Monday, June 7, 2010

A stong foundation

This last week I challenged myself to wear foundation at least three times. It may sound silly but I avoid foundation like the plague. I'm not comfortable applying it and I am always worried I'll end up looking like a 13-year old girl who's wearing too much makeup and doesn't realize it. If truth be told I avoided eyeliner until a few years ago because I was afraid I'd look like a hooker.I think too much about what I MIGHT look like or what other people MIGHT think, I know. I'm working on it.
I have worn foundation before but someone else has always applied it. So this week I did it myself and noone said anything to me or looked at me like I was a freak, which I took as a good sign. The only comment my husband made was that I actually looked like I was wearing makeup! (This wasn't an insult we've discussed it on more than one occasion and he says he can't ever tell I'm wearing makeup)
The foundation I used was light and didn't feel heavy. I felt like my makeup applied much easier and more evenly. I have freckles which I like and my only complaint is that it covered them up and I don't know if I like that. I don't think I am going to wear foundation every day but perhaps when I am feeling like looking especially good.

My other goal was to focus on being more in the moment. I did OK with this goal. Instead of always thinking about what I need to do or would rather be doing I try to focus on what I am doing,especially when I am playing with the girls. I still need a lot of work but I found myself enjoying things more and finding more humor in things the girls did or said because I was actually paying attention to them. The big solution for me is to have a schedule. When I'm not working on something I need to put it on the back burner and out of my head so I can focus on what is important at that moment.

This week I found some recipes on the internet and I hit the grocery store Saturday night. Our fridge is not stuffed with fruits and lots of veggies. I found several healthy dinner recipes and I am going to try a different one every night. This really meets both areas I am trying to improve: Healthy eating is good for the woman me and having a hot meal cooked and on the table is a big plus mark in the mommy and wife category.

My other goal is to plan a fun and different activity to do with the girls each day. I want to have more quality, organized time with them. It will help me in their teaching and it'll be fun. Look for pictures of this weeks adventures in the next few days.


  1. ahh, foundation. That's one I use to struggle with too. I don't like it to look caky and totally noticeable. I've tried a lot and have decided that I like the powder foundation the best. I've started to splurge and get the bare minerals foundation and I love it! Good luck with everything this week!

  2. Way to go!! try different foundation brands. You'll find one that covers but not to much. All skin is different!!! Bare minerals is expensive but she is right about it being one of the best no matter your skin type.

  3. YAY! You are doing great! I love your goals (and might adopt some of them myself)! Keep posting! I think it will help you and all the moms reading them!

    Foundation...I don't really need it but I still wear it because it evens out the skin tone a little. (no one even notices but I like it.) I use a powder foundation that I found at walgreens. works the same as the expensive stuff and costs a lot less. and I have freckles and they still show through but the bags don't!