Today I thought I’d write a post on my bad habits when it comes to beauty. I know that many of these things are really bad, but for some reason I can’t seem to change! Maybe writing them down will force me to confront my habits… Anyway here they are:
#1 Not removing my makeup before going to bed. I know this is so bad and I ALWAYS do it if I have eye makeup on, but if I’m just wearing a bit of foundation I can be a bit lazy and just sleep with it on.
#2 Not taking off chipped nail varnish. I love painting my nails, but I don’t love removing the nail varnish. This means I always keep it on for much too long and it just looks terrible. I sometimes paint over the chipped bits, but that doesn’t look much better.
#3 Not maintaining my eyebrows. My eyebrows are fairly bushy, not in a cool Cara Delevingne way, but in a slight mono-brow/stray lone hairs way. I get them threaded occasionally and always tell myself I’ll keep up with plucking them, but those lone hairs always grow back faster than I have time to get rid of them.
#4 Using a product solidly for a week and then never again. I am most likely to do this with lipstick! I will find a new product that I love, wear it all the time and then get bored and want a new one or a new shade!
#5 Cutting my own fringe. So this isn’t exactly beauty but it is a bad habit! I’ve only recently stopped doing this because I’m trying to grow my fringe out, but I used to always to cut my own fringe. The main problem was that in my quest for an even fringe, I always ended up cutting it too short! Not a good look, I should have just gone to the hairdressers!
#6 Not washing my makeup brushes. I have realised by this point in my list that most of my bad habits are down to laziness! I just never seem to get around to cleaning my brushes and I know I really need to.
#7 Impulse buying. I am so bad at reading a good review and wanting to buy the product instantly. Then in hindsight I realise that I didn’t REALLY need another nude lipstick or eyeshadow palette.
#8 Buying things because they’re on offer/ sale. You know those offers in Boots/ Superdrug like “buy one get one half price” or “spend over a certain amount and get this product free”? I am terrible at resisting these. I tell myself that I am actually saving myself money when really I wouldn’t have bought the product without the offer. I’m the same with sales. Illamasqua do really good ones (see my post on my recent purchases here) and I always buy too much.
So there are my bad habits, do you have any that are the same? What are your bad beauty habits?