Minute by minute

my thoughts on making the most out of all of life's minutes…


For whom do you wear makeup?

It’s 1:30 as I sit to write on this Wednesday afternoon.  I just got home from the gym and I’ve yet to shower today.  And – my husband is out-of-town.

By the time I do shower, it will be an hour or so before my kids get home from school and we have no real plans this afternoon to go anywhere.

So my question is – do I put on my makeup?

Doing my hair is a non-question.  I have curly hair and I have to put moosse in it or it turns into all curly and Medusa like.  Plus, I just let it air dry.  It’s pretty low maintenance that way.

But my makeup is another story.  I mean, no one is really going to see me – well except my kids.

I don’t wear a ton of makeup – but I do use it to balance out the skin tones and then there is eyeliner and blush…..

To be honest, I hate walking past a mirror when I have no makeup on.  I feel  – yucky and unfinished.  I typically wear makeup everyday.  I also typically touch it up in the afternoons or if I’m headed out somewhere.

I follow this blog called Baby Sideburns.  She is hilarious but sometimes she writes a serious piece.  The other day she wrote about going makeup free for a week to show her daughter that beauty comes from the inside.  She doesn’t want to instill in her daughter at such a young age the need for beauty enhancements.

What about you – do you wear makeup everyday?  Even if you put it on late in the afternoon and you have no plans to go anywhere and your husband is out-of-town?

I do….

Do I need to rethink this?