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What Are Your Disastrous Teenage Grooming Memories?

What Are Your Most Disastrous Teenage Grooming Memories?


Reminiscing with childhood friends recently, I was reminded of one of my early teenage grooming habits. When I was 13 or 14, I used to slick Vaseline on my unruly eyebrows in order to tame and "shape" them. Why would I do this, you ask? Well, I got the idea from my equally bushy-eyed best friend. Eventually, my mother grew tired of my shiny brows and sent me to a waxer, but my Vaseline habit made for some interesting yearbook pictures. It's funny to look back on teenage trial and error, and even the best groomed among us has gotten a bad tip or two. Share your funniest teenage beauty bloopers in the comments below—there's no need to be embarrassed, and it's totally cathartic.

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bluesapphire1 bluesapphire1 2 years
In high school, I had a brilliant idea of using egg whites as a face mask and left them on overnight without washing my face. The following morning, I woke up with brown spots on my cheeks and to this day are still visible. Never again!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 5 years
I put Sun-in on my dark hair & it turned it a reddish orange color. I should have left it on longer or used it a few more times!
MissSushi MissSushi 5 years
lol. these are funny. I never had any things i did reguraly, becuase i was always a tomboy type as far as makeup and grooming go. But one year, around 11, before i started plucking, I decided to try trimming my very long and thick eyebrows. I took a comb and scissors, combed it through, and cut UNDER the comb.. I ended up with almost no eyebrows, cut it right to the skin. My mother laughed at me for weeks. Though, when i did start plucking, I plucked too thin to make them match a scar in my left eyebrow, and I wish they were thicker now.
MissSushi MissSushi 5 years
lol. these are funny. I never had any things i did reguraly, becuase i was always a tomboy type as far as makeup and grooming go. But one year, around 11, before i started plucking, I decided to try trimming my very long and thick eyebrows. I took a comb and scissors, combed it through, and cut UNDER the comb.. I ended up with almost no eyebrows, cut it right to the skin. My mother laughed at me for weeks. Though, when i did start plucking, I plucked too thin to make them match a scar in my left eyebrow, and I wish they were thicker now.
KeLynns KeLynns 5 years
I wish I understood how bras and shirts were supposed to fit back then. I wore my bras way too small and my shirts way too big.Also, at my school you had to wear nylons with skirts - I would find the tannest nylons I could and wear those (even though I am actually SUPER pale). It was like my bottom half belonged to a totally different person.And I sweated a lot in high school, and I would have pit stains all the time. It was awful. I don't even know what antiperspirant I used in high school, but it was probably whatever was on sale or at the dollar store. In actuality I should have been using something super heavy duty!
KeLynns KeLynns 5 years
I wish I understood how bras and shirts were supposed to fit back then. I wore my bras way too small and my shirts way too big. Also, at my school you had to wear nylons with skirts - I would find the tannest nylons I could and wear those (even though I am actually SUPER pale). It was like my bottom half belonged to a totally different person. And I sweated a lot in high school, and I would have pit stains all the time. It was awful. I don't even know what antiperspirant I used in high school, but it was probably whatever was on sale or at the dollar store. In actuality I should have been using something super heavy duty!
inlove23 inlove23 5 years
Sun In left my hair with a random two-tone color, smearing my entire face with roll-on *bonnebell* glitter, using foam (shudder) self tanner, needless to say I become a streaky orange blob, and too much eyeliner on year (punk rock look). I am SO glad those days are long gone. lol
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Bleaching my already blonde hair to nearly white. Add a longish Billy Idol spiked 'do and several black streaks. Mix and rinse. Don't repeat. Ever.
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Bleaching my already blonde hair to nearly white. Add a longish Billy Idol spiked 'do and several black streaks. Mix and rinse. Don't repeat. Ever.
mmmarishka mmmarishka 5 years
My worst mistake is that once I got carried away while plucking my eyebrows and one of them turned out about half the length of the other. I have naturally well-shaped eyebrows and I like them very much so this was really bad.
Tabloid Tabloid 5 years
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Tabloid Tabloid 5 years
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Tabloid Tabloid 5 years
I saw my uncle shaving his moustache with those cream on his face and I find it so funny and cool that when the bathroom was free, I went in to do it too. Damned..
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 5 years
1) bronzer as all face powder. i'm naturally tan it's all the same2) i thought i had a unibrow so i took a razor to it. shaved off half of one eyebrow3) borrowed my mom's eyeshadow. powder blue and steel grey. all the way up to my one and a half eyebrows4) punk phase. black eyeliner. all over my lower lash line/inner rim and upper lashline smudged out as shadow. i went through one covergirl eyeliner every 2 weeks. no. joke.5) so dark it was almost black purple lipstick. love the look still' but on a 13 year old with no skill? fail.6) used toner i found in my mom's bathroom as remover. ouch, caused painful breakouts.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 5 years
1) bronzer as all face powder. i'm naturally tan it's all the same 2) i thought i had a unibrow so i took a razor to it. shaved off half of one eyebrow 3) borrowed my mom's eyeshadow. powder blue and steel grey. all the way up to my one and a half eyebrows 4) punk phase. black eyeliner. all over my lower lash line/inner rim and upper lashline smudged out as shadow. i went through one covergirl eyeliner every 2 weeks. no. joke. 5) so dark it was almost black purple lipstick. love the look still' but on a 13 year old with no skill? fail. 6) used toner i found in my mom's bathroom as remover. ouch, caused painful breakouts.
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 5 years
I wore silver glittery lipstick in 7th grade, I looked like Ke$ha!Also, my friend thought it would be a good idea to curl my hair with a bristled curling iron - we had to cut a huge chunk of my hair one inch from the root because it got stuck!
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 5 years
I wore silver glittery lipstick in 7th grade, I looked like Ke$ha! Also, my friend thought it would be a good idea to curl my hair with a bristled curling iron - we had to cut a huge chunk of my hair one inch from the root because it got stuck!
FrankiLee FrankiLee 5 years
I plucked my eyebrows WAYYY too thin. I am still having to pencil in certain areas that never grew back. Giant mistake!
HellBombBettie HellBombBettie 5 years
I had hair so big it would put Snookie to shame! I actually carried around a giant can of Aqua Net everywhere I went!
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 5 years
I had my eyebrows waxed too thin...I look back now and I think to myself, why did I do that to myself?? I thought that I looked good! Glad to know that I'm not the only one who has made mistakes like that!
genopatt genopatt 5 years
um, shiny blue eyeshadow is not a blue-eyed girls friend. thankfully, we parted ways after middle school.
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