Making more of an effort

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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