I have always yearned to be flawless or some semblance of put together every time I leave my home. It’s not a lofty goal. I’m not trying to embody the #iwokeuplikethis phenomenon that has selfie filters working OT. I just want to turn the cashier’s head at Stop & Shop… or catch my husband staring at me a bit longer.
But at 31 I still leave the house in [sometimes] the state of greasy roots, because I haven’t figured out how to properly use dry shampoo. Or I’ve forgotten gloss- which seems like no big deal, but just that hint of color really does the trick! I just recently learned that my new 2 inch curling iron works as a great straightener… which is good, because my straightener happens to be 10 years old and cracked, so it gets caught and rips my hair out.
I think my point here is that there are a lot of things I’ve neglected to learn about self-care in my life. Not that motherhood has done these things to me… I did them. When I was a teenager, I used needles on my acne(!) and bounced from OTC medications from CVS to everything at the Kiehl’s and Clinique counters. I have never slept well or kept with a routine long enough to make a difference and see how my skin cycles through. And I’ve never learned how to apply my makeup for different looks. Daytime in the Fall and Summer, I am coming to see, should look different. When we go out at night, a little contouring is a good thing.
A quick #contour before the #christmaseve party! #makeup #beauty #learningcurve #aisforadelaideblog A video posted by Chelley M. (@martinkadeluxe) on
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I will never have flawless skin… it’s not in the cards for me. But I can treat my face better and learn all the tricks to make my look how I want. Maybe in the process I’ll turn a few heads…. but most importantly, I’ll be finding myself in a whole new way! I hope my girls enjoy playing with makeup on my journey with me, and come to the same place I’ve been my whole life: makeup is fun and can help our confidence on bad days, but we don’t need it.
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