Well hello there makeup

A few months after Connor was born, I went to a lunch mixer with a local mother’s club, and as we were all going around introducing ourselves, one of the ladies said she recently had a baby, and that day was the first day in weeks she actually got dressed and combed her hair. She then said, “I even put on earrings,” and then she started crying, and oh my gosh, I totally understood what she felt at that moment in every cell of my body.

Sometimes it’s a heavy lift just to put on earrings. Or mascara. Or pants that are acceptable to wear in public, if I’m totally being honest.

But you do it, and you keep on keepin’ on.

Anywho, I thought about that woman today as I got ready for a video meeting. I ironed a shirt, did my hair and put on makeup for the first time in, oh, I don’t know how long.

I even put on earrings…

Good ol’ MAC Velvet Teddy
Eyeshadow, liner, lipstick and blush

Is it a *lewk*? Nope. Is it edgy or particularly noteworthy? Um, probably not. But I did it. And it make me feel great during my video call.

After it was over, just for fun, I tried on a few lipsticks because it’s been ages.

MAC A Little Tamed
Chanel 152 Sweetness
Chanel 160 Wild
When you put dark lipstick on for the first time in ages

Sending good thoughts your way. Happy Thursday to you!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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