So you like beauty products. You like playing with colours. So do I! Yay 😀
I love my blushes and lipsticks and eye colours… but I have no love for nail polish.
Yes ladies, I’m guilty of not enjoying nail polish. At. All.
Whilst I enjoy the pampering of a manicure and pedicure session, I find it suffocating on my nails to have that layer of lacquer on it. I have this irresistable urge to peel off the lacquer at every opportunity. Its a mental thing of course – nails are dead material. They can’t breathe.
I’ve tried to enjoy it … Heaven knows, I’ve tried! But I’ve finally decided that enough is enough. I can’t make myself love nor enjoy having painted nails 🙁
I do admire those who can carry off a painted nail, and who have lovely nails, and better yet, those who are artistic enough to do nail art. I take my hat off to you ladies! (I’m looking at you Xin and Nikki!)
As for myself, I’ll sit here with my naked nails and admire from afar. Perhaps I’ll buff my nails instead. That way I get the shine without the smell and the lacquer… that is if I bother 🙂
Saves me a heck more money anyway eh? 😉
Your say: Do you have one beauty product you just can’t get into?
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I have virtually no understanding in hair products… ^.^ I just comb me hair in the morning and I’m done. Shampoo + Conditioner never get past the stuff you get in hypermarkets.
haha! I’m the same actually. I can’t style my hair to save my life 😀 Probably the reason I keep it short 😀
I don’t like nail polish either, or most hair products. I work with my hands and nail polish on my finger nails are just begging to be chipped, scratche, etc… ^^; Same thing with toenail polisth, and since I wear socks 3/4 of the year and no one will see my toes, I don’t bother.
Yeah I tend to use my hands for everything so I’m always chipping my polish too. I do enjoy seeing my toenails painted though. Its always very pretty. But after a recent pedicure my toe nails looked awful after I removed the paint so I decided to stop painting them.
hm hm if there is one thing that i have to mention, it would be double eyelid stickers! goodness it is just so so so hard to make both eyes looking even!!! i bought some stickers just to practice, but i just could never get them right! darn!
Gosh! I’ve never tried those you know. I’ve come across them, but eeks! I’m terrified of poking my eye out!
I dislike doing/getting manicures but love pedicures. Mostly because I don’t see the point as I can never make them last, they always get dinged after a few hours. Not to mention how difficult it is (for me) to paint with my left hand on right .. am not the most coordinated person.
As for pedicures it is tons easier and I love seeing the flash of color. I do it mostly to prettify my ghastly feet 😀
I can’t get into facials like in a spa. Or exfoliating with a scrub – that’s just pure laziness.:)
ahh… I love facials! And I love going to the spa 😀 But you’re right about toe nails. I find it easier because no one will stoop that low to stare at our toes and hence mistakes are allowed! 😉
I cannot stand falsh eyelashes. Or even mascara. I have never purchased any of those products in my entire life.
I honestly do not see the point. Maybe if you’re an actress on stage and you want to highlight the eyes, but for everyday use or even for parties, false eyelashes are always awkward to me. I can always tell when someone is wearing falsies.
I might agree about false lashes because I’m crap at using them myself. But mascara can really open the eyes as I’ve learnt 🙂
*covers face* I have this thing for Nail polishes! hahaha they are like Makeup to me and I am so happy doing nail art! I have a feeling it will be over by the I get pregnant for something…
But you’re GOOD at it! So there’s no need to be embarrassed 😀 You’d be the chicest mommy on the block 😉
I totally know that feeling about that matter! I had a friend from school who could not wear nail polish at all either, for exactly the same reason you mentioned!
Really? Haha… my nails always feel like they’re being suffocated 😛
Same like xin, I bring myself to love those double eye-lid stickers or the glue. Sure, I had it years ago, just to satisfy my curiosity but I just hate that feeling of something sticking onto the lid. And it was made worst when I went for the Estee’s Model search recently. One of their makeup artist said my eyes are small and droopy (in the rudest way ever, like I don’t deserve to alive or something), so he used both. And the feeling of being poked in the eye and the horrible feeling of the sticker just further cemented the resentment. No offense to those who wear em though!
Yeouch! The MUA was not nice 🙁 I never thought about using these stickers, even if I don’t have very prominent double eyelids. Mine come and go as they please LOL
I know! I’m happy the way I am so I was seriously upset. Made a complaint to my fave MUA and got an apology. But I hold a certain grudge against this rudie, so when I saw him at a recent KLCC event, I chose not to buy from him. Hahaha.
I’d have told him off actually because it was uncalled for.
Ana Nazimuddin says
I’m like u Paris. I love my lip colours & now starting to get obsessed with eye colours & blushers as well. Just cant get into nail colour.. I’ve tried, but alas no. It all started with my job where I cant wear them. Then whenever I try, my nails will end up getting sick & dry. So I decided to dump the idea of painting my nails. I do enjoy manicure/pedicure/ nail-toe treatment once in a while. Dont think will ever indulge in nail polish though.
Yup! My nails get all dry and horrible too. I wonder if its the polish or the remover that does it, but either way I don’t like it.
i feel the same like you, Paris, about nail polishes. The other stuff i can’t get into is bath and body products…i can’t justify spending so much (like $14 Euros) on an Aveda shampoo (believe me i tried…lol)
Oops! I’m guilty of splurging on bath and body stuff especially shower gels. I have a soft spot for them LOL!
I love nail polish but I don’t necessarily need to have my nails painted. As long as they are nicely trimmed and neat looking, I am fine. I get manis once a month. I have a thing about not having unsightly cuticles. 😉
Great to know! I needed to hear from those who enjoy having their nails done. Its so decadent and such a quick and relatively inexpensive way to relax and primp 🙂
Sugar here, lol.
Mine is also false eyelashes! or thickyl applied mascara. i never apply more than one coat, i really dont like seeing ppl with either fake lashes/extensions/overly applied mascara, or even mascara that looks like mascara. lol.
but that soudns hypocritical, as i have long and thick eyelashes =.=
also i can never put eyeshadow. i love all the looks u create, but somehow i can never do it, so no eyeshadow for me. sigh.
You’re lucky to have nice long lashes! Us mortals need mascara LOL! 😉 I think eyeshadow is a matter of trial and error. Once you get the technique that works for you, you can use it everyday with any colour and have it work. Gotta try!
Me too! I really dislike doing my nails. Especially my finger nails because it just feels weird and looks weird and because I do eat some meals with my hands so that also makes it extremely unhygienic. It’s good though because I basically spend no money on nail polish.
Oh yeah if you eat with your hands then having nail polish on might be a problem. But then, as you said, money saved… to spend on other things! 😉
Erm, I think we are the same Paris 😛 I can’t paint my nails either… I prefer it bare or most I’ll just use a glossy nail strengthener but still it’ll be gone at the end of the day! hahaha. I only wear some colours for dinners or when I go somewhere but it’ll still get wiped off at the end of the day! hahaha 😛 I can’t stand the smell of nail polishes but currently I’m loving Orly and China Glaze coz there’s no Formaldehyde, no DBP and no Tuolene. Which is great but still gets wiped off at the end of the day haha 😛
LOL have you found a remover that’s kind on your nails then? I think I dislike the removing of nail polish as much as I dislike painting my right hand with my left -_-
Omg I hate painting with my left hand too… I alwiz have to start with my right hand if not everything will get ruined. 🙁 I have not found THE remover yet but then I kinda like Skinfood’s Lavender nail remover coz the smell isn’t that strong after removing it which I like a lot. Other brands especially Sally Hansen stays on for like days! Even after washing hands so many times. Omg that is the worst!
[sorry for the late reply coz just started working and feel like my legs are breaking standing 8 hrs daily… :(]
I hardly use nail polish too.
I don’t use eyeliner. Don’t know how to do it nicely.
Don’t need to use eyebrow products because I have thick eyebrows growing in a nice shape of it’s own.
Hardly use hair products besides the shampoo and conditioner. No discipline to do more. 😛
Ah… lucky you to have naturally beautiful brows! I never drew in my sparse brows until I was shown just what a difference a nice brow makes. I’m not into hair stuff too especially styling products. Tried it once but too grossed out by the goop.
And I suspect styling products causes acne too.
Yep especially if you are sensitive to silicones 😀
I used to paint my nails all the time when I was younger. But nowadays, I just can’t do it anymore as nail polishes seem to make my nails and even fingers dry! It just feels so uncomfortable.. like the polish is sucking up all the moisture in my hands.. I don’t know why. So yeah… no more nail polishes for me.
Gosh! That is certainly odd. I get that feeling when I remove the polish. My hands always feel soooo dry after that.
Connie De Alwis says
nails for sure… and hair stuff. I used to own a brush and now I don’t. I’m using this free comp that came with the Sunsilk sample in a magazine… :p
LOL ok that’s pretty drastic 😀 But hey if it works and your hair doesn’t look like a bird’s nest, its all good 🙂
Same with you…I totally have no love on nail polish. Reason is because I think my nails doesn’t look great with it..And i had a habit of bitting it? Wuhahha XD
Ah then you should use nail polish! so you stop biting 😉
I don’t do nail polishes either so I share your sentiments. I just buff them myself when I want it nice and shiny.
I have to get into the habit of buffing. I love the look of shiny buffed nails but I’m always too indisciplined to buff.
For me it’s perfume!!!! Well I dont know would you consider that a beauty product but I just dont see the point if using a perfume?! just bath everyday and you’ll smell good too!!!!!
LOL…!!! I’m so sorry but I had to laugh at this one 😀 Considering that perfumes were originally meant to mask the unwashed smell you are probably right! 😀 That said, I do quite like my perfumes. Although perfumed shower gels work just as well… for a lesser price 😉