The big question: why is "natural" scolded in society? Why is it not acceptable to cry in public? Why is it not okay to go out without a stitch of makeup? Why can't a singer sing without it being auto-tuned and edited? The list goes on and on...
In this picture I have zero amounts of makeup on. The day this was taken, I was crying all day. My friend wanted me to take photos of her so I was like "Ok, I need to get out of the house."
At the end, she ended up taking a few photos of me. I didn't know how I'd look... No makeup, my hair up in a pony tail. But of course, I was wearing my American Apparel easy jeans... so hey, I felt somewhat good about my appearance.
I didn't think much of the pictures. We walked around town a little, had an impromptu meet-up with some friends at the restaurant everyone hangs out at in town. But during the whole thing, I felt a bit insecure. Like I'm sitting there, everyone around, wearing a cute outfit but having two hormone-induced pimples on my cheeks. Did I look bad? Did I look ugly?
Then, when I got home, I saw the pictures. And I realized natural beauty should be embraced. You're not always going to like what you see, but take a look in the mirror every morning before you wash your face, brush your hair, put on makeup, and tell yourself you're beautiful... because it's true: you are.
Don't care so much about what other people think. This life is for you, nobody else.
Be yourself because I guarantee there will be at least 1 or 2 people (if not more!) that really love the real you.
Try it: walk around without makeup and feel amazing. It'll take a while to get there, but it's something that could change your outlook and ultimately your life.
Thank you for reading,