In January I read a post on the site A Proverbs Wife, where Saidah challenged women to up their game at home. She explained that as a stay at home mom, it becomes easy to get into a slump. It is comfy to stay in pajamas if you do not have to leave the house. While I am not a stay at home mom, I knew that I was in a slump. I had clothes in my closet and makeup to paint my face with but I wasn’t using either. I remember months back I would say to myself, next month, you’ll start next month and take extra time to get yourself put together. Or else its just wasted money. The next month would come though and I’d still grab the same jeans, throw on a comfy t-shirt, slather my facial moisturizer on my face and call it a day. Do you have days like that too?
Then towards the end of January I read another post on Saidah’s site, but this time Megan was sharing her story of how she had taken the #Frumpy2Fab challenge. Reading Megan’s words reminded me of the words I repeated to myself everyday, I should take this challenge. By the end of the post I had talked myself from challenging myself for the month of February.
Here are some pictures posted on Instagram with #Frumpy2Fab:
February’s #Frumpy2Fab challenge was extremely successful for me. I felt good because I looked good. The bonus was hearing my boyfriend shower me with compliments, every single day! I got to use clothes in my closet that I had purchased but still had their price tags. I gave myself enough time in the morning to apply my makeup to compliment my outfit. I found that as each day passed in February, the easier the morning routine became and by day 28 I felt a small sense of accomplishment.
Years ago the only makeup I was comfortable with was lipstick. The process of applying makeup was foreign to me. It sounded complicated and I thought it should be left to the professionals. I dabbled a bit with eyeshadow and mascara but most days I stuck to just lipstick. It wasn’t until I met Maria, a Chanel Makeup artist, that I decided to learn. She was patient with me and explained the process. I made a few purchases and with some practice my makeup didn’t look too shabby. Have you ever gotten tips from a cosmetics counter?
I love AND hate clothes shopping. I say love because I like finding clothes that make me LOOK good because that in turn makes me FEEL good. Its the process of finding those pieces that I hate with a passion. I’m a curvy petite Latina; I have a hard time finding clothes that fit AND that don’t require some type of alterations. When I shop and find something that fits, I buy it on the spot. You never know when that will happen again. LOL Do you have a hard time finding clothes that fit?
I am going to do the challenge again in April and I welcome you to take it with me. The new season is here and I am sure now is the perfect time for you to initiate that change! The first photo you take will be your before and after. Follow up the rest of the month by sharing your FABULOUS photo on Instagram and tag @djrealt7, @saidahaproverbswife, and #Frumpy2Fab. You can also share your pictures on Facebook after you LIKE the My Pocketful of Thoughts Page. Will you join the challenge?