I used to like a heavier look (indeed, when I was a goth I liked black EVERYTHING - hair, eyeliner, eye shadow, lipstick!!) but now, I save heavier makeup for special occassions, girls' nights and ... date nights.
OH HOW I LOVE THOSE!
Heavier makeup on a date night - I am wearing City Chic.
While I was away, I woke up one morning and my hotel had had a burst pipe. No water = no shower.
I needed a shower. To be honest, I was working such long hours, I NEEDED a shower to wake up and feel alive. When I work so hard, I also find rituals like washing my hair, dressing up and putting on makeup a refresher each day. BUT NOT THAT DAY.
Luckily - I know how to solve a problem. First I stood in the bathroom at the hotel and did a flannel wash in the sink so I (at least) felt a little clean... then -
I popped on a swimsuit.
Swimsuit from Evans.
Then, I put clothes on over my swimsuit and I ignored my normal rituals in favour of going without makeup or combed hair. I decided to look gorgeous - absolutely NATURALLY. Just as myself.
Dress and Bolero by City Chic.
I ended up getting to work early and going for a swim at the beach outside my workplace. I felt refreshed and happy and let my hair dry naturally and my skin dry naked.
Natural. Fresh. Beautiful.
And I felt great.
I pretty much believe all people are gorgeous. We are unique and interesting and lovely. We are put together differently and also are very much the same. I feel good about myself these days, but haven't always felt so calm and happy. You have seen me tell you I DO have ugly days and don't always like myself the way I should - but ultimately - naturally, we are all pretty beautiful. It's funny that a burst pipe in a Hotel in Malta reminded me, so strongly, of that.