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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Make Up

This is a pointless post, so don't look for deep meaning here. Just getting back on the horse, given that breaking the ice last time didn't work as well as planned.

Every so often, a big deal is made when women decide to go without make up. Television shows have done whole segments, or even episodes, where their female anchors have gone without makeup. Yes, we get it, everyone looks better with makeup. That's true. Everyone, men, women, children. Everyone. That's the point of makeup.

As for me, when I wear makeup, it's minimal: lipstick and mascara. A major day is one where I add eye liner. It takes a special occasion or worship for me to go all out any longer. It's been this way for years. But back when we were living on the road, and then in the Alaskan interior, I got out of the habit of even doing my mascara and lipstick thing. It really was the equivalent of wearing a ball gown to the grocery store.

It's a habit I have tried to get back into, recently. Make the days that I don't wear makeup the anomaly, as opposed to the other way around. Because I've realized over the last several months that it's not about thinking I'm ugly without makeup. I really like how I look, makeup or no. It's about the self-respect to finish it all up, be put together, take the time to put a bow on the present. The little touch that says I care about this.

Mind you, my favorite lipstick has been discontinued, and its replacement changed its hue, so I'm on the hunt for the perfect dark brown now, but still...The hunt is worth it.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

4 comments:

cats said...

I've learned many things from you, one of my favorite lessons is the "I don't get dressed up, I just get dressed" lesson. For me it means getting dressed for me. So, if i feel like putting on heels and red lipstick one day and putting jeans and a baseball cap on the next I'm just getting dressed and I love it, because I know I'm beautiful whatever I wear. And so are you!

Lori Stewart said...

Funny, I've been thinking along these lines lately too, but about my whole self. My hair, clothes....WEIGHT...I just need to start shoring up a few things. I *love* the "put a bow on it" analogy; I'm going to typeset a pretty little thing to set on my bathroom sink with that quote.

I've been keeping in mind a quote by Lupita Nyong'o speaking of her mother:" She taught me that your presentation is an expression of you much you care about yourself and those around you."

Lori Stewart said...

Funny, I've been thinking along these lines lately too, but about my whole self. My hair, clothes....WEIGHT...I just need to start shoring up a few things. I *love* the "put a bow on it" analogy; I'm going to typeset a pretty little thing to set on my bathroom sink with that quote.

I've been keeping in mind a quote by Lupita Nyong'o speaking of her mother:" She taught me that your presentation is an expression of you much you care about yourself and those around you."

BostonPobble said...

Cats ~ You learned well. lol

Lori Stewart ~ Yes, I love that quote as well. It is about self-respect. It doesn't have to manifest as primping and meeting some societal notion of beauty. It is, though, about caring enough about ourselves to take the time with ourselves as we take with others.