Spend enough time perusing beauty blogs and you'll read many amusing (and often cringe-worthy) stories of mishaps in the quest for beauty. You know the ones I mean: the "Holy Mother I Thought Childbirth Was Painful" bikini wax, the "No I Haven't Had Chemotherapy" eyebrow tweezing mishap and the perennial celeb favourite, the "No My Parents Weren't Oompa-Loompas Why Do You Ask?" self-tanning application.
By now you've figured what this is leading up to haven't you? Yep, I had a little beauty mishap all of my own yesterday morning. I was curling my eyelashes as per usual, with my trusty drugstore eyelash curler, and just as I clamped down on the handles my arm suddenly and for no discernible reason twisted spastically and my hand clenched even tighter on those handles. And then there was pain. Seriously, PAIN! I screamed, my eyes watered and I hopped around the bedroom swearing and holding my hand over my eye, assuming that the pain was because I'd trapped my eyelid in the curlers. But then my eyes stopped watering and I looked down to see, sticking out of the curlers' rubber pad, ALL MY FREAKIN' EYELASHES. At least that's what I thought at first, turns out on closer inspection it was only about one quarter of the eyelashes from the inner end of my left eyelid. About one quarter of my eyelashes which had been wrenched out of my eyelid roots and all! Seriously, how the hell does this happen? I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on the planet clumsy enough to wax their eyelashes with an eyelash curler.
Friends who've been subjected to a close up view of the bald area assure me it's not that noticeable unless you actually know it's there (especially with the judicious use of some black eyeliner). I'm not sure I believe them though, they're either trying to make me feel better or they're laughing so hard they can't see how bad it really is.
Still, they'll grow back.
They will grow back right?
So what about you my pretties? What clumsy/stupid/painful mishaps have happened to you in the quest for beauty? Please share, it will make me feel better.
Oh and as you go about your day chortling to yourself at my clumsiness, just remember one thing: if you live in Auckland, the same person who did this also drives a car. Just saying.