The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grin and Bare it!!!

About a month ago Joy bared her face to all of you in BloggerLand.  I was impressed, but NOT about to follow her example, because hey, like I want to have my face spread on the web naked!
The horror of it all!  My kids laughed an agreed that was something I would NEVER do because I wouldn't even step out of the house without my "full face bring it on makeup".
Hmmmmm.....that gave me something to think about.  What is the BIG deal?

My husband has always said that I am equal parts Lady Diana and Lucille Ball.  He is so right.  The Lady Diana part is tricky because it insists on putting on a good public face no matter what is going on inside.
(Calling Brie VandeKamp!!!!)
It's like I have Mary Poppins Syndrome "Practically perfect in every way".  I strive to do everything and do it with perfection.  What is up with that???  This makes it hard to just let my hair down and say "Hello world, look at all my wrinkles and imperfections!!!!!" LOL 
But I have this one amazing little girl who is 9.  What crazy kind of example is that?  
Beauty is only skin deep and all that. 
On top of all this, I was reading a blog
"Dressing Mommy" and she put out a challenge to bare ourselves (faces ladies, just faces).
So, here I am world.....Not even a stitch of foundation.

Seriously, my kids thought this was so much fun they are stalking me with the CAMERA!!! LOL

 And there you have it.  The hair is air-dried, not hair product, NOTHING!!  I have horrid dark circles and I think I have completely lost my mind to be doing this.  But my kids and Spouse have been making a list of the things that make me beautiful and that is the most beautiful thing of all.

Apparently they love that I laugh...A LOT.  I give the best hugs, do the best accents when I read books aloud, and make the best dinners.  I am also fun to watch during scary movies and they think I am the best substitute teacher there ever was!   Hey, not bad!!!!

On the flip side I can enhance that inner beauty, play up my eyes and all that.
And for some weird lighting reason, look like I just had a horrid spray tan!  Yikes!
How about you ladies?  do you love makeup?  Does it help you feel more confident?  Beautiful?
Or do you dread running into people when you look like you just woke up?
Tomorrow is a new and exciting day.  I feel another one of those "Winds of Change" coming on!  I have a feeling that if you check in tomorrow, this blog may have a new look.  Or at least I might.....hmmmmmm


  1. You know what? My favourite picture of you is actually the first one! One of the without make up ones! You look gorgeous! But I know what you mean about make's addictive. You gotta wear it. At least I do (and you do, we do!).

    But yes, with or without make up you are lovely.

    heart: Kimberellie

  2. You have GOT to be kidding me that those first two pictures are you without make-up.

    You are STUNNING!!! My goodness, you are truly gorgeous and shouldn't have to wear make-up ever! I love that you posted this!

  3. You are stunning with or without makeup. But I'm with the kids. That isn't what makes you beautiful. Your kind heart, pure spirit and generousity do that!

  4. My goodness, I am trying so very hard not to seethe with murderous envy! I would be happy if my "with makeup" shots looked as fresh and awake as your "withouts." But we are all our own harshest critics. I commend you for posting photos that were outside your comfort zone!

  5. I am not sure what to say. I was expecting very different comments and then I woke up this morning to positive support. I am thinking I have spent too much time critisizing myself. My new word of the week is Acceptence!

  6. Kimberellie-Thank you so much for stopping by! And yes, makeup is so very addicting and they come out with new colors and formulas and I swear it is like a playground for me!!! Oh, and do NOT stop blogging!!!

    Melissa-no makeup. I couldn't get away from my 4 "stalkarazzi" children who thought this was a lot of fun. Stunning? Why thank you. I think I will be walking a little taller today.

    Anne (who is NOT frumpy ever) You crack my up! murderous envy??? LOLOL Thanks for the compliment and for dropping by.

    Wow, my weekend is already looking up to all of you (and Joy, thanks for commenting all the way from Dollywood-you are and EPIC friend)

  7. YOU ARE GORGEOUS!! With and without makeup! I have literally been blogging behind a mask, but I am planning a reveal....I guess it is a way to stretch out the mask a little longer. But I love this post, because I have so been there.

  8. You look AMAZING in that first picture!!!! You are so beautiful with an without makeup!

    I'm with you on the makeup though - as a fellow makeup artist I LOVE to experiment!

    I'll be emailing you about doing the feature on Dressing Mommy - you have your pic ready and everything!! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner - was on a mini vacay with the fam!

  9. You look bee-yooo-tee-full without a stitch of makeup on. That's got to be nice to know.

  10. You are absolutely GORGEOUS with or without makeup...a true beauty:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
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  11. I would say you are brave posting without make up, but you look great so no bravery needed!! We are always our own worst critics! You do have talent with applying your make-up, I love your look!

  12. Rosebud-Thanks for coming by and for the compliment. You are wonderful!

    Collette- Wow! I will go and enter your giveaway! After reading your blog the other day I spent (way too much) time on the Spotted Moth site. Great place! And thank you very much for stopping by our blog also!!

    Kinsey- Thanks for the makeup compliment. Joy suggested I do some video lessons here so I just might. I LOVE playing with my makeup and love doing others even more!!!

  13. That's who you've been reminding me of. Princess D!

    You look awesome with or with no make up. I can't wait to read about you on Kelly's blog. I'm still getting my answers together...