Sometime I have to give my fact checking a rest. I was reading that during economic downturns sales of lipstick go up. The author didn’t site her source so I can’t check that to see it it’s true, but inherently it feels right.
When times are tough we can struggle through and make due and get by. And, man-oh-man, it’s hard. However, it is SO much easier to do when you are able to give yourself a little perk for doing it. A tangible pat on the back, so to speak. It isn’t always a monumental achievement that needs a reward, sometimes a little treat is warranted just to face Tuesday.
I am not talking about a BMW here, I am talking about something small and meaningful to you. It helps remind you of what you are working toward and that while times are tough now, there is joy to be found in every day.
I struggle with February. It should be my favorite month as my two favorite holidays occur in February but it isn’t. Have you looked at my bio picture? Yes, I am a real redhead with real redhead skin and that means in the winter I am PALE. Other people go on spring break or long weekends and come back all tan and happy. Not pasty me. I have two colors, light white and dark white. So, starting Feb 1, I start using Jergens Natural Glow self tanner.
This product is a gradual tanner so it takes about 10 days for me to notice that I am a little browner. It smells nice and comes in different shades so any skin tone can use it. I have never had my hands turn color nor do I look weird. I only do my face and arms I use it until I am out of it, usually around the middle of March. By the time I run out of it, I am back to my perky self. I usually spend about 15 bucks total on a bottle of face lotion and a bottle of body foam and think it’s a great price for the happiness it gives me.
So, how about you? What’s your treat? What reminds you that life is good? No one is judging here, so share!
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