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Some Beauty Rituals Are Best Kept Private

After the wedding and the honeymoon, it's now The Honeymoon's Over week! I'm sharing all kinds of ideas to keep your married life as beautiful as your courtship.

When you're married (or just in a committed relationship), there are some grooming and beauty rituals you just can't hide from your sweetheart. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since sharing the mundane details of our lives can be healthy. At the same time, though, there's something to be said for keeping the romance alive, right? I always say, "If you wouldn't do it in front of your boss or best friend, don't do it in front of the person you love." Here's my advice on a few beauty secrets you may want to keep to yourself (while keeping yourself as pretty as ever).

The home bikini wax Just trust me on this one: Wait until Hubby is out of the house before getting started. Nobody looks or feels her best while hopping around naked, waving hot wax in the air and ripping out hair from delicate areas. Unless your "sexy time" involves wincing in pain and pulling tiny dried bits of wax off your skin (and hey, if it does, more power to you) it's probably easier to do this routine solo.

For three more beauty secrets best left unshared,

Zit popping Everyone gets blackheads and acne, but enlisting your man to help you conquer the Krakatoa-sized pimple on your nose is not the best way to keep the romance alive. (The one exception is if you can turn it into a fun spa treatment; Mr. Bella and I occasionally give each other facials, but I still don't let him pop my pustules).

Preparation H Models have claimed that using Preparation H on puffy eyes can reduce swelling. More women have heard about this unusual treatment than men, which means your husband is more likely to ask how your hemorrhoids are doing than to marvel at your puff-free eyes. Not sexy.

Nipple hair removal Oh, come on. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about! Most women have some nipple hair, and if you're okay with yours, leave it and love it. If you don't like it, though, you could find better ways to bond than by bleaching your nipple hair with your newlywed love.

What do you think? Are there any grooming or beauty rituals you'd rather not share with your beloved, or is it open game?

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crystalvillage06 crystalvillage06 8 years
I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years and do not let him in the bathroom when I get ready or do any of my "girl" stuff. I think it's cool when other people are totally comfortable with each other but I prefer a little mystery.
larissam larissam 8 years
This may sound uptight, but I don't like my boyfriend to see me do a face mask. Maybe because I do them after my shower and my hair is in a towel, but I would rather have privacy.
98769876 98769876 8 years
I can only read so many of these comments. I am dry heaving.....gross. I cross the line at peeing with the door open.lol.
luvspink luvspink 8 years
Haha definitely agree with this article!
cokerad cokerad 8 years
I live with my fiance, and you get used to going #2 with them in the house (but the door stays CLOSED!), but one thing I don't want him to see is me flossing. It's just too gross between having all the food particles, and spit flying on the mirror and occasional bleeding... ew ew ew.
kcreson kcreson 8 years
My perfect solution for these issues was as simple as having my OWN bathroom! I LOVE it... that way i can go in there and have my privacy while doing somethings that would prob make his jaw drop... oh the pain of being a woman...haha
mishelleanne mishelleanne 8 years
I love my bathroom-alone-time. I lock the door so he can't burst in, and I usually get ready before he's awake!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I don't think there is anything wrong with sharing your grooming secrets with your hubby. Are you going to go your whole life pretending you don't wax your bikini line or pop your pimples? Unless your husband is really stupid he's going to find out and then what are you going to do?
madhatter madhatter 8 years
This is so weird... I don't see how couples can say, "Oh, we're so happy because we pop our zits together!!!" and act as though other couples are inferior, or less 'in tune' to one another simply due to their modesty and hygienic barriers. Zit popping is no good unless you've got an extractor - and I would never dream of letting SOMEONE ELSE pop something I myself shouldn't. Ew ew ew ew ew.
madhatter madhatter 8 years
This is so weird... I don't see how couples can say, "Oh, we're so happy because we pop our zits together!!!" and act as though other couples are inferior, or less 'in tune' to one another simply due to their modesty and hygienic barriers. Zit popping is no good unless you've got an extractor - and I would never dream of letting SOMEONE ELSE pop something I myself shouldn't. Ew ew ew ew ew.
Emiily Emiily 8 years
I can't poop with him in the next room, sometimes even in the house! I have a fear of him knowing I took a crap, smelling it afterwards or hearing it. I know I'll get over it eventually. Farting too, I'd die if he ever heard me fart : x
SingingSoul SingingSoul 8 years
Um....eyebrow plucking. I have bushes so it can look like a dog just shedded on the counter XD Rather not do that with him unless he does his too. also....cleaning out the crud that gets stuck in between your toenails and your skin >.< Yeah....self explanitory.
SingingSoul SingingSoul 8 years
Um....eyebrow plucking. I have bushes so it can look like a dog just shedded on the counter XD Rather not do that with him unless he does his too.also....cleaning out the crud that gets stuck in between your toenails and your skin >.< Yeah....self explanitory.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
I don't let him see me brush my teeth! I just know I don't do it like they do in the movies with their mouths all closed! My mouth is totally open...toothpaste running down my chin...totally disgusting but that's how I get my teeth the cleanest!
prncssann1 prncssann1 8 years
Whenever I squeeze my blackheads I'm in the bathroom with the door locked. I did get a huge zit in my ear once though (disgusting, I know!) and I had to have my hubby stick a needle in it so I could get it out. That was a little embarrassing!
kizzle kizzle 8 years
Um Mis Matilda...living together for years is pretty much the same as being married. I still do not think that making a stinky mess is appropriate for someone who has sex with me to wittness. For anyone to think that doing these things i.e. popping spots and such in the view of others is just wrong. Why wold you be attracted to someone who does not care what you do in front of them? You mine as well just date/marry your brother or sister.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years
My hubby totally helps me out with waxing, although I won't touch his zits!
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
HA Ha. This is the best article ever! People just crack me up. My husband and I have been together for years, married for more than a year now and dating for 5, and we're as comfortable with each other as a couple that's been married for 20 years. I go potty with the door open, he hates it thought, heaven forbid if he has to pee while I'm getting ready(only one bathroom right now) but no number 2, ew. I'm a horrible zip popper person. I pop my own and I pop my husbands, he hates when I do it but when he gets one on his back it's gross but I have to do it.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
HA Ha. This is the best article ever! People just crack me up. My husband and I have been together for years, married for more than a year now and dating for 5, and we're as comfortable with each other as a couple that's been married for 20 years. I go potty with the door open, he hates it thought, heaven forbid if he has to pee while I'm getting ready(only one bathroom right now) but no number 2, ew. I'm a horrible zip popper person. I pop my own and I pop my husbands, he hates when I do it but when he gets one on his back it's gross but I have to do it.
miss-matilda miss-matilda 8 years
to the girl who said she cant go #2 when her boyfriend is in the apt. Well ummm don't get married a week of doing that alone could kill you!
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 8 years
Hahahaha I rarely get pimples, only when I was a teen, and now, if I am stressed. One time, I got one on my back and it was very painful. My guy used to work in a hospital years ago and his mother was a nurse. He called her about some type of extracting creme and she told him he needed to pop it when he described it. She said it was more of cyst and I risked infection. I was totally freaking out. My ex would study my back because he was into that, but luckily, I never fell under his pinchers. So my guy preps like a fricken surgeon. He was not anxious to do so, but he did it. He was so fricken careful and cleaned it up so good, I kid you not, it was gone like it was never there two days later. He gets a blackhead that looks really dark and tell him to go take care of it or I will. He freaks! And for some reason, I am really shy about tweezing in front of him. But he loves to watch me get ready. He always says how amazed he is that it takes me so little time compared to his ex. And he'll fart or whatever in front of me. But there are places I just can't go.
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 8 years
HahahahaI rarely get pimples, only when I was a teen, and now, if I am stressed. One time, I got one on my back and it was very painful. My guy used to work in a hospital years ago and his mother was a nurse. He called her about some type of extracting creme and she told him he needed to pop it when he described it. She said it was more of cyst and I risked infection. I was totally freaking out. My ex would study my back because he was into that, but luckily, I never fell under his pinchers.So my guy preps like a fricken surgeon. He was not anxious to do so, but he did it. He was so fricken careful and cleaned it up so good, I kid you not, it was gone like it was never there two days later. He gets a blackhead that looks really dark and tell him to go take care of it or I will. He freaks! And for some reason, I am really shy about tweezing in front of him. But he loves to watch me get ready. He always says how amazed he is that it takes me so little time compared to his ex. And he'll fart or whatever in front of me. But there are places I just can't go.
kizzle kizzle 8 years
I am sorry but some things need to be kept private. I would not do any of those things in front of my bf. I can not even go to the bathroom (number 2) when my bf is in the apartment. I am not even a girly girl but some things need to remain private.
love2camp love2camp 8 years
I've been with my husband for almost 4 years and there are no barriers. They were there when we first started dating but pretty much once we got engaged and started living together, all bets were off. Call me crazy, but I enjoy popping zits and blackheads, and unfortunately my husband won't let me at his at all!
Nickey Nickey 8 years
LMAO! The zip popping couples! Hilarious. I def wouldn't want to do that in front of my man. I used to have a guy platonic friend that did it in front of whoever and it was gross. Here's another couple of things I won't do in front of a guy: -remove a boogie from my nose -use my tongue scraper (a doo hicky that removes the bacteria from your tongue and looks so nasty)
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