I posted this today in a beauty & feminity forum:
I’ve been having a difficult time lately, and the more the strain and anxiety seems to last, the more meticulous I feel I am with my beauty care ritual. It’s not really retail therapy but I find myself purchasing little things like nail polish, deep hair conditioners, razors, et al to pamper myself with.
Usually I’m rather relaxed and don’t have a fixed regimen. But now I’m finding comfort in the rituals and making myself feel and look better on the outside to soothe the turmoil from within. Yet, all I usually hear about when people get down is that they forget all about themselves and just let themselves go.
So, I was wondering, does anyone else go through this? What spectrum do you go through? The worse you feel the more you try to look spectacular? Or do you feel that you fall somewhere in the middle?
And so, I think I will open up the blog entry to the similar question.
When facing a difficult time…
Do you let yourself go or polish yourself to perfection?