I was reading through Natural Health Magazine the other day and one of the articles was 10 Ways to Go Natural. I started laughing at #8 because after all these years, I finally might be following a trend. "8. Flaunt your flaws - Summer's beauty trend? Be imperfect. Tips from experts in the field include washing and brushing your hair less, smudging your eyeliner and forgoing the foundation. In other words, roll out of bed and look runway ready - what could be more natural than that?" ~ Natural Health Magazine, July/August 2012
I love the natural look and think everyone looks more beautiful with less. Though I do like the artsy eye makeup and fun painted fingernails trends going on right now (I have three girls, so I do stay up to date. :-)
I've never been a trendy person because I discovered in high school how much I love my t-shirt and jeans with either flip flops or boots and maybe a fun scarf or my favorite thrift store find - an olive green suit-type jacket. Not to mention, a little concealer, eyelash curler and mascara has been my make-up routine for about as long.
Back to #8. Washing and brushing your hair less - Yes I am guilty of not brushing my hair for four years now other than a handful of times when it has been really windy and needed to get some nasty snarls out. This past year I've gone weeks without using shampoo and it wasn't bad but hard to get used to. I compromised and started washing my hair again but just one to two times a week depending on what I did during the day (love Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo and Cream Rinse). I know, you are thinking "GROSS!" Actually, I have come across nothing negative about doing this but have discovered a few benefits:
What do you do to flaunt your flaws or what shortcuts do you take in your beauty routine?
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