Beauty articles are the best valium
Yoga, baths and chamomile tea have nothing on the seducing effect of a well-written beauty article. Matte foundations, glossy lips, brow brushes, liquid liners….. I don’t know about you but my blood pressure just dropped reading that sentence. There’s something so magical about it all. The in-depth discussion of powders, gels and creams that are intended for enhancing our natural features has a calming effect on me.
Though I do have a fairly broad understanding of beauty topics at large, most likely due to my consumption of the aforementioned articles, nothing about me screams “beauty junkie” at all.
Maybe the reason I find it so calming is because I am so distant from it. Never being one to favour beauty over my one true love, clothing, leaves me completely unaffected by whatever the actual subject being discussed is. Allowing my mind to wander off to another world, where the ability of a concealer to cover under-eye bags is the most pressing issue.
Make-up, hair and nails always fall as an afterthought for me. Something that I only ever indulge in if I have the luxury of spare time and money, or an event that demands I check all the metaphorical boxes required to produce a “lewk” worthy of being photographed in. I truly hope that one day the rest of my life will be together enough that I can afford to pour at least a fraction of my personal get-ready time into applying additional products on myself in an effort to look fully put-together. Until then I will have to settle for the brain massaging effect that reading about it does to me instead.
So if you’re feeling in need of a brain massage yourself, click here, here and here to find some beauty commentary to get you started on the train to relaxation. Or, if you prefer to let your brain go numb while watching something, check out The Most Relaxing Makeup Tutorial Ever.
YOU. WILL. NOT. REGRET.