Day 9 of 12 days of Stress Free

On the opposite side of the spectrum from my normal posts I’m going to share with you something I love- but rarely have the opportunity to actually do. And that is- getting all dolled up.

Let’s be honest for a second- I rarely get dressed in anything worth batting an eye. Clothes haven’t fit me properly since I was rocking a cute baby bump- and with a toddler, hardly anything is comfortable chasing her around all day. So usually I’m in some sort of lounge clothes- I won’t even try and pass it off as “active casual” because it’s mainly PJs….just being real.

So when I have an opportunity to put on something jaw dropping I’m usually REALLY nervous about it. You see- growing up- no one taught me how to style, do hair, or makeup- and well I feel seriously lacking in the “girl gene”- how I gave birth to a kid who loves fashion is honestly a mystery to me. My husband and I are no model parents in the style department- we’re comfy and casual.

When our family photos came around a friend volunteered to do my hair and make -up and for two days I felt like a MOVIE STAR. So much so that I want to hire her a few more times this year to do it again so I can feel absolutely stunning and maybe record some videos and such!!!

So if you have a chance with either a date night, or a work day, or maybe even a mommy playdate that isn’t at someone’s house- take a little bit and give yourself a confidence boost and get dolled up even for a few hours. We all deserve to feel like a million bucks and sometimes a little makeup and hair spray can really make a difference.

And since I love spreading the joy around- here are my FAVORITE people who do a grand job at making you feel like a million bucks but are SUPER affordable:

Natalie DeGraw with MeDolledUp

This was who did my hair and makeup for me for our family photos- she is so knowledgable about her products and did an incredible job

Emily Council with Lularoe

She actually does STYLING for people and is the most incredible consultant I have ever seen with LLR- while I personally don’t love the clothes on me- I LOVE Emily and how she puts outfits together to make women look like a million bucks

What’s your favorite way to feel like a million bucks?

*I received no compensation for referring these ladies- I just adore them and their services and want to share!*