Thursday, November 14, 2013

Keep your head up

Hey, guys! Today was just one of those days, when I woke up, looked in the mirror and went - you have GOT to be kidding me... Apart from the usual (dark circles, I'm talking to you), my skin's been acting up lately, but I had on top of that busted my lip during the night (...?) and I just felt like crawling back under the sheets and going: "Nope. This day has been cancelled."
But, you know, I'm a grown up. At least, I try to be. I know I'm definitely trying to be a positive person, though. So I refused to let my day be affected by starting the day off with negative thoughts. So, I had a lovely breakfast and got ready, paying even more attention to how I treat myself than usual and went on attacking the day. It worked, in case you're wondering ;) I had a really nice day and managed to have a really good mindset.

These pictures are not retouched in any way, this is me, blurred, with my phone, snapping the reality of my bathroom mirror (note to self: find a better way to formulate this) and the only reason I'm posting this is because I sometimes really struggle to keep my head up. This has nothing to do with the superficial side of things. I'm not saying, that putting makeup on makes me happy. It's the  negative oh-what's-the-point-of things mindset I'm struggling with and overcoming that made me even bother with putting makeup on. I hope this made sense. I had made the conscious decision to have a good day and be positive long before the products were used, so its not what I was aiming at.

I also stay posivite by doing what I know best - making fun of myself. Hence, the photos. I think it's important to be able to poke fun at yourself and put yourself out there. It's just... life.

So I ate (almost)healthy. I met up with a friend. I laughed. I walked a lot. I shopped a bit (have a themed party to attend this Saturday - super excited and will definitely make a post on getting ready for it!) and I stayed present.

I also did something that I haven't in a long time. I did my nails. Excuse the claw like hand and the bad lighting, it's prettier in person and totally not my usual shade. Just picked it up today. Can you guess, what it is? :) Leave me a comment down below, if you want! That could be fun.
I can also do a post on how I do my nails, because I always do it myself.

Anyway, hope you're all having a wonderful week and I will talk to you soon!

As always, thank you all for reading, commenting, subscribing and being so lovely! I will answer any questions you have, as usual, so feel free to.

Renate 


16 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I totally agree, sometimes taking the time to care for yourself can totally change the way you feel. Painting my nails is my instant pick me up or spending a little longer doing my make up. Great make up skills by the way x

    Linzylabellevie1

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    1. Thank you so much, sweetie :) You made my day with your lovely and supportive comment. And thanks for the compliment!

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  2. Your post was so inspiring :)

    www.Chaneletco.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, hun, for the lovely comment and for subscribing, you made me smile! :)

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  3. Such a fab post Renate. Good for you for putting yourself out there and being so candid. And I'm with ya, a little pampering goes a long way. An instant cheer me up in my books, for sure!!

    xo
    By The Shore, a life + style blog

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! I completely agree :) It's not life changing, but hey - it's a good place to start! It's the little things :)

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  4. Everybody needs some pampering! I definitely need to do my nails more often, as I don't make it a priority and they also need some loving.

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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    1. Definitely :) Even more so, everybody needs to feel like they deserve the pampering, I think. It's the little things.

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  5. I wish I was like you when I wake up at mornings! Your skin looks shiny!! x

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    1. Omg, you're too kind! Thank you so much, I think it might be the coconut oil. I have dry skin, so I'm using coconut oil for basically everything and my face seems to like the extra moisture!

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  6. I absolutely love your attitude! Really enjoy the variety on your blog too so I'm following on gfc. :)

    My guess for the polish is Essie Ballet Slippers. I really like wearing neutral pinks and nudes like that but hate having to put on multiple coats.

    -zozo
    atelierzozo.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the amazing comment. You really made my day.

      And, well done on the guessing!!! You are absolutely right, I was so impressed! Hats off :)

      Agree! I am really rubbish at applying multiple coats as the layer gets thick, bubbles up and takes forever to dry. I rarely use Essie for that reason, but this time it worked kind of okay :)

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  7. I admire your positivity and your wonderful determination to have a great day no matter what! I love this post! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Keep in touch dear. Have a great day!

    noradulce.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Nora, as always, your lovely, thoughtful comments make me smile every time! :)

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  8. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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