Heya, cuties! I’m feeling the need for some end-of-the-week beauty catharsis. As I sit here typing this sentence, my hair stinks more than sticky pleather pumps in the summertime.
This week several beauty rituals fell by the wayside. There were so many exciting makeup releases to cover (Chanel summer!!), plus I had hella reading and homework to do.
Thank goodness for all the fab beauty remedies we have at our fingertips. Without ’em, I might’ve completely devolved into Pig-Pen territory.
With the Powers-That-Be as my witness, here are all the beauty violations I’m guilty of this week.
Beauty Confession: I can’t remember the last time I washed my hair. I think it might’ve been Tuesday? I’m usually very motivated to be clean so I shower every night, but for the past few days I haven’t been washing my hair before bed. Drying five pounds of wet hair at 1 a.m. is no fun.
When my hair smells sketchy in the mornings I reach for Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ($24). It’s a fine powder mist I spray on my roots. Naturia removes the greasy smell, erases oily shine and boosts volume. While not as refreshing as a real deal shampoo sesh, in a pinch it gets the job done.
Beauty Confession: All the nails on my left hand are different colors. Avril Lavigne could get away with it during her Sk8er Boi era. On me it just looks plain crazy.
When I’m feeling swamped, eliminating the cotton ball from the nail polish removal equation makes the job a billion times easier.
Sally Hansen has one for busy beauties like us called Kwik Off ($4). It’s a big ole’ sponge soaked with nail polish remover and housed in a jar. I open the jar up, stick my finger into a pre-made hole in the sponge, twist it around a few times, et voila — my nail polish disappears faster than Cuba Gooding Jr.’s film career.
Beauty Confession: I haven’t showered in two days. Earlier I mentioned that I usually shower every night, but last night I was totally glued to the tube (The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, watch it!). Plus, just the thought of squeezing a jar of body wash felt exhausting.
Instead of an actual real shower before bed, I spritzed my stanky bod from head to toe with Clean’s Shower Fresh Eau de Parfum ($38) before slipping on my pajamas. It’s a light fragrance with a fresh, soapy scent. Ah, to smell shower fresh without an actual shower — it’s priceless.
Beauty Confession: I haven’t plucked my eyebrows in days. Now they resemble overweight caterpillars.
Many brow tweezers have crossed my path, and out of ’em all my favorite is the Slant Tweezer by Tweezerman ($20). Like the Terminator of all brow tweezers, the Tweezerman gets the job done efficiently, quickly and with minimal effort. The prongs have the perfect amount of tension, and the slanted tip grabs even the tiniest hairs. I plan to defuzz myself this afternoon and rejoin the land of the living.
Lovely ladies, are you guilty of any beauty violations? Now is the time to confess your makeup and beauty related sins in the comments!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,