Have you heard of mirror fasts? Where you go for a week or however long without looking in the mirror?
Does this mean that you also go without make-up, or can you put on your make-up without looking in the mirror, which I'm sure I could do in a heartbeat.
Today, I went out without any make-up whatsoever. I felt like a whole wheat dumpling. I felt unkempt, blotchy and seedy. I felt old.
I know, women used to go without make-up all the time. You were considered a floozy if you wore it. Remember when Meg in Little Women wore some rouge at a ball and Laurie got his knickers in a twist about it?
But then who turns out to be the ideal Little Woman? Amy, who spent half her life with a clothespin on her nose to improve it's shape. Amy, who got all the good clothes and got to go to Europe. Amy with the blonde ringlets.
I grew up with the movies and Mad Men advertising. I have to wear make-up and look in the mirror.
Or move to a hut in Iceland.