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Beauty Tips and Tricks: Mistakes That You Don't Want to Make

Updated on May 8, 2016

Ten Beauty Blunders to put you in the Spotlight.

Everyone has done it at one time or another. Unintentionally committed one of the ten deadly beauty sins and then found themselves out on public display and extremely embarrassed.

Suddenly we find that our carefully planned appearance is just not quite meeting the expectations set out by our friends or co-workers. The staunch snub of judgmental scrutiny hangs over our head like an oil soaked t-shirt hung out on the clothesline for all the world to view.

There are times when being beautiful isn't as easy as it should be. The preening and primping goes perfectly as planned but for one reason or another the look is disastrously wrong.

It can be embarrassing when things go wrong.

Many of us ladies have had a day where our pantyhose somehow managed to catch a tiny tear which later developed into an out and out right massive gaping hole.

Perhaps your make-up didn't come out quite right and your mascara somehow left a jagged streak of black running down one cheek.

Everyone has had days where that certain tangled mass of material called hair refuses to be controlled and this mishap in appearance has co-workers passing furtive little glances over in our direction. It happens.

Whatever the circumstances almost everyone has been there and done that at one point or another. Then we silently slink back to the house in shame promising never to make that error again.

There are days when things just naturally seem to go wrong.


The #1 beauty blunder a girl makes and it could leave you cringing in a corner.

Hope you are relaxed because this next section of this article could get ugly. Don't overdo it on the war paint. Make-up is meant to enhance your looks and not to make them completely disappear.

Mimi of The Drew Cary Show is the ultimate example of appearance gone wrong. She is of course a lady who may even be listed as the number one offender for committing one of the ten deadly beauty sins.The message she sends out is loud and clear, don't overdo it when selecting colors in your clothing or make up.

You want people to notice you but not to have to wear sunglasses to keep the glare from blinding them. So the first deadly sin award goes to Mimi for overdoing it on the blue fluorescent eyeshadow when selecting her personal choice of makeup colors.

Makeup is there to enhance your good qualities and not to prepare you to go forth into battle. Life is rough sometimes but unlike Mimi most people don't have to hide behind that much war paint in order to survive it.

#2 Worst beauty mistake that a woman can make.

The second worst beauty sin involves body hair. Now a nice moustache on a man is great but a moustache on a woman is a definite no go.

This is just not an attractive look for women. You can't hide your moustache by lightening the color and it is something that just can't be ignored so please get rid of that thing. Wax it, electrocute it, or shave it.

Other areas of feminine hair that are not well received are exceptionally hairy legs and bikini areas that in swimwear tend to look like shaggy puppy.

If you are wearing full pants then everything is fine but in the summertime it is nice to try to keep those hairy areas out of sight and out of mind.

In cased you have not guessed yet this little item is a shaver.

Panasonic ES2216PC Close Curves Women’s Electric Shaver, 4-Blade Cordless Electric Razor with Bikini Attachment and Pop-Up Trimmer, Wet or Dry Shaver Operation
Panasonic ES2216PC Close Curves Women’s Electric Shaver, 4-Blade Cordless Electric Razor with Bikini Attachment and Pop-Up Trimmer, Wet or Dry Shaver Operation

Don't leave it to chance that you will be hiding indoors all summer. Give those legs and underarms the royal treatment with a razor designed especially for you.

Better take a peek at the upper lip because we girls have a tendency to develop a few extra whiskers in that area as we get older. Yes, women can shave. The old wives tale that they shouldn't was most likely created by old wives who wouldn't.


#3 Worst beauty enhancer mistake.

The third largest beauty error would have to involve body piercing and tattoos.

Now these are both in and of themselves fantastic and very erotic beauty enhancers when applied in a tasteful manner. Unfortunately they can also be down and out right ugly when over used or inappropriately used.

Just as with any accessory when using body art to enhance your beauty keep things to a minimum. It is yourself that you should draw attention to and not your accessories. Use tattoos provocatively to enhance rather than to clutter or take away from your natural beauty.

Dirty dusty man
Dirty dusty man | Source

#4 Worst Beauty Blunder. Under estimating your appeal.

Fourth on the list of ultimate beauty sins is untidiness. Yuck. There is just nothing worse than someone who is dirty or disheveled.

It doesn't matter how pretty you are if you are not clean. Cleanliness is a must. Gosh, go have a shower and get rid of that nasty aroma that is emanating out from you.

Wrinkled and stained clothing is a big no no when it comes to making a good impression. Unless you are doing heavy work there is no need to be out and about wearing clothes that look like they have been lying in the dryer for the past week.Wash your clothes, iron them if needed, and look like you are actually concerned with how other people may view your appearance.

Cute is nice but there are some things that can't be overlooked.

Skunks are cute but they can be very smelly stinky.
Skunks are cute but they can be very smelly stinky. | Source

The #5th beauty tip involves fashion mistakes that you don't want to make.

So here we are at number five and clothes that do not fit properly. Now you may have been led to believe that tight is sexy but too tight just does not work.

That spare tire pops out the top of your pants if you try to squeeze into a garment that is just way too small for your build. Every little blob of cellulite conveniently shines through and it is not in the least way attractive.

Too tight is definitely not an attractive sight but if you go too far in the opposite direction with too loose of a choice in clothing then things get just as bad. Looking frumpy is not a good look either. Wear clothes that are an appropriate size and style please.

Oh that delightful aroma of fish.

#6 Worst Beauty Mistake. Knocking folks off their feet.

Number six in the area of real beauty killers is fragrance overload. Monitor the amount of perfume, deodorant, or other odor enhancer that you dose upon yourself.

Fragrance is a wonderful weapon for attracting members of the opposite sex but when the gorgeous blond guy next to you collapses in an asthmatic attack you might want to consider how strong you actually want your body language to be.

Tone your fragrance selection down to an appropriate level. Even scented hand creams and underarm deodorants can have overpowering scents, so it is important to consider every scented personal care item you use.

#7 Worst Beauty Mistake. There is more to being beautiful than first meets the eye.

Don't pick it and don't scratch it while you are out in a public place. No matter how much it bugs you just don't touch that thing in the public eye.

Number seven is one of those beauty blunders that occurs all too frequently. Your appearance may look delightful but then suddenly something goes horribly wrong.

You develop an itch or a scrunch where one should not be and you reach out to remedy the situation but get caught in the act. Oh that is just so gross.

Oooh la la how we women do love our shoes.

Beauty tip #8 is to wear shoes that you can walk in. Staying on your feet is important.

Now for the eighth biggest beauty tip shoes must be mentioned. These are the ultimate female fetish but so very many women completely abuse and misuse this fashion.

Footwear can greatly enhance appearance so make sure that your shoes are correct for your stance and attire. If you can't walk in them then please don't wear them. You will just look silly rather than sexy if you cannot carry the look off.

If you can appropriately wear a 3 or 4 inch heel then do it. High heels can be very sexy but if are teetering or wobbling in them then wear a more comfortable shoe instead.

Beauty begins on the inside then it beams out from there.

A smile shines from the inside out.
A smile shines from the inside out. | Source

#9 all time worst beauty blunder. No biting, scratching, or snarling.

Smile and be happy. The ninth deadly killer of good looks is nastiness.

Nasty people are down and out right ugly. Like happy shines from within a person so does nastiness radiate outwards.

Cheer up and be nice. A smile is so much prettier than a sneer and kindness will go quite a ways toward garnering you admirers and friends.

#10 Worst Beauty Mistake

The tenth largest beauty error that one can make is to believe that beauty can be purchased. Sure money can buy a lot of styling and gadgets to help things out but it is not and will never be a cure-all for what ails you.

Beauty is an illusion that develops and blooms within your own personality. To be beautiful one must be content and confident.

In the emotions that flow from a person there is a radiance unmatched by any cosmetic.You have heard it said that beauty come from within a person. Believe it. Whether the emotion that radiates out is happiness, curiosity, mischief, or sadness. This is the life force that shines out from deep within you and it is what causes people to stop and be fascinated by you.

The best beauty advice that I can give to you is to be content with who you are. Head off to the salon and take advantage of the beauty treatments and enhancements that make you feel better about yourself but be content within yourself first and foremost.

It is in a person's vitality and confidence that their true life force and true beauty exists. If you truly want to fascinate someone. Shine from the inside.

What was your most embarrassing fashion blunder?

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      Cynthia B Turner 11 months ago from Georgia

      Here's a beauty/fashion tip: If you are considering purchasing and wearing vintage clothes, be sure they won't disintegrate. That happened when I was wearing a pair of gorgeous cork wedge sandals. I guess the cork doesn't last forever because the shoes started disintegrating as I walked and pieces of cork were left behind like bread crumbs. Not cute, but it was funny. I suppose this comment could fit your article about vintage clothes, as well. LOL. Take care.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I was always pretty conservative in my fashions, both in makeup and clothing. But I remember my 8th grade daughter's photo in which she put blue eye shadow on her lids AND under her eyes. She did this after she left the house for school, so when I got the photos I was shocked to see her image looking back at me, looking like a raccoon with blue fur. She was also embarrassed, agreed that it looked awful and never did that again. So maybe it was a good thing after all. (smile)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      I am always shocked to see pretty girls with too many holes in their noses just because somebody said piercing is fashionable ... About me? Well, maybe I am too hairy, but I am a squirrel after all;)

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      As a man, I'm sort of exempt from following any fashion. I'll add that most trendy attempts to be in fashion produce the opposite result - they make a person look like a cartoon. So save money and be yourself.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @junecampbell: Oh I can so see how that happens. Lately I seem to be a pajama kind of girl. Fashion has sort of run out of the door with my working from home.

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      June Campbell 3 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Sorry, but the word "fashion" and me are never mentioned in the same sentence. LOL

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      JoleneBelmain 3 years ago

      I would have to say that my most embarrassing fashion blunder is the clothes that I wear. Some days I wear things that just don't fit me right, and other days I dive into the "I really don't give a hoot" category and will just wear pj's downtown.My make-up has always been pretty tactful, and I only have my ears pierced (once), ahhhhh but yes, I have been known to pick at things that are bugging me on my face or body.