If you haven’t already watched The Mindy Project, you need to. I actually got to watch the first episode a few weeks ago, for free on an airplane, and I was instantly hooked; Mindy’s charter (also named Mindy) is pretty much what every single late twenty-something/early thirty-something IS. She’s smart, funny and has absolutely no idea what she’s doing when it comes to dating.
“Men tend to not understand or like sequins very much. Men don’t like the wedge shoe. I have noticed men don’t tend to like the statement necklace or chunky tribal jewelry. These are all the things by the way that I love…In the Venn diagram of things that men hate for women to wear and the things that I love to wear, is almost a full overlap…which is unfortunate for me.”
As I get older, it gets harder and harder to deal with everyone else around me getting engaged, married and pregnant. For years, I’ve tried to avoid growing up (hello, Los Angeles) but recently, I’ve realized that I’m eventually going to have to concede and maybe even get engaged, married and have babies myself. Sigh. BUT there are a few things in life that I’ve decided that I will never do and one of them is having to “ask” permission to do something. I’m a free bird! I do what I want! Always have been, always will be…and if I ever had to ASK someone permission to see a MOVIE, I might as well just die right then and there. I don’t mean to judge but I DO mean judge…in fact, I’m pretty sure that I’ve made the same face (and thought the same thing) as Kristen Wiig in the Bridesmaids scene above when friends have said “oh I can’t go cause ____ doesn’t want me to.” REALLY? That’s a sad story. You missed a good ____ cause, whatever it was/I did, I’m sure I had fun!
Anyway, this whole thing got me thinking to all of the fun man-repelling beauty and fashion things that I LOVE, that are known man-repellers. If you’re not familiar with The Man Repeller blog, you should be. Basically it proves that women love fashion trends and think they look hot but men…well, they don’t get it. Countless magazines will tell you exactly what men don’t like but I say, WHO CARES? Again, I do what I want…and here are my favorite man-repelling beauty products:
Crazy eyelashes: Sure, they’re kinda nuts to look at…and maybe they’re more for editorial but hey, I like eyelashes and these are REALLY fun.
Dark and neon nail polish: A few years back when black nail polish was at it’s point of chic-ness, I had a guy I knew actually ask me “what are you, goth now? Why are you wearing black nail polish?” WHY? Clearly you haven’t been reading every magazine and blog in AMERICA because it’s ALL ABOUT Chanel Black Satin, ok?
Sequins(!): I probably don’t even really have to explain this…men HATE sequins; they think sequins makes us look like disco balls. Girls LOVE sequins. That is all.
Bright lipstick: I think all of us have dreamed about looking like our Barbie dolls from back in the day, at one point or another…maybe that’s where this trend comes from (and I still love it).