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December 19, 2011

10 Hair & Beauty Rules I Break

I am guilty of breaking so many hair and beauty rules. I know I should practise what I preach but, to be honest, sometimes I just can't be bothered. Please forgive me.
  1. Sometime I just can't be bothered taking my make up off before bed, especially if it's been a big night. I'm definitely getting better at it (remembering's always a start, right?) but occasionally I'll just use a cleansing face wipe. Oh well, that's better than nothing.
  2. While we're on the subject of make up removal, I don't actually own a make up remover. If I want to remove my make up I use my normal cleanser.It's probably a bad thing, yes, but it works for me.
  3. I know I wrote a full post about the recommended shelf life of cosmetics, but I don't follow it to a tee. I don't keep my products forever though, don't get me wrong. My cosmetics are thrown out when I feel they should be.
  4. This is possibly one of the worst beauty related crimes anyone could ever commit but I don't always use an eyeshadow primer. Dun dun dunnn. It's never done intentionally though, sometimes I just forget.
  5. Be prepared 'cos this next one's kind of gross. I'm a serial pimple picker and popper and, no, I don't always wash my hands first. I knowwwwwww it disgusting but sometimes they're just too damned irresistible. The good news is my skin's cleared up heaps lately (look forward to a post very soon) so there's rarely anything to pop.
  6. My face care routine consists of me using two face products; a cleaner and a moisturiser, occasionally with a pimple cream thrown in. My routine is nowhere near as comprehensive as other peoples (or perhaps as comprehensive as it should be) but it works. However, with that being said, I'd love for someone to recommend a good eye cream for me. I'm 19 years old and I have no idea what to get.
  7. My hair isn't cut anywhere near as often as it should be, or I'd like. Everyone, including myself, recommends getting a hair cut every 6-8 weeks. Sometime I might go months without getting mine done but, again, I'm getting better and more consistent.
  8. I don't always use a heat protector in my hair. I'll often not intend to use styling tools in my hair and just plan on straightening a flyaway or two. Next thing I know my whole head of hair is straight and, well, damaged as hell.
  9. I don't use or own a cuticle oil. It's bad, I know it's bad, and I need to fix it. Does anyone know if Bio-Oil makes a good cuticle oil?
  10. I touch my hair and face constantly. CONSTANTLY. I have no idea why either. I think I touch my face to see if I need to blot or reapply my powder. Who knows?
Anyway, ladies, those are 10 of my most frequently broken beauty rules. There's probably others but I couldn't think of them. Be sure to comment below with beauty rules you break, it sure would make me feel better about myself!

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  1. I break every single one of them too! Though my skincare routine now includes a Lush fresh face mask or scrub every day. Their Cosmetic Warrior mask is helping my skin so much! But I rarely moisturise as 1. I've never had dry skin and 2. I'm yet to find one that doesn't make me break out. I'm petrified that all the good my scrubs/masks do is undone by clogging pores with moisturiser.

  2. I'm the same with pretty much all of these! I do number 5 all the time then regret it because it always makes it worse :(

  3. Lols Sophie dont feel bad I break all there rules too and so do my sisters :P so your not the only one :D

  4. A good cutical oil is from seacret I use it all the time!!

  5. To Chloe, I didn't moisturize often until I bought the one I use now. Stay tuned for a skincare post to find out what it is. Also, I'll be sure to check out the face mask!
    To Amy, I know. It's so hard to resist!
    To Maddy, oh good. It's good knowing it's not just me.
    To Anonymous, I'll be sure to check it out!


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