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New Feature Alert: BellaSugar's Beauty Bloopers

New Feature Alert: BellaSugar's Beauty Bloopers

Welcome to BellaSugar's new feature, Beauty Bloopers. A beauty blooper can be anything from a botched wax job to a haircut catastrophe to going out in the sun after using Retin-A. I've got a slew of my own, but I'd love for you to share yours with me and the rest of the world (don't worry, you'll remain anonymous).

Submitting your stories is a cinch. If you aren't already a TeamSugar member, all you have to do is join here and send me a private message. This is your chance for some real down-and-dirty girl talk—and who knows, sharing your beauty misfortunes might even save another gal from her own glam trauma!

To read my personal anecdote to get the ball rolling,


Anyone ever hear of Sun In? As a young college student without much money to spare, I thought this would be a great and inexpensive way to lighten my hair for summer! You spray the solution into your hair, sit outside and let the sun oxidize away. What I didnt realize is that brown hair turns orange before it becomes blonde... and that's exactly what happened to me. My virginal mousy brown hair was now an unpleasant shade of fire!

Needless to say, I had to get it professionally fixed and the ends of my hair started to fall out from all of the processing. Nice. Lesson learned: Next time, see a licensed hair stylist for any first-time dye jobs!

jwtucson jwtucson 10 years
What a great idea!Let's take it to the next level and also tell how we managed to correct the mishaps!Here's one from my list of mistakes...A long long time ago I went to a hair franchise to have my hair cut and colored.I had a chunk of hair cut above my forehead (those were my "bangs").Then my hair was turned into a bright orange that was supposed to be blonde.The "hairstylist" walked outside with me to try to convince me it was the indoor lighting that made my hair look orange!Here's how stupid I was I PAID her!Then I went to a real salon where they fixed me up and I've been going there for the past 14 yrs.Don't make my mistake ,if you are not happy with the results DO NOT PAY!It's o.k. they will not call the police!
Trixie441 Trixie441 10 years
I used a waxing product from an infomercial (u know, the one that said you could eat it because it was all natural!) on my leg and ended up getting such a bad allergic reaction, I couldn't walk properly for a few days!!!! LOL!
dixierain68 dixierain68 10 years
Confucius say "Dark brown dye on already brown hair make hair black."
Leopardcc Leopardcc 10 years
Oh I did the SunIn thing as a teenager too. I had dark blonde hair and ended up looking like Bozo the clown! Not good! :(
megafie megafie 10 years
I tried a trendy french pedicure where the tips of the nails are red. People keep telling me that it looked like my toes were bleeding!
beautyaddict beautyaddict 10 years
my friend used Sun In on her naturaly blonde hair which created an all over orange tint. the worst thing was she didn't notice!i have a nother hair story too. this year i decide to get long bangs from a local hairdresser and they turned out that one side was double the length of the other. also my unpreditable wavy hair all ways made the shorter side be wavy and the longer side straight!
mrandles mrandles 10 years
I absolutely loved Sun In when I was very young, probably 12 or 13 years old. I used it for a couple of summers. I think my mom bought it for herself and I was sneeking it before the pool. Fun memory!
RocketScience RocketScience 10 years
Bella dahling... I did the exact same thing, and my hair is dirty blonde. No more Sun In for me.
mlen mlen 10 years
i think my worst one involved a self waxing kit lol which i obviously didn't have quite the right technique with. i ended up with a lot of blue wax everywhere and it was very hard to get off! i will never try it again- i'd rather pay!
auddie auddie 10 years
rachelbojangls, I've totally done that too. Actually I think I did it more than once! Now I won't even touch my bangs if I think their too long, I always wait till I can get to the salon/
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 10 years
Yeah I tried to put Nair on my upper lip in high-school. It wasnt even needed. I had an allgergic reaction of little zit looking bumps all over my upper lip. Yikes!
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
I actually had good experiences with Sun-In. My biggest thing was when I decided I didn't want to have bangs anymore, so I cut my bangs off all the way up to the roots. Do you know how long that took to grow back and look decent again.
rgrl rgrl 10 years
OMG, I have about a million. At least half of them involve hair. But once, I read that if you cut the ends of your eyelashes they grow longer... well, figure out the rest.
lemuse20 lemuse20 10 years
Love this new feature!
CocoChic CocoChic 10 years
I love this idea, Bella! I'll try to think up an unpleasant beauty experience to share!
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