What Was Your Last Beauty Violation?

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I wish I could say I was one of those ladies totally put together all of the time, but I’m not. Sometimes life gets in the way, and beauty rituals fall by the wayside. Hair doesn’t get washed, nails don’t get did… you get the (stinky) picture. πŸ™‚


My last beauty violation?

In the shower a few days ago I forgot to shave my left leg — just the left — and that sucker was HAIRY.

I hadn’t realized until I’d already dried off and lotioned up, so I let it be.

Running late (as usual!), I decided to just wear the outfit I’d already set out — a blue top and plaid shorts. LOL! Later, in the cereal aisle at Safeway, a little girl kept staring at my hairy leg, like it was something alien!

Children notice the darnedest things…

What was your last beauty violation?

Did you curl your lashes AFTER applying mascara? Are you rockin’ a porn star ‘stash because you’re too lazy to wax? Get your beauty violations off your chest, and confess your sins in the comments. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Shontay says:

    oh, man. Here goes:

    I went a few weeks w/o plucking the brows. Then when I did, they were lopsided and I just fixed it last night. Lol

    I was totally clashing colors (I believe this is a violation). I rocked Mac’s London Life lipstick with MUFE aqua eyes green liner. I just bought them and couldn’t wait, man!

    I walked around with chipped nail polish for almost a week (I’m a frequent offender here).

    Ok, I feel a bit better now. Lol

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shontay,

      LOL! I do the same thing with clashing colors. I’ll start the day off with colors that match, then later on in the day I’ll want to try something or I’ll just find a random tube of lipstick that I haven’t worn in a long time in my purse. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh man well I only shave the legs/pits once a week because I just don’t have time, so at least 60-70% of the week I’m a hairy beast.

    I also sometimes don’t put on eye & face cream at night before bed because I’m too tired. Then I swear the next day I have have a new wrinkle!
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… My Furry Friends =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vampy Varnish,

      My pits are quite raggedy right now, too. I tell myself that I’m doing it to test some hair remover stuff (yah right) — really, it’s because I’m too lazy.

      OOOH you gotta put on your eye cream at night, girlfriend! Put that jar next to your bed if you have to!

  3. Milan says:

    I am known for letting my eyebrows get straight up raggedy! And I’ll still have the nerve to bust out my Anastasia brow powder and gel to try to tame them knowing full well they need re-shaping, plucking and cleaning up! haha!
    .-= Milan’s last blog post… Bobbi Brown Nude Collection Available Now! =-.

  4. Tiffany says:

    My nails are soo chipped right now, and it’s a bright colour too! I need to redo them asap.

  5. Tali says:

    I forgot to blend in my bronzer so i was full on orange today.. oh well.. that seems to be the fashion in London at the moment lol!!
    .-= Tali’s last blog post… Garnier =-.

  6. ines says:

    i only every curl my lashes AFTER i put mascara on them… I KNOW, I KNOW!

    also i always pick at my nails/nail polish/cuticles. i can’t keep a nice manicure for more than a couple days. my pedicure doesn’t fare well either.

    sometimes i’m also too tired from dance practice and i’ll just use a face cleaning wipe thingy before bed rather than actually washing it. icky.
    .-= ines’s last blog post… Top 5 – Office Beauty Emergency Kit =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ines,

      I am guilty of that violation as well. I only do it when mascaras don’t curl my lashes enough, though, and only very carefully.

      I am a polish picker, too. SOOO satisfying. Oh, and I’ll pop a ripe zit every once in a blue moon.

  7. Vanessa H says:

    LOL I go without plucking sometimes…it’s a little caterpillar-y right now..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vanessa H,

      Ha! Mine get that way too. I only recently plucked mine after letting them grow out for two weeks (no reason — just lazy). It wasn’t a pretty sight!

  8. Marina says:

    Very often I forget to wash my hands after the tanning products. this is what was this week as usual πŸ˜€ I had brown spots between my fingers, lol
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… One more Collection & Black Lipstick by Chanel for Fall 2009 =-.

  9. christine says:

    I’ve had a few violations as of late:
    -I’m guilty of not washing my brushes. Most of the time, I’ll just wipe an eyeshadow brush on my hand to get any color off; then, I’ll just proceed with my routine. With like a blush brush, I’ll just use a color that the brush already contains. If NARS ‘orgasm’ has been used with brush A, I’ll just continue to use ‘orgasm’ until I wash the brush. LOL.
    -I too, am guilty of the chipped nailpolish.
    -I soooooo need to get my brows threaded and re-shaped.

    I’m a mess!

  10. Sakura says:

    Dry hands. Sometimes when I’m out, hands look so dry and I’m too lazy to keep re-applying the lotion. Also in the summer I go out with wet hair. Blow drying it is just too hot.

  11. Kate & Zena says:

    Uh, latest beauty blunder–overplucking my eyebrows into stripper thin eyebrows. ACK!!!! How did this happen? You know the worst part of it is I have genetically high eyebrow arches so now if I don’t fill them in it looks like I’m super pissed! I get enough smack with the high eyebrow arches as people say I look mad when I’m not!!!! It sucks!

  12. blu3 says:

    awww at least it was only a little girl πŸ˜€ As long as she didn’t go running to her mom to tell her lol.

    I sometimes miss some spots on my leg and am always mortified to discover them later. Its not my fault though, I just need to get better lighting in my bathroom πŸ™‚
    .-= blu3’s last blog post… Makeup Collection: Powder eyeshadows =-.

  13. Nicole15 says:

    Oh jeez, I am def a beauty criminal at times.

    I rock chipped nail polish sometimes like it’s cute or something.

    I have spent an hour trying to get a rock hard pimple to burst only to find out that all i did was masacre my skin. I know, i know..i should be hands off.

    I have applied pink blush when rushing to get ready for work & then when driving i check myself out in the rearview mirror only to be horrified at Bozo the clown staring back at me. I should know by now a little goes a long way.

    I plucked the stray hairs at the end of my brow so much once that when I stepped back to look in the mirror I noticed my brow was a good half inch shorter than it should be. Overplucking is my fortay.

    And I always give my lashes a final curling after applying mascara. Eeeek!

    Despite all the crimes I plead guilty to, I am glad to know I have many an accomplice!! πŸ™‚

  14. Marmar says:

    I thought I was all good to go today. Wore my cutest skirt, sleeveless turtleneck and kickin’ stiletto heels sans stockings since it was like, 90 degrees here. All good throughout work.

    Until I stepped out the car after getting back home.. and noticing the huge splotch of self tanner that was in the back of my ankle. Very noticeable. Ugh!
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… why I (heart) Girls Generation =-.

  15. Tiffany says:

    Mine is that I need a pedicure, like yesterday. Okay, really like 2 weeks ago πŸ™

  16. samantha says:

    I am very very bad with raggedy and chipped nails. I also rarely use conditioner, I know a beauty must-have for most, but it annoys me.

  17. Citrine says:

    I am kind of too lazy to use conditioner as well…it takes so long to just rub it in, wait and rinse it out…if I don’t rinse it out completely, they make my hair limp so I was like screw it, I am ditching it altogether.
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Belated June Spy Cam Part II: Sally Hansen Xtreme Strength Revamp =-.

  18. Caitlin says:

    I overplucked my eyebrows and they’re just now starting to grow back, but they’re a teeny bit lopsided…

    I often let chipped nail polish last longer than it should.

    And I often try to attack my zits instead of letting them be. But then again I always worry at things like bumps on my skin. Bad bad bad!

  19. Katie says:

    I have a few:

    – My eyebrows need work ASAP!!
    – I pop my zits! D: I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it!!
    – I leave super-chipped polish on my nails!!

    Haha! Glad to know that I’m not the only one doing this!! πŸ™‚

  20. Alison says:

    Oof, I definitely had a beauty… um, incident this weekend. Sometimes, if my eyebrows are looking a little unruly, I’ll brush them upward and trim some of the longer hairs. Except this time, I went a little overboard and cut some of the hairs closest to the bridge of my nose a liiiiittle too short, resulting in a pretty noticeable “step” in my eyebrow. I’m afraid to cut anymore, so I haven’t fixed it yet!

  21. Gracie says:

    Sometimes when I don’t wear makeup, which has been a lot lately, I don’t wash my face or put on lotion cuz I’m too darn lazy. Also I can never keep my nail polish from chipping, and I never feel like fixing them so I leave em be.

  22. Tania says:

    Latest beauty violation: I squeeze and generally harass my breakouts. Gross I know but I can’t help it. I’ve totally only shaved one leg bit but it was at night. I waited till the next morning to shave the other leg, it drove me nuts being “lop sided”.

    For the hairy pit ordeal, I’m using that new Dove deoderant that’s supposed to help with that situation. The deoderant is nice and creamy and makes the underarms nice and smooth. There’s one drawback: it smells a bit chemical but not strong enough for me to send it to trash city. Will find out if it works on the less hair bit.

  23. heyhey says:

    I’ve gotten lazy forgetting to use my color-depositing conditioner, so my lovely dark chocolate highlights suddenly were red stripes (red beer!). On dark black/brown hair. Subtle this is not! It’s been so long since I’ve had colored hair, I’m off my maintenance-game.

  24. Deserey says:

    A couple weeks ago I went back home to visit my family & planned on going to the local mall, hoping to run into some people from high school. I wore this adorable red jumpsuit (the kind with shorts) and before I left I realized my legs although smooth were pale as ever. So I threw on some of my moms gradual tanner & headed out thinking it would show up beautiful by the time i got there. People were definitely checking me out a lot, thankfully no one I knew because when I got home I realized I had HIDEOUS streaks ALL over my legs!!! I was mortified to say the least!

    I too have also put pink blush on in a rush before going out dancing with a group of my friends. Only to have my male straight friend tell me while shaking his head that my blush was wrong, & that “You have to BLLLLENNND Deserey, blending is key.” Lol, I do wonder about him sometimes, this is L.A., & he is a dance choreographer! Still embarrassing tho.

  25. Emi says:

    Forgive me father for I have sinned:

    – i regularly sleep with makeup on after a long night (thankfully I bought some l’oreal skin genesis wipes and i loooove them)
    – i only just did my nails today after a week of chipping
    – i’m not so good with blending bronzer. that’s why i usually go without.

    okay, so a few hail mary’s and i should be good!

  26. Beth says:

    Sometimes I look down on the backs of my heels in flip flops and sandals and then remember I haven’t brought out the “cheese grater” in a while! GROSS!
    Here’s a tip, though, that helps in a pinch! When you get out of the shower, put Vaseline on your feet, concentrating on your heels and toenail cuticles and beds (especially if they are dry and white) and then put on socks. Wear these while you get ready, at least an hour, until you walk out the door. Take them off right before and your feet look great and moisturized, not dry and crusty! And they are not too greasy to put on shoes, enough of the Vaseline has rubbed off on the socks or soaked into your feet, so your shoes won’t slip!

  27. Amy says:

    hehehe. It’s funny you mention the shaving one leg because I’ve been forgetful when it comes to the pits. lol. I guess that’s better than forgetting to put deoderant on both underarms! :p

  28. Kristen says:

    Despite my beauty obsession, I am the QUEEN of neglecting my nails. I love nailpolish, and I always wear it (to some degree). But when it starts chipping off, I am chronically guilty of letting it go and not repainting. I will wear a paint job down until the very last bits are clinging to my nails. It looks horrendous, but I always seem to run out of time to give myself an at-home mani. It takes so long for polish to dry! I’m impatient!
    I tend to favor bright pinks, so when it chips, it really shows. Right now I have alien-like blobs of leftover polish on my nails. It’s embarrassing.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Instant Hair Update: Bangs =-.

  29. Brianna says:

    My french manicure is chipped.. BAD and I really really need to shave my armpits but I have been way to lazy arg..

  30. redhead says:

    Up until two months ago when my aunt came and showed me how to properly pencil my brows, I mashed on the dark brown pencil like there was no tomorrow! I looked SO overdone, and my brows were way to dark for my skin and hair coloring (think Kyra Phillips from CNN).

  31. giselle says:

    LOL @ alison! I’ve been guilty too of the “step” in my eyebrow. oh man i’m the queen of beauty violations!!

    -my nails peel a lot…and i can’t stop peeling them myself even more! eek. i haven’t found anything that fixes them so i just slap on a pretty nail polish…and yeah i let that chip too. :X
    -i pick at my lips..i’m picking as i write this! i have little cuts all over!
    -i wait as long as possible to wash my hair.
    -i shave my legs like once every week and a half..but i barely ever show them!
    -my brows are so long, they’re about to grab the scissors and trim them themselves!

    Wow i sound like such a slob! haha. I’m not that gross I swear!

  32. britt says:

    the other day, i waxed my upper lip and and the strip was too hot when i did the left side. So I ended up with a red and scabbed left upper lip for two days while it healed.

  33. Catherine says:

    Aww, LOL. I’ve totally done that before too Karen!

    – I pop my zits. I figure… I’m left with a mark for about the same amount of time as if I don’t, and it seems NOTHING works for getting rid of my acne so eh. But with clean fingers & skin only!

    – In the same vein, I squeeze out blackheads. They’re so irritating! But… usually this causes my nose to get all red and then peel. Probably not a good thing…

    – I get lazy with my brows too! They’re sparse so it’s really hard to reshape once I mess up keeping them in shape. I’m taking advantage of this week’s vacation & backpacking trip with SO & his family to just let them grow out so I can get them done once I get back. I even left my tweezers at home!

    – I pick at my lips too. ;_; It makes wearing lipstick really hard sometimes.

    – I am REALLY lazy about shaving my pits and legs. I will go for weeks wearing long leggings and shirts with sleeves just to avoid doing it.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… FOTD – Fresh Purple and Pink (3 days in a row!) =-.

  34. Joyce says:

    I hate shaving…so I’ve never shaved my legs. I wax, and only on special occasions (a wedding, etc.), or if I know I’ll be wearing shorts and ppl will be close enough to see hair. My leg hair’s thin and sparse so if people are far enough I’d like to think they don’t notice….

  35. Anna says:

    Oh, my chipped nail polish. I was supposed to remove the old polish some two weeks ago. Just lacking time and motivation — my kids are driving me insane *breathe*.

  36. malvidia says:

    my feet need a date with a foot file, and tons of cream, my heels are embarassing. my hair is horribly dry due to the heat and i should have booked a waxing 2 weeks ago… i feel a bit of a monster and since i’m tired and not getting enough (beauty) sleep i’ve got puffy eyes and circles!!! blaaaah πŸ™

  37. TaLaisa says:

    I am a beauty fugitive. I’m breaking rules all the time. Bad,scary, ugly rules. Unruly brows, unshaven legs, chipped nail polish, leaving the house without make up at all, rough heels and on and on.

    Other days I do terrific and I feel better, but I don’t always have the time or desire to do any of it.
    .-= TaLaisa’s last blog post… Happy Valentines =-.

  38. Cindyrella says:

    Probably at least twice a week I go to sleep with my makeup on, too tired and lazy to take it off. My toe polish is super chipped right now too. So that’s 2 violations for me.

  39. Jay says:

    I let my eye brows grow out all crazy and unruly. They gotten so wild that even my fiance noticed. I finally went to get them threaded last week.

    I took my the polish off my toes weeks ago and was swearing to myself that I’ll put some new polish on. I been walking around in sandals and flip flop with naked toes for weeks now!

  40. Faye says:

    This is a fun thread! It’s heartening to hear I’m not the only one with secret bad beauty behavior. Generally I’m pretty put together, but this summer I’ve been mega-busy at work and have made pedicures last longer than usual because I’m too busy to fit in an appointment (and too lazy to do it myself). And I am the queen of “don’t wear sandals if you can’t maintain your feet!” However, in my defense, I did at least use the Ped-Egg between appointments so I wasn’t super gross.

  41. Louise Gray says:

    Hello Beauties,
    Since we are all confessing. . . . I did not wear any lipliner. I dont’ have as many as I should with all of the lippies that I own. Today as I glanced in the mirror and saw the Porto Rotondo lippie and Jupiter glossimer bleeding into the area all around my lip. I looked like a little kid who had found her way into the strawberry preserves and smeared them all over her lips. So what product do I need to correct that? Is there such a thing in the beauty world. Well, I sure that I looked silly. Louise

  42. gina says:

    reading all these comments made me laugh and cheered me up

    my nail polish is really chipped right now and my eyebrows are a bit on the bushy side!

    i never ever wash my face at night b4 i go to sleep,i know its horrible but i really dont wear much makeup so i figure its ok…. (i know its not really though!)
    .-= gina’s last blog post… A Sexy Mystery =-.

  43. Roxi says:

    Wow, so I’m not THAT bad after all haha.

    -I used to be very.veryyy lazy about my brows. Mind you, I have a perfect arch and thwey are very high, so it’s only a matter of time to pluck them. I was just very lazy so I used hair removal cream. MISTAKE. the skin under my brows was red, it burned and besides, no control whatsoever with the cream, I looked like I had no eyebrows!

    -I have really short hair so sometimes I don’t even bother with styling, I only place my bangs and put on a hat. so no one sees my ugly bed head hair XD

    -I run around in bare feet a lot, so my feet get kind of hard and gross after a while,even if i wash them. So my solution? No sandals until I muster enough energy to take care of them hahaha.

    I’m horrible XD

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