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Embrace your most natural form right now.

Wow, I feel like I have a lot of thoughts going through my mind these days, which means I potentially have a lot of things I could write about! That’s a nice feeling 😄 I honest felt like maybe I’d lost my sense or skill of writing to be able to blog every day again. Praise God for allowing these thoughts into my brain! 🙌🏽

Anyways, back to what I was saying…

Embrace your most natural form right now.

When people talk about natural vs. getting all dolled up with makeup and lashes, the conversation can turn sour pretty quickly. It’s like talking about women and their clothing options — Woman A will say she feels beautiful not wearing crop tops, and then Woman B will get offended and point out that women who do wear crop tops aren’t ugly, and Woman A shouldn’t have said what she said…even though Woman A wasn’t saying at all that women who do wear crop tops are ugly. You get what I’m saying? People are too quick to start arguments over things like this.

I say all that to say: when I’m talking about being your most natural form, I’m not saying that people who wear makeup or lashes are “doing too much,” or “aren’t beautiful.” So, just get that out of your brains now, please. I won’t argue with anyone in any comments about this post.

What I am saying is that while most of us are stuck at home with nothing to do, let’s give our bodies time to breathe. And when I mean that, I mean skin, nails, hair, anything that you normally enhance. I know you’ve seen all the memes about people who normally get these things done and how they’re feeling right now since all the hair/waxing/nail salons are closed for the time being…

And while they’re funny and true, I think we can all do with our bodies taking breaks from those things for a couple of weeks (or however long this will take). Again, this isn’t to say that it’s wrong for people to get their eyebrows waxed or their nails done (I’d like to have my nails done myself), but it’s just an observation that this is a time for our bodies to do their natural thing and breathe.

I challenge you to take the time to look at yourself in the mirror sans (without) makeup. Look at your hands and feet without nails. Have a gander at those eyebrows filling in, if you don’t tweeze them yourself, and really bask in the beauty that is in your natural state. Point out what you love about yourself without all the enhancements, and maybe make it a point to go without a certain thing even when all this stuff is over.

I know I’m ready to take these braids down. As much as I’ve loved not having to deal with my natural hair for a while, and getting to see what I’d look like with a different hair color, I’m ready to put my fingers through my own, natural hair again.

Mishy 🦋🤍