The next challenge in Lottie's Finishing School has 2 parts:
1) Go for an eye test
2) Wear mascara every day for a week
The timing for this couldn't be more perfect! I recently had a letter telling me that I am due for an eye test, and as I don't need glasses and haven't noticed any changes - I ignored the letter. But I will now book a test, just to make sure! :)
I enjoy wearing make up but tend to be a bit lazy with it. I know it makes me feel better when I have it on, but if I am running short of time in the morning I will ignore it.... however last weekend I was away on a hen do and my sister-in-law decided that she would do my make up for the weekend. I had so many compliments, as it was a lot more than I would normally wear, which did make me wonder what I usually look like! So this week I made a promise to myself that I would make sure I put at least a smudge of eyeshadow and mascara on before I leave the house so that when I go for a night out I would be happy to wear a little more. Spooky, eh?!
One thing I don't do is put on eye cream - mainly because I don't like to think I am old enough to worry about these things, but I guess that at 28 it wouldn't hurt. :) So my challenge (as long as Lottie doesn't mind) is to start making sure I moisturise or put on eye cream each day. Just for the record, my current (new) daily routine goes something like this:
> Moisturise (when I remember/can be bothered/have time)
> Foundation (sometimes, if I have a meeting or lunch or similar to go to)
> Blusher/Bronzer (for a little bit of glow)
> Light sweep of eyeshadow (a bit more if I know I'm wearing foundation)
> Eyeliner (if I'm feeling a bit daring!)
> Lipstick/Gloss/Vaseline (again depending on mood & events of the day)
I don't wear the same thing every day and I think it's nice to change every now and then. I tend to match eyeshadow with what I am wearing and stick to either a brown or grey, sometimes I'll add a bit of colour to match jewellery.
I spent a year as an Avon representative and have quite a large make up collection (gave up because I was spending more than I was earning!) so I think it's time I started using it and experimenting a little. I did have a go at 'smokey eyes' last Friday, having found a little tutorial online, and was really pleased with the results which hopefully means I'll do a bit more experimenting!
I am still working on my B & C challenges and will hopefully have an update to post soon!