Today I'm participating in this fantastic idea - Bloggers Without Makeup. The brainchild of the always wonderful Jodie at Mummy Mayhem, this is a way to rid ourselves of the ultra-posed, made up and glamorous shots on our blogs and Twitter. For a day, anyway.
It's time to say: This Is Me.
I have to say, I don't wear much makeup even on the best of occasions. I'm light on the foundation, even opting for tinted moisturiser more often than not these days. If I really feel like being dolled up, I'll add some mascara, a little eyeliner and eyeshadow, and maybe some concealer under my eyes. I'm not a big lipstick fan so I'd usually just go for some clear lip gloss.
But, as a stay-at-home mum slash work-from-home-mum slash budding writer, there isn't much call for makeup most days. There isn't even a real need for brushing my hair and I often just throw it back in a quick ponytail if I'm not going anywhere.
But this is is me as I give my husband a kiss when he comes home from work. This is me as I play with my daughter. This is me when friends drop by to say hi. This is me as I am most days.
PS - head over to Jodie's blog for the links to all the other participants - the support for this idea has been truly overwhelming; Jodie has really struck a chord with a lot of women.