Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beauty Faux Pas...Guilty or Not Guilty??

All we ask is this...KEEP WATCHING!  We get around to our point, we promise!  We decided to have a little fun with this. We're all a little guilty at times of committing beauty faux pas'...right?!?

According to Beautylish, which is an amazing source for beauty tips, tutorials and reviews, here's the lowdown on Beauty Etiquette 101:

1. Makeup at the Table
Ever look at your reflection in a knife to apply lipstick after a meal?  Yikes!  This tacky move is a no-no.  If your primping requires a mirror, excuse yourself from the table with an old-fashioned "I'm going to powder my nose."  Lip balm or gloss are easy to apply in public -- no reflection needed! -- but never follow up with the rest of your face.  Bottom line: Food and touch-ups don't mix, so unless it's a quick swipe of lip moisturizer, excuse yourself to the restroom.

2. Friendly Advice
It may seem awkward to highlight the fact that someone you know has lipstick on her teeth, flyaway strands, or eye gunk in her inner corners, but the truth is these little mishaps are common and potentially embarrassing.  The right thing to do is discreetly let your fellow gal know so she can fix it immediately.  Bottom line: If you see something, say something.  Friends don't let friends walk around with beauty blunders.

3. Hair Bands on Your Wrist
Strapping your brightly colored hair tie around your wrist looks incredibly childish.  It may have been a wise move while you were playing soccer as a kid, but now you carry a tote just for these kinds of items.  Even worst?  When these very same bands are tangled with clumps of strands from your mane.  Gross!  Just as you clean your makeup tools, you should tidy up your hair accessories regularly.  Bottom line: Save the space on your arm for bangles and bracelets and pop the elastic into your purse or pocket where it belongs.  And for some reason you must wear a hair tie on your wrist, try Goody Doublewear Elastics, which are disguised as bracelets.

4. Nail Touch-Ups
Nail maintenance is messy no matter which way you slice it.  Unless you are in the privacy of your own home or at a salon, avoid clipping, picking, peeling, painting or filing your nails.  All of these actions result in some kind of residue (even filing leaves dust!).  Bottom line: Unless it's an emergency (ie: you just broke a nail), leave it for another time.

5. Phone Calls in the Salon
We've all been there; you're getting a blowout and a lady under the drier is loudly telling her bestie about her man troubles through her mobile.  Or perhaps you are getting a pedicure, and the woman next to you is sharing her boss's latest outburst to a coworker via her Blackberry.  Unfortunately, cell phones are not just a problem in movie theaters.  Spas and salons used to be relaxing places where you could gossip with your technician and fellow customers.  Now, you have a front-row seat to other people's personal phone calls. While we are all crunched for time and squeezing in a catch-up conversation seems smart, disturbing other ladies' beautifying time is not.  Bottom line: Don't be a Chatty Cathy.  Instead, politely end phone calls as quickly as possible of text quietly.

So what do you think?  Are you guys guilty of any of these beauty faux pas?  We were obviously dramatic in our skit, but we do (on a smaller scale) break some of these rules and that's OK with's part of who we are.

A HUGE thanks for watching this video, since it is a slight departure from what we are used to posting!  :-)


  1. Girl.. you have lipstick on your teeth. lol Loved the post. Great tips and I loved the video. :)

  2. LMAO! "I gottsta go!" this was all too funny, but i think the phone call in the salon is what gets me the most i hate it so much!!!!!

  3. This video made me giggle =) You girls are too cute.

  4. Wearing a hair tie around my wrist is my biggest faux pas! Most of the time I have been in the middle of getting ready and I completely forget about it by the time I go out! Then I have to awkwardly try to remove it without anyone noticing. Oops!

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  6. soooooo funny!

    New outfit post on my blog! I'm waiting for your comment!
    have a wonderful Monday!

  7. Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! This was hysterical but so true, I am posting this everywhere! I hate when I go get my pedicure (God knows it's not often enough) I want utter silence. I'm that person that you're not sure if she's passed out in the chair or not. I zone out and do not want to hear about anyone's baby, what they had to eat, drama etc!

  8. I TOTALLLYYY agree with you ladies on this one....lmao!!

    I HATE it when I see women filing and clipping their nails on the subway!!So gross!!

  9. @Mrs. WASP- so glad you thought this was funny! :-) We totally agree with you!!

    @Lisa - thanks for watching!

    @ Fabrizia- Thanks so much for watching and commenting!

    @ inmyhansonshirt- We always have one on our wrists!

  10. @ Anna Elizabeth- So glad you enjoyed!

    @ CottonCandyINK- Haha!! We obviously agree with you! :-)

    @ A Heel in Mint - We had so much fun making this video! So glad you liked it!

  11. i love this post!
    amazing tips .. some people
    really need it ..specially the one
    with checking your teeth on the knife haha

    great idea love!
    i am sure some followers will appreciate
    the tip!


  12. LMAO...Seriously you guys are too adorable!!! the worst for me is the calls in the salon. I mean I don't want to know anyone's business and if I'm paying to get anything done the last thing I want is someone ruining my ME time. :)

    <3 Marina

  13. i'm SO guilty of #3.....i should start having more arm parties i guess :)


  14. I'm happy to say that I'm not guilty of any of these! I wish more people would follow rule #2... i can't tell you how many times I've looked in a mirrro and noticed a big smudge of eyeliner on my cheek, only to think, "why didn't so-and-so tell me that was there??!?!"

  15. oh my gosh...I love this girls!!
    so quirky..and very informative!!



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