This global pandemic has made me realize that there really are 3 types of girls: High Maintenance, "Low Maintenance" and actual Low Maintenance. The high maintenance chics are easy to
COVID-19 to decrease Maintenance fees! Is it worth the savings?
Dated: March 31 2020
This global pandemic has made me realize that there really are 3 types of girls: High Maintenance, "Low Maintenance" and actual Low Maintenance. The high maintenance chics are easy to differentiate as they wear their make-up a bit like war paint, their hair at attention and perfectly coifed (even at the gym), their lips often a little too pouty, and their perfectly manicured nails remind of a brightly painted, unchipped talon.
The other two categories can be a bit more challenging to tell apart. A low maintenance chic is a true natural beauty. A pretty girl that can step out of the shower, dry off, slather on some lotion, some blush, some lip gloss and swipe a mascara wand across her lashes quickly. This rare beauty may or may not make the effort to blow dry her hair, most likely she will sweep her hair up into a hat and roll with it. If she pays any attention to her nails at all it will be mild at best. These lucky beauties, due to diet, lifestyle or whatever seem to make growing pretty nails and hair look effortless.
The third and most prevelant category are us " Low Maintenance" chics. I say us, because this is the group that I myself identify with. The "Low Maintence" chick truly wants to look and be low maintenance and we go to major effort and expense to do so. For instance we may have the same make up routine as the low maintence girl above mentioned but there is more to the story.
Ok so if the "Low Maintence" girl is of a certain age and we aren't using tons of foundation, and heavy makeup we have probably bought stock in either botox, Rodan and Fields, or some type of filler.
If we are just swiping a little touch of mascara on I guarantee you there is probably an eyelash extension technician somewhere making a handsome amount monthly to make us ( wake up like this).
For that beautiful beachy mane that takes little to no efort, well many of us "Low Maintence" girls either have extremely natural extensions that are natural and beachy, or we have dyed, highlighted, straitened or texturized it to exactly our taste. May I say that all of these options come at a price .
Our finger and toenails will most likely not be a sharp pointy talon, but we still most likely go to the nail salon to make sure that they look tastefully, perfectly, natural.
Recently, I have started putting a price to these little beauty rituals that make me, me. Most of these salons are not considered essential!
So the COVID-19 is probably going to keep us "low maintenance" beauties away from our neccessities for 6 weeks.
Nail Salons ( 2 visits ): $100-$200
Hair Salon: $75-$150
So on those things alone the average "low maintenance" woman is going to save $325 (on the low end) $650 (on the high end. A nice savings especially for those of us who are considered non essential or have taken an income hit. But is the cost worth the savings?
Is it worth it to ourselves or our significant others if this is the true cost!
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