Here’s the deal, though. You want to see it, I really know you do! If you’re resourceful, you might be able to find it on your own. But remember, I’m also fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You wanna see the Beauty blog you gotta pay up (I mean help fight cancer, support research and let patients and families know you’ve got their back!)
Here’s the link to my “let’s kick cancers butt together” fundraising site:
Help Fight Cancer Here
Totally the face of a beauty blogger, right! And seriously, how many of you have ever really seen me in a lot of makeup?!?
If I can raise $500 in additional funds in my account by the end of the month I’ll publish the blog link. If not…well…not gonna happen!
I know not everyone can donate. That’s ok! Just share my fundraising page, help me get the word out and send me some words of encouragement! Or-if you have an idea for a fundraiser, own a business that could donate gifts in kind or help host an event-that works too. (I’ll love you forever!)
My goal is to raise $2500 and I’m about $2100 away right now….eeeek!
So…one of the little things that surprisingly has helped me push back my depression has been my monthly Birchbox subscription. Fun little packets and of hair oils, makeup samples and skin treatments. (Thanks for renewing my subscription mom!) I don’t know how to use some of the stuff and am too stubborn to read the directions! I have fun playing though.
And…since I’m experiencing some kind of sudden and surprising massive reprieve/remission from some of my “blues” right now, I decided to have some fun. Not sure how long this will last…but I’m not thinking about that! I finally pulled out the red (Cozy Crimson) POP lipstick I got one month. I didn’t smear it all over my face, I didn’t get it on my teeth and it lasted a long time. Win win!
This isn’t about The look or the makeup people…it’s about confidence! I felt ok doing something that didn’t make me blend in! Confidence…what a foreign concept! It felt really odd…
I even debated pinning my hair back, but that was too much for one day…slightly overwhelming. That’ll be for another day!
Now, this isn’t to say I have to use makeup to feel pretty. I’m completely fine going out like this (no makeup…air dried hair).
That red lipstick was a visual benchmark that I’m winning this battle for mental health. I tried something new. I felt self conscious, but didn’t wipe it off. This was a huge step! It’s the little things, the collection of little things like this that help me gain momentum! Suck it, depression. You’re going down!!
Here is a quick funny “chaser” to yesterday’s serious post!
My mom got me a Birchbox subscription. I love it! You enter info about your preferences, beauty style, age, etc. (Age is the important thing to remember in that list 😉 Then, each month you get a box of beauty samples.
I’m 42 going on 43 -something that many people don’t realize! I’ve been getting a lot of great anti-aging skin treatments. Ha! This month was the best:
This photo was approved by Timmy (lurking in the background)
Face Spackle!!! Love it!!! Too funny. ….and oh my goodness….this is great stuff! Maybe next month I’ll do one of those UN boxing videos!