March 4, 2014

another forty days || perfect imperfections no make-up lenten challenge

So begins another forty days of fasting and prayer before our celebration of our Lord's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  It's the period of time from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday, when Christians of many denominations forego extra comforts and detachment from things that draw us further away from the Heart of God.  It's also a time to form new, better habits, and spend extra attention on our relationship with Him.
Aemelia's Perfect Imperfections 40-day No Make-up Lenten Challenge is a movement to encourage women of all ages to accept the natural beauty each unique woman is born with, to grow in true confidence, focus more on inner beauty, and to help women not rely on make up to feel beautiful. For 40 days, starting on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, until Easter Sunday, April 20th, I encourage you to seriously consider taking this challenge to heart and joining me in the adventure!

In today’s culture, as women, it is becoming more and more easy to find ourselves relying heavily on our daily make up routine in order to feel confident, beautiful, and to place our identity in our make up bag. As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult to accept all of our perfect imperfections, be confident in our own skin, and value the beauty within our souls.

The Perfect Imperfections 40-Day No Make Up Lenten Challenge is open to women of all ages and all faiths to encourage and promote true beauty. Real beauty is not found in a make up bag. Each woman is blessed with a unique natural beauty not only in the face but in the soul as well. This movement consists of 40 days where women spend growing in inner beauty, learning to accept perfect imperfections, and grow in true confidence that does rely on make up.  

Exceptions:
- Special occasions or important events, such as weddings, funerals, or business related, or when dressing up fancy is necessary
- If required for work
- Sundays (you have the option of wearing make up)


See more details on the Facebook event, which you're welcome to join.


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12 comments :

  1. This challenge of Lent is certainly something I've never heard of before, but nonetheless worthy of giving a shot at! What a beautiful idea. <3

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    1. I hadn't thought of it until Em mentioned it to me. Honestly, though, wearing make-up is more a challenge for me than not, since I usually avoid it at all costs. I'm lazy. ;) But I fully support this idea!

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  2. I'm excited to do this (in part anyways) alongside other gals! Your new header is lovely, by the way. <3

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  3. Awesome! I love this! Thank you for passing this idea along!

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  4. Iris, thanks for sharing this post - what an great way to think about our inner beauty and the presence of God within us. That is what we want the world to see when they look at us and not the face we put on. Very thoughtful. It has been wonderful to find all these amazing blogs from Keeping Love in Lent. Peggy http://creatingspaceinyourlife.com/

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  5. One question, I see on your site a button that says Links to this post, create a link. What does that do? [email protected]

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  6. Never thought to do this, but I can see how it would make me feel a LOT more comfortable in my skin. How's it going? I'd love to hear an update in a week or so. :)

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  7. I love this idea. Its a great challenge and it frees up so much time. Plus, I do think a lot of women are naturally beautiful without make up.

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    1. I have come to realize that it is the way a woman acts that makes her beautiful. Proverbs 11:22 says, "Like a golden ring in a swine's snout is a beautiful woman with a rebellious disposition." By foregoing make-up, I concentrate harder on developing my personality and my relationship with God. These are what will make me -us!- attractive!

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  8. Great idea to get rid of vanity and things that draw us away from God. I like it because it's less drastic than the no-mirror challenge. Since I am one who only wears make-up when it's a special occasion, I'm in full support of the gals who do this challenge!

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  9. Yeah! I found your page! It's been a lonely lent doing this on my own! I couldn't find anyone willing to give it a full shot.

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