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A number of things! Off the top of my head:
1.) I have to leave the house…I don’t leave home without it!?
2.) Have some sort of revelation of inspiration!?
3.) New goodies to play with and see what I can come up with!?
4.) To take my mind off of something else??
5.) Bored as heck!!!?

OMGGGG Nancy I love your posts, because as I am reading them I am saying yes, yes, so true too.
1.) I have to look in the mirror and say to myself, “omg you can’t go out looking like the”
2.) I need to feel good the entire day, so without makeup I feel just awful.
3.) While I am putting on my face, I have quiet time to think my thoughts out for the day.
4.) If my granddaughters saw me they would say,”what happened to you? You don’t feel good today” lol.

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I just enjoy putting it on, coming up with new looks, and it makes me happy to look pretty. I feel like I’m ready for the day after I put it on.

On the practical side, I’m a VERY large lady. A lot of people think of fat people as lazy, stupid, and assume they’ve given up on themselves. They treat us accordingly. I like to break those misconceptions by looking put-together.

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People make such mentally flawed assumptions like this so often, it’s sad! Rachel, the 2 cousins of mine who taught me how to apply eyeshadow to my hooded, almond eyes as a young teen? BOTH were very large, and by society’s standards “fat”! Their makeup was ALWAYS perfect, they ALWAYS had themselves on full fleek!

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I wish people wouldn’t find so many reasons to hate. Weight, skin color, race, disabilities… I think we could find just as many reasons to love if we tried.

That is one of the most wonderful sentences ever…yes, we could indeed find as many reasons to love if we tried…what is it in the human heart that drives us in the opposite direction??? I LOVE that you said that…So sweet and so kind and SO RIGHT.

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I always love your responses, Rachel. ๐Ÿ™‚ I mostly lurk, but you always seem to answer similarly to what i would write.
I agree, people often seem to try to find some way to judge others, instead of realizing everyone has their story, and it’s hard to lose weight.
I always feel better after my makeup is on, and I don’t have to worry if it will “fit”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sometimes I think we’re damned if we do and were damned if we don’t. I get to hear so much idiocy about the use of makeup. someone even said he thought less of women using makeup, like they were trying to decieve him. On the other hand if we don’t use makeup, we get to hear we don’t care about our appereance that we have given up,
We either wera too much or too little or the wrong kind.
The man who thought less of made up women got the answer from me that I thought men think very highly of themselves if they think we do it for them.
I do use makeup alm,ost every day. Doing it, going through the motions, thinking out what cominations I feel like relaxes me. The process itself is satisfying for me.
Oh, what was the question? Yes motivation, I feel relaxed and creative. Sorry for the little rant.
Have a wonderful, colourful orl ovely neutral day, all you lovely makeup lovers and likers!

Honestly. If any partner thinks is fooled into thinking that you have naturally purple lips and gold eyelids, then you’re better off without them.
I’m in school still, so I am one of the few kids to wear makeup on a daily basis. One time, I was applying a tinted lip balm, and one boy asked me: “Why are you wearing makeup? What are you doing?”
“Because I want to. Problem?”

Well before, II put makeup on every day for work. But since I’m disabled and home all day, I can have fun with it any time of day or night! I love going on Instagram and copying different eye looks. I love cut crease but it’s so hard for me to do properly. I’m enjoying the Bloglovin app too I find new things each day to enjoy. I want to post some looks but i had trouble with it. I have an iPhone 6 which has 401 pixels. So I’m not sure why it doesn’t let me download anything.

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I find the process a pleasure. Sitting down at my beautiful vanity, taking the time to care for myself. Using all my beautifully packaged makeup is like opening presents everyday. Yes, I like end product but for me makeup is 90% the pleasure of application.

Well put. People into the natural look tease me for wearing makeup or ask too many questions about how I apply my makeup because they admire it. Like you, I truly enjoy the process. It’s fun and creative to mix colors and products to come up with different effects. I’m not too bad looking without it but makeup really seems to enhance my light-colored, hooded eyes and fair complexion.

Thete’s a base level of makeup I wear because it’s how I like to look: having an even complexion, lessening dark circkes/redness, adding a little colour to my eyebrows, and always a beautiful shade of lipstick. Adding on top of that routine depends on having the time or inclination, a social event, rediscovering a loved product or being excited to try something new.

Cause I want to look and feel better. With lots of sleep, my bare face can look ok, but even a little bit of makeup can make a big difference. And I don’t want to scare anyone either with no makeup on. And since makeup is a creative outlet for me, I like putting it on to express my moods. And yes, I always have new products and new looks to test.

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Since I became a stay at home mum I don’t put on makeup every day. So I suppose interacting face to face with ADULT people counts as a motivation to do that. Otherwise, receiving press samples for my blog or featuring a look on my blog is also motivating!!

I like better the way I look and there’re something soothing and relaxing on the process of putting makeup on.

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The thought of what I look like without it, LOL!

And I do really enjoy doing my eye makeup, I feel like it makes me look so awake, and I get to choose my style for the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Part of it is that I know people will ask me if I’m feeling tired or sick if I don’t. ๐Ÿ˜›
But for the most part, I enjoy the process and the end results. It’s a part of my routine, like choosing my clothes or brushing my hair, and it helps me feel more awake and energetic all day. Even if it means dragging myself out of bed a half hour earlier, I know it’s worth it to have the extra confidence all day! It helps me feel like myself, and express a look or style. Plus, it’s fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

If I have somewhere to go I will do my makeup extra special. Or if it’s a beautiful warm day, it makes me feel good so I want to look good. If I’m staying home, I’ll just throw on some mascara and lip gloss. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I don’t wear makeup EVERY day lately. But, I notice I physically feel a little more together if I take a little time to at least pull myself together somewhat.

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Well, the fact that I have acne now definitely motivates me! It’s not a good look so I cover it up if I’m going out, which is most days due to working full time. ?

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