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It is impossible to look perfect everyday.

In fact, I’m going to go as far as to say it is impossible to even look great everyday. If someone does look great everyday then that “great look” is actually just average and ordinary because that’s how they look everyday (statistically speaking of course.) Another problem with looking great or perfect everyday is when you need to get dressed up for an event. There can’t be a wow factor if that’s how they look everyday. And, it’s a bit boring.

Everyone loves to “wow.” Especially if you’ve taken extra time to get ready. You’re an over-the-top version of yourself, a little uncomfortable, but strangely more confident.

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I would like to go back to my original statement and that is this: It is impossible to look perfect everyday.

Here’s why.

Exhibit 1 – Facial oils.

So this week marked the thousandth blizzard this winter and as a result most people “worked from home” a.k.a. watched netflix while refreshing their email. Fine. So, I went to the office…  anyways. I get really nervous about my face getting all red and chapped from the wind and cold. Therefore, I put on many oils to protect the skin I am in. Body & Facial Oil.

Truth #1 – Make-up does not blend nicely when you have a layer of oil on your face. Period. It just doesn’t. I have tried many different oils, and that is the end of the conversation. No one can convince me other wise. Make-up does not blend nicely when you have a layer of oil on your face. By applying the oils to my face every day I am protecting my skin from outside extremities so when I do need to look “great” I will be able to do that. But, the days leading up to this grand day, I don’t look so great because I have oil smeared on my face and as I am really driving home now… Make-up does not blend nicely with a layer of oil on your face.

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Is this making sense?

Listen, I hear you. My Insta feed is full of everybody looking great all the time too. I want to be the best version of myself, the Gwyneth Paltrow I always knew I had inside me… but maybe drawing the line with this expectation every single day is a good start to being the best version of myself.

Exhibit 2 – Blow Outs.

It is a 100% true fact that everyone’s hair looks better after a blow out. As someone who does not blow dry their hair, I understood this completely on Friday. I blow dried my hair for the birthday celebration I attended instead of a Valentine’s dinner, since I don’t need to show my partner in life and love on one day because I show him love every day when I am awaken in the middle of the night by the accusation I have stolen all the blankets and then I ever so gently cover him back up to sleep peacefully while I do my best to fall back a sleep.

I am still amazed at how great my hair looks days later. The reason my hair looks so great after a blow out is because it is healthy. And it is healthy because I don’t use heat styling tools often. Just today someone said to me, “I wish I had your hair, it always looks so healthy.” To which I replied, “yea, because I don’t blow dry it.”

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So what do you guys think? Are we in favor of ditching perfection?

***beauty always comes from within, photos from here, here, and here, xoxo behind the mirror***
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