March 9, 2010

Musings of the Day: What Weird, Crazy Stuff Have You Done in the Name of Beauty?

Dude! Some chick caused a car crash while shaving her bikini area…for serious! What do you think I make this stuff up?

Check it.

It’s all in the name of beauty…beauty makes us do some wild and crazy stuff doesn’t it? Like shave our pubes while driving a car down Route 55!

What’s the weirdest, craziest thing you’ve done in the name of beauty?

Jump ahead for my weird and crazy story!

Hmm trying to think of my wildest, craziest moment and coming up a blank. I think I’ve toed the line of wild by shaving my brows once or twice when I was in my tweens. I was embarrassed to actually ask my mum or older sister about what to do about my hairy, scary eyebrows so I recall taking a razor to them a time or two. True story, I near shaved an entire brow off doing that but thankfully my brows grow like weeds so it wasn’t too bad going to school with half a brow. As I recall I wore my hair over the side of my eye alot over the next week or two.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of beauty?

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Tati

    When I was a child, I used to think my parent’s forehead lines were hideous. Every time I saw them I would think about how old it made my parents look; I hated them! When I was 8, I saw a poster that said something about the amount of frowns that made a wrinkle versus how many smiles made a wrinkle. The message, of course, was that smiling causes less wrinkles. What my 8 year old brain took from it was that if I moved my forehead, I would get wrinkles.
    So…I trained myself not to move my forehead. From the eyebrows up- no emotion. To this day, I don’t show any emotion in my forehead. But hey, not a wrinkle in sight! I also don’t ever frown…just in case.

    • the Muse

      tati you’re my hero LOL that’s the most twisted logic I’ve ever heard but hey it seems to be working! yay for no wrinkles LOL

    • Sophia

      Yes! I did the exact same thing! In fact, when I was five, I told that her forehead made her look like a tiger – all stripes. I never realized how much it hurt her until I grew up! Poor mommy. Just like you, I trained myself not to express emotions using my forehead – learned how to raise my eyebrows a TINY fraction of a millimeter to indicate sarcasm or surprise (it’s amazing how much your expression still changes with such a minute change, though) and, above all, taught myself how to smirk, half-smile, and all that jazz. I use my eyelashes a lot, too. I might have a completely different pattern of facial mimicry than other people – but at least I, too, am completely wrinkle free!

  • Marina

    I don’t have anything crazy, but I remember all the things I did absolutely WRONG as a child. Of course, I loved everything I could get my hands on of my mother’s makeup. She had this really deep forest green shadow, and I was inspired by Poison Ivy…scary thought looking back. I literally covered my eyes from my brows to the bags under my eyes with dark green. What a hassle to remove..And then there was the concealer…which I thought was a lipstick. I was so confused. A green lipstick? Because back then it was in those l/s containers. I put it on…yikes.
    And in my ‘I’m so cool cuz I think I’m goth’ days, I wore this black lipstick around the house that I used in a Halloween outfit.
    So, nothing life-threatening or outlandish, but just some terrible beauty mistakes.

    • the Muse

      lol those are all fab marina! my mum isn’t much for makeup and such so growing up I wasn’t so exposed to it other than bits and pieces my sis had…so my childhood was kinda makeup/beauty-less! It was a terrible existence…lol!

  • Su

    well…I heard that if you shave, the new hair will be thicker and blacker..and since I have really thin sparse and light colored eyebrow hairs..I decided to give it a try..OK I look ridiculous.. even though my eyebrow is soo light that you can hardly see without eyebrow is really bro was laughing at me..what is more..when I shaved I shaved it backward cause I heard it is more effective..anyway did it once only…T.T

    • the Muse

      I hear that too Su 😀 I haven’t shaved my brows since I was 13 or something LOL def will not do! 😀 miss ya dear!


    ahha yesterday I was so pissed that I couldn’t get primer out of this horrible glass bottle that for some reason the pump doesn’t work. 🙁 so usually i just scrape the sides to get some primer out but yesterday I was raging and I was like ok i can cut it open with a steak knife (I must have been on crack) so I was trying to cut it open with that knife for like 5 minuets getting angrier finally I just was like AJWDHEJKLHASLK and slammed it into my granite counter top and opened up the bottle succesfully and my my finger :'( but it was so worth it I like took out all of the primer and there was roughly a teaspooon worth so I’m happy!!

    • the Muse

      LOL Linda I’d have paid to watch you going nuts with that primer 😀

  • blu3

    Ewww that car accident story has got to be the weirdest and grossest thing I’ve heard! How is that she was going to see her bf, with her ex in her car with her? And shaving in the car? Imagine the mess on the car seat…gross! Though I guess she’s properly punished now that the story is out with her picture on it, LOL

  • Laura

    Had a hot first date RIGHT AFTER work. But my upper lip was a bit walrus-ly. So on lunch break went to Rite Aid and got some facial hair bleach. Went back to work and stirred it up in the bathroom. But put it on in a stall. And stood there in the stall staring at the ceiling while it foamed up and went to work. I was gorgeous! !

    • the Muse

      LOL Laura! the end of “I was gorgeous” really made the comment 😀

  • Angela

    perhaps she was running late for a hot date 😡 (just checked the news story, I was right lolol)
    I don’t have any crazy stories. maybe using anti-chafing gel intended for your bikini line on my face~~ close call: when I was first hunting for it to try, I almost took home one of the Monistat products for yeast infection!

    • the Muse

      angela I’ve always been very wary about using butt cream to depuff the eyes or monistat as a primer…scaryyyyyyyyyyyy!

      • Angela

        haha well I share your trepidation about prep H but the anti-chafing gel has the dimethicone that many primers have (I think its the ingredient that makes everything nice and smooth). My makeup artist friend gave me the side-eye when I told her I was using this, but she was shocked when she tested it on her hand; she said it felt just like the $45 primer she used 😛

  • Sophia

    When I was a little baby punk girl, I’d sometimes slather on sharpie instead of lipstick, for one. Man, I thought I was so awesome. I also wore these metallic black fake lashes every single day – and sometimes I’d put makeup just on the one eye in honor of Alex in the novel A Clockwork Orange. And I’d draw on HUGE Twiggies. My hair’d be all the colors of the rainbow – at one point I dyed it white with pine green highlights. To be absolutely truthful, I still think that was pretty smashing, though I’d never do it again.

    Dunno if it counts when you’re a semi-pretentious, “alternative” 15-year-old trying to be crazy and different because you had some partially twisted idea that it was cool, though! Still, I don’t know if there’s much else I’ve done … well, there is the facial expression thing, much like Tati, and, much like you, there were a couple of times that I took the razor to the eyebrows mostly because I was too dang lazy to pluck ’em. About the craziest thing I do nowadays is walk around with chipped nail polish – which isn’t actually that crazy, just lazy!

    • the Muse

      sharpie!? holy shat sophia seriously? I loved Alexa too but I didn’t go that far LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! that was a great story 😀 ha!

  • Mythy

    Drinking apple cider vinegar as part of my weight loss diet..yup..when I tried it I only had 1 gulp and i thought I was going to die. I got instant massive headache and the feeling in my throat was like a burning/acidic suffocating sensation..VERY VERY unpleasant experience. But then I tried it again.. experienced those horrible things for the second time and then I was like efff! screw this!!!

    • the Muse

      mythy I’ve always wondered about this, it’s always recommended and I’ve been really curious but after hearing this omg no way!

  • Tiff

    Too many… but the most incredible one is probably putting Vaseline all over my face because I thought it would be make ‘glow’, and I did this religiously for about a year when I was around 12/13. Instead i’m sure I just looked super oily.

    • the Muse

      LOL tiff I used to do this around my eyes for almost a year b/c I thought it would help make them less dry…all it did was making a mess LOL

  • Robyn

    couldnt find my liquid eyeliner so i used a pen actually worked quite well just a bit of a pain to get off

    also for a dancing show one year we need to paint stripes on our face but the person with the face paint forgot it so we used wall paint not that was not fun to get off!

    i also refuse to any foundation etc in glass bottles it must be plastice so i can be cheap and cut it open to get everylast drop

  • Gia

    Well ummm mine is painful. I wanted to wax my legs when I was around 13 but wasn’t allowed by my parents. So I snuck up to Walgreens and bought some cheap microwave roll on wax. I didn’t really read the instructions too well and took it right out of the microwave and didn’t screw the top on all the way. Well when I went to “roll” it on the top fell off and the ENTIRE bottle burning hot wax spilled on my bottom leg.

    It make myself more stupid. I was scared to tell my parents so i just rinsed it off and put that gauze stuff and neospiren stuff on it. It got infected a week later and had to go to the dr when I could hardly walk!!

    luckily it’s ok now but it’s 11 yrs later, and i STILL have light patchy burn scars on my legs. To be young and stupid fun!! Thank gosh now I just wear bad makeup colors!!!

    • the Muse

      OMG gia!!!!!!!! that’s scary!!!!!!!!!! what a terrible story 🙁 god that’s really scary…