Thursday, November 3, 2011

12 Semi-Embarrassing Beauty Habits We’re (Probably) All Guilty Of

Treating every aisle at the drugstore like the beauty aisle
Vaseline to tame messy eyebrows, Visine to fight skin redness, Preparation H to de-puff tired eyes—they might make our roomies and partners do a double take, but boy, do they work.

Shaving here, there, um, everywhere…
Nothing is off limits including your arms, your belly and even your face (hey, some VIPs say it produces collagen).

…and STILL somehow forgetting to shave those three little hairs!
…around your knees, under your arms and, yes, on your big toes. It’s a lot of surface area to cover, ya know?

Holding on to cracked, shattered or melted makeup for aeons
There’s no shame (OK, maybe a little shame) in keeping broken blush or melted lipstick in your makeup case in a plastic bag or paper towel. It makes a huge mess, but you’re not going down without a fight.

Giving yourself a two-minute two-toe pedicure
If you don’t know what that means, let’s just say it involves being in a rush, a fabulous pair of sandals, a not-so-fresh pedicure and a genuine fear of the hostess with a “shoes-off” policy.

Using freebies as a mini-makeover
Like giving yourself a quick lipstick change at the local beauty counter without any intention of buying the hue.

Ignoring expiration dates
Does this bottle smell weird? If you have to ask that question, you’re probably guilty of this semi-embarrassing beauty habit.

Borrowing from the boys
His shaving cream, his deodorant, his razors, his cologne. The fact that he doesn’t put a lock on his side of the medicine cabinet makes you want to borrow it that much more.

Loving crazy beauty trends—from afar
You might enjoy reading articles about fillers, DIY finger waves and 3-D nail art, but you’ll take some apricot scrub, a high ponytail and a baby pink manicure over a new beauty trend any day.

Sticking to the same beauty routine (for a long, long, LONG time)
Like, since high school. So you found the ideal shade of lipstick when you were 13 and perfected the cat- eye flick at 14—you can’t help it if you were a child genius!

Using a tooth as a substitute for a nail file
It’s semi-embarrassing when it happens at home…completely, 100 percent traumatizing when you find yourself doing it in public. Yeesh.

Using a braid or bun to hide über-dirty hair
At the office meeting. When you have a dinner that evening. What possessed you not to shower that morning? It’s anyone’s guess.


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