Friday, 17 December 2010

My Lips But Better Confesses!

This week it's Katie from My Lips But Better's turn in the drafty, wooden booth. A word of warning people, household bleach should never be used as a beauty aid.........

Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge.

Bless me Aunty Brown, for I have sinned! I advise the faint of heart to stop reading now because my sins are quite grievous indeed.

For many years I never wore sunscreen and suffered quite a few serious burns. I (correctly) believed that chemical sunscreens gave me acne and only this year discovered physical sunscreens like titanium dioxide.

I often go a week between shaving my legs in cold weather because I'm just plain lazy. Jeans may hide the evidence, but I still feel the shame.

I'm a shameless face picker. I simply cannot let pimples or clogged pores go unsqueezed.

My mom's best friend used to be a cosmetics buyer for a major department store. She had no daughters of her own so she often gave me free products from companies like MAC, Estee Lauder, and Lancome. I barely used them, and eventually threw them away. I'm still kicking myself for that one.

And now for my greatest sin – the bleach incident. When I was 15 I decided that I wanted to dye the ends of my hair pink, and that I would do this at home. Instead of buying hair bleach, I dipped the ends of my hair in undiluted Clorox. I managed to keep my hair from falling apart entirely, but just barely.

You did WHAT to your hair??

There, don’t you feel better now?
Mostly just shamed. I blame my inner Catholic.

Aunty Brown has a few more questions though; it’s true that I’m the nosy type.

When was the last time you visited the hairdresser?
Only about 3 weeks ago!

You have a choice: bad hair or bad nails?
Bad nails. I was a longtime nail biter (down to the quick!) and only recently stopped. I could totally go back to bad nails but I couldn't live with bad hair.

What is the oldest item of make up in your collection?
A Benefit Eyebright pencil ca. 2005

Which trend still makes you cringe?
Curly hair with straight fringe. I'll never understand it!   

*Warning: You may click on this link at you own risk. Aunty Brown won't be held responsible for any upset caused by the lack of taste!*


Thank you for sharing Katie. Though, Aunty Brown would like to know how long it took for your hair to recover from the Clorox. I definitely think that wipes the floor with all the Sun In incidents!

If you would like to take a turn and unburden yourself in the Friday Confessional you can email me at It's open to everyone: if you have something to confess, I'm happy to hear it!


  1. I adore reading these confessions, they somewhat relieve me of my own inner shame ;D

  2. LOL Great confessions! :) I too am guilty of being too lazy to shave my legs when it's cold! It's ok though...the extra hair keeps your legs warmer! That's what I tell myself anyway! ;)

  3. @Jadegrrrl: I love them too, always makes me feel much better about my own naughty habits ;)

    @Clever Rabbit: thank you!

    @Ms. Wedgie: Oh yes, it definitely traps the heat. I only know that in a theoretical, scientific sense you understand? :P

    Jane x

  4. Glad you ladies enjoyed!! Thanks for letting my unburden myself, Jane.

  5. Thank you so much for taking part Katie, you pink hair incident really tickled me! x


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