Spring Break is over and we’re halfway through our first week back at school. We’re all alive as well. Squishy is back to her normal self and well let’s just say we’ve all been a tad bit busy having fun!
(All 7 kiddos last week at the park.)
The ducks are getting huge and got their first real swimming time yesterday. Oh yes,that’s my wonderful boyfriend giving duck advice in the background. 🙂
Apparently Squishy likes ice cream…A Lot!
And she’s pretty serious when people are in her way of walking down the side of the couch,as seen here with Nathaniel. He wouldn’t move his legs so she could pull herself up and keep going and boy did she let him know about it!
And last but not least the end of my 30 day no makeup challenge! After 30 days no foundation or powder I cannot see myself going back to that anytime soon. Hey I have freckles I forgot existed! Instead my new,every day make up look consists of eyeliner on the bottom,mascara,and some blush.This momma learned a lot and is very happy about it! What do you all think?
Yes,Yes things are quite normal here…
Wow I have made it almost a full month without wearing any makeup. In fact I’ve only opened my makeup box one time and that was on Easter. I had considered taking a cheat on Easter in fact I even had my makeup ideas all set in my head. I was going to look very cute…then I opened my makeup box, looked in the mirror,and decided the only thing I really needed was a little bit of mascara.
THAT WAS IT!
That was my cheat a little bit of mascara….Here I had given myself free reign to wear whatever makeup I wanted and all I put on was mascara. And I felt good about it.
I’ve noticed that my skin has improved…and my freckles are more visible. There are no more dry patches on my face,and all I’ve been using is a foaming cleanser and a face mask when I remember.
Now if only my hair would hurry up and grow out I’d be a bit happier.
I still love makeip and still love playing around with it,but I do not miss the foundation and powder.I am throwing around the idea of just using a tinted moisturizer when and if I return to using makeup.If I don’t use that though,I really don’t think I will go back to using foundation.
Yes I know I’ll still wear eyeshadow here and there and blush,but ehhh why do I have to cover up my whole face?
Who is this women?
Definitely not the women I remember….
I’m in my 3rd week of my no makeup challenge. Here we go week 3….and these are the things I notice.
-I seem to be a tad bit more “hormonal” (ok maybe a very large amount more hormonal) I’m not sure why,but I’m taking EVERYTHING the kids say to heart. My heart has been hurt so many times in the past week. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m not wearing makeup. Or maybe it does because that extra time for me in the morning does sometimes make a difference.
– I seem to be obsessing over my hair more and can never get it quite right.
– All the spring makeup line is out and calling my name…
– Wait Easter is Sunday and we’re going to B’s grandparents church AND Adrienne is being dedicated AND I’m supposed to stand in front of the church in no makeup?????
– I don’t only have “bingo wings”(ya know that flab under your arm), that my kids tease me about relentlessly. I also have “mommy bags”
– I hate my hair at the moment have I mentioned that?
-Walking past the make up aisles at stores is getting harder and harder to do.
-I honestly think just a little bit of lip gloss would not hurt….but I haven’t done it yet.
-My mom asking me if I was going to be wearing makeup by the time she gets up here in May doesn’t really help with my whole point of the challenge.
Yes week 3 has been challenging to say the least. Last night at dinner I announced I was ready to throw in the towel. I miss the “fun” part of my morning routine.
Here’s to hoping I make it to April 8th.
And no there are no pics this week.
I made it through a full week of no makeup. To say it was easy for me would be a lie. However,it was not as hard as I expected. I think the fact that we have been pretty busy as well helped a bit. Until it was time to go visit family. Even then,I got over it quickly
I love how easy it is to get ready in the morning. I’m even thinking about putting away my makeup box for the rest of the time….thinking about it,have not done it yet.
One of the best things about this last week is that Squishy has really started to give great open mouth kisses.These kisses land anywhere from my collar bone to my cheek or forehead. If I had makeup on it wouldn’t be safe for me to let her kiss me. I would totally be missing out on a great part of parenting.
My hardest part of the whole make up thing is the mentality of it. I have always,for myself, not worn makeup only on my lazy days. I am slwly getting over this though as well.
So I will pat myself on the back for completing week 1 and yell,”Bring on week 2!”
I mean do you really need makeup to catch beautiful natural moments like this?
Who doesn’t love a challenge????Oh wait me that’s who.I’ve had enough challenges in my life to fill mine and probably two other lifetimes. Especially something that I have been doing for years,and enjoy as part of my morning routine.
I’m turning 36 in a coupe of months and realized I have been wearing make up since the age of 10.It started with some blush and lip gloss because of my “pale” skin,but quickly escalated to foundation just to “even” out my skin tone.By the end of 6th grade I was wearing a full face of makeup to school,and when I didn’t wear makeup there must’ve been something wrong with me. That’s 26 years of wearing makeup!I have been wearing makeup longer than I have had my period.
I look at my two eleven year olds who have no desire to wear makeup yet,and am very thankful. Of course if one asked I would probably let them wear some lip gloss.Kenna did wear makeup to the homeschool dance,at her choice. I wondered if it was the start of something,but not a word has been said since. Both of my eleven year olds are very beautiful without a face full of makeup.
Holly and Kenna were challenging me last week about giving up makeup for a year.
I felt a panic attack coming on.
Realy? A panic attack over no makeup?
SO I’m biting the bullet….
but not for a year.
Today is March 12 and I am giving up makeup for a month.Nathaniel asked me why not a year. I told him I was going to start small.He told me “Go big or Go home.”
A month IS big to me!!!!
I will focus instead on a good skincare routine.I will focus more on my natural beauty the beauty God blessed me with. Every Tuesday I will check in and post a pic or two and write about how it is going. I’d be lying if I didn’t say my heart is beating a little fast right now.
So,here’s to week one day one! I did a facial mask,wash, and lotion with spf. That is it. From time to time I may wear a little Vaseline on my lips but only to keep the dryness at bay.
Would anyone else like to join me?