DO YOU WEAR WAR PAINT?

DO YOU WEAR WAR PAINT?

Do you ever leave the house without your war paint?

I’m a work at home/stay at home mum. Even though that’s a great excuse to stay in my pjs all day and ditch the beautifying, I still wake up every morning and one of the first things I do is shower, get dressed and put on my make-up.

I have a feeling that some mums are going to be screaming at this and saying ‘Why what’s the point?’ and some mums are going to completely agree. Which one are you?

Mums, Do You Wear Make-Up?

Make-up makes me feel energised, put together and ready to take on the world.

Do you feel the same?

I’m by no means a vain person. In fact, I’m actually really hard on myself.

But even if I’m not going out of the house, I find that getting dressed and putting on my face stops me from feeling sluggish and automatically puts me in better spirits.

I just bought a new make-up bag from a beautiful little company called ‘Lush Stuff’. Although I’m not a beauty blogger I just had to share it with you as the caption not only inspired this post, but it feels really fitting.

As a parent I genuinely do feel like I’m putting on war paint.

Even trying to accomplish the smallest of things with a ‘zero to tantrum in 0.2 seconds’ child can be difficult at times.

Not only does wearing make-up make me feel a little bit more in control of things, but it’s also great for hiding away those black ‘under eye’ shadows that appear after yet another sleepless night with a teething baby.

Do You Wear War Paint?Someone actually got a bit cheeky the other day and asked me why I looked so polished with a toddler. Whereas some people assume that I have all the time in the world because I am just a ‘stay at home mum’.

Believe me, I really am swamped for time. Working 40 hours a week at home freelancing (mostly when Evie is in bed), is a hard balance with a growing child that needs stimulation and attention.

Like most mums, I’m constantly battling work deadlines with bath time and I do get very little, if no time for me.

One thing I will not let go of is my everyday make-up routine.

It’s amazing how just a little bit of lipstick can make you feel so confident and so motivated isn’t it?

I’ve perfected the art of getting ready fast and it now only takes me 20 minutes to get ready from start to finish. This is including a quick shower (have you ever tried to have a long shower with a toddler nearby), and quickly getting rid of my bed head.

As you can see from the pictures above, I don’t have a huge amount of makeup so my routine is pretty quick. Aside from a classic red lipstick and a few ‘I still want to feel like a teenager’ choice colour nail polishes that aren’t in the picture, this is it.

Evie loves to roam about and re-meet all of her toys in the morning. This independent playtime is enough time for me to wash off the porridge she’s just chucked in my hair and throw on my face.

Do you find that if you put on certain clothes or a uniform for work it puts you in a completely different mind frame?

Some people quite literally put on their ‘positive pants’, some people have a lucky pair of shoes, some people act differently in their workwear compared to their home clothes.

Even though there are days when it’s just Evie and I sat inside reading books and colouring in, I still wear make-up because it make me feel great. A happy mummy means a happy baby. 

Do you wear war paint? Did you ditch the make-up post baby? Or do also need to wear make-up to help you take on the new day?

If you can never find time to do anything like this and are in need of a bit of humour, be sure to check out 10 Ways To Distract A Toddler So You Can Make A Cup Of Tea!

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  1. November 6, 2015 / 8:45 am

    I love that makes up bag. It depends on my day really. I try and do something daily with the girls. If not at least every other day. We like getting out early. So shower, spruce up and make up on. Although I don’t wear much. Perfume is my must before I leave. I feel complete with my perfume on. But days we don’t go anywhere I can be found having a shower at lunch time.xxx

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      It’s such a cute bag isn’t it!!! I am so in love with it. I love putting on perfume too. It’s incredible how something so small can really change your mindset isn’t it. x

  2. November 6, 2015 / 9:18 am

    I love how make up looks and makes me feel better about myself. But unless I have something planned or I’m meeting up with someone I tend to not bother. I’m quite happy to leave the house without any make up on at all, I think it’s because I’m finally happy with how my skin is so I find I’m more confident overall in being au naturale! x

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:45 pm

      I would love to get to that stage. If I didn’t get up and get ready all day I wouldn’t be able to move from the sofa. It’s crazy how the mind works. I would love to be confident enough to be au naturale though! 🙂 x

  3. November 6, 2015 / 10:01 am

    I know where you are coming from. Although I just don’t have the time anymore, I only wear makeup occasionally now, concealer is a must, an everyday essential with eye bags and blusher makes my face come to life a bit it’s also an everyday essential. Mascara I wear some days too. Otherwise foundation and all the rest is saved for a special occasion, just being able to get my clothes on in the morning is an achievement for me as my son is always moaning about something or another, when I finally manage to get him to sleep it’s not for long. Sitting down for a much needed break is what I need to do during that 20 minutes. Then my 7 year old wants snacks made up so I barely ever get a break. I don’t have a partner and I’m not out to impress anyone so I don’t really care. But I do get what You mean about how it makes you feel xxx

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      It’s so nice to hear other peoples opinions on this. I definitely think it has to fit in with your lifestyle and if it’s makeup vs. having a sit down and a cup of tea, then I agree, I’d definitely take the cup of tea. XX

  4. November 6, 2015 / 10:17 am

    I always know I’m a bit down when I realise I’ve not worn makeup in a long time. Putting it on in the morning is just a little nod to looking after myself, a little pick me up. Not a lot, but lipstick and eyeliner are absolute must-haves and do wonders for getting me in a more positive frame of mind.

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      It’s amazing how it puts you in a different mind frame isn’t it. Even the smallest amount of make-up can pick you up. x

  5. November 6, 2015 / 10:25 am

    I do put on a little bit of make up each morning if I am leaving the house – nothing too crazy – but I feel like utter cack if I don’t! Habit I guess….#PickNMix

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:48 pm

      Haha I’m the same, I definitely feel like utter cack too. For some reason I feel like I’m not ready to face the day without it as part of my routine. It definitely must be habit. x

  6. November 6, 2015 / 10:36 am

    I wear makeup on a daily basis and wouldn’t leave the house without it on. I don’t spend ages getting ready, I can put my face on within 10 minutes! I’d love to be one of these women that can look fab and feel confident make up free but I don’t!

    #picknmix

    Gemma xx

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      I would so love to be a women who is confident au-naturale. I don’t look horrendous without any make-up on, but I do feel like I’m walking around in the nude without it. x

  7. November 6, 2015 / 10:39 am

    I have never really worn make up, even in my pre-baby days. I would rather have an extra 10 minutes in bed lol. There are days though when I feel a bit run down and I do think make up might make me feel a bit better.

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:51 pm

      You definitely still look fabulous without it. I’m not much of a sleeper which is crazy haha. I have to get up and go in the morning and never press snooze unless I’m poorly, much to my other half’s annoyance. x

  8. November 6, 2015 / 10:56 am

    My mom told us never to wear make up, young girls didn’t need it. Now I’m not so young and need it and am terrible at putting it on. So it takes a bit longer for me to do, but it is my war paint. I don’t wear it every day, but when I’m feeling under the weather, or just blue, makeup is a quick pick me up. It’s hard not to feel good when you look great.

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:52 pm

      I remember those days, my mum used to say the same. I was a bit rebellious though and used to use my friends at school which is so bad. It is incredible how it picks you up though when you’re feeling a bit crappy. x

  9. November 6, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I’m a weird in-betweeny sort of person – sometimes I’ll put make-up on even if I’m not going anywhere, and sometimes I’ll gladly go out with no make-up on. It all depends on how I’m feeling. I definitely agree with you that make-up can feel like war paint – it psyches you up and makes you feel stronger to take on whatever comes your way!

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:53 pm

      I love hearing other peoples opinion on it. If I don’t wear it I won’t make it off the sofa. But it really does make you feel different doesn’t it. x

  10. November 6, 2015 / 11:21 am

    I’m totally with you on this – actually I make more of an effort with my appearance now than I did before I had children! I just feel it helps me cope better and feel more ‘myself’ – also there is an element of not wanting people to think you’re not bothering ‘just because you have kids’ – we put ourselves under the pressure I think x

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:55 pm

      I completely agree with everything you’ve just written. I feel that it helps me to feel more ‘me’ too. Having children really changes your life, it’s nice to keep a hold of a piece of the old you and you’re so right, it is a little bit about looking like you bother. We definitely do put too much pressure on ourselves. x

  11. November 6, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I am never without my war paint! I am totally with you on the making you feel in control part. I feel a whole lot more together if I’m made up (even if that’s not actually the case! Love this makeup bag! Xxx

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:56 pm

      The make-up bag is adorable isn’t it. This isn’t even a sponsored post/review. I saw it online and just had to have it. Make-up really can make you feel so different, and definitely more in control of everything. Now I just need to get some positive pants to match haha. x

  12. November 6, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I have different feelings different days. Some days I wake up and want to get a shower, get my make up on, get my hair brushed and some clean others – others a new bobble, knickers and deodorant is enough to keep me sane. I do agree that making that bit of an effort makes you feel that bit more human and bit more sane, so I do try and make a small effort most days for my own sanity really as a stay at home mum, lovely post though!

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:57 pm

      I love hearing other peoples opinions on this. It’s definitely a lifestyle choice for sure. Even on those days when I wake up and can’t be bothered, for some reason I still put it on. Whether it’s habit, or because I know it makes me feel better, I’m not sure. It definitely helps with the sanity of being a SAHM though. It makes me feel more apart of the world. x

  13. November 6, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Since getting unwell, I’ve ditched the makeup..but i’d hope to wear it to blog events and when i go out for a nice dinner yet im still too tired to wear makeup! Angela x

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:26 pm

      I can definitely see why you’ve ditched it, you need as much rest as you can lovely. I so feel for you. I am always so inspired by how positive you are. xx

  14. November 6, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    I am with you, it is very rare for me to be seen without make up, I would rather get up earlier than go without it. I think it’s important to keep something of myself even though I am an at home Mum. I might have the odd casual Sunday but I feel better about myself when i wear it

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      I am exactly the same, I’d rather get up earlier. It really does make you feel like you’re you doesn’t it. We’re not just mamas, so it’s nice to keep a small hold of a bit of the old you. x

  15. November 6, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Back in the day I wouldn’t leave the house without a full face of slap – these days I just kind of feel like, I’ve made it to work, what more do they want? 🙂 I do usually wear it on my days off though. It makes me feel more confident to go out and about, whereas at work how I feel is all about how much prep/research I’ve done, etc. #picknmix

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      It’s funny how things change isn’t it. Haha I love how you feel about work. 😀 xx

  16. November 6, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    I’m half – half. It all depends on where I’m going. If I’m at home and I know I won’t get out I don’t put any make up at all. Actually I don’t put make up if I go out to do the school run, to go to the supermarket, etc. But if I know I will go to meet friends, an event or something outside of my routine yes I will use make up 100% and yes it make me feel like a super woman!! LOL I’m in love of a red lipstick and I wear it all the time when I’m wearing make up and it really makes a difference. The thing is that I don’t wear make up every day because I feel lazy to remove it at the end of the day. LOL So just for special occasions is perfect for me! 😉 xx

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:36 pm

      Haha I must admit I am lazy come the end of the day. At least 20% of the time I leave it on till the morning! Eeeek!! But it’s incredible how powerful red lipstick can be. Nothing can get in the way of a woman wearing lipstick haha. I didn’t wear it when I whipped out to the shop last night and I’m not going to lie inside I was like ‘ahhhhh I feel awful!!’. The funny thing is, it’s not even about what other people think. But I do love putting make-up on for special occasions. There’s something fun and exciting about getting ready. x

  17. November 6, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Good on you! I am a bit lazy on my days with the kids and don’t really wear make up (I am a bit of an over users of dry hair shampoo!). On the days when I do make an effort I do feel better for it. I totally agree you need to do what makes you feel good, it makes you a better mum for it.

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Oh I love dry shampoo. It’s one thing I struggle to live without. But it really does make you feel better to be a little bit preened. x

  18. November 6, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    I do put make up on (but not a lot unless going out for the night) most days, but I’ve been so busy today I still haven’t even brushed my hair! Disgraceful I know, I do usually make a bit more effort though ha, but I have no issue with going out make up free 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie xx

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      Haha I wish I was as relaxed as you. I don’t even care about what people think, it’s more for my own mind frame. Like putting on positive pants or a superhero cape, it puts me in a certain mood. x

  19. November 7, 2015 / 9:23 am

    I’m in the war paint camp! Like you it makes me feel put together 🙂

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      Yay! I’m glad someone else feels the same. x

  20. November 7, 2015 / 9:31 am

    As I’ve got school age kids I am leaving the house every day, even though I work from home I do agree it feels like I am more ready for the day with it on!

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:50 pm

      It really can change your mind frame can’t it. x

  21. Emma
    November 7, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    i don’t wear makeup other than the odd bit of nail varnish. I didn’t wear it before I had a baby, just never saw the point. It looks lovely on some people but just don’t think it’s for me. Plus it’s takes very little to make my skin greasy so would rather not be adding extra chemicals to my skins I don’t need to.

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      My friend is the same. She doesn’t wear make-up and her skin is so much better off for it, she still looks fabulous without it and is confident too. I feel like I’m putting on my ‘I can do anything’ mask with it. So I think it’s going to be a while till I feel confident to be without it. x

  22. Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme.com)
    November 7, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I wear makeup mostly every day – even if it’s just eye liner and mascara. It sets me up for the day. If i am not leaving the house on a lazy Sunday and we are all having a PJ day then i don’t wear makeup but i do feel a bit weird without it.

    • November 9, 2015 / 5:05 pm

      It’s funny how it does change the day doesn’t it. Oh I really need to have a pj day soon though. I don’t think I chill out enough like this. x

  23. November 7, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    That bag is fab, I love it! I wear bb cream daily and maybe a bit of concealer if it’s been a long night.

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      It’s so cute isn’t it. I’ve heard a lot of people say bb cream is good. I might need to give it a try. x

  24. November 7, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I loved this post. I totally agree with you. I dont where make up everyday but feel so much better when I do even if its only bb cream. x

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      I haven’t tried bb cream before, but I’ve heard lots of fab things about it. I must try it. xx

  25. November 8, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    I don’t wear makeup, I didn’t before I had Mini M either. I’m lazy, I’d rather have the extra time in bed. I know exactly how long it will take me to get dressed & showered before work so every second extra in bed is cherished. I only wear makeup when I go out, which isn’t very often xx

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      It’s nice to hear such a wide range of responses to this. It really seems to be a sleep v. makeup war most of the time. I think I have a bad relationship with sleep haha. But I can definitely see why you’d much prefer extra time in bed. x

  26. November 9, 2015 / 2:09 am

    Yes I wear my war paint, although I think for me it is a bit more about feeling insecure. I know I shouldn’t but I just do. I just feel nicer with make up on, more attractive. Sill insecurities. I am lucky to have lovely skin so i don’t really need it, but wrinkles are starting to appear now and I want to embrace them, but I also want them to bugger off lol. Anyway great post, I love you on Instagram too.

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Aww thank you so much Mackenzie! You really shouldn’t feel insecure. You’re really beautiful and such an inspirational person. I always adore your posts. I can definitely relate to wanted wrinkles to bugger off haha. I think since I’ve had Evie more and more have appeared a lot quicker, yet my face was so youthful not long ago. One day I’ll embrace getting older and might go makeup free, but definitely not yet. x

  27. November 9, 2015 / 9:53 am

    I never really wear makeup, only on a rare night out. I was the same before having little T too. I think it probaby stems from laziness, I prioritise sleep over looking good, haha!

    • November 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

      Everyone who rarely wears it all say they prefer sleep. I can definitely see why though. Sleep is so hard to come by post baby we definitely need to embrace it as much as we can. x

  28. November 9, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    A big fat YES! I can’t leave the house without my make-up on and I feel like crap when I’ve not got it on. I’ve got pretty awful skin (bring on the comments saying you should let your skin breathe, blah blah blah) and I’m really self-conscious so I need to wear it to make me more confident, otherwise I would just walk around looking at the floor. Also I have to wear it as I’m so pale, if I’ve not got enough blusher on you’d actually mistake me for a ghost!

    Make-up makes me feel better about myself and it just feels odd not to wear it. Even when I’m just sat at home I have to have at least something on. Usually I have primer, concealer, foundation, powder and lots of blusher then mascara. If I’m going out and about I have the full works on my eyes including eye-liner and eye shadow.

    Laura x

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      I love this comment Laura!! Haha I’m not joking I genuinely do look at the floor or hide my face with my hair if I’m not wearing make-up (and not wearing it is on super rare occasions, usually emergency situations!). I’m glad I’m not the only one that puts makeup on everyday. I just need to feel like I have something on too. Don’t you feel really odd without it! xx

  29. November 10, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    I don’t normally wear make-up, but if I go out in town then I do. I’m not very good at make-up. I love them. They make me feel good and confident, but I think I need some make-up lessons. Every time, I put them on – there is always something not right – like too much powder or too much eyeliners, etc… I need help! lol! #PicknMix

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:50 pm

      Haha I used to be so rubbish at make-up too! I had to get a girl at a counter to give me a make-over and a step by step guide on how to do it! Youtube is great too. I used to always wear way too much eyeshadow and eyeliner. I keep it all very natural now though. xx

  30. November 10, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    Im exactly the same, I have to put on my make up everyday regardless of where I am going and what I am doing. Like you it helps me feel put together, and dare I say it, slightly better about myself. The only exception to this is if I am unwell or feeling a bit run down and want an off day quite literally in front of the tv with the duvet (these days are considerably rare with a toddler!). I think we all have our vices or little luxuries, and for me this is mine :-). Emily #SundayStars

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:52 pm

      Those days are so rare with a toddler aren’t they. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I love what you said at the end. It’s so true, we do all have our vices and luxuries. Although I think mine might be makeup AND wine. Hopefully you’re allowed more than one! 😀 x

  31. November 11, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    I will never leave the house without at least concealer on my eye bags and mascara. My eyelashes are fair (ish) and I look half asleep without it. I definitely feel better when my make up is done and I’m dressed. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

    • November 11, 2015 / 11:08 pm

      Eye bags definitely get bigger post-baby don’t they!! I’m glad other people feel the same about this. 🙂 x

  32. November 11, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    I am so one for wearing war paint. Like you, I’m not vain but I really do feel like a small bit of makeup can make the world of difference. I would never go out without ‘my face on’ – I feel sluggish and just a little ugly without it. Blusher is my must-have item! Love that makeup bag xx

    • November 11, 2015 / 11:18 pm

      It really does make the world of difference doesn’t it. I almost don’t feel clean (which I know sounds strange) or ready for the day without it. The makeup bag is so cute isn’t it. x

  33. November 12, 2015 / 9:45 am

    I refer to my make-up as my war paint. I love not having to wear it around the house and just having cleansed and moisturised skin that’s able to breathe, but after 2 years of barely bothering (when I had 2 under 2) I now love buying, applying, wearing make-up. It just gives you that extra confidence boost sometimes. xxx lovely post #brilliantblogposts

    • November 13, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that calls it that. It really does give you such a boost doesn’t it. x

  34. November 12, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I’m definitely with you on this. I can’t leave the house without putting on my make-up, at the very least touché éclat and mascara. I look too tired and pale otherwise. If I didn’t I’d get nothing done. I’d love to be able to go out with no make-up on but I don’t think I’ll ever get to this stage! #brilliantblogposts

    • November 13, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      I’m exactly the same, I just wouldn’t get anything done either. Even a little bit of makeup makes the world of difference. x

  35. Baby Isabella
    November 12, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    My mummy wears war paint! She’s mastered putting it on on 5 minutes, while juggling me and a cuppa! #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • November 13, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      Haha I wish I could do all of that in 5 minutes!!! Mornings are not my strong point. x

  36. November 12, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    I don’t wear warpaint everyday, but I am totally with you that it helps you to face the world and changes your whole outlook. Not only that; it also makes me feel good and I love that about it. Although I wouldn’t say I feel bad when I don’t wear it, it’s just a different me.

    Mascara,a little blusher and lip tint are the least I wear when leaving the house.

    #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • November 13, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      It really does help you to face the world doesn’t it. Even if it’s only a little bit of makeup. x

  37. November 12, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Yes I need war paint! Most days I put on at least some concealer to hide my dark circles. Heavy duty concealer at that,I agree it’s just a little something to do for myself to set me up for the crazy rushing around, getting covered in porridge and drool day ahead!

    • November 13, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      I don’t think there is enough concealer to hide my dark circles of late haha. But you’re so right, it really does set you up for the day. x

  38. November 12, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Ha ha I still have some of those nail varnishes! I’m actually looking for a craft project to use them up with lol. I work from home and London but very rarely wear makeup. Covered in freckles I’ve always struggled not to look like I’ve caked it on. When I go out I wear mascara and lip gloss and my favourite Bobby brown blusher. It’s more that I’m lazy on the makeup front. But I always get showered and dressed when at home otherwise I would be tempted to sit on the sofa and watch day time telly!! Xx #PickNMix

    • November 13, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      Haha I have way too many of those nail varnishes. Ohhh I can’t wait to see what you come up with, maybe mine might come out of the cupboard a bit more then. I think even the smallest amount of makeup makes me ready for the day. I feel naked without it. Sofa days are so tempting though. x

  39. Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies
    November 13, 2015 / 11:47 am

    I put on my makeup EVERY day! Even though i too am a stay at home/work at home mum and I could easily slob around all day in my PJs and no one would care – i choose to make a bit of an effort simply because if i look awful i feel awful. Makeup sets me up for the day and i am ready to take on whatever life throws at me. Hurray for war paint! #brilliantblogposts

    • November 13, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      It’s so nice to know I’m not the only one haha. Definitely hurray for war paint!!! I definitely do all of the above. x

  40. November 13, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    War paint wearer. Somehow life is a bit easier to face wearing a little bit of foundation, some blusher, a lippie and mascara. Love the makeup bag!

    • November 13, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Yay another war paint wearer! The makeup bag is so cute isn’t it. x

  41. November 13, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    I’m a bit of both. Love that make-up bag by the way! Most days are make-up, nothing wonderful – just the basics that stop me from scaring people and I’m nothing without my lipstick. I also love not wearing any which is usually on non-work days. Great post. Nicky x #brilliantblogposts

    • November 13, 2015 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you so much Nicky. The bag is so, so cute isn’t it! Haha I need the basics to not scare people too.x

  42. November 16, 2015 / 8:39 am

    I am totally with you on this one! I always wear make up, even on a Sunday if I know we aren’t going anywhere. For me it too makes me feel like I can deal with anything that comes my way. When I don’t have any on, I feel vulnerable and not like me. I do wish I could be one of those people that can easily go without but I will always find time to get myself made up in the morning even though it means waking at 5.45!! Popped over from #sundaystars -hideously delayed!

    • November 17, 2015 / 11:54 am

      I feel exactly the same. It’s funny how it makes you feel when you don’t have it. I wish that I could go out without it too, it would definitely save time and I’d probably have more sleep. I’m glad I’m not the only one like this! 😀 Thank you for your comment.x

  43. November 19, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Chloe, you have really inspired me with this post. I have always been one to look after myself last, especially when it comes to appearance, my pre-mum lifestyle of late nights early mornings has kind of left a big dent in my daily beauty routine. But its time for a change I think! Getting washed (i don’t have a shower so a bath takes at least an hour from running to finished)dressed and a bit of make up changes my whole outlook on the day and life, maybe its time i did it a bit more! And get out of this sluggish, crappy, tired, endless to do list life I am living! Thank you xx

    • November 20, 2015 / 5:37 pm

      Aww thank you so much Clare. I’m glad you found it inspiring. That must be so annoying not having a shower. I definitely find I feel brighter when I have make up on. It does change my outlook on the day. If I don’t wear it I feel so crap and lethargic. x

  44. January 8, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    I absolutely get this! If I’m sat in Pjs all day I feel slugish and unmotivated, but I’ve found taking those 20 minutes in the morning to get ready puts me in a better mood and makes me ready for the day.

    • January 10, 2016 / 7:44 am

      I’m glad you can relate. I feel sluggish if I don’t get changed too. It makes you so motivated getting ready in the morning. x

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