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Quirky habits

I'm new to Sephora and I'm loving to get to know some of the beauty insiders by reading their posts! Because there are so many interesting people, I'd like to ask: What are some of your quirky habits or likes?  Mine include (but are not limited to lol): always having hand sanitizer around, NOT being a morning person, making references to the periodic table of elements, and staying up all night watching the Golden Girls (hence my tendency to not be wide awaken in the morning lol). I'm just wondering if there are any more quirks out there that are wanting to be shared! Smiley Happy

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For me, I'm known for organization.  I like things in a certain way.  When I listen to my iPod, I tend to make laps back and forth in the house.  I get that from my mom.  I'll walk back and forth from my room to the kitchen.  My dad will always ask how many miles do I get to a song lol. 

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Gee, this is an interesting thread!  I like to eat the same thing for breakfast every day but don't like the same thing for lunch or supper 2 days in a row. If I don't go for a run the first thing out of bed in the AM, I don't go at all. I like things to be the same, disruption makes me anxious (have a bit of OCD here)Smiley Very Happy



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What do you eat for breakfast every morning?? I used to be able to eat breakfast-- but now I must skip it. It's so bad to skip breakfast, I know,  but even if it's just toast I get a headache if I eat breakfast! Must be my morning person thing. I can't hold a conversation with someone within the first thirty minutes I wake up, and I have to put my contacts in in the dark. I guess mornings and I just don't work lol.

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i wakeup at 7am even though i spend 30 mins in bed watching tv and dont officially get up until 7:30. im not a neat freak when it comes to my room but every once and a while i get a strong urge to clean it usually at night. i love cooking for other people but not myself. i dont drink soda unless its ice cold when its partly frozen. i raise my eyebrow without trying to. i start singing when im bored w/o realizing ive had a lot of people tell me to stop singing and i didnt know at first that i was. hhhmmm.... cant think of any others at the moment

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I do the cleaning thing too! Like I'll be listening to music at like ten at night and the all of a sudden, I will start going through all of my stuff and re-organize everything and clean lol. And you mentioned cooking, which made me think about my quirk with food: It has to be the temperature it's supposed to be served at. Like my friends eat cold pizza and I'm like "NO! It should be heated." It's probably my italian side that makes me do that lol. Smiley Happy

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Hey Martka!


I love your idea to get to know beauty insiders. I would love to get to know you back, too!


I always ALWAYS need to be on the left of people. Whether I'm on a rollercoaster, or if I'm walking home, I need to be on the LEFT. But the odd thing is, there is an exception for one person. I always need to be on the RIGHT of one my best guy friends. Haha. What a weird quirk! I also absolutely hate when things are off-center or tilted to one side when they should be even.


I hope you'll check my profile and get to know me! Smiley Very Happy

Good luck in the Beauty Talk World!


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Good idea for a topic!


For some reason, when I sit down, I curl my toes underneath my foot. I have no idea why.

Also, when I eat a meal, I eat one dish at a time. For example, I will not eat any french fries until I finish my burger first.

I'm 19 and I still check under the bed before I go to sleep.

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This thread is taking off!  Gabidee's post reminded me of another habit I have.  When sitting in the car or picking which side of the couch I want to sit on, I want to be on the left side.  That way I can lean against the door or the arm on my left side.  Leaning on that with my right side just isn't as comfy to me lol. 


Another habit is as a pet lover.  Pretty much all the pets here have nicknames, and I'll use their name and nicknames throughout the day.  Sometimes that can confuse other people lol.

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When I go to a restaurant, I need to have my back facing a wall. I can't stand to be seated (?) in the middle of the room. Fortunately, all of my friends know that, so they always let me have the wall seat!!!!!

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wow, what a great idea for a post!!

I have all my little quirky habits. I think its a woman thing to clean because when I have a lot on my mind I tend to clean or organize Smiley Happy 

When I was in highschool and I had to wear a uniform the first thing I would do when I would get out of bed in the morning would be to put on my knee socks and then my shirt and then my skirt last, all in the same order every morning

I cannot stand my skincare products on my dresser to be all in a line, they have to kind of be in a "community" close together

I have to change my clothes as soon as I get home from work, i cannot stand to be in work clothes

When I take a shower the first thing I do is wash my hair and then my face and then my body, in that order.

Its so funny how we are all so particular about our habits! hehehhe thats all I can think of right now.

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I get a thrill out of cleaning the floor, I don't know why but the floors always have to be spotless or it drives me crazy. Another thing is I have candles burning in my home all the time, it calms me down and makes me feel like each room is occupied even if it isn't. Have a really weird obsession with Yankee Candle, currently its my favorite store in the mall.I can spend hours in there which makes me feel like a weirdo. I don't like having too much stuff, I'm forever throwing things away, I'm pretty much the opposite of a hoarder. Everything has to be stored in really pretty containers for no reason, otherwise I get mad.

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This is great!  I too stay up watching Golden Girls, even though I could probably tell you every line of each episode.,(which now brings us to the question "WHY? Another one of my goofie things is when I give myself mani-pedi, my shih tzu Benji watches me, and when he sees me get out the can of spray on dryer he starts going banannas, so I slowly take the cap off (tail waggin frenzy) and then I spray!!! It is hillarious for about 30 seconds and then I'm goin bonkers with the barking.


Just one more., when my son is gone to school & no one home but me & the dogs I like to take a hot bath and when I get out & am soaking myself in body butter blast Lady Gaga on the Bose & pretend I can sing and dance mimiking her videos.


Not crazy, just quirkyWoman Very Happy

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1) I can't watch a new episode of a TV series before I go to bed or I won't go to bed

2) No matter how late I stay up, I wake up before 8:30!!! Smiley Sad 

3) I am very cranky is I don't have Special K cereal in the morning

4) I have to have a purse with me or something or it feels like I lost something or feel empty

5) When I see a pen without a cap or un-clicked I have to fix it so it is closed

6) I use hand sanitizer in the bathroom even if there is a sink within 5 feet 

There are more quirky habits, but these are what I could think of. Good post Smiley Very Happy 

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@pandapple6  I'm the same way about waking up around the same time.  On the days I somehow sleep in a little longer, if I sleep too long I end up with a headache.


Like others, I also clean or organize when I'm bored. 


For my school stuff, I am very, very picky about it.  I hate the recycled notebook paper.  If I messed up on a problem and had to erase it, the paper would tear.  I also like to keep my school stuff organized.  Even the notes I take have to be as well.  I use a different color highlighter to highlight notes in each chapter.  I don't like 2 chapters of notes beside each other to be the same highlighted color.  I'm picky about the planner I use, too.  It has to have plenty of writing room because the school planner is my college Bible lol.  I live by that thing lol.

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My quirky habit is that I cannot stand my hair down, it has to be tied back like in a pony tail. I can't stand it in my face, although I do have long hair and I will not get it cut off! I also have a problem parking the car straight. I park it crooked and it is hard for me to park correctly, so I always park at the back of the lot and walk. I also like to sing and dance (more like wiggle) when I drive. I must look pretty stupid to the other drivers! lol

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I LOVE THIS THREAD! I also have many quirky habits and alot of those are similar to all of yours. lol


@kimmi1115 I also have to have a particular seat in when riding in a car. I actually love sitting in the back seat on the right hand side. Most times I feel really uncomfortable sitting in the front. Smiley Indifferent


@thecaramelapple - I also make it a habit to have the floors in my apartment really clean, especially the kitchen. I never use mops! I always get on my hands and knees using Clorox wipes or a scrub brush and soap and water.


@pandapple6 - I should take on your habit and not watch a new TV series before bed. I recently got into watching LOST and I haven't been able to sleep early, hence making me not a morning person because I'm officially addicted to the show. If you have to know, I went through 78 episodes in a week. YIKES!


Aside from that I get bored seeing things the same way so I rearrange my room and sometimes the living room at least once a month.


*cheers to quirky habits*

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@pandapple: I feel your pain, I too wake up super early no matter what time I went to bed (it's normally around 6h30, sometimes later, but never after 9h!!!). I used to get up at 5 am for like 7 years, so I guess it stays!!!


@glamournut: I'm so with you on the hair thing!!! I have really long hair (I cut like 5 inches 3 weeks ago and my hair is still in the middle-lower part of my back). But I only wear it tied back. I actually wear it loose one time this year, and some of my students didn't believe it was my real hair b/c it was so long!!!!!!


@tiffany: Glad to know I'm not the only one who moves her stuff around!!! But I just moved in a really old house, and there's only one place my bed fits, so I can't rearrange it now Smiley Frustrated


@ialli: I read a book, I think it was like 3 years ago, where the main character (a 30-ish years old woman) still just on her bed when the light is close so the monster under her bed wouldn't catch her feet! Well, only to realize that I do the exact same thing!!!!

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@tiffanybt, after my friend insisted I watch 24 (for the thousandth time) I gave in and I am now OBSESSED!! Smiley Very Happy It has SO MUCH DRAMA!! I am not an action fan (my FAV series is Ugly Betty), but this has drama which i LUV! Smiley Very Happy 

prettyinpa I like my routines too! My dog especially likes his routine, if it gets messed up he gets nervous! I get angry if I don't eat at my regular time everyday. 

@naturalbeauty21 I find it easier to get up if I wake up, then lay in bed and watch tv for a while lol

jbyrne I also wash my hair with shampoo, conditioner, my face, then my body, then rinse off lol. I tried it a different way once and it felt weird. 

kimmi1115 I love highlighting. I have a hard time reading boring things like text books without highlighting or underlining or writing in the margins. My friends hate using those type of reading skills but I LOVE it Smiley Wink lol 

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Great thread! I used to eat breakfast but now skip it and have milk. I don't know why but I'm addicted to milk, 2%, 1% even sometimes soy I just get mean if I don't have it.

Also, I used to do things in 2, or in multiples of 2. It was a phase.


Have a nice day!

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Just found this thread and my mind has gone blank on all of my quirky habits I guess because I have so many that my brain just overloaded, ha ha.

The main thing about me is organization, especially when it comes to my makeup.  I have a special drawer for brown and green eyeshadows and they have to be kept in neat rows according to their shade range.  Then I have my drawer of purple and pink shadows that have to be lined up the same way and so on which with all the different colors makes me have about 4 drawers of eyeshadow singles and then a drawer for palettes (takes up way too much space, but organized, ha ha).  Then I have my drawer of eye brushes, then a drawer of face brushes, etc.  I guess you're getting the idea, ha ha.  I am pretty OCD when it comes to my makeup and tools.  It really bothers me when I have cleaned my brushes and they are left out to air dry because they are out of place and I want them back in their spot in the drawer, ha ha.  Weird, huh?  Yeah, I know, I know...

Like I said I could probably make a whole list if I sat down and started making notes, so I'll come back and post again if I get a chance.  Great thread!

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