Only a few days until Halloween. I know you said you were NOT dressing up or anything. Why would a grown adult go all out for a kid's holiday unless you have kids? Ok, but let's just say that all of a sudden you've changed your mind. A last minute invite to a cool party or you got suckered into chaperoning your little cousin while she trick-or-treats. You've only got a bit of time to throw together a costume, and you don't want to spend money on something you're only going to wear once. Instead of opting for a creepy and ghoulish look, why not keep your face pretty. With a few makeup products you probably already own and a bit of imagination, transform yourself into a wild animal. A zebra!
We all have something we don't like about ourselves. Maybe you think your nose is too big. You wish your eyes were a different color. Or perhaps you just can't get rid of acne scars on your face. Yeah, I get it. There are moments that I look in the mirror and have a hard time seeing what I like about myself too. In fact, I'll avoid mirrors and people altogether, and instead opt to watch sappy movies with my cat. But a little bit ago I was having a conversation with a girlfriend of mine that made me think. For months now she's been dressing down and covering up. Avoiding group photos and actually all cameras. When I talked to her about it she says she's been working out and trying to lose some weight. Totally understandable. We all want images captured of us looking our best. But what I realized is she's let one tiny thing really blow up, so that she's not happy with herself in her entirety.
All I need is one bag. I'm definitely one of those women who will wear one purse day after day after day. You'll see me with it in the morning while I'm getting coffee. I'll take it to meetings and auditions. You'll even see me throw it over my shoulder to go meet friends for cocktails. It's not until I look at photos later and realize that maybe I should've switched to something more appropriate for the evening. I'm sure this happens to you too. Especially if you're a Girl on the Go, the thought of changing out handbags throughout your busy day just sounds exhausting. It's not even logical. Seriously, you'd have to pack your extra purses in your car or take them to work, then you'd look like a crazy baaaag laaaady (in my Erykah Badu voice).
The struggle to defeat the bags under my eyes is real. They are literally the excess baggage weighing down my freckled face. And it's not just underneath, the puffiness is invading above too. The other morning I woke up with eyes so swollen you'd swear I had been in the boxing ring the night before. It's sad, I tell you. While I swear by cucumbers and putting an ice pack on to decrease the puff, those things aren't always readily available. I come to this realization every time I travel, especially my last trip to New York. Who in her right mind is going to pack a cucumber in her carry-on? TSA would probably not be too happy with me. Anyway, I think I may have found a solution with this eye cream from the geniuses at Lift Lab.