Two women. Sixty days. No make up. No shaving. No primping. What happens next?
What are you giving up as part of The Naked Face Project?
For sixty days, we will give up wearing any makeup, removing any body hair, altering our hair from its natural state (dying, curling, straightening), wearing uncomfortable feminine clothing (high heels, tight skirts), wearing jewelry (with the exception of wedding bands), painting our nails, using anti-wrinkle or anti-acne lotions, wearing deodorant, or styling our hair for reasons other than function.
Are you saying there's something inherently wrong with these things?
Absolutely not. We are not "anti" anything. For us, it's not about wrong or right. We're hoping to discover something unknown to us now, through this process. What we will discover is a mystery at this point.
What are you not giving up?
We plan to blow dry our hair (because it's the winter), brush our teeth, wear sunscreen, and dress appropriately for the occasion. The issue of dressing appropriately gave us great pause. We have decided that The Naked Face Project is not about being outrageously socially unacceptable. It is possible to dress professionally without being inherently uncomfortable.
I don't see how not shaving your armpits and not wearing deoderent would help with insecurities. I can't speak for anyone else, but I think I'd be a hell of a lot less happy with my appearance with hairy legs and armpits I do love the idea of becoming comfortable in your own skin that you can go without wearing make up, or straightening your hair - but I don't think it's necessary to go around doing it for 60 days and kind of feel the need to scream it to the world - that just proves you're insecure about it, it should be more of a natural option every day.
Seriously? Deoderent? :/ I never got the problem with body hair either. It's not like I feel like a trapped woman in a mans world pressured into shaving myself. I do it because I prefer it that way and my god does it look disgusting and smell bad.
Also, I hope you guys don't mind, but I'm separating the posts thus far into a thread.