What motivates you to do your beauty everyday? Lately I cant find any motivation!

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by JezebelDiVine, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

    thousand oaks CA
    [/QUOTE] :focus:
    When I feel like not doing anything, it's mostly represented in a form of "Why bother".. than I just do this:
    1. KM player. (any dvd player, or program that runs films will do)
    2. Insert the film with most magnificent and sharp dressed ladies (and gents :eyebrows: )
    3. Press play

    ..and I'm as good as new.

    It works. Every time.
    When I finish watching, I go frenzy "Get me the mirror NOW.. I just MUST get my eyebrows done.. Oh, and MY lips are DYING for a bit of color"

    Go ahead. Try it. :thumb:[/QUOTE]

    I 100% agree :) It works every time!!! :)
  2. Miss Scarlet

    Miss Scarlet One of the Regulars

    Tring, Hertfordshire
    I am back!

    I wasn't sure where else to post this, but my enthusiasm for vintage beauty and make up left me about two years ago. I started dating a guy who didn't understand and kept referring to my clothes as my costume. Even though I explained numerous times that they were my clothes, not a costume, I eventually lost my passion for it and my hobby dwindled. I felt almost ashamed to indulge in what had become my life. I then went through a life-changing family problem, which resulted in some form of depression and all sight of my vintage lifestyle was gone.

    But! I left the guy I was dating and have come out of the horrible depressive stage and have been very happy for the last year. On Valentine's Day, for the first time in two years, I set my hair in pin curls and dressed in my vintage clothes and I felt like me again. My passion is returning and I came back here to see all those wonderful things that I love to indulge in and I'm so glad I'm back! So hello once again and I hope to start posting here regularly once more and carry on my vintage lifestyle as best I can. Here's to me coming back to me!

    Bit of a soppy one, but I felt the overwhelming need to post this :)
  3. olive bleu

    olive bleu One Too Many

    Nova Scotia
    Welcome back, Miss Scarlet! And by that, I mean welcome back to the Lounge, and welcome back to your life :)

    I can certainly relate. It is a frightening thing to look back over a difficult time in your life and realize that, on top of it all, you have also allowed the things you love most about your self to become so diminished you hardly recognize yourself, and that you have allowed others to do that TO you.

    here's to you! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
  4. Lenore

    Lenore Practically Family

    Houston, Texas

    Welcome back to the Lounge, and welcome back to your life :) We're glad to have you back!

    :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
  5. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    In that name: :cheers1:
  6. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful One of the Regulars

    One thing among others that motivates me is my blogging. I've been writing a growing number of hair posts over the years and I love writing and documenting what happens as I learn new things. At the moment I'm documenting how a pin curl set holds up compared to a roller set to show if and why it's good to learn how to do it. So for the sake of a good article I have to be consistent. And I'm proving to myself as much as to my readers that it's worth it!
  7. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Will read that one! :thumb:

    Another tried-and-tested way to get instantly motivated: getting your hair done by a good hairdresser. When my hair is awesome, I can't let the rest of me look anything less, no? :D
  8. Helysoune

    Helysoune One of the Regulars

    Charlotte, NC
    After seeing some of the unfortunate pics taken of celebrities who seemed to have run out for quick errands sans makeup and a nice outfit, I started pretending there are paparazzi camped outside my house, just waiting to get one of "those" pictures. I hung a mirror by the front door and now lipstick and a once-over are the last things I do before stepping out in the morning.
  9. Maudelynn

    Maudelynn Familiar Face

    Los Angeles
    I remember that every time I go out, I could run into my favourite actor, and make myself presentable accordingly :p
    (I live in Hollywood, and thus, live in hope!)
  10. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Nice motivation. :thumb:
  11. vintageTink

    vintageTink One Too Many

    An Okie in SoCal
    So who is it you hope you run into?
  12. agirlinwinter

    agirlinwinter New in Town

    Humph, I've lost my motivation recently too. I'd got myself into a nice routine of setting my hair in sponge rollers every night and putting on Ruby Woo every morning. This week my hair is straight and scraped back into a ponytail and I'm not wearing any lipstick. I just can't be bothered and I don't like being this way :(
  13. vintageTink

    vintageTink One Too Many

    An Okie in SoCal
    Same here. I'm using my pin curl clips to shove it off my face.
  14. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Having an eruption-like reaction to sweat on my acne-prone face, I tend to do a single victory roll every morning (picture to you left is showing it). I wouldn't call it a "motivation" - more like "damage prevention" :D
  15. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

    Lower Saxony, Germany
    What often keeps me from dressing up is my perfectionism. I try to work on that - instead of thinking "all or nothing", I try to tell myself "a bit is better than nothing". Once I start tending to myself a bit, I often get going and do more. That's what sometimes helps me.
    Its not really motivation though, rather a way of tricking myself.

    The only thing that really helps to motivate me is to try hard to remember how I felt the last time when I walked out all dolled up - satisfied and gay!
  16. wer11

    wer11 New in Town

    to be beautiful is a life atttuide,not for anyone or any reason
  17. Lenore

    Lenore Practically Family

    Houston, Texas
    Wow.. It's amazing how often I find myself looking at this thread. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad. Once again I find myself in a rut... or perhaps it's that I stay in a rut and have moments of fabulousness interspersed sporadically.

    I think what helps me out is actually visiting this forum and taking in all you wonderful people. People who have motivation, and people who might need a little push, to do what they do. That's inspiring. I wish this forum was as active as it has been in the past (and I realize that everything has a natural ebb and flow) because perhaps that is what some of us need. The communication and push to do what we do, making the effort to set our hair, putting more thought into what we wear than "oh, I'll just throw on a pair of jeans," and taking the time to take care of ourselves. YOU are motivation. Thank you for being there.
  18. wahine

    wahine Practically Family

    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Lenore, you are so right! To browse this board is very motivating and inspiring to me, too. There are so many fabulous members, to read their thoughts and comments and look at their photos often enough lifts my spirits. Thank you for reminding me and us of that fact.

    btw, I love your avatar pic
  19. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

    Well, for me I haven’t been motivated to set my hair but I still maintain a vintage wardrobe and hairstyle. I’ve been reading Atomic Red Head’s blog and have been inspired with the way she styles her hair. Here is the link to Atomic Red Head’s blog http://atomicredhead.com/

    Also there are a couple of great youtube videos that show how to style hair into vintage styles without a lot of skill and fuss. Here are some of my favorites.

    Six Easy Quick Vintage Hairstyles

    Easy Quick Pin Up Pomp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6cLZ9KlCH0&list=TLy-dMe6WGx7kTEDgRwQLLuwV2imseAZR3

    Retro Inspired Hairstyles

    More Quick and Easy Vintage Hairstyles

    Easy Quick Pin Up style Fake Victory Rolls

    Since I do not wash my hair every day I learned (for my hair) I do not really need to roll my hair in curlers or pin curls every night in order to style my hair into victory rolls . My hair is long and thin, I can not stand to sleep with my long hair down at night. I gather my hair together twist it into a messy bun , I use bobby pins or pin curl clips to keep my bangs (fringe) out of my face.
    As for styling products I use hairspray and pomade. I highly suggest adding pomade to your hairstyling kit. I learned pomade helps me keep my pomp together and by using pomade I am better able to style victory rolls quicker on my uncurled hair.

    As for clothing I have adapted a super quick and easy way to get dressed in the morning without a lot of fuss. I have signature clothing colors which allows me to quickly grab anything in my closet and boom it will automatically go with every piece of clothing no matter what I end up wearing that day.
    Examples of colors and items I might have in my closet.

    Red Skirts
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=red vintage skirt&view_type=gallery&ship_to=S

    Red Dresses
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=red vintage dresses&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Red Sweaters
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=red vintage sweaters&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Red Blouses
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=red vintage blouses&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Red Shrug

    Blue Skirts
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=blue vintage skirt&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Blue Dresses
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=blue vintage dresses&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Blue Sweaters
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=blue vintage sweaters&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Blue Blouses
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=blue vintage blouses&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US

    Blue Shrug

    White Shrug

    White Blouses
    http://www.etsy.com/search?q=white vintage blouses&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US
  20. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I've been having a problem with motivation for a while now. First, I still have a combination of 20 extra pounds on myself from my pregnancy and from the chemotherapy that followed it. Secondly, I haven't felt well in about 10 months- at some points I was basically reduced to wearing sweatpants out because I felt so sick and tired. Third, I can only fit into a handful of my larger clothes because I'm two sizes larger than normal. Fourth, I have no hair. Actually, I do have hair, but it is a very short cut two steps away from a bald head. Finally, none of it is helped by my hormones which are still screwed up from a myriad of things and the fact that I am still fighting a bit of depression from my cancer diagnosis (also not helped by my hormones).

    Lately I've been trying to at least dress OK when I leave the house. I feel best if I do something a bit vintage. However, I am really really struggling with the short short hair. I don't like it. When I look in the mirror *I don't look like me.* It is the weirdest feeling in the world. Every time I look in the mirror I am reminded of my treatment. So I don't look in the mirror which means I don't spend any time primping.

    I want to try to get back into wearing lipstick everyday. That's my new goal. I'm also trying to find clothes to wear around the house that I don't mind getting messed up that are more vintage-y.

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