my authentic self
the other day, I was at a local fruit market & across the shelves I spotted an older lady *probably well into her '80's*. She had no makeup on * but she was beautiful - well earned wrinkles, sparkling eyes and white hair pulled back into a bun with wisps framing her face. She kind of glowed *a soul comfortable in her own skin* as my grandma would say.
I don't use fancy skin care - I did, but stopped it a few years ago - now I use home-made or natural products and I hardly ever wear makeup * its not that I don't want to 'look my best' - I want to look like me. Natural is definately part of my authentic self. I wear natural rose & geranium lip gloss from Nimbin, no less and sometimes I wear henna lipgloss. I do wear MOR marshmallow body souffle though - so girlie - definately for my inner goddess.
And you know - that is what I want to be when I grow up *comfortable in my own skin* knowing my authentic self. I want to end up a little old lady with my hair pulled back in a bun, whose eyes sparkle and have well earned wrinkles.