: 0 So, today I asked my husband, "What if I didn't wear makeup to class?" And he answered me back with, "And...so what?" And I don't know why, but that really had an impact on me.
I have always been the girl who never went anywhere without some sort of makeup on my face. A lot of it derived from the fact that my mom raised me to always look my best, but most of it was because I struggled with acne since like fifth grade, and so I always felt as if I had to cover it up to feel or seem beautiful.
As I grew older, I realized that comparison was my greatest foe and weakness. Makeup was a way to allow me to feel just as pretty and good as everyone else around me. I have a slight obsession with makeup, and it feels good when random people ask me what I'm wearing or how great they think my makeup looks.
HOWEVER, I have also come to realize that it's become kind of a distraction and waste of time in my life. And so, for the first time in my entire life, I didn't wear makeup to Wal-Mart, to class, ANYWHERE. And I have to say, it's an incredibly freeing feeling.
IM NOT HATING ON MAKEUP. Everyone has a different journey to self love. For some girls, that is wearing MORE makeup, going to the gym, mani/pedis every two weeks... And I used to think that was my journey too. But I'm coming to realize that for me, it is wearing LESS makeup and focusing on what I have to offer besides a poreless, perfectly contoured face. #loveyourself #selflove #selfreflection