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Runs for Cookies: Three Issues Thursday: Appearances

I simply acquired executed strolling laps round my home, in search of inspiration for a “Three Things Thursday” put up. I’ve 3,600 posts on my weblog(!) and it’s totally laborious to give you something that I have never already written about not less than ten different instances. I briefly considered writing about my three favourite clothes transformations, however nixed that concept after I realized I’d simply written about them in comparatively latest posts.

That, nonetheless, led me to attempting on just a few objects of clothes, and searching within the mirror gave me the inspiration I wanted. Three issues about my look which were just about the identical all through my life and can most likely by no means change.

1. I’ll by no means be a “girly-girl”.

Rising up, I *all the time* wished to be girly. I wished to put on cute fashionable garments and make-up and jewellery and elegance my hair and paint my nails. After I began getting teased about my weight at round 9 years outdated, I grew to become the overall reverse.

I did not *really feel* girly; I felt ugly. As an alternative of dressing how I wished, I began dressing how I believed I used to be meant to be–baggy boyish garments, hair a complete mess, no make-up or something like that. I would given up on attempting to be one of many “pretty girls”. (This is not a sob story, sincere.)

Critically, although… was there actually any hope? BAHAHA, I am unable to consider I am posting this photograph:

That greatest pals necklace actually makes a distinction although!

A number of instances through the years, I felt impressed and tried to do the girly issues. After shedding pounds, I purchased plenty of female garments as a result of I felt like I lastly deserved to put on them. However it simply did not really feel like ME. I felt uncomfortable and like I used to be attempting to be somebody I used to be not. I do not know if it was as a result of I misplaced that want to be girly or if I used to be by no means meant to be that manner within the first place, however both manner, I am not her.

And now, I am completely proud of that! My favourite garments are denims, hoodies, cotton socks, and a pair of Chucks. On the very uncommon event that I placed on a costume, I really feel extraordinarily uncomfortable–physically and mentally–and it feels prefer it simply would not belong on me. I attempt to not costume like a slob, however I undoubtedly select consolation over the rest.

2. I’ll most likely by no means go to the salon.

I actually cannot bear in mind the final time I had my hair lower professionally. It may need been in 2010 when Jeanie handled me to a enjoyable makeover after I would misplaced 100 kilos. It could shock individuals to know that I even have naturally curly hair. If I scrunch it in my fingers whereas it is moist, it will dry curly. After I was a child, I *hated* it. My mother stated it was “like a bush”, hahaha. It was so thick and curly and I wished it to be skinny and straight, like lots of the “pretty girls” I knew.

A bush, she says. I simply do not see it!

When my hair is brief, it is unattainable to maintain it from curling whereas it dries; and since I am unable to pull it again right into a ponytail or (my favourite) a messy bun, after which the curls simply get in my manner. I am unable to stand having hair in my face! So, I’ve had lengthy hair for nearly my total grownup life. It is extra sensible for me.

My hair routine is tremendous easy. I lower it myself about twice a 12 months (maintaining it lengthy, however eliminating cut up ends). Since I began getting grays, I dye it sometimes (undoubtedly not steadily sufficient, as a result of my grays are fairly apparent a lot of the time). And I put on a messy bun 99% of the time. It takes all of 5 seconds and it retains my hair out of my face.

3. I’ll possible by no means be a daily make-up wearer.

I solely put on make-up a handful of instances annually, often if I will see somebody I have never seen shortly or if I will be assembly new individuals. And actually, make-up is one thing I want I used to be into! My pores and skin is type of a mess–I’ve vitiligo (patches of pores and skin with none pigment) and sunspots (that are a giant distinction to the vitiligo spots). The vitiligo round my eyes provides me a raccoon look, solely in reverse:

I’m STUNNED after I see the superb issues individuals can do with make-up! I do not aspire to be wherever close to that degree, however it will be good to not less than even out the colour of my pores and skin. I did not deal with my pores and skin in any respect after I was youthful and it is one thing I actually remorse now. After I *do* put on make-up, although, I hold it tremendous easy.

Some individuals might learn this put up and assume I do not care in any respect about my look. That is not fully true; I simply want to be low-maintenance, primarily as a result of I haven’t got the eye span to take a lot time with my look.

I’ve good hygiene and I put on garments that I am comfy in. I am only a very sensible particular person, I suppose. Typically I feel it will be enjoyable to do all of the girly issues; however I’d absolutely sweat by my make-up, chip my nail polish inside just a few hours, get blisters from uncomfortable footwear, and my hair can be a frizzy tangled mess by midday!

So, that is me… denims, hoodie, Chucks, messy bun, sans make-up. It really works for now 🙂

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