- Not Taking Makeup Off Before Bed
C’mon, we’ve all done it so don’t give me that look! Whether you’re knackered from a long day at work, or a long night out, let’s just admit this one as a universally bad behaviour. Like sleeping with contact lenses on, or worse, re-applying your mascara from the night before to make your walk of shame less shameful.
2. Bleaching My Already Dyed Hair
If there is one thing I love, it’s dying my hair. I have dyed it black (my hair is naturally dark brown), burgundy, light brown, balayage’d it a golden blonde and done everything from a bronzed copper dip dye to ash blonde half-head highlights. I love highlights especially in the summer, which isn’t great for my curly locks. My hair naturally gets lighter in the sun, and it constantly craves deep conditioning, so bleaching does not help. I probably will not stop dying my hair, but I draw the line at primary colours and pastels.
3. Wearing Nail Polish Everyday
Okay, this one is quite serious for me. Not having my nails painted feels almost as if I went out without underwear. No one really notices, but I know. This is a terrible habit of mine, and I am always buying new nail polishes to add to my collection. I’d be lying to myself mostly if I told you I would quit. I am actually painting my nails as I am writing this blog, that’s how serious this is. I am aware of this problem, and I don’t want a nailtervention so if any of my family members are reading this, don’t bother!
4. Dirty Makeup Brushes
I find solace in knowing that I am not alone on this one. I’m not proud of this fact, though. I have so many makeup brushes, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Much less remember to clean them. Unlike the rest of this blog post, I won’t be defiant against things that aren’t good for me. I know this is a really bad habit, especially since my face is as sensitive as a baby’s bum.
5. Straightening My Hair Too Much
Everyone nags me about this one. So what! I like to straighten, blow dry, curl my already curly hair into waves, etc etc. I promised my hairdresser when I was getting highlights last month that I wouldn’t straighten my hair for the rest of 2016, or at least during the summer. I am not ashamed to admit that my will power is as strong as a twig in the winter. I cracked after about a day.