SK-II: The Expiry Date

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I’m sure most of us can think of a time where we’ve felt unsure of the path ahead and pressured to act in accordance with how society expects us to. Today’s blog post is a little bit different, and touches on a serious issue brought to light by one of my favourite brands, SKI-II.

From a young age, I always saw a clear path ahead for me. Finish school, go to university, get a job, get married. I always thought that was how life was ‘meant to’ pan out. Although I did like studying (nerd at heart over here!) I always had a creative side and got restless being in one place for too long. Thankfully, university breaks allowed me to travel a few times a year and gave me the time to pursue my passions on the side. By the time I had finished university at 21, I left with two degrees that I had studied at five universities in four different countries, and worked as a qualified makeup artist on the side.

When I moved to Sydney shortly after I graduated, with full time work, a blog, freelance makeup work and trying to maintain some sort of social life, my creative outlets started to suffer as my time got more limited. I had less time for my blog. I stopped freelancing as a makeup artist altogether. Although these were some of my greatest passions and produced income for me, I never saw them as things I ‘should be doing’ after I graduated from university, and I definiltey never considered either of them as potential career options. They weren’t the corporate job I felt like I should have had.

Whilst I’ve always tried to fit in both a creative outlet and career, the underlying pressure to stay ‘on track’ with my corporate job is definitely there. There are so many expectations society beholds on us as we grow older. Get a stable job, get married, have children. Seeking to fulfil the expectations set by the world around us is an issue that SK-II addresses in a beautiful film they have created titled ‘The Expiry Date’ (watch it below).

This film brings to light the issue that women should have the right to their own choices, the right to choose their own path in life. All around the world, there are millions of women who feel pressured to achieve certain things by a specific age, in order to avoid feeling like they have been left behind, defect or expired as marriage material. SK-II has launched this amazing campaign to show that women aren’t alone in facing these issues. By sharing our experiences, we can learn from each other and provide support for one another.

There will always be expectations from society around us, but remember to take the time to choose your own path and do what makes you happy. Create your own destiny.

This post is in collaboration with SK-II.

 

Wearing:

ISLA Lace top (similar here and here) / Lovers + Friends Sienna Skirt (similar here and here) / Sol Sana Jazz Heel / Saint Laurent bag / Gucci belt / Prada sunglasses

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43 Comments

  1. July 3, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try out SK II for the longest time now! Knowing that they created such an impactful film just makes me want to try it out even more!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 4, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      SKII make such an amazing products and love what they have done with this film! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 4, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      🖤🖤

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 4, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you lovely! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:30 am

      Thank you gorgeous! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:29 am

      Thank you lovely!

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:29 am

      Me too girl! Love their products!

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:29 am

      Thanks Rach! X

  2. July 4, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    WOW, firstly – I absolutely adore your outfit!
    Secondly, love the message of your blog post & the video – it definitely struck a cord. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Patricia Stelmach // PATRICIA

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Thanks so much lovely! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Thanks Paola! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Thanks Nikki! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 5, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Thank you lovely!

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you lovely! X

  3. July 5, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love this post and I will definitely take a look at SK-II. The campaign AD is very impressive! You look absolutely stunning in the all black outfit!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you Yvonne! Xx

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you gorgeous!

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

      I wear it all the time hehe! Xx

  4. July 6, 2017 / 4:01 am

    I think it it’s time for me to try out their products, I heard so many good reviews. I love your lace top! ;)

    Jovita from Black Vanilla
    http://www.b-vanilla.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

      I love their products! Their face masks are amazing! Thank you gorgeous x

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 6, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Aw thanks lovely! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 10, 2017 / 7:15 am

      Thank you lovely! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 10, 2017 / 7:15 am

      Thank you! X

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 10, 2017 / 7:15 am

      Thanks lovely! It’s such a great campaign! X

  5. July 10, 2017 / 8:47 am

    First of all, what a great look! I love that sultry lace top! Also, this is such a powerful campaign. I’ve seen this video before and it is still as empowering as the first time I saw it!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • fromluxewithlove
      July 11, 2017 / 6:24 am

      Thank you lovely! And yes it’s such a great campaign! X

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