More beautiful photos taken by my lovely friend Emma of Smile Me Pretty.
A few weeks ago I read this post on the Free People Bldg 25 Blog about not wearing makeup. I don't know about you guys, but almost always I have to be wearing my usual makeup staples like cover up, eyeliner, and mascara. Especially since my skin is usually prone to acne, I feel more confident trying to cover it up. But the other day my foundation ran out, and being a college student with no extra money to spare, I had no other option then to go to work and go through the rest of the day with no makeup. To top it all off, I didn't do a single thing to my hair besides put a hat on. I was a little bit skeptical on how I would feel about myself throughout the day, especially since I work at a Free People store and I am always helping other girls find outfits...so I was scared of how they would look at me (sounds kind of dumb I know). Then I started to think, I would rather someone like me for who I really am, and see my true self. Trying to hide who I am, under lots of layers of makeup, is almost like putting myself in a disguise. No one talked to me differently that day or looked at me in a negative way and that made me feel so confident and empowered. I'm not going to lie, I do continue to wear my favorite makeup on a daily basis but I don't want it to be a catastrophe if I don't happen to have it. It felt nice though, having the whole day not having to worry if I have to touch up my makeup, or fix my hair.
I hope you guys take the challenge, and try to wear your natural face and hair for just a day and see how you feel! I'm trying little things to help with my confidence and self image, and this was just a baby step for me but I already learned a little something about myself.
Just some little thoughts for the day, I hope you all have a great weekend!