Today I gave myself an instant pick-me-up. I got rid of some gray hair! I use something called vegetable glaze, which is a non-chemical color alternative. I discovered that I am allergic to chemicals when my neck and back broke out in a raging rash. Combined with my WEN cleansing conditioner, (See Styling with Mel, If not now … WEN?), the color lasts several months. The combination of the refreshing color boost and catch-up time with Isak, my stylist, did wonders for my morale.

Perhaps it isn’t adding color to your hair or eyebrows; perhaps it is a manicure or a pedicure, especially on a warm, sunny day. Perhaps it is a glossy, shimmery lipstick. Whatever it is, do something for yourself.

My other favorite little pick-me-ups are:

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  • Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick – Snowsilver Rose – with Chanel Gloss
  • Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadow
  • A mani/pedi for the color, yes, but mostly for the foot massage! I die for it!
  • Flowers of all kinds– in my house and on my favorite handbag

There are many things in life that we can’t control or change. All the more reason to do what we can. Don’t sweat the big stuff. Enjoy the little things.


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