Every year I make a quiet promise to myself to try and attempt to care more about traditionally girly things.
This year I told myself I'd paint my nails more often.
Last year I told myself I'd try to wear nicer clothes to work more often.
The year before that I told myself I'd wear make-up more often.
I follow through with my self-resolution for about a month before I revert to my preferred state: a Woot t-shirt, a hooded zip-up sweatshirt, a pair of jeans, an old pair of running sneakers, a pony tail and no makeup.
I've never had a facial, a pedicure or a manicure. My purse is 8 years old and I'm happier carrying my gym bag with my wallet in it over my purse. I have no desire to spend the time or the money on things like that.
That's not to say that I wouldn't do it if it were appropriate to my situation. If I spent a lot of time interfacing with people, I would put more effort into my appearance because I understand that it's important in that situation. I do take care to make myself presentable when I have to interface directly with a customer at work.
But my daily interaction? It's primarily with my computer monitor, meaning I feel no need to impress an inanimate object with a fancy dress.
Are you a girly-girl? Or are you more like me? Guys, feel free to chime in with any sort of thoughts on this topic!