What I learned about life from having 3 little girls do my makeup.

***I had written this a long time ago and completely forgotten about it until I was cleaning my computer out and found it again. These girls are not so little anymore but the lessons I learned from them still remain. Funny what children can teach us.***

What I learned about life from having three little girls do my makeup

“Let me put this on your lips!” “Ok I messed up and that looks really bad! Wipe it off! “I had my best friend’s daughters over a while back, just because. They are 3, 7 and 12. I am a makeup junkie and them being girls wanted to play with my stash. These were a few of the things they said as we did each other’s makeup. Here are what these three little girls taught me about life by playing with the aforementioned makeup all night.

  1. It washes off

This is an analogy for life as well as makeup. You can always try something, in the case of makeup, a new color or formula. If you don’t like it, wash it off and start over! The same goes for life. Hobbies, jobs, relationships. Simply put if it isn’t working for you, start over!

  1. Step out of your comfort zone

Try a new food, a new outfit, a new hobby. If it doesn’t work than it doesn’t, but if you don’t at least try you will never find the things that really make you happy. Do something bold and different. Try it, you won’t regret it.

  1. The rules in life are quite simple

Share. Experiment. Change. Grow. Have fun. Love. Enjoy the little things. Share fun things with people you care about. Laugh! Wear a red lip and blue eyeliner, why not, honestly?

  1. Don’t take yourself so serious

Smudged your eyeliner, just add some blue on top! Lipstick not what you wanted? Put on another! Add mascara! Lots of it. And blush too. Don’t be so serious. Just go with it. There is a time and place for serious but it isn’t 24/7. Take a break, take a breath. Laugh at yourself. Smile more, and do things that make you smile too.

5. Everyone makes mistakes

And that’s okay. Learn from it, fix it if you can, and move on! Don’t beat yourself up over it. Don’t let it consume you. It doesn’t make you a bad person. Just take a breath, evaluate the situation, make sure you learned something, and let it go.

Funny how three little girls could teach me so much about life in one night, simply from choosing a lipstick and smudging some eyeliner. Maybe we all need to think more like children once in a while.


Categories: Anxiety, bipolar disorder, Depression, Makeup, Mania, Mental Health, OCD, PTSD, Self Esteem, self-care

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