A recent YouTube comment got me thinking. After showing the small shower stash owned by the boyfriend in my ‘Bathroom Tour’ video, an inquisitive viewer asked if he takes on my often spouted beauty advice. A small snort was exerted when I read this comment as he is in fact the most least interested male that walks on this earth when it concerns the cosmetics world. In fact, he makes a face much like the one pictured whenever I mentioned the ‘m’ word. Oh, aside when it comes to bath salts, he loves bath salts and happily throws half a tub into each of his baths and always ends up getting caught out in the process, hence the other picture above. But his day to day routine consists of a dab of body cream being slathered on his face each morning, along with a splash of aftershave and he’s out the door leaving me shaking my head in bemusement and swapping the body cream for its face formulated counterpart in his absence.
Since moving in together he’s been exposed to all sorts; the face masks that wouldn’t look out of place in a scary movie, the 30 minute evening skincare routine and bedtime beauty ritual and even facial hair removal (and he’s yet to pack his bags and leave – score). The cumulation of these events, plus the endless trudging round department stores and numerous Space NK’s has made for some very entertaining quips on his part. So I thought I’d flip to the other side of the coin today and with his consent, here’s a rundown of the boys best beauty related observations…
After a trip to the Diptyque store, “Diptyque confuses me, I never know where to start reading the words on the bottles.”
“A moisturiser, is a moisturiser Anna”, the response after questioning his use of a body cream on his face.
On seeing the results of a botched beauty counter makeup that left me with Aunt Sally-esque cheeks, “You look very…….flushed?”
“MAC is my favourite makeup shop, it looks like a sweet shop.”
“Blotchy, blotchy balm?” His answer for what the BB in BB cream stands for.
I’m sure my observations on cars and beer brewing would inject the same chortling response in the male population as these quotes (hopefully) have had on you. I’ll leave you with one of my personal favourites, “Your hair looks very nice today, it’s very flat”. There are no words.