Ladymonsters! (And Dudemonsters, let’s not conform to traditional gender roles here!)
Lately, I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking at hair and makeup tutorials.
If you have fallen into a Pinterest beauty rabbit hole yourself any time in the past, you know that this leads to a vicious cycle of inspiration followed by failure and self-recrimination. It goes a little something like this: excitement/inspiration to try new thing, realizing you lack the required products to try such a thing, spending money on new products (why are there so many products?!), trying the new thing, failing at the new thing, becoming disgusted with yourself and disillusioned with Pinterest, vowing to stay off Pinterest, brooding, getting bored with your style, returning to Pinterest. And thus the cycle begins anew.
So, I thought, let’s have a Monster Beauty post! We’ve got Monster Fitness Posts, Monster Book Recs, Monster Music Mixes (coming soon), Monster Food posts, why not Beauty??
This can really be whatever we want it to be. Do you have a favorite beauty tip/trick you want to share with us? Go ahead! Do you have a product (ahhhh so many!!!) that you absolutely love? Tell us about it. Is there a hairstyle you’ve been trying to get just right and need help? Are you thinking about getting your hair cut and need advice or moral support? THE MONSTER BEAUTY CORNER IS HERE FOR YOU.
Let me start: I am obsessed with the messy/beachy “lived in” look. Here is an example from the guy who actually coined and trademarked the phrase “lived in.” (Cool trademark, bro.)
I have tried so many times to get this look with all manner or curling irons/wands and products. I have tousled and I have scrunched and I have come so close. I have brushed perfection and will not be satisfied until I have gotten it right. Help me!
(How pretty is this model? How much does she look like Emily Blunt? How much do I hate her for that and for her perfect messy lob?)
You get the idea….
So, these are my current beauty laments/obsessions. What are yours?(I’m thinking this could be a monthly feature?)