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January 31, 2013

I can't, I just can't!

So the other day I put this as my Facebook status:

I don't wear make up-on a good day I will put mascara on but other than that none, zilch, nadda - the kids, cows & pigs just don't care - but I been thinking maybe I should-I have worn Bare Minerals in the past and really liked it but don't want to be on there monthly shipment program (been there done that) so I was checking out EBay and thought I would start with eye shadow - they have the Smokey Eye, the Rocker Eye, the Foil Eye and so on - where is the just the Everyday I Don't Want To Look Old or Tired Eye?????

So today Chris says to me first thing this morning that he is going to go look at a harrow for one of our field cultivators why don't I ride along - of course I have a million things to do but drop everything to ride along - I am getting ready - quick shower, throw on some jeans, t-shirt, jacket, boots, straighten my hair real quick and as I am standing there just about to walk out the door I look on the bathroom counter and see girls' make-up!!!  So I thought why not - now I didn't get carried away just some light eye shadow and some mascara - and out the door I went!

And 5 miles down the road this happened:

Roadtrip with Chris to look at a harrow for cultivator-he just looked at me and said 'wow you look nice today looks like you actually put some effort into getting dressed and ready' quickly followed by 'shit that didn't come out right did it?' Followed by 'well it's nice to see you out of your housecoat' along with the laugh I love! #farmwifeprobs #farmwifeproblems #roadtrip #lovemylife #fmsphotoaday

Of course the very first thing I did was Instagram, Facebook & Tweet it!

But make-up is hard for me!  I don't want to spend a lot of time on it, there is just no need in my line of business (hehe like I have a line of business); I am not overly disciplined at washing my face to remove the make-up at night; and I don't like the feel of it on my face!

I don't mind eye shadow or eye liner too much and I do wear mascara - but choosing a color of eye shadow is about to drive me insane - this time of the year something like purple or green just makes me look like I have even darker circles under my eyes and like I have a black eye!

Blue you say!  This is where I can't, I just can't -

even thinking about blue eye shadow gives me a cold chill, getting too close to it makes me shudder and touching it might possibly send me into physical convulsions - you see I am a teenager of the 80's - I went thru pounds of blue eye shadow in high school - so even the thought of wearing it- well I just can't - it looks beautiful on people and blue is my favorite color but get me anywhere near it and suddenly I feel just a little bit chunkier than all the other girls, that my jeans aren't tapered enough, that my bangs aren't teased high enough,  I start to panic because I can't remember where my locker is, I just know I am going to forget my schedule and walk into the wrong class like a dork and God forbid I trip in the cafeteria with my tray or have no body to sit with - yep that's right that is exactly what blue eye shadow does to me even today, just typing this I have sweaty palms!

But Chris - oh Chris -if he had his way I would still be sporting the teased up high hair and the blue shadow and look just like this:

This is the same reason I can't wear Sperry's - I sported the Eastland Boat Shoes one too many times in the 80's- ten bucks says I am wearing them in the picture above where I am wearing the fancy Aztec sweater probably paired with a nice pair of wide wale corduroy shorts from Sycamore!!!!!

But apparently I need to do something cause when I actually have to get out of my housecoat and into the real world make-up helps!!!!


  1. You always crack me up! Love the flashback pics! :) I just swapped over to MK's mineral makeup and <3 it. :)

  2. Lol! What about cream and brown eye shadow? I think that would be a good place to start and Meggie the MK girl can help!

  3. Yes brown. Have meggie do a makeover!

  4. Yes brown. Have meggie do a makeover!

  5. So pretty!
    I totally understand about make-up and I'm a city girl. I have always hated the feel of it and if I did wear some it was just eye-liner and maybe a bit of blush. Now that I'm older I don't wear any.

  6. At least your husband notices when you try to look better than just the normal everyday, around the house look :)

  7. Me thinks he will speak slower next time. I was in my pajamas for three days and My Hero was afraid to say one word:0 You look pretty to me:) B

  8. Like your blog. The description of the makeup...oh how true.

  9. ya, not a make-up girl either. it makes my face itch and thats time i would rather do something else. my 10 year old has more than i do!

  10. 2 words girlfriend - tinted moisturizer...you won't feel like you have anything on your face...you're doing something good for your skin (most have a sunscreen built in), and it evens out your complexion. Most make-up lines have one.

  11. Mascara, moisturizer, eye shadow and maybe eye liner if I'm in a good mood. I would recommend a mineral blush and eye shadow that way if you don't wash it off, then no big deal.

    Forget foundation and all that junk. Use moisturizer, sunscreen and Witch's Hazel (as a toner or wash) when needed and your skin will look great. :)

    I like the Bare Minerals stuff. And shameless plug here, I also sell NYR Organic:

  12. Looking great..luv your style, always looking awesome..