How are you? I hope you are well.
I came down with a stomach virus the boys had over the weekend. My younger son started on Thursday night, my older one on Saturday night, and then I got sick on Sunday morning. I finally started to recover this afternoon. Our washer and dryer has never been this busy. Jello and camomile tea are my new best friends.
Today, I'm going to recap the day 4 of the kindness week.
I've explored the "interior" design of who I am in the first two posts of the kindness week (you can read them here and here.) On the day 4, I decided to take a look at my "exterior" design, which I also wanted to improve.
I've been told that I've long neglected myself and my look needs an intervention. That includes my make up, skin care, hair, and outfits. I think I'm ready for a change. When you look good, you feel good, after all. Shall we go on?
Here is the picture of me back in 2001.
Here's me from last fall, twelve years later.
Wow, what happened?
Getting married happened and raising kids happened. Studying for hours to attain a higher degree happened.
Back in 2001, I was living in Kyoto, just graduated from college. I had plenty of time to take care of myself. I always made sure that I looked flawless.
I also had my favorite hair person back in those days. He was an amazing hair stylist. When I moved to the U.S., I found an excellent hair stylist in NYC and I used to go down there on the regular basis just to get my hair done. My hair is a typical Asian person's hair, which is very coarse and hard to style. Ever since I saw my Japanese friend got her hair badly chopped by a local hair stylist, and I'm afraid of getting a haircut at a local salon. I get my hair done every time I'm back in Tokyo, NYC, or other big cities where I know there are good hair stylists. I know I'm weird like that. Where is Stephen Andrew when I need him? (My blogger friend Stephen Andrew is a talented hair stylist).
So, I'll be on a hunt for a local hair stylist who can handle my temperamental hair.
In the meantime, I decided to do a few things to improve my appearance.
1) I will take a shower every day no matter what.
I know this might sound ridiculous to some of you. But even taking a shower every single day became a challenge when I became a mother. My goal is to have clean hair every day.
2) I will put my makeup on, even though I work at home (I am a full time mom and a baby sitter to my niece).
3) I will go shopping and get a few stylish outfits that fit my style.
I went to my pinterest board for inspiration.
I obviously like stripes.
|seams for a desire|
I love this dress. So simple yet elegant.
I probably need a new pair of glasses. Something chunky like those pairs. And love this perfectly messy hairdo, too.
|home and delicious|
Beautiful hair. I want that hair!
|image via pinterest. source unknown.|
What do you think?