The start of October was actually pretty mild but it’s really starting to feel cold. It doesn’t take much for me to feel the cold, I have a blanket on the sofa all year round but anyway, it really is getting cold.
It’s perfect timing to start thinking about switching up my look at little, ok, maybe a lot.
I’ve seriously gotten into the habit of sticking to my ‘mum uniform’ & it’s driving me mad. Working from home means I’m just not making an effort with my appearance anymore. I’m living in leggings, jumpers, a Mum bun & no make-up which really isn’t like me at all.
I used to love fashion & make-up, and still do, but being a busy work from home mama & wife I just don’t seem to have time for me anymore & it shows.
Without sounding cliche, I want to find me again. To find my style & a look I’m happy with. To put a bit of effort into me. For no-one else but me. So after going out for lunch with the hubby in Manchester facing Selfridges, I decided to pop in and have a little splurge at the MAC counter.
It’s really not like me to spend on make-up and there was definitely a pang of guilt thinking I could have spent the money on the kids, but that’s kind of the point. I work hard and spend my money on the kids, not on myself, so it was time to be a little selfish and have a little treat.
This has really given me the little kick up the arse I need to focus on me a little more, to love me a little more.
It might only be a bit of make-up but it’s a turning point for me.
I’m exhausted and running myself into the ground. I feel like crap most days and just don’t like what I see in the mirror. In fact most days I don’t even look in the mirror!
So here’s to the start of some fashion & beauty posts on This Mama.
A turning point for me to find my style again.
Wish me luck!