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ULTA Wants To Hear Your Beauty LOLs (Here’s Mine)

By on August 3, 2013

I could probably fill a separate blog with the beauty mistakes I’ve made over the years. My frugal nature has led me to many DIY beauty disasters. Like tweezing my formerly Brooke Shields-esque eyebrows to a Chola-style thinness because I couldn’t get them even. They’ve never truly recovered.

And I can’t be the only one traumatized by a Sun In incident as a teen. Trusting my BFF to evenly spray it on my hair resulted in a giant ORANGE patch. That was a fun fix. It actually led to that one year I was a blonde. Not a good look for me (though my mom would disagree).

Even better, being a blonde resulted in my 4-hair-colors-in-24-hours incident. I thought I could go from blonde back to brown using box dye in my natural shade. Wrong! Say hello to black, Witch Hazel hair. It gave new meaning to straw-like. Only one salon in town would see me the next day and they stripped my hair to bright purple (like Manic Panic purple) before bringing it back to my natural, reddish brown. Good times!

It’s tales like these that my friends at ULTA want to hear. While at BlogHer ’13 they had video booths available to share your Beauty LOLs, though you can submit them in writing as well.  The best one will win $2000.  I clearly didn’t understand the assignment when I recorded my video but I decided to share it with you anyway. No judgement!

So head on over to to share your best beauty blunder and you could end up $2000 richer. Or just read some of the hilariously horrific tales from fellow beauty fanatics and ULTA Beauty LOLs spokesperson, Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Side note: Wendi was at BlogHer, hosting the fashion show and I ended up in the same elevator with her. But being a total fangirl, I was too frozen to speak or say hello. UGH! I’m probably one of a handful of people that watched her in Lovespring International on Lifetime but, find out what you missed on Hulu HIGH-larious!

What are some of your Beauty LOLs? I shared with you, now it’s your turn. Don’t leave me hanging, peeps!

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  1. Mary Ann Warren says:

    I put on white cream because I had a blemish.I forgot that I had it on and went shopping

  2. Courtney says:

    I applied mascara to extend my eyelashes and brigthen my eyes, the problem was I got a phone call and forgot to apply mascara on the left eye too :) oops

  3. Susie says:

    I shave my eyebrows, to shape them, instead of plucking. I shaved right one off too short and had to pencil it in . Problem was i went swimming and forgot about the brow issue and off came the penciled brow. Uh really embarrassed..

  4. Marlly Sanchez says:

    My hair is a ugly Curl so I wanted a straight look
    And heard about the relxer. Bough one the Beauty store,
    Put it on. I lost track of time lift it longer then I was supposed to washed my hair and it was Bubblegum. Couldn’t do nothing to it. The solution was cutting my hair really really short. That look was not for me :,( ..

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Ouch, that’s awful. I stopped trying at home hair treatments a long time ago because I’m so scared of damaging it to the point of needing to chop it all off.

  5. Peggy Demeter says:

    we try our own versions of beauty sometimes we save sometimes we regret…mine was the girlfriends version of home perm made me look like I could have played Link on Mod Squad.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      I never tried a home perm but I did sleep in tiny curlers one night and woke up with a total Shirley Temple ‘do. Not good!

  6. Aly James says:

    I use to wear concealer…. I have freckles everywhere… I look back now and its SO embarrassing

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      I have freckles too and I used to try and hide them as well. I love how there are more famous faces embracing their freckles, like Maya Rudolph and model Marisa Miller.

  7. Kathleen says:

    Not a beauty oops as much as a fashion oops – once at Christmas, I was at a friend’s house and, as a joke, put on the reindeer antlers she’d bought for her dog. Then I had to walk down to the store to pick up some snacks – and completely forgot I was wearing the antlers till I got back to her house and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Big oops and really funny. (No wonder the clerk kept giving me odd looks!)

  8. Brittani says:

    When I first started wearing foundation I didn’t know how to match tones well. So I wore orange-ish foundation to school for a few years before I figured it out– and thought I looked good. Until people started calling me “Pumpkin” that is. A while later I went for a new foundation color and thought it was much much better. My new name became “Ghost.” Turns out it was way to pale. Luckily now I know what I’m doing, and have a foundation that matches… I hope ;)

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      I think many of us had that “pumpkin” foundation experience. Especially when shopping for drugstore foundation.

  9. Emily says:

    The first silly mistake I made while putting on makeup. So I was getting ready for a girls night out and while trying to multitask at the same time by talking and doing my makeup I forgot and I accidentally grab my brozen brush and brush it all over my face. Thinking to myself how come my face seem so dark and shiny. Then I realized I was a dummy for using the brozen brush. Lolz I had to re wash and redo my whole face routine again. But learn my lesson and focus don want a full brozen face Lolz

  10. Mary says:

    Well as a busy mother of 4 I always seem to be called to help with something during my getting ready time, so I was putting on my Makeup one of my children wanted another bow in her hair did all that long story short went to church with only one eye done very very obvious since I’m very pale and red headed I always look in the mirror before running out of door now;) wondered why people where looking at me funny!!