Post # 1
I have been on a quest since high school to wake up looking as great as I can without putting in much daily effort. Over YEARS of making whoever I was going out with for the day wait for me, I eventually gave up. I gave up everything about my looks except for hygiene. When I don’t do anything besides take a shower, get dressed, and brush my hair, it takes me an hour. If I get all dressed up it can take up to 2 1/2 hours. I am so tired of having to choose between looking polished and making everyone wait on me.
So, I’ve decided on the things that I am going to do so I can wake up looking and feeling as great as possible:
- Full body laser hair removal: Saves shower time and gives more options for clothes
- Straightening perm: Only have to go over hair once w/straightner to give it that polished look
- Invisalign: Straight teeth
- Veneers: White teeth
- Latisse: Saves time on applying mascara
- Face Peels: Removes marks on skin so less time applying coverup
- Lip Injections: Gives you a feature that stands out so less makeup is needed to get that effect, same with the Latisse
- At home tanning spray: Only used during summer, less coverup needed
I’ve also considered permanent makeup and laser eye surgery but the risks were too much for me. When I go shopping for clothes I try to pick basic pieces that can be mixed up (jeans, tanktops with embellishments, cardigans) so that I can save time on picking out clothes.
Is there anyone out there on this quest? Have you done anything that has helped you to wake up feeling and looking great?
Post # 3
I’m not going quite that far, but I’ve done a fair bit:
– Expensive skincare
– Regular facials
– Teeth whitening
– HD Brows
– Individual eyelash extensions
– Shellac manicure and pedicure
I’ve enjoyed all of it, though.
Post # 4
Botox, Latisse, Juvederm and Retin A thus far. I also had a lot of dental problems and got a full mouth reconsruction. I went with the whitest shade they had.
I am much older than most of you and soooo grateful we have so many good and affordable options these days for women who want to go that route.
Post # 5
Wow you have a lot to do on your list! Suprisingly, I am doing Lasik after the wedding and can’t wait. Though I’m doing it for convenience sake. I work in an OR and with the constant air flow my eyes get so dry and irritating. Plus I hate contacts and glasses.
I’d be more afraid of the Latisse, I feel the risks associated with that stuff is more than I’m willing to bargin for.
Post # 6
@Ms. Flowers: Girl, I feel you! I’m not going to lie, I do consider myself vain in that I spend a lot of time and money on my appearance. I have breast implants (which I think are like a sparkly diamond in that they never get old and I continue to be amazed by them, haha), I spend quite a bit on beauty products, I get no chip manicures, I have self tanning products that I use at home, i get bikini waxes every 4 weeks. I’ve had braces before so my teeth are fine, but I do use crest whitening strips every once in a while. I’ve used a similar product to latisee (called MD lash) which made my eyelashes grow a lot!
I also eat really healthy and work out so that my body is where I want it to be and I think you have more options in picking out clothes so you’re not worried about covering up problem areas.
Post # 7
@Ms. Flowers: I definitely want to do Laser Hair Removal…no more shaving!
Just a quick thing to tell you: I just had laser eye surgery a month ago and it was the single best thing I have ever done for myself. It was quick, painless, minimal side effects, and I couldn’t be happier! I don’t know where you’re from, but I’d be happy to refer you to my surgeon if you have questions. The important thing is to do your research and be comfortable with the person performing the procedure.
Post # 8
I think the only thing I would want to do would be Lasik. I am honestly not bothered about the other things, you’d be lucky to get me to wear anything more than mascara and eyeliner haha
Post # 9
@AshleyR83: Haha I’m glad someone understands me! I was worried everyone would comment about how vain I am, but the way I see it is that when I look good, I feel good. I don’t think I look bad or anything, I just know that I enjoy looking polished.
Good point on the body comment! You do have more options with clothes when you don’t have to worry about concealing certain areas. I am grateful in that I am happy with the way my body looks and clothes fit pretty well. I bet clothes fit you perfectly now after your BA!
I’ll look into MD Lash.
Post # 10
-laser hair removal on bikini
– I get my brows done
-whitened my teeth with Crest White strips
– I want invisilign..I had braces, so for the most part, my teeth are straight. I just have a couple of problem spots.
-mani and pedis
I’d really love lasik, because my eyesight is AWFUL, but the possibility of something going wrong scares the crap out of me.
Post # 11
@OrchidsandCandles: Yeah at this point I don’t do anything to my looks unless I’m going out to dinner or something. But on a day-to-day basis? I just don’t have it in me to be applying makeup and straightening my hair every single morning since I am SO slow at it.
Post # 12
@Ms. Flowers: MD Lash is amazing. 2 of my sorority sisters used it, and their eyelashes were SO much longer. I was skeptical, but I tried it and even my FH (who doesn’t really notice things like that) commented on how much longer my lashes were! And I really think it’s ok to be vain, in that you want to present yourself in a polished manner. I think there’s a difference b/t being vain and being superficial/shallow, and the former is not a bad quality at all IMO.
Post # 13
@SpecialSundae: Regular facials and expensive skin care sounds nice! I looked into eyelash extensions but the cost of the upkeep and the potential damage to eyelashes was too much for me.
Post # 14
@Ohhavok: Same here on the teeth part. I have pretty straight teeth with some minor crowding on the bottom that I’d like to get fixed. I am the same way about Lasik. I’m too iffy about anything near my eye.
Post # 15
I would really like to get laser hair removal. Especially on my upper lip. I have also always been self conscious about my nose, so I wouldn’t mind a nose job.
Post # 16
@Ms. Flowers: The ones I’m having seem pretty low-risk. They’re just temporary ones rather than the semi-permanent ones.