The point is, if we dress differently, we will act differently. We will be ready for whatever the day hands us; we will be ready to pursue our day with intentionality. (page 15, Frumps to Pumps) It’s so much easier to remember to get dressed, do my hair, and put a bit of makeup on when I’m actually going someplace for the day. Or when
I honestly didn’t think a lot about the ingredients in my makeup before I had children. I mean, I could tell which brands gave me acne and I tried to use good moisturizers that helped with my dry skin without making me break out. But the makeup itself wasn’t a huge concern of mine, as long as it stayed on my face. But then suddenly
I’ve decided the difference between good conditioner and cheap brands is not as much in how my hair looks right after it dries, but how frizzy it is after I’m out in the wind or sleep on my curls. When I tried out MopTop’s line, I found that not only did I have great looking, gently defined curls, but I could wear my curls two
When I first began the curly girl routine, the buildup from cheap products was my worst enemy. Used to harsh shampoos, my scalp didn’t know what to do with all this cheap conditioner and nothing to cleanse it! The exfoliating brown sugar scrub recipe from Curly Girl: The Handbook quickly became my scalp’s best friend. It was a weekly habit that that first year of going curly.
“Oh, you got your bangs cut!”
I always cringe when I hear how easily my bang trim job gets noticed. Especially when it’s my little girl whose bangs got cut just a bit too short.
It’s kind of like how I have to tell myself to stop adding ginger or chili powder when I think a bit more is needed; I have to tell myself to stop snipping the bangs when they seem just a bit too long. Because likely, after the soup has cooked or the bangs have dried, they will be just right.