I always think that good looking men, unlike women, are the real deal because men don’t have to moisturize or wear make-up or pluck their eyebrows or stand for hours on end drying and styling their hair (although the rise of the metrosexual; men-tapping-into-their-feminine-side; makes them the single largest exception to this rule BUT even if he decides to moisturize, he still doesn’t HAVE to).
So when you see a good looking man, or any man for that matter, you know that what you see is what you get. You know that if you woke up next to him tomorrow morning, he may be a bit ruffled around the edges, but he’ll look exactly the same.
Now with women, it’s an entirely different story innit. There’s the make-up and hair and nails (for some)… and for most it is a schlep and the end product is almost entirely different from the natural woman residing beneath those layers. Like they say, there are no ugly women in the world, only ones without make-up.
So in essence, the man never really knows who he’s going to wake up next to. It’s a gamble. He could strike it lucky and find a ruffled version of the woman he knows… or she could turn out to be some kind of Godzilla with dragon toe-nails and false eyelashes strewn across a base/ concealer/ lipstick stained pillow.
I definitely think that there are different types of women in this regard. Like for example, some women love accessories and can be seen sporting all the latest stuff on their ears, around their necks and wrists etc. They even have a special suitcase for their accessories when they go on holiday and will be seen on the beach and swimming in the ocean with matching earrings, bracelets and necklaces etc.
Now you’re either an accessories chick or you aren’t. Nothing wrong with being one, people are just wired differently and some can do it while others can’t or don’t want to. Similarly, you’re either a make-up chick or you aren’t. And you’re either someone who goes to the hairdresser regularly or you’re not. But no matter which way you look at it, being a woman is hard work and for most, it requires some effort to look decent.
I attended a wedding this past weekend and accompanied my cousin to the hairdresser to take care of her baby while she was getting her hair done. Now this is something she’s done many times. In fact, she goes to the hairdresser at least once a month. In comparison, I must have been to a hairdresser three times in my entire life... mostly because I learned how to do my own hair from an early age and never thought it necessary to go to one, whereas she can’t do it by herself.
But when it comes to make-up it’s the reverse. She almost never wears make-up and even though I’m not a base-concealer-powder-lip-liner-false-eyelashes-lipstick-wearing gal, I will rarely leave the house without a little eye-liner.
I do wonder sometimes, if I got married, what would I look like to my husband in the morning? Would he also see a Godzilla of sorts with my hair all over the place like cousin IT from The Adams Family? Or will he be blinded to all that and only see the woman he married?
I’m not too concerned though... because with my skills, I can go from this...
...in no time ;D