A guest post first featured on Jagabeauty Blog
April 22, 2014
Marilyn Monroe’s siren red lips have been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time.
The Hollywood star sported the striking bright pout during the 1950s and 1960s – most famously in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch – and MAC Cosmetics even recently created a lipstick range in her honor.
I couldn’t stop looking at her pictures! She was so BEAUTIFUL! I can understand all those men who chased after her and her fans who adored her. Her look of innocence was so alluring, captivating and radiated when she smiled-If only they knew how much sadness it was covering.
This post was supposed to be about how her crimson lips was voted the most iconic trend of all time but going through her pictures kinda made me sad. I don’t really know her full story and mostly what I know is from watching Smash. It just made me aware of how depression affects our lives and sometimes we don’t do anything about it till it’s too late.Depression is like a well (like the one you draw water from), a deep dark well. Each stages of depression takes you further in that well till you can’t see a single ray of light. When you’ve reached rock bottom is when there’s going to be serious trouble. You grope around the well-looking for something to hold on to, to climb out, but you can’t. It’s too dark and the walls are slippery. You try and try but then fatigue creeps in and you can’t find the strength anymore to fight, to live… and then, you give up…
One of the secrets to dealing with depression is, when you feel yourself falling into that well, PLEASE speak to somebody close to you that you love, a friend, a mentor, somebody, anybody, because you don’t want to get to the bottom of that well. It’s frightening, dark and lonely down there and it’s really hard to come out when you’ve reached the bottom.You are beautiful, gorgeous, special, someone’s best friend, mother, daughter, sister, wife, aunty. You mean so much to lots of people and there are also quite a number of people’s destiny’s that are tied to yours. If you give up, so will that one person you would have offered a job, that child you would have brought forth to the world, that man whose life will change because of your love, that person who was about to commit suicide but changed her mind when you smiled and hugged her… DON’T DIE! DON’T GIVE UP! Remember;
When the world says “Give Up”, hope whispers, “Try it One More Time”
For Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) 1926 – 1962.