February 17, 2017

What Beauty Torture Tools or Devices Do You Use?

Do you have unusual beauty beauty torture tools or devices that you use daily or ones stashed away in a drawer that you never use anymore because they just HURT!

I don’t really have any that I use which hurt nor do I keep anything around that are just plain weird looking or a torture to use. Some of my friends cringe when I use an eyelash curler and question why I put myself through the misery. But I honestly, never felt like curling my lashes was a chore nor painful.

So, tell me about the torture devices you use to make yourself beautiful and tell me the ones you avoid using because they hurt! For example, I don’t like epilators. They are painful and I don’t get the point at all as hair grows back just as fast in my opinion when using them versus a razor.

Come to think of it there is one beauty tool that’s in my stash which I’ll never use aside from an epilator! It lays forgotten deep in my makeup graveyard.

Urban Decay The Revolution High Performance Lash Curler aka Da Claw! I never understood that device. Urban Decay released this torture device back in 2011 and it never really caught on with me (or anyone else for that matter). It was murder on my lashes.

Remember it?

Anyway, share your beauty tool nightmares!

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  • Sarah

    At home waxing kits. WTH is the point? I gave up on those things a long time ago. They are either too hot or cold, and they just don’t work, super messy. I go to a professional to get waxed. Also, anything like Nair is useless in my opinion. I mean how long does it take to shave your arm pits and legs? Maybe 6 or 7 minutes. And that’s being generous with the time.

    • Isabella Muse

      likewise. They don’t work period or I’m not really good at using them! I blame the wax though! You can slather yourself in wax, painfully pull it off, and the hair is still there lol! I can’t use Nair, it burns for some reason but the few times I have used it, well, it’s impossible to take off hair with it. You have to sit and scrub the hair off with Nair. Just shave, it’s easier haha 😀

      • Kimmwc03

        Nair hurts like crazy on me and it give me a rash! I just pay to be waxed. It costs more but at least they get all the hair out. I’ve though of trying epilators but I don’t know.

          • Anne

            People who can rip wax off themselves are the same people who would cut off their own arm to save themselves.
            I’d have to die, I think.

    • Ami

      Part of the problem with at home kits is they don’t actually teach technique so even if they WERE capable of removing hair, you’re going to have very little luck. There’s a trick to it in terms of angles and pull strength (I took the full class on this). AND on top of that, doing it to yourself at the proper angle is even harder. I could do it, but I have practice and also know, again, the best way to pull.

      • Isabella Muse

        I couldn’t agree more Ami! I leave it to the professionals because waxing yourself is damn hard!

  • Christina Tran

    The Bellabe facial hair remover and other similar coil things. They hurt! I have considered shaving, but I’m scared it’ll all grow back twice as hairy. LOL! That’s a myth, right? I know women in Japan and Korea shave their faces all the time!

    • Isabella Muse

      Haha yeah my mother says that all the time. Don’t shave, it’ll grow back thicker! Yeah, ok! haha!

      • Sheree

        I shave my face all the time, I have a lot of fine, blond hair. It does not grow back thicker, and it’s also a great exfoliator!

    • Dee

      My torture device was the Bellabe! It works and leaves the skin very smooth, but it hurts! Used it a few times and couldn’t get past the pain.

  • Wendy

    I remember that damn UD EL Curler. I paid $20 for it and couldn’t use it once! LOL

  • Heather

    The PMD tool. I bought it on Amazon Prime Day and got a great deal but, I don’t use after giving myself pink zebra stripes on my face. I would rather exfoliate with the myriad of other products I have. I wish someone would clue me in on how to best use the PMD because people seem to love it and I just don’t get it.

  • Britni

    I bought Korean beauty spring hair remover. I’m sure you’ve heard of it or seen it. It’s a tightly wound spring that you bend, then roll against your skin to pull out hairs. HOLY MOTHER!! It would make me tear everytime. Now I just disposable razors.

  • Carol W

    I loved my epilady so much I replaced it when my kid left my first one running and it kind of melted. Yes they are torture devices but I got used to the feeling after a while. But the bonus is that after several years of using them, the hair quit growing back in. I haven’t needed to do my legs in years.

  • Jeri S

    I have three epilators. I can live with the discomfort, but they don’t remove all of the hair and it grows back in three days so why bother? Waxing is not good either because you have to let the hair grow out before you can wax again. You can cover your legs with pants or cover your armpits with sleeves, but what do you do with your face? Wear a mask? It’s so frustrating.

    • Isabella Muse

      boy do I ever agree Jeri! I have to let my upper lip grow in before waxing and it’s so gross letting hair grow in for a week before waxing ugh!

  • Silvia

    Lol! This is a fun topic for some! Like myself not an expert on many. I use a cuticle remover and an eyelash curler for extra very special occasions once I lightly gripped a bit of my eyelid and had to release slowly. I will use Conair Big Curl rollers does make my wavy hair more shiny and less frizzy and never damages hair although not every time i wash my hair either. Am afraid of flat irons not an expert with those and can easily burn an ear if touched! These new hair wands which come with a glove I would stay away from can easily burn ears or hair and fingers! Ahhhh! No thanks! I think having yo push a tampon in there is human cruelty enough (being a runner) always have it pms to the max. Lol!

  • FrugalCat

    I use an epilator. It’s really not that bad. But it’s only to take off sparse hairs that survived being zapped by laser treatments. The tweezer type of epilator is less painful than the coil type.

  • Megs B

    I don’t like lip plumping glosses. Some of them are weak, but there are a few out there that just sting and burn! Not worth it to me!

  • Boua

    I have a portable high frequency wand that zaps acne to pieces!! There is an electric shock to it… so I do low level until my tolerance gets higher then I increase it. By having the glass electrode tube apply to the skin, it produces the ozone for sterilization can help wound to heal and to restrain pores… So, I deal with the electric shock pain…. LOL

  • Sara

    I’ve found the key to success with an epilator is to suffer through it once to do the area and then its not as bad if you do it once or twice a week. I use one on my bikini zone and the first time I did it was miserable (like I literally got an ice pack from the freezer to numb it and then used the epilator and ice pack interchangably). But after that its not nearly as bad since the hair doesn’t all grow back at once. Its a quick minute or two process to get the stray hairs that start growing back. But I still cringe when I think about the first time I did it, hahaha.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve used it a few times in the past but each time it’s just awful :-/ You’re brave haha! I just can’t do it!

  • Christine Joy Luikuo

    Eyelash curler is a torture device for me. It’s really uncomfortable to use. Thank heavens though because my lashes are naturally curly and I dislike dramatic eyelash looks. I just want them to look naturally longer and defined.