I love makeup, fashion, and shoes as much (if not more) than the next woman. Sometimes though, I just don’t feel like making any effort at all. Do you have days where you’re just like “eh?” This doesn’t happen often, but it can and will happen from time to time. I’ve realized there’s a secret to getting through those days, and it isn’t anything I thought much about before, until recently.
Not long ago I was having a really rough week, and during a particular sleep deprived morning in the office someone mentioned how amazing I looked. Ha, I thought to myself, I’m actually a mess inside, but I guess you would never know it just by looking at me. I said it out loud but a little under my breath. It was almost an unconscious announcement. Then it hit me, it’s always the worst mornings, days, nights when I look like a rock star.
Call it an internal defense mechanism, or something else entirely, but I am convinced it helps if only a little. When everything else is shot to hell, is there any pint in looking the part as well? Perhaps it’s easiest to focus on the external when internally things are a bit messy. Maybe I’ll draw a cat eye that takes me longer than I care to admit some mornings. Or there’s always the perfect red lip that I cherish but don’t always do because it takes more time than I want to give before work–and where is my Ruby Woo lip liner?!. Then there’s the full on daytime smokey eye, which I actually hate because it requires you to blend, blend, blend (which I shouldn’t be allowed to do l before at least once cup of coffee). And honestly, first thing in the morning on a weekday, who has time for that?
Despite my best efforts to always look put together, I can still fall short, but for the most part, that extra “oomph” when I can’t figure out why a particular limb is aching so, or how many days I’ve had a dull headache, can really help me push through. Next time you’re not feeling one hundred percent, try this. It works for me, maybe it can help you too.
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