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Musings on Face Paint and beauty

Musings on Face Paint and beauty

Mascara, blush, rouge, lipstick, makeup… Common words and common enough objects; you can find one of these things in a woman’s handbag along with many other beauty products and knickknacks. 🙂 Makeup surrounds us and nowadays it is easily accessible and caters to any budget. From the cheep and cheery (or is affordable the more appropriate word?) to the very luxurious ones. Whatever your budget or desire you’ll find something for yourself.

But as with any common object that we use daily we rarely stop to think about its origins and history. Come now tell me how much do you think about the history of a fork or spoon or a chair? I’d wager you don’t think about it at all. 🙂 And after all why should you? The history of everyday objects is not taught in schools. It is neither glorious nor relevant enough to be a part of the history curriculum filled with Europeocentric diplomatic history, men and wars. We barely manage to fit women and other cultures in there. I apologise if this is not the case in your country, but this is (in my opinion) a pretty good estimation of Croatia’s history curriculum.

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Objavio dana 10/12/2015 u Književnost, Make up & skincare

 

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Čitati ili ne čitati pitanje je sad

Internet je prostrano „mjesto“ na kojem možeš nabasat na svakojake stvari i pojave. U trenutcima dosade, a često i u trenutcima kad izbjegavam svoje obveze (pisanja eseja i seminara, ponekad i učenja) čitam sve i svašta po internetu. Ili barem letimice pređem preko nečega. Najčešće se zabavljam čitajući The Economist, no u zadnje vrijeme čekam da mi papirnato izdanje sleti u sandučić pa da se mogu izležavat po krevetu i čitat spomenutu tiskovinu. Uglavnom čitajući tako svašta naiđem ja na par komentara o knjizi Fifty Shades of Grey. Ništa čudno, nove knjige izlaze svaki dan, nalaze na svoju publiku i tako. Pisanje o dotičnoj knjizi bi bili veoma brzo zaboravljeno da u nekoliko članaka u The Economist-u nisam naišla na komentare o knjizi, te poprilično zanimljivo-negativne usporedbe. Moj favorit je za sad: „indeed “The Romney Programme for Economic Recovery, Growth and Jobs” is like “Fifty Shades of Grey” without the sex.“ (“So, Mitt, what do you really believe?The Economist 25-08-2012, pg. 8) Primjećujete zašto bi to moglo izazvat pokoju podignutu obrvu ili dvije. 😀

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Objavio dana 02/09/2012 u Književnost

 

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