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Makeup for a Breakup

The ongoing dilemma of my week: While going through a particularly emotional breakup, when putting on your brave face for the day, do you try to cover up your puffy red eyes with a full face of makeup and particular attention to your eyes? This way I think you’ll look your best right up until the moment that song comes on the radio and your mascara ends up leaked all over your face. Or do you go minimalist and possibly look moderately awful all day, but never risk the look of black smudged tear stains?

First world problems. I would like to know the answer.

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Valentine’s Day Rebellion

I hate Valentine’s Day. I’ve never met a guy who actually likes or looks forward to the occasion; I mean, flowers & chocolates? Those are for the ladies, amiright? Valentine’s Day for men would look a little different: Steak, blowjobs, and gifts of video games. (Don’t tell my boyfriend I told you that.) If that was Valentine’s Day protocol, how many of you are still on board?

Anyway, I’ll be honest, I like being the low-key girl who truly doesn’t care one iota about the occasion. I’m not just saying it, I really mean it: we can go right ahead and forget about it. Treat it just like any other day. Pinky swear, I don’t mind. In fact, I prefer it.

So I staged a little talk with The Boy about it a couple of weeks ago.

Me: “Hey, honey, how do you feel about Valentine’s Day?”
Him: “Uhhhhh….” *Deer in headlights look*
Me: “Because I think it’s a marketing ploy by retail corporations teaching us to equate love with dollars spent on this one arbirtrary day of the year, and I kind of hate it.”
Him: “Oh good. Me too. I don’t really like it. I kind of hate it, actually. A lot.”
Me: “So we’re not going to celebrate it then. Right? I hate it, you hate it, let’s just ignore it.”
Him: “I guess.”
Me: “No definitely. Don’t do anything.”

Cut to today. I genuinely have no plans or expectations for the day, and I’m kind of happy about it.

I text him a Happy Hallmark Commercialized Love Day message, JUST as the flower delivery guy walks in my office door with red roses for me. But the note was what really got me:

“Nicole!! I’m so glad we met each other. I know we said we wouldn’t do anything for Valentine’s Day, but you deserve these, and I don’t like doing as I’m told.”

God I love that man.