It hit me tonight as I was removing my makeup, that I've been showing you makeup and swatches and pictures of me all made up. But why have I not shown you a picture of me without makeup? I mean, why hide the "before" picture and skip straight to the after "picture"? If you are going to read my reviews and look at my pictures you "deserve" to see how I look without makeup on right?.
I don't wear makeup all the time, and I have no problems going outside without a perfect face. I use makeup because it's fun, it gives me more confidence and I can enhance the features that I like.
I've come to realize that I actually think I'm just as pretty without it!
I have not always been happy with the way I look, I have always struggled with my weight and I still have at least 40 pounds I would like to get rid of (doctor approves of this, not trying to be unhealthy here). Through out the last couple of years I have lost about 34 pounds (yay me) and it has made me realize a lot of things about myself and how I look at myself. I am still not happy about my weight but there are so many other things that I am truly happy about, and the rest of the weight loss will come eventually.
I've always hated my freckles and tried to cover them up, now they don't really bother me. I am thankful for having healthy skin and not dealing with skin problems far worse than any freckle.
I know I have flaws, we all do. But the things I like about myself easily outshine my flaws. And the makeup helps ;)
I think I have a healthy balance of being realistic about my looks and accepting the things I cannot change and loving myself just the way I am.
I truly believe that beauty comes from within. No matter how pretty a girl is I will automaticly find her a little more ugly if she has a really bad personality. And even the most pretty girl feels insecure sometimes.
I am not trying to make it sound like I looooove myself all the time. I still get insecure and I still care a little too much about what others think. So this post is also a reminder to myself on a bad day.
I wanted to say so many things and this was all I could remember to write down but I hope this will encourage you to focus more on the positive and just accept the negative.