Wednesday, February 20

On beauty

Most of you guys probably know that I really like makeup. I first started wearing it I think when I was twelve, I only used mascara, blush, and lip gloss, but I felt so incredibly grown-up! There was really no difference in my appearance, but just the knowledge that I was wearing makeup made me feel so much more beautiful than I felt without it. When I was thirteen, I got my first eyeliner, and now I honestly can't remember why I even wore makeup before eyeliner. 
My eyeliners are my favorite makeup products, because eyeliner is multifunctional, partially depending on how you apply it. The way that I do it (a full line on the top with a teeny weeny wing and about a half line on the bottom) widens and brightens my eyes, and also fills out my meager lashes.
Today I didn't feel like putting on any makeup and I was eating my breakfast when I noticed Audrey staring at me making odd faces. I locked eyes with her to make sure she knew I was asking her what in the world she was doing. (sisters can do that with just looks)
"Are you wearing makeup?"
"Not right now."
" any?"
" look kinda your eyes are just less...poppy."

One can always depend on younger siblings for a confidence boost, right?
Oddly enough, this didn't offend me...probably because I know that my eyes look "less poppy" without makeup. It's not a big deal though. 

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:3-4
I know most of you are going "BAHAHAHAA!!!! MEREDITH, A MEEK AND QUIET SPIRIT!!"
Yeah, I'm working on that...
But I think the important thing to notice in this verse is that God doesn't care what you look like, He wants you to be more attentive to your spiritual life and your relationship with Him.
I think you can take this verse to several different degrees depending on your personal beliefs, but the way I'm going to take it is this: You can look nice, but don't let your looks control you. True beauty comes from God.


  1. Have I told you lately that I think you are awesome? This is really good stuff...thanks for the reminder, girl. :-)

  2. Aww, nice. :) I'm going to try to never wear makeup (because for a girl it's tempting!) unless it's like cute lipstick or I'm wearing a costume. :) I would rather people see my face without the "help" of "paint". Now don't think I'm completely against it or anything, or think you shouldn't wear it! That's not what I'm saying. It's my personal opinion for myself.

    I think you're beautiful. :)

  3. I love ALL of your posts, but this was an especially good one Meredith! :) You are beautiful even with poppy eyes!! ;D Gotta love sisters, right?? xD

    1. *withOUT

      good grief. I can't trpe today.