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Stepping out of the box…

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I carry two very different sides to myself.

I am the Mom: sweat pants, shorts, tshirt and no bra, pony tail and drool on my shoulder.

I am the Woman: Girly, dressy, hair “did”, makeup, and heels Unfortantly neither side really wins the majority of my time.

When you have kids at home, dressing up can be very last minute and when I do, I tend to go to my safe place.

She looks a little like this:

You know…normal.

But inside I have to be honest that I do have a little Glam Girl waiting to bust out. I am just afraid to step out into the reds and blues and brights. I think as a mother we are always withdrawing who we are, just trying to get in and out of stores, on with the bills, raising our kids, we don’t have time to be noticed.

We barely have time to notice ourselves.

We have to CHANGE that. I am a firm believer that our outside should match how we feel.

It is hard for me to believe that a woman that walks around with jogging pants and a ratty shirt has self confidence and feels good about herself. I say that because I have been that woman. On certain days I AM that woman.  SHe wants to crawl back in bed, not put on lipstick and nail polish. Am I right?

But sometimes kick starting self confidence is as easy as taking a shower, fixing up ourselves, and LIKING what we see.

Revlon Expression Experiment

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Recently I had a chance to test some makeup that is out the box for ME. “Inspired”  eye shadow of teals and purples and some brilliant red lipstick.




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What do you think? Can I pull it off?

Now its your turn! You need to start with your own self expression by joining Revlon with the Revlon Expression Experiment tab on Facebook. It’s time to step out of the box and be YOU! *(or the you want to show to the world!) Oh, I also want to share this DIY Create you own Nail polish which also makes me feel beautiful!

You tell me, are there any colors you are afraid of? How do you give yourself some “expression” and get away from the “same old, same old” daily grind? Does dressing up make you feel better during the day?

Test out some of those expressions and come back and tell me about it!


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Hi, y'all! If you got this far, awesome . I am assuming you want to know more about me. I am a *cough* 36 year old mom of 2 great kids, 6 rescue animals and proud wife of my high school sweetheart. This blog is my outlet and allows me to pretend I am a kid at heart. I get to play with glitter and glue, eat lots of sweets (its for the blog, I swear!) and connect with readers and friends. As a blogger I love to share with you- so the rundown is that I am currently reading this, using these for calmer bedtimes, giving away this, and suggesting here if you ever wanted to be a blogger yourself.

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  1. Love, love, love the hair. Too cute!

  2. I love this! I just bought that exact same color palette yesterday when I stocked up on some makeup for vacation.

  3. I usually stay away from reds but that lipstick looks great on you. I use to keep it simple, translation–brown, beige, black (boring!). Nowadays I try to spice it up with more color. I’m working my way to red.

  4. You know I always think you look terrific, but I love this 50’s inspired pin-up girl look on you. You can SO pull it off.
    I’m afraid of bright red, I’ve done a darker red in the warm family, but never just red. My grandmother wore red every day until the day she died… even when she was out walking in her tube top (BAD idea) and shorts. She still had her nails done and her red lipstick. She was awesome.

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