Something I think that's very easy to believe about beauty bloggers is that we all have this amazing routine that never falters. And there are a few things that I do on a weekly basis that some might find a little bit disgusting. So of course, in true blogger fashion, I had to share them with you.
THE ONCE A WEEK HAIR WASH
Whenever people ask me about my hair and how I've grown it so long and get it to be so shiny. I always give the same response and it's all down to the fact I rarely wash it. I used to be a daily hair washer for the majority of my life and I found it incredibly hard to break the habit until my hair was so damaged and falling out from dying it white blonde that I knew I had to retrain my hair and embrace my natural oils. We've all been told by our hairdressers why it's so important for overall hair health not to wash it every day. But being told and then actually doing it yourself are two are very different things. And retraining your hair washing process isn't easy, it's a little bit gross but the benefits are well worth it. Not only has my hair grown at a rapid rate but it's also improved it's overall health drastically too. It's so much more shiny and full and obviously a lot softer too and even though having greasy hair is a little gross those natural oils can do wonders for your tresses.
FALLING ASLEEP IN MY MAKEUP
Whilst I never go to bed in my makeup I've fallen asleep in it so many times, but what's the proper nap etiquette? Having a quick disco nap is one of the most glorious things in the world but waking up with your eyelashes stuck together is a less than pleasurable experience. So fellow nappers, what do you do? Do you take your makeup off before you have a nap or do you just leave it on so then when you wake up from your nap you can on with your day once again like nothing ever happened?
NOT SHOWERING EVERY DAY
You know those people who say they can't start their day until they've had a shower? I'm probably the farthest thing away from that. I always thought it was kind of disgusting to not get clean every day but when you're inside all day, not doing any sort of physical activity apart from working. Do you need to shower every day? For me, no because if I'm not leaving the house, coming into contact with others and being around general bacteria there doesn't feel like there is much need. I still wash my face and brush my hair etc but only having a shower or bath every other day is something that works for me.
AND GENERALLY NOT LIKING THE SHOWER
A somewhat oddly controversial topic is whether you're a bath or a shower person. I'm definitely a bath person and whilst I understand why people don't like them because you are sat with your own filth around you, I'm never that dirty so it doesn't really bother me. And I never feel properly clean unless I've had a bath, showers aren't something I enjoy and shaving your legs in one isn't something I find easy. I get cold, I feel rushed and I feel like I'm drowning and I know these are all things that sound pretty silly and melodramatic. But just like people have pretty strong opinions towards baths I share the same distaste for the shower.
PEELING MY NAIL POLISH OFF
One of the greatest pleasures in my life is when I peel my nail polish off and it comes off in one solid piece. I know it's not great for my nails as I'm probably taking the top layer of the nail off as I do so but there is something just so satisfying about it. And it's even better when it's done with a dark nail shade so you don't have to worry about removing it and getting dark polish stained into your cuticles.
Do you have any beauty confessions?
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