Wednesday, November 9, 2005

High Maintenance...schmaintenance! lol

My 30's freed me from wearing high heels everywhere I went, I no longer considered having height over comfort. My 30's also freed me from thinking I had to wear make up every time I left the house, with 4 kids, my house and a small business..... who had time to apply the war paint right?? And now that I am in my 40's I have given up doing my hair everyday and just wrap it in a ponytail holder on the top of my head (see sidebar picture) I certainly have gone low maintenance! I now save the heels, war paint and hair down for those special occasions.

Well, I guess I have been looking pretty brutal! lol Sunday night I had joined some friends for cocktails and I decided it was time to 'clean myself up good!' So I did the old ritual. I used every product that I owned, from hair, to nails, to war paint and I even threw on my favorite red leather boots with my favorite red sweater. I could not count the compliments that night (even a stranger who looked like Tim McGraw......flutter!flutter!) From the girlfriends to their husbands to my own husband who was still trying to put the moves on me! lol Who knew what a lil shadow above the eye, a lil concealer under the eye (to cover shadows! lol!) and a slash of red lipstick could do for a girl! lol

Ok, So maybe I should add a lil color to me more often, get out of my usual sweat pants, jeans and hoodies once in awhile and show a lil of the diva that was once part of my everyday life........maybe, maybe not!  Well, at least I know why the call the mascara applicator 'wand'  now...... it must be magic! lol lol lol

10 comments:

globetrotter2u said...

Kim,
I always feel so much better about myself when I don the warpaint, stick in my contact lenses and apply a little perfume behind the ears. I am only happy to do it these days, whereas before it was a chore since it was everyday. Big problem is that now it takes me twice as long to apply that warpaint cause I need to use twice as much, lol !
Dig those red boots! How ravishing you must have looked to the hubby:)
MAryanne
http://journals.aol.com/globetrotter2u/Myfeelingsarereal/

dornbrau said...

I slap on the spackel to go to work, don't want to scare the customers.

heathyrxmarie said...

I SO understand this and I"m only 21.  I've never been one to *love makeup, but I do love the girly part of getting ready and dressing up, and now with this job, I have to do it everyday! Including the heels.  It's a chore so on the weekend, you can usually find me out in some comfy jeans or a cute sweater, but definately no makeup and my fave birkenstocks on my feet :)
Hugs,
Heather

ashleekr said...

Can't see the picture in the sidebar?!
Ashlee
Ashleekr

nelishianatl said...

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sunflowerkat321 said...

I rarely wear makeup and I keep my hair long so the ponytail is always an option.  Yeah, it feels great to get all gussied up...but it's pretty nice to just be our comfortable selves.

sdoscher458 said...

Hey if you still got "it" please do flaunt it! Why not...evidently made hubby happy...Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

plieck30 said...

How Cute! My deceased husband use to call make-up war paint. He also use to call me the war department. When people at work overheard him call me that on the phone they would get the idea I was loud and hard to get along with. Just the opposite was true. Would they be surprised when they met me in person. Paula

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