You know the one. The woman who always looks put together, who wouldn’t leave the house without makeup and earrings. I have been that girl. But I’m not right now, though at times I would like to be.
Maybe it’s a phase of life. When I worked in an office, I dressed up and wore makeup every day. Now that I work from home, my wardrobe of choice is jeans or yoga pants. Makeup is reserved for Saturday (date night) and Sunday (church).
Oh, my inner girly girl is still there. I make sure my hair color is touched up. Cleansing and moisturizing is a daily must. I love pretty eye shadows and mascara … but most days I’m too lazy to put on makeup, or it would just be a waste of time anyway. Don’t even get me started on tweezing the eyebrows!
Pedicures are a rare luxury — even the ones I do myself. I’m totally inept with the polish, so my toes end up looking like the work of a toddler. Manicures are something else. I am a lifelong nail biter, so having manicured and polished fingernails actually helps me stop chewing on them. I’ll go for spells when I’m good about taking care of my nails — then I get lazy and let it slide. And I feel guilty spending money on regular professional manicures.
I enjoy being a girl. But the day-after-day routine of “temple” maintenance sure can get to be a drag.
Can I get an “Amen”?