When I flip through women's magazines, most of the articles make little sense to me. A huge majority of the advertisements are simply color on paper--I have no interest in the products. And I wonder, do women really like these things? I know some women who seem to, and a few women who don't at all.
Here are some "girly" things I have little to no interest in.
I've gone through spurts of attempting to care about makeup, but they only last a month or so. Then all that expensive stuff dries up and crumbles away in a drawer. The only makeup I wear on occasion is a bit of blush and eyeshadow when I'd like to appear less walking-dead than normal. I also wear lip gloss a lot, but that's more to avoid the discomfort of dry lips.
Here's what I don't like about makeup: It takes too much time to put on. I like to limit my dress time to ten minutes or so. I don't have time to get artistic with my face. Also, I have naturally oily skin, so if I don't take measures to remove the makeup later, I break out something fierce. It all adds up to a lot of expense and time I'd rather spend on things like books.
I only own a blow dryer because my husband had one when we met. He doesn't use it either. In fact, the only action the blow dryer's seen in the past five years was that time I almost caught the house on fire trying to dry out the carpet after the paint-fall debacle.
I've never actually figured out how to use a blow dryer to effectively dry my hair. Probably because after thirty seconds, I decide it's taking too long and I just brush out the wet mass and let it air dry.
I've never been anywhere to get a massage, but I know it involves removing articles of clothing and people touching you. So, no thanks. I am not a tactile person. I'm not a huge hugger, although I've adapted well to a small, Southern-church environment. I'm okay with my husband cuddling on me, but sometimes I'm not. The thing I hated most about being pregnant was that everyone who was slightly close to me felt like they could touch my belly.
Massages are supposed to work out your tension and leave you feeling less stressed, right? That's why I'll take a pass. Just talking to some stranger about my tension would make me stressed; having them touch me would put knots in all my muscles.
This is like a massage with added art for your hands and feet. No thanks. Although, one girly thing I do like is painted toe nails. I can do that myself without a stranger groping my toes. And for a lot less money, too.
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I say "Just say no to spas." Okay, I've never actually been near a spa, but from what people tell me, spa days are like massages on steroids. In fact, spa days often involve massages and lots of other things that would make me uncomfortable.
I can have my own spa day at home with a bottle of bubble bath and a good book. I understand there's a lot more than a hot bath that goes on in a spa, but I'll pass all the same.
What about you? Are there some girly (or guy) things everyone else seems to love, but that you just don't get?