Classes start tomorrow. French manicure done, eyebrows and upper lip waxed, next, coloring hair. Ready to be done with autumn reds, going back to black, with perhaps a bit of blue for winter. I do want to go back to the non-dye silvers again, but I need a few more months for the sharp line of permanent black dye (mistakenly applied, sigh) to finally grow out sufficiently. Hopefully by summer.
I never know what budget category to put this stuff in — if I lived in the woods, I wouldn’t do any of it. But as a woman who wants to look professional at work, I think it’s semi-obligatory still, and I suspect campaigning functions similarly.
A woman I was talking to recently referred to it as ‘putting my game face on.’ Sounds about right. There are a lot of battles coming down the pike, and I guess I will take any weapons I can to help me fight them, even if they simultaneously make me cranky about feeding into sexist societal norms.
I wonder if Michelle Obama got irritated about this sort of thing every once in a while. I bet Hillary is really enjoying walking in her woods without make-up right now.