|Sweater/Top/Belt: Thrifted, Shoes: TootsiesCloset, Jeans: Walmart, Socks: Forever 21|
Besides Thanksgiving--coming to a Thursday near you--November has a lot going on.
I'm sure all of have seen or experienced Movember to some degree. (In case you didn't know, I am not a fan of facial hair perse, but I am a huge fan of health and health awareness and so I salute the men who are growing out their stache in an effort to encourage people to stand up and take notice that men have health issues too. I just feel bad for the men whose above the lip hair grows in sparse or weird; they look a little pervy to me.)
November is also Child Safety Protection Month, International Drum Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month, National Novel Writing Month and I've seen some blog posts about No Makeup November as well. I am all for child safety; we live right next door to a drummer (which is usually fine, but I wish he slept in a little later on Saturdays); she has a very inspirational blog about her ongoing experience with adoption that you should checkout (I think adoption is one of the most beautiful gifts a couple could give); I am part Blackfoot Indian and wish I knew more about my heritage; and I am working on a novel.
So, yay for November! But what I am thinking about today is the No Makeup November challenge. I first heard about it over here and to be honest I didn't really consider joining in, at least not this year.
For one, I feel like I'm not super addicted to wearing makeup; in fact I used to wear it only on Sundays, holidays and dates, which usually coincided with me "dressing up". (And over the last four days I only wore makeup once.)
But another reason is that although I am not a very shy person, having pictures taken of me is still a somewhat awkward experience and makeup, much like my glasses, provides a safe shield between me, the camera and anyone who ends up seeing said pictures.
I don't consider myself a vain person either but why does makeup make someone feel more safe or confident than not wearing makeup?
Would you ever go a month without wearing makeup?
P.S. As a sidenote I want to say that I am not one of those girls that you might think is wearing makeup when they are not; I look human, in the grittiest way possible, by the end of the day and when I wake up. And not just in terms of makeup; curly hair grows exponentially larger as the time between conditioning it lengthens.