*Shock horror* I’m an awful person. I took part in an internet campaign without wholly following the rules (!)
Really, I just didn’t was off the tiny amount make up I’d already had on for 7 hours before I took the picture; the acne was out and my eyes had nothing drawing attention to them so disappeared in between my hamster cheeks and four finger forehead, so it counts. Chill.
I didn’t follow the route of this girl…
To be honest, I was really reluctant to do the selfie in the first place as I didn’t get how it could help but then it started being reported that £1 million had been raised for Cancer Research UK, I joined in and £2 million is the latest figure I’ve heard has been raised. Also, is a campaign that encourages girls to ditch make up and realise there those out there that are far worse off, in selfish world obsessed with image really something to shout down? Nope, not at all.
The one thing that has made me incredibly sad about this whole thing though is that, being honest, I and so many others wouldn’t have bothered giving £3 or any amount to charity if we hadn’t been publicly challenged to do so and that’s a damn shame. Last night, Sports Relief raised £15 million, which is FANTASTIC! But it only happened because it was made into a big publicity stunt that involved celebrities going through all kinds to shove the need for money in people’s faces.
Thinking of others isn’t enough, but doing even the tiniest thing like take a make up less (or make up full if you’re boy) photo can really help.
Be creative, be human, be a human helping.