Are you high maintainance?(8 Posts)
I reckon I'm not
Wear full make up every day
6 weekly hair colour at salon
Cut every 12 weeks
Pluck eye brows every night (dark haired like shaped brows)
Bleach moustache once a week
Bikini area defuzzed weekly
Shave legs and pits twice weekly
Facial exfoliator twice weekly
Face mask weekly
Deep condition hair once a week
Clear polish to nails once a week- colour to toes once a week
DIY fake tan in summer.
Cheapo Boots type products
Sounds a lot but I'm in my 40s had this routine more or less since I was 18.
Younger colleagues appear to spend much more time and money on their 'routine'
Everything waxed professionally.
Professional manicures/Minx nails
Is it an age thing?
A money thing?
Just curious .....off to check tache.
I don't think so. I used to be more high maintenance. Here's what I do, you decide:
Wash hair 3 times a week, let try naturally (or blast with dryer) and do loose curls with GHD's
Epilate my legs and underarms and bikini line as and when I feel I want to/they need it
I do my own "fake" nails and my own Minx toenails. The nails I do weekly (they are just stick ons) and the Minx lasts 6 weeks. So in all I'd average less than 15 minutes a week on nails.
File my feet and apply moisturiser to them in the summer every 2-3 days
Sunbed once a week in summer (I know, I know...)
I wear makeup most days, but not all, and this includes false eyelashes of the natural looking variety about half the time.
I wear contact lenses.
I colour my own hair these days, I do it quite often because
its a legitimate hobby in its own right I don't like greys.
I have Botox twice a year maybe 3 times.
I think that's all. I used to get my hair done in a salon, blow dry it most days, I used to have a gym membership, I used to get my nails done in a salon, have more facials and massages, etc when I was working as I was more stressed and felt I needed to/wanted to.
I'm the lowest maintenance person I know, and I'd really like some advice to change that, if you seasoned S&Bers wouldn't mind helping... (sorry for hijack)
I just don't know how to do all that stuff... I can't keep up with a akin care routine, I never make it a priority. I'm so... unkempt
I own gorgeous make up (DH works for Boots!) but haven't used it my hair is a mess etc... Where do I start?!?
I mean, I've no intention of being so incredibly high maintenance that I can't leave the house without 2cms foundation and perfectly straightened hair... I just want to take a little more pride in my appearance especially as I'm about to start my first job after being a SAHM.
I am so NOT a normal 24yo!
You are high maintenance, however you're a slattern compared to me.
Light make up unless I'm off out.
4 weekly root colour
4 weekly highlights
Eyebrows and upper lip threaded fortnightly
Full leg wax monthly
Self administered Hollywood monthly
Underarm wax fortnightly
Occasional sun bed
Jessica gel manicure as and when.
Botox every 3-4 months
Use a fruit acid face wash daily, serum then moisturiser.
I'm 41 and considering Dermal Fillers to re plump my cheeks.
Sounds like routine maintainance to me Tatty.
I don't think I am. But I'm not a slattern either.
Hair wash daily <<Disclaimer: I live in Southern Spain and when it's 30+ for nigh on 6 months of the year I need the cool water if nothing else>>
Shave legs every third day.
Bikini wax every couple of weeks
Shave armpits every other day/third day.
I do wear makeup every day, but it's the same whether I'm pottering or going out - mineral foundation, mascara, light bronzer, maybe eyeshadow. Never worn much make up, can't be arsed.
Pedicure myself every couple of weeks, just wear clear nail varnish on finger nails. When I remember.
Eyebrow wax every three weeks or so.
Don't sunbathe as really can't be bothered, but don't need fake tan either as have colour from just living here and pottering.
Hair - I am blonde and with the sun and twice yearly highlights, I have a trim every 8 weeks or so, but that's it. Dry it. Don't dry it. If I dry it then it's straight. If I don't it's slightly wavy.
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