I am a girly-girl by all definitions. I own more dresses than I do pants, I feel prettier in high heels, and I never leave the house without doing my makeup.
This morning I woke up to a thunderstorm and heavy rain. I considered curling my hair, but then I thought, “ugh, what’s the point of doing my hair if it’s still going to look crazy by the end of the day?” So I didn’t. I tamed my bangs and pulled the rest into a pony. Per my usual routine, I proceeded to apply concealer, powder, and blush, but right as I was about to put on eye makeup, I took a good hard look at myself in the mirror. My eyes are big and bright, why do I have cover them in eyeliner and mascara every day? So I went with the pony-tail-laid-back theme and skipped the eye make-up.
And you know what? I felt exactly the same throughout the day. When I looked in the mirror, I still liked what I saw, because I know I have built a healthy body through clean-eating and exercise.
I’m not a no-makeup convert by any means; I still love me some long lashes. But I just thought I’d remind everyone that when we take care of our bodies, we allow our natural beauty to shine from the inside out.