Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beauty Confession: My Bad Beauty Habit

Being a makeup artist, I pride myself on helping other women look and feel their very best whether it be giving flawless skin or beauty tips. But even this makeup junkie has a few bad beauty habits with this particular one being the worst. I would never tell other women to do this! 


Yikes! These are the state of my nails at the moment. I don't know what it is about nail polish remover (maybe the rancid smell), but I am lazy when it comes to removing my polish. As soon as I see a chip, I start picking and peeling at it until the point of no return. It's a bad habit and I'm addicted to it. I'll sit on my couch watching a show peeling my polish, not realizing the mess of chipped polish around me until my nails are all bare. In the end, my nails look horribly damaged. I'm not sure how much damage I'm actually doing to my nails but they don't look pretty. And as a makeup artist, my hands are always in my client's face so this is just embarrassing!


This is the wicked colour that was on my nails when they were all pretty looking. Meet Cheeky Monkey's Raunchy Bitch ($15 CAD). It's an awesome dark metallic blue with purple undertones. It lasted on me for about 3 or 4 days max but the shade collection is unique and the names are hilarious! It's also a Canadian company! I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Andrea Pahn, at Stephanie Daga's The Beauty Board event back in November. If you have ever met her then you'll know her line reflects her humour to the 'T'! If you don't have a sense of humour or are more on the conservative side, then this line probably won't appeal to you especially with names like "Hot Slut" or "Party Whore". Otherwise, check out this line - cosmetics are supposed to be fun so just go with it!

What are your bad beauty habits?

11 comments:

Michelle (LipstickRules) said...

EEEEK - I do this too. Ssssh don't tell anyone!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Michelle - Glad I can count on my beauty sistas to make me feel better!

Claire said...

Oh my I totally do this in fact the lovely lilac nail polish I did two days ago looks a mess and I can't stop ;)

dani@callitbeauty said...

ahh, my nails are in a similar state at the moment! you're not alone :)

Ella Pretty Blog said...

I've never chipped off polish because I'd hate picking at my nails (it sets my teeth on edge LOL!)....my bad beauty habit is forgetting to put lipgloss/lipstick on. It is always the last step before I leave the house (because I hate getting lipstick on my water bottle or tea cup)...but I often end up forgetting and spending the whole day out with just lip balm!

LovelyMissMakeup said...

I am the exact same way! except worse :( I pick my nail polish off and ii bite my nails! so bad. Its the worst to have all these little polish pieces all over the place after i pick! eeeek

Make-up Junkie said...

@Claire - I know once you start you just can't stop!! I hate to mess up a pretty polish but can't stand chips even more!

Make-up Junkie said...

@Dani - yay another nail polish peeler! We should create an AAA group but for polish peelers lol

Make-up Junkie said...

@Ella - forgetting to wear a lip colour isn't such a bad beauty habit! At least you wear a lip balm to keep your lips looking good ;)

Make-up Junkie said...

@LovelyMissMakeup - LOL peeling and biting - yikes! that is a bad combo lol. I bite my nails too when I'm nervous but try to wear polish - usually helps if I haven't peeled it off already! lol

Makeup Your Mind said...

I hate using nail polish remover ! So I try to find other ways of removing including just picking it off.I hate when I do use polish remover and come home to the after smell still lingering ! YUCK