Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Tag: 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used To Make

Oh here we go. The most embarrassing of secrets a beauty lover could make. The oddest make up anyone had ever seen. And now I bear all to you. I was tagged by the lovely Belle over at Mascara and Maltesers and just knew I had to take part. It's such a fun tag! So here it goes:

1. Wearing more eyeliner under the lower lash line than on the top of the top lash line. 
Basically wearing more eyeliner underneath my eye than above it. Yep, I used to try and pull this look off, and to this day I still don't understand why. It was during my gothic phase, but still can't think of why I'd wear more underneath than on top. Ah well.

2. Wearing red eyeliner on my waterline.
I looked ill. Or incredibly tired. Or both. It wasn't a good look, and I don't recommend anyone else do it either. My dad used to tell me not to do it, and now I wish I'd listened to him.

3. Go out with mascara all over my eyelid.
We've all been there. Opening your eyes too quickly after applying your mascara, and getting eyelash imprints on your brow bone from the mascara, or maybe you've accidentally pressed against your eyelid when applying it and it's gone everywhere. I never used to bother cleaning it up, and just used to go out with it all over my face. Not a good look at all.

4. Not blending my foundation down my jaw/neck.
Yep, I was one of those. Having a distinct line where my foundation ended and my neck began was one of my daily looks. Not that it was intentional, mind you. I just didn't know I had to blend it down my neck/jaw. Oh how I cringe now thinking about it.

5. Wearing way too much blusher.
I always looked like I'd run three miles while coating my face in beetroot juice or something. Nowadays I'm not afraid to wear a bold blush and think it can look stunning if applied properly, but wearing so much blush that it looks as though you're in a constant state of embarrassment isn't for me. I blush easily anyway, so add that to too much blusher and you have a recipe for disaster.

6. Never shaping my eyebrows.
I think this is the one that embarrasses me the most. Naturally, I have quite a nice shaped brow, but I have a really thin outer corner naturally and quite a few stray hairs that just go every direction and whatnot. This meant that it looked as though I had less hair on the actual brow than I did on the surrounding areas of the brow. It looked like a negative space brow, which was really odd.

7. Not getting my hair cut for 6 years.
Nope, not even a trim. I loved my long hair that I could actually sit on, and refused to get my hair cut for a good six years. By the time I eventually got a trim, I had to have about 8 inches removed from the bottom of my hair just to get to the healthy and non-split parts. Nowadays I get my hair cut religiously every month.

8. Buying whatever shampoo/conditioner was the cheapest.
I always thought that every shampoo was created equal, the same as every conditioner was created equal. So I just used to go to the supermarket and buy whatever was on offer or whatever was cheapest. Nowadays I stick to my Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care shampoo and conditioner, even if it isn't the cheapest around.

9. Never cleansing/toning my face.
Yep, I never used to cleanse or tone my face. I mean, I shower every day and always have, but you still don't get that lovely fresh faced feeling of a fully cleansed face. I didn't even use to use soap on my face in the shower, so really my face only ever had water trickling over it and the odd slick of shampoo that ran down it. Eurgh that sounds so gross to me now.

10. Putting on waaaaaaaaaaay too many coats of mascara.
Six inch thick, 20lb eyelashes were my forte back in the days of high school. Okay that may be a little bit of an exaggeration, but they were pretty thick, and pretty heavy to boot. I used to put so many coats of mascara on my lashes that you could literally snap them in half. Although I do love a dramatic look, I'd rather just put on some natural looking fake lashes for day time than ever go through that again.

So there we have it! My 10 beauty mistakes I used to make. I tag anyone and everyone who wants to take part, so lemme know what yours are! I'd love to read about them :)


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    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Sure that'd be great! :) I followed you. Your blog looks so good!
      Kerry x

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  3. Great post. All these are very important reminders of what we all should not be doing.

    Ray | Obey Ray

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed :) x

  4. haha that first one was totally me! I loved makeup as soon as I started wearing it, but I went to a small school where none of the girls wore makeup (there were only 7 of us).. therefore, I tried to make it look understated.. I thought that by wearing less meant it was more natural.. So I only wore eyeliner on my waterline.. no mascara, NOTHING ELSE! I wasn't even going through a goth phase haha

    I really need to do this one, but I don't know if I want to think about ALL of the painful mistakes I use to make!

    1. So glad I'm not alone on that one haha! I always thought I was, for some reason. I went to a relatively small school as well and most of them only ever wore fake tan and mascara. A lot of fake tan. And mascara xD I didn't really have anyone to learn from either!

      You should do this one! I'd love to read it :) x

  5. Great advice! I must admit that I go too long in between haircuts, too.

    1. Glad I'm not alone there! And thank you for reading and enjoying :) x

  6. I used to be the same way with shampoo and conditioner. I used whatever I could find on sale, but it dried out my hair a lot. I use Redken now and it feels amazing. I noticed such a big difference!

    May from La Vie En May

    1. I haven't tried Redken but I've heard amazing things about them! I was looking them up the other day actually. Had the urge to try something different with my hair :3 Glad you'd recommend them! x

  7. Love your post! I think we can all relate to some of those mistakes when we were younger!
    Wonderfull blog by the way!
    Love, Floor!

    1. Thanks so much for liking it! I try my hardest :)

      Kerry x