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British Slang For Beauty Products

What's This Beauty Term Called in the UK?

'Ello guvnah. As you know, our Brit buddies across the pond speak a different kind of English. FabSugar UK says jumper instead of sweater, for instance. But WWBSUKS? (What would BellaSugar UK say?) Take this quiz to find out what you know, and be sure to share your own regional lingo, too.

What's This Beauty Term Called in the UK?

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vanityx0kills vanityx0kills 5 years
3/5, not so familiar with the British slang.
Smashboxchick Smashboxchick 5 years
Fringe was easy, heard Brits say it millions of times in magazines, and tv. Other than that, I sucked with the other questions.
Allytta Allytta 5 years
advah, come on, go in to the salon and tell them to give you a nice bang, they will say 'say that again'. fringe is the only word here in the UK. also cotton buds is the only way to go :) bobby pins - no one will understand you if you ask for such thing in superdrug or boots.
cherrypop cherrypop 5 years
4/5. I didn't know bobby pins were called kirby grips, but the rest I've heard of because I'm from Singapore and it used to be a British colony so even our language is modeled after UK.
jessie3000 jessie3000 5 years
I use all those words, then again I was born and bred in London. But I can honestly say the only time I've ever heard an 'Evenin' Guvna' is when I watched Mary Poppins ;)
Rouge14 Rouge14 5 years
5/5 I lived for 2 years in the UK and got learn all of them :)
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
Well most of them I knew since my parents are from a former colony of BE. One I just guessed.
sparkleluvr sparkleluvr 5 years
Only one wrong, wahoo! :-)
sparkleluvr sparkleluvr 5 years
Only one wrong, wahoo! :-)
Blix Blix 5 years
good quiz.
Blix Blix 5 years
good quiz.
doogirl doogirl 5 years
5/5, good guessing!
doogirl doogirl 5 years
5/5, good guessing!
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
even though english isn't my first language, after growing up being exposed to hourse of BBC world-service and then living in the UK, plus Commonwealth countries, I knew them all without guessing. I always think of Q-Tip as the rapper and 'bangs' as something that's done to you
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 5 years
5/5. Most of them were common sense when thinking of a different name, and some I had heard of before.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 5 years
5/5 :)
neonbee neonbee 5 years
5/5. I went to a British school for some time. I agree with Advah! I think fringe was the most commonly used term for us then. Nail polish was nail polish.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
5/5
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
5/5
Advah Advah 5 years
5/5! Funny, I live in the UK and had heard of the British terms, but I don't know anyone who actually uses them.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
5/5... a couple of lucky guesses in there for me! I love language differences, I think it's so interesting. Here's a few dialectical differences around the United States: pail vs bucket, skillet vs frying pan, and hotcake vs pancake vs flapjack. Oh, and if you live any farther east than Colorado, you're probably pronouncing "Nevada" wrong ;)
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
5/5... a couple of lucky guesses in there for me!I love language differences, I think it's so interesting. Here's a few dialectical differences around the United States: pail vs bucket, skillet vs frying pan, and hotcake vs pancake vs flapjack. Oh, and if you live any farther east than Colorado, you're probably pronouncing "Nevada" wrong ;)
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