Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ulta - matum

I went to Ulta yesterday to get a foundation brush. This was the first makeup brush I've ever purchased, and I only bought one because I look and feel really tired these days and need some serious help. I figured that if my foundation was applied more evenly - in all the crevices of my face - then maybe I wouldn't look so much like a worn out 30 something high school teacher with a four month old baby at home. Did I mention I also have a cat? I do. I have a cat. I am a 30 something year old high school teaching cat lady with a baby. Not. So. Sexy.

Anyway, this was my first Ulta experience and I have to say that I was seriously taken aback by it. I was completely uncomfortable. I walked around and was acutely aware that I was the only one NOT made up completely. Every woman there was wearing makeup - perfectly applied - and even though their clothes indicated that some of them just rolled out of bed and ran to Ulta because they were out of shampoo and they needed it for their morning shower, they were all adorable. Also their hair was morning messy but in a cute way - as in NOT ratted yet still remarkably flat like mine is in the morning - a little tousled and still styled from a night of cosmopolitans and flirting at the trendy, Jason Mraz playing cocktail lounge.

In short, I am not that girl.

I've never been that girl.

So I grabbed my makeup brush, rushed towards the check out line with my head down, and ran out of the store to stand next to all of the husbands at Golf World so that I would feel a little more comfortable. GOLF WORLD, people!

And for better or worse, I have always been the one who went au naturale (before Niki Taylor made it fashionable in the 90's) when my friends were getting their hair and nails done, but that was mostly because I didn't really give a sh*t about my appearance. Or was it that I was afraid I wouldn't measure up? I can't remember. I do know that I was skinny when curves were in, I had a messy perm when strait and flippy hair was the fashion, and I wore t-shirts, flannels, and baggy jeans probably just to piss off my mom. Also I liked to climb trees.

I've never been girly. I never wore makeup either. In fact, when I actually tried to apply it for prom, my little brother told me I "looked like a whore" just as my date rang the doorbell. I was a little stung by his remark, but at the same time, he had a good point. Unless it was a special occasion, I only wore makeup (read stage makeup) for dance recitals. So that's what I was working with - bright red blush, blue eye shadow, and, yes, whore red lipstick. I didn't know the benefit of whore red lipstick until much later.

Needless to say, I didn't have many dates. Or rather, I had many first dates but was never girlfriend material. I was stuck between the boys I shunned- who loved me - had been in love with me since third grade - who always remembered me on Valentines day, or who sat outside on my front porch all night to prove his devotion(!), and the ones who didn't even notice me, except for the occasional "glad you're one of the guys - and don't get any ideas here," hand shakes etc. Honestly, that wasn't horrible. I had a whole hellovalotta fun with my guy friends who happened to talk to me about the girls they loved.

But back to Ulta. My Ulta encounter intimidated me enough that I immediately made a cut and color hair appointment for today, brushed on my foundation with my new foundation brush, and applied some serious eyeliner so that when all was said and done, I could model stomp into Ulta confidently with "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'" as my theme song.

Unfortunately, the very second I walked in today, that same intimidation seized me. I ran to the nearest stand which happened to be the lipstick display, grabbed the first tube my fingers could grasp -a shade more suitable for pig kissing - and ran like hell to the check out.

116 comments:

Deidra said...

Ginger you crack me up. I just bought my first set of "real make-up" about a year ago, and it was from MaryKay and my bestfriend sold it to me in private. So I totally feel you. I have never been a girly girl and make-up is a foriegn language to me as well. Your whole blog cracked me up. Oh yea and I have never heard of Ulta what is that?

Ginger said...

Hi Dee!
It's nice to hear from you! I hope you and yours are well in Nevada! Ulta is this salon/makeup store. It's not even the place I went to get my hair done - that is a hole in the wall place and my hairdresser has more tatoos than Dennis Rodman. But anyway, the store isn't even that hoity-toity. I just have an aversion to it for some reason..
Thanks for stopping by!
Love ya!

Laura said...

G - I am a girly girl and those kinds of situations intimidate me. Those women are so fake and you are much more together than their perfect little hair dooos make it appear that they are.

OK enough venting.

I am not wonder woman by the way. But I sure appreciate the compliment on my blog.

This post of yours was so good. I really enjoyed it.

happyfunpants said...

Ginger:

First, I've never noticed you looking like a whore. EVER.

Secondly, walking in Ulta even makes me feel like I don't measure up...and I wear makeup pretty much every day now (although I used to be the flannel girl in baggy jeans too as you probably remember).

Thirdly, you are beautiful. Just in case you haven't had the ability to notice lately doesn't mean that it is any less true.

Elena said...

Aw, man! We just got a Sephora here, but I won't let myself spend more than 10 minutes inside it-- it's a problem (just ask Christine).

I understand your feelings, but there's hope. Don't be intimidated: some people that go in there may suck, but the people that work there are just super into makeup (which is awesome, because they are very very willing to share their experiences/knowledge about what is good and what works, etc.) BUT...

You have to understand that women try really hard to get that messy-chic look-- really hard!
No offense to my generation, but I see a lot of girls on college campuses wearing track shorts, undershirts, a cute bag, full makeup, and hair done-- what is that?! Look, if I'm going to look like I'm working in the yard or running a mile, then so is my face and hair. Just keep reminding yourself that it's a little silly.

You're a strong lady! Next time I'm in town we're going on an Ulta excursion! It'll be like Christmas morning, lol!

Chelle said...

I would have felt the same as you. Then again, I would love to simply have the TIME to get ready, and I mean, really get ready. Not that I would use it to "beautify" myself, but whatever.

Like you, I was always "one of the guys" too, and oh well, it's been helpful in many ways...or something like that.

What was my point? Oh yes, being showered is progress enough for me. one day, i might remember how to fix my hair and put on make-up. Dear Lord, I have become one of those frumpy, wear sweats everyday (or in my case, wind pants), stay at home moms I swore I would never be! Yikes...I should go put on make-up, NOW!

Christine said...

Ulta:Ginger::The South:Christine

Christine said...

No, really, how do you put on foundation with a brush?

Amy said...

Hey Ginger,

I hope you do not mind I got your blog off of Jen's blog page. If you want I started blogging also and you can go and check out my page.

You had me laughing so hard. I have worn make up but when I did for the first time my Mom took me to a place and they gave me yes "dark blue eye shadow" I thought I was so cool and could not wait to wear it with my blue outfit to the mall. I have now learned Thanks to a friend who sells Mary Kay how to put on make up and it helps me now. I was also feeling like a frumpy Mom and went and got a new hair cut. That totally helped me. I hope you enjoy your new brush and enjoy your time getting your hair done.

Ginger said...

Thank you, my friends! You guys rock and are so supportive! I'm a lucky, lucky, flat haired girl! :)

Ginger said...

Oh and to answer Chelle,
It's like using a paint brush and is fairly effective.. Odd. But effective.

Amy said...

So stinking funny! I try to be "that girl" but it has never really worked out for me. Glad to know I am not the only one out of the game. Happy SITS day!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I like to buy make-up online. I can shop with no make up on, in my jammies.

~Bobbi~ said...

You are not alone! We should all get together, go into the store and turn those skinny teenaged heads around. The last and only time I went into Sephora, the "guys" that worked there, had more make-up on than me and applied it better!

Happy SIts day!

theselfloveproject said...

you are so delightful..

happt sits day..

Yaya said...

Aw, don't let those fakies intimidate you. They just wear all that makeup because they have low self esteem.

cat said...

Oh yes, I am also not a girly girl but I find myself as time takes it's toll, turning towards more girly stuff.

Happy SITS day.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

lol!

listen to Yaya, she's right :-) I need to as well, those women intimidate me as well!

Jessica said...

And even without makeup you probably radiated. There were always those girls who could "pull it off". I was never one of those.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I looked at your picture and you are very pretty, do you really need make up? *Stop rolling your eyes girls* lol I don't wear much make up, maybe mascara and eyeshadow if I feel particularly dangerous one day.

Anyway, this post isn't about that, huh? But I wanted to point it out. I do understand getting the "Pretty Woman" treatment when it comes to shopping. For instance, I have gone to a chic store to buy a suit, um... wearing not so trendy running clothes and have gotten the "what is she doing here?" stare. I usually turn around and tell the "what the hell?" Okay, that's a lie , I don't say that. I usually buy what I need and run for the door, but I really thinking WHAT THE HELL!

Moms Fighting Fat said...

Oh, gosh, I can relate! I'm one of those "only wear makeup on special occasion" type of gals. Even then, it isn't that much.

My mother always wore makeup and very well, she was always beautiful. However, when it came off? Yikes! Not really but it was that noticeable of a difference. I decided not to wear it everyday so that when I married and had children, they'd get used to my natural face...and they are. No scaring my hubs and kids first thing in the morning because of it. :-)

Have a great SITS day!

~ Sandy

"We're all on this journey towards living healthier together."

http://www.momsfightingfat.com/

Laila Of Course! said...

Hehe, this post rules. Makeup stores definitely intimidate me too. Wayy too uptight and knowing.

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

Pam said...

I feel your pain. I've never been "that girl" either. I say embrace who you are!

Allison D said...

ULTA for makeup virgins is like Babies R Us for non-parents. Freightening!!!!

Jan from the Sushi Bar said...

The one time I bought makeup from someplace other than the Loreal section of the drugstore, it was at the Elizabeth Arden counter at Macy's.

$183 worth of Elizabeth Arden.

That I had a horrid allergic reaction to - about half an hour after putting it on, I looked like a Cabbage Patch Kid that had taken a bad beating.

Did I mention I don't wear much makeup anymore?

carma said...

I am the exact same way. Only visited the Ulta just after it first opened and couldn't wait to get the heck outta dodge :D

Katie said...

I try to make Ulta ventures with at least one other friend, who is not allowed to look nicer than I do. :) It's not as intimidating if you are sure you're not going to be the only one who is a hot mess!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ulta can be intimidating!! I don't know how to apply half the stuff in there! :)

Creative Junkie said...

*sigh* ... I am so intimidated when I go to Ulta. Oh, and just forget about Sephora - that's ten times worse.

And yet, I can't help but go and just stare at all the stuff that I have no idea what to do with.

Stereos and Souffles said...

They have too much stuff to make it a pleasant experience.

SarahovertheRainbow said...

Ugh, make-up, I resent the time it takes me to put it on, taking me away from activities more important, like blogging.

glenna said...

Happy SITS Day!

Girly Do's said...

I don't think I could shop there. Just because I too am a simple girl that doesn't need all of that. And I couldn't pay someone to look down there nose at me. OY! Sorry doll.

Anti-Supermom said...

You are so right, the color of the blush alone scares the heck out of me :)

Hilarious post - happy FB day~

Life of a Stepmama said...

I feel that same way all the time!! I have never been one of those girls that just looks put together all the time with the look no effort was involved. I am always amazed by how they do that! Love your blog!!

aforestfrolic said...

We don't have an Ulta, we have Sephora and Mac but it sounds fun, tee hee. You crack me up ;-)

Jamie :)

Morgan said...

OMG I loved this post! Ulta is a scary place! It's like the Tanner or Forever 21... I just never feel cute and trendy enough to go inside! Rock what you got girl!

Congrats on being FB!!!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Ha! Hilarious. We don't have Ulta in the UK but we have own, equally intimidating, equivalents! I've always wished I was pretty enough NOT to wear make up but unfortunately, for me, the make up is purely a mask to hide the hideousness underneath!!!

Congrats on your FB. x

C. Beth said...

I relate to a lot of this--great post!

-Fellow skinny girl in her 30s with (two) kids

Cher said...

I'm jealous of those girls, too...the ones who can roll about a bed a bit frazzled but still looking 100 TIMES better than me... I kinda detest beauty stores like this.

Ungirdled Passion said...

Great piece!! I think most of has have been there (me, at the MAC counter.) Happy SITS!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I never wear make-up either and I'm likewise intimidated by places it's sold.

Kelly said...

I know how you feel! The only thing worse is Sephora. Talk about intimidation!

withoutadornment said...

Don't worry as you're not the only person who doesn't frequently wear makeup. It is interesting how easy it is to feel intimidated by other people...

Happy SITS day!

jori-o said...

I am totally intimidated in Ulta too. I just have no. idea. how to purposefully use most of their products.

Eh, ::shrugs:: whatcha gonna do?

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day. Funny post!

DiPaola Momma said...

Ulta, Sephora.. it's all the same babe.. it's how you walk in. Remember that most of the people working in these places are either making minimum wage or working on comission. YOU my dear are tallented, smart, FUNNY and have a "real" job! So get your skinny butt (being fat is my "ulta") back in there and get you some Urban Decay, befitting your mad skills! Congrats on your SITS day. Oh and either you are in MD or all strip malls with Ulta have a Golf World near by. An evil plan to take over the world? perhaps.

P.S. I just have to share this. The Word Verification "word" I got with this comment is "Flucked".. HA!

Teresha and Damon said...

HAPPY SITS Day! Love this recount of Ulta...I can relate. My first intro to Ulta was when my BFF dragged me to one in Atlanta about 5 years ago. She was determined to save me from my au natural, tomboyish ways (or what she called unprofessional). I was totally intimidated, but by all products. It took several years figure out a beauty regimen. I'm still not big on make-up, but I have to say that I have become a skin care fiend. It has kept my 30-something skin looking like a 20-something. So, I was glad to see Ulta everywhere in Dallas. Now we're getting an Aveda school too! Cheap manicures and pedicures are on the way!

meandtheblueskies said...

My only question is, "Why now?" Are you going to throw away all those years of non-girlieness? Hmmmm? BTW, my daughter loves Ulta. Loves, loves, loves it. Very funny. Happy SITS day!

Helen McGinn said...

*LOL* Sounds like Space NK here in Scotland; the fact that the cheapest tube of moisturiser is £60 and the staff look like supermodels with dead skunks on their feet doesn't help. But I'm cocky. It helps. ;O)
xx

Ashley said...

Happy SITS day!

I can totally relate. I am also that girl, although never having visited an Ulta, my walk of shame ususally occurs in Dillards makeup department. All the salesgirls look at me like a project. They are literally salivating to make me over.

Lavender n Lattés said...

This is a great story - I can relate, simply because I don't wear makeup all the time, either :)

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh my goodness, hilarious! I can relate to this on so many levels it's not funny.

Happy SITS Day!!

Lance and Jewls said...

Ha ha, you are a crack up! I usually wear makeup, but some days are just granola days...gotta love em! I hate girly stores like that too because I wear hardly any makeup and I look like a pioneer compared to all the supermodels mucking about!

Kara said...

Visiting from SITS. Thanks for the laughs!

Rose said...

oh you are too funny! I was also the girl who was way too skinny and the permed hair, but mine was naturally frizzy....Thank god for the chi...

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

You are so funny. I hear you though. There are enough products in those stores alone to overwhelm and then the Kardashians wait on you. I wear make-up every day and would still feel the same as you in there!

Have a great SITS day!

Smitten by Britain said...

You sound just like me. I was never a girly girl either. Still only wear a bit of concealer and mascara, have short nails and I don't wear much jewelry or wear perfume. Pedicures freak me out, the idea of another person touching my feet. I like things nice and simple and natural. There are so many things I'd rather spend my time on than my hair.

Rhonda said...

Here from SITS!

What colour IS a pig-kissing colour?? lol

Melissa said...

I can totally relate. I'm not "that" girl either. I was back in high school but since the day I graduated I've gone down a slippery slope of laziness and fury eyebrows.

Love this post! Visiting from SITS

Madison said...

Stopping by from SITS! I was wondering the same thing as the previous comment...what is "pig-kissing color"? Very funny!

T~T said...

giggles - I'm one of those girls that never leave the house without makeup!! Everyone used to tease me that my babies would be born with lipstick on!

Melinda said...

Very cute post! ;0) I am the "makeup" girl. In fact, I am known for my lipstick makeup technique. Use it and your lipstick doesn't budge. In case you're interested ..
1.) Foundation over lips
2.) Powder over lips
3.) Apply lipliner and lipstick
4.) Set with powder.

Works everytime!
But from your picture, I think you'd look very cute with or without makeup! ;0)

Ronnica said...

I've only been to Ulta once (when I was applying everywhere for a job) and was uncomfortable, too. I realized it wasn't the place for me!

Brooke said...

lol! the fancy home decor stores make me feel inadequate!

happy sits day!

My Household Junk said...

I have only been to Ulta once. It is overwhelming!

MrsM said...

I used to wear perfect, gracefully applied make up when Hubby and I first started dating. 7 years and 3 kids later, I'm having a good day just to get my hair brushed. I think that it's important to feel as good as possible about yourself, but not to worry about what other people are thinking.

Well, as much as that is possible. That's certainly easier said than done.

Beth in NC said...

You are too funny!

k a b l o o e y said...

This did it; read this post today as per SITS recommendation, and I'm on board. I can't wait to read the rest of your blog.

I like wearing foundation as much as I like wearing pantyhose and heels. That'd be as much as I like banging my forehead into the car frame when I go to buckle my kid into the car seat.

I'd rather confront the stirrups and an icy speculum, frankly. (Well, now I've done it -- overshared again. Ah well. Sorry. I'm going to read more posts now.)

Jennifer said...

You're not the only one to feel intimidated with the girly-girl set! Full make-up can look great but who has the time or energy for it everyday.

You stick at au naturel. :)

Visiting from SITS. Love your writing! Fab blog

Laura said...

Happy SITS Day!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I always feel that way when I get my hair cut. The stylists and the other customers are always better looking and better styled than I am.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I think at one point or another in life, we have all went through this intimidation. But if you look like a whore when you apply your make-up, then just embrace it! heehee That comment totally had me cracking up.
Look at it this way, you took the first step by even going to a place like that. Baby steps, baby steps. Next try one new eyeshadow. Baby steps girl.
Although I'm quite sure you don't need to worry about any of it! =)

Marrdy said...

I can totally relate to this! I am not a makeup and hair girl either. And I have never been to Ulta but hear about it all the time. Guess it may be time to make the trip.

Michelle said...

I'm the same way NOW. Havent always been.

YOu should have taken a picture for us.

Krafty Kristy said...

I wish I could write like you your post are so funny and they make me feel like I know you. I can actually see someone doing all this as I read.

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.

I wore make up.
I stopped wearing make up.

I am so much more free. In spite of my age. (50)

Amber/Rayne said...

Stopping by from the SITS blog. Hope you're having a goodday.
Let me tell you, I am considered a girly girl even though it's only half the time. I love makeup and hair and clothes and buy the stuff (yes hair too love fake ponytails lol!) all the time!
HOWEVER
I do not make myself up every day. I'll do it to go out, interviews, when the "big boss" is in at work.
Often you will find me in jeans and a t shirt with my hair pulled back (no fake hair!)
Places like Ulta and Sephora intimidate me! Even if I AM made up I wonder if it looks good enough? If i ask a question will the girl go "OMG this girl couldn't apply makeup to save her life!"

Ali said...

Oh, I can so relate to this post! Nicely done.

piecemeal people said...

I've never been that girl, either. I barely pluck my eyebrows.

And I'm pretty sure you have to be at least 70, no babies, and have more than one cat to be considered a cat lady. So you're good. ;)

Stalker v1.5 said...

I can relate as well. I never understood the color palette and where exactly I reside on said palette. So why bother? Answer: I don't.

Bentley Boutique said...

So funny. I basically stopped wearing makeup when my twins were born. I mean who has time?? When I do wear it, it's a quick brush of mineral makeup powder, and that's it. As long as my hubby and kids love me, who cares?? Stopping by from SITS
http://bentleyboutique.com/craftblog

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Ginger, this is an awesome post. I totally understand what you mean, I often feel pretty intimidated there too. They do all look perfect!!! Glad it's not just me. :)

Crystal said...

That was great! I loved Niki Taylor's natural look - I always ended up looking like a dweeb when I put on my own makeup. I've gotten a little better at it now, but I'm still a minimalist. Too funny that you said you're a 30-something teacher with a cat and a baby. I'm almost 30, working mom of 4 kids, and we take care of 8 cats - 2 inside and 6 outside - just call me the cat lady. :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Heh. Heh. Very good.

and, I have to ask, did the foundation brush actually help? The Clinique lady tried to convince me that $28 was a perfectly acceptable amount to charge me for a brush that would apply my makeup, which cost half that. I politely declined and have had success (as much as is possible, I guess, considering the subject) with my fingers.

The818 said...

I wouldn't even know what to do with a foundation brush! I keep thinking I need a makeup lesson...

Rbarakat said...

Lol! Cool post - I love that store but it is intimidating! SO many pretty things you don't know what to do with!

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* I've always been a cross between a tomboy and girly. I liked climbing trees too!

My father didn't like me wearing makeup and once told me I looked like a hooker. *L*

Sarah Jensen said...

LOL. I think we were related in high school. I still don't wear makeup very often. And I didn't even know you put foundation on with a brush. what happened to those little sponge thingies?

Happy SITS day!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I think few of us are actually "those" girls! At least that is what I tell myself so that I feel better ;)

Happy SITS!

shortmama said...

I am with ya! I hate wearing makeup and when I do actually put it on, its so light that you cant tell anyway...just not worth the trouble

Atlanta said...

once again, you crack me up! Great Blog. I always feel like a slob (even if I actually had a shower and did my hair AND my makeup that day) when I go into those places. Like someone is staring at my face thinking "Thats so not a good color for her"... =) If only they knew it was a miracle I wasnt in pajamas!

Kekibird said...

I tend to walk into places like Sephora and MAC with complete awe and wonder at the assortment of colors, styles, and types of make-up possible. When did anyone need more than black mascara, some neutral eye shadow and foundation?

And even THAT is a lot of make-up for me. Either way, I walk in and then walk out with stuff I have no clue how to apply or how to wear. In the end, I have to ask my younger sister who is more equipped with the girly genes.

alamodestuff said...

It's a vicious circle, isn't it! And often expensive too!

Elizabeth Patch said...

of course its not the lipstick or the magic brush, its the attitude with which you carry yourself! funny poignant post

Ms. Mama said...

Interesting...

I rarely think about make-up, other than it is so expensive so I never buy it.

Ms. Mama said...

Interesting...

I rarely think about make-up, other than it is so expensive so I never buy it.

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Dropping in from SITS!
Love your blog! I am not a Make- up person but, I totally feel you. I'm a hair and nails person. I'm all about a new hair do and going to the nail salon. I'm mommy to four children ages 13, 11, 9 and 18 mos. I'm thirty! I only wear make up on special ocassions. I used to be a Mary Kay Make- up Consultant and stopped because I felt so uncomfortable doing parties and selling the product. Lol

Mariel said...

I'm all about hanging with the golfing dudes!...although, I do wear mascara and have a make-up brush too!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Nina @Playground for Parents said...

oh, darlin', we will be makeup-less chicks together! and turn our noses up at all the lovelies with their carefully applied liner. of course, we may not want to turn our nose up if we haven't yet waxed our moustache.

Mama Mair said...

You are not alone in this makeup world or no makeup world. I hate the stuff. Never wear it. I always gets comments along the lines of: You'd look so pretty with makeup. Right. I'm good without it, thank you.
You might enjoy my blog (or a few posts anyway).
Happy SITS day!
http://bumbumpatch.blogspot.com/2009/07/unorganized-mother.html

TR Hughes said...

I buy makeup once a year...concealer, blush, powder, mascara, and lip gloss...takes me about 2 minutes to apply makeup.

Joy said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as a foundation brush!

Congrats on your SITS feature day!

Unknown Mami said...

Ugh! I feel that way too often.

Brooke said...

lol! Seriously so amazing!! I feel like that when I am at book stores cause I feel like people are judging me for what books I pick up. lol.

Kristin said...

Very funny...but it's worth it for those great foundation brushes at Ulta!! :)

Jenn said...

I too am intimidated by Ulta. And the makeup counters at Nordstrom. But I force myself to break through that uncomfortable spotlight feeling and tell myself that unless I fart/puke/spit on them/or fall down, they won't remember me.

And I need my damn Bare Minerals.

Little Miss Baker said...

Man fancy brushes and make up are so damn expensive. I like my Wet N Wild products haha cheap and simple :)

Sarah said...

I used to wear my make up perfectly. Then I got a job and had to get up early, so I just didn't care about my makeup anymore. Now that I'm selling Avon, I want to look more put together, so I'm stocking up on my makeup.

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Mama Mel said...

So funny! :) I don't usually wear very much makeup either, unless I'm going out. In the summer, I can't bring myself to put foundation on since it will just melt off my face anyways... I haven't been to Ulta in a long time, but I remember feeling intimidated too... even though I had makeup on. But when I go to the grocery store makeup-less, in my jeans and t-shirt, I don't really care what other people think.

And... I thought I was the only one who used the term "whore red lipstick"... actually, I prefer "hooker red". It has a nice ring to it... ;)

The Redhead Riter said...

I love Ulta!!!!

Happy SITS day!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Happy SITS day!

*Sigh* I remember the days I wouldn't leave home without makeup!
You'll get over it.

dddiva said...

Hahaha I think I need to get some whore red lipstick to go with my hoochie mama pedi.
Well, I'm a total girlie girl and even I don't wear make-up to take out the trash.
Oh, that's because I don't take out the trash.
You crack me up I am so glad I found your blog.

mommy4life said...

I have become the natural girl and rarely wear make-up. Mostly because I have expensive tastes and don't want to pay for it!

Shannon said...

I've never been that girl, either.

So what a cruel joke that I now have 2 daughters... who are girly girls. I have no idea who is going to teach them how to put on make-up...

Kim said...

Ulta and make-up counters in general overwhelm me if I'm not feeling "hot"! I've been wanting to check out the new Ulta by my house but haven't had a good enough day to go in, so I've been putting it off. Because it's not only bad that I'll be taking my wild two year old in, heaven forbid I not look like a supermodel!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ulta - matum

I went to Ulta yesterday to get a foundation brush. This was the first makeup brush I've ever purchased, and I only bought one because I look and feel really tired these days and need some serious help. I figured that if my foundation was applied more evenly - in all the crevices of my face - then maybe I wouldn't look so much like a worn out 30 something high school teacher with a four month old baby at home. Did I mention I also have a cat? I do. I have a cat. I am a 30 something year old high school teaching cat lady with a baby. Not. So. Sexy.

Anyway, this was my first Ulta experience and I have to say that I was seriously taken aback by it. I was completely uncomfortable. I walked around and was acutely aware that I was the only one NOT made up completely. Every woman there was wearing makeup - perfectly applied - and even though their clothes indicated that some of them just rolled out of bed and ran to Ulta because they were out of shampoo and they needed it for their morning shower, they were all adorable. Also their hair was morning messy but in a cute way - as in NOT ratted yet still remarkably flat like mine is in the morning - a little tousled and still styled from a night of cosmopolitans and flirting at the trendy, Jason Mraz playing cocktail lounge.

In short, I am not that girl.

I've never been that girl.

So I grabbed my makeup brush, rushed towards the check out line with my head down, and ran out of the store to stand next to all of the husbands at Golf World so that I would feel a little more comfortable. GOLF WORLD, people!

And for better or worse, I have always been the one who went au naturale (before Niki Taylor made it fashionable in the 90's) when my friends were getting their hair and nails done, but that was mostly because I didn't really give a sh*t about my appearance. Or was it that I was afraid I wouldn't measure up? I can't remember. I do know that I was skinny when curves were in, I had a messy perm when strait and flippy hair was the fashion, and I wore t-shirts, flannels, and baggy jeans probably just to piss off my mom. Also I liked to climb trees.

I've never been girly. I never wore makeup either. In fact, when I actually tried to apply it for prom, my little brother told me I "looked like a whore" just as my date rang the doorbell. I was a little stung by his remark, but at the same time, he had a good point. Unless it was a special occasion, I only wore makeup (read stage makeup) for dance recitals. So that's what I was working with - bright red blush, blue eye shadow, and, yes, whore red lipstick. I didn't know the benefit of whore red lipstick until much later.

Needless to say, I didn't have many dates. Or rather, I had many first dates but was never girlfriend material. I was stuck between the boys I shunned- who loved me - had been in love with me since third grade - who always remembered me on Valentines day, or who sat outside on my front porch all night to prove his devotion(!), and the ones who didn't even notice me, except for the occasional "glad you're one of the guys - and don't get any ideas here," hand shakes etc. Honestly, that wasn't horrible. I had a whole hellovalotta fun with my guy friends who happened to talk to me about the girls they loved.

But back to Ulta. My Ulta encounter intimidated me enough that I immediately made a cut and color hair appointment for today, brushed on my foundation with my new foundation brush, and applied some serious eyeliner so that when all was said and done, I could model stomp into Ulta confidently with "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'" as my theme song.

Unfortunately, the very second I walked in today, that same intimidation seized me. I ran to the nearest stand which happened to be the lipstick display, grabbed the first tube my fingers could grasp -a shade more suitable for pig kissing - and ran like hell to the check out.

116 comments:

Deidra said...

Ginger you crack me up. I just bought my first set of "real make-up" about a year ago, and it was from MaryKay and my bestfriend sold it to me in private. So I totally feel you. I have never been a girly girl and make-up is a foriegn language to me as well. Your whole blog cracked me up. Oh yea and I have never heard of Ulta what is that?

Ginger said...

Hi Dee!
It's nice to hear from you! I hope you and yours are well in Nevada! Ulta is this salon/makeup store. It's not even the place I went to get my hair done - that is a hole in the wall place and my hairdresser has more tatoos than Dennis Rodman. But anyway, the store isn't even that hoity-toity. I just have an aversion to it for some reason..
Thanks for stopping by!
Love ya!

Laura said...

G - I am a girly girl and those kinds of situations intimidate me. Those women are so fake and you are much more together than their perfect little hair dooos make it appear that they are.

OK enough venting.

I am not wonder woman by the way. But I sure appreciate the compliment on my blog.

This post of yours was so good. I really enjoyed it.

happyfunpants said...

Ginger:

First, I've never noticed you looking like a whore. EVER.

Secondly, walking in Ulta even makes me feel like I don't measure up...and I wear makeup pretty much every day now (although I used to be the flannel girl in baggy jeans too as you probably remember).

Thirdly, you are beautiful. Just in case you haven't had the ability to notice lately doesn't mean that it is any less true.

Elena said...

Aw, man! We just got a Sephora here, but I won't let myself spend more than 10 minutes inside it-- it's a problem (just ask Christine).

I understand your feelings, but there's hope. Don't be intimidated: some people that go in there may suck, but the people that work there are just super into makeup (which is awesome, because they are very very willing to share their experiences/knowledge about what is good and what works, etc.) BUT...

You have to understand that women try really hard to get that messy-chic look-- really hard!
No offense to my generation, but I see a lot of girls on college campuses wearing track shorts, undershirts, a cute bag, full makeup, and hair done-- what is that?! Look, if I'm going to look like I'm working in the yard or running a mile, then so is my face and hair. Just keep reminding yourself that it's a little silly.

You're a strong lady! Next time I'm in town we're going on an Ulta excursion! It'll be like Christmas morning, lol!

Chelle said...

I would have felt the same as you. Then again, I would love to simply have the TIME to get ready, and I mean, really get ready. Not that I would use it to "beautify" myself, but whatever.

Like you, I was always "one of the guys" too, and oh well, it's been helpful in many ways...or something like that.

What was my point? Oh yes, being showered is progress enough for me. one day, i might remember how to fix my hair and put on make-up. Dear Lord, I have become one of those frumpy, wear sweats everyday (or in my case, wind pants), stay at home moms I swore I would never be! Yikes...I should go put on make-up, NOW!

Christine said...

Ulta:Ginger::The South:Christine

Christine said...

No, really, how do you put on foundation with a brush?

Amy said...

Hey Ginger,

I hope you do not mind I got your blog off of Jen's blog page. If you want I started blogging also and you can go and check out my page.

You had me laughing so hard. I have worn make up but when I did for the first time my Mom took me to a place and they gave me yes "dark blue eye shadow" I thought I was so cool and could not wait to wear it with my blue outfit to the mall. I have now learned Thanks to a friend who sells Mary Kay how to put on make up and it helps me now. I was also feeling like a frumpy Mom and went and got a new hair cut. That totally helped me. I hope you enjoy your new brush and enjoy your time getting your hair done.

Ginger said...

Thank you, my friends! You guys rock and are so supportive! I'm a lucky, lucky, flat haired girl! :)

Ginger said...

Oh and to answer Chelle,
It's like using a paint brush and is fairly effective.. Odd. But effective.

Amy said...

So stinking funny! I try to be "that girl" but it has never really worked out for me. Glad to know I am not the only one out of the game. Happy SITS day!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I like to buy make-up online. I can shop with no make up on, in my jammies.

~Bobbi~ said...

You are not alone! We should all get together, go into the store and turn those skinny teenaged heads around. The last and only time I went into Sephora, the "guys" that worked there, had more make-up on than me and applied it better!

Happy SIts day!

theselfloveproject said...

you are so delightful..

happt sits day..

Yaya said...

Aw, don't let those fakies intimidate you. They just wear all that makeup because they have low self esteem.

cat said...

Oh yes, I am also not a girly girl but I find myself as time takes it's toll, turning towards more girly stuff.

Happy SITS day.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

lol!

listen to Yaya, she's right :-) I need to as well, those women intimidate me as well!

Jessica said...

And even without makeup you probably radiated. There were always those girls who could "pull it off". I was never one of those.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I looked at your picture and you are very pretty, do you really need make up? *Stop rolling your eyes girls* lol I don't wear much make up, maybe mascara and eyeshadow if I feel particularly dangerous one day.

Anyway, this post isn't about that, huh? But I wanted to point it out. I do understand getting the "Pretty Woman" treatment when it comes to shopping. For instance, I have gone to a chic store to buy a suit, um... wearing not so trendy running clothes and have gotten the "what is she doing here?" stare. I usually turn around and tell the "what the hell?" Okay, that's a lie , I don't say that. I usually buy what I need and run for the door, but I really thinking WHAT THE HELL!

Moms Fighting Fat said...

Oh, gosh, I can relate! I'm one of those "only wear makeup on special occasion" type of gals. Even then, it isn't that much.

My mother always wore makeup and very well, she was always beautiful. However, when it came off? Yikes! Not really but it was that noticeable of a difference. I decided not to wear it everyday so that when I married and had children, they'd get used to my natural face...and they are. No scaring my hubs and kids first thing in the morning because of it. :-)

Have a great SITS day!

~ Sandy

"We're all on this journey towards living healthier together."

http://www.momsfightingfat.com/

Laila Of Course! said...

Hehe, this post rules. Makeup stores definitely intimidate me too. Wayy too uptight and knowing.

-Laila
www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

Pam said...

I feel your pain. I've never been "that girl" either. I say embrace who you are!

Allison D said...

ULTA for makeup virgins is like Babies R Us for non-parents. Freightening!!!!

Jan from the Sushi Bar said...

The one time I bought makeup from someplace other than the Loreal section of the drugstore, it was at the Elizabeth Arden counter at Macy's.

$183 worth of Elizabeth Arden.

That I had a horrid allergic reaction to - about half an hour after putting it on, I looked like a Cabbage Patch Kid that had taken a bad beating.

Did I mention I don't wear much makeup anymore?

carma said...

I am the exact same way. Only visited the Ulta just after it first opened and couldn't wait to get the heck outta dodge :D

Katie said...

I try to make Ulta ventures with at least one other friend, who is not allowed to look nicer than I do. :) It's not as intimidating if you are sure you're not going to be the only one who is a hot mess!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ulta can be intimidating!! I don't know how to apply half the stuff in there! :)

Creative Junkie said...

*sigh* ... I am so intimidated when I go to Ulta. Oh, and just forget about Sephora - that's ten times worse.

And yet, I can't help but go and just stare at all the stuff that I have no idea what to do with.

Stereos and Souffles said...

They have too much stuff to make it a pleasant experience.

SarahovertheRainbow said...

Ugh, make-up, I resent the time it takes me to put it on, taking me away from activities more important, like blogging.

glenna said...

Happy SITS Day!

Girly Do's said...

I don't think I could shop there. Just because I too am a simple girl that doesn't need all of that. And I couldn't pay someone to look down there nose at me. OY! Sorry doll.

Anti-Supermom said...

You are so right, the color of the blush alone scares the heck out of me :)

Hilarious post - happy FB day~

Life of a Stepmama said...

I feel that same way all the time!! I have never been one of those girls that just looks put together all the time with the look no effort was involved. I am always amazed by how they do that! Love your blog!!

aforestfrolic said...

We don't have an Ulta, we have Sephora and Mac but it sounds fun, tee hee. You crack me up ;-)

Jamie :)

Morgan said...

OMG I loved this post! Ulta is a scary place! It's like the Tanner or Forever 21... I just never feel cute and trendy enough to go inside! Rock what you got girl!

Congrats on being FB!!!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Ha! Hilarious. We don't have Ulta in the UK but we have own, equally intimidating, equivalents! I've always wished I was pretty enough NOT to wear make up but unfortunately, for me, the make up is purely a mask to hide the hideousness underneath!!!

Congrats on your FB. x

C. Beth said...

I relate to a lot of this--great post!

-Fellow skinny girl in her 30s with (two) kids

Cher said...

I'm jealous of those girls, too...the ones who can roll about a bed a bit frazzled but still looking 100 TIMES better than me... I kinda detest beauty stores like this.

Ungirdled Passion said...

Great piece!! I think most of has have been there (me, at the MAC counter.) Happy SITS!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I never wear make-up either and I'm likewise intimidated by places it's sold.

Kelly said...

I know how you feel! The only thing worse is Sephora. Talk about intimidation!

withoutadornment said...

Don't worry as you're not the only person who doesn't frequently wear makeup. It is interesting how easy it is to feel intimidated by other people...

Happy SITS day!

jori-o said...

I am totally intimidated in Ulta too. I just have no. idea. how to purposefully use most of their products.

Eh, ::shrugs:: whatcha gonna do?

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day. Funny post!

DiPaola Momma said...

Ulta, Sephora.. it's all the same babe.. it's how you walk in. Remember that most of the people working in these places are either making minimum wage or working on comission. YOU my dear are tallented, smart, FUNNY and have a "real" job! So get your skinny butt (being fat is my "ulta") back in there and get you some Urban Decay, befitting your mad skills! Congrats on your SITS day. Oh and either you are in MD or all strip malls with Ulta have a Golf World near by. An evil plan to take over the world? perhaps.

P.S. I just have to share this. The Word Verification "word" I got with this comment is "Flucked".. HA!

Teresha and Damon said...

HAPPY SITS Day! Love this recount of Ulta...I can relate. My first intro to Ulta was when my BFF dragged me to one in Atlanta about 5 years ago. She was determined to save me from my au natural, tomboyish ways (or what she called unprofessional). I was totally intimidated, but by all products. It took several years figure out a beauty regimen. I'm still not big on make-up, but I have to say that I have become a skin care fiend. It has kept my 30-something skin looking like a 20-something. So, I was glad to see Ulta everywhere in Dallas. Now we're getting an Aveda school too! Cheap manicures and pedicures are on the way!

meandtheblueskies said...

My only question is, "Why now?" Are you going to throw away all those years of non-girlieness? Hmmmm? BTW, my daughter loves Ulta. Loves, loves, loves it. Very funny. Happy SITS day!

Helen McGinn said...

*LOL* Sounds like Space NK here in Scotland; the fact that the cheapest tube of moisturiser is £60 and the staff look like supermodels with dead skunks on their feet doesn't help. But I'm cocky. It helps. ;O)
xx

Ashley said...

Happy SITS day!

I can totally relate. I am also that girl, although never having visited an Ulta, my walk of shame ususally occurs in Dillards makeup department. All the salesgirls look at me like a project. They are literally salivating to make me over.

Lavender n Lattés said...

This is a great story - I can relate, simply because I don't wear makeup all the time, either :)

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh my goodness, hilarious! I can relate to this on so many levels it's not funny.

Happy SITS Day!!

Lance and Jewls said...

Ha ha, you are a crack up! I usually wear makeup, but some days are just granola days...gotta love em! I hate girly stores like that too because I wear hardly any makeup and I look like a pioneer compared to all the supermodels mucking about!

Kara said...

Visiting from SITS. Thanks for the laughs!

Rose said...

oh you are too funny! I was also the girl who was way too skinny and the permed hair, but mine was naturally frizzy....Thank god for the chi...

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

You are so funny. I hear you though. There are enough products in those stores alone to overwhelm and then the Kardashians wait on you. I wear make-up every day and would still feel the same as you in there!

Have a great SITS day!

Smitten by Britain said...

You sound just like me. I was never a girly girl either. Still only wear a bit of concealer and mascara, have short nails and I don't wear much jewelry or wear perfume. Pedicures freak me out, the idea of another person touching my feet. I like things nice and simple and natural. There are so many things I'd rather spend my time on than my hair.

Rhonda said...

Here from SITS!

What colour IS a pig-kissing colour?? lol

Melissa said...

I can totally relate. I'm not "that" girl either. I was back in high school but since the day I graduated I've gone down a slippery slope of laziness and fury eyebrows.

Love this post! Visiting from SITS

Madison said...

Stopping by from SITS! I was wondering the same thing as the previous comment...what is "pig-kissing color"? Very funny!

T~T said...

giggles - I'm one of those girls that never leave the house without makeup!! Everyone used to tease me that my babies would be born with lipstick on!

Melinda said...

Very cute post! ;0) I am the "makeup" girl. In fact, I am known for my lipstick makeup technique. Use it and your lipstick doesn't budge. In case you're interested ..
1.) Foundation over lips
2.) Powder over lips
3.) Apply lipliner and lipstick
4.) Set with powder.

Works everytime!
But from your picture, I think you'd look very cute with or without makeup! ;0)

Ronnica said...

I've only been to Ulta once (when I was applying everywhere for a job) and was uncomfortable, too. I realized it wasn't the place for me!

Brooke said...

lol! the fancy home decor stores make me feel inadequate!

happy sits day!

My Household Junk said...

I have only been to Ulta once. It is overwhelming!

MrsM said...

I used to wear perfect, gracefully applied make up when Hubby and I first started dating. 7 years and 3 kids later, I'm having a good day just to get my hair brushed. I think that it's important to feel as good as possible about yourself, but not to worry about what other people are thinking.

Well, as much as that is possible. That's certainly easier said than done.

Beth in NC said...

You are too funny!

k a b l o o e y said...

This did it; read this post today as per SITS recommendation, and I'm on board. I can't wait to read the rest of your blog.

I like wearing foundation as much as I like wearing pantyhose and heels. That'd be as much as I like banging my forehead into the car frame when I go to buckle my kid into the car seat.

I'd rather confront the stirrups and an icy speculum, frankly. (Well, now I've done it -- overshared again. Ah well. Sorry. I'm going to read more posts now.)

Jennifer said...

You're not the only one to feel intimidated with the girly-girl set! Full make-up can look great but who has the time or energy for it everyday.

You stick at au naturel. :)

Visiting from SITS. Love your writing! Fab blog

Laura said...

Happy SITS Day!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I always feel that way when I get my hair cut. The stylists and the other customers are always better looking and better styled than I am.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I think at one point or another in life, we have all went through this intimidation. But if you look like a whore when you apply your make-up, then just embrace it! heehee That comment totally had me cracking up.
Look at it this way, you took the first step by even going to a place like that. Baby steps, baby steps. Next try one new eyeshadow. Baby steps girl.
Although I'm quite sure you don't need to worry about any of it! =)

Marrdy said...

I can totally relate to this! I am not a makeup and hair girl either. And I have never been to Ulta but hear about it all the time. Guess it may be time to make the trip.

Michelle said...

I'm the same way NOW. Havent always been.

YOu should have taken a picture for us.

Krafty Kristy said...

I wish I could write like you your post are so funny and they make me feel like I know you. I can actually see someone doing all this as I read.

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.

I wore make up.
I stopped wearing make up.

I am so much more free. In spite of my age. (50)

Amber/Rayne said...

Stopping by from the SITS blog. Hope you're having a goodday.
Let me tell you, I am considered a girly girl even though it's only half the time. I love makeup and hair and clothes and buy the stuff (yes hair too love fake ponytails lol!) all the time!
HOWEVER
I do not make myself up every day. I'll do it to go out, interviews, when the "big boss" is in at work.
Often you will find me in jeans and a t shirt with my hair pulled back (no fake hair!)
Places like Ulta and Sephora intimidate me! Even if I AM made up I wonder if it looks good enough? If i ask a question will the girl go "OMG this girl couldn't apply makeup to save her life!"

Ali said...

Oh, I can so relate to this post! Nicely done.

piecemeal people said...

I've never been that girl, either. I barely pluck my eyebrows.

And I'm pretty sure you have to be at least 70, no babies, and have more than one cat to be considered a cat lady. So you're good. ;)

Stalker v1.5 said...

I can relate as well. I never understood the color palette and where exactly I reside on said palette. So why bother? Answer: I don't.

Bentley Boutique said...

So funny. I basically stopped wearing makeup when my twins were born. I mean who has time?? When I do wear it, it's a quick brush of mineral makeup powder, and that's it. As long as my hubby and kids love me, who cares?? Stopping by from SITS
http://bentleyboutique.com/craftblog

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Ginger, this is an awesome post. I totally understand what you mean, I often feel pretty intimidated there too. They do all look perfect!!! Glad it's not just me. :)

Crystal said...

That was great! I loved Niki Taylor's natural look - I always ended up looking like a dweeb when I put on my own makeup. I've gotten a little better at it now, but I'm still a minimalist. Too funny that you said you're a 30-something teacher with a cat and a baby. I'm almost 30, working mom of 4 kids, and we take care of 8 cats - 2 inside and 6 outside - just call me the cat lady. :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Heh. Heh. Very good.

and, I have to ask, did the foundation brush actually help? The Clinique lady tried to convince me that $28 was a perfectly acceptable amount to charge me for a brush that would apply my makeup, which cost half that. I politely declined and have had success (as much as is possible, I guess, considering the subject) with my fingers.

The818 said...

I wouldn't even know what to do with a foundation brush! I keep thinking I need a makeup lesson...

Rbarakat said...

Lol! Cool post - I love that store but it is intimidating! SO many pretty things you don't know what to do with!

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* I've always been a cross between a tomboy and girly. I liked climbing trees too!

My father didn't like me wearing makeup and once told me I looked like a hooker. *L*

Sarah Jensen said...

LOL. I think we were related in high school. I still don't wear makeup very often. And I didn't even know you put foundation on with a brush. what happened to those little sponge thingies?

Happy SITS day!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I think few of us are actually "those" girls! At least that is what I tell myself so that I feel better ;)

Happy SITS!

shortmama said...

I am with ya! I hate wearing makeup and when I do actually put it on, its so light that you cant tell anyway...just not worth the trouble

Atlanta said...

once again, you crack me up! Great Blog. I always feel like a slob (even if I actually had a shower and did my hair AND my makeup that day) when I go into those places. Like someone is staring at my face thinking "Thats so not a good color for her"... =) If only they knew it was a miracle I wasnt in pajamas!

Kekibird said...

I tend to walk into places like Sephora and MAC with complete awe and wonder at the assortment of colors, styles, and types of make-up possible. When did anyone need more than black mascara, some neutral eye shadow and foundation?

And even THAT is a lot of make-up for me. Either way, I walk in and then walk out with stuff I have no clue how to apply or how to wear. In the end, I have to ask my younger sister who is more equipped with the girly genes.

alamodestuff said...

It's a vicious circle, isn't it! And often expensive too!

Elizabeth Patch said...

of course its not the lipstick or the magic brush, its the attitude with which you carry yourself! funny poignant post

Ms. Mama said...

Interesting...

I rarely think about make-up, other than it is so expensive so I never buy it.

Ms. Mama said...

Interesting...

I rarely think about make-up, other than it is so expensive so I never buy it.

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Dropping in from SITS!
Love your blog! I am not a Make- up person but, I totally feel you. I'm a hair and nails person. I'm all about a new hair do and going to the nail salon. I'm mommy to four children ages 13, 11, 9 and 18 mos. I'm thirty! I only wear make up on special ocassions. I used to be a Mary Kay Make- up Consultant and stopped because I felt so uncomfortable doing parties and selling the product. Lol

Mariel said...

I'm all about hanging with the golfing dudes!...although, I do wear mascara and have a make-up brush too!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Nina @Playground for Parents said...

oh, darlin', we will be makeup-less chicks together! and turn our noses up at all the lovelies with their carefully applied liner. of course, we may not want to turn our nose up if we haven't yet waxed our moustache.

Mama Mair said...

You are not alone in this makeup world or no makeup world. I hate the stuff. Never wear it. I always gets comments along the lines of: You'd look so pretty with makeup. Right. I'm good without it, thank you.
You might enjoy my blog (or a few posts anyway).
Happy SITS day!
http://bumbumpatch.blogspot.com/2009/07/unorganized-mother.html

TR Hughes said...

I buy makeup once a year...concealer, blush, powder, mascara, and lip gloss...takes me about 2 minutes to apply makeup.

Joy said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as a foundation brush!

Congrats on your SITS feature day!

Unknown Mami said...

Ugh! I feel that way too often.

Brooke said...

lol! Seriously so amazing!! I feel like that when I am at book stores cause I feel like people are judging me for what books I pick up. lol.

Kristin said...

Very funny...but it's worth it for those great foundation brushes at Ulta!! :)

Jenn said...

I too am intimidated by Ulta. And the makeup counters at Nordstrom. But I force myself to break through that uncomfortable spotlight feeling and tell myself that unless I fart/puke/spit on them/or fall down, they won't remember me.

And I need my damn Bare Minerals.

Little Miss Baker said...

Man fancy brushes and make up are so damn expensive. I like my Wet N Wild products haha cheap and simple :)

Sarah said...

I used to wear my make up perfectly. Then I got a job and had to get up early, so I just didn't care about my makeup anymore. Now that I'm selling Avon, I want to look more put together, so I'm stocking up on my makeup.

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Mama Mel said...

So funny! :) I don't usually wear very much makeup either, unless I'm going out. In the summer, I can't bring myself to put foundation on since it will just melt off my face anyways... I haven't been to Ulta in a long time, but I remember feeling intimidated too... even though I had makeup on. But when I go to the grocery store makeup-less, in my jeans and t-shirt, I don't really care what other people think.

And... I thought I was the only one who used the term "whore red lipstick"... actually, I prefer "hooker red". It has a nice ring to it... ;)

The Redhead Riter said...

I love Ulta!!!!

Happy SITS day!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Happy SITS day!

*Sigh* I remember the days I wouldn't leave home without makeup!
You'll get over it.

dddiva said...

Hahaha I think I need to get some whore red lipstick to go with my hoochie mama pedi.
Well, I'm a total girlie girl and even I don't wear make-up to take out the trash.
Oh, that's because I don't take out the trash.
You crack me up I am so glad I found your blog.

mommy4life said...

I have become the natural girl and rarely wear make-up. Mostly because I have expensive tastes and don't want to pay for it!

Shannon said...

I've never been that girl, either.

So what a cruel joke that I now have 2 daughters... who are girly girls. I have no idea who is going to teach them how to put on make-up...

Kim said...

Ulta and make-up counters in general overwhelm me if I'm not feeling "hot"! I've been wanting to check out the new Ulta by my house but haven't had a good enough day to go in, so I've been putting it off. Because it's not only bad that I'll be taking my wild two year old in, heaven forbid I not look like a supermodel!