I Need Girl Lessons7.14.2013
I've never been very good at being a girl. I've always been a tomboy at heart and prided myself in having a mean throwing arm and being able to get ready and out the door in 15 minutes (including shower). I blame it on my two older brothers. They were a bunch of hooligans but being around them was a blast. If I wanted to hang out with them, I had to be tough...I had to be a boy. Haha! All this toughness meant that throughout my younger years I never learned or concerned myself with girly things. I just did the bare minimum. My beauty regimen consisted of a bar of Dove soap, Aveeno lotion, and tinted moisturizer (I got better about it, but not much)... Shaving gel? Why? Moisturizer? That's for girly girls! Exfoliating facial cleanser? What'd you call me??! I considered all these things for high maintenance girls ONLY. And that was the last thing I wanted to be.
A few months ago, I realized that being high maintenance isn't bad. At all. I mean, facials, hair treatments, extensive skin care regimens, they're pricey, yes. But they're all good for you in the long run... Especially, if you have the right products. Wow! I'm not even sure how I got into this mindset that it's bad to concern yourself with such things. Seriously, how did that happen? In retrospect having this perspective was such a disservice to myself and my body. For too long I've neglected my skin, my hair, and everything in between. But I want to be better about it.
The thing is, I know absolutely NOTHING about how to do any of this stuff. Where do I begin?? I need girl lessons. And I need them now! Recently, I've turned to YouTube as a resource and have been checking out different videos on skin care routines, makeup routines, etc. I learn something new every day. I've also learned not all YouTubers are created equal, so I'm trying to be careful about who I get my recommendations from. And if I can get help from YOU, well that would be the BEST thing of all! If you have any beauty tips, YouTuber recs, or things that I MUST ABSOLUTELY KNOW about being a girl, please share your wisdom below! I will also be sharing what I'm trying out on this new venture in my life so stay tuned.