Drat! What has happened to me? Tsk Tsk! I have gone awry. I have let myself totally slip to shabbyland! I just realized that I have been going to work and anywhere else looking "bare", presentable but unglamorous! My only "make-up" these days are my Lip Balm (which I just lost - for the nth time! - I have the lost-a-lip-balm-everytime-disease) and a dab of face powder. That's it! so pathetic...
I'm a mommy but I don't need to look like one and dress like one! don't you agree? There's a fine line between looking glam and still being a mommy. I just went and crossed that line and got stuck on the other side of it. My own little Twilight zone! Life's cares has gotten the best of me...Sounds familiar? Yes, and I know I'm not alone.
It is so easy to fall into this rut (or trap). Being a mother, working, Entrepreneuring and being a wife at the same time is a tough job. You just don't have time to look pretty anymore! Well, THAT is my EXCUSE, what's yours ? Hmmm...But there's a way out of this (besides someone kicking my butt to do it). I found It's A Glam Thing to be a treasure trove of tricks and tips on how to look Fabulous (including men)! One of my favorite trick is this:
" Great way to cover up a little grey on the spot is using a little black Mascara. You can paint it on the trouble spot and presto- the grey is gone."I hate and I mean H-A-T-E grey hairs! I always have this urge to pull it out whenever I see one (even if it was from someone else's head!). Don't ask me why, I just do! So, don't go showing up my door with that grey hair of yours stickin' out. You know exactly what will happen...ah huh...
Anyway, here are a few more excerpts that I thought are worth sharing. This one is from Rosie Johnston of Rosie Jean Cosmetics who also happened to be a Celebrity make up artist in Hollywood.
To look polished but not overdone: Less is more. Women should only define what they have. Always keep it simple. A good Mascara, Pink Cheek and flushed lip is all that's needed to look pulled together and radiant.
Biggest Mistake women make is NOT wearing a Mascara even when they have naturally dark lashes. Or getting all dressed up and only putting lipstick on. Make up is just as important to your overall look as the outfit you chose to wear.
Make up to make you look younger : keep it light. Keep your lip color light. Use natural lip liner and tinted gloss. Dark colored lipstick makes women older.
Secret Tip : use a white iridescent eye shadow just in the inner corner of your eye. It gives an instant pick me up.
Now if you're 40 (just saying) and need a real quick Makeover, Fabulous after 40 has this promising 1 hour Makeover called Tweek-your-chic. Well, I'm not 40 yet and I can't afford the package so I'll just go for Andrea of Chihuahua Bites Makeup Tips and Tricks Bonanza. She even did two parts to share the secrets of the Trade! Go check her out and pick up a thing or two.
In retrospect, I really don't know why makeup plays such a vital role in our lives as women. I guess its' that old-age mentality that it transforms us into this Princess pretty iconic beauty or that we're just an ugly duckling without it! Nonetheless, I've got to get my gears going and start painting. I so need it!
It doesn't matter if they say the greatest beauty is the beauty within. Being ugly Betty, the character is quite OK, but being UGLY is another story!
(I'm so kicking myself now for posting that mugshot of mine next to Betty - I think she looks a tad prettier than I am even with that goofy face. I am so regretting this!) Make up please!!! ahem peeps, I won't mind doing a make up review about now.
P.S. Thanks to all my fellow Etsyian who participated in Nothing but Etsy and bloggy friends who Stumbled it. A lot of peeps saw the stores and I hope this in turn brings more sales to us! (Sorry but I'm going to copy that Coach in that Football commercial when I say ) "AMEN!"