Some of My Guilty Pleasures
We all pretty much have guilty pleasures that we like to indulge in whether it be listening to some of your old-school jams, going on unnecessary shopping sprees, getting an occasional massage or indulging in something sweet. I think it’s a way of keeping our own sanity even though many of us don’t like to admit some of the things we occasionally enjoy when there’s a small feeling of guilt involved.
TV is a common guilty pleasure whether it be watching some old re-runs, “reality” shows, daytime talk shows or following a new series. As a Glam Media publisher, I get the wonderful opportunity to work with many different brands. Right now, Glam is celebrating the premiere of ABC’s new show Mistresses. A bit scandalous, Mistresses is a new drama about four girlfriends on their own paths to self-discovery. We have a bit of a feeling that it’s sure to be one of our next guilty pleasures.
Continue reading to see what some of my guilty pleasures are. I’d also love to read some of yours!
A Certified Pamper Day
Keeping up with a beauty regimen can be a lot of work and can require loads of upkeep. One of my guilty pleasures is designating myself an all-out “Pamper Day” to myself. My pamper day is an all-out spa day for myself, hosted by myself and usually falls on a Sunday when I have absolutely no plans and feel like sticking around at home for the day.
I usually do what I tend to neglect on most days, which would be a full body exfoliation in the shower, shaving from head to toe (sometimes waxing) and loading myself up with a good moisturizer and throwing a protein treatment and deep conditioner in my hair and cover my hair with a shower cap while I do some of my other things. I like leaving deep conditioners in my hair for as long as I can, so with some time to kill, I like to tweeze my eyebrows really good with a 5X mirror (and any other strays I can find) and pick from my array of beauty masks. If my nails aren’t looking the best, I’ll paint my finger and toe nails – one of dreaded chores of being a girl. I love freshly polished nails, but I just hate doing it. I try to be good though about removing my polish as soon as it chips, but I’ve been guilty on several occasions of having chipped nails for days. My day usually ends with a self-tanning session and by the next morning, I feel incredibly refreshed and ready to take on the day. I loathe the feeling of when I neglect my beauty routine, but to my defense, it’s only usually the periods of time where I’ve been super busy and haven’t had much time to myself.
Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops & Garage/Estate Sales
I also really enjoy going to random thrift stores and consignment shops once in a while when I get the chance. It’s not something I do regularly, because frankly I don’t have any good shops that are local, but if I spot one, I always like to take a peek inside.
Lately though I’ve been regularly looking at online consignment stores that specialize in designer goods (mostly handbags) in hopes of scoring a great deal on something that really wouldn’t be in my budget otherwise. Hey, no one has to know that you weren’t the original owner.. haha!
Splurging on Makeup
Surprise! I’d consider purchasing makeup a guilty pleasure only because I own so much already that I absolutely do not need any more. It’s really hard for me not to give into makeup temptations, but you can bet that If I spot anything pretty at a makeup counter, it’s going to go home with me. My ultimate guilty pleasure is the higher-end, pricier brands of makeup that I don’t purchase too often. Purchasing a pricey foundation or blush makes me feel extra luxurious.
I eat very healthy regularly for the most part, but I’m guilty of indulging.. maybe a little too often than I should. There are many “forbidden” foods on the invisible list in my head which mostly consists of fast food, junk food (candy, chips, snacks, processed baked goods) and pretty much anything loaded with calories and that’s high in fat or sugar.
One of guilty pleasures believe it or not is just a regular, greasy, fast food meal. I never eat fast food – maybe once or twice a year and when I go to restaurants, I will never order fries with my food. Don’t get me wrong, I love it! But it’s something I’ve steered clear of for many years. Actually eating a full meal at McDonald’s would be a treat for me! Don’t judge. haha!
I’m also a sweet addict and can’t go to any store without looking at the bakery section. I won’t necessarily purchase anything, but I love to feed my eyes with all of the yummy treats. A really good coffee cake would be a total guilty treat for me. I also love cannolis (with chocolate chips), napoleons and pretty much anything filled with custard and topped with whipped cream.
1990’s Animated Movies
I was huge on Disney Movies as a little kid and during my Summer vacations I use to watch my Disney movies over and over again. I was a child with a large imagination and I remember I had a big selection of VHS tapes and I always acted like I was shopping at the video store when it was time to pick a movie. I think I even use to stamp a card with the date to “return” the movie (back to my shelf) because I saw them do it at Blockbuster. Some of my favorite movies were Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Thumbellina, Once Upon a Forest, Princess and the Goblin, The Swan Princess and many more! I still love these movies, and if I happened to run across any of them playing on TV, I’d definitely watch them.
I’d love to hear what some of your guilty pleasues are! Let me know in the comments!