On my birthday I decided, now that I am actually at a “mature” (ish) age, I need to also act/appear more grown-up. So, I walked down to CVS and made a very adult purchase. Red Lipstick (and a sleep mask, this was just a need. My obsession started while traveling to South Africa and I have had the same one from the British Airways goodybag since last summer. Gross, I know.) But, yes I bought lip stick.
I decided it was best to wait until I got home from dinner with friends to try out my newest purchase. I was highly anticipating the moment when I could show Jordan the little tube and put it on my lips. Jordan, that sweet husband, was enthusiastic about my purchase and waited as I applied this “instant-grown-up polished-professional mad-men-woman” shade.
The result was nothing but laughter. I looked like I was about to sing and dance my heart out in Master Follies (circa 2007.) Not the look I was going for. Jordan laughed too, which actually made me feel a lot better about the whole thing. (And word to the wise, from the unwise, remove the lipstick before you brush your teeth.)
I realized in this moment, that I will never be polished/chic enough to wear the stuff and every piece of me is alright with that conclusion. I have decided to keep it in my makeup bag though (1. because it was dang expensive. Don’t buy lipstick from CVS, talk about price inflation. 2. It makes my bag look fancy). I am 23 and can say that I am happy with who I am and what the past year has made me to be.
A wife, a new car owner, a lady who get her 2nd tattoo, an Austinite, an Assistant Account Executive at a PR firm, a multiple concert goer, a multi-state traveler, a new friend maker, an old friend misser, a mom to a Lemon, a bridesmaid, a honeymooner, and a Dexter fanatic. And above all these I have gotten to watch God bless and care for my little family. We have seen him open doors that we didn’t even know were there.
I am looking forward to this year and the plans that God has for me, Jordan and for our marriage.
I hope you had a great day and now for some pics from my bday!