Thursday

Bloggers without makeup



Well, if the only reason you are a reader of this blog is because you believe I look like a cross between Elle McPherson and Sandra Bullock, you may want to quietly click away from this page.

For those of you that are still here, today has been deemed "Bloggers without makeup" day. The effort here is to obliterate unrealistic stereotypes about beauty. You know, like the misguided notion that you have to look like the ladies mentioned above to be considered beautiful. Jodie at Mummy Mayhem came up with this idea and has a blog hop there, if you would like to participate. (Thank you Jodie!)

Yes, most of us put on make up every day to try to make ourselves prettier. A little concealer here and there serves to enhance our natural features thereby making us feel more confident.  I am not against make up by any means.

However, I do believe it's time that society changes it's view on what you must look like to be considered beautiful.

Yes, Sandra Bullock is gorgeous. Amazing really, but so is my mother who has never been on the cover of a magazine in her life. She is not a size zero. She is not 6 feet tall. She has never gone to the beach in less than a tee shirt and long pants. She has never gotten a botox injection. She doesn't have a personal trainer or chef. Her hair is graying. Her laugh lines show even when she isn't laughing.

She is real. She is a good human being. That is true beauty. And there are SO many more just like her!

So, here is the real me. Elle McPherson by no means, but real and dare I say, bee-u-tee-ful?

Take THAT society!!

38 comments:

  1. Beautius Maximus. I wish I knew today was bloggers w/o makeup day, but I guess in the end it's better I missed it. :)

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  2. Bow chicka wow wow... wait, is there an echo in here?? You look gorgeous my lovely!

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  3. Why did my links not show up?? Hmm...working on that...

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  4. Hello, I am your long lost identical twin sister, we were seperated at birth so we have never met. Fortunately for me I had a lot of lucky breaks with my adopted family and have become quite rich. I was Googling my own name (Elle) when I came accross your blog. Please contact me so that I can find out how you have managed to keep your looks while mine have started to fade...

    My Mum is gorgeous too, your point about what 'real' beauty is, is well made. But to be honest I'd rather see Sandra in the bath.

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  5. p,s, you look great - well done :-)

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  6. I love it! Beautiful :)

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  7. I loved your post, especially the bit about your mom. And by the way...you have killer eyes. How lovely!

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  8. i also have to say I love your If You Are Here You Are Awesom button. Made me smile.

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  9. I found you from the link on Jodie's blog.
    It's lovely to see you!!
    Great photo. :)

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  10. I loved your post, Katie! Gorgeous.

    Fantastic pic! Thanks for getting involved.

    xxx

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  11. Great picture, and you should dare to say it: you ARE beautiful. xx

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  12. Yes, totally BEE-U-TEE-FUL! Awesome post too!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! Fabulous post. This game is so good...love all of us naked-faced grrrrls x

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  14. You are gorgeous and this is a great post. I love what you have written about your Mum :)

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  15. Great post and you ARE beautiful! :) xx

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  16. Very beautiful! I'm scared to even look in my personal bathroom mirror without at least having some lip gloss on but you look great!

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  17. very beautiful indeedy! i hope your mum gets to read this. i am sure she would be proud.

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  18. how sweet. you truly are beautiful <3

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  19. Great post cutie... and yeah! TAKE THAT society!!

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  20. Love your post and your picture is beautiful. It's nice meeting so many new bloggers.

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  21. Ooooooh... love those blue eyes.... As i have said before... My Awesome blossomers :-)

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  22. LOVE it! You ARE BEE-U-TEE-FUL!!! I've known you for years and never realized how pretty your eyes are...must be the make-up:)

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  23. You ARE beautiful!!! Love this picture, you have a very sweet smile.

    OK, I have a pic of me without make-up. I'll find it and post it on my blog. This is fun!

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  24. Beautiful. I hope your mum realises how great her daughter is, cause she's very lucky.

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  25. Beautiful. And I love that your mom is setting such a beautiful example as well.

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  26. You definitely are beautiful. Great post, I hope you made your mum read it!

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  27. You look lovely! These posts are all fabulous and refreshing!

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  28. You go girl. I love this post. So refreshing!

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  29. Love what you said in your post! Like the new background too!

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  30. Bloody hell, how did I miss your post? Sorry babycakes, yo mama too busy.

    But ohmygod! You Are The Gorgeous!

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  31. Ugh! Stoopid Brenda.

    Here's what I've posted

    "Bloody hell, how did I miss your post? Sorry babycakes, yo mama too busy.

    You Are The Gorgeous!"

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  32. Hi Katie,
    I am so glad you posted this cos I have known for ages how beautiful you are on the inside and now I can see it's true for the outside too!

    It was lovely to read about your Mum and got me thiking about how beautiful my own is and that I really don't tell her that enough.

    Karen

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