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Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I have never been good at putting on make-up and never noticed other people, that is until i started attending school functions for my step son. Not only does my own style stand out, I am at least ten years younger than the other mothers one of which told me she wanted to poke my eyeballs out because my ten year high school reunion had just passed...

http://jnyfritz.wordpress.com

Posted by jnyfritz on 09/09/2010 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

i have a friend that is just like you. And she does make me feel frumpy and not put together. Of course-that 's my issue, not hers! You certainly don't need to apologize for looking good-but if you (like my friend) complain all the time about they way they look-you just might get smacked!

www.vietnam-adoption-journey.blogspot.com

Posted by jules on 09/08/2010 at 9:52 PM

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Nychole has it exactly right--things you could get away with at 25 like no makeup and constant ponytails just don't work when you're 35 (or older, not that I'm sayin'). Plus, like awoodrel, I dress nicely as much for my husband as for myself. It wouldn't be fair (or wise) to let myself go just because we're married and he "has" to love me no matter what.

Posted by Lar on 09/08/2010 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

Those women need to get a life. I can honestly say that thanks your blog (which I love!) I have been inspired to 'dress up' my appearance.

I've always been kind of slouchy with my looks, but I find that as I get older (and now I have 2 kids) that the slouchy look is just frumpy when you don't have youth on your side. I do not want to be frumpy! So thank you Lindsey for inspiring at least one suburban mom to abandon the frump!

Posted by Nycole on 09/08/2010 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

That's hilarious. :) It's unfortunate when women don't band together, regardless of our personal choices on appearance, parenting, or spin class. We're all in a sisterhood of amazing women. We're just different. But we're the same. Love you, sister. :)

shawna-mygirls.blogspot.com

Posted by Shawna on 09/08/2010 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I never - and like you said NEVER leave the house without the basics, mascara & lipstick and a cute pair of shoes. I don't believe it takes that much more effort to date-dress on a regular basis...as mamma's shouldn't we at least LOOK like the winners we are??!

Posted by Liberty on 09/08/2010 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

I like to think I am somewhere in the middle. I can't afford the lululemon yoga gear that all the other suburban mommies wear, and quite frankly, I don't want to. I can't leave the house in sweats unless I am going for a run. I don't really get dressed up though. I am trying to branch out past my usual uniform of jeans, sneakers, t-shirt and hoodie. I got complimented on my outfit at the grocery store today, so I guess I look a bit better than normal ! (dark wash skinny jeans, long boatneck t-shirt, slouchy knit shrug and ballet flats) Ever since I discovered cheap eyeglasses from China, my eyewear has gotten a lot more interesting.

I have been experimenting more and more with makeup lately thanks to a video blog I discovered (Tiffany D). My bare minimum is concealer, lipgloss and mascara. I recently dyed over my blonde highlights with manic panic Deadly Nightshade. I always have fun with my hair. I wonder how long I can rock crayon-coloured highlights before my kids start to complain?

http://prairieknitwit.blogspot.com

Posted by Prairieknitwit on 09/08/2010 at 1:11 PM

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I'm somewhere in the middle. I love to get dressed up but if I know I'm just staying home all day, then yoga pants and comfy t-shirt it is. I try to never leave the house without mascara though, it's my crutch:) I've never wanted people to look at me and say- Oh there fgoes the stay-at-home mom in her mom jeans and sweatshirt, so I do try to make an effort. But I have to leave to pick up my daughter from pre-k and my hair's still wet and I have no make-up on. Though I am wearing skinny jeans and super cute tunic with a belt:)

Posted by Jaime on 09/08/2010 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

It's like looking into a mirror! (Or the reflection of my laptop?)

I, like you, have a strict pact with myself to NEVER leave the house "lookin' an mess." I can't decide if it's due to my love of all things fashionable and make-up like or if I'm just really insecure.

Probably a little bit of both.


(I know I'm waaay behind the times, but I just came across your blog and it's love at first read!)

http://settingstages.blogspot.com/

Posted by Christy on 09/08/2010 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Beauty Addict

It's showing respect for yourself by taking the time to look presentable. Rarely do I leave the house looking sloppy and it only happens if I don't plan on getting out of the car. I'm always surprised by the attitude that "I have the husband and kids so why bother?" You bother because doesn't your husband care how you look? Going from fabulous to frumpy when you get the ring is completely unfair (same goes for him). My husband takes care of himself and I do too. Maybe it's a souther thing as I am a Texas girl raised by a Texas mother.

Posted by awoodrel on 09/08/2010 at 11:01 AM

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Please - as the only female in my house, making sure I have my morning alone time with M.A.C. is the only way I can stop being pulled into the vortex of testosterone that surrounds me. I know people may think I try too hard but they can suck it up. I can't help it that I come from a long line of women who felt there was no greater crime than being seen out in public without full hair and makeup. And while I think there are far greater crimes than that, having kids has made me look so tired and old that going without makeup is just not an option. I simply could not do that to the general public.

http://thegreatmirth.blogspot.com/

Posted by Nicole on 09/08/2010 at 9:59 AM

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I wouldn't let their insecurities get to you. You were raised right to take pride in your appearance. It is a gift to yourself, and to your husband.

Posted by Amber on 09/07/2010 at 11:15 PM

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I used to be a little-to-no makeup person, but now that I've entered my thirties I feel like I look tired and washed-out without it.

Currently I'm on bedrest with my second baby, and I have trouble taking the time for anything besides yoga clothes and ponytails. If I take the time to throw on some lip gloss and mascara, though, I feel so much more like a "real" person!

http://beyondthefried.blogspot.com

Posted by clarasax on 09/07/2010 at 7:13 PM

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Seriously? I wear makeup twice a year, usually throw my hair in a ponytail, and often leave the house in workout clothes, but I have no problem with other women looking good.
NEVER apologize for fabulousness. Or is the correct term fabulosity? Whatever, we all need to be who we are.

Posted by STL Mom on 09/07/2010 at 7:03 PM

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We all have our gifts, Lindsay, and one of yours is looking fabulous! Don't apologize for it. Just take our avowals of envy and frustrated inferiority as the compliments that they actually are.

I'm not very put together, generally, but I NEVER leave the house without lipstick (even though my husband, contrary man that he is, is not a big fan of lipstick and wishes I would go without makeup altogether.) My lips are the exact same color as my skin, so when I don't wear it, I look like a Peanuts character with a horizontal black slash of a mouth and no lips. I refuse to be seen in public without lips!

http://notesonanapkin.wordpress.com

Posted by Katrina on 09/07/2010 at 4:38 PM

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I feel you... While my mother has always had short boyish hair and no real interest in makeup or clothes, I ended up on the opposite. I feel like in our society women (and men to some extent) are judged not just on our looks but how much effort we put into being attractive. As long as you aren't seen as a threat the way people treat you is so much better. I don't even check my mail until I've done my makeup and hair, and I've just now at 27 returned to my natural hair color for the first time since I was 12. I didn't even remember what it was. Anyway, taking some time to yourself to invest in your appearance makes you feel good, and to hell with anyone who makes you feel bad for being you.

Posted by caseylovesrobert on 09/07/2010 at 3:47 PM

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I'm somewhere in the middle of the "comfortable and not caring" and "makeup applied every morning at 6:00 a.m. sharp" Mom crowd. I long to be dressed up and put together every day of the week, but then reality sets in and I just want to curl up in my Old Navy sweats (hubby calls me Johnny Cash because they're all black) and throw my hair in a pony tail.

I draw the line, however, when I go to the grocery store - I MUST have makeup on and look somewhat decent. Because the one time I let myself go, I will run into 7 people I went to high school with. It's just a law of nature, I think. :)

You're motivating me to fix myself up, though. If you'll excuse me, I'm off to reapply my lipstick and swipe my cheeks with some blush!!! ;)

http://kandilandblog.blogspot.com

Posted by Kandi on 09/07/2010 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Southern Exposure: An adventure with thongs and pearls in the world of boudoir photography

Hey there! I'd love to invite you to view my web site! I am a Nashville photographer who specializes in Boudoir and Pin Up Photography. Great post :)
-Stephanie

www.laphotographienashville.com

Posted by La_Photographie on 08/20/2010 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Southern Exposure: An adventure with thongs and pearls in the world of boudoir photography

Oh my! This article makes me realize just how sheltered I am. Never-the-less, I would love you to visit my blog today (August 20th). You'll find crafts and patriotism, all in the same post.

Linda
www.polkadotsandpaper.net

Posted by Linda on 08/20/2010 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Southern Exposure: An adventure with thongs and pearls in the world of boudoir photography

And to think, I used to worry that Glamour Shots were a bit much...!
Fun post :-)

http://michelleisalittleangry.blogspot.com…

Posted by ALittleAngry on 08/20/2010 at 12:58 PM

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