About 2 weeks ago… my colleague, Farheen, was doing what we call a “dip stick” on personal well being… she asked Aditya, my immediate senior … “tentatively how much do you spend on your well being” & he said ZERO.. she said “expected” & turned to me… just when I was thinking, aditya answered on my behalf… “im sure zero, cuz well being dusn include your regular waxing & threading”… & I just smiled at Farheen & said, thaz true!!!
Its true… I NEVER spend for well being… all I pamper myself to is “personal hygiene” & yea, I call it pampering cuz Atul, yet another colleague points it out to me “YOU NEED blah blah blah”… I swear, I would do anything to trade off my gender… cuz if I were the opposite sex, I could evade the useless time for well being as well as related questions… unlike Atul, I wouldn’t know everything about anything when it comes to well being/hygiene… from waxing (chocolate to Brazilian) to threading (thank God he has never pointed that 1 out to me) to manicure to pedicure to blackheads to exotic massages to bleaching to facials to body spas even hair spas to I don’t even know man. His salon knowledge amuses me & my ignorance amazes him!!!
God man… I mean, all I head to a salon is for waxing & threading… that’s it… I have been a victim of severe acne & my sister & my mom get boils when they get a facial done (still they get it), so I NEVER risk with my skin… I never got a facial or a face cleaning or a face mask thingy done cuz I am so allergic to multani mitti… I don’t believe in massages cuz I know so many people who get addicted to them & cant move a bone without a massage… all I get done is a foot massage that too maybe twice a year… I even wear my own bloody makeup on my own (when I do, that is)... its not that I don’t wanna spend money on such stuff… its just that I don’t wanna punish my skin by getting into all of it in the 1st place + I like things my way… I mean, bcuz I don’t like the way most hairdressers shorten my mane, I even cut my hair on my own… I’ve made my own blunders but I have learned!!!
I am a gharelu nuska kina girl… use potato for bleach… neem paste for detox… tomato for toning… curd & pepper for cleansing… honey for shine… cucumber for de-stressing… & these happen like once in a blue moon… the only thing I do on a daily basis is use rose gel & johnsons baby cream @ moisturizing post a facewash… unlike other women, I don’t use a foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow & a lipper on a daily basis… all I wear is a liner/kajal & chap stick… manicure... pedicure... nail filing...yea right... when my nails grow this long (see pic @ right)... i cut it to the base... that's when my ring proves that its a girl's hand (i bought this 1 from my 1st job... still love it)
sometimes, when I see the pretty ladies around me, see how they look, behave (esp eat… I toh binge on food)… I really wonder why God dint make me a man… cuz a NO maintenance man is acceptable in the society… but a LOW maintenance girl faces embarrassment when people ask her “how much do you spend on personal wellbeing???”