This is so not what I was going to blog about today, but on the Wicked Writers loop I’m on with Syl, the waxing topic came up and well, it made me chuckle and grimace at the same time. Coz, let’s face it, whether you wax the hair off, laser it off, cream it off, pluck it off or shave it off, it’s a PIA! In fact, there’s a lot we women do to maintain our wonderfulness that’s a PIA! And most of it hurts!
How about Botox? Uh, no way Jose! I am not going to pay someone to stick needles in my face while I’m wide awake and watching! Knock me out? Sure. Conscious, no way. Yet, I have many friends who have it done regularly, swear by it, and call me a wuss.
How about the collagen injections in your lips or face? Yowch! Again, knock me out and I’m game, but awake. Fugetaboutit.
When you think about it, we gals go to a lot of trouble to look good. There are the manis and pedis, the hair cuts, the highlights, the lowlights, and midlights. There is the tweezing, the plucking, the waxing and the lasering. There is the shaving of the legs, the armpits, the bikini area and the buttocks. There are the facials, the parafin wax jobs, the chemical peels, the permanent eyeliner, lip liner, the dyed eyelashes, not to mention the eyelash extensions and the hair extensions.
There is the endless search for the right moisturizer, foundation and nail polish. And let’s not forget about the eye wrinkle cream, the forehead wrinkle cream and the skin smoothing cream! Ack, then there is the toner after you wash with the special soap that costs a fortune. And god forbid after all of that, you walk out into the sun without SPF of at least 85! If you don’t, all of that hard work is ruined!
My grandmother was a southern gentlewoman, she had the most beautiful peaches and cream complexion all her life. She nevah, evah, went outside without a hat and gloves. And folks, she spent the last forty years of her life in south Florida! But when she died, well into her seventies, she had the creamiest smoothest skin ever.
Me? I used to put the iodine in the Johnson & Johnson’s baby oil and sizzle in the sun. Not anymore. I wear the SPF 1585 and a visor when I walk and my moisturizer has more sunscreen in it then those heat resistant shingles on the space shuttles. I take my skin very seriously! I take a lot about my appearance very seriously. I suppose it all comes down to plain ol’ vanity. I look better made up then not. So sue me.
But, as vain as I am, I will nevah, evah get a Brazilian butt wax!
How about you? Are you high maintenance, low maintenance, in between maintenance, and what do you do to maintain your wonderfulness?
Now, this inquiring mind wants to know if you’ve had a Brazilian butt wax! And I want details! 🙂