A little behind on posting, but whatever, I’ve been having adventures. Adventures without makeup, y’all!
Okay, so between the end of Day Four and Day Five, I had done two things sans makeup that I would typically never ever do, even if you gave me a large sum of money and a baby pig: 1) I went to a bar without makeup and 2) this suburban girl went to Chicago with no makeup. This is huge stuff for me.
Going to a bar
Going to school without makeup is one thing, but going to a place where your main focus is socializing? SURELY YOU MUST BE JOKING. Buuuuut I did it. Not only did I go out to a bar without makeup, but I was complimented on how I look without makeup. It was such a confidence booster! Perhaps in the future, I won’t be so concerned about using makeup to be the alpha female in the room; I can be the alpha female all on my own. (Insert sassy finger snapping. Maybe a neck swivel.)
Going to Chicago
I am such a self-conscious suburbanite. I have this ridiculous fear that I’m not cool enough to be there, so I have to create the illusion that I belong there with fashion and makeup. I always have this fear that I will stick like a really lame thumb. But here’s the thing: THAT DOESN’T MATTER. I mean, really, what are the odds that the people on the sidewalk or the other passengers on the Blue Line are actually going to stop, look at me, and say, “That girl SO does not belong here”? PFS (translation: pretty f-ing slim). I need to stop trying to “fit in” with “city people” and just be ME, because that is who my friends want to hang out with. So yeah. Bare-faced in the city was totally free-ing.
So I’m totally aware that the text of this blog is pretty lame and sparse, BUT I am compensating for that with a fab video that I shot during Chicago trip for Rabbit Write. In it, Rachel interviews me about why I did No Makeup Week and we make some other stray observations about what this week has meant for us. Enjoy!