Bloggers Without Makeup Day Falls On The Weekend I Will Be Maimed If I Do Not Wear It

So on a day where I get to be pedicured and manicured and dressed up and done up, the blogosphere calls BLOGGERS WITHOUT MAKEUP DAY! WTH!

What about WEARING EYE SHADOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS DAY? Because I’m celebrating that tonight!

I roll into the spa straight from the airport (spa equals best gift from a bride EVER) and meet everyone. But when I head out to the rehearsal dinner, the bride’s mom DOESN’T RECOGNIZE ME. Once she is REINTRODUCED TO ME, she tells me TWICE that I am the MOST TRANSFORMED.

But I keep hearing: OH, YOU’RE THE UGLY ONE WHO TURNED OUT TO BE PRETTY.

So while I WANT to refuse to support Bloggers Without Makeup Day this weekend because I have a floor-length satin dress and an up-do to rock out in. And I have to remind myself to WEAR makeup. And Vlog-2 was sans makeup. And no little children cried when they watched it. (Last I heard.)  I can’t.  Because I believe that we should be as authentic as possible in our blogs.

So here is my I-should-be-in-bed-right-now face. Along side the picture I don’t WANT to post. Because I want to look AWESOME without makeup. So I took six pictures. And then picked my favorite. Singlehandedly, ruining the principles of bloggers without makeup day.  {karate chop motion}

PS. I promise not to post any more pictures of myself for at least a day. Making an exception for my bridesmaid dress. Since watching me struggle to breathe is FUN.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

15 thoughts to “Bloggers Without Makeup Day Falls On The Weekend I Will Be Maimed If I Do Not Wear It”

  1. no make up day and I missed it??!!

    …that is every day to me.

    what’s up with making bloggers look ugly (like we need help on that front, hello! we are at home typing late into the night all the time) I say we celebrate red lipstick day, pics of our pouts in bright red!
    .-= angelica´s last blog ..It tastes like childhood =-.

  2. Totally not fair to look that cute without makeup. I at least need to wear some foundation or a crazy breakout will convince someone to card me. At 34. Yeah.

    Hope the wedding was fab!

  3. You look AWESOME without makeup! 🙂

    I hate “most transformed” comments. It’s like being voted “most improved” on the team. How bad was I before, now that my mediocrity merits praise? Ugh. But like I said, you look AWESOME without makeup! The MOB clearly didn’t know what she was talking about.

  4. I’d participate, but I always hear this when I’m sans Kabuki: “Are you siiiick?”

    So, have to pass, since even with make up I look barely alive (it’s the late hours on the computer, I know…)
    .-= Alexandra´s last blog ..Lost In Translation =-.

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