Makeup-Free Monday: Gretchen Rossi and 147 More Celebs Go All Natural

Makeup-Free Monday
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Cuddling in bed with a dog, a fluffy pink robe, and no makeup – sounds like our kind of night.

Gretchen Rossi posted a stunning selfie of her makeup-free moment on Instagram last week, captioning it “My Happy Place at the end of the day; with my boys cuddled in bed, no makeup, ready for beauty sleep #feelingblessed #lovemy4boys #grateful”:

The fresh-faced former Real Housewives of Orange County star looked absolutely gorgeous in her “happy place,” and told Us Weekly why she posted the snap.

I don’t post those pics very often because people are so rude and condescending, especially because I am a true blonde. But when I get people commenting saying, ‘Thank you for being real, and for being proud of who you are with or without makeup,’ it makes dealing with any negative comments worth it. My goal is to help inspire and uplift as many women as I can to be comfortable in their own skin.

The 36-year-old blonde, who was fired from RHOC in 2013 after appearing on the show for four seasons, also posted another Instagram about her makeup-free pic after it made the rounds on the Internet. She wrote in part on Instagram,

So not really sure why this “no makeup” pic got so much attention when I posted it yesterday, because I have posted plenty of other pics and even a video washing my face with no makeup…..but ok🙆🏼😏 … I’m comfortable in my own skin makeup or not, and I’m proud to show women it’s ok to be vulnerable and not perfect. I’m a true blonde so when I take off my makeup, my eyebrows and eyelashes are so light that they virtually disappear. 🙈the joys of being a true blonde 😜

Rossi also has her own cosmetics line called Gretchen Christine, which she’s focused on since leaving RHOC

Makeup or not, she’s simply beautiful: