When we’re too cheap to haul ourselves to the nearest waxing salon, we reach for our trusty tweezers and mass-pluck. In front of the mirror. In unglamorous pretzel positions. True story.
9. WAXING OUR UPPER LIP
Some girls are born hairless, but for the majority that sport a baby ‘stache, a little upper lip defuzzing is in order.
8. EXTRACTING BLACKHEADS
When tiny dots of black (or white) decide to park right smack in the middle of our face, we reach for the big guns and bring out our trusty extractor! Or, more shamefully, our fingers…whichever is available.
7. FACE MASKS
In the name of beauty, nothing is ugly. And that involves prancing around the house looking pretty scary with whatever store-bought or homemade concoction on our faces for at least 20 minutes. (This definitely comes in handy when pesky nieces or nephews are around.)
6. SMELLING OURSELVES
Especially when we have our periods. We all know things can get a little funky down there, and a quick self-check can put a girl’s mind at ease.
5. PAINT OUR TOES
…to cover up dead, heel-ravaged toe nails. Remember: those pointy, single-soled sandals we love running around the office in hurt like hell, and we gladly pay with our toes.
4. WASHING OUR BLOOD-STAINED BOTTOMS
This includes all soiled skirts, shorts, pants, and, yes, of course, panties! 'Tis a great misfortune when your monthly visitor shows up when you’re unprepared.
3. FISHING OUT INGROWN HAIRS
Hair removal is the bane of a woman’s existence, and nursing an ingrown hair is mainly one of the reasons why. But, when push comes to shove, we dig out our trusty tweezers and pry that coarse hair out of its confines.
2. REPOSITION OUR BOOBS
Our twins are like the female equivalent of balls—even more so when we’ve got on a strapless bra. Most of the time, we sneak off to the bathroom to give our girls a quick maneuver, but in a dark, low-lit place, we’re not afraid to give our girls a good self-adjusting shake.
Loudly, at times, smelly for the most part, but yes, we do it, too.