I know I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to beauty, I’m pretty much an amateur. Which is funny considering I grew up with three sisters (thanks, guys). So while I’m constantly inspired to try new beauty looks, I often remember moments in my life when I first experienced the pleasure (and pain) of certain beginner beauty experiments. For instance…
1) That time my older sisters were driving me to school. I was in 7th grade and needed chapstick, which they didn’t have, but offered me a lip gloss instead. I applied it without questioning my sister’s giggling. That is, until my lips started to tingle and burn. With wide eyes I begged my sister, “what is this??” Turns out, it was lip plumping gloss. I haven’t revisited that product since.
2) I first waxed my eyebrows the day of my 6th grade graduation, which seems young (though maybe not to the youth of 2016!) but with a natural born unibrow, it was time to also graduate to two brows. All was well, until a few weeks later when my friend (if I can even CONSIDER her that now) suggested I maintain my newly shaped brows with a razor. Yeah… I accidentally shaved off half of my left eyebrow. I still don’t think it (or I) have fully recovered.
3) I was also in middle school (this was clearly a period of experimenting for me) when I decided I wanted bangs. Too impatient to wait for an appointment at the salon, I begged my mom to cut them for me. She succumbed, only to completely botch the job, giving me a full blown mullet. I wore a headband secured tightly with bobby pins for 6 months. I still haven’t let her live that down.
It’s safe to say I’ve learned my lessons…but is it wrong of me to hope you’ve experienced some crazy beauty mistakes too?? Do tell!