Thursday, 15 April 2010

Good morning sleepyheads!

So we're both very excited to have received our first blog award from the wonderful Ire A at Voguish, and have been deciding which challenge to accept. It was surprisingly easy to choose one, although how i decided that taking a photo of myself at half nine in the morning was the best idea, I have no clue. So yes, beware you are now entering a makeup-less, hairbrush-less, shower-less zone [thank god smellyvision hasn't yet evolved].


Sleepyhead indeed. So that's my attempt to earn the Ohmyblog! award.... a twisted attempt at that. Truthfully, I was unbelievably tempted to do a little tweaking on picture editor, but in all honesty what's the point?! If I'm stupid enough to select this challenge, I may as well do it properly. I could make a big deal about the fact that OHMYGAAH I'm not wearing make-up, haven't brushed my hair, and am fundamentally going against all social expectations of me, as a 20 year old woman girl. But doing that is just perpetuating the problem really; at the risk of sounding somewhat hypocritical (especially on a fashion blog), the choice to present yourself in a certain way is something that I believe receives far too much attention. Certainly, I wear make-up, and feel excited at the prospect of wearing my favourite clothes, but should I expect to feel out of place if i choose not to bother? The answer of course is no, but even whilst posting this photo, I am feeling a little nervous. It's as though this makeup-less face isn't the real me, but a premature me; waiting to be fixed. In reality of course, we should be proud of who we are naturally. Make-up and clothes can undoubtedly boost confidence, but that's never going to show until we're comfortable in our natural form. I suppose this challenge is my own attempt to achieve that.

In our earlier post, Maria nominated four lovely bloggers to receive this award too and I'd like to nominate three of my own favourite blogs at the moment....

I'm wishing them the best of luck with their chosen challenge!


Danni x
I apologise now for inflicting you all with me first thing in the morning. To be fair this was taken at half six in the morning- that's how dedicated I am to you all :P As this is taken on my webcam (which is a bit rubbish!) I will also provide you with a photo taken on my camera. I warn you now, it is NOT pretty! The poor lighting here camouflagues how INSANELY bad my skin is despite all of my love and attention... I am just going to have to blame "hormones" rather than naturally bad skin I suppose! 

As you can probably see, I can barely keep my eyes open and as a result look completely dopey in this picture! All things considered though, without any make up, or even brushing my fingers through my hair, I don't look TOO bad especially as it was taken LITERALLY first thing this morning. It is less scary than I thought it would be, although you may disagree! 
Do you wear make-up everyday? Is make-up a chore or something fun that you enjoy doing? 

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10 comments

Lisa said...

You guys are beautiful :) And I admire your guts - I know it must take a lot to post make-up-less pictures of yourselves - I know I would be nervous to! Keep up the good work :) xx

Danni and Maria said...

Thank you Lisa :) I often don't wear make-up but I NEVER take photos without make-up and especially not first thing in the morning so it's quite terrifying! Not to mention scary to look at!! :P

Clare said...

You both look great! I look mental in the morning...

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x

Danni and Maria said...

Thank you! And I guess it *could* be worse! :S Maria xxx

StephanieDJL said...

I wish I looked this good on a morning! Your hair is/are? naturally fabulous. I'm not one of those people that has to wear make up but I feel so much better with some on, even if it's just concealer. My eye bags are the worst! I'm scared to do this thing now...may pick something else lol

Danni and Maria said...

I just thought it would be the easiest one to do and the one to get me out of my comfort zone! :) Maria xxx

Danni and Maria said...

Yeah i couldn't have made the others remotely interesting... i can never think of embarrassing stories- although i'm sure there are MANY

Thanks guys
Danni
xxx

E is for Eleanor said...

Thank you so much for the award! And you both look fab! This is a scary thing to attempt so you are very brave :D

Danni and Maria said...

Thanks Eleanor :D
The more I see this post,the more I regret doing it!
Good luck with whatever challenge you do

Danni
xxx

Danni and Maria said...

Thanks Eleanor :D
The more I see this post,the more I regret doing it!
Good luck with whatever challenge you do

Danni
xxx

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