Saturday Musing: Are You A Bare Butt Woman And Makeup Taxpayer?

Bare Saturday

Some days I get up with a blank mind about what the morning post will highlight. My butt was as bare as my mind this Saturday morning as I stared out my kitchen window waiting for the coffee to brew.

Bare ButtYes, I am one of the many women who often go commando – and it was a blessing this morning to make the connection between my bare butt and a topical issue. As with most things in my life since I turned 45, going commando (sometimes) is not a fashion statement but just something that I do for comfort and breathing.

There is this great book, “The Lunatic,” set in Jamaica that I read many years ago and in which the heroine spoke of the freedom and hygiene benefits of going bare butt. When I first read it, like so many, I thought she was crazier than the lunatic himself.

You will need an appreciation of Jamaican patois to understand this but here is a link to the movie version of this book. Watch it later today when you have some time and alone – and bare butt? LOL

At the ripe old age of 50, I might have joined the club, so too a legion of women. According to Huffington Post blogger, Sharon Kutzman, who recently woke up to a world “where a lot of women have ditched their underwear. Commando appears to be en vogue and some of my girlfriends, people in my 45-54 demographic, are choosing to go sans panties.” Read her take on this seemingly growing baring here and, to protect your private parts, take part in this poll:

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Makeup Tax: Are You Paying It?

Here is another thing that came into focus this morning – makeup.

makeup and beauty
Who defines beauty?

Regular readers know that most Saturdays my 1 year-old granddaughter comes over for a play date with Glamma. This will not be one as my schedule is jam-packed with final preparations for my online course that begins tomorrow. Have you signed up yet? Most of the daylight hours, however, will be spent primping not because I will be on camera for the course – well, just a bit – but every 4-6 weeks, I treat myself and get my ‘dreadlocks’ groomed and my nails done.

Today I might get a little extra done at the spa – looking at having my eyebrows tinted. While the rainbow flag would look quite cool, it might not be too right for me just now. Thinking about what shade I ought to have Anna (my spa lady) do for me, the question of the price we as women pay for these types of services came up.

To Google I went and what would you know there is a current debate on this whole women, makeup and money issue. At the heart of the debate is the question whether we as women are being shamed, by society in general and other women, into going bankrupt over makeup.

Okay, that might be an exaggeration but the debate considers the millions the makeup industry makes from us and whether we are willingly paying or have unconsciously bought into their messages and definition of beauty. Some leaders have come forward on this and have posted selfies and videos that have gone viral.

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Given my schedule today – have to hop in the shower shortly, maybe cover my butt, have something more than coffee to make it through this day and head out – check these out and share your comments with me below on this makeup tax issue. Do you think it is a real one? Are you paying this so called tax or do you wear your makeup because you simply enjoy doing so?

Have a Sensational Saturday and please follow me on Facebook today – maybe you will catch a glimpse of my commando self? LOL


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25 thoughts on “Saturday Musing: Are You A Bare Butt Woman And Makeup Taxpayer?

  1. […] “Saturday Musings: Are You A Bare Butt Woman And Makeup Taxpayer?” – Here is another misleading post, where the headline might have had some thinking we […]

  2. I think I wear underwear more than makeup.. But I don’t wear makeup very often πŸ˜‰

    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! That’s a good one! πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome post Claudette! The movie seems very interesting…and the part about the make-up was so clever. Keep up with the good work! You have a great website!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it! thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  4. Elizabeth O.

    Haha, I applaud you for having the confidence of going commando, I am not really someone who can pull that off. Hats off to you! I put on makeup from time to time but normally it’s just eyeliner and a lipstick, not much of a heavy make up person/user. Lol.

    1. Ms Claudette

      My mother used to say to me growing up that you should always make sure to wear clean/your best underwear when going out the doors. What could be better? LOL

  5. I love your refreshing musings–so much fun to read and some food for thought as well.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh this is a great post. I just can not spend a fortune on makeup, Just outrageous prices on some.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for dropping by! I tyr to keep my makeup purchase in check and although they say the go bad after a certain time, I have not found that to be the case. Have a great day!

  7. I rarely ever wear makeup. On top of having sensitive skin, I also believe that women are beautiful without makeup. To each is her own, though no judgement if you like to wear it. More power to you!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed to each her own and even more power to you! πŸ™‚

  8. I don’t wear make up although I am fascinated with women who can paint their faces with ease – even while riding a moving vehicle! I’d rather spend the money for a satisfying meal rather than buy cosmetics.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Did you see the video that I posted on my Facebook page of guys trying to put on eyeliner? It was darn hilarious and as you said, just goes to show the expertise required in applying makeup! LOL. Check it out. thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  9. Although I am not a makeup girl and most of my makeup were given to me for free in exchange for reviews, I really think women pay for these taxes. No wonder most beauty products are expensive.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, they can be very pricey! My favourite brands “Makeup Forever” costs me C$41 for the least expensive foundation! So, I use it gingerly and not every day. That’s how I keep the taxes low! LOL! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  10. Hmm. I am guilty of purchasing make-up. I sometimes hoard … BUT I’m a girl. Lol. I love make-up and make-up makes me happy. Plus, make-up unites us girls. I find that my female colleagues and I can happily sit & talk all day about make-up.

    There are days though when I convince myself to NOT overdo the buying because make-up companies these days come out with so many nice things so often. The internet hasn’t helped much either. Haha. Because of it, girls have access to the nicer Korean and Japanese brands.

    1. Ms Claudette

      My philosophy is do what increases your happiness and sense of well-being. If wearing lots of makeup or purchasing a lot does that for you, who is anyone to judge? Thanks for dropping by and have an awesome day! Stay beautiful! πŸ™‚

  11. Well, I don’t go commando very often, but I do go without make-up quite a big. In my younger years, I always wore it, but as I get older I don’t feel the need or have the time to fuss.

    1. Ms Claudette

      AS we get older, some of us don’t find the need to wear makeup as much. Thanks for dropping by! πŸ™‚

  12. Oh man to think how much we as women spend on makeup, nails, hair etc. I know I do. Over the years as I have run out of my expensive products I find my self buying cheaper products because it’s so silly to spend $35 on a compact!

    1. Ms Claudette

      To cut back on the expense, some days I go without makeup!!! A girl’s gotta do what she has to do! Thanks for the comment! πŸ™‚

  13. OMG…this was a awesome post to read and I even voted. I will check out the Japanese movie you posted later n today when I have time or find the book. It really sounds interesting to read. I love reading new things I haven’t read before.
    Thanks again for the great post!!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! The book/movie is actually Jamaican – you might need some help with the patois! LOL πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

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