July 30, 2014

Don't Try So Hard


the florkens

I saw Kate's post last week about this link up, but completely forgot about it over the weekend. And after seeing so many beautiful posts by some amazing women I was reminded and inspired to join the link up myself, albeit late, but better late than never.

I grew up watching my mom put on her make up; my Grandmommy and my Gramma too. Once I was old enough, my mom showed me how to do a little bit myself. I liked it. I looked like I actually had eyelashes and if I chose the right shadows, it made my eyes pop even more. The more compliments I got, the more often I applied the powders and mascara until I wore it daily.

Until I started my nanny job, makeup was a part of my daily routine. My hair, well it's as straight as can be and only needs a good brushing. Once I was only around that sweet little boy all day, the makeup didn't matter. It was about him. I realized that I didn't wear makeup for me, I wore it for the people around me. After that, I only wore it on special occasions.

To this day, my mom still tells me my eyes are prettier when I wear makeup.


There. Me. No makeup. Half blow dried, half air dried hair. No filters. No editing. Just moisturizer, a hair brush, and some natural light.

My eyes are still pretty and I never have to wear blush (thanks Rosecea). And I don't need makeup to have a pretty smile.

What do you love most about yourself?


13 comments :

  1. I have always loved your eyes and smile! You're so beautiful my friend! :)

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  2. I agree with Melissa! You have beautiful eyes and hair and I'm totally jealous of both!

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  3. great post! that is true, you arre still beautiful with no makeup on
    xo
    Orly
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  4. Your eyes are gorgeous - and so is your smile! I am so inspired by all of these posts!

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  5. You're beautiful! I wish I could feel comfortable going makeup-less. I have Rosecea, too but most people don't know it since I wear makeup all. the. time.

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  6. I love this post! Gorgeous girl.

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  7. Love this post. You are beautiful with or without makeup <3

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  8. I always get compliments on my eyes and smile and I hear alot of "You look just like your mom." So I'm use to it by now. :D b/c I've seen pics of my mom back in the day and she was a knock out and I know now why daddy snatched her up. It's always great to have gorgeous eyes and a beautiful smile.

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  9. You have a GREAT smile!!! (And my mom says the same about my eyes, too. Must be a mom thing... they KNOW what's true) ;)

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  10. I agree with this post 100%. No one NEEDS to wear make up to be beautiful. That is bull crap. Natural is the way to go imo.

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  11. you look great and your eyes are gorgeous with or without makeup! thanks for linking up :)

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