My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: #PowerOfMakeup Challenge

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

#PowerOfMakeup Challenge

I first heard of the #PowerOfMakeup challenge from a PopSugar Beauty article I found on Facebook. I was intrigued of this 'challenge' because of the strong and positive message it sends out to people.

I thought of doing this but just never got around to doing so until I saw another similar article which pointed me directly to who actually created this challenge and that's when I stumbled across YouTube and found Nikkie from NikkieTutorials

Before I go into my personal babbling, can we stop to take a moment and just take in all of Nikkie's beauty? She's so freaking talented! *insert crying/in love/high five emojis here* I can sit and watch her channel all day long if I could lol.

After seeing Nikkie's video on The Power of MAKEUP, I was determined to remember to do this (and I actually was able to accomplish two different things, the Christie Brinkley review and THIS with one makeup look, yay for multi-tasking and accomplishing it!)


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To start off, I don't think that girls should be ashamed to say that they love wearing makeup. Personally for me, makeup is a serious confidence booster for when I'm going out into the world to take on the day. As a stay-at-home Mommy, it's also a great pick me upper for when I'm feeling scrubby about myself. Trust me, staying at home full time is not a glamorous lifestyle. You'll usually find me wearing a t-shirt, sweatpants, and NO makeup most of the time. (Husband has this weird look on his face when he does come home and find me dolled up for no special reason LOL!)

No matter what your reasons are for why you wear makeup and love it, DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY. Follow your heart and do what makes you happy my dears.


At the end of the day, makeup comes off. It's suppose to be fun. Like what Cyndi Lauper sang - *Girls just wanna have fun, girls just wanna have funnnnnn*

Have you tried the #PowerOfMakeup challenge? If you search the tag on Insta, there's an amazing amount of photos from girls who gave it a go and it made me so happy to see such beautiful (without and with makeup) on there spreading the positive vibes!

I encourage you to give it a try and talk about it! Beauty and makeup junkies unite! <3


  1. I love this post! I've always had people tell me straight to my face that they hate girls who wear tons of makeup (when I clearly have a full face on). I love playing with makeup and experimenting with it so I can never understand why people don't see that.

  2. Great post love and what a great message to spread out there! I haven't been on YouTube but I remember watching Nikki's tutorials when I was learning on how to wear makeup =)

  3. Hi Valerie! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! I've dealt with similar situations as well and just laugh it off and tell them "To each and their own." Some people aren't considerate of others' thoughts and feelings and so they may say things without thinking first. Ahh my dear, not everyone will understand us beauty/makeup fanatics. But that's okay, that's why we have each other and our beauty community to lean on for support, encouragement, and love <3 I appreciate you taking your time to visit! xo

  4. Thank you so much my love! I haven't been on YouTube as much either but will absolutely indulge when I have the time to! hehe! I am a bit obsessed with Nikki's Tutorials! She's got mad skillz for sure! xo

  5. This is so great! I've seen so many pictures from this challenge, and I love it! It seems that people always seem to want to give their opinion no matter what you do, so do what makes you happy! Such a positive post!

  6. Thank you so much for visiting Lauren! I loved doing this challenge and love seeing what everyone is sharing too! You are SO right about how people always want to give their opinion no matter what it is, so we shall keep doing what makes us happy! xx