Christmastime is usually “slow season” at the veterinary clinic where I work – probably because most people have priorities other than getting the family pets’ booster shots done! – and this means that between appointments, our staff might find a few moments to watch a YouTube video or to catch up on their Facebook feeds. One afternoon last week, the focus of amusement was an online questionnaire that supposedly helps you figure out whether or not you’re considered “high maintenance”!! 😜
Basic hygiene aside, I don’t think it should matter where any of us falls on the personal maintenance scale…we each deserve to take the time we need to feel our best. But because I always have considered myself to be kinda up there in that department, I thought it would be fun to answer questions like “do you wear makeup everyday” (an emphatic yes for me – even if I don’t have any plans to leave the house!) and “do you regularly get a spray tan” (omg, no – I do everything I can not to look tanned!) to see how I scored on this particular – and obviously not very scientific! – survey.
Surprisingly, I’m actually right in the middle of the maintenance range!! As I mentioned above, doing my makeup every morning is as non-negotiable as brushing my teeth. I spend big bucks to get my hair coloured and cut every two to three months; and now that I’ve discovered the wonders of shellac polish, a professional manicure has become part of my regular routine as well. False nails and false lashes are not, though (I tried strip lashes once or twice, but the weight of them on my eyelids made me nauseous!) and thanks to genetics, I’m really lucky to never need eyebrow waxing, either!!
Do you consider yourself “high maintenance,” dear readers?? Do you feel guilty about personal pampering…or do you believe it’s as integral to your style as choosing what you wear each day?? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!