Anyone who's spent time in an office knows there are some unwritten rules that make work life bearable: no smelly lunches at your desk; no long (or loud) personal phone calls that everyone has to pretend they don't hear; and if you're a slob, you have to keep your area from being a total disaster. But what about bad beauty habits? Read more.
One of my pet peeves: People who constantly run their hands through their hair and then shake any errant strands onto the floor. A friend mentioned that she hated the smell of nail polish remover and didn't appreciate when the woman in the cube next door insisted on using it (I must admit I've done this, but I consider it an occupational hazard). The worst offender? Another friend recently emailed this: "Several years and a few jobs ago, a male coworker sent around a mass email asking if anyone had nail clippers. One woman loaned him hers, assuming he had a hangnail. A few minutes later, she walked by the bathroom and heard the distinct sound of clipping. He was clipping his toenails. Even though he was in the bathroom, it still felt a little over-the-top for work." "Over-the-top" is the nicest way we can think of to describe it. What beauty habits gross you out in the office?