Wednesday, January 22, 2014

#sorrynotsorry Beauty Things I'm Not Apologizing For

  
Nail polish "art" by me.
  Hi all!!  I recently discovered this fabulous beauty blogger/vlogger, Elle Sees, via instagram.  One of her most recent posts was one on, yes, as my title reads, beauty things she's not apologizing for-- you know, those things that maybe you "should" or "should not" be doing but you don't because you're just... you.  I found it hugely inspirational, as I've got a few of those, myself.  Here's Elle's wonderful post and even though I guess technically you're supposed to be tagged for these types of things, here's mine.

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 ;) ♥


15 comments:

  1. This was a fun post to read! I got to know a little more about you :)

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    1. Yep ;) Glad you enjoyed it, sweets :)

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  2. I think I am going to try and do this!! Also---you go girl! Be proud of those German undereye circles, I am half German and half Italian so I know them well---and you look gorgeous!! And there ain't one thing wrong with a selfie!

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    1. Well, "be proud" is realllllly pushing it, lol but I've come to terms with them, sort of. You're such a sweetheart :)

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  3. Cheers to you sis!!! Great post and thanks for sharing!!! I am with you - we all have those sorrynotsorry things about us!!! I am so with you regarding the scents, I wear mine also regardless of season or occasion. And I know a thing or two about eyebrows as well ;-). And I love your selfies!!! As for me, I am not having eye circles - this must be my Swiss ancestory - LOL - but I was resistent to use any eyecream until two months ago - so this is very new to me. My brows are only trimmed - I cannot get myself into enhancing or grooming them any further. And I refuse to use any hairspray or other hair grooming stuff or do elaborate blow dries. Oh and I don't file my nails down but clip them - that's what I can think of that I am sorrynotsorry for ;-) xxx

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    1. I knew you'd be with me on the scents :) I'm of the opinion that eye cream does more harm than good for the simple fact that that area is so delicate and you're not really supposed to touch it at all. I got some spendy Estee Lauder stuff "highly recommended" by some dermatologist on a board I used to frequent. I looked terrible. My undereye skin was nothing short of embarassing. I hated every photo of myself and it took me months to figure out that stupid expensive eye cream was the culprit. So, no more. They're tolerable as is. Oh, blowouts! I hear some gals pay for this to be done on a regular basis. I'm with you-- keep the hair as low maintenance as possible, though I do use a bit of product on my wash days (helps with body, which I do need). Ooh, you clip your nails! I can't believe I just read that, sis ;) Your nails are beautiful, though, so what's it matter? ♥♥

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  4. You go girl! It's always nice to know a bit about the real person behind the blog :) Life if too short to care what other people think, you rock those selfies!

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    1. Aww, thank you ♥♥♥ I agree, I like knowing more about the face behind the blog. Anonymity's for the birds :D

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  5. Great post! I love your #sorrynotsorry, I'll do the tag too :)

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    1. Done! I've als done this tag here is the link. Thank you !
      http://polished-polyglot.blogspot.com/2014/01/5-beauty-things-im-not-apologizing-for.html

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    2. Awesome, Natalia, I loved your post! Long live shameless selfie takers ♥♥♥

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  6. so glad you did this! and thanks for sharing it with me, too! We eyebrow girls got to stick together! ;)

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    1. That we do! Thanks for checking out (a tweeting :) ) my post, Elle :)

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  7. LOL, great post:) You are such a great writer. Have you written a novel yet? I soooooo want to try an Anastasia brow product. I am always trying different pencils and haven't found the perfect one.

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    1. Lol, nope, no novel, I'm too busy blogging :D Your brows look great, you look like you're doing everything right to me! I've always preferred powder, myself, though. I'm pretty sure I just can't be trusted with a pencil of any sort.

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