All right, all you naturally beautiful women who are taking care of your natural health and your natural beauty – choose your MM – Marilyn – Manson or Monroe???
Marilyn Manson without Makeup
Marilyn Monroe without Makeup
- Marilyn Monroe
They both wear a lot of makeup. They both look a lot better with that makeup on, don’t you think? And what about you? Are you a righteous sixties’ hippie who thinks natural is better and you’ll never even wear a bit of blush or a little lipstick?
I thought that way for many, many years but now as I strive to be a Healthy Senior Woman, I realize that looking my best means putting on a little blush, a little mascara and a little lipstick. And when I look in the mirror before and after, I have to say – after looks a little more like a Healthy Senior Woman should look!
The makeup industry is huge and it’s because so many of us believe we need a little help from our friends. $35 billion – the size of the cosmetics industry. 33% – personal care products that contain at least one ingredient that has been linked to cancer. And the ingredients that most of the makeup we use are scary – 77 percent of cosmetics you wash off contain paraben; 99% of sunscreens also contain paraben which has been linked to the development of breast cancer.
There are some companies who make a better product and care more about our natural health and our natural beauty – Avalon Organics, Dr. Bronner’s, Burt’s Bees, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Aveda and Tom’s of Maine. Go out of your way to purchase your cosmetics from companies that care and contribute not only to your own natural beauty but also to the continued beauty of Mother Earth.
Posted in Celebrity Natural Beauty, Healthy Senior Women, natural beauty, Natural Health
Tagged Avalon, Burt's Bees, cosmetics industry, Dr. Bronner, Dr. Hauschka, Marilyn Manson, Marilyn Monroe, organic cosmetics, Tom's of Main
Perfection is not necessary for Natural Health or Beauty
Are you happy with who you are right now? With what you do? With how you look? What would you change if you could be perfect? And if you were perfect, what would you do then?
Do you believe that you must strive to be perfect? What if everyone were perfect, would everyone be the same? What fun would that be?
It’s interesting as I write about perfection, I am having a hard time coming up with answers. Yet there seem to be so many questions.
Perhaps perfection is just a dream that can never be reached. Athletes practice over and over and over again — and they never feel that they have reached perfection. Maybe a bowler who has a 300 game might feel they are perfect. But will the next game also be a perfect 300? And if it isn’t, will they give up or will they come back and try to be perfect again.
Once it was thought that a perfect woman’s body was 34-24-34. Now that would be labeled as “fat.” Marilyn Monroe was not the size of a celebrity today, yet some people thought her figure was perfect. (See F is for Full Figure – Marilyn Monroe?)
If perfection were possible, would there be no more game? Would there be only one winner, one celebrity, one singer, one champion? Would everyone else give up? More questions, more searches for the perfect answer. Perhaps the answer is we need to continue to improve our natural beauty and our natural health, because there is no such thing as perfection.
Marilyn - Full or Fab?
Christina - just plain fabulous?
Fashions change and so do ideas about size and figures and what’s a really beautiful body image for a naturally beautiful woman.
Both Marilyn Monroe and Christina Hendricks are voluptuous and luscious and yummy – and they are not size 2 or 4.
Christina Hendricks, star of “Mad Men,” loves her size. After being named by Esquire as America’s most beautiful woman last year, Christina said, “Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous!
“I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, ‘Oh, I look like a woman’. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it!”
Marilyn Monroe might have been a size 12 or a size 14 in today’s fashion world. A big difference between that image and the look of the starved, skinny shapeless models that grace the pages of today’s fashion magazines, or walk to runways of Bryant Park. Marilyn was not a clothes hanger. Marilyn was a curvaceous real woman with real curves.
How do you see yourself? Are you happy with your body image? Are you skinny? Are you curvy? What kind of naturally beautiful woman do you imagine yourself to be when you look in the mirror?