Our straight talking Lancashire lass takes a sideways look at the daily news.
The bare-faced cheek of it!
We want it. We need it. And according to a survey carried out by Superdrug we can’t live without it. Make-up. It makes the world go round.
Can you leave the house without it? I know I won’t, and I’m not alone. One in three women won’t step outdoors without trowelling on the slap, even if they’re only nipping to the Co-Op.
Six out of 10 women won’t go to work without their war paint, and one in 10 won’t even let their partners see them au naturelle. The bare-faced cheek of it!
I’m not critical of these women. Just because I won’t leave my flat without my woad doesn’t mean that I suffer from crippling low self-esteem. Nor does it mean I’m on the pull. Seriously, the only males on offer in my local vicinity are burly farmers, the sons of burly farmers, pensioners and the long-term unemployed. Not exactly rich pickings.
Like many women, I simply look better with make-up on, and I take pride in my appearance. It works both ways. One of my exes used to love my face with no make-up, which was fair enough. But he had the dress sense of a 17-year-old Emo (he was 29). Walking around with someone who looked like an extra from The Crow made me feel more like his care worker than a girlfriend.
He prided himself on having no pride in his appearance, and he wanted me to follow suit. So he was unceremoniously dumped and I celebrated with some lovely Dior mascara.
At the end of the day, whether you want to show the world your natural beauty, or you don a Maybelline mask, as long as you’re comfortable you should do what you want. And if you fancy a change, have a go on the Virtual Make-Over tool!
Elsewhere, I was a little surprised to hear that the cult show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ is about to be axed because viewing figures have dropped.
Personally, I never watched it (I can barely hold my own in a pub quiz!), but it was always there in the national psyche – a bit like red telephone boxes and Margaret Thatcher. And like these old time relics, WWTBAM is about to be consigned to history. Is this a good thing, or will we mourn the loss of Chris Tarrant on TV with the option of phoning a friend?
Still, it would be pretty damn cool to have all that money. Do you want to be a millionaire? And what would you do with all that moolah?
I’m thinking yachts, a condo on Miami Beach, shopping sprees in New York, a lifetime supply of chocolate…