natural beauty

💄 A MONTH WITHOUT MAKEUP 💄

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Today marks one month without wearing any makeup ❤️

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I grew up being told if you go out without make up, it’s disrespectful for other people. You haven’t put any effort in, meaning you don’t care about the person you’re meeting up with. It sounds ridiculous writing this but growing up it sounded legit. Ever since I was 15, I learnt to put makeup on my face every day. It just became a habit so I rolled with it.
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I had a week here and there when I was camping, in nature, or at a retreat and didn’t put makeup on. It felt weird initially, like something’s missing. I look like I just rolled out of bed. After few days though, it felt beautiful. I get to connect with and love my real face ❤️
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This time around, after 2-3 weeks of no makeup (not even ‘bit of mascara’), I swear, my eye lashes started to grow! Even my skin got better, my eyes started to shine a lot more. My face literally perked up. So I carried on until now ✨
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I keep hearing men sometimes find telling women ‘You’re beautiful’ a bit cheesy, assuming they hear it all the time. They might or might not hear it all the time, but it never is cheesy to hear it again. You have no idea how many incredibly beautiful women don’t find themselves beautiful. It might be a vulnerable thing to say but go for it ❤️
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I didn’t find myself beautiful without makeup at some point because I was disconnected from who I truly was. Now I’m super happy to say I can go out without makeup and feel beautiful and good in my body (I don’t really go out, but you know to 5rhythms class or something 😃)
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You might be in a workplace where you feel you have to wear makeup. Start with a week on holiday where you’re not putting anything on to try it out, to pass that initial resistant phase and see how your face will start to shine in it’s natural beauty 😍
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Another thing is how men treat you when you have no makeup on. If they don’t honour and treat you well without it, maybe have an open and honest conversation about your expectations and upbringings around how women should be. They are just beliefs many people took on board without questioning how they feel about them. They’re not the ultimate truth, and they don’t have to be your truth for sure.
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✨ You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. ✨
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If they honour and treat you well without makeup on, amazing. You should be treated like a queen, just as you are, with or without makeup 💃🏽
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I’m not saying throw away all your make up and never use it again 😃 If the desire to do so comes naturally, that’s amazing. Just don’t do it out of reaction. I love make up, I’ll probably use it in the future 😍 Just sharing how in awe I am for the result of not using makeup for a month 💄
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Your face is the only face you have and no one else has it. Give so much love to it ❤️
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May you have a gorgeous week ahead 💛
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