I feel a little out of the loop at the moment, I have been too busy worrying stressing tearing my hair out keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I have been offline almost all week. Whenever I did find a few seconds to check tweets I kept seeing #BloggersWithoutMakeup not just once or twice but everywhere and it was quite clear that today is a big day, a day for all to come clean and blog with a naked face.
Now I know I am late to the party, the day is almost over but I thought why the heck can’t I just crash the party? Just like almost every other day, I didn’t wear any makeup today and surely that in itself is an invite!
Seeing so many tweets and blog references to BloggersWithoutMakeup has made me realise that makeup is such a big part of many wonderful women’s lives. Perhaps wearing makeup on occasion would make me look less tired, perhaps even younger but I would rather those few extra precious minutes of sleep or peace and quiet and instead hope that the sleep or rest will help me look refreshed instead. As a result I don’t often wear makeup. A good (makeup) day might entail mascara but as it is such an infrequent occurrence I forget that I am wearing it so I wake looking much like a panda. In all honesty, my kids have more makeup than I do and if I do go out and require some paint I have to ask to use theirs. With my lack of makeup wearing it almost feels like I am cheating posting about not wearing makeup but I have noticed other bloggers have commented on feeling exposed when they aren’t wearing makeup,well that’s the way when I have my photo taken, even if it is a self portrait.
Congratulations Jodie Ansted at Mummy-Mayhem on bringing so many wonderful women together to share in their natural beauty.