I have another great post from my friend and fellow blogger Brigitte Evans who is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and blogger in Australia. I think you will enjoy this one highlighting key beauty choices you might regret. Enjoy…
The beauty world is a fun, messy place. Between professional Instagrammers, beauty gurus, celebrities, and “helpful” internet hacks, you just don’t know where to turn from how many new trends there are. From chunky brows to ombre hair, it seems like each month brings a new thing that’s all the rage on social media, and it’s hard not to jump on the bandwagon in our desire to try all the cool new things. But our beauty is a delicate thing, and we must care for it gently. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with following trends but bear in mind that not all of them are a good idea, and a lot of them might end up being a huge regret later on. Here are some things to watch out for.
Wearing Falsies all the Time
Falsies are a great way to give ourselves a little glam moment, to really feel like a sultry, round-eyed beauty. We love them and recommend them heartily, but not as a part of your everyday makeup. All that lash glue can really irritate your lash line and make the hairs there grow more sparsely, not to mention how you can accidentally rip them out if you pull your false lashes out way too quickly. However, if you know the proper techniques to apply these sexy accessories to your eyes, you can significantly reduce the chance of damage. Another thing that you might want to be careful about is eyelash extensions. They look great while they’re on, but once they start falling out they’ll drag your lashes with them and you might have trouble growing them again later on.
Weird brow trends
It’s not just the pencil-thin brows from the 90s and early 2000s. It’s these weird, silly trends that often involve glitter, or weird shapes, or even rhinestones. Chunky brows are also definitely out this year, so those thick caterpillars that were around for the past two years are definitely on the decline. One thing we’d definitely recommend is that you avoid overplucking the hairs. You can easily wipe away a crazy trend at the end of the day, but you can’t make sparse brows grow back if you keep damaging the hair follicle by plucking.
Oh boy, boxed hair dyes and disasters are almost interchangeable words. Do yourself a favor – if you want to change your hair color, see a stylist. Treat yourself! Let a professional give you that sexy balayage layer, let them give you some cute highlights, and definitely consult a colorist if you decide you want to experiment with crazy colors. Never, ever try to give yourself a haircut if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’ve already tried this and ended up with a mess on top of your head, don’t worry. Extensions can usually fix the problem and give you a fresh look. Go for something voluminous and beautiful, go for hair extension in Las Vegas style that will make you look all glam. It’s fun to experiment with these, so we’re definitely not telling you to stay away from changing things up. Merely that you might want to consult a professional before trying to follow an Instagram trend on your own.
Getting a Tattoo
A good tattoo requires thought, planning, and creativity. It should be something that you’ve been meaning to get for a while, and something that holds significance to you. Don’t let yourself get talked into a trendy tattoo, and it’s also probably good to avoid inking someone’s name on your body. You don’t want to have to invest in laser removal after you break off a relationship.
Speaking of Instagram trends, stop doing your makeup like you see it on social media. That kind of stuff is absolutely great for pictures and can make you look stunning, but once you cake it all on and go to work, it looks weird. You don’t have to spackle on foundation for your everyday looks, and pilling so many layers can end up clogging your pores and looking all creased and textured at the end of the day. So, make a difference between makeup for pictures and makeup for “real life.”
Do your research. Beauty procedures are amazing if done by good professionals, or they can be disastrous if you go to a random clinic just because it sounds cheap. So, do research, read reviews, and go somewhere based on a recommendation.
And remember, making mistakes is kind of fun. Beauty regrets are hardly a big deal, and they can all be fixed. Besides, sometimes messing up is a great way to learn, so don’t be afraid to keep experimenting.
I hope you enjoyed Brigitte’s post. You can check out more from her at the following website: http://highstylife.com/
You can read Brigitte’s other guest post for Island Beauty Junkie here:
Thanks for reading!