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Don't Judge Me

Cray Cray Tom

Sometimes when I'm feeling extra delusional, I convince myself there's a "New York Times" bestseller sitting on the tip of my tongue that goes something to the tune of "Confessions of Beauty Product Addict," where I poignantly share my love hate relationship with said products to, in the end, reveal a deep retrospective on how we all try and fill voids in our life with tangible objects. I then go on Oprah and declare that I am giving up all my beauty products. Tears, laughter and joy exudes from the studio audience …

Then I stop daydreaming and realize that living without beauty products for 30 days, like one of our writers did, would turn me into a basket case shivering in the corner and foaming at the mouth. Because truth be told, I'm addicted. It's true, you should see me. I scour the drugstore beauty aisles like a rabid junkie looking for my next lipstick/nail polish/mascara fix. There are upsides and downsides to this dependence:

Upsides - It makes me Laughing

Downsides - It makes my wallet Cry

(please note awesome emoticon use)


Basically I am telling you all this because I want to start a support group. A "safe place" where we, the "beauty product obsessed," can share tales of indulgence to shock, amuse, and lend a helping hand to each other.

So I will start with my first confession and hope it will inspire you to share one of yours:

I, Anna, once went to a Macy's department store where they were giving away makeovers. Got one and bought two of the products used. THEN, went to the bathroom, REMOVED the makeup (DESPITE LOVING THE LOOK) and went back for another makeover at a different counter just so I could excuse purchasing the next three items I wanted. Yup. That's me -- Beauty. Product. Obsessed.

Thoughts? Feelings? Reactions? 



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I have a problem...serious1 I CANT STOP BUYING!!!!

by aly7 3 years, 3 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

I never thought of doing that! Very ingenius of you.  Thanks for the tip!

by rrebecca 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

HAHAHA Sarah, that's amazing! I actually might start doing that ... 

by annatotalbeauty 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

OK, OK, I have a confession. I also can't tear myself away from a cosmetics counter or drugstore aisle with products (even though I'm surrounded by them at work all day), but I also have a habit of peeking into my friend's cabinets, showers and makeup kits to see what products they're using. That way if I love how their foundation looks or their shiny hair and I can see exactly what stuff they're using. So yes, I'm a total snoop but it's all in the name of beauty.

by scarrillo 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Tracy, I do this too. You are welcome here.  Now lets hug it out. 

by annatotalbeauty 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Wow Anna. I always appreciate your honesty. I think we all have beauty habits that we're obssessive about.Here's a little secret habit that I'll share about my own beauty addicitons.  When I go to places that allow you to sample. I will literally sample everyting, toner, eye cream, serum, night-time moisturizer, spf, lipgloss, body lotion...all in one setting. If there is spot or wrinkle corrector avaiable I will sample that too. Basically I walk out of the store giving myself a mini facial (and I usually use the best stuff available).  Stuff that I normally can't afford. I figure, it's available for sampling so WHY NOT?  I hope that doesn't make me a weirdo. Okay...that's a little beauty dark secret from me.  I'm excited to hear about other little secrets out there. 

by TracyTB 3 years, 5 months ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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