I Wore Full Glam For a Week of Staying at Home, and It Made Me Feel Human Again
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Wake up. Brush teeth. Turn on coffee pot. Throw on sweats. Open laptop. Sit on couch. Since staying at home every day, my morning routine has never been so simple. I practice the exact same actions over and over as soon as that alarm goes off. The one thing I actually miss is getting ready to head into the office; putting on makeup is my favorite part of my morning. It's almost like a meditation for me — my apartment is quiet and I get to take 20 minutes to just be creative and zone out. I miss that so much.
These days, I'm pretty much rolling out of bed and vaguely glancing at myself in the mirror for a moment. Of course it's been great to let my skin breath, but I also long for that put-together feeling I have when I'm ready to step out into the world.
So last week, I decided to challenge myself. I would put on a full face of makeup for seven days in a row. I'm not just talking about my usual routine; I decided to go all out and play with different looks. It would be a fun little project I could look forward to each morning. Ahead, I photographed each one of my completed looks (mostly to hold myself accountable) so I could take you though my little journey. Read on to see how I did, and how I ended up feeling by day seven.