It’s a well-worn comedic observation: women just take forever in the bathroom, getting ready.
Maybe that explains why we always see women driving down the highway in morning commuter traffic, still putting on their makeup with their hair in rollers, if only to save themselves an extra 10-15 minutes of sleep.
Why do their beauty regime at home in front of a mirror when you can do the same thing driving at 75 MPH while weaving in and out of traffic?
Do you read product labels when you’re making household purchases? Web Watch does try to avoid buying food that contains high fructose corn syrup or has “sugar” listed on the label — but we’re a creature of habit, and Pop Tarts taste so darn good.
But we don’t really take the time to read all those other funky labels and warnings that seem to be applied to practically everything we get nowadays. Do we care that something was made in a plant that also processes “soy”, “nuts”, and “dairy products”? Eh. Not so much… but we know some folks who do care, so we’re not going to make fun of them for this.
If you have a body piercing (ears, belly button, nose, lip, elsewhere), a decorative tattoo or scar — yes, scars can be decorative — or have had some type of non-medical-related surgery purposefully intended to change the way your body looks away from what it considered a traditional appearance, then you’ve participated in body modification.
There are all sorts of body mod websites out there, some of which – like BME.COM – we’ve talked about previously on Web Watch.
Did you know that September 20th through September 27th was NO MAKE-UP WEEK?
That’s right – for these seven days, women around the world are purposefully going out of the house without blush, base, mascara, lipstick, eyeshadow, and other beauty products in order to prove a point: that women prefer other women to wear makeup. (This comes from a study that claims that 80% of women prefer that their female co-workers wear some sort of cosmetics over women who didn’t wear any.)
A UK company, Bionsen, determined that the average woman puts 515 different chemicals on her face every day, using a combination of makeup, perfumes, mascara, and other products.
The average woman uses 13 different products daily, and each product contains at least 20 different ingredients — lipsticks and other makeup average 30 ingredients, and some perfumes can have as many as 400 different ingredients.
It gets scarier from there. You pay attention to the labels on food you eat, but have you paid attention to the ingredient list on your personal grooming products… if those products even contain ingredient lists in the first place?