Every few years or so, I make an attempt to present myself in more stylish, feminine fashion. By this I mean, nicer clothes to work (ie – not hoodie sweatshirts and cargo pants), and perhaps some makeup. My last attempt didn’t last too long since I was going for skirts most days and that just got tiring after awhile. Also – the makeup thing was always too much of a bother. And a few years ago, I switched jobs to a place that is really pretty relaxed and casual.
Ok. I admit that it is more than just the timing of “every few years” that has sparked my latest attempt to pull my fashionable female shit together. I’ve recently been indulging my guilty pleasure that is TLC’s What Not to Wear. And, while I realize these two host people are utterly ridiculous, they do make people look fabulous. And .. I’ll say that a) I’ve actually learned some things about clothes, makeup, and myself from watching this show and b) I often look at the wardrobes that they’re “throwing away” thinking “uh .. that could be my wardrobe” .. heh ..
Perhaps there is some girl in me after all.
So, I’ve been dressing a little better at work (not so much of skirts, but I actually bought girl pants that fit an flatter .. who knew?). And .. I’ve bought all new makeup and have been doing pretty well with it. Nothing fancy, mostly eye liner/shadow/mascara .. which leads me to the real reason for this post and the source of said kunundrum.
I think I was in my 20s before I ever applied mascara. I was always scared of it. I’ve found that I really love the way mascara looks. But I hate wearing it. I hate applying it. And, I really suck at both. Questions for those few women friends I do have:
1 – I can’t seem to apply it without making a mess. I blink and its on my cheekbones, I get it on my hands on my eyelids .. and I don’t think I’m using a lot .. any tips for applying? cuz .. I seem to be utterly clueless..
2 – I feel it on my eyelashes all day .. they feel heavy and sticky .. and I really don’t think I’m putting to much on .. I mean, its not all clumpy or anything .. is this normal? Do I just get used to it?
3 – What about exercise and sweating? It just seems like so much work to have to clean my face before exercise .. but .. Its kind of gross when I start sweating and wiping my face .. blech ..
see .. I hate the stuff … I want to not wear it, but I really like the way my eyes look when I do .. *sigh* .. its a lot more work to be a girl ..