Thursday, February 23, 2012

40 days

I'm not exactly what you would call a girly-girl, nor would I really categorize myself as being a tomboy either, I have my moments in both categories. I think this is due to having brothers and having a mother who was delighted to have a daughter. I remember playing with action figures, playing like we were vampire slayers, and making bow and arrows out of sticks in the backyard. I also remember playing with My Little Ponies, wearing Tinkerbell makeup and playing like I was a mermaid in my gparents' pool. I feel like Emma Stone says it well in the following quote.

As I have gotten older certain things have carried on. I have upgraded from Tinkerbell makeup and have moved onto the real stuff. I enjoy playing with different colors, and styles like a smokey eye, a cat eye, emphasizing lips or only eyes, etc. Though, over time I have realized I have developed somewhat of a reliance upon makeup, to make me feel confident, presentable and beautiful. When I realized my complete dependence on it I made a very difficult decision. I am giving up on makeup for Lent.

This is my first Lent experience where I am truly committing to something. I am excited but equally dreading this endeavor. I also decided to make some guidelines... I am only excluding makeups that are used as mascara, eye shadow, lip stick, etc. I am allowing clear chapstick, I am allowing concealer and foundation and light blush.

I would like to do updates daily on my journey, but who is kidding who here, I hardly have time to write this post and am actually cutting into my precious sleep time. All of this to say...wish me luck.

Warning: What you are about to see cannot be unseen...shield your eyes.

Ps also bad timing, but I am growing my hair back in the midst of having no makeup I will also have frump hair. Yay!


Natalie is Sharp said...

That's kind of cool you're giving up makeup. Really, one thing that will work in your favor is moisturizer. That will keep you looking vibrant and glowy and be super healthy for your skin.

bowlcutsandchippedteeth said...

That's a great idea, I think my skin has been looking kind of dull lately.