Friday

Makeup Quirks: Who Makes You Go That Extra Makeup Mile?

A college friend of mine that I rarely get to see because she moved out of state about 7 years ago is visiting today! I often find that some of the most random things motivate me to take a few extra minutes on my makeup--one of them being certain friends. It's not that they'll judge me or say something if I'm not wearing a full face, but I really do like to look my best for my friends.

I've been thinking about what other random situations motivate me to take a few more minutes on my makeup and here are some of the ones I find most quirky:


  • Going to buy makeup at a specialty store such as MAC or even Sephora or Ultra
  • Getting my hair done
  • Going into Boston or any other big city nearby (aside from the one I live in)
Why do I ccompulsively do this? Does it bother me that I do this? Not really lol. It's actually nothing new and perhaps there are some psychological motives deep down aside from the obvious desire to look nice ... but what can you do? 

What about you? Are there any out-of-the-norm situations that make you go the extra mile with your makeup routine aside from the obvious ones like a date or special event? I am dying to know!

Hopefully this post isn't a total mess because I'm blogging from my DROID while my laptop is on the fritz and getting fixed!

Here is a quick snap of the fotd I shared on instagram earlier. Allergies are killing me, but hopefully my allergy meds kick in soon and I feel human again! I'm testing out a new daily primer by Chella today along with the original formula Skindinavia setting spray I recently bought (I love the bridal formula already) so I'll report back on my experience with both soon!

18 comments :

  1. Despite the allergies, your FOTD is gorgeous! Feel better!

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm feeling a little more human--darn pollen count :/

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  2. Feel you on the allergies! I am currently having issues with itchy, dry eyes. Not a good combo! You, however, look stunning!

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    1. Ugh hope you get some relief soon and thank you!

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  3. Your FOTD is perfect! Feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you! Allergies have been the bane of my existence since I was a kid, but what can you do? Aside from move to a more allergy-friendly place ... hmmmm ;)

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  4. Love you FOTD!

    To answer your question, I don't think I really have any special motivation to do my makeup. Either I wear it or I don't, but there isn't much of a pattern behind it.

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    1. Thanks, hun! Well at least you're consistent ;)

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  5. Your FOTD is positively stunning!

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly :)

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  6. Gorgeous! I always love your lashes!!

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    1. Aw thank you! I definitely love my falsies ;) These are from my absolute fav company - Fauxx Lash. I get a lot of comments on my lashes, I should probably do a post on them again some day it's been a while!

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  7. This is a bit late but ...
    sorry about your allergies :-(

    I do the same thing regarding seeing friends and relatives. I often put more effort into my makeup routine because I usually have more time and am not restricted to work appropriate looks. Also, if I go into The City - San Francisco for me. I think it's just about doing something out of the ordinary home-to-work, work-to-home that motivates me to be more creative with my makeup.

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    1. Hey, makes perfect sense to me! And thank you :) Allergies are miserable all summer long--yay pollen! lol

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  8. LOVE your FOTD posts - So pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much, Love for Lacquer!

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  9. FOTD! you look great. Your eyes! Giving me LIFE!

    And personally, Date with the boo, or seeing a friend or people I haven't seen in a while. I generally LOVE to look good, so... yeah, I sometimes just doll up, JUST because. Lol

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    1. Thank you, you're too sweet Lizzy!

      Love it! Looking good feels AMAZING. Work it! ;)

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