Rules of the Game (Girl Version): Day 5

January 29, 2011

Today, I’m the definition of superficial. All I’m supposed to care about is my outward appearance. This should be good for me….

Mission 1: Here Comes the Groom

So, it’s kinda uplifting to know that “[i]n the same way you can learn openers, routines, and confidence, you can learn looks.” Even better is that, “[n]o matter how you’re perceived right now, if you’re willing to make a few changes, you can be considered good looking.” Yay! There *is* hope for me yet!

The book offers a checklist of things to do to make oneself prettier.

Grooming Checklist

  • Change your hairstyle
  • Ditch the glasses
  • Get tan
  • Get a manicure and pedicure
  • Remove excess hair
  • Examine your eyebrows
  • Whiten your teeth
  • Get free dermatology advice
  • Accessorize
  • Join a gym
  • Eat healthier
  • Make sure your clothes fit

The suggestions in bold are the ones on which I’m going to concentrate. For example, last month, I waxed my eyebrows for the first time. While it’s embarrassing to admit, it did make me feel good about myself. My parents always yell at me to whiten my teeth (coffee drinker over here) so I’m going to make an appointment to get them professionally done. I joined a gym at the end of December and started personal training lessons last week. I got tan in Aruba but it’s fading fast, especially in this snow. Maybe I’ll try GTL’ing. It seems to work for all of those kids on the Jersey Shore. Also, my lil’ sis will appreciate if I stop stealing her clothes and buy some of my own that fit.

I also had to ask a good friend of the opposite sex, “If you had to pick one thing to change about the way I groom myself, what would it be?”

Our convo:

me: “If you had to pick one thing to change about the way I groom myself, what would it be?”
part of day 5 mission
friend: shower daily
me: I knew you’d say that.

So, yeah. That’ll be a goal as well.

Mission 2: Make a Change
My activity for the day was to head off to one of the stores recommended to me yesterday. While there, I had to tell the salesperson that I’m “going to a high-profile fashion show, art opening, movie premiere, trendy club, or whatever imaginary event best suits the new [me.]” Thankfully, I really do have an upcoming wine party that’s a semi-formal event.

I picked out a dress and even asked the salesperson to recommend “sharp shoes that match it.”

Mission 3: Brush Up

I got to pick one of the past exercises to do again (posture, verbal exercises, or mind-shaping audio). I worked on verbal exercises. I need to work on my confidence through my voice. This time I recorded myself to see how many “brain farts” I had – times when I said “um,” “like,” or “whatever.”  I stopped counting after 15. You can count for yourself. Guess I’ll need to keep working on this.

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2 Responses to “ Rules of the Game (Girl Version): Day 5 ”

  1. Kiren on February 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    All of those outfits are really cute. Which one did you get? I like the turquoise the best. I think you should bold the new hairstyle too. Not that yours is bad, but everytime I watch What Not to Wear, the new hairstyle definitely makes a huge difference. Go to Paul Mitchell or something. Is that where people go? I have no idea what I’m talking about.

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