True story: I have no idea what kind of illness plagued me for the past week, but I am more than happy that I no longer sound like a young boy who just hit puberty. I really wanted to make a vlog, but I couldn’t bear thinking about the fact that I might scare ya’ll away because of it. At least the weather’s nice 🙂 Also, your comments, as ALWAYS made me smile about the 5 things I wish I knew post 😀 I suggest you go back and read the comments if you want some amazing tips.
Another true story: being sick=no sleep. Wait no…college=no sleep. So today, I’ve put together a little post for you on how I look “awake” when I’m really just faking it. Sure, it’s partly superficial, but I am a woman.
Step 1: roll out of bed with a smile on your face. I promise you, it will make your day better, AND smiling makes you pretty, naturally. If you’re just plain pissed and can’t smile, simply stick an orange rind in your mouth for a fake. Please brush your teeth too, if you do nothing else.
Step 2: hair and makeup. Superficialicious. My personal favorites for looking alive are Cover Girl’s Shimmering Sands eye palette, Maybelline Great Lash mascara in blackest black and some Burt’s Bees tinted balm. Lashes and a little shimmer make all the difference, I promise. Don’t go overboard, though, no one wants to see a prostitute running around campus…oh wait, that was just you with too much glitter? Sorry. I usually sweep a small amount of the lightest color in the palette on the corners of my eyes and use 2 coats of mascara, one after the other dries. Burt’s Bees slapped on before I hit the road, and into my pocket it goes. Reapplication is a must with lip shenanigans. Oh, and hair? Messy bun – simple, quick and easy. Dress it up with a flower or bow if you’re really feeling perky 😉
Step 3: Breakfast. Always always always make time for breakfast. Even if you think you can’t make time, I promise, you can. If you’re 5 minutes late to class/work, just explain to them that you wouldn’t be functioning right now if you would’ve showed up 5 minutes earlier sans breakfast, and they should be appreciative of your motivation to work by munching. Duh. Personally, I like to start my day off with oatmeal, but on days where I roll out of bed leap out of bed realizing that I have about ten minutes to look human AND eat, I’ll grab a sufficient bar – my favorite? Perfect Foods Bar. I eat so many of these, it’s kind of ridiculous. Not just for breakfast, actually, hardly ever for breakfast, but I always have one on hand for a hefty snack.
Step 4: Grab a friend and a Slurpee after you’re done for the day. Best way to unwind and treat yourself for surviving the day. Especially if you’ve been sick.
What are some of your ways to look awake when you’re sick or just plain tired?
Peace and love!
p.s. you can still vote for me here til the end of the month, thanks (M.Morat): ow.ly/2xZqD