By: Annelise Vintila
I have been living in Dublin, Ireland for the last nine months and, as cliché as it sounds, it has been life-changing. Living in Europe has given me various perspectives in accordance to what I should waste my grey hairs on. Apart from Ireland being an incredibly beautiful country, the people being very friendly and hospitable and the number of legendary pubs per every square inch of the city, there are some lessons that I learned only at my lowest points. It got lonely a lot of the time, it rained every other day, and I had no expendable money like I was accustomed to back in Canada; I went from the luxury of having a manicure/pedicure every two weeks to scrubbing the pads of my feet with a cheese grader. The last nine months have forced me to appreciate the luxuries of feeling aesthetically beautiful all while strengthening my mental health 5000 kilometres away from home.
If you choose to enrol in a reputable esthetics institute you are committing yourself in making people feel good about themselves externally to feel confident in themselves internally. Some medical esthetic courses include make-up, botox and dermal fillers, chemical and mechanical exfoliation, and most importantly interpersonal skills. You cannot be an accomplished aesthetician if you are not sociable and relatable with your clients. The most important quality of anyone working in the beauty industry is they are empathetic to their clients’ stories and they can create a bond that transcends skin-deep. I have learned to accept life’s challenges with optimism even when I find myself in the most rotten situations because there is no better feeling than doing something boldly that you never thought you could do. In my own way, I was going through medical aesthetic training in the sense that the more beautiful I felt on the inside, the less I cared about what I looked on the outside. However, when I put in serious effort into my outer looks, I felt indestructible and much more confident, so it was a bit of a double edge sword; the key ingredient I found to a healthy self-outlook was daily introspective.
Pedicures are a wonderful luxury that can help clients feel pampered
Understand that some days you are going to look like you crawled out of a hole, and other days you are going to look like Bella Hadid’s twin. No one ever looks good all the time, and no one ever looks bad all the time. There is something redeeming about the world being as beautiful as it is ugly. Whether you pamper yourself weekly at your favourite spa or have to resort to applying Colgate on a mountain of a pimple because you can’t afford acne medication, know that everyone tries to improve their outer reflection to feel better about their inner self. Canadian Annelise is a completely different version than Irish Annelise, and that’s because I learned that perspective is more valuable than the situation you find yourself in.
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