I was a vain pot…

Hormone changes in me during my 10 months pregnancy were truly profound. Flashing back, I seriously do not know how could I be so vain?? Seriously vain vain vain. I just had this gush of dire need to look pretty and be accessorised all the time. Some say, if you’re preggie with a baby boy, the mother-to-be tends to be more vain and the skin will glow wor… I don’t know about the glowing part but I was seriously 100% top vain pot. Some of the things I would do:

- On workdays, I would sacrifice my sleep, woke up earlier in the morning so to straighten my hair (well my hair is actually considered very straight but I was so particular about being tidy that I must use the straightener for that extra smooth and silky hair).
- I had two earrings on each ear. One is a diamond stud so I hardly change but I’ll make sure my second earring (color, design) matches my clothes of the day.
- I put on full make up with mascara, lip liner, blusher, eye shadows etc. I will feel ‘na-ked’ if I go to work without all these paint on my face.
- I would buy new maternity clothes almost every week. If I don’t get to buy anything that week, I’ll be very upset. I just had to had something new.. blouse, pants, skirt, dress, whatever….
- Pedicure, Manicure is a must must must. I try not to be seen wearing the same nail color for 2 consecutive weeks.

and others others…..

The post pregnancy changes in me weren’t so apparent before I became a full time stay at home mom (after our move to Singapore). After delivery, I recovered from the vain pot syndrome. I no longer feel sorry for myself if I don’t look pretty or accessorised that day or if I woke up with a bad hair day. I still put in my bestest effort to dress well and look good of course. I still have to make a living. Err.. cannot go work looking like a zombie right.

Today, after 3 months of being a full time stay at home mom, I became such a minimalist. I still try to look my best but I’ve grown out of the need to put such heavy duty make up when I go out. Of course in front of hubs, or when we go out pat-toh, I try to dress up a bit la. Singapore is not too big. In case we bump into somebody we know, they won’t snuggle behind our backs and start gossiping how come so and so’s wife looks like a maid. Plus, I still wanna have No.2 leh… of course must look good and seeexxxyyy when hubs is around right? You agree or not? Blehhh….

18 thoughts on “I was a vain pot…”

  1. < ![CDATA[haha this is a funny post! oh well, i'm sure all girls/women want to be pretty ma! :) wah cannnot imagine that u have to buy new maternity dress everyweek ! those dresses are not cheap huh? yes i have to blow my hair everyday before i leave my room!! :> now i know , u r a TAM LENG mummy !!]]>

  2. < ![CDATA[Yaya...Agree with you. Must look nice even become SAHM if not later become "Ah SOH" then susah..Haha...Still have to seduce hubby mar...]]>

  3. < ![CDATA[Blurangel: No la.. I dont always get a dress, a pants, a skirt also I 'kum yuen' :P

    BR: I want.. but Mr Lim don’t want leh :(

    Sabrina: Ooooo… of coz… *wink*]]>

  4. < ![CDATA[wah, really don't know you're quite "vain", bought maternity clothes every week, gosh, then i guess you have more than 40 clothes..LOL

    actually, you still look very pretty without makeup :)]]>

  5. < ![CDATA[HuiSia.. I really have many... some same design but different colors.. some I only wore once. But all very affordable la.. I don't buy from mothercare's range. Too ex and not nice...]]>

  6. < ![CDATA[Vain is no longer in my vocab. Esp with my line of field..surrounded by geeky men..no need to be vain..lol!]]>

  7. < ![CDATA[sometime being vain is fun...just to pamper ourself and boost the self esteem.
    you already so pretty….minimalist definitely sufficient.]]>

  8. < ![CDATA[eh if not becos of no 2 also need to look good okay....We dress for ourself u know?

    And since u have “it” need to flaunt it ma *wink*]]>

  9. < ![CDATA[agree. agree. 100% agree. So, if I don't feel like having no 2, should I just dressed like a maid? hehe...

    Just kidding! :)]]>

  10. < ![CDATA[Vien: Yea la.. if no lengcai really no motivation to be vain :P

    M2LF: Thanks. It has been a while since I pamper myself. Jialat!!

    Sasha: Aahhh.. I mana ada ‘it’ :P

    Daniel: Thanks 4 dropping by. You sure know what’s in women’s mind huh :P

    MamaBok: Aiyooo… must find time for it. Dont work too hard ya..

    Everydayhealy: Hehehe.. maybe after u dressed up as maid, no.2 will come straight away.. :P (kidding)]]>

  11. < ![CDATA[hahahaaha....you are so funny. I didn't wanna look nice when I was preggy. Maybe because of the hormones which made me very unhappy and depressed :(]]>

  12. < ![CDATA[hi yvonne...how r u?

    eh…i was like u too! vain! need to get new clothes all the time. ha ha! not so bad anymore but still need to look good mah hor?? take care! and kisses to ryan boy!]]>

  13. < ![CDATA[MM: Hahahaha... I know :P

    M2C: They say if carry daughter, it’s the total opposite wor..

    Elaine: I was… you hardly see me that’s why you didn’t know. If you work with me.. then you’ll sure noticed :P

    Elly: Hahaha.. you also vain pot queen??]]>

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