I woke up with swollen eyelids and an inexplicable allergic reaction to what I’m now realizing were my glittery fake nails. I haven’t worn glittery eyeshadow in years because my eyelids are sensitive and I always end up with swollen eyelids that make me look like a Muppet.
So, to try to quicken the healing process, I only wore powder, blush, and lipgloss to work today.
Teenagers are fascinating.
While I certainly had my fair share of students who asked me if I was sick or tired, I also had quite a few who went crazy when they realized I wasn’t wearing makeup. “That’s what you look like WITHOUT makeup Miss?! You’re so pretty!!!” was a common exclamation.
Today, a bunch of normally judgmental teenagers helped me realize something I haven’t realized in a very long time: I do have some sort of natural beauty. Everyone does. Sometimes you just have to remember to see yourself like others see you.