Beauty Things I Suck At

May 3, 2019
Blog post

I recently came across this post from Keeping it Karen’s blog and loved the idea! I thought it was really interesting to see and have since read many other, similar posts of beauty things bloggers suck at. Despite calling myself a ‘beauty blogger’ there are sooo many things I really suck at. Honestly, I’m not sure I can even class myself as a beauty blogger haha but I absolutely love all things makeup and have a lot of fun doing it.

Here are the main beauty things I suck at:

False Lashes

I’ve been really trying to get better at these lately but I just cannot get the hang of them! It takes me so long to try and put one lash on and then it’s usually wonky, or droopy or too high up on my lash line. Like everyone says I try to use tweezers to place them on but actually find it easier to apply and manoeuvre them with my fingers. I shall continue to persevere with the lashes but I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever be a pro at!

Daily Skincare Routine

You’d think as someone who is so self-conscious of their skin they’d make every effort to ensure they have a religious daily skincare routine. Nope. I’d love to be one of those girls who do a skincare routine morning and night without fail but I just end up either forgetting or being too tired to bother. I do wash my face every single day and I moisturise a lot but I don’t have a solid skincare routine, I wouldn’t even know where to start. I really want to try and make more of an effort with this though so my skin is all clear and glowy and flawless for my wedding next year!

Painting my Nails

No matter how many times I do it, or how many times I watch my nail technician do it I cannot paint my own nails neatly. It goes everywhere! All over my hands and fingers and ends up looking like a 5-year-old or my cat painted them. You wouldn’t think it’d be so hard to just put a bit of colour on your nails. I hardly ever paint my own nails anymore and if I do I usually just pick it all off in a day or two anyway.


My eyebrows suck. I can admit it. No one else has ever said my eyebrows are bad but I know everyone is just being kind. They’re terrible haha. I don’t know how I get them so wrong but it seems every shade is too dark for me so I just have these dark bricks across my forehead. Thankfully I have a fringe which covers them most the time.

Hair Styling

Honestly styling my hair just bores me so most of the time I don’t do it. I’m lucky in that my hair is naturally wavy so a lot of time I can get away with not doing anything other than straightening my fringe. Normally in the mornings when I’m getting ready for work I’ll spend all my time doing my makeup and then leave about 5 minutes to do something with my hair so I’ll finger brush it, fluff it up a little and call it a day. If I have the time I’ll straighten all of my hair. I’d love to be able to curl it and make it look all lovely and like I just stepped out of a salon but it’s just too much effort.

What beauty things do you suck at? Let me know in the comments! I hope you all enjoyed this post, if you did don’t forget to subscribe to my blog. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!


  • alwayscleia

    May 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I ALSO fail at false lashes, painting my nails and hairstyles. My hair especially!

    1. Hollie

      May 4, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      People make false lashes look so easy but they’re actually a nightmare! I just can’t ever be bothered to do anything with my hair other than straighten it every now and then haha.

      1. alwayscleia

        May 10, 2019 at 7:32 am

        Totally! I don’t even bother with straightening my hair, my only hair style is a braid or a pony tail lol

  • Karen

    May 4, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I loved reading this! I’m the worst at styling my hair haha!

    1. Hollie

      May 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Yay thanks! I loved reading yours! I’m just so lazy when it comes to hair haha

  • Chanelle

    May 4, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Painting nails is honestly one of those things that comes with practice! I don’t bother styling my hair unless I’m in the mood to lol x

    1. Hollie

      May 4, 2019 at 12:39 pm

      Everyone says that but I never seem to get any better at it! ? Same here and it’s very rare I’m in the mood to do anything with my hair haha

      1. Chanelle

        May 4, 2019 at 12:44 pm

        Start off with lighter colours, darker colours are more difficult x

        1. Hollie

          May 4, 2019 at 3:03 pm

          Yeah I’m always drawn to the bright bold colours, I’ll go for a more natural, lighter colour next time. ?

          1. Chanelle

            May 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm

            Brights can be easy to paint on too. You’ll get there x

  • Renee

    May 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Girl, I am beauty CHALLENGED! I just suck at all things beauty in general lol I always think I should start a skincare routine but I have no clue where to even start. I also get scared off from it because I don’t want to start slathering a bunch of products on my face and have it end up looking worse! Some day….hopefully!

    1. Hollie

      May 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      ??? Beauty is hard! I like to think I’m not too bad at some things, like makeup, but then I see so many people who are just incredible at it and I’m like ‘why do I even bother?!’ Haha. Exactly, I’m scared of that too, I once had a really bad reaction to some skincare that claimed to be for ‘sensitive skin’ it looked and felt like I had sunburn all over my face for days! It’s all such a lot of work to get right.

  • Laura

    May 5, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I’m the same on all points!

    – Laura ||

    1. Hollie

      May 5, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Oh really?! Haha beauty can be so hard!

  • ellieslondon

    May 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I’m so crappy at doing lashes – so much so I haven’t even bothered with false ones for about 8 years! I do love doing my nails but I am soooo terrible at doing my hair. x

    1. Hollie

      May 5, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Wow haha I’ve been really trying to get into them cause they always look so pretty when they’re on but they’re such a hassle and it ends up ruining my eye makeup! I’m glad it’s not just me who’s terrible with hair haha x

      1. ellieslondon

        May 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm

        I tried too! Maybe some of us are just not meant to have them! ?

  • Courtney

    May 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I suck at pretty much all the beauty things, but I’m trying to learn. I think I especially suck at hair styling as well (no matter how many times I try or how many tutorials I watch). Thankfully, like you said, my hair is naturally wavy so I just kind of let it do its own thing while encouraging the wave/curl now that I got it cut shorter. My daily skincare is the worst because I can’t seem to find anything that helps my acne. >.< And I hate painting my nails. They always chip by the next day so it doesn't seem worth the effort, even though I love getting them professionally done! My eyebrows are another story entirely…I pretty much just keep them tweezed and use a tinted gel lol.

    1. Hollie

      May 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Yes yes yes agree with you on everything haha I’m just so lazy with my hair, it’s always the last thing in my routine so I just want it to be done quickly by then. Nothing seems to help with my acne/scarring either so I just try and find things that don’t aggravate it even more. Yeah I just keep my eyebrows tidy and use a pomade but I can’t ever find one that’s light enough so I always end up with two super dark bricks haha.

      1. Courtney

        May 7, 2019 at 3:35 pm

        Finding something that doesn’t aggravate acne really is key and so hard for me lately! (Also we are moving so stress is making me break out anyway lol.)
        Hahaha oh my gosh that’s too funny and exactly why I don’t do anything more than use a tinted gel because I feel like I’ll end up with hugely dark brows if I try to use a pencil or something lol.

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