Like a tone of bricks, it hit me. I finally realized that a day off from work doesn’t really mean a “day off” but all the ‘to do’s’ I can finally cross off my list. Not sure why it took me so long to realize. I mean, it’s been like this for me for about 2 years (ever since the kid came along). I’ve just been in denial for about…well, I guess two years!
Why is it that as we get older we lose the time for ourselves? It seems as though everything is done for someone else, taking care of other people, pets, etc. Recently, my life (and I’m sure many of you can relate) has been for the service of others, and I haven’t had any time for me. I mean, I barely have alone time before the kid wakes up in the morning. As much as I am a morning person, the kid has me beat. Anyway, so recently Jeanette and I decided that a girls trip was in order for both of us and we could use this as the perfect time to brainstorm about FLESH beauty. Where else does one go to get away as well as do a little beauty brainstorming?…none other than Las Vegas.
So away we went…yes, to Las Vegas. You may question the location, but really, the location is arbitrary, we needed distraction free (okay, maybe a few distractions), with out the kids or husbands needing us for one thing or another, and get into a more creative mode. Anyway, not only did we get a ton accomplished (oh, you will see!) we had some major “me” time.
Starbucks for breakfast and lunch? Yep, did that. Cocktails and nachos for lunch? Yep, that too. In bed by 9:30pm and up at 7:00am? Yep, we did that. (Hey, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas) Having a friend along for the ride was great. Especially a friend who is as passionate about beauty products as I am. We visited every beauty store on the strip you could imagine as well as gave each other the “okay” to purchase said beauty products. What kind of friend says yes you should purchase that lip shaped mask from an unknown brand? This one does. (Yes, you should really try the Spa Life lip mask) What kind of friend doesn’t pretend to not know you when you squeal like a schoolgirl because you just found your new favorite skincare at super discounted prices in the aisle of Marshall’s beauty department? Yep, my friend and beauty cohort, Jeanette.
While it was only a few days, I feel completely refreshed. It was nice not to have to focus on the needs of everyone else but just, well, me. Turns out that a bit of “me” time with a friend is exactly what the dermatologist prescribed! My skin no longer looked tired (that could also be from the skincare masks purchased) and I looked a bit younger than when I arrived (well at least the husband thought so).
Next time you find yourself lost amidst the hectic and craziness of your life, give your friend a call and book a mini get away. You will thank yourself for it!
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