So I guess it started with the whole Colbie song and video. And now the theme is popping up all over the internet with all kinds of different hashtags. Today, some of my favorite blogland friends are hashtagging #donttrysohard and we're all linking up to show our bare faces! A quote from Kate's post "set aside the filters, the makeup, the staged photos, etc. for just a day and remember that underneath all the props and careful planning, we too are so beautiful!"
She makes a really great point about the props and careful planning. In blogland (and pretty much the land of Instagram) we take 32906728 pictures of the same thing until we get the perfect angle with the perfect lighting. And then we add the perfect filter and adjust the brightness and sharpening until that ONE photo is perfect perfect perfect. Because let's be honest, the blogging community, almost all of social media and basically the entire internet is all visual. Photos everywhere! And there's tips and tricks all over the place on how to make your photos more appealing. See also: Pinterest. So how can we not fall into this trap of "perfection"?
I'm one of those people. I have millions of multiples in my camera roll. I have a handful of photo editing apps on my phone. And I LOVE wearing makeup. I love buying it, I love applying it, I love walking out the door with it on, I love how it enhances my features and I love how it makes me feel so pretty. But today I'm gonna join in on what can also be nicknamed as "no makeup monday" and not try so hard with a face full of makeup and 295793 selfies and then pick the best one and use 2 apps to edit it. I'm just gonna go balls to the wall and bare all for you.
DeNiro was not interested in being part of this. He was busy doing cat stuff. As you can see. It's funny, I actually did take more than one selfie because the first one I took I noticed he was sleeping behind me, so I had to scratch that and have a do-over by pointing and laughing at him. Twice.
Ah, Sunday scrub day. Lounging around lazy and carefree feels so good. As much as I love makeup, I really do also enjoy a fresh clean face and letting it get a break from all that gunk. Which is how I am 90% of the time when I'm home.
If you're feeling brave and wanna stand tall in your natural beauty, come show us all what you got! Join me in linking up with Kate, Jackie and Nicole!
Bye beautiful! xoxo