A month or so after I had Gabe a group photo was taken at work. When I saw the finished product I thought, “Oh my. I have no lips!” And that was the first time I had an inkling that a little makeup might go a long way. I’m not in the makeup-every-day-camp. I am mostly lazy and lost when it comes to products of any kind. I do have a desperation to never be someone who people think looks “sick” or “tired” if I’m not wearing any makeup. I prefer to set expectations low and let my naturally peaches and cream complexion do the rest. But! I think at a certain age, a little touch here and there could/would/might/probably do wonders.
I’ve always admired cat eyes and always wanted them but do not have the patience or skill to achieve such things. Also false eye lashes. I would wear them every single day if it didn’t take a team to put them on me and didn’t pull out my normal eyelashes over time. Is there a lipstick/gloss that doesn’t feel like wet glue? I would like to try one if it exists.
BB/CC cream. I use one by Olay. I mean, a little concealer in a lotion? With SPF? And magic redness corrector? Why yes, I think I can do that. I have heard great things about the smashbox version, but have yet to try it. I also have a hard time handing over a chunk of change for anything beauty related. Maybe that’s why I look old.
Or maybe it is because after I lost all of my hair, I noticed a sprouting of new and unwelcome grey hairs. I had maybe 1 silver-y hair before having Gabe, and then a few months after giving birth – POOF! Wiry, grey sprouts. Nothing worth even pondering getting my hair colored, but still a little like wtf? WTF body – you are a beacon of awesomeness! Don’t go grey on me now!
Another super weird thing that happened after I lost all of my hair – the texture of my hair totally changed. My somewhat frizzy/wavy hair became totally fluffy and terrible without the usual weight of my thick hair. My head was totally unmanageable. I would blow dry and it would look nice for about 2 seconds until I got to work and then POOF. HORRIBLE HAIR DAY EVERY DAY. Ugh. I suffered with this hair issue for several months, until I finally went to target and spent $25 bucks on a hair mask. It’s like my hair has a new lease on life. Do you have fluffy hair? BUY A HAIR MASK! Run, run to target or walgreens or wherever and buy it! Use it 1-2 times a week, the jar will last you forever, but you will be struck dumb and mute by the awesomeness that happens afterwards.
Anyways, all of this is to say: I bought a Birchbox subscription! Because I really know nothing about beauty products, but I want to know more! I want to feel confident walking into a Sephora, instead of intimidated and always worried I’m going to accidently knock over a row of concealers and then walk out the story spending $150 on some jar of something I can’t remember how to use or where it’s supposed to go because I was too focused on active listening as the sales lady pitched me. Thank you to Maris for the awesome suggestion. I need help. My newest eye shadow is from 2008. That particular eye shadow is also the only eye shadow I have ever bought myself, AND is a shimmery nude. Because that is the kind of beauty risk taker I am!
So watch out world! My latest Birchbox is on its way! Who knows what kind of styling balm or I don’t even know what could be smeared upon my body in the next few weeks. I’m probably going to be awesome, just a warning.
Do you have a beauty secret you would like to share lame-o me? What is your go-to? What is your morning regimen? Mine involves making sure there isn’t anything in my teeth and attempting to do something I’ve seen on pinterest to my hair. When do you feel the most attractive? That’s a toughy. Sometimes it is when I’m in my sweatpants and sometimes it is when my hair is being seriously kick ass. Ok, probably most of the time my attractiveness-o-meter is tied to my hair. It is what it is.