A 5-Minute Makeover

I didn’t have  a minute to myself yesterday. I somehow managed to get dressed  before I stumbled down the stairs and started the daily grind – but getting dressed was as far as my personal hygiene went.

Hair… unbrushed.

Makeup… not even a thought.

Eyes… tired.

I felt a bit like I’d been run over by a truck, and it wasn’t even 2pm.

So I did what any normal person would do. I gave myself a little makeover.

Here is tired, sad me before my makeover. (Notice that I made the picture a little small?)

Tired Anna

Since my kids were sleeping, I couldn’t actually leave my house for a makeover. And because I was way too lazy to walk upstairs and take a shower, slap on some makeup and brush my hair…

I decided to give myself a virtual makeover instead… using PicMonkey.

This was my first time using PicMonkey, and I am IN LOVE. For real. IN LOVE. I’ve always been a Photoshop girl, but this might just change everything. It’s so fast. So easy. So free. And have you SEEN their makeover options?

I started with covering a few blemishes, then I airbrushed the crap out of myself and even used the wrinkle remover tool. It was like magic!

Then I gave myself a little spray tan, whitened my teeth, and added some blush, some lipstick and some mascara. I brightened my eyes, added a few subtle hair highlights around my face and went ahead and used the weight loss tool – might as well, right?

The results are AMAZING!

I look rested. I look like I just came off the beach. I look thin…

And it only took about 5 minutes.

I’ve printed several copies of my new look, and I’ve hung them all over the house (and I even tucked one into Even Steven’s sock drawer). I may even use it as my Christmas card next year.

One more time…


Tired Anna


Now – go give yourself a makeover – you deserve it!

15 comments on “A 5-Minute Makeover

  1. I’ve been wondering about PicMonkey. I’m still in denial that Picnik is gone. Boo-hoo. So I’ll have to try out PicMonkey. You look great!

  2. I have finally found someone sillier than me. I like that. You always make me smile. But what about the hair? LOL–Don’t hurt me! I like the touselled, convertable look and all but I bet that might be fun to do…as in photoshop a wildly wild dew!
    Repeat after me: “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”. You are!

  3. well, it does look better…but (dont’ punch me) you kind of look like you have a five oclock shadow…in orange!!!! ahahahahahahahahah…thanks for the laugh this morning!

  4. That’s the second recommendation I’ve heard for PicMonkey. Me thinks I need to check it out. I haven’t brushed my teeth yet, and I could use a spray tan

  5. I’ve never heard of it! Interesting! You even look tan…fabulous. xxoo-Kim

  6. I seriously don’t see THAT much of a difference! I really don’t!!! You look great in the before shot!

    But I’m gonna have to try it.

  7. Hmmmm . . . I wonder if I could do that to my face, then create some sort of mask so I never have to apply makeup or tweeze/wax my eyebrows again…

  8. Thanks for sharing – I could go for a tan and some highlights. (I just use photo editing for my yarn pics to take out all the marker and dried glitter glue on my photo surface, but hadn’t heard of PicMonkey and it’s makeover possiblities yet.)

  9. Hmmmm. I don’t know. You’re a beautiful girl, anyway you look. I can see the difference in your eyes (no bags) and the make-up and tan ( which is OK.). But all in all, nothing you couldn’t do yourself with some rest. And a hired cosmetician.


    Ah, you know I luvs ya, girl!

  10. I love that you can make everyday life seem funny. I’m still learning to see the humor when I’m in the moment – no problems seeing the humor after the fact! Oh, and thanks for the tip about PicMonkey.

  11. But, but… I want a REAL makeover, please!! You are totally adorable either way, though!

  12. Okay, maybe it is my glasses, but I like the first one better. I like the pale/messy hair combo. Makes you more accessible for a gal like me:)

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