|SWEATER: H&M, SKIRT: Thrifted, BOOTS: Bandolino, SHIRT: Thrifted, NECKLACE: Inherited from my mom|
When it comes to appearance maintenance, I think the only way I could be lower maintenance is if I were a construction worker. Here is my regular maintenance:
- Haircut about once a year
- No hair color
- Wash and go hair with occasional rolling
- Eyebrows waxed (threaded) about every 6 weeks
- Manicure maybe once a year
- Pedicure once a year
- Make up from drug store....new stuff about once every 6 months. I probably replace my mascara the most. Then experiment with a new lip color about once every 3 months
- Generic moisturizer
- Aveeno face wash
This is all that comes to mind at the moment. As I'm looking at this, I'm thinking on the 1-10 maintenance scale, this would probably land me on a 4 or 5. However, lately, I've been thinking I probably need to step up my game some. Fact is, I'm not as young as I used to be. Midlife hormones make hair grow in the strangest facial areas. Wrinkles and creases grow faster than hair (and in my case, that's sonic speed right there!) My long hair quickly goes from elegant to earth mother in a matter of a couple of inches. And honestly, with just one little chickie left in the nest (our youngest is a HS freshman), I actually have more time on my hands to take care of myself than when I had 4 young ones at home.
On Saturday, after about a year without a professional trim (I've had my husband lop off dead ends from time to time), I broke down and got my hair cut. I also treated myself to a new red lip color. My previous red was far too bright. After reading what Shey uses, I looked for the same shade, but opted for one shade deeper.
What do you do for maintenance? How often do you get your hair cut? Waxing? Dye jobs? Manis? Pedis? Do you find that you allow for more maintenance as you age or less? My next post, I'll tell you what my revised maintenance will look like. I think I need to crank it up to at least a 7!
By the way, guess what tomorrow is? VISIBLE MONDAY!!! So mosey on over to Patti's neck of the woods and check out all the visiblooms and be sure to link up as well!