Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Working Girl Blues

I was getting hesitant to write this post, because I talk a huge game about my looks.  Now I'm not saying I'm hot stuff like a model, just saying I care about how I look and usually make an effort to try at least a little.  However, working in an office full of men has taken it's toll.  With the 90deg heat, a bike commute, and lab full of dudes, I've stopped wearing makeup.
Gasp, I know right?
This is a huge step for me because I've always been a little self-conscious of my face (what girl isn't?)  I was pretty convinced that every time I walked into the lab people were staring at my face and judging me pretty hard core.  Then I realized that guys don't notice makeup, they treated me exactly the same with a bare face.  They even keep staring at me and wolf whistling when I walk by, so I must be doing something ok.
It's felt a little empowering to not have to wear makeup to work everyday in this heat.  My pores are thanking me and I'm having a little more time to relax before I head out the door.

Here are my bags, acne, nasty hair and all my non-photoshopped glory.  I'm not ashamed I'm human and hopefully you won't be bothered to put up untouched photos of yourselves.
The heat has definitely been getting to me, but it has been nice to not worry about my face.

How big a priority is this for everyone else?


1 comment:

  1. You're beautiful! And honestly I live across from you and I didn't even notice when you stopped wearing makeup because you still look great <3
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