Whilst we’re all happy to talk about our make up routines and how we do our hair. It occurred to me the other day, we don’t really talk about the embarassing side of beauty. The stuff that we all do and is all a necessity but we just never really talk about it. When I was growing up, there were some parts of beauty that I just didn’t get and felt like I was abnormal for doing these things. I thought it may be nice to get down and talk about the embarrassing stuff, you know as I want this blog to be as real as possible and maybe if there’s someone out there who felt like I did, maybe you’ll feel a bit better at the end.
Oh gosh hair removal. Do boys realise how lucky they are? I mean us girls literally have so much hair to remove. Legs, armpits, bikini lines (see I told ya we were getting down and dirty with this blog post) the whole lot, we are constantly on the mission to be hair free. Shaving is of course the easiest way to remove hair, but be sure to use shaving foam or a good moisturising soap alongside it. If you’re like me and you have sensitive underarms, I tend to use a hair removal cream such as Nair to help dissolve the hair and it’s not as harsh as regular shaving. Using hair removal cream is also perfect for keeping hair at bay a little longer, it’s perfect if you’re going on holiday or for a weekend away and you don’t want to be fretting about shaving every day.
Oh eyebrows. They’re a funny old thing when you think about them aren’t they? Two lines of hair on your face, like seriously what is their purpose? When I was growing up, everyone was into really tweezing their eyebrows till they were basically two teeny tiny tadpoles. Thankfully my Mum wouldn’t let me lose with the tweezers and would do them for me saying it was better to be natural. At the time, I hated them and was convinced I was Charlie from Busted’s doppelganger, but now I am thankful. When I was younger, I used to have a monobrow, oh yes. But thankfully thanks to years of waxing, and threading that has now disappeared. I find that tweezing can be quite hard to get a really nice polished shape, so I always get my eyebrows threaded, it lasts for 4-6 weeks and leaves you with a polished look. You’ll usually also be able to get them down for under £10 too so it’s not that expensive. If you have unruly brows like me, then threading is a good way to go. Oh and yes it hurts, but it’s only for two minutes, I promise.
Spots aren’t cute right, but most of us do suffer from them unfortunately. When I’m having a major break out, I turn to a clay face mask such as the Una Brennan Superfacialist Pore Purifying face mask, a spot treatment such as this one from Malin & Gometz and Sudocrem. Yes it’s not for everyone but it always helps my skin out when I’m having a crisis.
I was about 12 when I was sitting in my chemistry class and a boy who I still remember the name of, turned to me and said “Corrie, you have a moustache.” Can you imagine how mortifying that was for a young girl who’s just starting to grow up and to be told they have a moustache. Well it’s scarred me ever since and being a brunette and a bit of a teen wolf, about once a month I turn to my old friend Jolen. It’s a facial bleach that you use to lighten the hairs on your face, I’ve been using this for about ten years, I grab the sensitive version, apply it for 10 mins and voila, goodbye tache! You can also use it on other areas such as side burns, etc.. but it’s a life saver, and if you’re brunette like me, don’t worry we all have a secret tache, real girls have them okay 😉
Oh the dreaded cellulite. Sadly there seems to be no tried and tested formula, but I tend to try and exercise, drink loads of water and use a dry body brush. Using this in upward stroke motions before the shower helps to get all the cells moving in my body meaning that the stagnant cells which cause the effect of cellulite get up and packed on their merry way.
Okay so that’s all I can think of right now for the embarrassing beauty front, but lets be honest we all have hair, and we all get spots, it’s just part of life. Let me know if you enjoyed this post and maybe we’ll talk embarrassing beauty in the future!