Saturday, 24 April 2010

My Embarassing Beauty Misdemeanors

Despite the fact that I spend alot of time writing about beauty products, watching countless YouTube vids and generally being a beauty obsessed girl, sometimes I really lack common sense when it comes to my beauty routines. I will admit that sometimes I cut corners when I'm tired or just can't be bothered. I would like to say that I am 100% meticulous when it comes to these areas but I think everyone does things that they shouldn't or forgets to do things they should! I really should know better to be honest! Here's a list of things that could be included in my beauty misdemeanors...
1) I know it's stupid and it probably LOOKS even more stupid but sometimes when I use self tan and I know that the only bits on show will be my legs, my arms and my top half, I only apply self tan to those areas. I guess it's really a mixture between being a bit lazy and wanting to use less product so the product lasts longer. I'm sure Chris despairs sometimes but he's the only person who gets to see me naked so I figure, he knows me well enough not to mind!ha ha. Oh dear, I think we're now a little TOO comfortable around eachother to care about these things. Who said romance was dead???hee hee.
2) I know that the trend for nails is short and squared off but I just hate my nails when they are short. I have verylong thin fingers but when my nails are short, my fingers look so much more stubby and I can't stand that. I know alot of people think that long nails look cheap or tacky but I really don't think mine look bad. I do always square them off and I don't let them grow more than a couple of centemetres. I just think my fingernails look so much prettier when they are longer. End of. Also, even though alot of people think that french manicures are strictly for footballer's wives and glamour models, I actually love the look. It always looks clean and fresh and I just prefer them like that. I ALWAYS do my own nails as I don't see why I should pay someone to do it when I do a fine job of them myself (I'm not a cheapskate...honest!).
3) No matter how many times people tell me that washing your hair every day is bad for it, I can't help but do it. I cannot stand any hint of greasiness in my hair, it just makes me feel gross and unkempt. I have tried not to wash it before and I ended up not leaving the house because I felt so manky...sad but true! I know my OCD fairy is to blame for this obsession and it ain't gonna change anytime soon so I will just have to keep using intensive treatments, olive oil and coconut oil to keep my tresses in good condition.

4) Everywhere I look, I hear makeup artist saying "you should never apply bronzer all over your face". Yep, that's another thing I do. I do apply it with a very light hand but the thing is, no matter how well my foundation matches my skintone, I always feel that my face looks paler than my chest and neck so I have to compensate by applying a very light dusting of matte bronzer all over my face. I then contour with a dark powder like the one in the Sleek Contour Kit. This is just how I do my makeup and I like it.
5) I always hear people saying "oh I apply body moisturiser every single morning after my shower" and I always find myself thinking a) who the hell has the time to do that every morning and b) the sticky feeling on my skin would just irritate me, especially in summer. I have tried to be good and do that every morning but I often found myself waiting around for the moisturiser to sink in. Also, in summer in a hot office at work, it just makes me feel horrible. I much prefer to use a shower oil so that it does two jobs in one! It's a lazy solution to the problem!
6) Everyone knows that you are supposed to change your mascara every 2-3 months but I have to say that I don't. I know they say that it can cause eye infections etc but that's never happened to me before (I know that's not the best excuse but it's the best one I could come up with and I'm sticking to it!). I guess I just find it difficult because I love YSL and Rouge Bunny Rouge mascaras and they ain't cheap! So I can never bring myself to chuck them out when they aren't even finished. The only reason I would dump a mascara is if it's no good or it dries up.
7) I really should wash my makeup brushes alot more than I do. I am good with my foundation brushes and wash them alot but when it comes to my bronzer brushes, contour brushes or eyeshadows ones, because I use the same products alot, I just never see the point in washing them twice a week. The more I write this post, the more I realise that I'm quite a lazy person!

So, tell me ladies (and be honest!)...what are your beauty faux pas???? I would love to know!


  1. i loved reading this!! i'll make my own list. you're so funny!

  2. I have to wash my hair everyday too... I've tried a few times to go a day without washing it and I end up feeling so gross that I just have to. I think it's partly because i've got such thin hair that it gets greasy really quickly. So I feel your pain on that one!

  3. omw i am exactly the same with almost all of those!! So glad i am not the only one. I always feel guilty when i see girl slather on cream at the gym and i am like wth i dont have time for that :P hehe

  4. I don't wash my brushes often, I only ever throw makeup out when I'm done with it, I rarely apply moisturiser, I have to wash my hair everyday too or else I feel dirty and my hair goes greasy quickly, and the last one, which is a big one, I don't have a skin care routine! I always stick to it for a few days, but when I'm really tired and just want to get into bed, I don't bother.
    Haha looks like I do nothing right, ah well, It's not doing me any harm yet.

  5. That a bit scary but I am just like you about everything...I have a friend who apply moisturizer everyday and I am so envious I just can't do it lol. In winter I only apply self tanner on my arms chest and face lol I am half tanned half not. I wash my hair everyday I don't feel confident when they are not looking "brand new" lol....We are
    just girls I guess =)

  6. hahaha , yes i too wash my hair everyday . but i do use hot oil treatents weekly. and moisterising ? i hate the sticky-ness too , espically at night it fusterates me so much i have to get up and shower . and i do my manicures myself - why should i pay someone to do something i can do ? crazy . cute blog anyway , love erin x

  7. I do mostly the same things! I always wonder who has time to be meticulous in all those areas?! I am so lazy with skin care routines, but at least I never ever go to bed without taking off my makeup :P
    and yeah, when we pay good money for makeup it's reaaaallly hard to justify throwing it out when there's nothing wrong with it!
    xx <3

  8. LOVE this post, I am guilty of pretty much ALL of this and thought I was a bit of a tramp seeing as everyone else seems to go on about how they stick to certain rules! I'm dead lazy :-)

  9. I do all of that too!
    I definitely don't wash my brushes twice a week, sometimes not even once a week. My makeup never, ever gets thrown out unless it's old or bad.
    The thing I absolutely don't get is how people moisturize their entire bodies every single day.. I get gross and itchy if I even put normal scented lotion on in the winter. :( &like someone said above, I have no skincare routine besides washing my face.. haha.
    My worst is possibly that I sleep in my makeup sometimes if I'm staying at my boyfriends.
    It's nice to know I'm not the only lazy one.

    I love, love, LOVE this post!

  10. a really clever post...I do some of this things too!

  11. this was a great post! there are so many things that I do similar to you.

  12. Oh my I do soo many of these too!! The Fake Tan on selected areas, not washing my brushes enough, bronzer all over and I can not STAND not washing my hair daily- I hate even the slightest feel of greasy hair too!
    LOVED this post :)

  13. Very nice post.

    I love your nails the way they are. I have long nails, too and I never had anybody saying bad things about them.
    The biggest mistake I make is probably not taking my make up off before I go to sleep, which happens about once or twice a week, when I'm just exhausted after a busy day. Or sometimes I just take a cleansing wipe and just take the foundation off but not the eye make up because I just don't like using the wipes on my eyes. But I guess it doesn't really make it better if you still leave half your make up on.

    I also keep and use cosmetics longer than I'm supposed to but there just too expensive to be thrown out when they still look and feel good.

  14. Actually, the trend for nails is, and has been for a while now, long and almond shaped.

  15. Just so you know, I gave you a little award on my blog :)

  16. I totally forget to wash my brushes weekly, but I am getting better at at least wiping off the residue on a clean towel daily. And I keep my mascara until it goes dead, or another one comes on sale. Hehe.

  17. Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  18. I love #1! I do the same thing. :o) Mostly because I get lazy and impatient and so I only want to do the parts everyone will see. My hubby doesnt mind, so that's what I do!

  19. Oh my, I thought I was the only one uncomfortable and too lazy to put on lotion every morning after my shower!!

    I wash my brushes weekly...and sometimes bi-weekly (thank goodness I own about 12 foundation brushes, I try to not reuse them unless I've washed them.

    I just bought St Tropez body mousse, I doubt I'll be using it all over my body! I can't fathom it, the mousse if $40!!! So yeah, if no one but the hubs sees it, it won't be getting self tanned, haha.

    I also wear bronzer all over! I look so pale without it...the days I try not to wear it all over, I look at my pics and I look ghostly!

    Great post!


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