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That Which Comes with Sleeveless Tops

In a hot and humid weather, a sleeveless top is a girl’s best friend. It’s always been my favorite ever since that’s why I can relate to two particular women wearing sleeveless tops this morning. I was riding a jeepney and they were my co-passengers.

Admit it, most of the complexion-conscious Filipinos almost automatically takes a look at the armpit area whenever there is that chance, even though it’s just a nano second. This is especially true to women who wear non-sleeve fashion. Some views of that mysterious area complement the dress, some destroy the entire get-up.

Like this morning, I really was envious about their pretty tops while I was wearing my collared uniform. But as I had that glimpse of what came with their sleeveless tops, can I go on describing?

We know that nobody’s perfect except for the photoshopped models in magazines. Well that still depends on how each of us define perfection. For the sake of this post let’s assume that perfect armpits are those that are free of hair,  sweat and chicken-skin bumps, and are the same or lighter color with one’s general skintone.

I think each of us were given with perfectly-colored armpits. It’s just because of the chemicals that we expose them to and the overall care that we give that alter the color and texture. For the hair, well up to this point I couldn’t see a reason why they grow there. I’ve known ladies with no hair in there and genetics must have favored them. As for ladies like me, maybe it’s an ovedose of masculine traits and I guess it must be controlled.

We shave, pluck, have them removed at the spa. We maintain them for our own good. It’s up to us on how we are comfortable with our own armpits. That’s why I salute the two ladies that I just saw for their confidence even though their armpits were not perfect. Because as for me, I didn’t wear sleeveless tops outside the house until I got the confidence.

That confidence came after I had all my armpit hair removed by several sessions of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment. I also geared towards kinder deodorants until I met Lady Speed Stick.

The limit on what tops can I wear, as far as does it show my armpit or not is concerned, is gone! I can just wear anything, and I actually have a large collection of sleeveless tops and dresses. What comes with those everytime I wear them? Confidence and comfort, for me and anyone who’d see.



I'm your simple working mom and wife. I blog about everyday things that I come across in this fantastic journey, and I do so for anyone who'd find them interesting, helpful, or entertaining in any way. I'd also want to meet people with the same (and even not so same) interests as mine. It's a short life in a small planet with lots of ups and downs, let's make the most out of it!

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