Pretty. Oh so Pretty.
If “beautiful” is a garden, “pretty” are those roses on the table in the midst of a cluttered apartment. It’s your niece wearing her hair back for the very first time. The extra swipe of flamingo-pink gloss. A delicate detail. But it’s also something unnecessary and extra — an adornment.
Even technology has taught us to prettify with Instagram filters; to give that twinkle of awesome that makes you notice our photo just a bit more.
This week we’re getting all dolled up — and we’re unadorning.
We’re talking about that Valencia filter we put on in the morning, called makeup (actually, I think mine is Nashville) and uncovering the bigger beautiful — our faces, our bodies, our unique flaws.
- Pretty, Unmade-Up You: 17 Women Take It Off: Their makeup, that is.
- The Beauty We Forgot to Pass Down to Our Daughters: Jody Jones reminds us to teach our daughters well.
- How Can I Find That Discontinued Beauty Product? Our resident expert Susan Linney gives us the scoop for our advice column, “What The…?”
- I Wore a Bikini. That’s What I Did. Heather Barmore road tests a bikini and lives to tell about it.
- Broken Cinderella: Is Imperfection the Key to True Beauty? Amy Barr learns to see beauty in flaws.
- Scented Secrets: How I Used Perfume to Cover Up My Drinking: Susan tells the story of hiding under a cover [of perfume].
You look fetching, my dear.