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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sometimes I like to set my freckles free

I used to date a guy who would constantly ask me if I planned on wearing any make-up. It was so annoying. "You think you should put on a little lipstick before we head out?" he'd ask as if I didn't recognize the tone that actually meant, "oh please paint your mouth red so that my homies back at the base won't think I've gone crazy and hooked up with some Pacific Amish chick."
So I learned to adjust. First lipstick, then eyeliner, then mascara. They are the mainstay of my make-up regimen. Eventually, I couldn't stand the way I looked without them. Going natural felt unnatural, if you can imagine that. I toyed with blush and eyeshadow and would wear them to appease, but could never reconcile them with my personality.
You see, I have a confession to make. I have freckles, laugh lines, and one gray hair on my left eyebrow. I wear glasses and I even tie my hair up in an untamed ponytail when I want to feel good. I am learning to love the bear faced dork I used to be. Learning to go without the gunk and letting my freckles breathe. I like me this way much better. What about the homies? A quiƩn le importa!

20 comments:

Hee Jae said...

Wow! What brand make-up do you use? I didn't even know you had freckles. That is AWESOME!
By the way, you are beautiful with or without make-up.

Bon said...

I forgot. It's a little round glass thingy of mousse foundation. You can see my freckles through it.

Anonymous said...

you go girl!!--i've known you since wayyyy back when....and you're just as beautiful as you are now as you were in high school chelu....tell 'em all....don't look nay if you don't like !!!!

ur sista

Marianas Pride said...

You have freckles? Who could tell? Men are too busy looking at your beautiful brown eyes... ;)

Hee Jae's 50th birthday party was so much fun! It's amazing how she stays so fit and looking so young!

plumeria*girl said...

I had no idea about your frekles! You look great with or without make up. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" Have a fabulous day :)

Paguroidea said...

Freckles are cool.

Road-Block Blogger said...

See nen, the natural look is what suits you best. Make up for your former companion is all for show. Whereas, I look beyond that. I prefer you in your natural state of look and feel.

Bon said...

Thanks honey, and I prefer you on island! Lol. Hurry home. Wow, everyone likes freckles. Surprise surprise.

Hee Jae said...

I look beautiful even at my 50's because I have a beautiful heart. Haha. Actually, it's kimchee. Seriously..it is.

KelliOnSaipan said...

Your man loves you for you! That's a reason to be very happy. I'm a no make-up girl, too. It's especially handy when you cry - nothing to smear. : )

Forgotten said...

Love this post!

1nce A Week Writer said...

freckles shine when the suns the brightest of the day, i guess your freckles make you a shining star.

Bon said...

O-M-G!! I see romance is a family trait:) You are soooo like your brother, so sweeeeet:) My freckles are all tingly now.

Deece said...

I wanted to hug you when I saw you. You looked so happy, your spirits were high, despite the fact that you were going in to work on a Saturday.

I noticed you were sans makeup. But only because I was too. And it made me feel better.

Bon said...

I love hugs and I love giving them! I am so happy. You always look so polished even without makeup, so pretty.

miss_jamorrino said...

my all time favorite is freckles, braces (love em, *bling bling!*) and glasses (sophistication). I envy those with braces, I adore freckles like chocolate, and buy fake glasses. That's my portrayal of a guy...i know, i'm a dork.

Bon said...

You guys all crack me up. Wayne's idea of sexy is a librarian. You love glasses, freckles and braces. Since I'm no diva, I feel so much better jumping in to your side of the Pangelinan family! Pssst...convince Wayne to marry in Vegas. We can take everyone out to the $4 lunch buffet ;)

Anonymous said...

Why paint your face if it has been painted since birth already? I do not remember you wearing any make-up in school the only time I seen you with make up I think was during Prom Night. I agree let them freckles out the fence and set them free your beautiful always.
Tuba
P.S. I am in the desert again for the 3rd time.

Mike said...

Aloha

Bon said...

Hi Miget! Aloha from the desert already or preparing to go? That means one more soldier on my prayer list, don't you guys ever give me a break?? Joke, stay safe, keep your head down and remember that friends and family are waiting for your safe return. Prom night? We have to do something about your long term memory. I wore no make up my friend.