MAKEUP | I Turn the Big 4-0 Today!

The day has finally come and I cannot believe that 10 years ago I posted this giveaway celebrating my 30th birthday...I am in a much better headspace for 40 than I was for 30 I will tell you that! I feel like there was a lot of pressure for 30. When I turned 30, I wasn't married yet (engaged with TBA wedding date) and my career was still up in the air as I was finishing a second degree at UBC and still wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. 10 years later, I am so much more content with my life than I was with no plans of going back to school or switching careers (unless it's in the world of LEGO or cats!).
Someone in their 20s asked me a few months ago if there were "things I wanted to do with my life" and I had to say that other than some really boring stuff like "get a new car", "exercise more" and "own a home", I feel happy with my life. I've gotten the degrees I wanted, the perfect partner in life, furbabies I love and really what I love the most is spending time at home with my little family. I thought I wanted kids in my 20s, but as I hit my 30s I realized they were what I thought I was SUPPOSED to have. People still tell me that I would make a good mom, but I don't feel that urge for kids and haven't for awhile and the best advice I have been given specifically by women who have had children is to NOT have them for your parents or out of fear that "no one will take care of you" when you are older. I am a different woman at 40 than I was at 30 and I feel like so much has happened in the last 10 years that I have finally settled into a space I am happy with. 

I have been thinking about "legacy" and if I don't have children, what will be my mark in this life and I think that's something I want to spend the next 10 years working on. So far, I have been trying to be THAT positive thing in someone's day especially if that person is being a total tool! I started donating money to charities that mean a lot to me, but I have been thinking that maybe I need to donate my time too. Be a bit more personal about it. I am still mulling it all over so if I find something I am passionate about that isn't too time-consuming, I just might!  

As today is milestone birthday, I wanted to mark it with a blog post as well as makeup look. I have been keeping a close eye on my skin especially these last five years and I like that I have a diary of sorts to see what I decided to do with my makeup every birthday. This was a makeup look that I wore two days ago to birthday brunch with my husband and I really liked how pretty and sweet it came out with just the hint of bronze glittery eyeliner. I feel like it really made the look especially with my wearing Falscara wisps this week. I knew that I would be wearing makeup during my birthday week off so I wanted to look AMAZING every time I did it, but I always forget what a total bitch it is to remove glitter and long-wearing eye makeup WITHOUT oil-based makeup remover! 

If any of you have some thoughts about getting older, I would love to hear what goes through your mind or what you have been told! Here's to the next decade!

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