Let’s take a moment and look back at that first smell the roses.
Get a facial.
Well, I did not get a facial.
I love going to the hairdresser’s – the head massage and nice smelling shampoo are absolutely divine.
A month ago I wanted a makeover so I had my hair dyed brown – but this time, I had it cut.
Now I have a bob haircut and I’m really loving it!
I feel a bit more confident and pretty.
That’s not all because I also took a make-up class!
I’m a complete novice when it comes to make-up.
I did try to take an interest in the beauty world a few years ago but never asked for any advice.
In retrospect I think I never really had an interest in anything beauty-related because.. I didn’t like me and my face.
Why take time and spend money on that face, really?
I know this is a ridiculous thought, but that’s what I used to think of me.
I have a history of low self-esteem, and learning to care for me has always been a challenge.
However, and that’s good news, I’m feeling much better and more confident lately.
And not only thanks to the hairdresser’s and beauty salon – but that’s a topic for another blog post.
After my hair treatment, I talked to a beauty therapist.
I detailed my very quick morning/evening beauty routine and the products I use – I actually brought them to the salon.
My skin is dry, sensitive and easily irritated, and I never really took care of it.
I buy products from the supermarket without knowing if they are suitable for my skin type.
Same when it comes to choosing a foundation for my skin tone.
Each morning, until last Saturday, I used a bottom-end moisturiser that would irritate my skin, put some foundation which was way darker than my skin tone and some mascara. That’s it.
Don’t even mention an evening beauty routine because there was none.
I would just use a make-up remover wipe – when I wouldn’t forget about it. And that’s not very eco-friendly either.
This needed to change. Back to square one.
The beauty therapist showed me the basics and the different types of brushes and a selection of products.
She put make-up on one side of my face and as a good student, I had to do the other half.
It was a fun class. We got along well and she instantly made me feel comfortable.
I must admit I felt ashamed at first – I thought, well I’m a 30-year old woman and I don’t even know about make-up.
The beauty salon sold Pupa Milano products – have you ever heard of this brand?
I bought a face exfoliator, bi-phase make-up remover, lotion, moisturiser, foundation, eyeliner pencil, blusher, and eye shadow.
My bank account is crying right now, but it’s definitely worth it.
I will write a review of these beauty products in due time.
This smell the roses was fabulous. I really liked it.
Not only did I get some much needed me time, but it also boosted my confidence.
Did you stop and smell the roses last week?
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