I don’t like to call anything “bad” about style or beauty habits, including mine. I am from the live and let live school of fashion critique. When I come upon an outfit that’s not my groove, whether online or in person, I find something positive and true to say or (best choice) stay quiet.
Surprisingly(?) that simple set of good manners does not exist universally online. I’ve never understood why on Facebook, for example, otherwise normal people take a moment to type: “Those shoes are hideous.” So well they may seem to you, but they’re like a Picasso painting to me, and why be mean? I have feelings too. /rant. So “bad” habits isn’t the right phrase. From the sunny side of the street I’ll say these are my “not yet up to par” beauty and style habits. No pressure to disclose your own – but hey, come on, let me know I’m not alone:
I use dull razor blades, because I am too lazy to get out of the shower for a new one. My method leads to blood and swearing. I think I can change this, now that I’ve disclosed it to the world.
I sleep on my side every night, no doubt creating enormous wrinkles on top of my average size ones. This habit will not adapt to change.
I have over-bleached my already thin, fine hair in the past. It definitely dried out and sometimes damaged my hair. All that stopped three years ago when I started the Gray Thing. Now it’s just purple shampoo and Mother Nature.
I don’t trim my long hair nearly enough. I’ve got little “fairy knots” at the ends. Since I don’t color anymore, I’m not forced to make those hair-upkeep appointments. Resolved: no skipping trims from today forward.
My absolute most damaging style habit: buying on clearance, and/or being cheap. Before I got more style-savvy ten years ago, I’d sprint to the sale/clearance racks and find “bargains.” I didn’t have to love the piece, the tempting price was enough. Now I’m a lot more strategic and thoughtful. And I am worth a few full-price pieces per year.
Beauty and health are closely connected, right? Well I probably drink too much wine, eat too much sugar, and can go a whole day with only a glimpse of fruits and vegetables. I’m working on this, and trying to eat closer-to-nature foods. Raisinets, for example; they come right off the vine, yeah?
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