Feminism.

Feminism. Defined on google as, “Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.”

Now, lately I’ve had people groan, shake their heads, roll their eyes and stop paying attention when addressing the term feminism, all because of the awful stigma around it. Usually when people think of feminism, they’ll think of women marching down the streets holding big banners and calling out how women should be equal to men or that men are hated. ReallyIt has nothing to do with man-hating or gender-bending. It’s just female advocacy.

One of my biggest role model’s is Emma Watson. Emma is a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador that represents the HeForShe Campaign. She gave a speech at the UN Headquarters in 2014 and said this, “The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that it has to stop.”

The word “Feminism” is seen as something more unpopular these days and people are afraid to call themselves feminists because of all the misrepresentation presented by radical feminists.

If women are too afraid to use the word, how are men supposed to begin using the word? Misrepresentation has led into the stigma of feminism. Radical feminists have given the word “feminist” a bad reputation because of some of their actions. They represent a radical culture change that lowers men and wants women to be the dominant gender.

This is not what feminism really is, people. Feminism is change. Feminism is equality. Feminism is wanting ALL genders to be equal. And there is so much sexist, gender-stereotyping, negative behavior out in the world, still to this day and we want that to end. Feminism is a choice. To quote Emma Watson, “All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for prime minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that.”

Bringing up Emma Watson again, she does indeed represent the HeForShe campaign as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Now, this campaign is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by UN. “Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging all genders as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviors, faced by people with feminine personalities/genders.” as described on Wikipedia. They fight for a gender equal world and you can support them on their website linked here. For information to take action whether it’s in the education, work, identity, health, violence or politics category, it will be linked here.

Emma had an interview with Buzzfeed in 2017 and said something very important (as always). “We think that we live in a post-feminist society, and we do not. We’re told we don’t need feminism anymore, that we have the vote, that like, we’re all good. And I think, actually, that’s incredibly disconcerting because then, when young women move into the world and they realize, ‘Oh, why am I not being paid the same, why am I being treated differently?’ And they start to blame themselves because they don’t understand that they’re part of a historic pattern, they’re part of a much larger system which is kind of working a little bit against them.”

There’s so much more to say on feminism but that would take me an entire day to write. My point of this post is to let people who think that feminists are only putting men down, really it’s the opposite. It’s wanting all genders to be equal.

Some women get paid less than men and that’s a fact, a proven fact and it shouldn’t be. Everyone should be equal no matter what. Feminism isn’t just about women, it’s about all genders. Gender equality isn’t just a women’s issue. It’s a men’s issue too. Male stereotypes get plastered on men, the same way that female stereotypes get plastered on women. We are all in this together. And with that, i’ll end this off with another inspiring feminism quote. “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” -G.D Anderson.

I’ve also created a shop on Redbubble where you can purchase some Feminism Quotes and Phonecases etc. We’ve got a few collections up on there available for purchase too! Our blog focuses on inspiring and helping others, whether it’s with quotes or sharing our life experiences. Our merchandise features some of our favorite sayings and quotes. Go take a look and shop, I hope you all have an incredible day!

Some of our Redbubble Merch Pictured Below: (Each Design can come in various types of products, and there’s plenty more different designs on our page go check it out!)

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Summer 2018

Hi guys, it’s Janine and i’m a year older. It’s obviously been a few months since our last post! This upcoming school year is my senior year and i’m going to be very busy, I might blog sometimes but it really depends on my schedule. I won’t say that Findthebeautyy is back, for now at least, but I wanted to write a post today and get everything going slightly. (If you didn’t catch it last time, Maddy has left the blog to pursue other interests but i’ll be continuing whenever I can)

Summer 2018 basically consists of me preparing for senior year of high school, working on writing and organizing my life for lack of a better word lol. I’ve been planning and organizing what I’m going to be doing this year and after I graduate along with relaxing and of course, binge watching the new season of Orange Is The New Black on Netflix. (it’s great by the way)

I thought today i’d come back on the blog and make a post of some of the summer photography taken, and add in a quick life update. Summed up, though.

  • I got a new iPhone 7 for Christmas
  • Fell in love during spring break (rip, we’re taking a break until we’re adults because it’s long distance)
  • Had my 17th birthday in May
  • Finished my grade 11 year
  • Hungout with my friends, went on some adventures
  • Dyed my hair maroon again
  • Practiced driving and fixed up my rooms
  • Started working out again, redyed my hair because the color came out
  • Got a new computer because mine broke (rip computer of 10 years)
  • I’m now beginning to write again and organize everything for my senior year etc.

 

That’s basically what’s been happening, that’s majorly important anyways haha. With all the organizing and planning being done this summer however, i’ve been on little but meaningful adventures with people I love, and by myself. So here’s some pictures we’ve taken along the way:

 

 

Summer’s not over yet so there will be many more photos to come and plenty of memories to make. I can’t believe that it’s almost 2019 already and that this year i’ll be graduating finally. It’s scary, stressful, exciting and it’ll definitely be a journey to remember!

I’ll see you all next time, whenever that is.

xoxo

-J

 

Where We’ve Been…

So as you guys have probably noticed, we’ve been totally awol since December. Honestly there’s no other excuse then school. Highschool, especially grade 11 and 12 is hard, stressful, irritating and busy af.

So, I thought i’d give you a life update, and of course…some pictures and news!

 

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When it snowed…photoshoot of course.
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Actually went to explore nature in the snow.
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Tons of driving practice
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And as usual, bathroom selfies with Maddy and Buddy

As well as this short blog post, with our limited amount of pictures, we have news. Maddy will be leaving the blog until further notice to persue other interests like dance and acting, as well as focusing on school. Me though, Janine, I will be keeping the blog but simply postponing it until 2019.

I think it’s just too hard to focus on school, volunteering, finding work and maintaining a good family and social life. It’s better to wait until you can fully commit to blogging full time rather than put out half-assed work. (Pardon the language)

I hope you all understand and goodbye for now, I’ll hopefully see you in 2019.

xoxo

-J

My Favorite Gifts (Christmas)

Hi lovelies, this is honestly so late. To be completely honest with you all, I have been procrastinating this blog post so much. I meant to write this before New Years and have it up, obviously that did not happen. Lol.

This Christmas came by so quick, Christmas always goes by way too fast for me. But honestly it was one of the best Christmases I’ve ever had. I feel like this year is really a “new me” because I am way more mature. Anyways, let’s get right into the amazing gifts I received this Christmas! (Long overdue)

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I bought this Teapot with a strainer inside for all the herbal teas I received, It’s from Shoppers Drug Mart!
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This is my new favorite face cleanser, it’s so gentle.
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Tarte is by far, my favorite makeup brand. I bought 2 kits from them and eyelashes of course. Their mascara is the best mascara ever.
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I got a Bath and Body Works set from my aunt and the Body Butter is my favorite!
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Every Christmas my mom gets us the Purdy’s Himalayan Pink Salt Chocolate Caramels and they’re divine!
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I’ve wanted both Rapi Kaur’s books for as long as I can remember and I finally bought them from Chapter’s along with the cutest teacup ever!
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I also received this cute Cinema Light Box and I love it so much!
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Maddy got me this bath bomb from Lush, and it’s the cutest one ever! It released stars in my bathtub which was adorable!
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I also got this BEAUTIFUL notebook and pen from Chapter’s.
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And a major ELF haul *heart eyes emoji*

And that’s all my favourite Christmas Gifts I recieved this year! Next blog post will be coming soon, but for now, stay tuned on our Instagram and Twitter for lovely pictures!

xoxo

-J

Christmas Gift Guide

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.”

Hi beauties, Christmas is around the corner and by now probably 70% of people have gifts. Wrapped, labelled and ready to go for the big day. Not the case for me and several other people! Unfortunately, this happens every year and it’s a huge struggle to find the perfect gift for the right person.

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You go to stores, frantically trying to find gifts but they’re almost all sold out in items that are especially unforgettable. Uncommongoods.com is a website that sells unique products that are handmade by people around the globe. The website has handmade, recycled and organic gifts for everyone of any age. They have collections in categories on the website to help you find items for the specific person you’re looking to give gifts to.

Finding gifts for friends is a hard task, especially for teen friends because usually teenagers are picky with the types of gifts they want. To find the most amazing teen gifts, you can view them on the website here.

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Uncommongoods even has an expert gift guide to assist you in finding just the right gift for anybody. Sunny, their expert gift guide, searches a broad spectrum of interests all at once to get you a personalized collection of gifts. To summarize, he allows you to see items that fit your interests or the person you’re gifting to! We highly recommend using Sunny because he does all the work for you conveniently and helps you find just the perfect item! See a
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To find a great stocking stuffer, you can view a collection here.When you find the great gift, sometimes you may be like me and totally forget to find stocking stuffers! I constantly am forgetting this year by year and by using this gift guide and using the other collections included on the website, it will definitely help you get everything done at once!

Thank you guys for reading and if we don’t upload before Christmas, we’re wishing you all the happiest of Christmases!!

xoxo

-M and J

Prepare for Christmas Like A Pro

“Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

The holiday season is time for family to come together, friends to exchange gifts, people to fall in love and children to believe. Although, for many parents and young adults, this time of year is super stressful.

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You probably have TONS of gift shopping to do, have to still organize plans with family, tons of parties to go to and not enough time in the month. Even for teenagers, the holidays are stressful. We have parties to go to, people to shop for, struggling to get gifts due to lack of money, and not to sound like a drama queen but…we have to find the perfect outfits for every single event.

If you’re like me and have to have everything perfect for Christmas and New Years, then you know how unbelievably stressful this time of year is. You want to destress this month though, make sure that everything is already done and then you can enjoy all the festivities before the big day comes. That’s when planning and a big To-do List comes in handy.

In order to organize for Christmas, I plan everything ahead and set a strict due date by which everything must be finished by. (usually the 15th of December for me) Here’s a list of things that you guys can add to your To-do list and have done by a specific date!

• Making Christmas Cards

A few years ago, I purchased a box of about 1000 different Christmas cards that came with envelopes as well. They have little traditional sayings in them like ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and I’ve used these for years now, making all my cards for teachers, family members and friends on one day and having them prepared for everybody’s presents!

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• List of Presents

Every single year in November, I ask all my friends and family members what they want for Christmas or I already know what i’m getting them, and I list everybody’s names on paper and put the present and cost next to each name. This way, I know where and how much I need to spend during December to stay extra organized!

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• DIY Christmas Gifts

Sometimes you struggle with knowing what to give somebody, and obviously you want to give them something they’d like and hold special to their heart. That’s when ‘Do It Yourself’ gifts come in handy. Thanks to the internet and Pinterest these days, you can find TONS of DIY’s to make and give away!

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• Two Birds, One Stone

So DIY gifts are wonderful, especially if you can kill two birds with one stone and only make 1 huge DIY. An example of this is DIY bath salts. One year, I bought a huge bag of epsom salts at my local Shoppers Drug Mart, and I made my own DIY bath salts. I placed them into small containers and gave at least 6 people spa baskets and included my little DIY in all of them. PERFECT for kids and women!

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DIY Coconut Bath Melts Blog Post —> Here

• One Thing Everyday

In order to not fall behind on things, I make sure to do at least 1 holiday thing every single day. Whether it’s somewhere to go, crossing an item off a list, making a present or DIY, decorating, planning in my planner. I make sure to ALWAYS do 1 thing every day minimum.

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Thank you for reading lovelies! I hope this helps any overwhelmed people out there to stay on top of things! The key to destressing, is time management and planning!

xoxo

-J

My Favourite Jewelry Items – November Edition

“A beautiful necklace really adds the perfect touch to an outfit.”

This post is going to be just a short collection of my favourite necklaces and other jewelry items that i’ve collected over the years. I love all these items so much so let’s get into it!

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This necklace has a key on it, it’s so cute and sparkly and I just love it! The gold just really adds to an outfit, it makes it pop amazingly!

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Oh my goodness, this is probably one of the most beautiful necklaces I’ve ever gotten as a gift. So sparkly and gorgeous, it has a little blue tint to the diamonds and I am in love with it!

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Normally, I don’t wear gold hoop earring’s or any hoop earrings but these gold ones are so pretty and I feel like the good just makes it pop out so much! They look really good with my green eyes and I just fell in love with these ones!

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You guys have probably seen me post about this necklace before, I got it on the site shein.com and I love it so much! It has an amethyst stone on the outer edge and then in the middle is a half moon! It’s so cute and long!

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I’ve had this necklace for really long, and you can’t really see in the picture but it’s super shiny! It has two hearts; a big one that says love and then a little one that has diamonds all around the edge! This is a bit small for me because I’ve had it for long but it fits like a choker which makes it look really really nice on outfits for Christmas or special occasions!

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In the past, I made a blog post about these bracelets if some of you remember! They are handmade pearl bracelets that I made with my cousin and they’re actually very very cute I have the Rosegold one currently and the black one I lost actually. Since I loose just about anything! But the Rosegold one goes so good with pink clothes or white clothes or any clothes like pastels and I’m in love with that!

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If you’re my friend then you will know that I wear this necklace almost every single day when I don’t wear other necklaces! So this necklace I got from my mom for my birthday last year and she got it on this site called Stargaze Jewelry!  I love it because I love rose gold and of course it says my name!

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The story behind this necklace is I found this in my mom‘s jewellery collection actually in October and I’m pretty sure she’s had this since she was a teenager or in college and I just really loved it! This is one of those ones that opens and closes and you can put pictures inside of it so I’m thinking I’m going to do that and insert a picture of my friends!

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Now this necklace is really simple, it’s a plain circle with a diamond in the middle! It’s so simple and dainty! It looks great with anything!

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Everybody needs at least one ring and these rings I wear on one hand but I  usually only wear one of them but for the purpose of the blog post I put both of them on my pinky finger so I could show you them together! They have little diamonds in the middle, the one on the left has purple and then the one on the right has silver! These are very adorable and go with anything!

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So usually for my earrings I just wear plain old Crystal studs but these are so cute and vintage they go with any simple piece of clothing! They just add to that outfit and make your outfit pop!

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Rings are my absolute favourite piece of jewellery item to wear nowadays and this is my favourite ring in the entire world! My mom got it for me on an online website called sunflower jewels and it has a heart in the middle with diamonds all around and then on the two bands there’s  diamonds on there too I think there’s about six! I am obsessed with this ring, I wear every single day especially when I wear fake nails and I just love it!

So there you guys go! These are my favourite jewellery items to wear and I wear just about every piece of this collection every single month and if you guys want to know where I got all of them then I might do an Instagram story on it but let me know!

Thank you for reading!!

xoxo

-J