4.27.2007

Bloggers Without Makeup!



I cannot believe I am doing this!

So, ok, Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing invited me over to participate in her new contest: Bloggers Without Makeup. At first I thought, "heck, no!" but then I thought about how liberating it was just to make a self-portrait collage of me and put it up to share with the world, so I thought maybe this would feel even better. Lord knows I need better self-confidence and this is just the start of proving that I have it in me, right?! So . . . here ya go . . . its me, Val . . . sans makeup!

For those of you who know me well, you know that I will not step foot out my front or back door without wearing makeup. Ever. Ok, I take that back. Unless I'm in Hawaii and am getting a nice pretty tan on my face, then I might go without. (right, Chel?!) So know this was a huuuuuuge thing for me, but now that I've done it, I feel pretty dang good about myself suddenly. And I need that before my 26-people wedding party and 400-guest wedding that I will be shooting tomorrow. (Positive vibes and prayers for Val, please!)

Those above were taken this morning and this one below was taken while in Chicago over the weekend.

22 comments:

Drea said...

awe you look beautiful! it does take guts! and you seriously had no reason not to post it ;-)

Angelika said...

Pretty! You don't need makeup, IMO.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, I am so glad you let go!! You look great!

Steph

Glass Half Full said...

I can smell the shampoo!!!

Leesha said...

You look great...I wish I looked that good without make-up!

Fidget said...

I think you look awesome, you dont need to hide behind makeup!

Life With All Boys said...

That's how I felt...I can not believe I'm doing this. But everyone looks great I think.

Jamie said...

Val!! I think you look beautiful! I also can't get over how naturally PINK your lips are. Your so lucky!!

Monkey Giggles said...

You look fantastic. You have nothing to hide. You go girl.

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

It feels good to "come out naked doesn't it?

Whitney said...

lovely, gorgeous, and beautiful...I'm running out of adjectives. Thanks for sharing!

lil ole' me..... said...

I love this idea. I will post soon too, ok?! That took a lot of courage Val. Not that you have any reason to wear makeup- beautiful inside and out!!!

lil ole' me..... said...

I love this idea. I will post soon too, ok?! That took a lot of courage Val. Not that you have any reason to wear makeup- beautiful inside and out!!!

lil ole' me..... said...

OOPS! Hit publish twice! Sorry!

A said...

You look gorgeous without make-up!

Erin said...

wow! I wish! you're a very pretty girl. I might try this myself if it wasn't for all the nasty little spots my cleanse keeps bringing to the surface. ick!

LoveMyStarr said...

I'm lovin' the wet hair, too!! You look great in all the photos!

mama2dibs said...

You had NOTHING to worry about. You are just as beautiful without makeup as with. You are truly blessed!

Cerella said...

Girl, I don't know what you are talking about.....you are GORGEOUS au naturel!!!!

SuperMom said...

And you're gorgeous! What's to worry about! :)

busybusymomma said...

I'm still catching up on the photo tag- you look great! :o)

Jen said...

youre very pretty