photo by Jamie Nelson at www.jamienelson.com
It is a known fact that Millennials are burning out way more than ever before. Hey! Rent and bills ain’t gonna pay for themselves especially in this day and age. And when it comes to your dreams, the demand is higher and the competition is tougher. We are often overworked and underpaid. Living paycheck to paycheck is the game. But there is no shame to that because you, my friend, are a hustler. You may work hard but you can play harder! And you can start at the comfort of your own 340 sq. ft. apartment.
At your make shift beauty vanity to be exact and it will only take 10-15 minutes of your precious time.
There’s nothing like a good ol’ skincare mask to cure procrastination. And yes, YOUR DREAMS ARE NOT DEAD. “Wait! Skin care products can be very expensive! No?!” you say? Well, you didn’t think about that when you bought that bottle of Moët with your student loan! (No judgment) Girl! Listen up! Your skin is the epitome of your success. No matter how many times I tell you that inner beauty is what it’s all about, some people are still judgmental pricks. Plus, with great skincare routine comes graceful aging! Do you think Helen Mirren would look the way she is just by washing her face with water? No, no, no! She had to kill 100 virgins and bathe in their blood. (jk)
Ok, ok! So you are living on a budget. Check out Narine Nikogosian’s book Return To Beauty (Amazon.com, $15). It is full of wonderful beauty masks (and more) recipes using ingredients from your pantry and will let you unleash your inner alchemist (nerd alert!). For the lazy girl, get ready to cash out a whopping $10.95 for Lush’s Don’t Look At Me mask. It is infused with oils and butters that will soften and brighten the skin which in turn will make you instantly look like you had 8 hours of full, uninterrupted night’s sleep.
And if you really feel like living on the edge and going over your credit card limit (because we all know you deserve it!), head over to your local candy store SEPHORA and snag yourself a jar of Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask by Fresh (Sephora, $108). It will knock-out any redness and ward off Mother Nature’s wrath (wrinkles) while hydrating the skin.
Kidding aside, burning out is no fun. It is OK to live a little to keep your sanity. Your mental and physical health are number one priority! If everything gets overwhelming, just stop for a moment and take a deep breath. Now go and spoil yourself!