Friday, March 26, 2010

A Newbie High-Maintenance Girl

Okay, I'm way off topic here, but I'm just going to have to confess.  I'm changing my ways.  I've always prided myself on being a "low maintenance" sort of girl.  Little make-up, no-fuss hair, simple, solid-colored, well-cut clothing, and comfortable shoes.   Now, however, I find myself putting on lipstick for no apparent reason.  Cripes, most days I never leave the house.  I work at home making bears and homeschooling the girls.  Who's going to care what I look like--the bears?!

And then this weekend I bought eye-liner AND mascara!  I could hardly believe it!  Over the past couple of months I've worked my way up through concealer, foundation, lipstick, and lastly a wee bit of eye shadow.  The people working at the local Body Shop are getting to know me by name. And the funny thing is...I'm really digging this whole make-up thing. I like looking into the mirror and thinking that I look nice. Oh, goodness. What is the world coming to?

I guess I've just decide to embrace being high-maintenance.  Who am I kidding?  I can't be low-maintenance anymore--I often need a lot of help with tasks due to my health and abilities.  So, here I am.  I AM high maintenance and that's not going to change anytime soon.  Hmmm.  Maybe next time I find myself among all the pretty things at the Body Shop I'll take a peek at the blush.

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

10 comments:

  1. I've been doing this lately too! LOL!! ESPECIALLY eyeshadow... all the colors... wow!

    I'm a natural redhead, so in pictures my skin is very red... and I finally figured out (doh) that if I just used foundation I could take care of that little issue. SHEESH!!!!

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  2. I'm a natural redhead too, OK ginger LOL the years have me now more of a strawberry blonde/grey bits but if I don't wear eye makeup people think I'm ill! My little extra now a days is nail varnish for my toes, lovely bright colours, I've got a coral colour at the mo, but might go for a spring yellow!

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  3. GO GIRL!!! I think however that you look lovely anyway!!!! :)

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  4. i am just the same, i don't go out much and harldy buy clothes and make up. Maybe it is with the coming of spring ? we need change and wanting to accent our pretty features is a positive attitude and it makes us women feel better.go and spoil yourself Cheryl...oh, by the way, has Penny arrived ? I hope she made it safely to your house.
    hugs,
    monique

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  5. Oh, I have SOOO much company!

    Omigosh, Monique! I'm so sorry! Penny is wonderful! She arrived while we had house visitors for a week and then I got distracted by having to work with a new computer. Sorry. I LOVE her!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  6. I'm so much like you, I too hardly wear make up, but often want to more, just never really know what I'm doing. But I must admit when I see all the girls all prettied up I do wish a little... I even went to a beauty counter when I was back home in England and asked them for advice and then made me all up. Kind of funny, but it was funny to feel nice, I know what you mean. Maybe I will just have to make more effort, I am sure my cats and bears will appreciate it :) HUGS, Catherine x

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  7. Loved your post, Cheryl! Really made me smile.
    Good for you!
    You go girl!!!
    Many Hugs,
    Laura ♥

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  8. Aww,, I'm definitely a low maintenance girl, but I think everyone should get to do what they like to feel pretty, even if they only get to see themselves :o)

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  9. Good for you Cheryl
    Does wonders for your morale and as the saying goes 'a change is as good as holiday'.

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  10. Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I actually painted my nails today--I can't remember the last time I did that just for the heck of it. And dear "Dragonfly," I love that saying "a change is as good as a holiday." I hadn't heard it before. It's wonderful!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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