Making more of an effort

“Make Up” by Renata Alves dos Anjos is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Image by “Make Up” by Renata Alves dos Anjos is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Remember at the start of the year when I set myself some goals and I said that I would make more of an effort.

“9. Make more of an effort

You can often see me  (when I am doing nothing) in my what I call chill clothes, which usually  consists of tracky b’s or jazzy pants with a long sleeve or short sleeve top and cardigan. I want to stop that, even if I am not going anywhere I want to be get up in the morning, do my hair and my makeup and get my proper clobber on so if I am needing to go out in an emergency I am ready. I also think it will put me in a better routine and put me in a proactive mood rather than feeling slouchy.”

Well that is what I have been trying to do recently. Everyday when I am getting ready I put a nice top on and some jeggings. I do my hair nicely and sometimes (though not all the time) I put make up on, whether that is a bit of lippy and mascara or  a full face I try to look socially acceptable.

And how is that going?

So far it has been going well, now you must remember that I am not doing this for the benefit of others, I am doing it for me.  And I am finding that it is making a difference, I feel better and I have much confidence in myself and I do have more get up and go in the morning rather than feeling slouchy.

How about work?

At White Stuff, where I work I have a uniform- in that I wear the new range that is coming out, either a top or top and a bottom etc. But I never usually wear makeup at work because I don’t feel like I need to and I think it is good for my skin to have a breather.

But on one day I was doing a morning shift (10-2) and I just felt that I needed to put more of an effort into my make up.  So I did a everyday light/sun kissed/ peachy look for work as seen in the picture below.


And I felt like people were different, as in that they approached me and spoke to me more often and my colleagues noticed a difference in me. Saying that I looked healthier and better than before (don’t know if that was a compliment or if I should be offended), but it was true I suppose I did look better.

However that is not what I wanted, I wanted to feel more confident and I didn’t. I felt like when I was at work I was constantly looking in a mirror to make sure I looked alright, I felt very self conscious if I am honest.  So I don’t think that I will wear make up for work anymore.

Yet I did get this buzz, I don’t know what it was but I did feel well put together and  I felt like I was winning at life and I was one of those woman that I see that look so kick ass.

So although dressing smart has given me a bit of a feel good feeling, I am still unsure of the hole wearing a full face everyday idea.

Let me know what your everyday routines are and what you do to make yourself feel good?


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