May 2 07

first i saw it over at flip-flop’s, then over at fina’drea‘s and then over at Beck’s. it seems that i’m a little late to the game. it’s spreading like Lindsay Lohan’s legs. Stephanie over at Adventures in Babywearing is giving all of us bloggers the challenge of all challenges.

posting a photo of ourselves…without makeup.

this is a great idea.

i watch all those Dove commercials and stare in awe at these women. i actually say out loud…”i sooo would never” but…good on them. for being brave enough to be comfortable in their own skin. for believing they are beautiful, even if they don’t look like supermodels. for celebrating who they are.

so…i took it all off. not the clothing, sickos, we’ll save that for the Dove models.

but i took off the foundation, the mascara, the shadow, the lipstick, the blush, the under-eye concealer. it’s all gone.


it’s amazing, some women, like Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria, look like completely different women without the makeup.

and i? pretty much look exactly the same. i look the same.

American Idol: top 6

why can’t every week be Bon Jovi week? mmm…Bon Jovi…everyone was good last night. except for maybe Jordin…but i love her anyway.

best line of the night: “I want the camera to get my slim side” i swear, i’m with Simon, i could kiss Lakisha right now. that song last night bought her at least another week on this show.

Blake with blond hair? hot. Blake with dark hair? *drools*. i love him for taking risks. he’s awesome. oh, Jon Bon Jovi of little faith….

Melinda chooses by far, the very worst Bon Jovi song EVER – but she nails it anyway. because. the. girl. can. sing.

Phil was surprisingly good…but i guess it makes sense…since he’s been practicing this song for the last 12 years.

Chris. he needs to go home. he forgot his words. in front of Jon Bon Jovi. ack! also…he’s channelled his inner Justin Timberkale for far too long. it’s time.

going home? Chris and Phil. i hope, at least. could be Chris and Jordin. but, i really hope not. she’s too good.

  1. You are beautiful. You’re a natural beauty.

    I mean that with every fibre of my being. :)


    Comment by mamatulip on May 2, 2007
  2. tease! j/k

    You really don’t look much different without makeup, at least in my opinion. (And, again in my opinion, I think that’s a good thing.)


    Comment by SciFi Dad on May 2, 2007
  3. i haven’t worn make up for years (diane can attest to that!). now if i am going out for a really dressy occasion (like, REALLY dressy) i might throw on some mascara and friends are “wow, you look great!”, which makes me question how they think i look without it!

    on the plus side, my daily routine is decidedly low-maintenance–if i manage to brush my hair (verus wearing a baseball hat) it’s a good day.


    Comment by amy on May 2, 2007
  4. I think after all this, I look the same, too- with or without makeup. Just with makeup I look a little less pasty and overtired. Thanks for playing along!



    Comment by Adventures In Babywearing on May 2, 2007
  5. You look beautiful!
    Way to be brave about it.
    I’m pretty addicted to makeup (not tons of it, but I really like to even out my skin tone – and wear eyeliner and lipgloss …) but lately when I’ve been exercising and drinking more water I’ve noticed I can go with a lot less make-up.


    Comment by Laural on May 2, 2007
  6. Yeah, I can’t help but be pessimistic. I’m so sure those Dove gals are wearing makeup and some airbrushing.

    The only lucky souls who sees me without makeup is Mista and SF…Poor things.


    Comment by Janet a.k.a Wonder Mom on May 2, 2007
  7. Don’t feel bad. So do I. Of the few pictures there are of me (I am always behind the camera), I am almost never wearing make-up. So that is nothing exciting to look at. ;) You look great with or with out make-up though.


    Comment by Jay on May 2, 2007
  8. I have that People issue and there is NO WAY those girls are makeup free. NO freaking way! You can see liner on some of them and they’ve obviously got powder/foundation on. I was kind of annoyed looking at them.
    The section should be called Stars Without Lipstick.


    Comment by Christine on May 2, 2007
  9. You’re very delicately pretty and you DO look just the same! I’m one of those people who looks a LOT different with and without makeup, but I don’t wear it everyday. Let the public suffer: that is my motto.


    Comment by Rebecca on May 2, 2007
  10. I love those Dove girls, too. They are real, and they are gorgeous!

    Hey, you do look a lot the same…must be nice to be so stinkin’ hott all the time! ;)


    Comment by Stacie on May 2, 2007
  11. You look just the same, BEAUTIFUL!!

    Good for you, I myself hardly ever wear makeup, I’ll take that extra 15 minutes of sleep in the morning. Plus I’ve never been a foundation/concealer kind of girl, I like to wear eye shadow and/or mascara if I go out somewhere nice. I guess I’m just lazy.

    I love those Dove commercials it is about time that they show real women and not fake Hollywood BS airbrushed, malnutritioned models.


    Comment by Melina on May 2, 2007
  12. Loved Blake. SO much. And love your “Jon Bon Jovi of little faith” :)


    Comment by Jamie on May 2, 2007
  13. Figures you would be just a good looking without makeup as with……you are an amazing woman! I am not sure I have the guts to pull that one off….it would be too scary!


    Comment by Iris on May 2, 2007
  14. I love that dove commercial at least they are real women not afraid to show themselves


    Comment by Anne on May 2, 2007
  15. First, you look great with your makeup off. I’m gonna post one of me that way, too.

    Second, you hit the nail on the head with AI last night. I’m a HUGE Bon Jovi fan (Bed of Roses is my favorite) and I wish they did more of it. Chris is headed home… and though Phil did well last night I really want him gone. He’s just so creepy looking!


    Comment by Kristi on May 2, 2007
  16. time for Chris to go and the challenge wouldnt be much of a challenge to me ya know


    Comment by Sparky Duck on May 2, 2007
  17. I haven’t read the post yet, but can you even imagine how many google hits you’re getting for this?


    Comment by Haley on May 2, 2007
  18. Okay, now that I’ve read it, here goes: You look great with or without makeup, and I totally agree with you on the American Idol, but I’m still completely sticking with Jordin because her song was my favorite Bon Jovi song. But Blake was definitely my FAV of the night. I saw the camera like flash over to him before commercial and I was like “NOOOO” but then when he performed I was like “YESSSS GO BLAKE”

    so I guess it worked?


    Comment by Haley on May 2, 2007
  19. You still look amazing even without the makeup! Which means you are naturally beautiful!!

    I agree, Blake rocked it last night. Although since they are combining scores from last week, LaKisha may be on her way out.


    Comment by Sara on May 2, 2007
  20. You look beautiful!


    Comment by Keri on May 2, 2007
  21. GORJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You wear such natural makeup as it is — unlike Eva Longoria and Cam — that it’s no wonder you look just as great without makeup. Maybe, if it’s possible — you look a bit younger without it??!! Biatch! ;)

    Your idol recap/predicts are BANG ON!


    Comment by Haley-O on May 2, 2007
  22. You look beautiful. I could never…


    Comment by Jodi on May 2, 2007
  23. i am mad jealous of your skin. it’s flawless!!


    Comment by katie on May 2, 2007
  24. You look great! Cameron? Looks scary!


    Comment by Chris on May 2, 2007
  25. I love this meme. You look great. Go you!


    Comment by Oh, The Joys on May 2, 2007
  26. Way to go Ali, I’m totaly proud of you (and anyone else who can do this) for being comfortable with and in your own skin. You are a natural beauty. I on the other hand am not. And won’t be seen any time soon without my make up on. If I did, and if any of you saw it, I’d have to kill you. All of you. And I really like you guys. So, Nah. Ain’t doin’ it. You can’t make me.


    Comment by jasmine on May 3, 2007
  27. You look beautiful without makeup!
    I wish makeup did wonders for me as it does the stars!


    Comment by kelley rees on May 3, 2007
  28. You look luverly.

    It’s nice to see Cameron and Eva looking a bit… well, minghing really.


    Comment by LaLa on May 3, 2007
  29. You look great! I wish I looked as goodly without the war paint .. ;) Cheers from a fellow Torontonian!


    Comment by Sue on May 3, 2007
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