Hello World! Welcome to the maiden post of It’s A Brunette Thing! My name is Amy, and I live in Orange County, CA with my hubby and two little kiddos. I am SO glad you are here, and I can’t wait to chat it up with you about about my deep love for Fashion, Wine, Family, Food, Friends, etc…
So, speaking of loves… I LOVE makeup! I NEED makeup! Oh baby oh baby! I walk around in this sort of semi zombie mode until there is at least something on my face. As a stay at home mom whose daily grind is uhhh not exactly glamorous, a little foundation, mascara, and a good dose of blush (LOVE blush) goes a long way in making me feel alive and ready to take on the day. I seriously think my mood and confidence level is directly related to the amount of makeup on my face! Is feeling pretty directly related to feeling productive?? Because in my world it is!
My FAVORITE days though, happen when the calendar is empty and my little family is all together. It is these awesome times that I have no desire to pile on the makeup, and the only accessory I really want or need is a tall mocha in my hand. There is nothing that brings me more fulfillment than spending quality time enjoying my littles, and there is really nothing that makes me feel more beautiful than the smiles and laughs that happen when we are all together. It is the best! And my most favorite feeling is when its stripped down to just being with my peeps and not needing anything else!
Typically the daily laundry, errands, cleaning, and cooking can feel so mundane that I totally need a little eyeliner and mascara to still feel like a real person. But it’s those special occasions that I get to just hang out with my kiddos and my man that I feel the prettiest and the happiest in my own, plain ol’ skin! And then by the time 5 o’clock or so rolls around, and we decide we are actually going to go somewhere and do something, I am SO SO ready to pour myself a little “getting ready” glass of wine, throw on something cute, and start painting face!!