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Posted on Fri, Jul 07, 2006 00:09

I am going to assume that all of us take care of ourselves. We probably wouldn't be on a site like MM if we did not. But what constitutes high-maintenance in the age of metrosexuality and airbrushed photos? I have a friend that has everything professionally done. Hair is dyed and cut every month, mani-pedis every week, skin treatments, everything is waxed (and I mean EVERYTHING)teeth bleaching, massages, personal trainers, laser treatments, the list goes on ad infinitum. I don't begrudge her her pampering, but I myself would be exhausted just trying to keep up! Don't get me wrong, no one goes near my hair that hasn't been trained and accredited, I periodically treat myself to salon worthy hands and feet, get my brows and, well, other things waxed on a semi-regular basis and do indulge in the occasional massage. But I view these things as a treat or indulgence, not a strictly adhered to beauty regimen. I work in a professional environment, where I deal with the public on an everyday basis, so I have to look good- I just don't feel I have to spend a lot of time and money to do so. Makeup is bought at Wal-mart unless there is a sale at Sephora or MAC, stray hairs are tweezed to prolong the time between salon visits, workouts consist of some simple yoga and a run through my neighborhood, facial treatments are mostly of the at-home variety (Clinique 5-Minute Emergency Mask is the BEST!) and nails and toes are mostly attended to by yours truly. I am curious- what do others consider high-maintenance, what lengths do you go to to look good? Men, this is for you too, we KNOW you skulk into salons to get your nails buffed from time to time...


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Posted on Sat, Jul 08, 2006 18:13

A personal Image consultant?... Well, i suppose if you're a model, or actress, or just plain 'high maintenence', that would be in order, but how bout just looking in the mirror, and knowing you are beautiful without all that superficial garb!


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Posted on Sat, Jul 08, 2006 17:21

telling most men and me myself..!! if i had all the money in the world ..i would not want to be with her..!!


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Posted on Sat, Jul 08, 2006 09:42

Interesting topic...I actually resent the word "high maintenance"...I have been described as being 'high maintenance"...and I dont spend a lot of money on products...you can actually be precised as being high maintenance just on how you look and carry yourself. I have often said, when the topic is brought up...what is wrong with "high maintenance"? in my opinion, taking the time to care for yourself, is basic...Learning how to care for your skin, your body and what looks fashionable is normal, not high maintenance....taking pride in your appearance and how you carry yourself...that is what is important...if that is perceived as high maintenance, then so be it...


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Posted on Fri, Jul 07, 2006 21:00

Lovely Lotus: this is an interesting topic. To look great and have style, should NOT have to spend a fortune on it, even if possess one. It's all about the personal image including: grooming, wardrobe style and manners. Everything must be done and achieved by oneself on day-to-day basis. Otherwise, any high-maintenance which is done regularly, would look brushed up and sparkling for a very short time, if that person does not have the slightest talent to take care on his/her own afterwards. I would suggest that a Personal Image Consultant would do wonders for many men and women who are in doubt and would want to become confident and learn to look great always. In long run would prove to be a real investment. While modeling - years ago while making studies in University, I was trained how to take care of myself. This was a real asset along with the lessons I have learned from ladies in my own family: grandmothers, aunts and my dear mother. Just throwing money over the window in high costs treatments won't help anyone but for a very determined period of time. For beautiful skin: enough sleep, a relaxed and kind attitude, a great meal with many fruits, natural vitamins, less make-up and a lot of moisturizing. For a beautiful body: EAT LESS, WALK AND EXERCISE MORE. For a beautiful mind & spirit: great books and loved ones. Best regards! FMS.


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