July 18, 2013

Bitchy Resting Face

Do family and friends ask you what's wrong on a regular basis? Do strangers tell you to "smile" or "cheer up" when you're actually in a great mood? Like so many other women, you may be suffering from Bitchy Resting Face.

Ladies, you are not alone. Bitchy Resting Face, or bitchface as I like to call it, is something I've lived with since adolescence. Nine times out of ten, my sourpuss expression isn't intentional. It's just how I look when I'm not sporting a cheese-tastic grin. If I'm not smiling in a particular moment, it doesn't mean I'm miserable or pissed off. It doesn't mean I'm a bitch either.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "I thought you were a bitch when I first met you." Well, excuse the hell out of me for not being Buddy the Elf 24-7! For those of you who don't suffer from Bitchy Resting Face, I'm going to give you a piece of advice. It's never ok to judge a woman by the salty expression on her face unless you are 100% certain she's actually salty about something. It's like asking a woman when her baby's due and she responds with, "I'm not pregnant." Bitchy Resting Face will quickly become I'm For Real About To Cut A Bitch Face.

Disclaimer: Bitchy Resting Face should never be confused with ANY of the following:

Bitchy Resting Face effects millions of women around the world, including celebrities.

Kristen Stewart

Ginnifer Goodwin

Anna Paquin

Kate Hudson

Megan Fox

Angelina Jolie

And we can't forget the queen, Victoria Beckham.

I've chosen to embrace my BRF as a way of life.

Because really, there's no better way to ward off unwanted creeps.

Today's post was inspired by this video.


Christina said...

Hahahah! I love it! I have it too, though mine is more like sad resting face. It takes me so many tries to do a selfie when I'm not supposed to be smiling because I look like I hate you or I'm about to cry.

I see Rory so much in all those faces of yours!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I totally have bitchy resting face. I always look pissed off at life.

People have been asking me what's wrong since I was a toddler.

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

You know, most of my dearest friends have all told me, when I first saw you/met you I thought you were going to be a total bitch... then I got to know you. Due to my expression and being rather quite upon entering a room I guess I too suffer from BRF. Oh well... keeps the people that don't have balls away from being my friend I suppose ;)

Anonymous said...

YES. I totally have BRF - and never had a name for it. Thank you! Also, Anna Paquin is maybe my ALL TIME FAVORITE EVER. I loved her ever since she was a little itty bitty and was on an episode of 'Are You Afraid of The Dark?'

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, this is hilarious! I totally have it too and it drives me insane when strangers tell me to smile. I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham smiling the other day and it blew my mind!

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Whitney Alison said...

I too have bitch face....I'm ok with it tho because everyone on this list (including you) is one fine beyotch!

Allena said...

Yup, that's me too! Except I walk with my arms crossed a lot too - apparently that makes me the unapproachable Ice Queen!

KelTempel said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to know I am not the only one who suffers from this!!! And by the way, you skin looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meghan said...

This is fantastic! I don't think I have a bitchface, but I do look sad when I don't intend to!

Stephanie said...

I think my resting face is closest to Ginnifer Goodwin. For real though, if I'm just sitting here, wouldn't I look stupid just smiling to myself? Then you'd think I was crazy! Sometimes I'm just staring into space thinking about chocolate, deal with it.

Unknown said...

Ha! You crack me up! I couldn't hold a bitch face right now if I tried! Nice post.

Shelley said...

Oh my gosh this is so funny! I remember the first time I came across someone that I thought always looked mad but it was just her face hahahaha.

Amanda said...

Yes!!!! I used to always ask my mom, "Are you mad at me?" and then I realized that I am the same way. In high school I used to have people tell me they thought I was a Bitch when they first met me. And customers at work always ask me if I'm having a bad day. Sorry I don't walk around with a smile plastered on my face all day!

Gwen said...

Oh yes, I totally have it. And hello, telling me to smile isn't going to make it happen!

CeCe said...

It's funny but i think I have a really bitchy face too! That or mean. It's not intentional. It's just how my face is.

Unknown said...

I totally have this face. lol

Kelly said...

This is amazing, you and my roommate have the B face down! Have a great weekend!

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Kelly Louise said...

haha nice collection. my favorite is kate hudson because we all know that she is actually super giggly and bubbly.
I'm new to your blog, I just saw on your blurb that you love Kid Rock, me too!! Are you seeing him on this $20 tour? I'm going on Friday and I'm SO PUMPED! :)

Brittany SSP said...

Yep, I totally have this. Even my husband will sometimes go "What is WRONG with you?" while I'm perfectly happy, because my face just looks depressed or super angry haha!

Jadr said...

I always thought it was just me! And I have been told to cheer up so many times it makes me angrier so I don't smile. So so glad there's others/

Mrs. Match said...

Lol! Match suffers from this. Men can have it too!! I have the opposite problem, so I get a lot of annoying chatty Cathys talking me up in public, even if I'm in the worst mood. Argh!

Alvano Richie said...

Super cool, though i dont like kristen stewart but shes fab in every mood, and i love her fashion style.


Brooke said...

This is so true people always say this about me!
Actually I just watched this commercial on Youtube, "Resting bitchy face". Funny.

=) Brooke