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Beautiful Everyday - by Anna Sabino

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Working from home on days with no meetings scheduled, I can admit I often used to be tempted to wear sweats and no make-up. This was paired with my comfortable flats when I was making occasional Starbucks/lunch runs. I remember one day I was in the neighborhood and stopped by my friend Kelley's place. When I came in, she had just gotten home from work. She had a brand new pair of tight jeans on and a pretty top. She was finishing vacuuming. When I asked her if she didn't have the time to change she asked me "Into what? Something comfortable, like sweats?  I decided to get rid off my sweats, they don't look flattering" - she said. That little episode happened a long time ago but it definitely influenced me.

It's not that I got rid off my sweats but I definitely make sure I buy clothes that are comfortable and look good to wear everyday.  Even if I work from home with no meetings scheduled. I also changed and wear make-up everyday. It's never heavy but a very natural, everyday look.  I don't do it for the people who see me grabbing lunch, I do it for myself. I like wearing it, I made applying makeup a part of my daily routine.

Then I stumbled upon this quote by Cindy Crawford, who said:  "Wear make-up everyday, always, you never know when you're going to meet him."   Yes, that's another reason...

Anna Sabino is a jewelry designer and owner of  She specializes in charm necklaces and jewelry with a meaning. She gets inspired by people watching and creates her designs listening to her customers and asking what they would like.  This summer's Lucid New York hottest accessories - cocktail rings were featured in Marie Claire, the New York Times Blog and Nylon Magazine.

When not working, Anna loves hanging out with friends and take advantage of all the things New York.  Her new passions are sailing and photography.

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missmolly wrote:
1) 6/25/2009 8:09:25 AM
I know exactly what she means. I stayed home with my kids for a year and eventually stopped caring about hair, makeup or what I was wearing. After battling through a pretty deep depression I realized I needed to stop looking at those women who always dressed nicely and looked better than me and being jealous. I needed to pull myself together. I bought all new makeup (ELF helped here!!) and got out my good clothes. Now I wear makeup every day, even if only my kids will see it. It makes me feel good, like I am one of those women who always looks pulled together and beautiful.
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aflood wrote:
2) 6/25/2009 11:33:47 AM
I can complete relate to this story especially since I work from home about once or twice a week. I try to look decent during my regular business hours whether I am going out or not. Often when my husband gets home, he'll ask why I am wearing makeup since I worked from home. I tell him I want to look my best whenever I can. Plus knowing that I look nice gives me that extra boost of energy I need sometimes to get things done. Thanks Elf for this blog, nice to know I am not crazy when where makeup and do not go out amongst the public. :)
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Danie wrote:
3) 6/25/2009 11:58:43 AM
Now, I wear make-up everyday too! It has definitely given me a confidence boost.
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ModestChic wrote:
4) 6/25/2009 12:31:55 PM
I think that is great advice! I find when I "dress up" - even for a "normal day" - I feel so much better! :)
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Neah wrote:
5) 6/25/2009 12:33:46 PM
I definitely can relate to this story. I would put all my energy into my home and family and forgot about myself. My son looks nice and that was my main concern. I forgot what it was like to take care of myself.
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sarahbelle wrote:
6) 6/25/2009 12:35:34 PM
I like the quote by Cindy Crawford. It is so true - You never know when you're going to meet a guy. I know that for me, it seems like its ALWAYS the day I don't do much that I meet a cute guy. And the advice about dressing nice everyday is great. I feel better and am happier when I feel nice.
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Nice wrote:
7) 6/25/2009 1:40:39 PM
Nice blog that is good advise to always wear make-up.
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babycakes wrote:
8) 6/25/2009 1:51:57 PM
ahhh, look beautiful and feel beautiful (:
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Flash wrote:
9) 6/25/2009 2:08:19 PM
Awww, I can totally relate to this.
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x3kt wrote:
10) 6/25/2009 2:37:18 PM
mhmm influential.
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shu wrote:
11) 6/25/2009 2:43:48 PM
I agree with Anna here to a point, but I do love wearing sweats and no makeup! Even celebrities are caught without makeup sometimes, why should we have to dress up to go to the grocery store?
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makeupmagik wrote:
12) 6/25/2009 2:44:25 PM
I wear makeup everyday, even if i'm staying at home i do a natural look :concealer, mascara and elf plumping lip glaze in plum pout (it's very moisturizing).I do it because it makes me feel good about myself and because i love makeup :)
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eunji12 wrote:
13) 6/25/2009 2:54:29 PM
Sometimes it is so tempting to just bum around in comfortable clothes and no makeup, but looking too laid back made me feel and act too laid back too. So even during school I would never wear sweats (only to bed), and I learned how to put on more natural looking makeup. Looking nice just for yourself just makes you feel better. I even wear some makeup when I go jogging outside in the humidity b/c it's become a habit now.
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Joccy101 wrote:
14) 6/25/2009 5:09:32 PM
Sounds awesome!
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teeee wrote:
15) 6/25/2009 7:21:39 PM
That's so right! I started wearing makeup everyday just as a little confidence booster!
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mochagirl wrote:
16) 6/25/2009 11:51:17 PM
I totally agree! I always feel like I accomplish a lot more in a day if I'm dressed up nice and wearing makeup. I feel so much better about myself if I look good, plus you never know who you will run into!
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Esperanza wrote:
17) 6/26/2009 12:07:14 AM
I like Cindy Crawford's quote
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Cate wrote:
18) 6/26/2009 2:24:47 AM
Well, this certainly is a reminder that I too, unfortunately fallen into an unfashionable rut characterized by minimal/no makeup and sweats. Maybe I will just take Ms. Crawford's advice...
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alikay wrote:
19) 6/26/2009 5:24:11 AM
I half agree. I think that wearing sweats at home isn't awful but a good thing to do is buy cuter sweats. There are plenty of pairs of sweatpants that have some fit to them and style that are just as comfortable as your oversized mens sweats and make you look and feel better! I don't think ANY woman should feel OBLIGATED to wear makeup but it does tend to make me feel better. When I'm at home because I'm sick and I feel up to it I'll take a shower, put on clean (cute) sweats and a little bit of makeup and I physically feel better. Ultimately, I think that all girls should be comfortable enough with themselves to not have to wear makeup all the time or cute clothes but also love themselves enough to put on a little makeup and something cute so they feel good!
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abbyyyrose wrote:
20) 6/26/2009 9:34:52 AM
this was a really cool article. i learned a lot. <3
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NDW2306 wrote:
21) 6/26/2009 11:57:13 AM
This is truly wonderful advice and I couldn't agree more. I always find that when I dress up and feel beautiful then it shows throughout my whole body and I truly become beautiful! So as they say, look good, feel good!
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Halloweeeeeennnnn wrote:
22) 6/26/2009 11:57:52 AM
I love this: "Then I stumbled upon this quote by Cindy Crawford, who said: "Wear make-up everyday, always, you never know when you're going to meet him." Yes, that's another reason..." ...yes thats happened to me...haha
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MissPiggy wrote:
23) 6/26/2009 2:08:58 PM
What?? No sweats?! I love sweats! But her story has got me thinking that maybe I should get rid of a few of the older pairs. And I like wearing makeup on the weekends b/c I find that that is when I wear it just for myself.
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Momoko wrote:
24) 6/26/2009 3:06:41 PM
It's nice to be in the habit of putting on your makeup in the morning because it leaves you free for any spontaneous opportunities that may come up during the day. For example, a friend might call and say they have tickets for a show and would like to take you if you can be ready in 10 minutes. If you need to first go and apply your makeup you will probably not be ready in time.
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lynnette h wrote:
25) 6/26/2009 5:03:39 PM
i try to wear more natural looking makeup everyday, but i haven't had a set routine since high school! maybe one of these days i'll fall into a routine again.
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Lipglosslover wrote:
26) 6/26/2009 6:13:35 PM
I like that Anna creates jewellery that's unique. Her style is very imaginative. I like the girl on the swing necklace. How cute is that! That would be a nice gift for a young lady. I also like the rose ring; it's quite fun.
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Babygirl27 wrote:
27) 6/27/2009 9:38:09 AM
I know exactly the feeling, it is often much more comfortable for me to not have makeup on when at home just relaxing. I do make myself a few times a week put my makeup on and some nice clothes. It does make you feel so much better.
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teeners wrote:
28) 6/27/2009 8:22:53 PM
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bekah!$$ wrote:
29) 6/27/2009 10:06:15 PM
i wear make-up everyday too. it hides what i dont like and make me feel more confident.
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30) 6/28/2009 12:48:17 AM
Then I stumbled upon this quote by Cindy Crawford, who said: "Wear make-up everyday, always, you never know when you're going to meet him." Yes, that's another reason... exactly why i wear make up
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Karii wrote:
31) 6/29/2009 12:37:45 AM
I think the best part about this is where you do it for yourself, because it makes yourself feel good. i think thats what gives girls the most confidence; when they do things for themselves and enjoy doing it.
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lyda wrote:
32) 6/29/2009 8:17:35 PM
oops, comment under wrong article. born in '47, haven't worn makeup for 40 years till i try my elf once in a while. hubby thinks i'm weird when i do. i am totally comfortable in sweats, bermudas and tees. i will put on my old work clothes to go out. not a fashionista. my sister in law about same age is the direct opposite - fashionable and perfect makeup, she cares, i don't.
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elfie08 wrote:
33) 6/29/2009 9:06:36 PM
i recently started to wear more comfy but still cute clothes, so i have the best of both worlds. i still get caught without makeup sometimes though.
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momomesh wrote:
34) 6/30/2009 12:05:23 AM
I feel the same way! I could care less about the way people see me without makeup, but I simply do it because its fun.
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phenomena wrote:
35) 6/30/2009 3:30:13 PM
I wear make-up for myself .. why? It's because I want to feel beautiful and clean, and it gives me that extra boost of confidence. :) Even when I'm at home and I don't go out, I put on a little eyeliner and concealer .. I like that "clean" feeling.
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hoggiefroggie wrote:
36) 7/1/2009 1:35:17 AM
soooooooo beautiful
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Sour_plum wrote:
37) 7/2/2009 4:02:58 AM
mmm. I can definitely relate =D I used to wear sweats and no make-up. Now I try to dress up more and since I "met" Elf, its fun trying out new make-up. (love how affordable it is)
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moshihellokitty wrote:
38) 7/2/2009 8:54:33 AM
when i first went to university, my fashion style went downhill as i had trouble dealing with all the time i put into school. not only me, but all the students in the dorms wore sweats. some even wore pyjamas to lectures. i knew it wasn't how i wanted to look but i couldnt find time to doll myself up. now that i'm in my final year of university with a team leader job, i have learned to incorporate chic into comfortable. it's much better to dress nice because people look up to you and you want to look and feel confident.
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39) 7/5/2009 5:13:27 AM
youll never know when you will meet him right?
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hellojuly wrote:
40) 7/6/2009 9:31:09 AM
totally agree with the cindy crawford quote....u never know! dressing up is not just for dressing appropriately for the context but it's also fun for yourself and it's a treat you can give yourself
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yellowtulips wrote:
41) 7/12/2009 2:11:18 AM
I work from home too but I use to have an office job. It feel weird now for me not to wear makeup around the house even if Im not going ot to work
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Spam wrote:
42) 7/21/2009 11:08:34 PM
I wear make up everyday also.. but its not a must it something that make me feel pretty and normal. If I dont hve it on I dont freak out or anything.. Its always good to let you face breath.. but I always have on some kinds gloss or lipstick.. I gotta be gurly!
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love drunk wrote:
43) 9/21/2009 6:16:22 PM
yeah its always a good idea to have comfort and beauty.
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mgirl wrote:
44) 1/17/2010 5:53:10 PM
Nice blog
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