I just did a sneaky thing when nobody was looking, and it's so bonkers and embarrassing that I've never told anybody about this habit. This is a practice I'm not proud of, and it's a little gross, and I'm sure some psychoanalyst would have a field day dissecting it. But somehow I have a feeling that I'm not the only one with a weird grooming or beauty habit. I bet a lot of us do goofy things. (Note Bella trying to justify her weirdness.) So if I tell you my secret, will you share yours?
To find out my embarrassing habit—because I can't bear to have it all over the front page—
Okay, so a lot of you know that I'm a little obsessive about skin care. But you don't know how detail-oriented I am about it. When I was a kid, my parents gave me a microscope, which I used to examine all sorts of things. I became fascinated by the ability to see the minutia of everyday life. This interest remains to this day, which is why—ugh, I can't believe I'm going to tell you this—sometimes I set my camera on its macro setting. Then I zoom in on blackheads and blemishes to take high-resolution photos of the clogged pores. Finally, I open the document in Photoshop and zoom in to see what clogs are there, which ones are barely visible with the naked eye, and which ones are yearning to liberate themselves from my skin. I can't stop staring at this stuff.
I know. It's weird. It's a sickness!
But surely I'm not the only one who does weird stuff, right? Anyone else willing to share her oddball beauty quirks? (Bueller? Bueller?)