Monday, July 8, 2013

Makeup Free Monday and Insecurities

This post is difficult for me as I am pretty self conscious about the state of my skin right now. And though it doesn't bother me to not wear makeup out in public it bothers me when there are pictures floating around of me without makeup, but why should I be bothered by that?

Today is my first makeup-free Monday! The whole idea is from and I think it's a beautiful, positive concept. I'm going the whole day without makeup, including the shopping trip I'm going on with my best friend. The point of this is to promote positivity and learn to love ourselves for who we are. We shouldn't be so ashamed of our flaws that we're ashamed of ourselves. We shouldn't have to apologize for not wearing makeup in public, because these are our bodies. We should be happy in our own skin, even if it isn't perfectly clear.

Yes, I did try to hide this picture farther down in the post, don't judge me. I have been very insecure about a lot of different things since I've gotten pregnant whereas before I just didn't give a crap, but now that I'm gaining weight I want to look better in other ways. My skin is covered in spots, the tone is uneven, I have horrible lines under my eyes. Not only do I have acne on my face, but I have acne scars from pimples of the past. My teeth are also not as white as I want them to be, so I hate smiling for pictures, but that isn't something that I can fix with makeup. I have short eyelashes, too. I look like a twelve year old, especially when I don't wear makeup and being pregnant that isn't exactly fun because people give you dirty looks. And lastly I hate my natural hair and eyebrow color which is showing at the roots right now. But I like my lips, I like the color of my eyes because it's very distinctly me and I like my cheeks. Find things you like about yourself. No one should be so bothered by their flaws that they can't do what they want.

The point is that you are beautiful no matter what you're insecure about and you should believe that! I'm working on it. How can you do something? Get liberated and take part in Makeup Free Mondays with me. You can tweet me your pictures @debbieshapes or you can post about this on your blog to spread the word. Just remember that you are beautiful, everyone has insecurities, don't apologize for not wearing makeup, and go makeup free this Monday.


  1. I'm pregnant too, and can relate to your skin woes :) How brave of you to post the makeup-free picks! I like your maternity fashion tips too.

    1. I'm breaking out like a thirteen year old! It's horrible! Thank you, dear. I'll be sure to check out your blog. Gotta stick with the fellow preggers hehe.

  2. I love that you've posted makeup free pictures, it's so inspiring! Hope everything is going well with your pregnancy.

    I love your blog so much I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! x

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense

    1. Thank you so much, dear! I'll try to get the post up by at least next Sunday. Everything is going very well. xx

  3. I have to say that this is very brave from you. Most girls wouldn't do it.
    I'm not a big fan of make up, never actually was. And I don't wear make up in public or anywhere else. When I was going to high school I wasn't wearing any make up, and still don't do it when I go to uni (I just put some lipstick or mascara, but I only do it sometimes). I just want my skin to breathe and feel normal. I don't have many acne (just a few that sometimes pop on my chin or cheek), and sometimes my face gets a little bit red, but I'm OK with that.

    Great post, and good luck with your pregnancy! ♥

    1. Thank you! I've been kind of in and out of makeup since middle school, but I always come back to it because someone says or does something that hurts my feelings or in high school it was always because I started dating someone new. Now that I'm all grown up (haha, no) my boyfriend sees me how I really am all the time and still loves me so I don't see why else I would wear it other than to have fun. xx

  4. You've definitely inspired me, Debbie. I've only ever posted my bare face on Instagram, although unedited, you don't get to see the full thing. As much as we love our cosmetics and beauty products, our bare skin is beautiful too.

    I'll be sure to link you my post! I'm definitely doing this.
    Hope everything is well with your pregnancy & good luck :)

    leigh xx |

    1. It was difficult, I must admit. I realized how horrible I look in HD. Feeling bad for my family, boyfriend, and friends for having to get up close and personal with this on a regular basis, haha.

  5. Hey...Im not pregnat yet...but maybe next year I have to work on that...
    most of my friends have kids already...they free from pregnancy in no this I mean..time this...without pressure...
    is part of life and one more stage...
    The skin issue sure is related to hormones...but the worst thing you can to get anxious about happened to me once..on a stage ..and eventually I gave up...and when I stopped thinking about it...then it dissapeared...
    just be relax...
    wish you to feel better at least

  6. Hi, love this post. I am more of a make up free everyday. It's so liberating! I feel confident with and without make up.

  7. Wow, good for you! It takes a lot to post makeup-free pictures in this age of vanity. I love how you say not to apologize for not wearing makeup, that's so true. Love it!


  8. I love your courage! You look amazing either way :-)



  9. You look beautiful without makeup! Go girl!

  10. Such a lovely post! People focus way too much on imperfections these days :) x

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