2014 was sort of the year I finally started to get my act together, skin and beauty-wise. It was probably a little late, at 34. My skin is basically already melted off my face. Young'uns, what they say is true: You'll regret not taking excellent care of your skin in your 20s by the time you're in your 30s. OH WELL EMOJI SHRUG. It is what it is. Anyways, my skin looks a lot better than it used to -- at least to me (you'll probably never walk up to me and be like ERMAHGERD YOUR SKIN IS GLOWING but at least now I can look in the mirror and not weep and that's what really matters, right?)
I also got into makeup more seriously. Now, I've had guys tell me "You don't need to wear makeup" and here are couple of things on that misguided, if nicely intentioned statement: You definitely think I'm not wearing makeup when I'm wearing makeup. If you saw me without makeup, like, your world would be turned upside down. Your brain would recoil in on itself from horror. If you see me, and you don't want to run screaming, or worry that I'm a suffering from a chronic disease, be assured: I am wearing makeup, even if you can't tell.
Second: I do this stuff because it's FUN. Not that women can't be into video games, obviously, plenty are, as this past year has shown us, but I never have been, but: makeup is like video games FOR YOUR FACE. I think? Is that the worst analogy of all time? Anyways it's great fun to see what treatments have a visible effect on your skin, or learn a cool makeup hack that makes your face look not corpse-like. It's all very rewarding, and it's fun to look pretty, and it's fun to talk about products with your friends. Men, yall need to get in on this.
Anyways I thought I'd share what stuff I liked doing in 2014. Leave your beauty/product recommendations for me to try in 2015 in the comments.
BONUS BONUS BONUS: My favorite beauty site in 2014 was xovain.com. That's the one site on the internet where you SHOULD read the comments. And you should also sign up for Amanda's beauty/product newsletter which is awesome.