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Friday, April 8, 2016

Enchanted Polish May 2014, September 2015

A couple of posts back, I was talking about YouTube videos of men wearing makeup.  Personally, this is not something I like watching.  For me, guys shouldn't wear a full face of makeup. Now back in my Goth days, my guy friends wore black sharpie pen on their nails-this was WAY before Chanel Black Satin was vogue and black eye liner.  I even had a guy friend who always wore skirts.

And I was ok with that.

I'm not sure why watching men put on full faces of makeup bothers me.  But the other thought I had when this thought came up was just how different the world view is on the gay and lesbian population.  Back when I was in high school, I didn't know anyone who was gay.  My best friend since we were seven came out after high school was over.  I still love him just the same.

But back then, it wasn't as open and accepted as it is now.   Trust me that I am ecstatic in the changes and am so happy that the marriage laws have changed etc.  What makes me sad is when I remember my best friend from when I was in nursing school in St Louis. He was an amazing person.  He and I hung out all the time and went to the gay bars as you all know those bars have the best music!

But his life was not all fun and games.  His family did not accept his lifestyle whatsoever.  They in fact, cut him out of their lives.  I never understood that.  I never understood how my amazing friend's family could just pretend he didn't exist.  I grew up in a town full of a sea of white catholic people. No other color of people live there, no one was gay (that we knew) and it didn't prepare me for when I got to a big city and I saw first hand the prejudice.

Then one day his boyfriend came to my house-I didn't want to let him in because I was mad at my friend who didn't come to my nursing graduation.  His boyfriend insisted he needed to talk to me. That's when I found out my amazing friend had killed himself.  And I was devastated.

I wonder what his family thinks now.  Do they regret turning their backs on him? Or do they act like before and now in truth, they have no son.

I didn't mean for this post to be so maudlin but it made me remember my friend and I wonder had times been different, had being gay been more accepted like today, would he still be alive?

This by no means explains why watching men put on makeup is not for me.  Apparently, I went way off on another tangent.  This is how my mind works.  I get a thought that is so different from my original thought. But somehow they are connected.

What do you guys think? Do you watch YouTube videos of Jeffree Star, Patrick and the like?

Today we have a couple of oldies but goodies.  I decided to do color opposites and pulled up a color wheel as I was in the mood for orange.  Here is Enchanted Polish May 2014 with September 2015.

Indoor Sun
Indoor Sun
Now for me, I love this combination.  This September blue could have been a one coater it was so pigmented.  I will always be a lover of burnt orange!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?