Saturday, 17 March 2012

Not made up

Hello, again!

I want to talk about something that for me is quite important; Made up VS. not made up.

I know there are girls out there who can't walk out the door without make up on. And i understand that there might be personal things behind that, that i can't argue with BUT i just want to cheer on the getting-used-to-your-face-without-make-up-on. I am not writing the following because i think i know what's right for everyone else. This is just some thoughts that i have, some things that i have thought about. It might not be right for anyone but me.
I have had loads of girls say to me; "But i'm so ugly without my make up on!" And personally i think that's just because you don't know your face anymore. It's become a strager to you. You see someone else when you look into the mirror, someone who doesn't look like their best potential.
I used to feel that way as well. But then i got used to it. Suddenly the un-made up face in the mirror was me! And that was the canvas i had to work with. Now that was the face that defined me, and it made my options countless when it came to what to do with it.

The face you've got underneath your make up might feel like a stranger for some because we so often cover our face with products, and as an extention of that a lot of girls don't feel pretty unless they're wearing make up.

I got to a point in my life where i had spent so much effort and time on trying to fit in and look beautiful that i always felt like i had to do something with myself and my face to feel that way. And i though; I don't want this to be my life. I don't want to have the things that i do to my self and my face and body to be what defines me with others. I want to be able to stand in the middle of a room with loads of gorgeous people and fell pretty though i'm not wearing make up. I want to be comfertable with the blank slate that a face is.
Don't get me wrong, i LOVE make up and all that comes with it. I just don't want it to be something i feel that i have to do in order for me to feel good about myself. I want it to be something i can choose to do because i want to do it and something i can play with. I don't want it to be a task or something filled with the fear of not looking good enough.

So now a days i almost never wear make up on week days. And i'm not saying this is something that everybody should do, cause i know that for some people that would just not feel right. Some can have skin problems and for some their make up is a part of their personality. It would just be awsome is more people felt more comfertable in their own skin.
Like i said, this might not be right for a lot of people, i just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the subject and how much better i feel about myself now that i recognize my face in the mirror every morning and don't feel like a stranger to myself without make up on.

Ah, you're all lovely no matter what you choose to do! These are just my thoughts.. 

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