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Why some beauty DIY jobs are best left to the pros!


You’d have to be a slice short of a sandwich to attempt tricky DIY electrical or plumbing work without qualifications.

But a lot of idiots peeps do – these sort of clever clogs also lick steak knives and put metal things in toasters that are turned on.

So many jobs are best left to the professionals, especially things such as cooking, cleaning, and crafting ;).

I couldn't have said it better myself - well just a little bit better, maybe.

I couldn’t have said it better myself – well just a little bit better, maybe.

But also it’s probably wise to think twice about doing beauty-related jobs yourself.

Three things to avoid if you want to avert a DIY beauty disaster.


A Brazilian or back, sack and crack wax – sorry for the frightening mental image that might be floating around in your head right now!

But truly – you’re treading on dangerous turf hair, best to leave this job for the experts.


Using tweezers when you’re drunk – you could get carried away and end up looking like this:

DAMN those are some bad eyebrows! Image source

DAMN those are some bad eyebrows! Image source


As a fearless teenager, I must confess I had many a DIY hair disaster, and looking back at photos such as the ones below, I can now see why I wasn’t the town bike :(.

Behold, here is a pictorial of “The pink hair incident of 1995”.


Not content with a reasonably nice mousy blonde hair colour, I take matters in to my own hands

Not content with a reasonably nice mousy blonde hair colour, I take matters in to my own hands.


My friend, whose house we did the dye job at, graciously took these very unflattering pics of me!

I have to thank my friend (the photographer) for letting me do this at her house – and for all those nights I crashed at your place as a teenager, you’re a legend!


BOOM  - instant pink!

BOOM – instant pink! And notice how I’m rocking the bright red lippie, what a horn bag right?

What DIY job will you NOT attempt, no matter how much money or time it would save you?

Alright so give a dog a bone here peeps, please link up a post, something, ANYTHING, I’m not fussy!

I have to prove to Kirsty @ My Home Truths that I’m not the worst link-up host in the entire galaxy.


I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
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Next week’s prompt, finish this sentence: “I must confess I am the biggest…”


Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

28 thoughts on “Why some beauty DIY jobs are best left to the pros!

  1. Even if Fassbender called to tell me he was coming over in an hour, I would not attempt to wax myself. I’d conduct a ram raid on the salon instead πŸ˜‰

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  3. Hello lovely one! Thanks for hosting this week’s confessions! I almost spat coffee all over my screen when I saw eyebrow lady there – that’s just all kinds of horrid!!
    Love the pink hair – what a spunk rat you were!! Still so much better than the bad perms I used to get back in the 80’s – now they were a disaster!! πŸ˜‰

    • I also had a bad perm, just not a great photo of it, thankfully! Pink hair was bad but I think I thought it was actually kinda the shizz when I was young! Thanks for visit J – much appreciated. Em πŸ™‚

  4. AAAaaaghhh I’ve had a home hair disaster not that long ago – proof here: http://redlandcityliving.com/hair-disaster/. Not sure which DIY job I would refuse to attempt, but after watching The Block there is NO WAY I would want to go on that show!

    • Yes I’d be useless on that show for sure hun, but I’d give it a good shot! I remember that hair disaster – I no longer try to do my own, I’m sure it will go green if I do πŸ™‚ Thanks for visit and link x

  5. Hello… now there are lots of things I leave to the experts… home work for example should never be done at home. However, I am fairly pro the remove your own hair scenario… but that’s all I have to say on that topic!!

  6. I am with you on the hair one without a doubt!! Some things are soooo worth spending Money on!

  7. I dye my hair at home all the time because I’m classy like that. I don’t thing your pink hair looked all that bad. It doesn’t look alarmingly fleuro pink. I don’t attempt any home renovation DIY type stuff, not even painting because I suck at it. Meanwhile our home is going to rack and ruin because we can’t afford to pay for improvements. Sigh.

    • If I could dye my hair and KNOW it wasn’t going to go a yuk colour I’d give it a shot, but I just don’t have the guts to try. I also love any excuse to leave the house, eg for a hair cut or wax! I have once made a few IKEA things but that is as far as I’ll go. One day when I get over my 10 year I can’t be fugged attitude, I might try and do some DIY around here, like paint the white kitchen cupboards a darker colour so you can’t see how dirty they are all the time. Thanks for visit and comment Ness – YOU ROCK πŸ™‚

  8. Anything to do with the roof….my maiden name ain’t Murphy for nothin’

  9. I dye my own hair most of the time and so far have only had one disaster *touch wood*. Just don’t ask me about the time I thought it would be totally easy to cut my own fringe. I’m still growing out of *that* disaster.

    • Ha ha, now I would LOVE to get my hands on that bad fringe pic – I haven’t had a fringe in years, just don’t have the face for it! We’re getting poorer the more kids we have so I’m probably going to start trying to dye my hair myself in the near future, but I DON’T WANT TO – πŸ™‚ x (Ps thanks for support with this linky today, eg Twitter stuff, you’re a lege)

  10. far out you are one hilarious horn bag. is it wrong that I actually really like the pink do? I too was a victim of an overzealous (drunk) friend with tweezers. They have never grown back to what they once were. x

  11. A long time ago I had to spend a couple of hundred dollars getting my hair “repaired” after a home dying incident gone wrong. Tried to go platinum but turned out orange…yeah, that was a great look! Thanks so much for hosting this week. Once I’m more sorted out I’ll make an attempt to visit everyone who linked up – tonight, it’s bed for this little duck!

  12. Oh my you are really rocking that pink hair. I have only had one home done hair disaster and have never attempted to do my own again.
    I do know someone who decided to wax her own underarms and put the wax on one armpit then went to do the next whilst the first one was was setting – hence waxed down armpits.

  13. That is priceless the pink hair job. πŸ˜€ Great photos to keep for your kids.

    I’ve never dyed my hair, yet. Bits of grey strands are popping out @54 yrs. But I’m not motivated. It just another effort and more chemicals, cost that I don’t feel like thinking about. For myself, beauty-wise, is to have good haircuts several times annually –by a hair stylist.

    As for shaving…uh, for some people with aging, one becomes hairless on limbs. I kid you not. Thank you mother, for your genes.

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