Being a (sort of) beauty blogger, you think I’d have fairly good habits when it comes to that subject. But, unfortunately, I do have a fair few bad things I do that I thought I’d get out in the open in an attempt to change. A sort of Beauty Anonymous, if you will. Talking about it makes it better, right?
one | I am awful when it comes to washing my makeup brushes. It’s something I tell myself to do at least once a week, but that period creeps by and it’s usually two weeks later when they eventually make their way near some water. It’s so gross, really. Need to make a conscious effort to clean them more often!
two | I’ve got a bad habit of leaving my eyebrows until they get to the point that they have to be done. I mean, recently I was growing them out to be professionally reshaped, but I’m so bad at doing them regularly! Having a fringe means that they’re covered which always encourages me to be lazy, until they’re literally out of control and I have to spend ages (in pain) tweezing them.
three | I always forget to moisturise after a shower. Despite owning approximately 15 different body moisturisers, oils and other products, 9/10 I forget to take one in the bathroom with me to use. You know, I could just go in my room and get one, but part of me just says ‘naaaah’ and I pull my clothes on instead. My skin has been quite dry recently too, so I really need to change this!
four | I rarely exfoliate my lips, despite wearing lipstick pretty much every day. I always use quite heavy formulas (thank you matte lipsticks and MAC amplified’s) so they tend to glide over any dry patches and make them less noticeable. I really need to get into the habit of this come Spring so I can wear lots of pretty, light shades.
five | The ultimate beauty sin: I occasionally ‘cleanse’ with just micellar water and a few cotton pads. This is oh so bad and only happens once in a blue moon, but it still happens non-the-less. I do give it a fair few rounds just to make sure the majority of my makeup is off, then try to use a mask the next day. It does make me feel awful/gross though and I feel like Mrs Hirons would be shaking her head at me in shame. Buuut, you know, late nights = laziness. …Trying to justify it isn’t working, is it?
So they’re a few beauty things I’m terrible at and the bad habits that need changing. Please do let me know yours in the comments, I’d love to read them!
Check out these lovely blogs: Kim Radley and The Lipstick Mysteries!