Hey, funny, I almost expected your answer like this, cause since SolarLunix' poll about makeup and our comments on ths issue I've known your opinion similar to mine on this issue, I guess, that was the initiation becoming aware of you on DA for me. And if you look below, you'll see, that I indirectly quoted you, cause at the time of the poll we both were the two ones, who argued most decidedly for this individual natural look and just the honesty, to be also in our external appearance just who we really are.
And, still in Australia? My sister Anna has left it few days ago towards Buenos Aires/Argentinia, where she visits another friend, before going on to Brasilia and Peru. She'd worked in Bolivia some years ago with a priest, born in our neighbor county here in Bavaria, so her Spanish is much better than mine.
Well, then enjoy it - I imagine, it's sometimes hard for a relationship, to live on different continents. The people in such a situation, I know, some day all moved at one place, to stay together.
A friend of my sister Anna, who worked with her for the priest in Bolivia, brought in the end her boyfriend to Germany, where they married. Though some people here were quite skeptic, meanwhile they have a child and are still together. And we're almost neighbors. : )
I think, real love will always find its way, nevertheless one shouldn't be bnaive and just has to face potential difficulties quite rationally, cause that's the precondition for the chance, to deal with them successfully.
So I wish you a continued nice time down under and good luck in handling this issue in the future.
That's an example, how fashion changes - and how crazy it is, to follow it at all. Just being ourselves without following fashion demands of majority, can avoid a lot of senseless stress. Yeah, what I wanted to add: When poor workers had to make their labor on fields, the rich people prefered to stay pale, cause they could show, that they needn't to work in the burning sun all the time. But then came the industrial revolution, an more and more people had to work in mines, to get coal and other things out of the mountains. The rich ones could afford to stay at fresh air and to make rides through the sun, so paleness became a mark of poor workers. And today many people associate embrowned but naturally white skin again with being a lot outside having fun in spare time, what must be based upon having enough time and money to do so.
I, however, have no "favorite skin" (I sometimes read this on DA, really, I don't understand the sense of this question), but if a person with naturally white skin stays pale, this is a possible sign for me of good sun protection, cause our skin isn't constructed for hard sun exposure, so I conclude on a rational mind on the one side, if someone obviously tries to reduce his risk of skin cancer and sun burn, on the other also on probably being a bit like me, cause I really feel sun on my skin as hurtingly burning thing, so I protect myself consequently with the consequence of being made jokes about most parts of my life, and somehow I'm emotionally more a creature of the night like kinda vampire, working and feeling better in darkness and feeling unpleasant in direct sun light. So this paleness of your skin arouses sorta feeling of sympathy in me, just of that kind "possibly being a bit like me" (of course, we know, that it's not only "possibly" and "a bit" ... lol ..., so this is only according to the photo itself).
That's what I already said to one of your polls, makeup isn't necessary, what makes us nice and especially interesting isn't the attempt to look all the same and fitting to archaic schemata of sexual attraction by overworking our skin with artificial stuff, but it's being truely ourselves as individuals. It's paradox, when people think to need makeup to look healthy - instead of just being healthy, as ShesABromide once wrote in a comment. And you are an interesting individual with your own face, what's much better and more honest than trying to look like kinda one of a series of barbie dolls. So I enjoy you being self-confident enough to be, who you are, to show yourself as natural as you are and not to follow advices, trying to convince you of the use of makeup.
Oh, funny by the way: I guess, you're not cyantic cause of low blood oxygen saturation, but it's probably reflection of laptop monitor, giving you this light blue teint ... lol. Yeah, that's my strange way of seeing crazy things and interpreting them ...
Oh yes, and of course you're pretty, in my estimation it's always pretty, to be true and an individual.
I know, of course, and so do I. If I really thought, you were blue, I wouldn't name it as funny for sure.
Oh, and I had to learn, that in English you write "tint" - in German we take it literally from French origin as "teint", I just hadn't looked for it in dictionary, cause I didn't have the idea it could differ. It's still fine to learn something new. And I meant cyanotic, the missing o was only a typing error.
A also quite like it, it's like some of my photos, as your were looked at through the monitor. That may be the reason (of course in combination with the fact, that I like you), that it makes smile "back", so to say.