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Friday, May 01, 2015

Irrational Beauty Fears

Irrational Beauty Fears

There are certain products and beauty services I will never be fully comfortable with - y'know the procedures that perhaps are some what essential to your general upkeep (I say that like we are cars and not people) and yet require a mini-pep talk before undertaking?

I have three main "beauty struggles": one which I am sure most people will agree with, one that a small selection will understand as they may have had a similar experience, and another which may come across slightly odd. I'm an over sharer what can I say?

1, Eyelash Curlers - First of all I do not know why I torture myself by even looking at what can only best be described as a torture device for the eye area. I have the straightest eyelashes known to man - they do not curl full stop, not even a eyelash perm would encourage my lashes to as much as bend. Logical reasons for not reaching for eyelash curlers aside, we've all seen the images on the internet in which the users eyelashes have been ripped clean off. Ouch! I've been told that on the most part, those who do experience such pain have curled their lashes after mascara - rather than before but it is still a beauty activity and pain for that matter, I happy to forgo.

2, Visiting the Hairdresser - I've had numerous hair disasters over the years; some self inflicted, others I paid for the pleasure. When I was 16 I paid over £100 for my waist length hair to be turned bright orange - great if that is what your initial aim happened to be, not so much when honey blonde tresses is what you had in mind. To this day, I have a fear that the hairdresser will leave the hair bleach on too long and my hair will fall out. Tell me I'm not alone in this? One bad profession hair experience and instantly distrust anyone within the profession. To any hairdresser I visit in the future, I apologise for my one hundred and one questions. 

3, Massages - I want to enjoy them but I don't! Give me a facial any day and I'll float into a cloud of bliss but a stranger rubbing me down with oil and placing hot stones on my body? No thank you. I have tried several massage techniques from Swedish to Hot Stone, and all that is in-between - all that happens is that I seize up and end up getting hurt due to being so tense. As I am not a Masochist I think this is one I will sit out for the time being.

Hopefully you can either laugh or relate with my above musings?
Perhaps you have your own beauty fear that you'd like to share?
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31 comments:

  1. I find putting any makeup on my waterline quite a task, it's such a sensitive area and I feel like I'm going to hurt myself!
    Emily xx
    http://belleandemily.blogspot.com.au

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  2. I've always had an irrational fear of putting things anywhere near my eyes - mainly because when I was little, a teacher told me that touching my eyes would make me blind! Thankfully have gotten over that now but things like contact lenses freak me out - I mean I can't even watch someone putting it in! Crazy right!

    Asmaa :)

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  3. You should try electrical lash curlers (: As a makeup artist I hate the lash curling part because I should have at least 4 different curlers for different eye shapes etc. So I got myself an electrical curler and my life got so much easier. No pain for me, no pain for my client and the result is even more defined but yet natural than with a classic curler.

    xo, Liina
    Miss Liina

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  4. So with you on the Massage thing! I come out more tense than I arrive. Still don't understand how people can enjoy being rubbed by a stranger *Shudders*

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  5. This is so right! My main beauty fear is definately the hairdressers! I'm trying to grow my hair and I'm scared in case they cut too much off! & hair dying is just another fear! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I used to hate visiting the hairdressers too. My irrational fear is overplucking or underplucking my eyebrows. Strange but true.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  7. I have a bit of a fear of going to the hairdressers too. It's a bit of a risk every time. You never know exactly how it's going to go!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  8. Eyelash curlers scared me for the longest time! I've gotten used to them now, but I still have to take it very slow to make myself comfortable. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  9. oh goodness, I also hate eyelash curlers and I definitely hate going to the hairdressers! it makes me so uncomfortable and usually they do something other than what you've specifically asked for in the first place!

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  10. I need new eyelash curlers I always get some cheap ones but then they break bleh

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  11. Eyelash curlers are still quite scary for me, I'm always afraid that I'm going to press to hard and my lashes are going to fall off haha :)

    itsnatt.blogspot.com

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  12. I know exactly what you mean about massages - they seem a good idea til' a strangers hands are touching you...makes me shudder.

    Chloe // Candidly Chloe

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  13. I love massages, but I hate when they start rubbing your legs or tummy. Just stick to my back please!

    Emily x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  14. You should really find the curlers that fit your eyes! Sometimes that can be what it takes... they should never be painful :(

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  15. I love massages but if I don't prep my muscles beforehand I'm so tense! Loads of steam and sauna helps my muscles relax so it's okay - kind of!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  16. I feel the same about massages! I never get comfortable enough to enjoy it!

    xx
    Ana Leote | Meet Me @ 2 am

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  17. I definitely always feels like I'm going to rip my lashes off when I use a curler! I'll admit, I can't live without massages though - I'm actually scared of facials (I feel like people's dirty hands are all up in my face) haha just as irrational! :)

    xx, Mel
    http://melinspired.com

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  18. Haha I agree with the massage point! I adore facials and feel so calm, but with massages..I just feel so awkward. I have to admit: I am one of those ones who curl after mascara. Not always, but if I want a dramatic curl..I do it after mascara. I'm just super careful with it. I very slowly tug it away and if any lashes seem to be stuck and gently take them off. I hope they never rip off, fingers crossed.
    Holly x http://thechroniclesofholly.com/

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  19. I'm with you on the hairdresser thing - I'm so precious about my hair and I think it creeps hairdressers out cos I'm watching their every move!
    My main phobia tho is painting my nails. I know that sounds mental coming from someone who writes a nail blog, but I'm not talking about the nails on my hands...........!

    Amy | Hair • Nails • Etc

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  20. I'm terrified of waxing although I haven't yet tried it! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  21. Eyelash perm! Haha, trying to imagine what that would look like lol!
    *googles it*
    OH MY GOD it's a real thing?!

    http://imbloggingforsanity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love massages so much! But different people, different ways :D Great post <3

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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  23. Totally agree about eyelash curlers. They look like a total torture device! I remember using them back at boarding school in year 7 and one of my teachers saw and I remembered them using that exact phrase. It was probably a freebie pair out of a magazine so I'm really glad I stopped using them haha!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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  24. I am totally with you on the eyelash curlers! I basically have to give myself a mental pep talk before I use them. They still creep me out!

    Betta
    www.blushingbetta.com

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  25. Oh God, I can so relate with the eyelashes. Mine grow straight out, smear all over my bloody glasses, and refuse point blank to curl. But eyelash curlers are pure torture devices so sod it, straight lashes it is! xx

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  26. I've never had a massage but I'm with you when it comes to the hairdressers - as well as that, I don't like having to look at myself in the mirror for ages xx

    Sabrina Jaine

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  27. I must admit, I’m hesitant to visit a hairdressers after they burnt my hair off! Worst experience.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  28. I'm with you on the eyelash curlers definitely but as for massages I'm the opposite. I don't enjoy facials as I'm not a fan of what feels like someone pawing at my face. But oh a massage... I often swing past Westfield on my way home from work just to visit the Massage Angels for a quick 10 min shoulder rub.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  29. I am all about a nice massage! But eyelash curlers totally, totally freak me out. I refuse to use them. I once got my eye caught when someone was curling my lashes and just the thought makes me shudder! ew!
    robineylea.com

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