Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge.
My principal sin is pretty heinous, especially as an Australian – I rarely wear sunscreen. I’m an oily, sweaty beast and sunscreen makes me sweat everything off, unless it’s winter, in which case the need for sunscreen is halved anyhow. I’m also very sensitive and a lot of sunscreens make me break out something chronic. I’ll wear body sunblock, and I try to use foundations with an SPF in them, but I can’t do over 15+ or so. This is an ongoing saga. I’m still looking for that awesome holy grail sunblock I can wear on my face.
My secondary sin doesn’t happen any more, thank god. As an exceptionally oily teen into my early twenties I would wash my face with hand soap occasionally in an effort to strip some of the oil spill off my face. In my defense it worked, but – eep.
There, don’t you feel better now?
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?
Good jeebus. Um… I was supposed to go about six months ago. I got it bobbed a while back and it appears to be growing out rather than down. As far as I’m concerned – it isn’t touching my shoulders yet, so I’m still okay. It is turning into a suspiciously librarian-ish bob though. My hairdresser has a full half-arm Tintin tattoo. This was a major selling point.
Which bit of beauty trickery couldn’t you live without?
Waxing! I get my eyebrows done religiously. Whilst most of my body hair is pale, my eyebrows are a terrifying Frida Kahlo dense brown and need regular waxing/trimming/lawnmowering.
|I love an excuse to get the Frida picture out.|
You’ve overslept and have 5 minutes to get out of the house. Are you going out with dirty hair or no makeup?
I’ll go with dirty hair. Easily hideable (especially for bobbed hair), and having five minutes to leave implies that I’ll be mussed up, gross, startled and half dead when I get to my destination. All things that can be masked with makeup.
Which trend still makes you cringe?
SO MUCH. Darker lipliner than lipstick. Panda eyes. The palamino thing – drastic fake tan and bleached hair. And I don’t think there’s any excuse for false lashes unless you’re clubbing, stripping or dragqueening.
Thank you Suzanne! I chortled at the palamino thing. Good luck on your quest for the Holy Grail of sunscreen, it's out there!
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