Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 388 – Natural


“Happiness is the best makeup.”

Drew Barrymore

Thank you, Spidey, for a great quote!

This kinda follows on from yesterday’s SoCS post.

Yesterday I posted a poem I write about accepting ourselves for who or what we are and not trying to make ourselves look different to please the rest of the world.

I’m not a make-up person at the best of times. I get far too hot for make-up, and it ends up sliding off my face before long…

Sure, I’ll add on a little slap if we are going out, but especially now, as I feel my skin not being as smooth as it was, and the eyeshadow I used to apply with ease, getting caught up in those creases, or happy lines around my eyes, I find myself looking at my reflection in the mirror, and wondering, “Do I really need that? Who am I putting this stuff on for?”

Because I’m more than happy without it.

I like to have my eyebrows in order, and no one needs to see me with a light ‘tache on my upper lip, but other than that, what you see is what you get.

I no longer dye my hair, so the greys coming through show that nature has embraced me.

The smile you see will light my face more than any make-up would.

And you would see that I am genuinely happy. (Whiskers, double chin, grey hair, and all!)

So, ladies, are you one who needs their mascara and lippy to feel confident when you go out, or do you embrace the natural you? And gents, how do you feel about your appearance?


Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 9erick
    Oct 02, 2022 @ 06:46:17

    I only wear makeup when I’m taking pics. Other than that all natural with my hair in a ponytail and I got a compliment once.

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  2. Jennie
    Aug 17, 2022 @ 14:06:16

    As I age, I become happier in my own natural ‘skin’ and no longer feel the need for ‘help’. I’m glad you feel the same way, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 15, 2022 @ 18:35:36

    A very great posting, Sis! You are looking wonderful! xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  4. willowdot21
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 20:07:55

    Lovely post Sis just like you 💖💖😘

    Liked by 1 person


  5. beth
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 17:08:47

    like you, I’m pretty natural almost all of the time, and if I do put on something it only lasts for 1/2 hour or people don’t really notice a difference. happy the way I am )

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Erika
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 15:03:57

    Great quote and I agree. How we appear is only a reflection of our inside. No make-up can cover a bitter heart.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 11:36:18

    I too, am a natural woman, Sis! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  8. KL Caley
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 10:01:06

    Great quote. Mostly natural with the odd makeup appearance for a special event. Fun post. KL ♥️

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 09:20:19

    There was a time when I wouldn’t leave the house without my ‘face’ on. These days, there is little point, for the years have reduced me to comfortably wrinkled, but happy…

    Liked by 1 person


  10. April Munday
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 08:46:51

    I threw my makeup out almost twenty years ago after I realised just how much time I spent on it each morning. These days I’m always surprised when I notice that someone is wearing makeup, because I think it is such a waste of time.

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  11. Sadje
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 07:52:45

    Before the pandemic, I used to put on a light makeup but now I don’t bother! Though I still dye my hair 😛

    Liked by 3 people


  12. joylennick
    Aug 14, 2022 @ 06:52:52

    That’s the girl…Natural as nature intended. As I’m several decades older…I need a tad more help, though hate heavy make-up. When going out, a little lipstick and as I lost my eyebrows years ago, I sketch mine in with light eye-liner. I dislike the ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ look… xx

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