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Eyebrows are a good thing to sort as well, a lot of local colleges do that kind of thing too as most have beauty salons as well as the hairdressing bit so you could ask about it there.
Do you have a superdrug or can you order online? MUA is a decent but very cheap make up range and you could have a play around with some new bits to try and boost yourself a little. They have great eyeshadow palettes at £4 each, I use them and find them great, especially the matte one. Lipsticks in the range are £1 so you could get a couple and try out new looks, they have lip glosses for the same price if you'd prefer a more gentle look.
Spending even one night a week after baby is in bed doing little things for yourself will help you feel better. Nail painting, body scrubs, face masks, all of which can be bought cheaply if you don't have them already will give you just a little boost and make you feel good about yourself. A little squirt of perfume (if you have any, if not, I would gladly send you some though it may not be a full bottle, if you are in the UK that is as posting restrictions are tough) can make you feel a bit better, smelling nice is such a lovely thing.
Lastly, nine months since birth is no time at all especially if you were poorly so be kind to yourself, it can take ages to recover even if you weren't poorly.
Pink you mgiht be better looking online at MUA on the superdrug website as it sells out in store really quickly. i think superdrug do free delivery over a certain amount spent and they tend to have more stuff on the website anyway. Please let me know if you'd like me to send you a bit of perfume, it wouldn't be a full bottle as most of mine have had use but I have plenty of them and wouldn't miss one
You are not crazy OR selfish to be thinking about yourself, you are still a person who deserves love and attention
The other thing that is worth looking into is finding a really good salon and seeing if they have student nights. You'll tend to get a stylist who just needs the practice and who is a bit quicker than going to the college. That's my experience anyway. Good luck, post back later and let us know how you got on
Hi wonderful people. I got my hair sorted this afternoon. Have been turfing the jewellery out and wearing, painted my toenails and got a load of sample perfumes to try out! make up is the next agenda, spice that up a bit. And I've also done a few things to.please me rather than everyone else.
thank you again for the confidence boost, it was much needed
op i could have written your post. congrats on your baby, my ds is 6mths today and has had me up since half 4. i shall be stealing some of the ideas posted dp is taking me for birthday dinner tonight and i feel like a fat frump so going to try and take some time later to do my nails and make up.