My Bad Beauty Habits

My Bad Beauty Habits, Bad Beauty Habits, Bad Beauty Habits Blog Post
So as a beauty blogger you might expect that I completely follow the rulebook when it comes to beauty do's and don'ts but that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, I've got one too many bad beauty habits that I need to change. Most of them come down to be being lazy and others are habits I've fallen into as ways of dealing with stress.I thought it would be fun to share a few of them with you guys as you might be able to relate to some or all of them yourselves. If not and you've got your beauty routine flawlessly mastered, you can just laugh at my downfalls instead. Enjoy!

Mascara Picking
This is probably my worst beauty habit and something that I get called up on all the time by my friends and family. If I'm bored, stressed or anxious, you'll find me picking my eyelashes like there's no tomorrow. I don't know why but I find picking bits of mascara off to be quite theraputic but in terms of beauty, its not a good look. Most days I end up with makeupless eyes thanks so all my picking and I've even pulled out clumps of eyelashes along with mascara in the past. Patchy eyelashes and panda eyes by 5pm - not a good look!

Nibbling at Nails 
Another habit of mine when I'm bored, stressed and anxious is to bite my nails and the skin around them. I know, gross right? Again, I don't know why I do this as I'd love to have long natural nails but when the urge to bite comes over me, I find it hard to stop. I've tried those hideous tasting nail polishes to deter my biting ways but I soon get used to them and am If I'm not biting, I'll be picking instead. Bad times!

Neglecting my body
I'm okay-ish when it comes to treating my face with expensive cleansers and moisturisers but my body is a totally different story. I'll be honest when I say - I don't remember the last time I moisturised my body with a body butter or gave it a good exfoliation. The most it gets is a quick wash and shave in the shower - pleasant thought for you all there! I don't know why I neglect my body so much but it needs to change - I'll only regret it when I'm older and have the face of a 40 year old and the body of a 60 year old. Eeek!

Lazy morning skincare
Notice how I said I'm 'okay-ish' when it comes to treating my face in my previous point? Well, the reason I wouldn't consider my skincare routine great is because I totally neglect it in the mornings. I always try my best to give it a nice treat before bed with a full cleanse, tone and moisturise (although even this slips on ocassion) but in the morning, I jump straight in the shower without giving my face a thorough cleanse. A quick swipe of micellar water and a blob of moisturiser is about all my face sees in the AM. I'm blaming this one of lack of time and tierdness but that's really no excuse - I just need to get my lazy ass out of bed earlier.

Touching my face

Okay so this is another one that comes down to me being stressed or anxious - have you noticed a reccuring theme yet? Damn you anxiety making me have all of these bad habits. So touching my face is a bit of a strange one but throughout the day I find myself resting my hand on my chin/cheek, rubbing my eyes or picking any blemishes I can find. This is bad because I'm basically trasferring a load of bacteria from my hands to my face and rubbing it around - I may as well welcome blemishes with open arms. Touching my face too much also means the foundation I applied in the morning has usually evaporated off my face by lunch time. I know - I'm painting such a beautiful picture of myself.

 
Lack of brush washing routine
Due to having a full time job, blog, home and social life to maintain - spending a good hour washing my collection of makeup brushes often falls pretty low on my priorities scale. I don't know about you but I find it the most tedious task and although I'd love to have a set sunday night brush washing schedule - I'd much rather plonk my bum on the sofa with a cup of tea and watch some crap reality show, if I'm totally honest. Don't get me wrong - I admire all you loyal brush washing ladies and wish I could muster the motivation to do it more often myself but alas, it would seem I'm too lazy. In all seriousness though, this does need to change. Going weeks without cleaning my brushes is just downright unacceptable and the amount of bacteria that must be festering on them after a wash free period isn't worth thinking about. I either need to stop being so lazy or buy some back-up brushes to use when I just really can't be bothered. Now there's a thought ....

Switching it up
As a beauty blogger I'm very lucky in the respect I get to try lots of fabulous products but one downfall of that is that my face often doesn't get chance to get used to a product before something else comes along and replaces it. If I stuck to the same products day in day out, I'd never be able to test things for product reviews but my skin would thank me for a bit of consistency. So do I stick to the same products for a few months at a time and have longer periods between product reviews or do I just continue as I am and let my skin think "what the hell's going on?". Tough one. If you have any tips for getting around this, I'd love to hear them!


I hope you enjoyed this fun little post and I'd love to see your own bad beauty habits if you fancy doing this post yourself! Can you relate to any of mine?


Lots of love,

48 comments

  1. I need to wash my brushes more often! And I too pick my mascara! Bad habit!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  2. I love this post! I pick my eyelashes too *blush* and I've never met anyone else that does - so it's oddly comforting to know it's not only me who has that bad habit!

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  3. I relate to every single one, no joke! Mascara picking, nail biting and face touching are the most prominent but wow at least I'm not alone on these!

    josievalerie.blogspot.com

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  4. I thought I was the only one who went around picking her mascara off haha I do it constantly, and then complain when an eyelash or two falls out - oops..!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

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  5. I'll take the forgetting to wash brushes and neglecting the body ones <3

    fab post! was something unique to read :)

    keep it up!

    zara xx
    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love hearing that beautybloggers are not perfect :) We all have our bad habits :)

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  7. I touch my face far too much aswell. Even if it is just to touch up my make-up. I've actually just put up a The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger TAG over on my blog if you want to check it out amandasescape.blogspot.co.uk

    Amanda
    x

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  8. Such a good post! We share all the same habits! :) xx

    www.girluninterpreted.co.uk

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  9. I always pick my mascara but have thankfully kicked the habit of biting my nails. Your blog is amazing! xx
    http://leahbrownebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I used to pick my mascara off too. I used to like doing it after a night out if I hadn't gotten it all off. I also need to buck up my ideas when it comes to cleaning my brushes. I've done the whole but another set thing, but you just end up with two sets of bacteria ridden brushes! Eww.
    Lauren xxx

    www.bylaurenjane.co.uk

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  11. I do so many of the same things! I've tried to break the habits too, but it is so hard! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  12. I can never be bothered to wash my brushes so when I do I just grab the ipad or my phone and watch a show or some vlogs whilst I do it to make it bearable. Also, I try to just wash a couple face brushes regularly like my foundation brushes and leave the rest for longer since they're the ones I use most. I don't mind doing them because it just takes a few minutes rather than doing all 20 or 30!

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  14. I've never been one to bite my nails, but you can find me picking at my skin and neglecting to wash my brushes. I've just started picking at my mascara too and I've to stop soon before it gets too out of hand!

    Also I was wondering, which brush is that gorgeous teal handled one? It looks like a Real Techniques but I don't recognize!

    Nailah xx
    HumaanKameleonn

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  15. i'm totally with you on the brush washing thing!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  16. Great post!!
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm definitely guilty of not practising what I preach, I'm so lazy when it comes to a morning face care routine and washing my make up brushes!

    xo Kirsty
    www.beautyisperfection.co.uk

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  18. Oh gosh I used to mascara pick all the time, until my eyelashes started to look very sparse. Now I pick at my hair all the time, I really need to stop myself from doing it though! xx

    Lauraslittleloves

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  19. Touching my face and not moisturizing my body enough are my top bad habits as well!

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  20. I have a bad habit of touching my face too! It's like a disease.

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  21. I relate to neglecting my body and touching my face a lot. It's so odd that I can spend 30 min on my skincare routine each day but not even moisturize my body lol. I'm trying to change that
    Awesome post!
    -Liz
    thebronzeddoll.blogspot.com

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  22. I literally have all of these bad habits even on top of things like sleeping in my makeup!
    It is comforting to know that all of us can relate on this post. Now we just need to break our habits, right?
    -briannaly xo.
    briannaly.blogspot.com

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  23. I can relate to so many of these!

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  24. At least I'm not the only one who does these things! I'm so bad at biting my nails when I'm feeling anxious and once I start, there's just no stopping me!
    I keep saying to myself I'm going to go out to buy a decent brush cleaner but I just don't know which one to go for!

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  25. This post describes basically all of my bad habits minus the nail biting. I find myself picking my mascara without even realising I'm doing it!

    megansbeautyblog22.blogspot.com xx

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  26. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who does this! Especially with nails, a habit I've had since I was a child!

    Gabrielle Isabella xx

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  27. When I saw the mascara part of this post and in the comments, I was elated that I'm not the only person that does this! What the heck is wrong with all of us? LOL

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  28. Okay, I'm an esthetician so a lot of these don't apply to me (stop biting your nails! Do you know how much dead skin cells and other germs there are under there?), but I am TOTALLY guilty of touching my face! I have quite the oily nose and so every few hours I will tap the sides of it thinking that I am absorbing the oil but really just adding more (I know this, and like you I have no idea why I don't stop).

    We all have flaws, so don't beat yourself up! Each day just try to be better-that's all you can do. :)

    xx

    Shree
    PorcelainShree | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  29. OMG- you're my bad habit twin. Identify with every. single. one. of these habits. Argh. (Note to self- Must do better.)

    Tori xxx
    http://jutejamandjoy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I am pretty much the exact same with all of these! I am so, so bad for picking my mascara off, I currently have a bald patch due to excessive picking, not a good look. xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose

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  31. oh god I'm guilty of doing some of these as well! The nibbling on the nails! Or peeling nail varnish of - oops!
    And I touch my hair way to often throughout the day and end up getting greasy hair quickly because of that!
    xx Ann-Kathrin

    annxkathrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Lordy, I literally do every single thing you mentioned. All down to boredom or stress, I also play with my hair for to much throughout the day making it dirty and knotty. Sigh!!
    Love Alana xxx

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  33. I'm pretty good at washing my brushes. I just try to continuously remind myself how gross it is and finally i'm like OKAY gotta clean them! ahah But I'm totally with you on picking at my mascara! I need to stop that :x

    brittneeblogs.com

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  34. I occasionally put lotion in my body just coz I want to smell good, and perfume is too much effort for me most of the time. :)

    Arianne

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  35. I relate to this a little too much!

    --http://soulalien.blogspot.com/

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  36. I'm so lazy when it comes to brush washing. I do it every now and again but I really should clean them more often. Raspberrykiss xo

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  37. I'm pretty much guilty of them all sadly, especially the last four :( x

    iamncxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. haha I can totally relate to a number of these habits!

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  40. My mum and boyfriend bite their nails and it drives me INSANE hehe!
    I also need to switch it up, I have so many products yet use the same ones pretty much everyday! xx
    alicekatex ♥

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  41. Love your blog. Hmm hate to admit it, but when I'm stressed out or anxious I'm a nail nibbler too.

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  42. I am awful at biting my nails, I try to treat myself to a manicure every so often to stop me from being tempted to have a nibble when Im anxious!!!
    Em xxx

    thehealthcaveblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. simply amazing. Enjoying reading your posts, keep in touch! xx Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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  44. Awesome post! I don't feel alone anymore! I totally relate to the neglecting body point! I'm really bad when it comes to hydrating my body. I do buy body creams but they stay in the cupboard...

    http://bonjourliloo.blogspot.com/

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  45. Yup, definitely guilty of some of those, especially the last three! Thanks for sharing!
    -Monica
    Shimmering Image

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  46. I'm pretty sure I'm guilty of all of these points, especially my skincare in the AM & giving me body a pamper, I'm normally too busy with facial skincare & tend to forget about the rest of me until summer rolls around & then my milk bottle legs see the daylight!

    Little Babe

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