In the past two years, Sean and I have literally felt like we've aged ten years. We ache constantly and have trouble getting back up off the floor without a little help from nearby furniture. Dramatic? Oh, probably. But the truth is, motherhood (and fatherhood) will just plain wear a body out! And I know for a fact that that is true for multiple moms and singleton moms alike.
It's worth it though, am I right, Mamas??
It's been over two years since I've really had a chance to stop and get myself fixed up. I've had the occasional haircut which always makes me feel better, but it's hard to carve out that time on a regular basis. I haven't highlighted my hair since before the kids, and the grey has started to creep in (I pull out the grey strands when I catch them). I also don't get around to putting on makeup as much as I'd like to.
I try to keep photos of myself without makeup on to a minimum since it's gotten a little scary with the permanent dark circles under my eyes. But, for the sake of this post, I'll show you what I look like on a normal day running around after toddlers:
And now you understand why I try not to put up photos of myself without a little foundation and mascara!
A week before Christmas, I was super blessed to get to spend an afternoon fixing my look, from head to toe. I was given a gift certificate back in June when the kids had their first birthday party at Little Monkey Bizness. Carrie, the owner of Little Monkey Bizness, was kind enough to work it out with Becky, the owner of A Shear Thing, to arrange for a makeover: Haircut, Color, Makeup Application, Manicure, and Pedicure. Wow! And I finally had the chance to use that amazing gift certificate since Sean was on vacation that week!
And four hours later, this is the magic that Katie and Taylor were able to work:
This was such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Katie (the most adorable gal who is planning her wedding!) did my hair, manicure and pedicure. It's so nice to have layers and dimension back in my hair (and the grey gone!) She even planned out the highlights in such a way where they can grow out and not show roots since she realized that me getting to a salon on any regular basis is impossible. Plus, my hands and feet look way better now! Also, I think I need to start buying lemons and limes and infusing my own citrus water, because the citrus infused water she brought over to me was really good (it's the little things!)!
Taylor (who grew up two blocks away from where we live!) did an awesome job with my makeup too! I'm sure I wasn't the easiest client with my tired out face, dark circles, and chapped lips. She asked how I wanted my makeup done, and I responded with "naturally sexy, not Dolly Parton 'sexy'." She caught on to what I wanted right away. Lol! I also learned some new makeup tricks to boot! Maybe that will motivate me to use makeup a little more often even if I know that I won't be going anywhere and no one will be taking photos. Afterall, I do have a husband who comes home every night. :)
The salon didn't ask and doesn't even know that they are getting a shout out on the blog, but I wanted to share my fixed up look with you all since it might not happen again for awhile. Whoohoo! I look decent again!
So happy! :)