I’m pretty sure the reason that I’ve never been a girly girl is because I have zero patience for anything. I’m going to a wedding tomorrow and I’d like to look like I put some sort of effort in… so I’ve spent the evening painting my nails and trying to replicate hair tutorials that I’ve watched on YouTube and I’m at that point where I want to throw the towel in and pout and ask why I wasn’t born a boy because this shit is TOO HARD!
I sort of succeeded on the toenails. There’s a couple of spots where I painted my toe and rather than the nail, but that’s fixable.
They don’t look that bad, but my finger nails? Sigh… I end up painting my fingers, and then I get impatient and want to pick the paint off before my fingers are really dry and end up smudging the polish. One, how to you manage to NOT paint your fingers in the first place? Two, how the dickens do you wait until things are dry? It’s been an goddamned hour and I still managed to end up smudging! Is there like some magical trick to doing this that I’m not aware of? Or do I just fail at being a girl?
Then… there’s the whole hair thing. I seriously do not understand hair. I’ve spent the evening trolling YouTube for easy 1950s hair tutorials and trying them out.. and I can’t successfully do anything. I just have no patience with it and I get all frustrated and agitated. How do you ladies manage to have the patience to do this? I have no idea how on earth I’m going to end up doing my hair tomorrow. Nothing I try seems to work… and I’m terrified to do anything like try a curling iron on it. I’m sure part of it is just practice… but goddamnit! I want it all to be perfect right out of the gate!
The only thing that I feel even remotely confidant about is makeup… and well… I’m not particularly confidant in that department at all. It’s just that I happen to suck less at doing my own makeup than I do at anything else, but I’m still pretty sure that I’m not doing it right.
Why can’t I just throw on a dress and shoes and call it done?