5 BEAUTY TRENDS THAT LEFT US SPEECHLESS IN 2017

The madness continues

Beauty trends are always evolving – partly because our concept of coolness changes, and partly because the industry wants to sell us new products. You know what? That’s totally fine. No one wants to be stuck with Scouse brows forever.

But then 2017 happened, and nine out of every 10 beauty trends were ghastly. While I am here dealing with the Trumps and Kim Jong-uns of the world, wrapping my head around the Kevin Spacey scandal, and making sense of local politics, I also have to wonder how my fellow human beings can come up with these following atrocities:

Period Nails: As much as I agree that we shouldn’t be shamed for being on our period (I mean, duh, it’s bloody natural), I do find it very weird that people want to sport their menstrual cycle on their nails. Particularly when they’re complete with tampon threads.

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Condom Beauty Sponges: Forget practising putting on a condom onto a banana. At the beginning of this year, beauty bloggers around the globe started dressing their beauty sponges in condoms for a more flawless look. According to Beauty Vixxen – a YouTube beauty blogger with over 144,000 subscribers – it actually works; but, meh. I’d rather use condoms for sex, personally…

Squiggle Brows: In the 1930s, Jean Harlow inspired women to shave off their brows to make space for drawing super-arches instead. In the 1990s, Kate Moss made us go for thinner and more defined ones. In 2017, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar made us want to imitate him with the squiggle brow… And the squiggle eyeshadow, and the squiggle lips… And, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

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Pimple Popping Nails: I have to admit that I do venture onto Dr Pimple Popper’s Facebook page and cringe at the sight of some otherworldly pimple being popped from time to time… But that was a very confined experience, until a video cropped up on my newsfeed of Pimple Popping… Nails. YES, Nails. With puss-like hand-cream inside them that actually oozes out when you press it. And while it was sold as a Halloween special, none of us were deceived. It’s 2017, there is no such thing as good news.

Nose Hair Extensions: I don’t know if I’m weird or unique but, every morning, while I’m brushing my teeth, I inspect my nostrils to ensure I have no nose hairs sticking out. Clearly, that’s very last year as now we are putting fake eyelashes IN OUR NOSTRILS. I mean, guys… GUYS. STOP.

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Do you know of any other terrible beauty trends?

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