Sometimes low-maintenance girls are looked at as lazy or sloppy. But in reality, I think low-maintenance girls are just so confident in who they are that putting in that extra effort isn't important to them.
Here are 12 things that only low-maintenance girls understand:
1. Leggings or sweat pants and a T-shirt is your normal everyday outfit
Why spend the day uncomfortable in some tight jeans or a mini skirt when you can lounge around in some comfy clothes? We aren't here to impress anyone, we are just trying to sit back and chill.
2. Makeup is a special occasion
If you catch a low-maintenance girl with makeup on, take it as a compliment. We are trying to touch our faces and rub our eyes as much as we'd like without makeup getting in the way. Not to mention, we wouldn't dare spend over $15 on some foundation.
3. We would rather stay in with a movie then go out for the evening
Something low-key and low stress always sounds better than spending the time, and the money, for a night out. I am perfectly content with taking advantage of my $7.99 monthly payment for Netflix.
4. You're always the first one ready
While your friends spend hours doing their hair, makeup and then finding the perfect outfit, you sit around and wait. Your 10 minutes thrown-together-look gives you time to nap while everyone else takes their sweet time.
5. When you say you "don't care what we do," you really don't care
Seriously, a date night off the McDonald's dollar menu is fine by me. I am not expecting you to wine and dine me on a big extravagant evening, I'm just trying to get a Big Mac in my mouth.
6. Your messy bun isn't a fashion statement, it's actually just your hairstyle
We aren't about to spend time curling or straightening our hair every day. Every day is a good day to throw your hair up into a ponytail or bun.
7. The extent of your jewelry collection is one pair of earrings and maybe a necklace
Who needs more than one pair of earrings? Diamond studs match everything… right?
8. And your shoe collection is even smaller
Should I wear flip-flops or Converse?
9. Shopping isn't exactly your favorite thing to do
Who has patience for finding the perfect designer brands or finding the best fit? I am perfectly content with my T-shirts and leggings. One size fits all.
10. Your favorite gifts are the sentimental ones, not the expensive ones
A homemade card or a small gift that makes someone think of you is forever better and more meaningful than an expensive present. I don't want your money, I just want to know you thought of me.
11. You don't put in the effort to chase after a guy
I'm awesome and I know it. If a guy is worth it enough to be in my life, he can come after me. I am not down for any games or players. Just someone who embraces my low-maintenance qualities.
12. You are always the first person to help someone out
Giving your friends a ride or lending them two dollars isn't a huge deal. Just helping someone out gives you peace of mind. Everyone should have time to help a homie out.