Mostly Beauty Don'ts



I've been blogging about the kids for quite a number of years now, and while I talk all about them and the fun things they do, I've never allowed them to have input on my blog. It's my blog, after all. But I think it's high time I remedy that. In an unprecedented turn of events, I'm allowing my daughter to interview me. I promise to answer (most) questions (semi) honestly. Heh.
You could be in for a fun ride, people. The mind of a tween-ish girl can go just about anywhere. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride.


Becky: So, Mom, at what age did you start wearing makeup?


Mom: Oh, geez. I was a late bloomer, hon. You know I was such a tomboy that I didn't take interest in anything girly until I was nearly old enough to get married. I think I was a junior in high school? A senior? Prepping for college? Yeh, way later than you were that's for sure. Way to start right in on the Embarrass Mom questions.


Becky: What was the first popular hairstyle you tried out? And I mean, like, something you personally decided to do and not that Grandma made you do.


Mom: Now that's something I can answer with a bit more confidence. Sometime in high school (stop laughing) the big new style was pulling the front back and clipping it with a barrette at the back. It sounds super complicated and fancy-like, but this is what it was. Bow included.


Not me in the photo, but my hair style was JUST like that and I couldn't have been more proud. STOP LAUGHING. This was the 80's, hon, and it wasn't how fun you could style your hair, it was all about how big you could get it.

Becky: What a loser. People do that every day now.

Mom: Yeh, laugh away. I pioneered that look.

Becky: So what was your favorite thing to wear?

Mom: At what age? And in public or at home?

Becky: How about age 16, and in public.

Mom: You would pick that age. It was a bad one. I'd like to forget that stage of my life but people like you won't let me. I was obsessed with culottes. (Seriously, it's a wonder I ever met guys, much less got married.) And to make matters worse, I was also fascinated with making my own clothing. Handmade culottes, in every neutral color known to man. Here's a picture for those who (blessedly) have no idea what culottes are. Again, not me in the photo. Pinterest is a great place to find what you need for visual reference. And yes, I delighted in wearing them in public. I rocked them.


Becky: YOU WORE THOSE?! Were they actually in style or did you just, you know, like, look like Luke and wear coveralls in town even if nobody else does?


Mom: No, they were in style. Not the cutting edge of fashion, but you could buy them in stores. I was too cool for that, though. If they weren't unevenly hemmed, I wasn't wearing them.


Becky: Wow. You were a winner as a child. Like, extra loser-ish.


Mom: Yeh, rub it in, but apparently your dad liked it. Moving on....


Becky: What kind of shirts do you wear with that? And the shoes. I want to know the shoes, too.


Mom: I thought we were moving on. I made some of my own shirts, too.


Becky: OH, MY GOSH. (Insert hysterical laughing.) The fact that you can't even make a hemline straight on pants, I can't imagine what your shirts looked like.


Mom: I went to take my drivers test in a homemade shirt. I remember that day clearly. I was so proud of it. Not even six months later, I looked at it and thought, "My Word, I wore that in public!" It was so bad. I think it had an unfinished seam somewhere.


Becky: Why did Dad marry you?! I'm glad you got better at sewing.


Mom: Yeh, me, too. I pretty much wore sneakers everywhere I went, with scrunched down socks because that was cool.


Becky: Oh. My. Gosh. Sneakers with culottes? OH. MY. GOSH.


Mom: Yeh....


Becky: At what age did you start shaving? And did you shave legs and armpits?


Mom: Why did I think it was a good idea to have you interview me? You're never going to take any advice from me ever again. I did shave before I applied makeup, so there's that. I think I was about 15 or 16.


Becky: EWWW.


Mom: Whatever. If you don't want to know, don't ask. Once I started shaving, I shaved it all. But my mom didn't give me any advice or help in that department.


Becky: Good job, Grandma.


Mom: Well, she did supply the razors. But I had to learn from friends that it's way easier to shave in the shower than dry.


Becky: Oh. MY GOSH.


Mom: I was incredibly naive. It was sad. But shaving in the shower was a real lifesaver for my legs. And then I was introduced to shaving cream. That, too, was a life changing day.


Becky: So you're telling me that shaving cream is going to be your best advice to pass along?


Mom: Yep. Profound. And I've found through the years that a shaving cream made for women is more fun than the one you take from your dad's medicine cabinet.


Becky: Wow, you were a winner.


Mom: We covered that sufficiently, thanks. But seriously, shaving cream definitely gives you a soft and smooth shave and your skin is way prettier than mine was when I dry shaved and it was all bumpy and red. A fun shaving cream smells awesome (I love the fruit scented ones) and have found that a gel like Satin Care Passionista Fruit Shave Gel will leave your skin almost satiny. If only the 16 year old me knew that was an option. *sigh*


Becky: So any good razor will do, right?


Mom: One of my favorite razors is the Venus Embrace. Few nicks and cuts is a very good thing. One of the key things you need to look for are multiple blades. A single blade isn't going to do the job of a 5-blade razor like that Venus Embrace I love. AND it has a fun moisture ribbon thing. Refillable blade cartridges are nice since they store in the container and you can switch out right there in the shower if you're faced with a dull blade.


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Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it?


Now that everyone thinks so much less of me, I'm going to attempt to level the playing field here. We've all got some embarrassing moments in our past that we'd rather not share. To encourage you to open up, I've got a $50 Visa Gift Card to give away to one lucky reader who's willing to share an embarrassing story of their own fashion and beauty faux pas. It's $50, people! I spilled for free because my daughter asked me. Make me laugh, and enter to win that $50 Visa by commenting below with your story.



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80 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

The faux pas I can recall happened recently. I decided to wear a clip-on hair attachment to my son's school play. I was running late so I had to scurry there. As I ran in, the clip became loose. While I sat (in the front row, mind you) the piece fell to the floor and all the people behind me saw me lose a chunk of hair. It looked like a rat on the floor. I was mortified!

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KG said...

Umm... I remember when I was 15 I dated a cute boy who was the captain of his high shool soccer team. I went to his sports banquet with him (presumably as arm candy). I wore a cute (though short) sundress, and platform shoes. Yeah, they were cool in the late 90's. Shut up... Not a bad as culottes. Anyway, I sat near an upper level in te auditorium and after it was over, he and I were coming downstairs to say goodbye to the soccer team at te bottom of the stairs when it was over. And my awesome platform shoes made me trip and fall down the stairs in front of the entire high school boys' soccer team. My skirt was up around my armpits and my madness was hanging out for the whole world to see. Epic. Fail. You're welcome.

Mellissa Rose said...

Awesome post, as always!

I was 12 when I first started wearing those ugly training bras. I was at my uncle & aunt's house on the beach in New York and there was a cute non-relative boy there (that didn't happen often).

I was trying to impress him with my not-so-great gymnastic skills and I was walking along their raised front porch. The porch had a fence around it and then there was about 4" on the other side of the fence.

I was walking on the 4" and slipped. My shirt caught on the fence and I fell off the porch at the same time. I was literally dangling from the fence and could not get off. My entire training bra was exposed to the boy I was trying to impress.

I had to wait there until someone stronger was able to lift me up and take me off the fence. I think it was one of my uncles.

I (thankfully!) never saw the boy again.

Nikki said...

I once dyed my hair and it turned out purple, but only purple in some spots. It was like my hair was polka dotted. The sad thing was I left it that way because I thought I was cool. Oh the fun of being 15.

Courtney B said...

sooo embarassing but i remember being like 11 and stuffing my bra then all the tissue fell out right in front of everyone at school! so embarassing!

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Courtney B said...

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akronugurl said...

the worst was trying to go blonde my hair looked orange lol

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Frugal Mom from California said...

I was running late to college and forgot to shave one of my legs. I was wearing skirt and was so afraid that someone would notice that I only shaved one leg

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Frugal Mom from California said...

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MANDY83 said...

In college I wanted to dye my hair blonde using a box color. Huge mistake! My hair turned this dark purple color.

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Tiffany Winner said...

funniest beauty mishap: my first perm at 8 years old when my friends thought i was wearing a wig and tried to pull my hair off!

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StephanieC said...

i wore blue eyeliner.. major mishap! scg00387 at yahoo dot ocm

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Michelle Hudak said...

My biggest beauty mishap was when I tried to highlight my hair at home; It was one of those kits where you pull the hair through the cap with a little crochet needle and someone how I ended up with a boatload of highlights on the left side of my head and very few on the right (I assume because I'm right-handed, it was easier to pull out from the left). I ended up calling my mom to come over and redo the right side for me. It still wasn't even but it was better.

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Michelle Hudak said...

Tweet
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LauraJJ said...

My funniest beauty mishap happened years ago. I was getting ready for work....during a storm. Power went out. No lights in the bathroom as I was finishing getting ready for work and putting on my makeup. I thought...I have done this so many times...I could do it in my sleep! Haha..wrong. My blush and powder foundation where in a container that looked almost the same. I ended up putting my blush on all over instead of the powder! Haha.....I laughed so hard when I got in the car and looked in the rearview mirror!
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LauraJJ said...

I tweeted
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kellyr78 said...

I had several of those hypercolor shirts in the 80s and shirts with the flourescent gel writing on them! I loved to wear them.
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kellyr78 said...

tweeted
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ms-texas said...

i always told my daughter to take pride in her appearance

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/229777530075369472

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Amir Hamja said...
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wigget said...

using so much blush i looked like i had rosacea

AubreyLaine said...
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jenspurg said...

I needed lessons myself in shaving. I took a piece of skin over an inch long off my ankle area because I was in a hurry.
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jenspurg said...

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JC said...

My best beauty tip - always remember to wear sunscreen. It's just a simply step daily but goes a long way to keep your skin healthy.
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JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/230887449390362624

Heather H said...

My biggest mishap was this one time I tried out a mayonaise hair mask. It was so gross and so messy!

Flea said...

I dunno how to do the linky thing. Here's me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegoodflea

Girl, I made my own culottes, too. My hideous peach polyester ones were the worst. And yes, worn with sneakers and scrunched socks. I have photo evidence somewhere ...

Good thing I didn't meet my husband till I was 22.

It probably wasn't till well after I married that I started using shaving cream. Now I either use a moisturizing bar soap or a touch of cheap hair conditioner. Both work very well.

Angel Jacklyn said...

Yah, I tried getting my hair to grow longer on MY time. So I took some maternity pills. It made me gain a lot of weight that I can't seem to get rid of, rather than make my hair grown. After the fact, I heard I was supposed to crush them up & put them in my shampoo. Jokes on me!

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stefanie gladden said...

I once used tanning lotion that tingles on my face not knowing what it was. It made me completely red and break out for a very long time! it was horrible!!

stefanie gladden said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/luvx143/status/232627725414830081

carmen @ life blessons said...

Ha! I guess my biggest beauty fail is making the mistake of wearing dark eyeliner and mascara to a theme park in the summer and not realizing it would run b/c of sweat/heat. Not attractive at all! Lesson learned :)

sy said...

I tried to cover up my acne with makeup that didn't match my skin color, not only did it not look good it also irritated my acne. Thanks for the tips and giveaway.
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Harmony Burmeister said...

I remember using sun in for my hair and my hair turned orange right before a family reunion

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Melinda said...

I don't yet have a daughter to pass on my wisdom, but I believe that spf protection on our face is essential

Cole said...

best tip? that tanning is bad for you

Kerry said...

tweeted: My only tips to my daughters are to wear what makes them feel good.
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Kerry said...

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MCantu1019 said...

Always use sunscreen.
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Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

First, I LOVED reading this. SO funny! Can't wait for the next 'interview'!

Let's see...my fashion faux pas? The spiral perm paired with GIANT glasses! (Seriously, I looked like Taylor Swift in that video where she plays the geeky girl that the hot neighbor boy never notices...) I was in high school in the mid-ninties and almost EVERYONE spent hours getting their hair permed. I spent TONS of my own hard-earned money on it, too, only to find, 20 years later that my hair does that all on its own. FAIL. :)

Betty C said...

We got a free sample of a new soap and I used it in the shower. I broke out in a rash from head to toe and it was summertime so for a month I itched and couldn't wear a swim suit so no swimming.

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Betty C said...

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angie lilly said...

I was home sick and had really chapped lips from breathing thru my mouth. I grabbed my lip balm and put it on really thick and all around my mouth WAY outside my lips. Hubby came home and died laughing. I had grabbed a plum-tinted lip balm by mistake and looked like a clown! LOL
Angie
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I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/238370404912209921
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slehan said...

When I was in high school(1963 or so) my mother gave me a Toni home permanent. I looked like a french poodle.
Thanks for the contest.

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Niffer said...

In college (yes, COLLEGE), I used a hair removal cream between my eye brows. I only had wispy light hair there but thought the cream couldn't hurt. Well, it DID hurt. A lot. I told Mom my curlin iron slipped (not sure if she believed me). I ended up w/a chemical burn and to this day, have dark discoloration there. Never touched hair removal cream again.

Mari said...

My worst beauty mishap was using the wrong haircolor shade and dyeing my hair blonde!

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purplelover04 said...

my fave beauty tip
Spend money on key beauty products

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Tabathia said...

To always apply lotion or baby oil after morning shower
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Anash said...

my best beauty tip was apply moisturizer directly after a shower even before you dry off for silky smooth soft skin! Thanks for a super giveaway!
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Outlandish McCandlish said...

My embarrassing fashion past is that I used to dress like Micheal Jackson. My dad bought me the glove, the socks, the penny loafers, and the red jacket from the "beat it" video, AND I used to go to the mall with my boom box( remember those) and dance like Micheal Jackson, and break dance in that getup. Let me just remind you that I am female. lol

adrienne said...

I was going to a rock concert in the '80's.
I decided to dress head to toe in WHITE!
white spandex pants (thank God, i was skinny)
long white pirate shirt.
and BRONZE accessories!
big 4 inch wide bronze belt.
5 inch heel bronze pumps.
bronze clutch purse.
my hair was all crazy & permed & had different colors weaved into it (think David Lee Roth or Bret Michaels)
big, old bronze hair clip which made my hair have this cascading genie effect.
oh! extra long acrylic nails with...you guessed it...bronze fingernail polish.
i looked HOT!!
at intermission, i smoked a joint with a girlfriend while sitting on the top step of a very long, marble, spiral staircase.
already drunk & now stoned, i stood up, and....
FELL DOWN the ENTIRE flight of marble stairs all the way to the bottom!!
people who witnessed it said i looked like an angel floating~

Sia Timo said...

lets see. i was being frugal and bought a do it yourself wax product from a drug store. left the wax on too long and burned my upper lip something fierce. so instead of noticing any mustache i was instead getting a LOT of attention for my huge 'blister' on my upper lip....

Lawwalker said...

I'm not sure you can print this, but I was very proud of how fast my body recovered after having my second baby. We went to the public pool one day, and there I was, standing in the "baby pool," in my new red and white striped bikini, watching over my toddler while holding the new baby. A man kept looking at me - I was sure it was because I looked so great with two babies, yet a hot bod. When he finally looked away, I looked down at my flat stomach. It was then that I saw my tampon string hanging out of my bikini bottom!

Karen said...

I got my dress caught in the car door on my way to my oldest son's 3rd grade award ceremony. I decided that the only way to salvage it...30 minutes from home and tore 1/2 way up the back was duct tape from the janitor. So I sat near the back and clapped along and hoped I could sneak out at the end before anyone noticed. Little did I know I was getting an award for volunteering. When I got up to get my award I patted the back of my dress and felt the duct tape still there so I thought nothing of it....never noticed the duct tape stayed on the edge of the chair and peeled off my dress. I walked up the center aisle to get my award and got to the stage and reached to grab my award and I realized I had flashed everyone the entire time I was walking and standing on the stage. Needless to say I BURNED that dress when we got home and have worn pants to award ceremonies after that.

GR said...

When I was 15 I was curling my eyelashes (right eye) and I sneezed. YEP - pulled every last hair out except maybe 3 in the corner. I thought I would die when I had to go to school. It took quite a while for them to grow back. AND - YES...people noticed.

puddle jumper said...

i once thought it would be a great idea to give myself cleopatra style eyes.

(it wasn't on halloween. and it wasn't a great idea!)

theillustratedmom said...

When I was 14 my mom didn't let me wear make-up. So when I went to get my new eyeglasses for high school, I insisted on the lenses that were tinted, blue at the top and bright pink on the bottom. I guess I thought that would fool my fellow high-schoolers, into thinking I was wearing makeup. WRONG! I looked like a bug! Only with crazy huge blue white and red colored lenses! I am sure I looked absolutely ridiculous, seeing as I paired my huge glasses with the bow in the back of the head look you were describing in your post. I must have looked like a psychotic secretary!

Laura Estok said...

The only one that sticks in my mind is when I was in college(18)...decided to lighten my hair some with the sun and hydrogen peroxide, sprayed a solution of it on my hair, then went outside for a while....hair went blondish/light brown from a mid-to-dark brown/brunette...when my hair was growing in I looked like a skunk in reverse (dark roots). I just left it as I did not want to actually dye my hair...took years to grow out. As I was in art school though it did not really raise any eyebrows...lol.

Laura Estok said...

The only one that sticks in my mind is when I was in college(18)...decided to lighten my hair some with the sun and hydrogen peroxide, sprayed a solution of it on my hair, then went outside for a while....hair went blondish/light brown from a mid-to-dark brown/brunette...when my hair was growing in I looked like a skunk in reverse (dark roots). I just left it as I did not want to actually dye my hair...took years to grow out. As I was in art school though it did not really raise any eyebrows...lol.

Key Typer said...

Okay, close your eyes and picture this: Ultra skinny girl in large, frosted glasses. She's sporting a "punk" haircut that is super short in the back only and her hair is naturally curly. All of which is held in place by a liberal dose of Aquanet. She has two earrings on one side, one one the other and wears a really long one in the bottom hole on the side with two. She's wearing a purple polo shirt with a turned up and starched collar, white balloon pants with rainbow "stripes" (printed on the fabric to look like paint drips in a line)running down the length of them. Scrunch socks in another color and bright white Thom Mcann high tops. And don't forget the accessories! Jelly bracelets in every color the pants had, a skinny red belt, and shoelace covers (usually an animal or flower thing) that attached to the laces, and a charm or two attached to at least one belt loop.
Makeup was usually thick and not quite light enough for her skin, eyes always had at least colors,b/c she had read in a magazine that was how to make them appear larger. Eyeliner was brown but mascara is black. And she always finished with mood lipstick.
Sometimes, to dress up she sported glitter jelly shoes and a purple leather Jordache purse that looked like a mini hobo bag. She usually got around town by riding a bright blue boys BMX bike and had a bright purple and pink Jordache backpack, complete with tonal piping and a large horse head emblazoned on it. The bike always had a big orange radio mounted on the handle bars with the local rock station blaring away.
Yeah, that was tween me. Read it and weep, ladies! I was rockin'! LOL

Susan Unger said...

I was in high school in the early sixties, and read where Alberto V O 5 was a great hair conditioner. I washed my hair, applied the VO 5 ( apparently too liberally) set my hair on my giant rollers and went to bed. When I got up for school the next morning and removed the rollers, my hair was a greasy mess. This was long before hair dryers and flat irons so I went to school looking like a
greaser

Jeska Stowell said...

My long straight hair would not take a curl, and I was in junior high during the time of the huge curled bangs. My mother paid for a perm with the idea that if it was already curled, it would be easier to style. The only problem was that we only got my bangs permed.

Imagine this: a very long braid down the back, a big bow clipped on more often than not, and a poodle sitting on top of my head.

I won't say anything about my clothes except that since I shopped at thrift stores, I was always a couple years behind in the fashions.

Susan said...

When I was in high school, I was at an all-county chorus concert, watching one of my friends sing before it was my turn. His mother and another one of our friends' mothers were sitting behind me. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I feel someone yank up my pants behind me! I had a habit of wearing pants that were a little too small, and I guess my bum was sticking out! She said, "We were going to stick a bouquet of flowers in there, but this was easier!"

JennaBeth77 said...

I was 9...an early bloomer (though the end result was less impressive). My mom took me to buy a special outfit and a training bra. It was a very exciting day. So, the next day, I strangely put the contraption on and headed to school in my new shirt and pants. By lunch time, people were whispering around me and one boy sitting next to me (since we had to sit boy girl, boy girl and had assigned seats) leaned back and looked at the back of my shirt. Wile walking down the hallway, my friend ran to catch up to me and said, "are you wearing a bra?". Uh...yuh
"Well, Beth is planning on snapping your bra!"
Sure enough, the 'cool' girls sauntered up behind me with that obnoxious look, ready to pick on the 'uncool' kid.
In shopping, my mother failed to think through things like 'white shirts are see-through and will show the new training bra.' Bless her heart, I don't hold it against her.
Beth never did snap my bra that day, thankfully, as I may have been uncool, but I have a stubborn streak and was not about to let her get the best of me, but...oh, the humiliation of growing up. Puberty is not for the faint of heart.

Lori Rodriguez said...

I was in my mid 20s and got me some Preparation H (hemroid cream) as for I read in some magazine that some models will put the cream on under their eyes to lessen puffy or baggy eyes,for being in my 20s I really didnt need it but thought, why not,and tried it,along with a girlfriend that also tried,woke up the next morning with my skin all around my eyes bright red from the cream that burnt my skin.Went to show my friend what happened and we both just busted out laughing because it also burnt her skin.lol. Had to stay in the house for a couple days,but we both recovered,and will never try that home remedie again.