You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?
Honestly I don’t look in mirrors as much as the average person. It has always bugged me how much my husband stares at himself in the mirror. You don’t know what you look like? You putting on some invisible mascara that I don’t see?
Without mirrors I wouldn’t be able to check my hair or put on mascara, but lately that hasn’t been a regular thing so I could live with that. (my hair has been braided, which I do in the shower mirror-less) Normally I look in the mirror when I am brushing my teeth and that is about it. I avoid them the rest of the day. With the exception of driving. If they took mirrors off and out of the car they would have to put in some other types of sensors so that you can check traffic. (and look for cops) Like my backup camera but always on.
Actually now that I think about it… I use the mirror to pluck my eyebrows and wax my lip. I would have to outsource those two things on a regular basis. I only get my eyebrows threaded once a month. Threading my lip and chin hurt way too much for me to be willing to do them ever again. The last time I got my lip threaded I cried. I don’t get my lip and chin professionally done because I have seen too many episodes of “Tabatha Takes Over” and the wax is always disgusting. Guess I would have to invest in some laser hair removal.
I check myself out in the mirror when I wear a new outfit, but not if Andre is home. Then I’ll be like, how’s this look. He tells me the truth, and I move on. So, there are definitely ways to live your life mirror-free. You just have to be willing to do it. Someone that is obsessed with themselves and always checking themselves out in the mirror will have a hard time waking up to no mirrors. People that wear makeup religiously will have a hard time adjusting as well. I keep imagining these women walking around looking like they are going to their quinceaneara lol.
That’s funny, the worst part is some women already look like that. Makes me grateful that I don’t wear all that makeup. (btw, black women you do NOT look good in blue eyeshadow, and if you already got big eyes don’t add more attention to them) Yes I had someone in mind when I wrote that. Anyway, the lack of mirrors will force a lot of women to embrace their natural beauty, that’s for sure.
My perception of myself would not change. I embrace myself as I am. Whatever that may be that day. But then again, I have never been one of those people who need to look at myself. I never cared what people thought of me. I don’t do things to myself for other people, but for me. So a mirror-less world wouldn’t be so bad. But for real, I’ll need a “cop is behind you” sensor lol.