Pretties, a $2 lipstick hack changed my life! Let me tell you how:
A few years back, I was struggling to rub two nickels together. I mean I was BROKE! When I think about how broke I was, I can only laugh. Thank God for growth and for learning how to create an income for me, but back to what I was talking about.
During my season of brokenness, I had to relearn and reevaluate my priorities. No more $50 meals when going out with my friends. Gone were the days of going shopping on my lunch break. There was no money flowing in my bank account, and bills were piling high. My joy was sinking into a deep abyss of depression. Sitting at home every day while my family went to work, I started coming up with ways to put a smile on my face. I started freelance writing papers for people, I became someone’s personal assistant, and I volunteered for others. As I slowly began to see a trickle of income flow into my bank, I made the decision to buy myself something every time I got paid. What did I buy? $2 lipstick. I wore this lipstick with pride. You know why? Because when I was at my lowest, putting on lipstick made me feel good about myself. Wearing my fiery red lipstick from the beauty supply store made me feel more confident, especially during a time when I often felt like a failure. The lipstick became a barrier between me and my depression. It was one of many things that kept me from falling to pieces.
Wearing my fiery red lipstick from the beauty supply store made me feel more confident, especially during a time when I often felt like a failure.
Since that time, I have upgraded my lipstick preference and can afford to spend more than $2 on some lipstick. To this day, I will still go to the beauty supply store to buy that $2 lipstick. You know why? It’s my favorite! It gets me noticed! Whenever I wear the purple shade, it always gets mistaken for MAC lipstick.
Wearing my $2 lipstick taught me that beauty is not in the price tag but how you feel about yourself.
Jay L Harris is the owner of Jay L Harris Creative Werks & the creative brainchild of Pretty Smart Chics. Having written books, ebooks, designed journals, planners, & launched an ezine, she is on a mission to help women live bold, brilliant, beautiful lives they enjoy by helping them get paid for their creativity!