I used to be such a tomboy back in the day. Teeshirts, jeans, very little makeup. That was me all day every day. Then in my sophomore year of college, I started wearing skirts and realized I looked good in them. And from there it was a slippery slope to complete and utter girliness. Now, I’m the kind of woman who needs foundation, powder, blush, eyeliner, mascara, lipgloss and sometimes a touch of bronzer and a spritz of finishing spray – just to leave the house. To go grocery shopping. Seriously.
I love makeup. Of course if you’re reading this blog you already know that – but I feel the need to say it again. I love makeup. It’s fun and often relaxing and theraputic for me to put it on. I love playing with different looks and colors. I have gotten to the point where I simply must wear it every day, and there are times when my husband just wants to leave and go out and I realize my need to get all dolled up might be driving him a little crazy.
So when Rachel of RabbitWrite invited me to participate in her No Make-up Week project, I was intrigued and a little freaked out. Wait – I have to post a picture of myself with no makeup on? On my blog? For the world to see? Yikes!
And even in my head when I figured OK, I’ll participate…I was still thinking, I’ll just take the picture and go about my business of putting makeup on when the time came to go out.
Well that isn’t what happened.
I came home after a day of running errands, washed my face with my favorite new soap – Cor Silver soap – there’s crazy scientific explanations behind how it works, but all I know is it makes my skin look and feel amazing! And I cleaned off my eye makeup to the best of my ability, using Visine makeup wipes. So this is me – my face is as makeup free as it can be!
Immediately after this, my husband announced that we were going out to dinner with a friend at our favorite neighborhood bar. “Come on, we’re ready to go NOW!” And in my head I was like – but…wait! I can’t leave the house like this! But I did. I went out for dinner with no makeup on. And I had fun, laughed, drank and had an amazing meal – all without a moment of self consciousness or regret.
Will I go make-up free today? Maybe, maybe not. But either way I now feel empowered to make the decision when the moment arises. I’m loving the photos and posts coming out of this challenge. And finally I don’t feel any kind of way about posting my own, make-up free photos.
How about you? Are you a makeup fiend like me? Or is every week, no makeup week for you?