Life with three very small children can be pretty hard (you can read tomorrow's post to see just how I cope with three kids under four years old). Just getting out of the house some days is a massive achievement.
I am coping pretty well with my three little people but there is one thing that I need to do everyday to show the world I am coping.
I guess a normal person would be satisfied that their children were dressed, fed, clean and happy (and of course I am) but everyday before I leave the house I have to do my hair and put on make up. Even if it is just to the park or the supermarket. I am always wearing light foundation, mascara, blush and lip gloss.
I would love to be one of those ladies who could just don their tracky dacks and a bit of moisturiser and head out the door but for me leaving the house without make up is like telling the world I am not coping.
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Of course I know no one thinks that about me. They are too busy with their own lives to care or even notice whether or not I am wearing make up but for me wearing it makes me feel good about myself.
I have been pondering recently whether it is me being vain or if it is ok to enjoy putting make up on each day. I have come to the conclusion that if I am doing it for myself then it is ok. We all have our things that we love and mine obviously is make up. It helps me to feel good. I particularly love Napoleon Perdis make up. I only ever buy it with Christmas and Birthday money because it is a bit pricey but it is a way I spoil myself.
The only negative I see with wearing make up to places like the park/supermarket is that I worry that other mums might view me as being less approachable. However, I have never found that as I guess I am not THAT made up that I look like I should be in a nightclub rather than pushing a swing.
So even on the days I feel like I am not coping, you will still find me with my Napoleon make up on. It helps me feel a little bit happier and I feel like I am coping better.
Are you a make up wearer? Or do you have something else that you can't leave the house with out?