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Monday, June 26, 2006

behind the makeup

Rachelle, the host of My Life Monday, has left today's topic open for us to choose our own. I have changed my mind about the topic I have picked about a dozen times, but in the end I decided to go forth with it. Today: Behind the Makeup.

I've worn makeup since my mom started letting me. I was excited to wear it and I always have. It was fun, flirty, sassy, dramatic, and unnecessary. I could easily not wear any (especially in the summer when I was tan) and be just fine. Then Lupus came into my life, wreaked havoc on my face, and makeup became necessary. In fact, that was my very first symptom of the disease--the characteristic red butterfly shaped rash across my face. I have high hopes of the medications taking it away, but so far no luck. So I use makeup and lots of it every day to cover the rash. Most of my friends say they don't notice it that much, but they also don't know that how much I'm covering it up!

Behind the makeup is a very red face that may or not fade. I'm still getting used to it and trying to accept it. There is some permanent damage that will never go away, but I'm looking forward to the day when we find the right cocktail of medication that will make most of it fade and makeup can be fun and unnecessary again. This is me, behind the makeup: After the full makeup regime:

27 comments:

Jami said...

I never noticed the redness either! But I have to say that you are a HOT HOT HOTTIE!!!

Mama Darlin' said...

I am in need of your services, LOL! But I think you look lovely either way. The light that shines from your eyes is what truly makes you so pretty!

amerimeximadre said...

You are such a babe!! we should all copy this post. I think we assume everyone is perfect because of makeup and dont realize that we all have flaws but are still beautiful without makeup.

QueenMeadow said...

You are gorgeous! With and without the makeup.

beth said...

You know, I always noticed how beautiful your profile pic and the pics you've put up on your blog are. And I feel the same way about BOTH of the pics you put up on this post as well. You always look lovely, with or without the compact.

Stephanie said...

I agree with what everyone else says. You are BEAUTIFUL with OR without makeup.

momofalltrades said...

I think you are just as cute as you can be...makeup or not. I know it's hard to not feel self concious, but I really mean it when I say that your makeup just makes you look more polished, without it, you look no worse than I did when I went to the store today!

Rachau said...

I think you look gorgeous with or with out make up.
I like you just the way you are!

Nikkie said...

I think you are beautiful with or without makeup!

emlouisa said...

I saw you without makeup on your birthday. You were still HAWT.

I should do this post.

sheri said...

I'll repeat what has already been said...you are beautiful with and without make up. Honestly. Just radiant.

ShelahBooksIt said...

The makeup looks totally natural. I wish I were as talented with makeup-- I'm hopeless.

Meemer said...

You look great in both!

My sister has to deal with Lupus as well. I know that she gets worried about her face, but she doesn't wear make up anyway. You do a beautiful job and I would never be able to tell.

Thanks for the cool post.

Char said...

I think you look great either way. I admire the strength with which you've dealt with your Lupus.

Sabra said...

You are seriously beautiful. With or without. I'm very impressed with your makeup skills, though. i'm so lacking in them.

Lee said...

Girl you look great! I think you are beautiful without your makeup, us lupies have to stick together!!

Alissa said...

i think you look great either way, and i'm totally not just saying that. you look like you're getting more sleep than i am and that in and of itself makes me jealous!

Sara said...

What a great Blog idea! I definately think Rachelle should do a MLM on this topic. I'd actually do this one! :) You are stunning Alicia with or without that makeup.

Valarie said...

You really do look great either way. I should get some tips from you because I've got all sorts of redness.

Andrea said...

ditto everyone else!

SuAnn said...

You look great with or without the makeup!

Cmommy said...

I've been looking for your blog for weeks and finally 'found' you again :-)!

You are a beautiful woman, with and without the makeup; thanks for being transparent and sharing your heart. Cmommy from Singalullaby

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Jenn said...

I've seen you "red" before IRL, and I promise you, it does NOT look bad at all! You look great with, or without!

modernmama said...

You are beautiful--with or without makeup. I'm also jealous about your makeup application; it's flawless!

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I hope you haven't stopped reading your comments yet, because you have great eyebrows!! seriously!!

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