Musings of a Muse

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Mar 11, 2009

Beauty Confessions: Toss It!

Oh hai! I'm the Muse and I have a beauty confession for you today (I'll be sharing more beauty confessions with you soon but you'll have to wait and be patient).

You know those little mesh hanging sponges that you use in the shower with your fav shower gel or wash?

I have a beauty confession about those little guys!

Jump ahead to read it!

So the Muse is so anal that she tosses these sponges out every three weeks. I know, I know I can totally get more use out of them than a mere three weeks but.....

The story goes like this....

I dunno remember what I was watching or where but it was this beauty documentary somewhere, someplace and on this doc they mentioned how many germs and how much bacteria grow in your shower and within sponges, toothbrushes, etc...of course we all knew that already but it freaked me out so much that I toss those little sponge meshes out every three weeks. Indeed, I do this religiously.

So you might be the frugal type and thinking gosh she's insane all that money for the sponge and she's tossing it? Turns out the Muse's mother is the dollar store Queen of Manhattan. I. hate. dollar. stores. with. a. passion. I hate them but my mum loves them with a passion. The lady sniffs out every single dollar store within a quarter of a mile radius and attacks. She adores dollar stores with a passion and will proceed to call me to rave about her awesome hauls from said locations. Personally the Muse won't step a foot into one but lucky for her that her mum is indeed the dollar store Queen which means that said dollar store Queen tells the Muse to buy bulk mesh sponges for a buck at the local dollar store. Well, wow, awesome! Who knew? Now I feel less guilty about tossing out my bacteria ridden mesh sponges!

That was rather a long confession wasn't it? You know you love me.

Go ahead confess your beauty!

The Muse is listening!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey muse! just wanted to say... i am a lot worse than you about makeup germs for example, i disinfect every lipstick before i use it even if its mine! i know its kinda weird and for e/s i have to take off the first layer to use it and i will never use the applicator that comes with lip gloss... i have a stash of those doe-foot one from sephora in my bathroom i kno i am kinda crazy!

March 11, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger sarahPUFFY! said...

...I do the same thing!

I get sponges at walmart - 97 cents for two sponges! So if I wanted I could basically spend $12 or $13 on sponges to last me the entire year and then some!

March 11, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Not a confession but... couldn't you soak it in bleach or something? All that plastic in landfills makes Claire sad...

March 11, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

Haha, that's a funny story! I need to toss my mesh sponge as well. Thank you for reminding me!

March 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can wash the sponge in the washing machine, I do that all the time, together with my towels.
Perhaps a better idea?
nice greetings from Holland to the muse,

March 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous D said...

Hiya Muse - did you know you can wash them like facecloths? I have two mesh puffs and I alternate them - when one's in the shower the other's in the wash.

March 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Bev said...

Jesus wept! Mine is about 3 years old!!! :o

I'm buying a new one tomorrow.

March 11, 2009 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Mykeshia said...

I usually throw them away every two weeks. Don't feel bad!

Microbes love all the yummy things in our sweat and gunk! Cool huh? lol I am in school for microbiology.

March 11, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger psychoexgirlfriend said...

Yikes that's a lot of poofs! I hope you're recycling them (can they be recycled?). What if you use antibacterial body wash? Would that help with the gross out germ factor?

March 12, 2009 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

uhh, my confession is that i throw these out when the mesh starts to come undone. be it three weeks or three months...i know, i know. i'm trying to think of how long i've been using the one i have now...ok i'll dig a new one out tonight.
Please Muse, don't shun me. I do have good hygenie habits!! lol!

March 12, 2009 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

wow... I'm been using my shower sponge for the past 6 months! I wash it everyday I never tot of breeding germs n bacterias inside ! i must toss them away tonight... yucks...

March 12, 2009 at 2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL, Musey! Hi, how are ya! long time no see.. haha

I'll admit, I HAVE to wash my brushes thoroughly everytime I use them; it doesn't sem right that I only wash them with water and just wipe. Can you see how many shimmies are hidden within?? Did I tell you I am a hand washer maniac? My hands are so dried up I have to Vaseline five times a day! Another thing, I'm scared of those testers although I do occasionally swatch the ones I'm interested. But, almost never on my face. OH, AND I NEVER SHARE MAKEUP, IT'S JUST GROSS. XD

March 12, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

hehe I am too don't feel bad but you sound even more anal than me! Damn girl :-D but hey one can never be too careful especially when it comes to cosmetics.

March 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey sarah!

Oooo! the evil empire has 'em 2 for a buck? whoa!

coolness even better than the buck store lol!

March 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi claire!

eep bleach? that scares me. But very true about the plastic :( Hmmm! Maybe I need to start using washclothes :)

March 12, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dao!

LOL a friendly reminder from the neighborhood Muse :)

March 12, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi audrey!

I tried that twice but for some reason they untangled and fell apart :(

Greetings to you hun :-D Another nice dutch reader yay!

March 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey d!

I tried but both times I did this it fell apart :( I even tried the 2nd time by putting them in a mesh bag :( so sad!

March 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi bev!

LMAO! You're too funny :-D

March 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Mykeshia

high five :-D I'm not alone hehe! eww don't tell me anything else otherwise my 3-4 week use and toss will turn into a a few days and toss lol!

March 12, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi psychoexgirlfriend!

I don't think they can be which is why I should prob use wash clothes ;)

Mmm no I don't...normally using Lush Shower Gels or Philosophy both of which are not antibacterial.


March 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie!

LOL we forgive you and your germs lol

LMAO I'm laughing rather loud I won't shun you lol I promise I still love you and your 3 month old puff too!

March 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi syn!

I'm sure 6 months is fine hun :-D I'm just anal. Tossing out at 6 months would be perfectly a ok :) just so long as it's not sitting around for a year or two lol!

March 12, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

I've no idea who you are lol since you logged in anonymously but HI! How are you hehe!

omg yes I totally hear you. Brushes house absolute filth plus all the shimmers and such from past uses :)

omg me too lol I wash my hands all the time hehe!

hells no I won't use a tester anywhere near my face :) I hear ya!

March 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger giz89 said...

but....aren't they practically self-cleaning? i mean, you ARE scrubbing soap/body wash in there. come on, its gotta be clean! haha. mine's at least 2 years old and i don't plan on tossing it till it falls apart :X :X :X

June 24, 2009 at 2:33 PM  

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