Have you ever made a decision to have a beauty treatment done, or procedure that has gone terribly wrong!!!
Well....if you have read my blog you would have read how much I love my beauty regime. I go to my beauty therapist every four weeks without fail and have done for 22 years.
I was once told by a very wise man you can always put clothes on but you can’t wear a paper bag over your head to hide your face.
When I was about 25 I was on a holiday on the Gold Coast. The latest trend was to have your eyelashes permed – yes permed. My cousin had hers done and they looked amazing. I of course was obsessed and wanted mine done.
I’d had my hair permed a number of times so thought my eyelashes would be no different. They put tiny little rollers on my lashes, popped the solution on and 15 minutes later I was done. I thought I looked beautiful when I left the salon with my curled lashes.
But...... the thing I didn’t think about was my allergy prone body!!! Straight away as I walked down the street my eyes started to burn. I said to Frankie "quick get me back to the hotel I need ice packs something is wrong", my eyes were burning and stinging.
To cut a long story short I had a terrible allergic reaction to the perming solution, I ended up at an eye specialist for the next 6 months. I had burnt the top layer off my eye.
The eye specialist could not believe what I had done he said "you did what???? Had your eye lashes permed". He had never heard of such a thing and thought I was completely mad. Imagine a grey haired man with a coloured bow tie looking at you over his glasses??? It makes me laugh now.
I stuck to my less invasive beauty regime after the lashes incident for some time, well until I turned 39 - I was too scared to try anything new.
After years of waxing my top lip I noticed I was getting little wrinkles along the top. I decided to go and see a cosmetic doctor to see if anything could be done. I like to wear coloured lipstick but it would bleed into the lines and I looked like my 96 year old grandmother.
The cosmetic doctor told me if she put a very small amount of “filler” into the top lip line it would fix the problem. I told her I didn't want to make my lips any bigger as they were big enough, I just wanted the lines to go away and to stay natural looking.
I also informed her of my allergy prone body, she had never heard of anyone having a reaction to filler!!!
So off I went and had a very small amount of filler put in my top lip line. At first the lip looked amazing and the lines disappeared – no more bleeding lipstick - I was so happy.
Then.......after a few months my body started to reject the filler and my lips puffed up like Marge Simpson as my brother called me. I walked into a room and he said “what the hell happened to your lips Marge”. I was beside myself.
My family could not stop laughing at me. Sadly I had to have the procedure reversed as my body for some reason didn’t like it and had started to reject the product - in other words I was having a reaction to it.
So for me from now on it is just my natural beauty regime every four weeks for the rest of my life - which I am happy with.
Have you had a procedure that didn't quite turn out the way it was meant to?