What’s your super power? – I look good
I guess you could say I impress people. Or at least, I am often told that people are amazed by me. I hear “How do you do it?” so often that I should just print out a business card of sorts detailing my ways.
What is so impressive you may ask?
I am the mom of a special needs child and I look good (sometimes). Apparently that is pretty impressive to some people. I never really understood why, until I tried to look presentable on some days when time didn’t seem to be on my side and failed miserably because being a “mom” got in the way. Add to it the extra time that getting a special needs child ready entails and it gets downright crazy sometimes.
I am often left with the choice of either fixing my hair or makeup. I hardly ever have time to go all out and do both. This particular day I chose to do my makeup. I don’t even think I dried my hair, instead just let nature take over (and let’s just say it didn’t end pretty).
I’m pretty sure I chose makeup because I received the #NYCBigBold voxbox from Influenster and was excited to test the products out. I tend to stick with what works for me and lately that has been Maybelline eye products. I don’t mind trying new things, but once I find something I like, I get hooked.
With that being said, I am trying to learn how to perfect the winged eye look and find my current eyeliner a bit touchy. It is a very fine felt tipped liquid liner. I like it, but the tip is so fine that sometimes it wiggles in places where I don’t want it to go! I end up with messy lines. I was excited to see that the NYC liner in this box had a sturdier tip. (Check out Caitlyn’s blog about her box to see the tip up close.) It is much fatter and shaped differently than the tip I have been using. I thought it would be great, but instead it just means I have an even bigger crayon to color outside the lines on my face. Disappointing! I also found that this particular liner doesn’t work well on my water line. I resorted to using my Maybelline favorite instead.
So, what does this have to do with being impressive? Well, a few days ago we arrived to therapy and I had my hair down and fixed. Let me just say, it doesn’t happen often. One of the receptionists commented on my hair and said it looked good. That ended with me replaying comments in my head that I have received about my appearance.
“Your makeup looks great”
“You hair looks nice”
I am hardly ever complimented on an entire look (hair, makeup, and outfit).. I admit, I don’t dress to impress. I tend to stick with jeans and t-shirts because that is what fits my squishy body best right now. I have never been into makeup like most girls, but sometimes it is nice to be complimented on entire looks. And that lead to me replaying more scenarios in my head where I have been put together from head to toe only to hear
“What are you dressed up for?”
People seem to think that because I am a single mother with special needs children that I am not allowed to spend time on myself or look good, and when I do it is impressive. I don’t know whether to laugh or be offended.
I know that non-special needs moms have this issue too. Instead of being impressed when they look good, they are often seen as having their sh*t together. Somebody please enlighten me. Why are special needs moms treated differently? We aren’t any different than regular moms.. we just do things different.
What’s your super power?
Apparently, I look good when I should look dishelveled.
Do you wear makeup/a winged eye?
I am trying… I suck. Usually one eye looks ok and the other looks really bad. Still learning!!