Monday, February 23, 2015

5 Beauty Things I Don't Have Time For

Without wanting to look horribly lazy or disgusting, I’ve put together my list of beauty things I don’t have time for! We’ve all got some things we either don’t understand or don’t want to bother doing when it comes to make up, skincare and haircare. I thought it would be funny to write down all the things I never bother with. What are yours? If you’ve written a similar post, I’d love to see it! Leave me a comment in the section below!

Washing my makeup brushes
Don’t make me feel gross here! I just really lack the time and motivation to wash my makeup brushes every time I should. I actually usually to resort to buying new makeup brushes when I run out of clean ones! Ok, well, it’s not often that bad, but I do leave it a good three or four weeks between washes. I know, it’s so gross and there’s bacteria and it clogs all the hairs up and it ends up making your makeup look rubbish. It usually takes me about 45 minutes to clean all of my brushes, and I just hate having to set aside a day where I can’t wear makeup because my brushes are drying out. A first world problem if I ever saw one!

I’m not 100% sure this counts as a beauty thing I don’t have time for, but it’s definitely something I can’t compute. I ALWAYS see girls walking around with their perfectly matched jewellery and bags and hats and bandanas and earrings and watches and nail polish etc etc. For some reason, my brain just doesn’t work when it comes to figuring out what looks good together and what doesn’t. I don’t even buy jewellery, and I only have one bag; a leather backpack which goes with everything anyway. When I get ready to go out, putting a different necklace on doesn’t even come into my brain! The extent of my accessorising is choosing which tartan scarf I’ll be wearing that day, but I’m fine with that.

Using highlighting products
Don’t get me wrong, I BUY highlighting products, and I keep them neatly displayed in my drawers, but I literally never reach for them. I’m not sure why, because I do like the effect they have. They just seem like a bit of a faff and some extra unnecessary makeup to stick on your face. Highlighting does seem a bit OTT for every day use, too, and doesn’t really fit in with my grunge, ‘undone’ look I go for sometimes. 

Plucking my eyebrows
As a beauty blogger and YouTuber, I see a lot of girls creating a huge flap about eyebrows. They’ve suddenly become the most important part of your looks, and I just can’t get into the hype at all. My eyebrows are pretty thick and long; there’s not much I can do to them without sitting in front of the mirror for ages. I’ve had them plucked and shaped before, but I couldn’t get used to it and I thought my face looked so bare, so now I just leave them for months and let my step mum attack them when she feels the need to! Bushy, unkempt eyebrows are so vogue right now anyway, ha!

This goes for both my body and my face. I know there can’t be much more of a great feeling than getting out of the shower, moisturising your whole body in some deeply nourishing cocoa buttery goodness and getting into bed, but I don’t tend to ever bother. I genuinely can’t remember the last time I moisturised my body. Ever. My skin is naturally quite oily and well nourished; I don’t have any dry patches or scaly bits, which I’m really grateful for. It just means I don’t ever feel the need to slather on the moisturiser because I don’t feel like it helps. As for my face, I just use my 3 step anti blemish system by La Roche Posay (Link to review) and there’s not a moisturiser included in that. 

This post was inspired by Katie’s World of Beauty; I absolutely adored her post and couldn’t wait to write all mine! What are your beauty things you don’t have time for? Are any of ours the same? 



  1. I so agree with washing my makeup brushes. I dread having to do them! It seems to take forever. Once I get started it isn't so bad but it's the actual thought of doing them. I can never be bothered to pluck my eyebrows either. I leave them until they literally need serious help and then book an appointment to get them properly done.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  2. I was like you with moisturising! I could never be bothered even though my skin can be quite dry :( It was a life changer when I bought the Vaseline spray moisturiser though! That stuff is so good! xx

  3. I loved reading this post - so honest. I am exact same with make up brushes I just dread doing it and its always ' I will do it tomorrow' I only moisturise my face haha i really need to start moisturising my whole body as i can get dry patches on my legs x

  4. Wash your brushes on sunday because you don't have to put make up on your face,it's sunday and everyone is chilling on sunday


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