Question: how long do you spend getting ready each day?
FACT: In total, Aussie women spend over 13 million hours a week getting ready. And if you nut this fact down and make it a little more personal, the average woman spends the equivalent of almost four years of full-time work in front of the mirror. Crazy? Yes, but totally true.
The white coats at NIVEA have been snooping around in an attempt to gain an insight into the skin care tips, tricks and secrets of Australian women, you see, and this is what they’ve found: we all spend a heck of a lot of time getting ready before leaving the house each day. (Our poor boyfriends, partners and husbands. No wonder they get so impatient…)
ANOTHER FACT: nine out of 10 women would rather be called naturally beautiful than be complimented on their clothes, hair or make-up.
Say what? Doesn’t this go against all that time we’re spending getting ready each day? Not really. As someone who is surrounded by beauty loot and looks all day every day, I’m completely aware that no-make-up make-up looks are often the hardest to achieve, as is a naturally textured, just-crawled-out-of-bed hair ‘do. True story.
These facts have aroused a case of complete curiosity in me, beauties. Yep, I want to know how long you take to get ready each morning. Do you spend hours in the bathroom? Or are you super-quick?
If I’m honest, I take a really long time. I partly blame this on my love of beauty products and my desire to use so many different ones every single day, but I also can’t stand being in a rush. It gets me in a real old tizz, I tell you. So by allowing myself heaps of time, I leave the house feeling cool, calm, collected and looking put together. (I hope…)
Liz Hurley recently told Amuse magazine that she’s super-speedy at getting ready. She said: "I can get fully made up in five minutes flat; light foundation, blush, eye pencil, eyelash curlers, mascara, a slick of lip gloss and I feel a million times better."
Now, I’m not one to shout bullocks, but she’s one super-speedy make-up applier if she can do all that in five minutes flat. I know I’d have no chance. Not at all.
Anyway, I want to know your thoughts, beauties. What does your morning routine consist of? And would you like to be called naturally beautiful? Or would prefer it if your clothes, make-up or hair copped a brilliant compliment? I'm dying to know...
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