Tell The Truth and Shame The Divil: What’s Your Secret Beauty Guilty Pleasure?

By | February 8 2012 | 55 Comments

tacky nails!

I was a bit anxious about contributing this post. I have a healthy fear of my fellow readers, seeing as you’re quite a stylish-non-word-mincing-bunch. The fact of the matter is, I have a guilty pleasure.

It probably goes without saying, seeing as they are photographed here in all their square and shimmery glory – but my guilty pleasure is my big fake nail habit. Not just that, they’ve got to be coated in some acid bright or eye-catching glitter. Currently, I have a few coats of the bargain-tastic Blue Addicted by Essence, €1.29, on there in all its Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe dupe-based glory.

I like them to be terribly long, square and impractical. I have no idea what I enjoy about tacky talons. I just feel a bit fancier with them, even though I know most of you are giving side-eyes to your computer screens.

Slag you might, I know I’m not alone. Everyone I know has a guilty pleasure; a few shades too far with the self tanner, a heavier hand than needed with the blusher or going a few inches too high with the brow pencil. I think most of us have something that we know wouldn’t feature on the front cover of Vogue but that makes us feel more dolled up.

So, go on, don’t say I’m the only one – what’s your guilty beauty pleasure?


Occasionally we confess our sins to high priestess Estee Lauder (RIP). In these posts we dish on all the god-awful sins we have committed (wipes usage, spot picking, brow plucking till they bleed etc) – and you lot dish as well. Oh they’re juicy auld reads:


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55 Replies to "Tell The Truth and Shame The Divil: What’s Your Secret Beauty Guilty Pleasure?"

  • missyL says:

    hair backcombed unnaturally high with hair extensions and an aspiration to sometimes look like im in TOWIE

  • tabitha says:

    big tacky nails are the BIZ!

  • Audrey says:

    I have this habit too… My nails are veryyy long right now and covered in OPI Rainbow Connection, sparkle galore!! I think it defintely makes typing, or anything monotonous more fun :D

  • Miss female says:

    I love my gels the longer the better! Right now I’m purples pink glittery

  • Facewipes, all the time.

    Not waxing anything. Shaving rarely.

    Sleeping in my make-up, regularly.

    Not using body moisturiser.

    Biting my nails into shape instead of using a…whatdyamacallit?

    Not knowing what the thing is that shapes nails.


    Using too much eye make-up and feeling naked without it.

  • Rose says:

    @Karen your funny :)
    I’m guilty of make-up of all sorts and brands if its new i have to have it and my make-up bag has to be clean “always”i.e no dirty sponges,eyeshadow or powder products all over in inside of the bag,clean brushes etc its a must :)

  • AmberingRose says:

    I take the ”smokey eye” to a whole new level for a night out :(
    Bourjois intense black eyeshadow and mac satin taupe is a fav not to mention the big eyelashes oh the shame!!

  • witchgirl26 says:

    Use facewipes whenever I stay at himself’s place (cannot be bothered carting all my stuff over & less scary for me to just leave them). I never moisturise my face at night. My biggest proper guilty pleasure though is nailvarnishes of any kind. I have so many its ridiculous. And a lot of them are really similar colours. I have a problem & I fully embrace it! :)

  • glitzfrau says:

    Preposterously Mrs. Doyle-esque bright blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick. Or scarlet mouth and green eyes. Or anything that makes me look like a child with a posh paintbox. I can’t abide minimalism.

  • LauraLou says:

    I never body moisturise & i ALWAYS pick my nailvarnish off my nails

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