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Girl, You Need Quality Makeup: 5 Essentials for Mom

Girl, You Need Quality Makeup: 5 Essentials for Mom
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I have always said I wanted to age gracefully but this past year has aged me more than I care to admit.

Stress, work, life, kids - it really catches up and to my dismay, I can no longer fall asleep without washing my face first, it's w-a-y harder to lose weight and moisturizer as well as foundation are absolutely necessary.

I didn't always feel the need to wear makeup. I even got compliments on my skin without it but I wore at least foundation most days. At some point, I stopped wearing makeup and when I ran out of moisturizer, I neglected to put it on the shopping list.

Then last week, the Hubs and I were watching Inside Amy Schumer and the skit, Girl, You Don't Need Makeup, came on.

Sure enough, all my insecurities were confirmed.

Humming to the tune, "get up an hour early and you can make yourself much girlier," I reached for my laptop. A few clicks and a small fortune later, my order was on its way.

In my heart, I know that it's not truly necessary to wear makeup and I should be comfortable in my own skin. But let's face it - I'll just put it on.

I bought the makeup for the same reason I just put myself through phase one of the South Beach diet and will stay on phase two until I reach my goal. I want to feel better, and while "vitamin Z" can get me pretty close, diet and makeup help get me even closer to how I want to feel - young, confident and pretty.

As I waited for my box to arrive, Microsoft launched

Since I'm glutton for punishment and have nothing to do while I wait for my package to arrive, I tried it out and got more proof that I'm not aging as gracefully as I thought I was doing. 

Girl, You Need Quality Makeup:
Two years ago, last summer, week after my last birthday, four weeks ago and two weeks ago 

Any guess how old I really am?

I'm 40. 


Not Almost fifty, or over forty nor nearing forty-five, but 4-0. 

Just forty.

UPS where are you?!!?

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What I ordered (and what I'm wearing in 40 picture above)

My Top 5 Makeup Essentials 

Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer

BareMinerals Foundation SPF15 - Medium Beige 8g

Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette - N°07 Mild To Wild Khaki

Best Red Lipstick Long Lasting & Luxurious - Matches All Skin Tones - Helmut Red Limited Edition

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara Ultra Black

What are some of your makeup essentials?

Thank you

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