If Only These 12 Disney Emojis Existed

It seems like there's an emoji for everything nowadays. 
We used to complain that the emojis weren't diverse enough, so they gave us the option to choose from six skin colors. Then, we restlessly wished for a middle finger emoji, so they finally gave us one. (And ironically, it ended up not being used a lot.) And lastly, we begged and pleaded for an avocado emoji until they finally gave in. The avocado emoji will finally be on our phones next month. (I'm counting down the days.)

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On top of the conventional, mainstream emojis, it seems like basically every celebrity has an app dedicated to custom emojis now. KIMOJI, StephMoji, Justmoji, and Chymoji...just to name a few. That list seems to be growing everyday. (For some odd reason. NO ONE ASKED FOR THIS YO!)
But what about emojis dedicated to Disney lovers? The demand is definitely there. And with the amount of franchises Disney owns, the possibilities are endless! Stormtrooper emojis AND princess emojis? Yes please. But you don't have to imagine all the possibilities because Disney Style already dreamed up these 12 amazing Disney emojis for your viewing pleasure.  
I literally can't get enough of them. Imagine all the situations you could use them for. I would probably find an excuse to use them all the time...even in professional emails.

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Seriously though. Obviously you would use them for Disneyland trips and Disney film screenings, but the list goes on.

Missing Disneyland? DOLE WHIP EMOJI. Sipping on some piping hot tea, literally or metaphorically? TEACUP EMOJI. Can't decide what to wear? PINK / BLUE DRESS EMOJI. In the mood for a delicious brunch at the Plaza Inn? MICKEY WAFFLE EMOJI. Feeling yourself? PRINCESS CROWN EMOJI. 
If these emojis actually existed, I'm pretty sure I would never use conventional emojis again. Life would be so much more magical with these. So...uh...Disney, can you please make this happen? PLEASE?

Peach's Song

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you saw my life as a video game.

it didn't matter how many times you killed me,
for my lives were unlimited.

it didn't matter how many times you hurt me,
for any potion or elixir could revive me.

it didn't matter you that you neglected me when i needed to be saved,
some other player would get to it.

at least that's what you thought.

i was only there to pass the time.
you wanted to play me until you decided you were done with me,
until something more interesting came along.
until you scratched me up enough.

you wanted to see me rot on some abandoned shelf
just so you could sell me to gamestop for 2 dollars years later.

but i never existed for your entertainment.
and when you feel nostalgic,
put down the controller.

because i won't be on your lonely shelf,
ready to be played again.

Why Contouring, Cat Eyes & Big Lips: Not For Everyone



It's 2016 and makeup is advanced now. However, you no longer have to go to cosmetology school to pick up mad beauty skills. All you have to do is watch a few YouTube tutorials and you're on your way to certified makeup artist!
Personally, I can watch those makeup tutorials for hours. If anything, it's an art. I've never been particularly good at it, but when I see a girl with a sparkly highlight, I have to stop everything to tell her how stunning she looks. It takes some serious talent to do that, you know?
After spending so much of my time watching these tutorials and seeing all these girls on instagram rocking a heavy contour and big lip, I thought I would give it a try.
So naturally, I did. I tried the "instagram beauty guru" look a handful of times over the course of a few months but something just wasn't right. What was I doing wrong? I was following the same steps everyone else was and I was using quality product. I even had other people do my makeup for me. Yet every time I looked in the mirror, I was almost scared at what looked back at me. 
That's when I realized the whole heavy contour / fierce cat eye / overdrawn lip makeup look wasn't for everyone. It's always fun experimenting with new looks and transforming with makeup...but you shouldn't necessarily conform to what everyone else is doing. The internet has obviously picked up on this trend and expressed how it felt through a series of memes, as you can see below.




 Found this confession on the Whisper App.
 Found this meme on GetCookie.

Let's talk about this look. It starts with a heavy contour and highlight, meant to give your face some more definition and slim it down a bit. Some say the Kardashians introduced it to the world, but that claim is 100% wrong. They may have popularized it but contouring has been used in the makeup industry for decades now. 
Although most tutorials show contouring as a 15-step process using 10 different products, it actually can be done with one or two products in a couple of minutes. Put a little bit of bronzer or blush under your cheekbone and on your jawline, and you're done. Congratulations, you've successfully contoured!
However, 99% of the contouring that we see in 2016 is the heavy 15-step process kind. This type of contouring has been used for quite some time in the makeup industry as well, but for different reasons. Usually you would never see women wearing this look on a typical normal day because it looks super extreme in real life.
This type of contouring is usually used for theater. Essentially, it's stage makeup. Drag queens use it to look more extreme and look more feminine and stage actors use it so their faces look more defined from far away.
It's also used for photo shoots and red carpet looks, which is why the whole "instagram beauty guru" look looks so much better on instagram. Have you ever had a photo taken of you with neutral makeup and you see it and think, "I don't look like that! Why do I look so tired and bland? My eyes are so big and blue, why do they look so...small? Why does my face look like an egg? You literally can't even see my eyebrows. AND THAT DOUBLE CHIN? WHAT?"




 
We found this gif on Reddit / FYeahDragMakeup.

When a photo is taken of yourself, whether that be up close or far away, sometimes it can make your face look totally washed out and undefined. The camera doesn't always capture the little details that make you, you...which is why makeup comes in handy!
Stage actors, drag queens, celebrities on the red carpet, and models: they all use this extreme makeup for the same reason...they need to go over the top so their audience can see them or so the camera captures them correctly.
Whether you're into a light or heavy contour, the whole point of it is to define the features you already have, which is why a lot of the modern tutorials you see don't work for you. You shouldn't be contouring in the same place as everyone else because you have a different face shape. In addition to your face shape, you have different features. This is something quite obvious but it needs to be said. 
It's the same exact thing with eye makeup and I had to learn that the hard way. Everyone wants the eccentric cat eye, I even tried it myself. However, I have round eyes. Literally, they are circles. So when I add a long cat eye, I'm trying to create a look that doesn't even exist on my face, which is why I decided to create my own eye makeup look instead of trying to look like everyone else.

 
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Makeup is typically used in two ways: 1. For transformation, which is typically used in theater and film. And 2. to compliment your natural features. 
Sometimes I feel like 2016 often contradicts itself because it tells girls to be themselves and embrace their natural beauty, and then it says, "It's okay to get plastic surgery! Go get those lip fillers! Wear pounds of makeup! If you're insecure about something, change it!" A woman can do whatever she wants with her body and use makeup however she likes, but when I see the majority of society jumping on the "Don't love yourself, change yourself" bandwagon, I begin to feel worried.
When I was young, I had Paris, Nicole, Britney, and Lindsey....you get the point. I lived to be them! I dyed my hair blonde, wore pink lip gloss, went to tanning beds and nearly starved myself. Now, I see young girls overdrawing their lips, using waist trainers and dreaming of plastic surgery. Just because the trends and the beauty standards changed doesn't mean they aren't there. If a woman wants to get plastic surgery that's her decision, but that certainly shouldn't be the norm.We should be encouraging women to love what they were born with, right? 
Speaking of being born with certain features, shall we discuss the ridiculous 'big lip' trend? Unfortunately, it all started when Kylie Jenner randomly grew plump lips overnight and it exploded from there. Society was romanticizing women with fake plump lips or overdrawn lips, yet women who were actually born with big lips were being shamed. How would like being made fun of for having big lips your entire life and then it becoming a trend? Yeah...that's a little something called cultural appropriation. Now, women with small lips are being shamed and pressured into lip fillers. Sigh. 





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The ironic thing about society randomly deciding to romanticizing big lips is that not every face is made to have big lips. Just as not every face is made to have a small nose or just as not every face is made to have almond eyes or round eyes or upturned eyes. Not everyone is made to have arched eyebrows or fierce cheekbones. 
We as a society are fetishizing features that aren't even guaranteed to look good on every face. You are a human, not a cartoon and certainly not an anime character. 
You should experiment with different looks and find a look that compliments your natural beauty. But hey, I've got to agree with Zendaya when it comes to makeup. If you want to wear a full face of makeup, do you. If you want to go all natural, do you. At the end of the day, we're in this together and we shouldn't be shaming others for experimenting with makeup. Just be happy and be you.





Californian Conversations (4 years later)

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4 years have passed since I dreamed of this exact day -
waking up to white sheets, roses and you.

I gave up everything in my life so I could fall asleep to the stars,
but I never got to see how bright they could shine.

Maybe I'd rather wake up to skylines instead of fairies.
Maybe I'd rather swim by myself instead of swimming with mermaids.
Maybe I'd rather do nothing at all.
Nothing at all sounds quite nice right now.

The cold sweat of guilt drowns me as gentrification follows me -
I cannot breathe, I cannot smell the roses.

You tell me I rush my way through life,
I tell you I do not have a choice.

You tell me I walk too fast,
I tell you you walk too slow.

We were walking in North Hollywood and all I seemed to care about was what I wanted.
Was I being selfish? That word seemed to follow me my entire life.

Every block someone wanted my attention but I just kept walking.
They wanted my money, they wanted my time for a survey, they wanted me to check out their mixtape.
Every "excuse me" made me walk faster, as I continued to be desensitized to all the madness around me. I thought that was normal - of course, that was all I've known for the past two years.

Then, as one man was forcing his mixtape in my face as I ignored him, he said to me, "Oh, we have a New York girl."
I brushed off the comment. In a sense he was right. New York was the place I felt most comfortable and I've lived with a New York state of mind my entire life. Did this mean I was passive? Did he see that I was rushing my way through life too? Am I a self-centered, dead-inside, dehumanizing, career-driven New-York type girl now?

I'm sorry.
I am delusional and comfortable.

I may be a pedestrian on the road but I am not a pedestrian in life.
So go ahead, run me over. Run me over until I cannot feel it anymore.
I will haunt you and love you all the same.

More Than Just A Body

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i don't normally turn people into poetry mid-conversation.

but there was something about the way you said my name -
like a west coaster gone east,
jokingly dropping your voice down an octave
so you could capture the essence you imagined my past to be.

you showed me that the question shouldn't be what's in a name
but how you wear the name.

it doesn't matter that my name is maria.
because it could've easily been mary or mariah or maritza or marie or mariella or mariam.

i would still carry the sweetness they see and the spice you see.
i would still wear the accidental side-pony you've come to appreciate.
and you would still have a waterfall of curls spilling out the front of your hat.

go ahead, say my name again in every accent & dialect - tell me if anything changes.

we were talking like iris murdoch & john bayley
and i told you how i felt objectified in both work & play...
just a body that corporations can make money off of.
just a body that exists solely for the pleasure of mindless men.
i felt like a catherine earnshaw or rose dewitt bukater -
a victorian woman owned by anyone and anything with money.

but you -
powered on nothing but adderall & jasmine tea,
were the only one who understood.
you saw me as a boss.

for a moment,
i was more than just a body.

that day,
you were a personified self-help book,
a kendrick song put to life.

ironically,
i didn't have to listen to you -
you were listening to me.

you told me you wanted me to write about you.
nervously, i laughed, "one day. one day."
little did you know
your body would become a statue built from my words,
as i wait at the bus stop a few blocks away.

with falsified plans and dusty numbers lost among contact lists,
you decided to let me go.
why pretend we'll keep in touch?
you left it up to chance, & i may never see you again,
& i don't think i want to.

i appreciate you for your existence, your words, and your time.

i live in a shell,
so i can't blame people when they don't want to crack me.

but people like you are the reason i left the nest for.

you said my name one last time.
i smiled back at you, cinematic & uninspired.
"I'll see you when I see you."