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  1. Finishing School: Glamour

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    One of my favorite vintage blogs is Lottie Loves, run by Brit-turned-California super-mom Lottie. One regular feature of her blog is Finishing School, where she alphabetically runs through goals and post challenges for her followers to complete. Since I'm late to the game, I am going to start posting backwards from the latest, starting with O and then try to catch up. She posts them one a month so if I'm on the ball I will catch up in no time!

    Your Challenge:
    My challenge today is for you to spend one morning making the effort to look glamorous and see how different your day is. Do that manicure, spritz that perfume and style your hair. See how long this REALLY takes you and think about whether or not it would be really that hard to do more often.

    I bet it isn’t, like anything, once you make things routine they become easier and easier. This is all about making time for yourself, making yourself a priority in your day’s routine and making an effort so you feel better about yourself. It may sound silly but it’s surprising how an extra ten minutes added to your day adding make up and a good hairstyle end up making you so much more productive. It’s all about confidence and I don’t believe there is a women alive who doesn’t feel more confident when she knows she looks her best.

    Don’t forget to link your posts and let me know how you get on.
    As I sit here with my animal crackers, my pedicure and manicure drying and with Breakfast at Tiffany's on television, I feel pretty glamorous. Today was my day off, so I spent the day just laying around the house and being lazy.
    I was make my best effort to look my best, even if it's just another day at work. I haven't bit my nails in two weeks and I think they're the longest they've ever been. If I keep up this manicure business then I think I'll be able to stop. When my nails are pretty I want to keep them pretty - and when they're all bitten up and chewed I just don't bother. I've very proud of myself and even put a picture of my nails on Facebook for my mom to see.

    Even though I was staying in all day I decided to still do my hair. I tried hot rollers again and while it doesn't give me the same effect as an overnight sponge set, it's still better than my strange straight-wavy air dried hair I normally have. This YouTube video has become really popular on the Fedora Lounge and may become my new go-to hairstyle for lazy days.

    I already have my daily glamour routine down pact - set hair at night, hair and makeup in the morning and out the door. On days off, in between laundry and cleaning the house, I touch up my nails and whatnot. There's barely a day that I don't try to look my best. Not because I'm a vain and despicable person, but because it just makes me feel good. 

  2. 4 comments:

    1. Angela said...

      Sigh ... my nails are hopeless. They tear easily. They use to rip right off in my hockey gloves but I don't play any more. Slopitch was brutal to them but I don't play any more.

      It's still the brutality of my keyboard that menaces my fingernails.

      I have never had beautiful nails. Not once in my entire (almost) 40-year span.

      I am so damn tempted to get tips but I worry about whether they will get in the way.

    2. Maybe you could test it out with glue-on nails from drugstore. They don't look that bad and it's a good way to see if they get in the way (just carry the bottle of glue with you everywhere, because they will pop off at the most inconvenient times).
      I haven't gotten tips but my sister has, and got them so short she was still able to play guitar.

    3. I tried that tutorial I think if I had some natural body to my hair it would work better but my hair is both fine and straight and it just kept falling out of the band and this was while awake I don't think it would work for me to sleep in it at all.

    4. It didn't really work for me either, but I think it's because my hair is too short. Maybe if I tried two bands it might be successful.

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