This, my friends, is what can happen when you allow yourself to be distracted by shiny lip products on a random Tuesday night. The result is my first selfie glamour shoot. Too much pink? xoxo
This picture is me at our favorite antique store when I was shopping after-Christmas sales! I can not wear makeup due to severe skin allergies, so I’m used to being makeup free. What I love about myself? My LOVE of family. My family is my heart. I’m old-fashioned, so I think I’m a bit of a homebody too.
Now this picture was in the snow last week. We don’t get much snow in the South, but last week was crazy — no makeup, of course.
My name is Ivy. I love taking photos of myself and the result of my makeup! I honestly say I like being artistic when I mix cool shades of eye shadow, eyeliners and lipstick and am creative with it. But I don’t base beauty through that. At the end of the day, I have to remove it and see that “it’s me!” with or without makeup. We are all beautiful and wonderfully made.
I post a lot of no makeup, no filter selfies because I think it’s important to show the world real faces of women in this day and age of Photoshop and makeup obsession!!! I love taking pics and sharing my uniqueness. I never found myself beautiful in the conventional sense, which sucked when I was younger, but now I love my wide-set eyes, my upturned nose, my freckles and my cheekbones!!!
Editor’s Note: A couple weeks ago, I asked you to send me an Honest Selfie — a single snapshot, unfiltered, that shows off your sheer awesomeness! I was inspired by Dove’s Selfie documentary, and judging by the submissions I received, you were too! I’ll be sharing a new selfie story every day for the rest of the week, starting with…
Here is a selfie that I took a few months ago to prove to a friend that I was indeed at the airport like I said I was! He refused to believe me until I sent him a photo. I love this photo because it was my first time wearing that lipstick – it was like a stoplight, every time I saw myself in a mirror I was like, “WHOA, WOMAN, WHO ARE YOU?!” But by the end of the trip, I loved it! Also, my friends could tell you this is a very characteristic expression for me, all smushy and doubtful. This photo is a great representation of who I am. I don’t think about looking pretty in a selfie; I think about looking the most like myself. 🙂