31 March, 2015

Get Naked

With her upcoming visit to GreazeFest, Cherry Dollface has been on my mind lately and last week I was both thrilled and inspired to see her post a short but sweet video of herself 'unmasked'. An internationally renowned pin up model and You Tuber, Cherry Dollface posted an endearing video of herself that went from full hair and make up to none at all. A fresh and natural face was presented to us, after some smudging, wiping and removing to remind us all that behind all the make up and filters, there's just a human being. A real person with real feelings. For Cherry, that's obviously also real confidence. Her message was simple but powerful - don't be afraid to just be you. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you watch below.
I loved this video for so many reasons. I love the fact that although Cherry is known for her looks, she’s not afraid to be completely real with the world. That’s something that I really aspire to. But aside from that, reading the comments on this video, it’s clear that so many women still saw her as beautiful, if not even more so, without her make up. Although it might be easy to pass it off and say ‘well that’s easy for her, she’s a MODEL’ I think it’s important to remember that we all have our own insecurities and we often look upon ourselves with the most critical eye. When seeing someone a la naturale from the outside, we still see beauty.
This was the perfect reminder for me. I tend not to leave the house without make up. Sure I may not wear a full face of make up at all times, but I almost never go out in public without at least wearing a BB cream, mascara, eyeliner and eyebrows. It’s funny, because it really isn’t necessary. Even I know that. But for some reason, it’s just a habit I’ve developed. So this was the perfect reminder. I’m going to try to wear less make up, to not be afraid to be my natural self, because I know that my natural self is beautiful too. It’s nice to decorate yourself, but it’s even nicer to love yourself for the real you. Even with just basic make up on, I can look at myself in the mirror and think ‘I am pretty’. Now, I want to be able to look with no make up on and think the same thing.

I challenge you to do the same. I challenge you to just be you.
I challenge you to love yourself as you are.

I challenge you to get naked with me! #getnaked

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