Saturday, January 23, 2010

Makeover

With my Christmas money this year I replenished my Mary Kay makeup. I'm not really a high maintenance kind of girl so spending so much money on makeup drives me crazy. I always wear blush and mascara and usually some concealer on my eyes.

Being pregnant and being so tired lately, though, has made me feel like I look like a zombie so I forked over the money for concealer and foundation. This is the same makeup I wore for my wedding (without the eye shadow). I was anxiously waiting for it to arrive!

I can't believe I'm posting this, but here's a picture of me in the morning, straight out of the shower pre-makeup.
And here I am post-makeup and with dry hair. Isn't that better? It's amazing how much better I feel about myself in general just knowing I look at least like a living, breathing human being.
I believe it's so important for women to take care of themselves. I have especially agree with this more and more since having Jordan. There is lots of pressure to be a great mom: to take care of kiddos, to clean the house, to do laundry, to go to work...the list goes on and on. I know that if I don't take care of myself and do things for myself once in a while there's no way I could even start to live up to an ounce of the mom I want to be.

I do also believe in balance in life. I don't agree with moms who do everything for themselves and don't really spend time with their kids. There comes a point when taking care of yourself can get extreme. But I believe it's okay to be selfish and do something for yourself now and then.

So, women out there (mothers or not), make sure you take care of yourself while your taking care of everything else: read a book for yourself, go out to dinner with friends, buy yourself a drink AND a treat at Starbucks (I love the apple fritters), get a pedicure (hot pink? red?), get a massage, buy some new makeup. LOVE YOURSELF!

6 comments:

Mama Kayla said...

It's so true!! It's too easy to forget about yourself when you become a mother and life becomes more hectic. There's nothing like a good makeover to make you feel good about yourself.

PS. You look great! :-)

Laura said...

Great post Jen! You look amazing! I totally agree with you about doing things for yourself. I try to make sure to put on normal clothes everyday and wear makeup. It's a lot harder than I thought being able to do that with a newborn!

Laraf123 said...

I agree one hundred percent. But it is a lot easier said than done. Good for you for treating yourself! I'm going to take your advice and comb the baby's lunch out of my hair. Who knows, I may even brush my teeth while I'm at it...

Kathy Lou said...

You look gorgeous either way, you have beautiful skin. I am very proud of taking a shower every day and fixing myself up even if it's just to take Maddy to school. I need that little bit of time to myself in the morning and I feel much better the rest of the day.

Stephanie said...

I am amazed at your "morning" picture! I don't think I could ever post mine!

Julie, Charlie, Carter, Logan & Ava said...

you're GORGEOUS! and totally right! mommy's need to treat themselves every once in a while!