10.07.2009

no beauty queen

me 100% natural. yikes.
me with makeup on. not a good picture, but a "finished" one after getting dressed from the above picture.

this is not a post looking for compliments. this is a post about all out honesty. i need eye makeup. i'm not one of those natural people that doesn't look scary without makeup. don't get me wrong - there are times when i go without, but those times usually involve not looking at a mirror. like when camping. but i need makey. not a ton & mostly, i just wear eye makeup. i do not wear foundation. in the winter, i wear a little blush. typically i wear a little under the eye cover up.

i dare you to take a picture of yourself before & after style. so i guess that's 2 pictures. i just don't think i'm the only covered up monster out there. be brave.

now, i'm done posting tonight. these posts have been stirring in my head for about a week now. there's a lot going on in my family right now & tonight i decided that i just needed to do something "normal" or else i would burst. my heart is heavy right now. i'm not focusing well. tonight i just needed to feel like the world isn't coming to an end. i hope that doesn't seem selfish to anyone...

16 comments:

kate said...

i hope everything is ok, you're beautiful with or without makeup!

Elizabeth Ward said...

I take that challenge since I haven't put make-up on for 3 weeks. What do I care right. It may not be posted till after Sunday because that is the day that I usually wear make-up.I don't exactly see me going out of my way to getting fixed up just for a blog post. I've gone this long.

You guys should come over tomorrow and watch the Office Wedding with us.

Kristin Jones said...

Love this post!! Hope you're doing okay. Hang in there!

Beth said...

You really do have very nice skin, and I'm the same about eye makeup. My eyelashes completely disappear without. I read a lot of people's blogs about them selfs that really get annoying after awhile...I don't get that vibe from you. Your honest and refreshing and I can read that without wanting to gag myself.

tiburon said...

I think you are FABULOUS! In both pics. I am sooooo playing along :)

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

Melissa said...

Wow! You look great!

alex dumas said...

The only reason you think you need makeup is because the world says you do. If you'd never worn it, you might be just fine with your natural self. I am. Fine. With your natural self. :)

also known as shell said...

hey just noticed you are going to the Ingrid Michaelson concert. I went out to this one here in GA and it was awesome! You will LOVE it! She played a lot songs off her new album.

anyway Great Post. I found you off of Tiburon's blog!

rychelle said...

i disagree, i think you are a natural beauty!

Tori said...

I take that challenge. I should give it a go tomorrow. I REALLY need to shower. So maybe I'll keep going and we'll see what happens. But I'm right along with Liz. Sundays are usually my get ready days. Which is pretty sad because I work on Mondays and Tuesdays. What kind of message am I trying to give parents who come in, that I don't care what I look like? Good thing most of them just drop their girls off, right. :)
I hope your life isn't too crazy. If there is anything I can do, I'd love to do it.
P.S. I just got my pictures developed, fun stuff. I will try to send you copies in an email.

Kai and Amy said...

I wish I was brave enough to take that challenge . . .

I hope you are hanging in there. There are always rainbows after storms. If I remember correctly we saw one really amazing one on one of our drives- it might even have been a double rainbow.

How fun to see Nicole. I'll bet you guys had fun together. We have a kukui nut lei hanging from our rear view mirror. Is that okay? It's a real nut:)

The carpet looks great.
Thanks for your H1N1 comments.

Sarah Young said...

Dude, I feel ya on the eye make-up thing. I went camping with my ward's YW years ago, make-up-less of course, and the girls told me I looked dead. Little turds. Anyhoot, you have beautiful skin though. I have to wear foundation because I have caca-dooky skin that will be plagued with zits all my live long days....also I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like a knot of stress is going to consume my stomach and my life is eminently going to fall apart...but I really do hope you are okay.

pammy said...

you are beautiful! With or without makeup!!! I am envious of your beautiful eyes and long eyelashes!

Holly O. said...

Typical before and after picture. No smile in the before. Big smile in the after.

Jamie Harker said...

I TOTALLY get the "I need eyemakeup" comment. But really you have great eye shape and skin! I'm not kidding you when I think I look a little bit like Corky when I'm not wearing anything. But like you - it doesn't stop me! haha. Love the honesty!

Teachinfourth said...

I know I don't know you, but a friend of mine passed on your challenge, and since I'm into challenges right now, I took it on.

http://teachinfourth.blogspot.com/2009/10/100-natural-beauty-challenge.html

Thanks. I needed this moment of honesty for myself and for all those around me...