Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Try So Hard {It's My Birthday}



Happy Monday!!! This is an extra special Monday for two reasons. It's my birthday!!! Happy birthday to me!! And there is this amazing "Don't Try So Hard" linkup going on today that has a bunch of bloggers showing their natural beauty. Therefore,you will be able to see me completely makeup and photo effect free today!

I used to never leave the house without makeup but after having my daughter 2-1/2 years ago, putting makeup on has become a luxury. Hell, taking a shower has become a luxury and you can read about that here. I have become more comfortable in my skin but haven't really gone as far as using makeup-less photos on my blog. Well, there's a first for everything! So here I am, flaws and all. But one thing I do love and have to point out (as per linkup instructions ;) ) is my blue eyes. Makeup or not, they are all mine, all natural.

Au naturel baby!!
So did anyone notice, I am no longer a blonde?! I had the blonde hair for about a year and it was becoming to much to maintain. I went light brown as a stepping stone for what I really want, which will be done on Tuesday. So exciting!!! Cannot wait to reveal!!

Anywho...I have to make this post a bit of a celebration as well since it is my birthday and all. How about a giveaway for a $50 shop credit to my shop, Hole In Her Stocking Designs?! AND....I will also be giving 25% OFF in my shop for one week only in honor of my special day with code: BDAYLOVE . Don't forget to enter below and good luck!!!

Some bracelets from my shop

a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

  1. Um... there is SO much more to like than just your eyes! Can we talk about that hair? Or your beautiful cheeks? Or maybe that chin is that so perfect I would kill for it! And I can't forget that smile --- SOOO pretty friend!

    Thank you so much for linking up!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  2. There is so much of you going on, and I mean that in a good way! Your eyes, hair, smile, just all of it. You're awesome and so pretty!

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  3. I don't blame you for giving up the blonde. Aint nobody got time for that! LOL. I actually didn't notice until you mentioned it because it's still kind of light and the lighting probably makes it look a little lighter. I have been make up free on my blog MANY times!!! You should be okay with it 'cause you look great in this pic. Sometimes natural is even more beautiful then made up. Happy Birthday!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! And you look great! so happy to see your post here!

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  5. You look gorgeous, girl! I'd love to look that good without makeup! Go on with your bad self! :D

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  6. your hair is gorgeousssss and i love your blue eyes! you also have fabulous cheekbones!

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  7. Your eyes are beautiful and your skin! It's flawless - seriously jealous of that. Pretty mama!

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  8. so much beauty! I love that makeup is seen as a luxury item now. Thank you for sharing your natural beauty with us!

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  9. seriously...you look stellar sans make-up. i really want to do this, but you gals are putting my make-up free face to shame. maybe i'll just show my bare belly instead. thoughts? kidding!

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  10. You look great. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  11. happy belated birthday! and thanks for linking up - you look great! your skin is amazing!

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday! Love your hair & eyes! Super pretty!

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  13. Jenny, happy belated birthday! Pretty eyes, pretty smile. And I love the soft waves in your hair! I hope #nomakeup selfies become a real trend to balance out the unrealistic expectations the media has created.

    Thank you for being a part of this link-up, you're so brave =)

    I've joined in too!

    http://bit.ly/1pXMAOS

    (a video of me shaving my head, intimate & vulnerable)

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