My next target of cleanliness is a bit more vulnerable for me to share. And, you'll probably think it's a funny thing to be worried about....it's....my....make up box!
progress, right? So there you have it...my box of make up. And, occasionally, it needs to be cleaned.
I wash the brushes with a special brush shampoo, wipe off all the pots, and wash out the box itself.
Ahhhhh, so much better, right?
Whenever I clean my make up and put the box back in it's drawer (safe from prying eyes), I remember that starting in junior high, I would carry in my purse every make up item I owned. Leaving the house without it just simply never happened. What if I had a make up emergency? What if I needed to reapply? What if I wasn't going to make it home by morning and would need it for the next day? The latter actually happened quite a bit, but I never thought to carry a toothbrush with me...or clean clothes...or a sense of responsibility. What are the chances that I would find myself in a situation that would wash every speck of make up off my face while in a public place? Zero! I don't recall a single situation that required a reapplication of all my make up.
It has only been a few years since I got over carrying that security blanket with me. Now, I'm strictly a lipstick and mirror girl!
However, I've realized that I have another security blanket lurking in my purse, right now. I always, always, always check to make sure I have an extra hair band with me. If I think I don't have an extra band, I immediately check my hair to see if my current band is coming loose or if pins have shifted. What hair catastrophe is around the next corner? What could I use as an alternative hair accessory? Do I have a pen I could use to pin up my unruly hair?
Why do I torment myself with these seemingly unnecessary burdens? What's the worst that could happen? Logically, I know the answer is nothing, but still I cling to a small ring of elastic to provide comfort....oh, and chap stick and sunglasses, too! Woosh!!! More progress to be made, my friends!
Care to share any security blankets you're carrying around?