by Casey Cline
1. Cutting yourself while shaving.
Every woman’s introduction to lifelong torture.
2. Burning yourself with a curling iron.
Side-eye doesn’t quite do this pain justice, LC.
3. Poking your eye with a mascara wand.
Annnnnd now I’m crying thick mascara tears.
4. Pinching your eyelid with an eyelash curler.
Or GOD FORBID this nightmare. *Shivers*
5. Getting a chemical burn from Nair.
6. Or burning your skin with a DIY wax kit.
WHERE IS THE ICE PACK?
7. Speaking of burns, forgetting to apply sunscreen.
Goodbye, comfortable sleep.
8. Cutting your fingernail too short.
There is no God.
9. Stabbing yourself with tweezers.
All it takes is one slip of the elbow.
10. When you try to kill two birds with one stone and use Icy Hot instead of lotion.
No? Just me? Terrible, terrible decision. I’m so sorry, self.
Bonus: Anytime you walk out of Sephora.
So long, dollars. I guess I didn’t need 270 of you anyway.
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