30 Day Challenges,  Fashion

30×30 day 11: Relaxed.

I wore this on Monday.  It was my day off, so I decided to forego makeup (partly assisted by the fact that I spent most of the day with a friend and didn’t have time to do my makeup before she got to my house), but at the very last minute I decided to curl my hair before I was off to see Mr. Owl.

I’ve been feeling a lot more confident without makeup lately. I credit this greatly to Beauty Mint— I haven’t done a follow up blog about how I’m liking it, but I can tell you that exactly a week before these pictures were taken, I had the most horrendous  breakout on my forehead due to bad eating habits and not washing my face regularly. I started washing off my  makeup every night like I was supposed to, and… well, you can see the results. Nary a zit to be found!

But also, Mr. Owl finds me beautiful without makeup on, and that’s probably the bigger reason why I don’t feel as though I have to wear makeup in public, or I have to wear makeup for the blog. Don’t get me wrong, I still love wearing makeup and I still feel prettier with it on, but I’m feeling less and less reliant on makeup to make me feel beautiful.

That’s my bit of advice for all you girls out there trying to find the man of your dreams: if he doesn’t think you are beautiful exactly as you are, with or without makeup, in jeans or in a dress… maybe he’s not the man for you. Not that you shouldn’t try to be pretty for him,  but I know from looking at failed relationships around me that you shouldn’t settle for a guy (or guys, don’t settle for a girl) who doesn’t like you exactly as you are. Nor should you settle for someone that you don’t think is absolutely perfect for you. I’m not saying they can’t have flaws, but if you want to change them, or if they want to change you… keep looking.

I truly believe that there is someone out there for everyone who is the absolute perfect fit, no changes needed.

And also, don’t be afraid to wait. Don’t be afraid to be single. I know it is far more worth it to wait and struggle through the moments of loneliness that come with being the only single person in your circle of friends than it is to have your heart broken time and again. In this day and age (goodness, I sound old), I know that so many girls feel as though they have to have a boyfriend to complete themselves. It seems as though the public sees you as incomplete without a significant other.

I can tell you right now that it’s not true. You’re not incomplete if you’re not dating someone. It’s not something to be ashamed of to never have been kissed or never have dated. Hey, Mr. Owl is my first and almost definitely only boyfriend, and I was 23 when we started dating. But because I waited for the perfect man (aka Mr. Owl), I not only skipped a lot of awkwardness and heartbreak, but I myself was ready for it.

And if you’re young and you doubt me, I can just say: boys are a lot nicer when they’re older. 😉

So that’s the end of my love-life advice. Wait for the perfect one. Don’t feel pressured to date someone just because everyone else has someone.

The end.

{Thrifted} dress: $2 {Walmart} Sandals: $10 {Free} Ring: my mom’s | Flower: was on a gift bag
Total: $12 

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

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