You know how sometimes you have one of those days where you just know you look a bit rough? The eyes are a bit panda. The face a bit hangdog. The hair is on par with Worzel Gummidge's and the bagel belly is well ...bagelly and big. Basically it's all conspiring against you? What can you do?
Well for a start you can stick a pair of sunglasses on. Panda eyes sorted. You can tie your hair up or tuck it in a hat. Hair sorted. You can wear a big jumper and hide the belly. Belly sorted. But the face? Hmm. What can you do about the face? A balaclava is likely to scare small people in the playground and get you arrested so best not try that one. How about a bit of lippy? Or in my case, a smidgeon of lip gloss? Just to detract from the rest of the face. A cunning tactic yes?
Me doing my best Cyclops impersonation.
That's me with a bit of lippy on. Honest. I am wearing some lippy. Look! The lips they are a touch pinker than usual!
I often see a lady in the playground - she doesn't always wear lipstick but when she does, the effect is "Bam!" She doesn't wear a pale pink or a blink and miss nude but a strong deep reddish colour and it makes her look super glam. Even when she's wearing her running gear. So I've decided for those days when I don't quite make the grade and I need to put that extra 5%, I'm going to turn to this little pot of dark red goo.
Barbara Daly lip gloss in Cherish
Bit Scary Mary the colour isn't it? Looks really dark, but lightly dab it on, smudge it a bit and voila! You get instant pretty lips. I would liken it to that "bruised lips cos I just had my face snogged off" colour. You know what I mean ;o). I don't think it lasts that long on but then again, that doesn't bother me as a girl who doesn't want to look obviously made up and would prefer for something to fade gently rather than leave me with a lip linered bouche.
I found this little pot of goo on a Tesco supermarket shop. It's Barbara Daly's Cherish lip gloss. It reminds me a lot of the Clinique Black Honey lip gloss which I keep meaning to go and buy but somehow I never quite get round to doing. It's because it's like spending money on something I'm not going to use (much) or forget to use.
Do you like my fake smile? Aka smirk.
And because taking pics of yourself with your face in the mirror is actually really hard, I don't know why but I tried doing a bit of the Green Cross Code too ....
Look left Look right.
.... and I did a bit of the ear tweaking and gazing in the distance blogger pose too ....
The Ear Tweak. The Gazing in the Distance.
.... and that's me genuinely answering the phone mid photo shoot (get me)!
Multi-tasking! Give the woman a round of applause.
Honestly, trying to take half normal pics of yourself in the mirror is weird and actually really hard to do. And for all those bloggers who have their pictures taken every day - I salute your awesomeness.
But back to where we started - so what's your favourite lippy colour which lights up your face? And what tricks do you employ when you're having a bad day? Do share.