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 enhancers...like 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 out...so in the midst of having no makeup I will also have frump hair. Yay!