Random Act of Stupidity # 11

Tonight, as I was getting ready for bed, I removed my makeup as usual and then slapped some toner on my face. "Why, this toner is particularly fresh and zingy tonight!" thought I. "In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d think it was almost burning the skin right off my face, haha!"

But it was burning the skin right off my face. Because it wasn’t toner, was it? No, it was freaking nail polish remover. Nail. Polish. Remover. If I had a brain cell, it would be an orphan.

In better news, when I went to Boots the Chemist to buy my Refine & Rewind serum today, the lady at the counter didn’t want to sell it to me because she said it was too intense for my "age group". When I asked her what she thought my age group might be, exactly, she reckoned I must be about 18. God, I love that woman. (Also: Boots the Chemist, if you’d like me to be the poster child for the Refine & Rewind serum call me! If you want me to be the poster child for facial toners, though, maybe don’t bother, hey?)

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  • Reply June 29, 2007


    Ouch. Oh, and OUCH.

  • Reply June 29, 2007


    Ooh, is it good? I *nearly* bought some…

    and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost applied nail varnish remover to my face, except to say: a LOT.

  • Reply July 2, 2007


    Don’t worry about the toner/nail varnish remover dude, my friend’s friend once applied too much fake tan to her legs before a date and when she couldn’t scrub it off in the shower, she decided to use and electric sander. Not only did she cut her knees to shreds, she did them both. Now that is what I call stupid, what happened to you was a simple mix up!

    I got asked if I had a student card in Topman on Saturday, I was pleased about that considering I am 35. I must put it on my blog!

  • Reply July 2, 2007


    Diane – it is good! I’ve actually used R&R before, and I really like it. And I hardly ever think skincare is good, so I’m pretty impressed.

    Polly – Oh. My. God. Now, THAT’s scary. (Actually, you know what does work for fake tan disaters? Nail polish remover. Don’t ask me how I found out, though…) I love it when people think I’m younger than I am. They almost always apologise when they realise, but hey, if they want to think I’m still but a youth, bring it on…

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