I don’t think there really is a way to stop this sounding shallow… but hey, I’ve had YEARS of great big head brain learning stuff – heck yeah it’s time for a little of this kind of shallow!! ;)
Thing is, I am pretty scruffy. I mean… hmm. Not like I make no effort, but – well, this is I suppose my statement that I could and would maybe like to do better. Not that it’s the greatest of hardships: I do like make up and pretty clothes. I could just do with having a bit more of a clue! ;)
What’s kicked this off? Well, this made me realise how much I do like pretty clothes/shoes/etc. I’m slightly abashed that some part of my get fit/lose weight stuff is about appearance, but there ya go. I have a new role model: I have a few (ahem) things in common with the lovely Christina Hendricks (red hair, height – why, what were you thinking?! ;)) who’s making me reconsider what can and can’t be done fashion-wise with a me-ish shape (and presumably industrial-strength underwiring??!).
I was also doing a bit of tidying (anything but studying, as ever!) and realised that with half this goal in mind, I’ve started in my usual fashion: throwing money at it, soothing my ‘arghs’ at not having the time (it doesn’t work, I know). Looking to see what gaps there are (urm… not many?!) on which to spend my current Boots vouchers, I find I have rather a lot of make up to experiment with. Loads of different eye colours, for instance, and I could do with figuring out the pearl-highlighting thingies, and just generally stuff like that.
And – why not?! I’m a girl and I can, it’ll be fun, and it might even help me feel more confident – for future-soon things like job interviews and dating and general aging, too. Eeeep!