Friday, May 14, 2010

Bloggers without makeup

Starting with The Bloggess and following up with Heathen Family Revival, I've been reading about a new thing going around the blog world about bloggers posting pictures of themselves without makeup. I haven't decided if it is fair for me to participate in this because 99% of my pictures are of me without makeup because I rarely wear makeup (although my newest FB profile picture is of meaning wearing makeup and I look freaking fantastic). I've never really cared that much about how I look. I'm all about comfort and ease of use.

Pre-kids, I told someone that if it takes you longer than 15 minutes from the moment you wake up to walking out the door, you take too much time. Of course, no matter how simple your life is, once you add kids to the mix, you should figure at least 15 minutes per person. I like to go places, like the water park and laugh at all the women wearing piles of makeup and with done hair. The first trip in the wave pool and you are going to look like a fool and you wasted all that time getting ready.

Just for fun, I thought I would take a new picture with photo booth. It was surprisingly difficult to get a decent picture out of it. And I don't even mean a decent picture of me. I mean a decent picture at all. :(


For contrast, here is my user picture, where I'm rocking the makeup and I have good lighting with a professional photographer. See the difference? :) Don't get used to the second one, you won't see it very often :)



Kelly said...

I am with you on the ladies wearing make-up to the water park. I got that lesson in junior high when I saw what a little rain and wind did to our elaborate bangs and eyeliner. I will always err on the side of ordinary to avoid looking like a drowned circus clown.

imarogers said...

I have to have my mascara. It makes me laugh because my mom has always said, "I feel naked without my lipstick."

I think you look lovely in both photos.

Quigs78 said...

You can't participate in those photo comparisions because you have ridiculously perfect skin! So you totally skew everything. ;)

The Fearless Freak said...

I realized that I didn't point out that in the makeup picture, the makeup I'm wearing is strictly eye makeup. Only about once a year do I put on anything else because it always makes me itch. So yeah, aside from the freckles good skin probably helps :)