It’s still Thursday somewhere…This week’s thought-provoking post comes in the form of a simple question prompted from a story I just heard about this week (late on yet another viral story).
When do you feel most beautiful?
Personally, I feel amazing when I’m fresh out of a hot shower! My hair is silky and smooth, my cheeks are slightly pink like natural blush from the hot water, and I just feel naturally sexy!
I stopped wearing makeup a couple of years ago. I originally started wearing it in my mid-twenties because of skin issues caused by my hormones being out of whack. When the skin issues cleared up, I had gotten so used to seeing myself with makeup, I no longer thought I could go without it. All I saw were my dark circles, uneven skin tone, and whatever imperfection my skin had that day. Eventually, the makeup routine got old and I started to ditch it one product at a time. I got used to seeing myself with less and felt more comfortable that way. Now I have a hard time remembering when the last time I wore it was!
I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing. -Alicia Keys
I love this quote and couldn’t agree more! I find it incredibly confident for someone who is in the limelight to ditch makeup publicly. Especially in a time that natural beauty isn’t celebrated the way it once was. These days photoshopped images are commonplace and imperfections are hidden behind filters. For her to step out sans makeup is a pretty amazing statement to make! Whether you wear makeup or not isn’t the point, I just want to know what makes you feel beautiful and celebrate it with you!
Feel free to share in the comments what makes you feel beautiful! Maybe there’s something about you that you feel is particularly beautiful. Is it your hair? The color? Texture? Your freckles? A birthmark? Is it something you do? Something you wear? A certain time of day? During a season? Whatever it is, feel free to share in the comments!
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