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Okay, so i know the title doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue, but bear with me. I really enjoy a good anti-haul post as much as the next girl. But I got to thinking. We’re supposed to be buffed and polished from head to toe, or else it seems like we don’t care what people think of us. Well, I do care what other people think, just not enough to actually do anything about it!

I’m a makeup junkie, I fully admit that! I have been ever since my mother brought home her makeup kit from Wilfred Beauty Academy (This place is still around apparently) full of the brightest colors that the 80’s had to offer. But, because I love makeup so much, people might see me as “high maintenance”. I’m far from it actually. Below is a list of beauty treatments that I have no time for or interest in.

Nail Art

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I’m not interested in having pretty nails or anything nail related really. I tried to get into the trend in college. I would spend what little money I had on a full set only to wish that I hadn’t gotten them done in the first place. I hate that way they feel so much! Even a simple manicure is more than I’m capable of maintaining. I’m a mother and children are gross! There, I said it! I spend my days cleaning up disasters and washing my hands more than an ER nurse! There’s no gel manicure on earth that can stand up to that!

Exception: Pedicures

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Now I’m not talking about crazy nail polish colors or decals or anything like that. I’m talking about trying to keep from looking like I can climb a tree bare foot or shred my sheets Edward Scissorhands style!

Wigs, Weaves or Long Hair in General

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This is a bit of a touchy subject for me. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my hair my entire life (that story deserves its own post). For a long time, I associated long hair with femininity. And dammit, I was gonna have long hair by hook or by crook! But after trying out weaves and wigs of varying styles and lengths, I discovered something. I. Hate. Long. Hair! I think it can look pretty and does look pretty on other people, but I cannot stand the way it feels. I hate the feeling of hair on the back of my neck or my face. There is also the extra fun fact that I’m hot all the damn time and having a bunch of hair sticking to my sweaty face and body is not my idea of a good time.

Exception: I’m a woman, and I reserve the right to change m my mind at anytime!

Fashion:  Like, real fashion!

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Oh boy! This is a tough one. One I’ve hand, I’m too old to shop fast fashion places like Forever 21 and Charlotte Ruse, but I still feel too young for places like Talbots and Chico’s.  Then there’s the whole “mom” thing where I don’t want to wear anything too fancy because it’s just going to end up covered in BBQ sauce and snot.  But then again, I don’t want to live in yoga pants and stained t-shirts forever.  Plus there’s the fact that I’m incredibly cheap.  That doesn’t help either.

I love to browse the Instagram’s of places like Elloqui and eShakti, but they are quite a bit out of my price range. However, it is time for me to start dressing like an actual grown-up.

Exception/Solution: Thrift!

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#SecondHandfirst! I resell clothing on eBay part-time.  Because of that, I know what to look for at thrift shops and online places like Thredup!  My goal is to try my hand at a capsule wardrobe full of higher quality pieces.

I’m also looking for a little help in the styling department by trying out Stitch Fix!  Somethings you just have to outsource things!

I love makeup!  I’ve picked my vice.  If I try to be stylish from literal head to toes, I would be dead broke in no time.

XOXO

 

Aisha