I’ve been sick the last couple days. Nothing serious, sinus, congestion, hacking; just a bug that’s going around the office. I rarely get sick but when I do it hits me hard and fast. I left work early on Tuesday, took yesterday off and felt a little guilty. So this morning I decided to go into the office, so I got up, got dressed and looked in the mirror …and screamed! I looked like hell. I opened my make-up drawer and thought…WTH is all this crap?? My mind was too numb for all this.
Let me remind you that I am seriously lacking most of the normal Girl Genes. I wear pants almost exclusively because I hate to shave my legs. So what possesses me to buy all this stuff?
Well I guess I’m not lacking the Shopping Gene. But seriously how many mascaras does one person need? Surely not 7. And why do I have 5 different lip liners when I don’t wear lipstick? But wait! What’s that you say? You see not one, not two but six tubes of lipsticks in the above photo? That’s not all. I know for a fact that there are two more on my dresser and two more in my purse. Three Blue eyeliners? BLUE? How many different shades of brown, beige, taupe and cooper can I wear at one time? Hell! Some of them aren’t even open!
Make-up isn’t the only thing I collect. 5 curling irons and several sets of rollers? I don’t have time for this and my arms get too tired halfway through the process and then I burn my neck or ear. That surely doesn’t bode well for those around me.
Headbands, barrettes, bobby pins, combs and clips. My hair hasn’t been long enough for these in years!
And hairbrushes. How many hairbrushes does one person need? I don’t even carry one in my purse. Nope, I brush my hair in the morning then it’s ‘what you see is what you get’.
I also have fancy shampoos, mousse, pastes and hairsprays. Does that stuff have an expiration date? If they do I could be in trouble. Some of that stuff is ancient.
What all this leads up to is this. What to do with it all. Aside from the purple hairbrush above, this is what I use on a daily basis.
Yes, that’s it. No foundation, no powder, no blush. Yea, seriously lacking in Girly Genes. I can’t remember the last time I used any of that other
stuff in which case the rule is “If you don’t use it, lose it” But then again there’s Murphy’s Law. You know as soon as get rid of it, I’ll need it and I’ll have to go buy new. That kind of shopping does not make me happy
So what do you think? Destatsh or not to Destatsh? That is the question.