Okay, so I’m aware I’ve only done a handful of blogs this month and it’s almost the end of the month-how time flies!! But my life has been hectic and crazy to say the least.
Now that the holidays are in full swing, it’s like my family and social life has just ramped up 5 million notches and there is little to no down time during my day-seriously. For example, I have 2 Elles, 1 In Style, 4 Us Weekly’s, 1 Glamour, and 1 Real Simple, that have yet to be touched, some not even out of their cellophane. And when JennySue can’t make-or find- time for magazines, you know it’s busy in my household!!
Not that I want any of this to come off as complaining at all, quite the opposite. I am extremely thankful (hint hint, it’s about to be Thanksgiving!) for my busy life because it’s full of children and their busy schedules, my new exercise routine that is 6 days a week, makeup jobs, friendly get togethers, and holiday shopping to get done.
So with all of that being said, obviously my hair and makeup routine is slim to none on a day to day basis. I mean check out my shoulder in the pic above- yes that’s baby spit up. But I’m becoming more and more comfortable with that. I did have a moment (one!) to read an excerpt by Garrison Keillor (in my Real Simple magazine) that really hit home because I sometimes feel like I complain too much about non-important things in the grand scheme of life. Like not having enough time to put on my makeup bc the baby is crying-boo hoo right??
He said, “It’s an unjust world; mortality has us all by the tail; we live in a culture of complaint; and yet, as we all know, there is much to be grateful for-though we’re reluctant to say so, fearing it may sound smug or boastful.”
It’s a scary but obvious fact that we’re not gonna live forever, so basically we should make the most of the time we have here on earth and be thankful for the many things we do have rather than focusing on the thing things we don’t have…I have to remind myself to think this way a lot;-)
Makeup doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. Since my makeup routine time is needing to be trimmed down bc of taking care of 3 little people on a daily basis (plus 1 hubby), I realize that if you have only one or two great makeup items it can make a huge difference. In my own shallow makeup artist way of thinking, my one makeup item I am grateful for is MAC’s Viva Glam V lipglass ($14.50) . It might be something small and materialistic, (I mean there is a sweet beautiful baby girl in my picture I could be thankful for- well that’s the obvious one!) but this lipgloss is the perfect neutral that can be worn anytime of day, for any occasion, and be perfectly effective at making me look put together. Any skin color can wear it, seriously. It’s got a touch of light gold under a great neutral pink base. So thank you to the genius at MAC that created an easy go-to gloss for this busy mom.
What makeup item are you grateful for that makes your life (face) easier and less complicated?? Please share with me!!