This is not a Halloween tutorial!
It started off as a lazy day wanting to just do 1 eye so I could upload something to my Instagram account.But then I decided I was going to do the entire half of my face. Yes, the instant thought is WOW makeup makes a huge difference and it really does.
I am so glad that I did this, not to show off my awesome makeup skills (but,hey come on!) but because it is a beautiful reminder of who I was and who I am but more importantly who I strive to become.
Once upon a time there was a young girl and even though she modeled an won crowns she never really felt whole, complete,or beautiful. She wore a full face of makeup everywhere she went, even to a drive thru because makeup gave her confidence with it she could hide the sadness, she could be who she felt she was inside. But when the makeup came off she was lost. Through the heartaches and pains in life she hid even more, now through her hair and clothing. The ever changing image reflected the inconsistent emotions inside her heart.
In the last 2 years I have worn less and less makeup, changed my hair less, traded tight and bright clothing and sky high heels for comfortable and casual wear. Many would say it is a part of getting older and maturing to tone down and become comfortable with ourselves or care less about the opinions of others. For me it is in the confidence I have found in God. He has done such a great work in me as a person that I am confident either way.
These photos remind me that I am beautiful no matter what; makeup, no makeup, sweats or a gown my beauty is in who I am not what I wear.
Ladies I encourage you to find pictures of old and be thankful for who you are today and what you have overcome or are overcoming. Love who you are all the time.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.