|My "Scottish" outfit.|
Dancing so much made me out of breath, gave me a stitch and made me sweat a lot. Some of the dances were incredibly physical and they went on for quite some time. Normally that would be cause for concern for me, because I tend to start smelling pretty easily even with deodorant on, so I have to reapply a couple of times a night when I'm dancing. Last night, however, I was wearing home made deodorant made with a recipe from here that I hadn't much hope for, but wanted to try anyway because I get sick of reapplying deodorant so often. As a test, the night of dancing did a very thorough job and after about three hours of dancing I smelled as sweet as when I started (smelled faintly of vanilla, yum!). I was blown away. I have worn it today and still just smell faintly of vanilla (and maybe a hint of baking soda?) so I'm quivering with excitement, but I will continue to sit on the edge of my seat, just waiting for it to stop working. Fingers crossed it won't, though!
So as well as being the debut of my home made deodorant, last night was also the debut of my unshaved underarms. I haven't shaved my legs for a number of years and have no problem going bare legged, especially since my leg hair is light enough that I've never had an unsolicited comment on them. For a lot of people, hairy legs are worse than hairy armpits, but for me it's the opposite. I stopped shaving my armpits in June, but when I had to go to an event with a sleeveless top, I caved and shaved. It annoyed me that I did that, so I stopped shaving again and decided that I wasn't going to care this time. So I danced with my sleeveless dress and my hairy armpits and I lifted my arms to be twirled and nobody commented and I felt strong and strange (but I was at a Scottish ball for a 21st, which is very strange compared to the boring drinkfests everyone else has) and happy with myself. I don't have a problem with anyone else shaving whatever they want (male, female or other) but I prefer to have a shaved head and hairy legs and arms.