By day five, I was riding the high that came from waking up to a new look every day and was sorry that it was coming to an end. The challenge had induced an extra level of excitement to a routine workweek. A silver eye and jet-black lip were the perfect way to end the experiment, and I felt so comfortble that I even threw on a black choker for good measure!
I was proud of myself for not only following through with the challenge, but for proving that I'm more capable than I thought I was. My beauty routine is no longer "basic" with this experience under my belt. And I've even found myself gravitating toward edgier products that make me feel sexier and, honestly, cooler.
The beauty world is such a fun place with endless opportunities to play with your personal style. There's definitely a level of laziness associated with why I had never achieved these looks before. A little effort goes a long way, and I went from feeling skeptical and uneasy to completely embracing the new me – and I wouldn't trade that (or my new Kat Von D lipstick) for the world.