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Can you believe it’s been nearly seven months since we wrapped up The Naked Face Project?  I certainly can’t. The Naked Face Project was a sixty-day challenge to give up all forms of feminine primping – I went two months without wearing any makeup, jewelry, fancy clothes or high heels; I stopped shaving entirely; and [...]

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My husband grew up in England.  I grew up in Miami with a Southern momma.  This meant that tea has always been a big part of our lives, but in very different ways.  For the Husband, ‘tea’ meant a proper pot, a strainer, a timer, tea cups, little spoons, saucers, and – mostly importantly – [...]

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My final thoughts New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.   The Naked Face Project is nearing the end – and I must admit that I’m feeling a mixture of sadness, joy, and relief.  [...]

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What if wearing makeup was part of your job description? Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.   One of the common remarks that I’ve heard about TNFP is that I can’t understand what it’s like to have to [...]

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The last day of The Naked Face Project is this Saturday.  I can’t believe how fast the last 60 days flew by – I though that no makeup, shaving, or primping would make time move as slow as molasses! Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFPto get a complete [...]

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The Naked Face Project, Week 8

On Consumerism New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.   I was recently thinking about how The Naked Face Project relates to consumerism.  I believe that the primary goal of advertisements is to make [...]

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On purposefully changing your perspective. New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.   Another week of being happily Naked Faced.  I've settled into the routine with my new habits and, truthfully, the past week was [...]

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On primping ‘for fun’ and the surprising side effect of being Naked Faced. New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.   It’s March!  That means that I’m really and truly halfway through the Project, [...]

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The Naked Face Project, Week 4

My thoughts as I near the halfway point of the Project. New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.    I can’t believe I’m already writing my fourth post for The Naked Face Project.  Honestly, [...]

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The Naked Face Project, Week 3

On the juicy details and the feminist label. New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website and my introduction to TNFP to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.  Other bloggers and readers are joining the project, too.  Check out our Gallery of Naked Faces.   The first [...]

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The Naked Face Project – Week 2

On letting go so I can make room for something else. New to this series?  Please check out The Naked Face Project website, my introduction to TNFP, and Week 1 to get a complete understanding of the intention behind the Project.  Other bloggers and readers are joining the project, too.  Check out our Gallery of [...]

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The Naked Face Project – Week 1

I want to begin this post by saying thank you for all the discussion, feedback, and interest in The Naked Face Project. One thing I really want to clarify is that I’m not trying to make larger generalizations or buy into stereotypes about how other women (and men) view or should view their own Beauty [...]

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The Naked Face Project

Last season at Girls on the Run, I sat cross-legged in front of 15 little girls and held up an advertisement for women’s shaving cream.  The ad showed the model’s disembodied legs up in the air, smooth and shiny.  “What do you think this ad is trying to say?” I asked.  The girls carefully studied [...]

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