Thursday, February 3, 2011

Looking fab when you're feeling drab.

Hello Bella,

So...the last few days I have been feeling very sick and it seems I have come down with the flu.

After spending nearly twelve hours in bed and still feeling awful...
I found that I needed some refreshing.

I got up, went to the bathroom and realized I nearly looked as awful as I felt,
so I took a nice warm shower and thought to myself...

What is something quick, easy and comfortable to throw on?

Here it is...the go to's when you need a

{ Fashion pick-me-up}

#1 As my husband [Pharmacy student at Oregon State] would point out-
nothing masks the symptoms like a little:
--Ibuprofen (pain/fever)
-- Dextromethorphen (cough)
 --Phenylephrine (decongestant)
 --Throat coat tea.

#2 Throw on your loose fitting and most comfortable pair of trouser jeans.

#3 Begin applying layers
--I wrapped myself in my comfy drape sweater along with a cozy scarf.

#4 Keep your makeup simple
--concealer will be your best friend for covering dark circles and a red nose.
--apply a light layer of foundation
--use a light color around the entire eye to restore brightness
--apply pink to cheeks and cheek bones to give the appearance of rejuvenation
--for lips, apply a shade of pink to uplift the lip color
--finally apply mascara

{This makeup should only take 10 min. max.}


#5 Pick something simple yet flattering
--I always default to backcombing on the crown to give me an extra lift
--simple pony tails or buns are easy and [luckily] unusually fashionable lately

I have to say this was successful all around for me...
I went to pick up a few groceries and some coffee with hubbs and the lady at
Starbucks asked what I was up to today...

I responded with the truth--

"This is the first time out of the house today, due to running a fever."
She responded with a sweet compliment-- "Well you look nice, I couldn't tell."

{God bless that woman at Starbucks}

Well, Bella... I hope this helps next time your sick or even just in a hurry.


  1. This is my favorite post!!! love it, especially pregnant and with a 1 year old!!!!! This will be me EVERY DAY!!!! ha ha ha

  2. Very cute! Love the scarf! Hope you are feeling better. xoxo

    P.S. The Starbucks woman was right: You look great even as a sickie!