|That extremely bare face right there is the inspiration for the title of this post. Hehe, thought you guys would appreciate this shot ;)|
Hello there! Hope my excited, naked face didn't scare you too much. At the very least, it got a chuckle, right? For this summer, I'm trying to avoid makeup. Unless I'm waitressing, in which case I've got to make money, and a sad fact is that the better looking the girl, the better the tips.
It's a shallow world that we live in.
While cleaning out my closet the other day, I came across this crochet dress from Romwe, bunched up in the corner. How could I have forgotten about it!? I snatched it up to my chest, trying to sooth any hurt feelings that might exist between us. Immediately, I imagined a bohemian outfit come together.
Also, what did I say about this watch and these shoes? You'll be seeing a lot of them!
Anyway, don't be surprised to see more posts in the future of my bare face. It's rather liberating, really. I'm finally comfortable enough with myself that I've decided to take another step in self acceptance by not relying on makeup to feel confident or pretty.
Now while I love makeup like any other girl, I had become the type who couldn't leave the house without it on, even if it was for a quick errand. Thinking back, I still remember the reason I started wearing liquid eyeliner. It was sophomore year of high school, and I'd started playing basketball. Something my coach had told me was to act confident, even if I wasn't. That was such a huge issue for me!
So anyway, until then, I'd worn light, minimal makeup. Then I got my hands on a bottle of liquid eyeliner.
When I swiped on that intense line of black, I couldn't believe the difference it made. I looked...fierce!
I narrowed my newly lined eyes at my reflection. This girl looked like she was intense. She could be mean. She could hold her own on the basketball court.
Since then, that's how I've viewed my makeup routine. It's been a shield that made me look (or at least feel like) I was strong. But I've come to a point where I know myself and my strengths to not feel as if it's tied to something as silly as my eyeliner.
Sounds ridiculous all typed out, but can anyone relate? I think that's why we enjoy fashion so much. It projects an attitude that we want the world to see! However, I'm not about to give up that. Haha, makeup is one thing, but fashion has become a part of me that's so natural, it'd be UNnatural to give it up! ;)
PS: I was beyond impressed and flattered when I saw a post by nail art guru, Tanya, featuring a nail design inspired by one of my outfits! Check it out here and tell her what you think! :D
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.