This is going to be a two-part series with the other post (which will go up next Sunday) being all about the Beauty Things I Don't Like (which I probably should), but I thought I'd kick off on a positive foot! Today's post is about five different beauty 'things' that I like to do that in my heart of hearts I know I shouldn't do! Everybody has some of these, right? I hope you're comfy because today's post is going to be a little longer than usual.
As much as I know face wipes aren't really very good for your skin and as much as I had sworn off using them in a moment of weakness (read: laziness) I opened a pack of Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes and I fell in love. I've experienced scratchy face wipes, I've experienced alcohol-smelling face wipes and I've experienced dry, dry face masks - and I didn't like any of them. Well, these Good Things Face Wipes aren't any of those things, they're wet, they're soft and they smell like fruit. Honestly, I used one, felt a little guilty and then just embraced the enjoyment. I'm not back on the face wipe band wagon but I do really like these. I don't think they do much for my skin but they're good at getting my make-up off when I'm feeling really lazy and that's all I want from them.
I know I shouldn't wash my hair every day but when I don't it gets greasy and it gets lank. I have a seriously oily scalp and I've tried a lot of different hair care routines with very little luck. I stick to them for weeks and months but always inevitably fold and revert back to shampooing every day. If you know my pain then I feel for you, because our lot as greasy haired ladies is not a good one!
Now, I don't mean to insinuate that exfoliating is bad - it is not bad at all. But I think I like doing it a little bit too much... It's hard to know what is the perfect amount of exfoliation is but I know that my skin likes being exfoliated so sometimes it's hard to know what is too much of a good thing. I love chemical exfoliating treatments on my face and on my body I like to try brush or to use an exfoliating glove in the shower.
Waterproof mascara is a beauty staple of mine and since Kat from Tales of a Pale Face sent me a sample size of Benefit's They're Real Mascara I've been using it almost every single day. Now, there's nothing implicitly wrong with wearing waterproof mascara but when it is a mascara that is tough to remove then wearing it every day can create a little extra stress for your eye area. I worry that maybe having to spend longer (and using more product) trying to remove waterpoof mascaras is not doing my eyes any good... But in this heat where my make-up doesn't like to stay put I just can't imagine not using a waterproof/budgeproof mascara!
Is it wrong that I really like plucking my own eyebrows? The pain gives me a lot of satisfaction and I actually like the finished result. I know that my eyebrows might be transformed by letting a professional do all the hard work but I am yet to be convinced to let anyone else do this beauty chore for me. All you need is a good set of tweezers and an iota of restraint - as much as I find the feeling satisfying I don't want to overdo it.
What beauty things do you like that you probably shouldn't? There might end up being more than you originally thought there were!