Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge.
Bless me Aunty Brown, for I have sinned! I advise the faint of heart to stop reading now because my sins are quite grievous indeed.
For many years I never wore sunscreen and suffered quite a few serious burns. I (correctly) believed that chemical sunscreens gave me acne and only this year discovered physical sunscreens like titanium dioxide.
I often go a week between shaving my legs in cold weather because I'm just plain lazy. Jeans may hide the evidence, but I still feel the shame.
I'm a shameless face picker. I simply cannot let pimples or clogged pores go unsqueezed.
My mom's best friend used to be a cosmetics buyer for a major department store. She had no daughters of her own so she often gave me free products from companies like MAC, Estee Lauder, and Lancome. I barely used them, and eventually threw them away. I'm still kicking myself for that one.
And now for my greatest sin – the bleach incident. When I was 15 I decided that I wanted to dye the ends of my hair pink, and that I would do this at home. Instead of buying hair bleach, I dipped the ends of my hair in undiluted Clorox. I managed to keep my hair from falling apart entirely, but just barely.
|You did WHAT to your hair??|
There, don’t you feel better now?
Mostly just shamed. I blame my inner Catholic.
Aunty Brown has a few more questions though; it’s true that I’m the nosy type.
When was the last time you visited the hairdresser?
Only about 3 weeks ago!
You have a choice: bad hair or bad nails?
Bad nails. I was a longtime nail biter (down to the quick!) and only recently stopped. I could totally go back to bad nails but I couldn't live with bad hair.
What is the oldest item of make up in your collection?
A Benefit Eyebright pencil ca. 2005
Which trend still makes you cringe?
Curly hair with straight fringe. I'll never understand it!
*Warning: You may click on this link at you own risk. Aunty Brown won't be held responsible for any upset caused by the lack of taste!*
Thank you for sharing Katie. Though, Aunty Brown would like to know how long it took for your hair to recover from the Clorox. I definitely think that wipes the floor with all the Sun In incidents!
If you would like to take a turn and unburden yourself in the Friday Confessional you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's open to everyone: if you have something to confess, I'm happy to hear it!