Naturally Me – The Secrets

You’re beautiful, by the way. This is what I look like. The only “makeup” is a slightly tinted moisturizer and, of course, my eyelash extensions. I would like to mention that makeup can not create beauty. Girls that wear tons of make up all the time are trying to hide something on the inside, not the outside. I do not have perfect skin, hair or teeth, but I love that about myself.

I’ve come a long way to be able to be comfortable enough to post a photo like this on the Internet. Here’s what I do to try and have a natural beauty always:

  1. This might sound weird, but I don’t wash my face when I go to bed. I know everyone does, otherwise you sleep with makeup on, but usually–I feel like my makeup is all gone by the end of the day. I find when I do wash my face at night, it tends to break out more. Washing it once in the morning when I shower is enough.
  2. I take off my eye makeup before bed. ALWAYS!! It really helps to not look like a raccoon in the morning and after you shower. (p.s. with the eyelash extensions, I never wear mascara, and it is amazing how much different under your eyes looks in the morning when you don’t wear it for a while)
  3. I usually wear a face mask to bed. Yes, I look like a scary green monster. This is what I’m using currently. It is super refreshing.
  4. When I wake up, I wash my face (more like rinse, really) when I shower.
  5. MOISTURIZE! I think you should really lather your whole body in lotion after you shower, but especially your face. My favorite body lotion is this. For my face, I use some fancy dermatologist prescribed formula.
  6. Tweeze the eyebrows. Every single morning. It will dramatically help you look beautiful (because you ARE beautiful) with no makeup. Best tweezers I’ve ever owned, hands down.
  7. Smile! Seriously, smiling helps your appearance tremendously and makes you feel better too. Smile, smile, smile. Crest White Strips are the stuff of magic.

Notice how “get eyelash extensions” is not on that list. You are beautiful without them, even if you have the most blonde eyelashes anyone has ever seen.

In other news, I have officially decided on the major that will take me through the rest of my degree, and no more switching is allowed:

Political Science, emphasis in World Politics; minor in Gender Studies. Thank you, I have just added 2 more years to my schooling. But I’m okay with that, because it’s about time I chased my dreams.

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4 thoughts on “Naturally Me – The Secrets”

  1. Love the article. I never, ever, ever have worn makeup. I do sometimes get a little self-conscious about how I look without it, but people have always told me I look great without any. Plus, I smile a lot, which helps. :) You look great, too! Girls who do wear makeup are just lying about how they look to the opposite gender (yes, there is that “natural” makeup, but it’s still makeup). I can understand wearing a bit for formal occasions, but not caking it on every day. I never had the time to even try and put some. It’s just not a habit I formed. Too bad the media tries to pressure people into thinking you can only look good with makeup on :/

  2. Awesome! I’m kind of jealous about the major. I had like 7 different majors I wanted, AFTER I tried the first 5. So I finally settled into one. I loved it, but 3 years out of college is making me miss learning so badly. Perhaps another bachelor’s is what I need?

  3. You are incredibly beautiful! You don’t even need makeup to look great. And those eyelash extensions are something I just might look into…
    Those extra two years will fly by, and you’ll be so happy for pursuing your dreams :)
    Also, a smile is the best thing anyone can put on. This one man comes into my work every thursday for deliveries and always looks so stressed out… but when he smiles, it’s like love at first sight! ooh boy :P hah

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