Monday, October 12, 2009

From start to finish

Tiburon threw down a challenge on her blog the other day. A total double dog dare.

So of course I jumped on that wagon because, hey I need something to blog about.


Me after coming home from a morning walk.


Just out of the shower
And this is the finished product.
I am sporadic with my make up wearing. I go in fits and spurts. I usually wear some makeup to church but have been know to go days with out it. Do I think I look better with it? Absolutely. I'm not a natural beauty by any stretch of the imagination. I love how makeup can enhance my eyes, smooth out my skin tone and give me some color in my cheeks.

However there have been some thoughts that have been niggling at my mind this last little while. I've been thinking. If I can't come to accept and love who I am and how I look without makeup will I have problems with this in the next life? Hmmm...

Strange I know but it has crossed my mind. So I've been trying to come to terms being myself. Inside and out. It's been fairly interesting.

Thanks for the dare Tib.


32 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You look beautiful in all the pictures. I always have to have some color on my lips. I look really, really washed out without.

Emmy said...

You have great eyelashes! Even right after showering they look good.
And hey, we will be our best and perfected selves in the next life so we will all probably look beautiful even without makeup :)

Amander said...

Oooh, you do have great eyelashes! And just great eyes in general :)

Lisa said...

I think we as women have a hard time going without makeup.....I know I do....you are so beautiful....I love your eyes!!!!

Madalyn :) said...

Love the pic's.... now I want you to post all those other one's ;)

erynn louise said...

shan you are gorgeous! a true nielsen through and through, you look just like gramma norma. love it!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

You are lovely start to finish. An interesting point about our struggles in accepting ourselves in this life could follow us to the next. I think I may be doomed....

tiburon said...

Hubba Hubba!!! I am so glad you played along! Thank you :)

You look stunning - I love the 'do - I love the lips - awwww who am I kidding? I LOVE YOU! :)

Teachinfourth said...

I feel strange commenting on this post, but I have to...after all, I did make a promise.

I'll share a secret with you; I don't wear any makeup.

Ever.

M-Cat said...

You are beautifl and it was so fun to see you play along.

And for the record, I am convinced there will be sparkly bronzer in the next life! : )

The Boob Nazi said...

WOW! You have beautiful eyes!

tammy said...

We're not going to have make-up in the next life??

You look fabulous.

The Wixom Zoo said...

I think you look great! If I had eyelashes like yours I wouldn't ever wear mascara again. Too bad for me, though, because I have blond eyelashes and eyebrows and the only time you see them without the help of Maybeline is when I get a sunburn...then they look like they're jumping off of my face! lol!

Cynthia said...

I don't wear make up everyday either. I like make up- I just don't always take the time to mess with it.

You look great though- your eyes are really stunning.

Wendyburd1 said...

You are so pretty period! My reasons for rarely using makeup are less noble, I am too lazy!!

blueviolet said...

I think you look really lovely in every picture there!

Tyran, the Yeti Yogi said...

My favorite of the three shots? The first one. Why? The smile, the best make-up in the world is your smile!

Martha H. said...

You have such beautiful blue eyes.

I think you look smashing just out of the shower. Don't change a thing.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

So fun. You're beautiful! When I don't wear make up I feel like my eyes dissapear.

Fiauna said...

You are GORGEOUS!!! How lucky you are not to need makeup.

Jessica G. said...

If I were a guy and we were both single, I could so get lost in your eyes. ;)

Rachel Sue said...

I have great faith that in the eternities, the Lord will not give us zits.

Gerb said...

I also hardly ever wear makeup. My oldest daughter told me it makes my face brighter when I do so I started wearing it a bit more often... but the truth is I'd rather skip the regimen. God gave me this face and I like it. I don't think there's anything wrong with that... makeup or not!

clan of the cave hair said...

I think you and I are alot alike, I know I look better with my make-up on, but I will go days without it, only to put it on for Sunday. Lately I've noticed if I'm wearing it during the week my husband will ask me where I'm going. I don't think that's a good sign. I like these posts, and I think I'll play along, but not today, because my hair looks good today, straight from bed, and nobody will understand why we are Clan of the Cave Hair if my hair looks good! lol

Erin said...

You are beautiful! What a great post.

Teachinfourth said...

I totally did the challenge, too. Thanks for letting me know about it. I, too, was brave...

wendy said...

Good for you on taking that dare. I am paranoid about going anywhere without my makeup!!! Now that I live in the country, hubby keeps asking me WHY am I going to all the trouble to do makeup and do my hair. I NEVER see anyone hardly ever. BUT------I said it is for YOU. He said he loves me with or without and I guess we should also LOVE ourselves AS WE ARE. Why is that so hard to do.......it is for me.

Seriously, no one else cares whether we have the makeup on or not, they love us no matter what. Maybe it just makes US feel a little more like the Diva we'd like to think we are (tee,hee)

AS Amber said...

I say if make-up makes you feel better about yourself then go for it. If not, don't bother! I seriously need to wear make up every day. I have these dark circles under my eyes that I inherited from my mom. However, I do NOT wear make up every day. Cuz seriously, I hardly ever leave the house.

You're so cute! I love you inside and out!!! Hope to see you on Monday!

Lara said...

Normally, I'm never caught dead without make up on, but lately I've been going out without it, and not wearing it for days. I've been wondering what's up, because it isn't that I like how I look without it at all. I guess I just got lazy or something and stopped caring if others like how I look? Just made me think similar thoughts to how you ended this post.

REgardless, I think you're beautiful! :)

ramsam said...

You look great after your wawlk! When Irun my face goes red and I am all sweaty- my hair sticks to my head and it looks di-sgust-ing.

It's a great dare, and you look great in it!

That Girl said...

Interesting ...

I never thought about the whole "will I have problems with this in the next life." My snarky comment is no, I won't, because I'll be perfect and won't NEED makeup. ;o)

I'm not a big makeup fiend, but I NEED mascara. It's the only thing I wear every day.

And no amount of daring will persuade me to post a picture without it.

Vanessa said...

I love that you played along the right way!!! You are beautiful!