critics. And the media plays a huge role in this.


I have wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles, scars on my brows, eyelids, nose and several glass fragments that are embedded in my face from a car accident in 2000.

I still fight the occasional zit, age spots, and uneven skin tone.

It's an endless dose of human reality. And I want women, especially young girls, to know that nothing is perfect and no one is flawless, no matter what profile pictures, daily photos, and television tell you.

Don't be so gullible and quick to believe the hype. As you can see with my before and after, makeup does wonders. ...and I humbly admit it.