Beauty News: The Beauty Secrets We’d Rather Hide

A recent survey in the UK has revealed that 70 per cent of women believe hiding their beauty secrets from their partner plays a role in having a successful relationship. And 87 per cent of the men surveyed are totally okay with that. Psychologist, Rachel Shattock Dawson, told The Daily Mail, “In an age when very little remains taboo, many women still prefer to keep some things private, believing that there’s a place for a little mystery and mystique, even within their closest relationships.”

The survey goes on to say that an incredible 90 per cent of men questioned think “all of this” [sassily waves hands around body] comes naturally (suckers). 56 per cent of women, however, agree that the so called “effortless” look takes a lot of work. The beauty secrets women were most likely to hide include underarm hair, stubbly legs, tanning and the lady-stache (or “moustache” of you insist on being correct).

At first I was outraged that all my hard work has thus far, apparently, gone unnoticed. But then I pictured my partner walking in on me while some major facial hair bleaching was going on…I think that’s the kind of moment the term “romance is dead” was coined for. I tend to do my hair and makeup in front of him, and – get ready to clasp your pearls in shock – have even been known to apply moisturiser to my arms and legs from time to time. While he’s in the same room. Like, standing right there. The shame! But when it comes to anything to do with bodily hair, the bathroom door is always firmly shut.

So tell me, do you have any beauty secrets you’d rather people not see? And where do you draw the line?



  • Reply stels Thursday 2nd May, 2013 at 5:58 pm


  • Reply BellaB Sunday 31st March, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Eight years married this week, and I still have a few secrets!

  • Reply godsaur Monday 25th March, 2013 at 9:41 am


  • Reply julzjulzz Sunday 23rd December, 2012 at 5:29 pm


  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Friday 21st December, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Hair removal is definitely best kept a secret!

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Monday 17th December, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I’m the same, I’ll happily do 99% of my beauty routine in front of my man, heck, in front of most people! But hair removal has a firm door closed policy!

  • Reply amanda6393 Monday 17th December, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Yep, the less men know the better!

  • Reply detailed Saturday 15th December, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    There’s very few beauty secrets I hide. I shave/pluck, I moisturise, I wear make up. That’s pretty much it. :/

  • Reply ragdollbaby Saturday 15th December, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Love your article Jane, so funny. I just don’t think the act of waxing or shaving is particularly alluring, so better done hidden.

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 15th December, 2012 at 11:35 am

    don’t have any beauty

  • Reply dj23249 Saturday 15th December, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Nothing to hide from my husband but do like some privacy, its a little escape and me time

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Saturday 15th December, 2012 at 1:14 am

    there are a lot of beauty secrets i wouldn’t want anyone to know

  • Reply yslyenom Friday 14th December, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I can only think of body hair.

  • Reply yslyenom Friday 14th December, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Audrey Hepburn…love her!

  • Reply stels Friday 14th December, 2012 at 11:03 pm


  • Reply AmberB Friday 14th December, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hair removal is where I draw the line.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Friday 14th December, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Don’t really have secrets

  • Reply T1NA Friday 14th December, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    ugh the dreaded body hair

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Friday 14th December, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I’m gay & my girl & I share our beauty secrets 🙂

  • Reply Jane Friday 14th December, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I have no beauty secrets from my hubby. We have a relationship that is far deeper than the fickle planes of beauty which fades in time.

  • Reply BellaB Friday 14th December, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Sure, there are things I’d rather not share. The point is, he wouldn’t be that worried about any of them. It’s just nicer to keep some things private.

  • Reply KatP Friday 14th December, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Im not ashamed of my body’s natural growth. I shave/pluck/wax in from of my partner… At least he’ll never have a scare if something happens and I cant maintain my beauty regime (eg, broke my leg this year)

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Friday 14th December, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Anything to do with body hair is taboo.

  • Reply foxoduck Friday 14th December, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I think you should be comfortable with your partner and be honest!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 14th December, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Yes I think I do!

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