When I logged into Twitter this morning (with the idea to request book recommendations* on something my husband asked me about, more details at the end of this post if you are curious), I saw a ton of tweets with the tag #BloggersWithoutMakeup.
FULL CONFESSION HERE. I was at first thinking “oh no, now we have to protest the whole concept of wearing makeup” which can be quite the charged discussion topic — one I myself often feel conflicted about. Andsobut, like trying not to look at a car crash (Can’t we all just get along?!), I clicked along to find out what all this twittering was all about. I’m very glad I did!
MORE FULL CONFESSION HERE. I am a proud representative of a cosmetic company and love love love the products I mostly sell to myself. I have not been as active as I was 10 years ago and still debate what my goals are for my involvement. THAT SAID, I do not wear “makeup” every day. Most of my closest friends continually forget that ‘I sell M__ K__’; I just don’t bring it up very often if ever. I have figured out that sales is a role of persistence and I’m not motivated to be so dedicated, I guess.
MAKEUP is FASHION. WEARING CLOTHES can be a fashion statement and some clothes are more ‘fashionable’ than others. For me, face cream and sunscreen are a necessity – functional and required. Just like wearing my unmentionables, jeans, a sweatshirt and shoes if I go outside to retrieve the mail. But mascara may or may not be applied. It depends on what I feel like more than anything. I am not one of the ladies that must be all decked out if the possibility exists I might be seen by someone I know. But to go out to dinner or to a party or be a substitute teacher, you bet. I get all dressed up and ‘look my best’ — which means foundation, blush, eye shadow, mascara and lipstick.
And how funny is it that I was just asking a friend last night that I need someone to take a new ‘pretty’ photo of me for Facebook! Well, now that I read the WONDERFUL post by the blogger who was inspired to declare today Bloggers Without Makeup and WHY, I decide to join in. Here’s me, taken 10 minutes ago:
I’ll likely look a bit more ‘fashionable‘ for Book Blogger Con in a few weeks….
* OK, the hub asked me to find a book of examples:
I need to find a website, reference book, or whatever to help with putting things in examples…. For instance, we drive 5 million miles a year — that is the same distance as going around the world 7 times… Any idea where there might be something to help equate that type of stuff?
Any recommendations/assistance would be greatly appreciated! THANKS