Beauty Blunders: Episode 4

Welcome back to the fourth episode of Beauty Blunders, a series dedicated to guest bloggers and of course, you! Presenting to you a little compilation of our embarrassing beauty mishaps that made us cringe at the time, but have made us laugh ever since. We have the lovely Sammy from Sequins and Sammy today. True to her blog’s tagline, she’s a sassy girl in a sassy world. You’ll find lots of wonderful reviews about all sorts of beauty and skincare products, as well as a seriously beautiful recipe for a chocolate cake topped with ganache and caramel sauce (hello sugar cravings!) Please check her out (links below), and here is her beauty blunder.

This incident is one that happened almost a year ago. After browsing and scrolling through my Instagram, I realized that my eyebrows look awful and desperately needed my attention. You see, I was born with naturally thick eyebrows like Cara Delevingne and they needed serious help. So, one day, when my mom was asleep I decided to use waxing strips to shape up my eyebrows and sort of have a more prominent arch. I cut the waxing strips in thin pieces and aligned them right beside my natural bushes. I placed them in such a way that the extra hair would be removed once I take it off. (I hope that makes sense?)

In 5 seconds, I pulled it off, not fearing the consequences that I might have to face.

What I didn’t realize was the fact that the strip was stuck to the end of my eyebrows and when I pulled it off, the end of my eyebrows came off too. So, basically I was left with a waxed, rectangular eyebrow with a huge chunk of hair missing towards the end.

Now, fear began to set in. And the first question that came to my mind was: How do I fix this?

I somehow managed to do my other eyebrow too but this time I was very careful. So, the final outcome of this experiment was: a rectangular, semi-eyebrow and a normal eyebrow with a waxed top.

I layered both of my eyebrows with Kohl and eyeliner so nobody at home found out until the next day (which was the first day of school).

I used my amateur makeup skills and tried to cover up the waxed part with eyeliners, kohls and what not. Somehow, I managed to make it look NORMAL.

The first day of school went on as usual, but by the end of the day, my face was a sweaty mess. And the eyeliner began to smudge and soon turned into a big black blotch.

I don’t remember what happened after that, I guess my eyebrows grew back after 2 whole weeks.

Moral of the story: NEVER do your own eyebrows unless

1) You’re a professional.

2) It’s the beginning of your summer vacations (they’ll grow back and nobody will find out about your little experiment)

3) You KNOW how to fix them.

4) just don’t do them yourself.

Eyebrows are difficult enough without waxing strips involved – Sammy, you have some serious balls and I feel for you. I have naturally bushy ones too, but I’m such a wuss with pain that tweezing sessions don’t last very long. Best to let the forest grow, eh?

Get To Know: Sammy

  • I’m Sammy, I’m 17 and I’m a walking contradiction.

  • I started writing on my blog almost 3 years ago and I have met so many amazing people from the blogosphere since then.

  • I have three baby kittens and I love having them around.

  • I’m an animal lover and I’ve fostered over 5 cats who are now adopted.

  • I’m a total makeup geek and my dad thinks that someday bank will sue me for spending too much money on makeup. ??

Connect with Sammy:

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Snapchat: Sammy_keyes

Many thanks to Sammy for participating in Beauty Blunders. If you’re reading this and fancy being featured, feel free to get in touch via email using the contact form above, or send me a message on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll take it from there! Until next week for the next Beauty Blunder. You go girl.

– J

Disclaimer: The featured image was designed on by J, exclusively for Beauty’s Expert Amateur.

9 Comments on “Beauty Blunders: Episode 4”

  1. I had a similar experience, but instead of wax, I used a facial mask!! It ripped off both ends of both eye brows, and then people didn’t believe me when I told them it was a mask that did it. They though I shaved them off myself!!

  2. Funny post, I love it! Ohhhhhh we have all been there and trust me, as an ex beauty salon owner, I have seen some classic eyebrow disasters! Actually, i saw many other DIY hair removal disasters too now I think of it……………

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