Maintaining a good beauty regime is of ultimate importance, especially if you’re going to label yourself as a “beauty blogger”. However, sometimes life will throw you a curve ball and it’s acceptable to commit all the beauty sins in the book. If you follow my personal blog or Twitter, you will know that my Husband and I found out some bad news last night, which may not sound that traumatic, but for us, it is. It affects how we will be able to start a family. I won’t delve into detail as this is a beauty blog and not a personal blog so if you want to read all about it, you can check it out here.
So I skipped my morning beauty regime today. I didn’t have to work today so I stayed in my pyjamas all day and moped around. At first, I pretended everything was fine and dandy and I even checked some e-mails…in fact, if it had been any other day, I would have been jumping around with joy as I was featured in another blog today – check it out here.
But I knew I was lying to myself. I did not cleanse, tone nor moisturise this morning! I know! That’s a BIG beauty sin, right there! My eyes were puffy and red from crying last night and this morning and I know I could easily soothe it with a cooling eye mask, but I didn’t do that either. I had weird night sweats last night because I didn’t sleep very well so I absolutely stink – but I skipped the deodorant today.
I guess when life throws a curve ball at you, the last thing you want to do is look good outside. It is easy let yourself go and wallow in self-pity. It is easy to forget to maintain appearances by forgetting to brush your teeth and wash your face and to not shower. But you know what? It’s not good for you. It will not make you feel better if you feel sh*tty inside and look sh*tty outside!
So that’s my answer. When is it okay to skip the beauty regime? It’s okay once in a blue moon, but it’s not advisable long term. I skipped my morning skincare routine, but I’m not going to miss out on my evening routine. It’s a long road ahead for the Husband and I…and well, if everything goes t*ts up when we go for genetic counselling, at least, I’ll look good outside, right?