I am not a woman who wants to go “au naturel” at this point in my life. Actually, I started wearing makeup when I was around 16, and put a “fall” in my hair when I was around 19, so guess I was never a big fan of being totally myself, at least in the beauty department.
I’m also not embarrassed to show the “naked” me, at least from the neck up. (I know a beauty/fashion blogger who writes incessantly about all the dreamy clothes and makeup she uses, but she never shows her face. Hmmmm.) So I thought it would be fun to take a before photo, sans makeup, hair and a couple of accessories, and then an after photo. It took me about 12 minutes to make the transition.
Applying skincare and makeup: 6 minutes
Clipping in my LeMetric hair piece, which I adore. (BTW, Elline, who owns Le Metric, doesn’t pay me a red cent to promote her hairpieces. She’s one of my best friends and I love the work her company does.): 3 minutes
Putting on my Alexis Bittar earrings, Bess Heitner necklace and OSKA blouse: 3 minutes.
I don’t know how any of you feel, but I’m a huge fan of making the most of what I’ve got. No one would ever call me a “natural beauty” (except my late grandmother Rose), and I surely don’t have a drop-dead gorgeous body. So if dabbing on some makeup, making my hair fuller, and throwing on a pair of cute earrings and a necklace manage to make the most of me, I’m all for it.
Now, to losing those 10 pounds!