People who live outside this city do not get it. There are some stated rules for women. Of course, you can choose to follow them or not. There's not a Middle East Police force running around smacking ladies for not getting their nails done. And thank goodness for that! I'm constantly guilty of neglecting my basic requirements as a woman living in the City of God.
But I do like the feminine feeling of having my nails clean and pretty, hair done, and at least a little jewelry on. So after this trip, I've started the process of cleaning the winter of my female body and bringing it back up to the summer standards of Rio de Janeiro.
First step to this process was removing the super duper old chipped nail polish from my nails. I think it was old enough to qualify as a historic landmark but no one complained. In my defense, they've been hiding in socks for 2 months.
Step two would be shaving the legs. Again, winter, pants, and husband in Brazil. I had little to no motivation to shave the last couple of weeks. Gross you say. Hey, deal with it! Men complain about shaving their face, image knees. Shaving knees are a bitch, and I don't care how much practice I`ve had! Thank goodness for cheap and fast Brazilian waxing. Hair be gone!
That leaves me to actually managing to wear clothes while looking comfortable. That one can not be helped. It will take some adaptation. My post winter extreme whiteness does aide in forced clothes wearing. There are some certain extra white bits that certainly wouldn't appreciate a sunburn.
What is your de-winter must? Toes? Tan? Hair removal? Working out? Or is it traveling to winter on the other side of the world and hiding out?