Do you ever look in the mirror and just think “Ugh, what happened to me?!” Well I do. I've been getting pretty darn lazy with my beauty regimen lately, people. I hate to think I've become one of those girls who lets herself go after being her with boyfriend for so long but, *gulp* I think I may have reached that point! It’s just little things that I've let slide, like painting my nails, getting my hair done regulary, etc. So I've decided to set some beauty goals to help me get back into the swing of things!
My hair is in that awkward phase between cuts and colors. It’s now shoulder length, but has absolutely no shape to it anymore. Not to mention the color has faded and my highlights have some serious grow-out going on. Christi from Mascara & Madness (she's hilarious!) just went from blonde to brunette and it’s totally motivating me to make a change!
I found this image of Laura Croft on Pinterest and I’m really loving the cut and color. Without the bangs, of course. Been there, done that, wasn't a fan! What do you think? Should I try it out?
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2) SkinThere’s no way around it, I’m pale. Like, Edward Cullen pale. Years ago I had a slight addiction to Jergen’s Natural Glow. I loved how it gave just a subtle hint of color. For one reason or another, I stopped using it and have returned to my natural ghostly shade. As you can see, in 2008 I was nearly as tan as my friend Cheyenne, who's half Mexican. That's got to mean something, right? And in 2012, white as rice. (Don't be jealous of my elf costume!)
This picture settles it, I'm going to pick up some Jergen's tonight!
Looking down at my hands right now, I see naked nails of varying lengths and shapes. Not cute! I typically don’t get manicures because I’m cheap and would rather just paint my nails at home. So starting tonight I’m going to try and keep my nails looking prettier. Besides, I can’t have ugly nails when Tony finally puts a ring on it right?? Hehe, jk Tony!
Um, hi, can my pores be any bigger?? Not a good look. I was reading a blog post the other day about a homemade mask made of milk and unflavored gelatin that basically creates one giant Biore strip. I’m so going to try this. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Operation: Grow Eyebrows Back begins now. I went crazy with the tweezers in high school and my eyebrows have never quite recovered. I literally tweeze probably twice a year now, because there's basically nothing there. I searched online for tips on how to re-grow skinny brows, and think I may have found a solution. Hint: it involves Rogaine. I will update you a few months from now and let you all know if it worked, with before and after pictures. But for comparison’s sake, here’s a picture of my 13-year-old eyebrows, compared with me current eyebrow situation. This is how they look after I fill them in, and they are still tiny!
Glasses + braces = totally hot, by the way.
In other news, I’m happy to report that I've been following Jamie Eason’s LiveFit workout and meal program for 23 days now (with a few tweaks of my own), so at least I haven’t “let myself go” in that capacity. Believe it or not, her program has helped me find a new-found love for the gym! Tony usually meets me there after work and he’ll swim laps while I do Jamie’s workouts. I haven’t lost any weight yet, but that’s because I've been focusing on strength training rather than cardio, which gets added in later.
So, have you ever gone through slumps where you get totally lazy in your beauty regimen? What helped you bring sexy back?