Monday, 6 May 2013

My Teenage Beauty Disasters

I've been inspired by yesterdays #bbloggers chat (best/worst beauty advice) to share with you all my many, many beauty disasters as a teenager - and I had some right gooduns! I so wish I had some pictures of me sporting these disasters back in the day, but unfortunately (or fortunately?) I don't. Please bear in mind that these disasters occurred around the ages of 10-13, not remotely recently.

First up is white hair mascara. This was the 90's equivalent of hair chalk and I thought it was amazing. It came in all sorts of colours: pink, purple, red, blue.. and white. Now for some reason I thought it was a brilliant idea to wear white hair mascara - until my mum once panicked and thought a bird had pooed in my hair.

My second disastrous beauty product that I thought was oh-so-cool as a 12 year old is glitter mascara. Why, oh why? In my mind I looked amazing but in reality I just looked ridiculous. On top of that, I wondered why I kept seeing random dots in front of me eyes... it was the pieces of glitter that I could see out of the corner of my eye.

Staying on the topic of mascara, I also went through a phase of wearing blue mascara. Yes, you read that correctly - blue mascara! I would actually wear this blue mascara to school and it wasn't until I received a copy of my school photo when I realised how blimin' awful I looked! Cara might be able to get away with it, but not us mere mortals I'm afraid.

The last item I would like to mention in my teenage beauty disasters post is an item which I honestly cannot believe it still being sold. The spawn of Satan that is Sun-In Spray. I sprayed this on my hair to within an inch of it's life, so much so that my hair snapped off about 1cm from the root and I had a tuft of hair sticking up all along my parting. How bloody horrendous!

So there you have it, my teenage beauty disasters. Did you have any disasters as a teenager? I'd love to know in the comments below.


  1. A disaster of mines was just wearing a line of black eyeliner on my bottom lashes :(


  2. Haha white hair mascara - that brings back some memories - cringe!! I thought it was a good idea at the time too. lol . Laura xxx A Scottish Lass

  3. Oh gosh I remember the white hair mascara! I didn't really fall for that trend, but I loved the different coloured glitter hair mascaras - so bad!


  4. Hilarious!!!! I also did the blue & glitter mascara... Haha. So gross!