Under-eye roller, I love thee03/30/2011 at 9:20 am | Posted in Belly to Butterfly | 8 Comments
Tags: Motherhood, stay-at-home mom, toddler
I am all for the organic craze…milk, eggs, apples…if we can afford the organic option, it’s in our cart. I even tried sticking to a chemical-free beauty regimen but when I found myself (and those circles under my eyes) feeling blah & unattractive I reached for science.
Honestly, I knew there’d be some changes after having a baby, but I thought I’d lose the bump and go back to being (and looking like) me. Not so lucky…and probably not so realistic. There are still signs of pregnancy mask on my face, my hair is thinner and has all these little bits that like to pop up (and sometimes even curl a little) and now that I can sleep on my belly again my eyes are two puffed dragons…minus the magic.
I recently got my hair cut and when Christie (looking annoyingly cute with her makeup and funky cut) asked what I wanted I simply replied, “I want to look like I care about my appearance without actually having to do anything.” She came pretty close and my new best friend, Paul Mitchell, and his thickening spray gets me the rest of the way.
You know what it really comes down to for me…wanting to feel good about myself, even pretty or at least interesting looking, while also being comfortable. This is a tall order and even taller when you have a toddler underfoot & my workday involves sandy parks and climbing up narrow ladders in a pirate ship. But it’s important to feel good about yourself and to even have fun with what you were given. I like expressing myself with clothes and although it takes a little more time and energy, I want to start putting more thought into it. Because when I do, I feel good, and when I feel good, I feel like me.