What beauty products scare the bejesus out of you?

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Henna 'n' placenta obviously.

Eyelash curlers also give me the willies.

How about you?

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2000


As soon as I saw the forum title, the first thing that came to mind was "eyelash curlers!" I used to fear that I would use mine improperly and somehow cut my eyelashes off in the process. I was more at ease when I got a plastic one but then, I don't think that having curled eyelashes is that much of a beauty necessity.

With regards to your henna 'n' placenta conditioner: I once slathered on this expensive sunscreen someone gave me, then, as I was rubbing it into my legs, began to idly read the contents, the most outstanding of which was "human placental extract." I never used that sunscreen again.

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2000

Well, there's Bag Balm...which is some moisturizer for cow's udders. It comes in a cute little green metal tin with flowers on it--it's really kind of cute. A lot of beauty supply stores carry it and it's supposed to be a great moisturizer, but the whole idea of slathering my body with something made for cow's udders just sort of makes me go...ew.

I remember finding a tin of Bag Balm in an ex-boyfriend's attic one afternoon while we were raiding it for furniture. We brought it down and kept it on the coffee table as a conversation piece. Well, until it got really hot and the Bag Balm turned molten and boiled and knocked the lid off...at that point, we threw the tin away and wiped up the overflow.

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2000

i would have to say, definately eyelash curlers!

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2000

MOOM sugaring wax. It even came with a video. I do not lie. Wax bad. BAD.

They were proud to clarify that it was, in fact, edible. At least BEFORE you got little hairs in it. *squick*

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2000

oh, god, the other person in my house brought home a packet of that henna'n'placenta ick last night and i about pissed myself. that's sick and wrong. besides that, i think the whole epilady thing was an exercise in masochism...but a battery-operated version would make one hell of a self defense tool, i think...much better than mace...

-- Anonymous, June 22, 2000

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