Why can’t we use photo filters in real life? I need smoke and mirrors today!

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I’m tired and listless this morning and look like I haven’t slept in a week. I’m not sure why since I traditionally don’t do anything on Good Friday. I stayed in and watched movies and my hockey team, the Montreal Canadians, win their playoff game in overtime yesterday. You would think I went out with the way I feel this morning, but I didn’t. I literally have like no energy to get dressed to do stuff today; and I actually wrote the words “like” and “literally” in one sentence!

So instead of getting dressed, I’m writing while I figure out how to look like I’m human. I’m a huge proponent of healthy living as the key to looking and feeling your best. However, that’s not going to help me at this point, so I need some additional support today.

I’m looking to follow these tips to help myself … did I mention that the gift I ordered online for my niece’s birthday tomorrow didn’t arrive and I have to scramble last minute to buy something? I also got kicked out of this site as I was trying to set up this post and nothing saved, so I’m on attempt number two! But I have to say, I’m super chill and not cranky at all – just taking my time. Sorry, I’m all over the map today!

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Lemon and honey mask

A quick at home facial. Make a lemon and honey mask; it gives you a natural glow. To make one, cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice, and add a teaspoon of honey. Apply on your face for 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Use cucumber slices, black teabags, or ice over your eyes. It helps to reduce puffiness and darkness. Leave either one of them on for 10 minutes with your eyes shut and relax.

Play up your assets. Highlight the feature you like best. Nothing makes you look better than showcasing your best features. If you’re having trouble nailing down your qualities, ask a friend to help. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to look your best. You Tube has tons of videos for inspiration.

Be comfortable. You’ll never feel or look great if you’re not comfortable with what you have on. I had a back injury, so I’m much more comfortable in dresses than jeans. I only own one pair of jeans because they feel terrible on me. You can find comfortable clothes that can pop with great accessories.

Look confident. Stand up straight, hold your head up high, smile and walk like you’re confident, even if you don’t feel it. Acting like have confidence may help you start feeling it as well. Good posture also makes your body look better than when you slouch and smiling brightens up your face.

Nordstroms

Shopping attire, I like to be comfortable. And nothing says shopping like taking a break for a glass of Prosecco at Nordstrom!

Dress for where you’re going. Don’t overdress if you’re going somewhere casual and don’t underdress if you’re going to an event. If you’re unsure of what to wear, ask someone to help. But always make sure you dress like you! You won’t be comfortable or confident if you feel out of place.

I’m using all of these today. Or I will try to walk around in low lighting…it’s all about the smoke and mirrors!

I hope you find some of these ideas helpful! Do you have any others?

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  1. That about sums up my feelings today. A total wreck ahha. I just came back from a road trip to Boston and the whole idea was to chill and enjoy the views. But I feel super tired today. Thinking about some cucumbers on my eyes will do the trick. Hope you had a wonderful Easter dear

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    • I still feel like this too haha! Road trips can be really tiring although beautiful and fun. I love cucumbers because the cool feeling makes me feel better instantaneously. It worked on Saturday but I needed to do it again today and didn’t. Let me know if they work for you too! It was wonderful, I hope yours was too and your trip!

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