|Nail polish "art" by me.|
1. Life is too short to not revel in your favorite scent whenever, wherever. I looooove my perfume and I don't view my scents in terms of what's appropriate for day or evening. I like my stuff heady, especially during the colder months, so big white florals, incense, spice, leather, and all the delicious iterations of the musk family are trotted out during broad daylight and oftentimes when I'm doing nothing but housework. Fracas or Alien in my sweats while I'm cleaning the bathtub? Ahhh yes.
|My winter fume rotation|
2. My eyebrows. So these have always been a thing with me. When I was younger, I did absolutely nothing to them but tweeze away the occasional stray, and I'd get compliments on them all the time. When I reached my mid twenties, though, they started to change and I felt like I ought to be filling them in, defining them a bit more. I've gone through some really, erm, interesting phases since then and right now, I use Anastasia brow powder in medium brown and set them with clear mascara. I ought to have them trimmed or something because I'd love a nice, well groomed look but I just can't be bothered to track someone down and pay them for something that I feel is... adequate. Plus, I'm afraid they'd really mess them up.
|See? Not bad, right? RIGHT?!!|
3. My German-inherited undereye circles. One time, when I was going through a trial run of my wedding makeup, did someone obliterate those things entirely. It took the manager at the Nordstrom Chanel counter three different products to wipe those puppies out and bring them to the same shade as the rest of my face. The effect was airbrushed, amazing, perfect. I wasn't about to spend beaucoup bucks on something superfluous to the shadow, blush, and powder I'd originally come in for, though, especially since I didn't have a clue how to blend and apply all that myself. So, that day remains a distant memory and testament to the true wonder of great makeup application. I've tried night creams and one rollerball concealer but those things either exacerbate what is apparently my birthright or just eat up more of my morning time without doing a whole lot, so I just let my circles be. Photos bring them front and center and I feel they age me, and I truly shudder to think what they'll look like in my later years. I imagine I'll eventually go under the knife but in the meantime, AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT!!! I'll leave the masterful concealer blending to the pros.
|Would you take beauty advice from this gal?? SUCKAHHHH!!!|
4. Selfies. Yes, there is a stigma and yes, I feel a tad silly every time I post one, anywhere, but how else am I going to know for sure what I need to improve on appearance wise if I can't objectively look at a photo I took myself? Besides, sometimes C just isn't around to take a quick lippie shot when the lighting's just right. And as Carly Simon sings, maybe I do think that song is about me, just a little...and despite all my flaws. #sorrynotsorry.
|Me, me, me, me, me. And me!|
So, there it is! I'm fairly certain we've all got our own lists and if you're up to sharing, I'm up to reading! I don't really allow links in my comments but if you're a blogger and want to participate, drop the link to your #sorrynotsorry post and I'll certainly check it out. Consider yourself tagged. ♥
Thank you for reading, as always, and have a beautiful, completely and utterly unself-conscious day ;) ♥