i'm not much of a makeup person.
i really want to be. i admire women who know how to transform their look--who can go from day to evening with a sweep of smoky shadow or bold lipstick. there's a certain power in knowing how to flaunt your femininity. i want that power.
my "evening look" is very similar to my "day look"...just a little more smudged. what i thought was a "fresh face" in the morning light usually turns into the "i just rolled out of bed after sleeping in my makeup" look--my mascara has traveled down to create a dark ring under my eyes and my eyeliner, if i'm wearing any, has mysteriously disappeared.
i have a few tubes of lipstick that i picked up on a whim. once or twice a year, i break them out and pretend i'm going somewhere fancy. (a.k.a. i just wear them around the house.)
two weeks ago i wore heels to church. i own exactly one pair of heels and that three hours was the most wear they've gotten in the last, oh....four years or so.
i want to have plans tonight. i want a reason to look pretty and wear my heels and a gorgeous little dress (note to self: buy a gorgeous little dress). even though i've pretty much come to terms with my jeans-and-tee personality, sometimes i still want to live the glam life a little.
we tend to keep it pretty low-key around here, though. most of us don't even bathe daily.
and that's okay, too. i can just pretend to be glamorous.
maybe i'll start teaching the boys the fine art of dress-up....