BeautyRiot"Beauty is pain," so they say. And sure, I've burned my stomach with a curling iron (what, you've never curled your hair in a sports bra?), and poked my eye with my mascara wand, but I never thought beauty could actually do real damage. Until that late summer night in high school ...
I was just getting out of the shower and going about my usual routine: remove excess makeup from face, clean ears with cotton swab, apply moisturizer. Only, I didn't actually make it to the moisturizer. As I removed my Q-Tip from my ear, I realized my swab had lost its cotton. Frantically looking around on the bathroom floor, I panicked at the thought of it still being lodged in my eardrum. And then I felt it. Every head turn I made, I felt the little cotton ball roll back and forth inside my ear. I figured I'd need ear surgery for sure.
It took a 50-year-old former nanny with a pair of tweezers an hour to finally remove the little sucker, and my ear was sore for days. Talk about a beauty moment gone wrong.
At least I'm not alone, wait until you hear these other frightening stories:
"I hate eyelash curlers. They freak me out, but I need them when I wear false lashes. So one day I was in mid-curl and just as I loosened the grip and removed the tool from my face, I realized my eyelashes were still connected to it ... and not just the false ones! I was wearing fake lashes for three weeks straight until the real ones grew back." --- Krysta N.
"My dermatologist gave me a prescription spot treatment for my acne, and to be fair, she warned me it was strong. But of course, I didn't really believe her and slathered it all along my jawline (instead of dabbing it on individual zits like she told me to). Next morning: red chemical burn all over my jaw. You could actually see the finger marks where I had applied it. Super painful and it lasted for about a week." --- Sarah C.
"Once I was rushing to get ready for a date and realized I hadn't shaved anything in -- well, just way too long. So as I'm racing to shave my entire body, I catch my fingernail in the blade and in less than 10 seconds, there's blood everywhere. I had to run to the bathroom to change my blood-filled Band-aids throughout the entire night. Very sexy." --- Rachel R.
Now, let's hear from you: What's your scariest/most painful beauty moment? Leave your answer below.
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