And One more thing while we’re talking about being a woman
Friday night I went out to what I call “Da Club.” Which means one of those places in LA where there’s a list and no one dances even though the music is pulsating but no one wants to not look cool so they just stand around.
Since this was a special occasion, I got gussied up. More so than I do normally. I put on a new velvet dress and actually shaved my legs. I put on eyeshadow, which at this point in my life is considered to be a fancy occasion. When I was done getting ready, I looked in the mirror and I looked cute. I thought to myself “Johnson, you clean up nice. Look how good you look if you would just make some effort once and a while!” Cause truth be told, I wear no makeup and no bra at least 50% of my time, if not more. I only wear makeup during the week if I have an audition. One time I had a person say to me “Every time I see you you either look glamorous or homeless.” That pretty much summed me up.
So cut to: Yesterday. Interior. Bathroom.
I was about to go to lunch with my man and his mom. I had on no makeup and my glasses (I wear glasses half the time. Usually if I make the effort to put in my contacts then I also put on makeup to go along with that effort) and my bangs were scraggily and acting weird. But I looked at myself in the mirror, au natural.
And I thought “You know what, Johnson? You’re cute.”
I felt good about myself with no makeup! WHAT A CONCEPT!
So there you have it. Love yourself and your body, ladies. And dress how you feel good/beautiful, and not how you think others will you see you as such. Inner beauty will shine through (and probably will even better without makeup covering it up!)
And also, HERE’S TO BEING SEXY WITH GLASSES ON!