Thursday, April 3, 2008

5 Beauty Crimes

"Whaaat? Whatchu lookin' at?"

(This pic has nada to do with the post, I just like it a lot, it always puts a smile on my face)

Since everyone and their Momma's been fessin' up their 5 beauty crimes, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon...I haven't been tagged, but whatever, I'm's seven a.m. and I'm still at hell with long-ass night shifts!

Aya's 5 Beauty Crimes:

5. I don't get enough sleep. I work over 170 hours per month. This includes six night shifts and ten or eleven day shifts. So my internal clock is all screwed up. Even when I'm tired, I have a hard time falling asleep. Then on my days off, I tend to sleep in...apparently it's not good for your body to 'catch up' on sleep like that. You can tell that I have insomnia by my dry skin, perma-undereye bags and lifeless hair. So much for trying to become an engineer :[

4. I don't take care of my hair. In the last year, I've had it straightened twice, bleached AND dyed. You would think I'd take the time to deep-condition and get regular haircuts, but I am LAZY when it comes to hair. I just rub in leave-in conditioner every day and call it good. Someday when I'm old and greying and my hair is falling out at warp-speed, I will kick myself in the ass.

3. I don't do my nails. I don't even push back my cuticles. I constantly have hangnails...not a pretty site! I get pedicures during the summer. I really hate doing my own nails, always have. But now that I can afford to get them done on a regular basis, I STILL don't bother. I used to wanted to be one of those girls who always has impeccable looking hands and feet, but I've accepted that I just don't care enough to be so meticulous about a part of my body that needs constant removal (wait, that sounds mildly gross, LOL).

2. I have an unhealty diet. I used to cook more often than I do now. I've never been a health nut, and I still aint! I always eat out and I also don't eat enough...I only eat three full meals a day occasionally. This is becoming a problem because in the last two years since I started my current job, I have lost a LOT of weight. I am always in a rush in the mornings so I just grab an onigiri (rice ball) or pastry at the convenience store IF I have the time. Then I'll eat out for lunch, eat junk food to stave off hunger, then MAYBE have fast food for dinner, if I do eat. I would blame this on my job and the fact that I live two hours away from it...but I know there are no excuses for NOT eating...I used to LOVE eating and cooking, but now I feel to lazy/tired to do so...Eeeeeek!

1. I STILL smoke. All the endless facts of smoking and the kind of harm it will do to you have been drilled into my brain. I lost a loved one to years and years of heavy drinking and smoking but I haven't kicked the habit quite yet. I don't light up on the regular anymore, and I don't carry cigarettes with me...But I DO smoke when I'm out drinking, and also when I'm particualry stressed out. The BF always asks me what's wrong when he sees me smoking...I need to quit! I don't even want to know what my lungs look like. I think my skin would be a lot clearer if I hadn't smoked for so many years. Maybe I do need to see how dark my lungs are...I need a good scare to quit this habit for good!

So there your have it...I came clean!

04/04 Edit: Chiara-chan had actually tagged me...I thought I checked your blog yesterday? Anywho thanks for the tag girl, and your kind words :)


Chiara said...

Aya, what are you talking about no one tagged you?! I tagged you a few days ago!

I am terrible about sleeping too. I've got insomnia or something, I go to sleep around 4am and wake up at 8. Gah, dumb. I also don't really take care fo my hair of eat healthily.

As for smoking, it's great that you know to stop, so you've already taken a few steps towards quitting. It's a good idea to have a support system of sorts. I can lend an ear whenever yes? You can do it!

Nic Nic said...

jlI swear Japanese girls are usually obsessed with doing their nails :P

i remb perming my hair and chopping more than half off 6 months later, hair was so damaged n dry, but you havent gone to that stage so it must be okay lol.

ilurvemakeup said...

I'm with you on #2 and #5! I just realized you posted them backwards lol Creative ;) I am up a lot! :( Sleeping is hard to do for me for some reason.