Why do we make such an effort on Christmas day?

I, more than anybody love that feeling of opening your presents, especially when you get a new Christmas outfit!

My day goes like this:

  1. Get up
  3. Open Presents
  4. Run a bath with my new bath goodies
  5. Full body moisturise (which I never make part of my normal routine but for some reason do it religiously Christmas day)
  6. Full face of makeup including lashes!
  7. Hair blowdried and styled (when I say styled I do what I can before I get bored)
  8. Put new clothes on
  9. Spray new perfume so much I may as well be fumigating my entire body!
  10. Start on the dinner

My question is, what’s the point?! I’m not leaving the house! I’ve probably done more in this entire time getting ready than I would for a night out and will not be leaving the 4 walls. It’s not like I’m someone who is preened daily. I normally look like I’ve been created in a meth lab as a social experiment! My social media is one big lie I DO NOT LOOK LIKE THAT the majority of the time!

Maybe it’s just a good excuse to be the person I always secretly wish I was. That one who always looks like she has her S**T together so I never have to hear “are you not feeling well” again.

Either way, I will be doing the same this year even after writing this and reflecting on how pointless the effort will be. Maybe its subconsciously in case anyone takes pictures and people ask who the homeless person is they took in for Christmas!

Whatever you are doing, however you are going to look I hope you enjoy it and have the most FABULOUS time!!! xx


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I'm 29 and literally clueless about mostly everything! I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up! The thought of having children scares the life out of me, I can barely dress myself! Life basically seems like one big joke (because that's what I make it to disguise the fact that adulting petrifies me and is sooooo bleak!) except I have direct debits coming out of my eyeballs and nothing I say really seems to make any sort of sense! I crave excitement outside of seeing whats in my monthly Birchbox subscription. The ageing process is not being kind to me (the day I discovered a chin hair was a MAJOR low point!) My waist is rapidly expanding. My desire to be thin is ever increasing. My motivation to do anything about it is ever depleting. I have an inner need to buy budget gadgets that break or are completely useless and that desire never seems to fade, I literally have a house full of useless s**t!!! What is life?! I think its time for a Gin...................

2 thoughts on “Why do we make such an effort on Christmas day?”

  1. I think it’s a great tradition to fix yourself up and look pretty for your holiday meal, even if nobody outside the house sees it. On Thanksgiving, I set my table with my grandmother’s china and beautiful place settings…and then we eat in our sweatpants. Who cares? I love a beautiful table! 🙂

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    1. That sounds lovely! Sweatpants is what im talking about! If i put makeup on does that mean im allowed to dress down? This year im feeling like wearing anything expandable lol


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