Mom gets mad at me when I don’t brush my hair.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t put the most effort into my day-to-day appearance. Makeup is a scarcity unless I’ve got a date, or a night out. Ponytails and buns are my go-to hair styles, and as mentioned above a brush is usually not involved in the coiffing.
I’ve never thought this was much of an issue. Sure it pissed off mom, and Sister asked me to look in the mirror to make sure I didn’t have anything on my face before going out with her, but that happens in all families, right?!
I do know how to work it when I need to, though.
I had my work Christmas party on Friday and pulled out all the stops (read: I did my hair, makeup AND put on a dress). All things I enjoy, they just rarely happen at the same time.
The tipping point came when a co-worker’s girlfriend came up to me later in the night apologizing for not saying hi when I first saw her. “I didn’t even recognize you. You look great. I’m sorry I didn’t know it was you.”
Yeah, that’s a wake up call. In addition to washing my face better and flossing more, I think I need to add “look like you give a shit” to the list of yearly goals. Clearly, I’m delusional when I think I look great at all times.
I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. – Coco Chanel
Dammit, Coco! Not you, too.
Less up-dos + more effort = happier people looking at me.