Bad Beauty Habits: We Resolve to Break Them…At Least Try

Bad Beauty Habits: We Resolve to Break Them…At Least Try

Sexy crooner Maxwell sang about "Bad Habits," and we all have them.  As the beauty veteran at Blinging Beauty, I know I need to practice what I preach.  But I don't.  Not all the time at least.

Unfortunately for me, I have this "all or nothing" issue—either I'm going like gangbusters, or I'm totally DONE! So I'm all over doing the right thing with my hair/skin/body, or I'm just a flat out #loser.  I'm trying to learn moderation in all things, and at the ripe old age of 54, to stay on top of my beauty habits.

So, I forced asked my Bling Team members to share one bad beauty habit—or maybe that should be non-beauty habit— that they are going to try to squelch this year.  Since I am at the helm of this ship, I figure it's only fair that I'm the first to divulge my bad habits.  While I only asked them to talk about one, I'm going to spill the beans—I'm sharing my top 10 non-beauty habits.

Drum roll please….

10.  Sleeping in makeup.

9.  Not sleeping enough.

8.  Going to bed with my hair wet (looks really bad when I wake up).

7.  Using that tacky razor thing on my eyebrows between visits — I'm already doing better with this one, but I'm starting to resemble Brooke Shields.

6.  Not drinking enough water.

5.  Picking and tweezing my whiskers (I'm 54, it's a reality).

4.  Frowning—it's a family thing, but I noticed I'm getting a permanent furrow in the middle of my otherwise line-less forehead.  Booooooo!

3.  Applying mascara and driving.  This is more of a safety issue… even though I can do it without looking in the rearview mirror.

2.  Drinking coffee all day.  It's dehydrating, I know, but I really love it.  

And the biggest, nastiest, grossest habit I have…

1.  Picking my cuticles.  

It's really bad.  Every time I get my manicure, Tanya (my regular manicurist) says to me, "Tracey, you stress me out.  Why you bite your cuticles?"  

Well, that answer is simple, I stress myself out.  That's why.  So with that being said, I'm cutting out stress from my life.  Cut the stress, gain beauty, get ungnarly cuticles.

Now, to heal my cuticles, I have a couple products that I am using that are wonderful.

1.  Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream $30

Professional, emollient-rich treatment — with soothing Sesame Oil and fortifying Japanese Mulberry — forms an invisible protective "glove" that shields hands from the elements, minimizing signs of aging. Softens and comforts dry, chapped, irritated skin. Helps strengthen nails and condition cuticles for youthful-looking hands, naturally.

2.  Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream $6

Give your cuticles some TLC. Specially formulated, this buttery cream taps Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter to moisturize and soften your cuticles while Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil nourish brittle nails. Feel pampered and polished from tips to toes.

• Moisturizes and softens cuticles with Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter
• Nourishes brittle nails with Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil
• Fresh Lemon scent

Break that ugly cuticle picking habit!  


















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