We’ve all been there. We run out of the house to maybe get a cup of coffee or pick up our dry cleaning. Many times, not looking our best thinking no one’s going to see me, I’ll be quick. And then out of nowhere, you run into your ex, boss, newest crush, worst enemy, anyone and everyone!
I am one of them as well, here’s my story…
It was one of those days where I had so many things to do and not enough time to do them. I had to clean my house, I wanted to get to the gym and I was going out that night and needed to get up to the stores to buy a new pair of earrings to go with my outfit. I started with cleaning my house for a few hours, then looking at the clock knew I had to get to the gym, so I threw on my gym clothes, washed my face and went out the door. After my workout at the gym (and plenty of sweat), I ran up to my local Macy’s to look for a pair of earrings. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a minute to look in the mirror to see what I looked like.
As I was gazing over the jewels I heard someone yelling “Patti, is that you?” Ugh. Just what I didn’t want to hear. I took a quick glance into the mirror on the counter and was immediately horrified! I looked like death. My friend from my previous life in the corporate world was all dressed up and I looked like what the cat dragged in. And I’m an Image Consultant! (This is where it is important to have a good sense of humor).
Of course she was very pleasant and we were happy to see each other. After sharing hellos and how are you’s, she asked me what I was doing, that she heard I had a business but didn’t know what it was? And there in that moment, I had to say I was an Image Consultant and Personal Shopper. Feeling anything but at that one moment. We laughed it off because I told her about my day and she understood. But from that day on, I always make sure I look my best even if I’m just running up the block to 7-11.
So here are some quick tips on looking good, even if you’re just running up the block!
Apply some tinted skin corrector. I like Garnier Ultra-Lift, aside from giving you a little bit of color, it also has a sunscreen in it.
Put on a little lip gloss/chapstick. I like Philosophy Pink Frosted Animal Cracker, gives just a hint of pink!
Drink water and keep hydrated, makes your skin look healthy, glowing and fabulous!
Wear something that makes you feel good. I have four gym outfits and continually rotate them. I adore all of them so I feel good when I wear them! Me doing my thing at the gym!
Hair gel is your best friend. I know everyone has different hair, but I find hair gel to be a blessing. I see so many people walking around with bed-head…seriously. My favorite, VO5 does the trick!
Men, socks and sandals do not go. Under any circumstances, under any weather conditions. Please stop!
And of course, the one thing you can always do to make yourself look great, SMILE 😉
Till next time,
NineFrogs – Where Attitude is Everything!