Last week I posted about Beauty Things I Like (which I probably shouldn't) and today I'm posting about the flipside and will be talking all about the beauty things that I just don't really like. I'm not slating any of the products in the photo above but each of these products (or collection of products) represent a beauty 'chore' that I really don't like! I'm going to be talking about five examples so I hope you're nice and comfy because this post is going to be on the long side.
First on my list of beauty dislikes is the morning skincare routine. In the mornings I'm usually half asleep and on the grumpier side. The prospect of a multi-step beauty routine is simply not one of my priorities, and more often than not I only really reach for a cleanser, serum and moisturiser. I have to get into the habit of being more thorough but it will take some doing given my usual 'morning' self. I think the trick (for me anyway) is to have products that you love using so that you actually look forward to picking them up in the morning. One day I will find this holy grail of skincare combo's and no longer ignored shall the morning routine be.
Second on my list is conditioner. Now my hair has grown and has reached a length I like to refer to as 'mid-length' (a.k.a as long as it ever gets) it takes long enough washing shampoo out of my hair (especially anything SLS free) let alone adding conditioner to the list. Conditioner makes more difference that I would care to admit to the look and manageability of my hair but it is still on my bad-side because I just find it a bit of a time-suck. I'm trying super hard to use it more often (especially when I have such a lovely conditioner to use) but it is never something that I reach for with a smile.
Nail polish always chips if you leave it on long enough but some formulas are worse for chipping than others. I really do like to wear a colour for at least a week so some formulas (yes Essie, I am looking at you) sometimes get worn to death, and my death I mean chip-city. If I'm going anywhere where I need to look smart then I will usually rectify the problem but if I'm left to my own devices then chipped polish can hang around a little bit too long on my nails. (I just hate the smell of nail polish remover, it makes me sad.)
Need I say any more? This is the ultimate beauty chore.
In the same vein as using conditioner, I find that hair masks are a lot of effort. I have a few kicking about that I really should put to use but I never find the time (even though I can find the time to do multiple face masks a week). They are forever on my 'to do' list and one day I shall fall in love with them and then my hair will live happily ever after. Hopefully.
These are the beauty things that topped my "I Don't Like You" list that I really should do more often! What beauty things don't you like doing that you probably should?