Yet another rough week. And that’s with a pile of self care built into it. Seriously, the least worst thing that happened was my toe nail falling off. Apparently I banged it on something? But I don’t remember what I hit. Or when. But it’s Friday! It’s OVER. And next week will be better, I’m going to will it so.
When liquid lipsticks became The Thing last year, I avoided them. I naturally have dry, chapped, flakey lips and anything claiming to be long wearing and matte makes the situation worse. And more visible. But it was really, really hard for me to resist the holiday mini set of Kat Von D’s Lolita and Lolita II Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks.
And now full sizes of both are on my shopping list. This was not supposed to happen.
In 2015 I decided I wanted to live more simply and intentionally, much like a minimalist. I hoped changing my perceptions on “stuff” would lead to quicker, stress free mornings and and overall sense of balance. I started small, by tackling my closet. Since that March, its shrunk considerably and now only contains clothes I love and wear often. My makeup and hair product stashes were up next. And tackling them have lead to some…interesting revelations.
Social media has introduced me to so many brands and products. And I’d be lying if I said I never gave into the hype and purchased something up because The Internet wouldn’t stop singing it praises. And some of those products were amazing! And some were….Not so amazing.
I didn’t realize how important self-care was until I woke up yesterday and literally couldn’t move. My shoulders, my back, and my neck felt like they’d been turned into wood. It was really scary! And proof that I really need to stay on top of my self-care routine if I want to be able to function normally.
On the bright side, unlike last week, I did manage to stay on top of my planner. Small victories?