May 19, 2015

In My Beauty Horror Story….

In My Beauty Horror Story

I’d be racing down a dark, cold corridor in a old Gothic house because I realized I forgot….

MY CONCEALER!!!!!!!!!!

I way away on vacation for nearly two weeks and thankfully I didn’t forget anything but anytime I go away I literally can’t sleep at night worrying that I will forget something. I know, I know…you’re thinking, “No problem, head to the store when you arrive at your destination!” Yeah, but sometimes I can’t get my favorite concealer when I’m abroad! Or my hairbrush, if I forget that, well, it’s not easy to replace either.

Little things like deodorant or toothpaste are typically easy enough to replace but forgetting my concealer or say my favorite BB Cream or foundation is truly a beauty horror story.

How about you?

What happens in your beauty horror story?

It doesn’t have to be about forgetting something but perhaps breaking your favorite blush or misplacing your holy grail eyeliner.

Create your worst beauty horror story and share it here!

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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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • cora

    I think I’ll go with the time my Guerlain Meteorites were checked by the tsa, and the lid wasn’t properly replaced… imagine opening your suitcase to find your clothes embellished with your fave beauty product!

    • Isabella Muse

      omg horrifying! but at least they smelled pretty right?! I brought home a good deal of perfume while on vacation, EXPENSIVE perfume, and I was just terrified that TSA would break it, spill it, or just take it from my bag! thankfully it was ok but I had nightmares while on the plane back home!

  • Anna-Marie

    A couple weeks ago, I left my school bag in the change-room during Gym Class. My makeup bag was in there (typical). I don’t know if someone at school took the makeup or what happened, but when I got home from school that day, I noticed I was missing some of the makeup (pressed powder, mascara, and two lipsticks).

    That’s my beauty story. I’ve learned my lesson and always put my makeup (and other valuable things) in my locker now.

    • Ashe

      Who DOES that? Mascara especially. People are weird/gross. 🙁

  • Laine

    My horror story can be summed up in two words, moon brows. I have thin, sparse eyebrows. I had them waxed one time and it was horrible. 1.) It ripped off my skin. 2.) Since my eyebrows are so sparse and she ripped off half my face, they looked like moon brows. I slept with them penciled in because I couldn’t stand to look in the mirror without it.

  • Rachel R.

    My beauty nightmare would be having my house burn down and all my makeup being destroyed. Yeah, I have insurance, but I’d never get the discontinued and limited edition stuff back.

    • Lori

      I’m with you, Rachel! Plus, I’m sure that my insurance wouldn’t REALLY cover the cost of what I spent on makeup. It would be way underestimated!!

    • Diva DoodleDoo

      That’s exactly what happened to me! My house burned down & I lost all of my makeup…I was a makeup hoarding junkie & I lost soooo much!! It was almost 3 years ago & I still am haunted by it…Of course, I lost a heck of a lot more than my Rubbermaid totes full of makeup…but still…

  • CJ

    Mine just happened last week. I got a pixie cut last summer. It was nice to beat the heat and with my thick hair washing and styling time was cut down like 200%…BUT it looked HORRIBLE on me. My face is just the wrong shape and I hated how I looked. I have been letting grow out since. I finally went in last week to get it trimmed as it had grown out to a rather cute look on me.

    The horror happened when my stylist got to talking and I guess was thinking I wanted the same cute I had gotten the last time I saw her (almost a year ago).So even though I asked for a trim and some thinning out she cut so much I now have some weird, choppy monstrous version of a pixie. I look horrible. I look like my brother!

    I know it’s just hair but it took me almost a YEAR to grow it out to a look I liked. Now I am looking at doing that all over again. I have cried almost every day since. Silly I know, but I am going through some other stressful things at the moment and it just doesn’t help to look in the mirror and see an ugly, choppy mess.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw cj hugs! I’m sure it isn’t ugly 🙁 I’m so sorry you too so long growing it back and she went a scissor happy on you! Poor thing :*( It’ll grow back dear!!!!!!!!

    • Ashe

      CJ, it’s not just hair. That’s totally legit to be upset about! Everyone should feel their best. I’m sorry you’re having a hard time 🙁

  • Kitty

    Boy do I have a doozy of a story for you.

    It’s not uncommon for Chinese weddings to be catered by a wedding studio. Its a package deal with photos, dresses and tux rentals, limos and even the make up and hair. For my brother’s wedding, I was getting my makeup and hair done at the same time. Usually that wouldn’t be the problem except my eyebrows needed a little tidying and the makeup artist decided to instead of plucking, she shaved. So with one jerk of my hair by the hair stylist, the makeup artist shaved off the tail half of my eyebrow. I walked around for 2-3 weeks with a half missing brow because no powder or pencil stayed put. -_-

  • Nat

    I keep a draft in gmail that lists everything I need to pack for a trip – I copy and paste it in a new email, and delete each item from the list as I pack it. I never forget anything! 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      I do that but I keep a little doc saved on my computer haha but I still have nightmares of forgetting something 😀

  • Ryou

    In my beauty horror story, everyone, including strangers, will feel entitled to negatively comment on my choice in make-up (or lack thereof), because they feel it’s my job to be their version of pretty.

    …Oh wait, that’s already happening. It’s called the patriarchal beauty standards.

    • Isabella Muse

      lol Ryou, that’s actually a beauty blogger’s daily job lol!

  • zVintageFashionizta

    CJ, you almost made me cry reading your post, I am completely sympathetic to what happened to you.
    Many years ago I went to a salon that I had never used for a haircut and the person who was going to cut my hair suggested I get a new DO and since hair does grow back I said ok, BIG MISTAKE!!! Back then I used to dye my hair blue black; well he gave me a pixie cut, when I looked in the mirror…. OH THE HORROR, I looked like Betty Boop!!! I started to cry (and cried for months than I care to admit) at that moment I decided I would never have a short hairstyle ever again.

  • zVintageFashionizta

    Welcome back Isabella, I hope that you had a great vacation!

  • Cindy

    In my beauty horror story I would have to look fabulouse for a day. It’s a hot summer day and I will be attening a wedding. Lots of people, lot’s of pictures. Because I was prepared for this I brought cosmetics for a touch up. Go to the toilet, look in mirror, see that my make-up is melting off, open bag and see that all of my stuff like eyeliners and lipstick have melted too. That is my horror story and I always wear make-up that doesn’t come off in a blizzard or a desert beacause of the sheer horror of it all.

  • Diana

    In my beauty horror story hair dye refuses to cover my greys! And then I get banned from for life!

  • devon

    luckily, my beauty horror story is just imaginary for me right now (i feel so badly for those with the real stories! eep!) and it would be for my basket of palettes to come crashing down from the top of my drawers and all of them shatter. yikes!

  • MandyB

    I forget stuff all the time, so I’m very much a make do with what random stuff I did manage to pack type of person. My beauty horror story was one day when I had to rush out of the house to a photo shoot with a magazine, but then on the way there they rescheduled the shoot last minute. I went back home and realized I had totally rushed out the door without any of my brushes! Dodged a serious bullet that day!

  • JackieD

    So last Monday I woke up covered from head to toe in hives. Literally. They are on my forehead, lips, neck, all the way down to the bottoms of my feet. So for the past week and a half I haven’t been able to apply any sort of makeup or skin care (Other than gentle soap and moisturizer) while I wait for my skin to heal completely. It’s been agony. Not only is my face now starting to break out (before this it had been clear for the first time in my life for months) but I can’t cover it up. Plus, I ordered a ton of stuff right before I got the hives and it’s all arriving and I don’t even dare touch it. So I just look at the boxes and get sad.
    Luckily I haven’t actually forgotten anything on vacation, yet! But a few vacations back day one I developed a large ugly cold sore on my face between my nose and mouth and spent all vacation avoiding having pictures of my taken. Bummer. I’m always terrified of that happening again.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no Jackie! Sorry! what happened?! anything in particular that you ate?

      • JackieD

        We went to a friend’s house for a BBQ and I think I just reacted really bad to their dog. I’ve been to the allergist and know I’m allergic to dogs, but it’s never been this bad before. We talked to our friends later and I the dog is allergic to himself. He gets special food and medications and they wash him with a special shampoo weekly. That poor dog.

        • Isabella Muse

          ahhh! No kidding! I thought it was something you ate! Oh no! poor dog! 🙁 Poor you though too!

  • Bonnie S.

    My beauty horror story has happened all too often: nice red lip, at an event, talking to people, go the loo, discover with horror that my teeth are as blood-red as a vampire’s. Sometimes a kindly soul will point that out, it still feels embarassing but it’s better than finding out later. Anyways, I have a stash of about 50 old red lippies that I’m never wearing again because I got really tired of living the horror…and then I discovered I actually prefer myself in pink nudes ….