By BR Kellie
It was like someone had dropped a bomb on a field filled with flowers and newborn spring lambs. Or maybe it was like seeing someone had graffitied all over the Mona Lisa. Or perhaps it was kind of like looking into the eyes of someone you thought you knew, only to realise you know nothing about them. They may as well be a stranger.
What the heck am I going on about? Picture this. We’re at the office. We’re tap-tapping away on our computers. Rifling through courier boxes of goodies. Processing orders. And then suddenly one of us looks up from her screen and declares ‘God, I’m a fraud. All the times I’ve written you must wear sunblock and I pretty much never ever do.”
Should we have been outraged? Accused her of hypocrisy? Perhaps. Except what happened was we did that side-eye glance thing at each other. There were reddening of cheeks. Gazes fixed firmly upon objects in the far distance. And then the guilt got to me and I opened my mouth and blabbed my own confession. Then the rest followed suit. It turns out your beloved beauty crew are all guilty of not doing things we know we should, things we're always telling you to do. So what do we say to do, but don’t do ourselves? With the crew’s permission I give you our beauty sins.
The non-sunblock wearer was none other than our beloved Tabby. She insists that if it’s the middle of the day in the heat of summer she’ll pop some on, but on the whole she doesn’t bother. Instead she hides from the sun. And she never bothers with it during winter.
How often do we bark ‘it’s a crime not to prime’? Super often. Yet Amelia confessed to not priming her eyelids. Ever. We pried her for more acts of beauty treason, but she insisted that was all she didn’t do. So she’s pretty much a beauty goodie two shoes.
Queenie blew our collective minds when she admitted sometimes she goes to bed without taking her makeup off. The horror!!!
And then Nat one-upped her with the revelation that she only uses a cleanser if she’s been wearing makeup or reviewing a cleanser. At that point I was fuming because I cleanse twice a day religiously, and Nat and Queenie have beautiful and clear skin and I’m the pimply Pixie. (Generally hormonal pimples, but still…. Gah). Then Nat went on to say oh-so-casually that she brushes her hair once a week. Have you seen her hair? It’s fantastic. Nat. Has. Great. Hair. And she barely brushes it. It’s like she won the genetic skin and hair lottery!
As for me? What’s my big sin that I’m always saying other’s should not do? I have steaming hot showers. Love them. Wouldn’t be without them. I’m one of those souls that feels the cold, and often it’s the only way I can warm up. I have been known in summer to throw in a mildly cold blast at the end to attempt to make my hair shiny, but in winter? It’s hot all the way, baby!
So there you have it, our beauty naughtiness, laid out for all to see! Still, it’s got to be better than grafiiting a work of art or dropping bombs on newborn lambs…
Now, enough about us… what do you do that you know you’re not meant to? Feel free to share... because, let’s be honest, you can't be any worse than us!