I’m not usually that girl who is a blatant advocate for being au naturale. In fact, you’ll often see me with big hair, obnoxious jewelry, ripped tights, and of course – a decent dose of makeup.
Even as a little girl I’d prance around in a princess dress decked out in plastic jewelry. Fast forward 20 years and I’ve added smokey eyes and bronzer to the mix. To be quite honest, I’m probably not going to change my arguably over-the-top looks anytime soon. I guess you could say it’s my grown-up version of playing “dress up,” and it’s just…fun!
But, lately I’ve realized that I don’t ever want to lose the ability to go without all of that. It has nothing to do with vanity. Instead, it has everything to do with being me – just being Gracie.
That’s me. Freckled, light-featured, blue-eyed me.
Is it ironic that this post is coming on the heels of one about beauty products? Maybe. I don’t think so. Because here’s the thing – I do love those things and being girlie. I love makeup, highlighting my hair, high heels, and jewelry for days.
…but I never want to let any of that become a disguise of who I really am and who I want to be.
a future wife.
a future mother.
a woman of God.
I’m a big believer in the fact that a person’s outside appearance does give at least a glimpse of what’s going on in their heart and mind, and I don’t ever want to portray myself as anything but…Gracie.