Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

If Snow White's evil step-mother had a mirror anything like my magnifying one I am really not surprised that she was so bitter. Okay, trying to off your step-daughter was a bit extreme but I can see why she may have been a little upset.

Why do we do it to ourselves? I spend around 20 minutes a day (...at least!) staring at every imperfection on my face magnified by 5! (This is whilst I am doing my makeup, I'm not just sitting there for 20 minutes staring at myself for no reason, that would be weird). I honestly am starting to think that this mirror is bad for me.

It leads me to obsess about every little flaw no matter how small because in that mirror it isn't small! No one looks at our faces that closely so why do we need to? I admit that it can be a godsend when plucking my eyebrows but even then there's a risk of being a little too over-zealous. Who of us hasn't accidentally over-plucked to the extreme at least once? It's almost a right of passage as a woman.

I think it's time to put down the magnifying mirror, take step back and see the whole picture. Would I notice the imperfections as much if I had to look a little harder for them? Maybe I wouldn't obsess about them as often. Would a normal mirror equal freedom?!! Okay, that may be pushing it, but I am genuinely curious and I hereby challenge myself to a month (...or maybe a week to begin with) without the magnifying mirror.

Will it make a difference? I guess we'll see...or won't see... (hehe geddit?!)

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  1. Loved this post, I'm going to try not to use my magnifying mirror, for a while at least!


    1. I have found that it is much easier said than done haha! Thanks for the comment =)

      Nicki x


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