I recently spent a week back at my folks place over Easter and, on leaving, accidentally forgot to pack my make-up bag. (I also forgot my hair-straighteners, diary, W’s night-lights and my work-key. Disaster.) This actually concerned me more than I thought it would.
I am not a HUGE make-up wearer you see. I know plenty of friends who would not dream of leaving the house without their lipstick or mascara on but I have never really been one of those women. In fact the only lipstick phase I went through was in my teens where Rimmel’s pale sugary-pink, (think Twiggy) or black-cherry (think Goth, the shame) were a must.
But now I only really wear lip-gloss, and a clear one at that, or mascara, if we are going somewhere special. So I was a little perturbed at how uncomfortable not having access to this little bag of magic made me. I came to realise that most days I DO find two minutes to quickly powder on some foundation and apply a quick swish of blusher and it does make me feel better.
I am not one of those “I am perfectly confident just how I am” kind of women after all.
I also came to realise some other rules I have almost unknowingly been living by. They include, but are not limited to…
- DO NOT leave the house without perfume, even to put out the rubbish.
- NEVER wear flip-flops without painted toe-nails.
- Keep all finger-nails the same length at all times. If one breaks the others are getting shortened too.
- Pluck eyebrows at least every other day for fear of looking like a cave-woman.
I am really not very laid back at all.
How about you?
Are there things you will not leave the house without doing? Are you a make-up or a hair-straightener slave?
Let me know.