by BR Kellie
What's the beauty equivalent of a blaring alarm you can't turn off? A beeping you can't find the source of? An itch you can't scrathch? Something that drives you mad but you can't do a single thing about. In other words... a beauty pet peeve.
The beauty crew put their heads together and within minutes came up with a fair few. Things that, in the grand scheme of things, aren't that big of a deal but drive us a little big mad. Things like these...
Disappearing Bobby Pins
Where. Do. They. Go? Seriously. You buy a pack thinking they'll last forever and within months you find yourself looking under sofa cushions or fishing around under your bed for enough to keep your bun in place. They're the little magicians of the beauty world, but instead of disappearing stray hairs, they disappear themselves!
That Little Last Bit of Product You Can't Get
Flawed packaging designs can be so irritating. Especially if a product costs a small fortune. You can see a goodly few days of usage just sitting at the bottom of a bottle, or in the corners, and no matter what you try - the scraping, the shaking, the lying upside down on an angle - you can't get to it. So. Frustrating.
Seeing People Apply Tester Lipsticks Straight On Their Lips
To be fair, I've not had to witness this lately thanks to the pandemic (who'd have thought we'd ever have anything to thank Covid for?!), but pre-pandemic the amount of times I witnessed people taking a tester lipstick and going straight in without sanitising it or swiping off the tip or anything was terrifying. How many germs are on that thing? Germs that aren't even yours! It's a hard no for me, and it takes everything I have in me not to grab a bullet out of a person's hand before the lipstick hits their lips.
The Hair You Feel But Can't Find
The hair is on your face. Or the back of your neck. You know it is. You can feel it. But no matter how much fossicking you do, how much swiping, you can't find it. The source of the hairy tickle settles for a second, then comes back. You take action to find it once again, and come up empty handed. So annoying.
Burning Down The House
Recently I spent a good half an hour trying to find the source of the most horrible burning smell. I searched up and down the house. I unplugged any and all electrical products I'd used that day. Then I saw it; the glowing, blue light that told me my straighteners were still on. Despite me being sure I had turned them off. Honestly, the fault lies with me in that I should've turned them off at the wall, but would it kill a manufacturer to add in an automatic switch that turns hot tools off once they've been on for ten minutes? Maybe even fifteen? I'd gladly pay a few extra dollars for that innovation over paying for the time and money of dealing with a house fire.
The Ever-Present Hair Around The Hair Tie
It's not the biggest deal, but that ball of hair that gets stuck around your hair tie, starting out small and quickly growing to the size of a rat is gross. Even if it's your own hair. It doesn't look cute. What's worse? The moment when you go to snip the ball of hair away with nail scissors and you accidentally cut the hair tie itself and then you're out of hair ties, because much like bobby pins, hair ties have a way of falling into beauty black holes.
Again, all of the above aren't the worst thing in the world to experience, but they're little irritations we could do without. Which makes us wonder...
What are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Or are you pretty easy going and don't mind not being able to find a bobby pin or get to the last few drops of product? Get chatting below!