I’m not very girly but thats not because I have a lack of interest – I just … don’t get it. It wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I actually started wearing makeup. I had my colors done and I have not once ventured outside of what was suggested since then.
I wear eye shadow, eye liner and mascara every day. That’s it. I don’t try new things – I go back to the same store to buy the same product in the same color when I run out (which has happened only once since then).
I have nothing against make up or wearing more of it, there’s nothing wrong with skin routines and 4 different applications of body scrubs in the shower – I just don’t do them.
Part of me wants to. I want to smell like a field of flowers and have other women ask me what I’m wearing because I smell so lovely. I’d love to be complimented on my jewelry or asked for tips on how I did my hair but the truth is – I don’t have them.
I don’t have tips. Or a collection of amazing jewelry. I don’t own any perfume and I can’t stand having more than one bottle of necessary body wash open in the shower at once.
I’m a simple girl. Sarah, Plain and Tall. Only it’s Jodi, short and unfussy.
My maintenance has more to do with my heart and my mind than it does with my lashes, legs or lack of curls. You can ask my husband, he’s very aware of the work involved in making me feel loved. (And he’s good at it, too;))
But I’m raising a girly girl. Who likes lace, necklaces piled high and rings, SPARKLES and glitter! The more the merrier! Dresses! Skirts! Fashion! Shoes!
I made a big step today in my personal routine and my commitment to being a woman and all that it means for me. I bought a hair do-hickey. An accessory.
To go along with the travel-size blow-dryer I’ve had since I first moved out of my parent’s house. Aaron has more hair product than I do – bottles and bottles that he applies every morning and it looks great. He knows what he’s doing – me? I literally take notes when I’m with my hair dresser.
And I like the bang look for myself – lessens the load of my forehead and gives me a little dimension when growing out my locks. But she used a straightener to get this effect and now I’m fumbling my way through how to go about looking even close to this on my own.
After my first try using it I’m kind of in love. It’s silly to me but I love this girly side I’m finding.
And right now I have TWO bottles of unnecessary body wash open in the shower – they smell great.
I’m 21 years old in the above photo (with my baby girl) and, I don’t know, I think I look fine. But it’s time to just … improve a few things. Get my Girly on.
(And taking suggestions, tips, how to’s and ideas!!)