by BR Tabatha
My wardrobe is now 80% activewear (which I'm rarely active in), my hair thinks my brush is an instrument of torture, and my skincare regime is a three-step routine on a really good day.
Goblin mode is real, and I'm not angry at it.
After working from home for so long, after reading tragic new stories, after seeing the world change - and sometimes not change when it should - is it any wonder that we want to blob? To slob? To slop around like that long forgotten tub of leftovers in the back of the fridge?
Unfortunately the reality is that we can't always live our best goblin life. Sometimes we have to pull ourselves together in order to face said world. So how can we make the most basic of efforts to look world-ready while still embracing our goblin mode aesthetic?
Frankly, I think the short-haired among us have it sorted. Just run wets hands through your hair, maybe use a bit of product, and you're good to go. Have long hair and are being forced to care? Tip your head upside down, scrape it all together, twist it round and throw it up into a messy bun. Cute with minimal effort for the win!
Hair need a wash but you can't be bothered doing so before heading out? Pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and twist it into a ballerina bun for a 'polished' look.
Goodbye twelve million step skincare regime, hellooooo washing face with a flannel and warm water, or maybe - if you're pushing the boat out - micellar water and cotton pad, followed by moisturiser and, during the day, spf. (What? You think we're not going to insist on spf? Embracing goblin mode should not interfere with your health).
Need to look a little more pulled together? If you've been hiding from the sun so much that you could be mistaken for a goblin vampire, a tinted moisturiser will add a little life and dimension to your face. Next, grab a lippy, dab a bit onto your lips with your fingertips, then take what's leftover and blend it onto your cheeks for a hint of colour. Finally, run a little mascara through your lashes, and you're good to go.
One last tip...
While goblin mode is all well and good and fun to joke about, there is a difference between having an off day, and actually letting yourself go due to your mental health not being at its best. If you do find yourself in a proper rut, please talk to a medical professional.
So, are you a goblin gal? Do you engage in goblin mode? And how do you do it, but make it beauty? Or do you prefer to keep yourself looking polished 99% of the time? Chat below!