DIY Beauty Tools: Tips From The Tool-Time Guy

Sandy and I were watching some bad TV the other night, and saw a commercial for a hair remover. It looked like torture, the basic idea being to quickly pluck out bunches of hairs from a woman’s legs or underarms. Big ouch, although all the women were smiling.

Being the entrepreneurial type, my man hatched some ideas for DIY beautification, using only what’s in his garage. I am sharing these nuggets here, at no extra charge. Note: they can be used by both men and women!

Sandy’s low-cost tool-time beauty secrets:

  • Yank that unwanted hair off with Scotch Super-88 vinyl electrical tape. Just a few screams, and you’re done.
  • Red Devil Crack-Patch spackle and 1″ putty knife for filling in lines. Alternate: McFeely’s Wood Grain Filler.
  •  Shaping fingernails and toes: Black and Decker 10″ sanding disc mounted on the drill press. Requires coordination.
  • To cover grays – Minwax Waterproof Stain, followed by Thompson’s water seal.
The blonde on the left is a pretty good match.
  • Fragrance, and I quote: “Nothing beats fresh sawdust.”

All the above is in jest, and is not meant to deter anyone from using the beauty tools of their choice. I have suffered for beauty too, having done at least the following:

  • Had my underarms lasered free of hair.
  • Plucked stray facial hairs.
  • Used glycolic acid peels on my hands.
  • Colored my hair with smelly chemicals for over 30 years.
  • Used teeth whitening strips that made my mouth sore.
  • And more.

How have you suffered for beauty, if you have?

Have a pain-free, beautiful day and stay fabulous,

Visible Monday is on its “off” week this week, so we can recharge, refresh, and sand down our rough corners. ☺  We’ll be back on Monday, July 14th (actually, the Sunday evening before)!

Sexy, but I don’t suffer for beauty like this anymore:

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  1. Bwa-ha-ha! I almost missed commenting but I laughed out loud the first time I read this. I agree with all Sandy's suggestions. He must open a beauty salon or at least advertise in Vogoff. I never suffer for beauty; beauty suffers for me!

  2. I don't have any Scotch Super 88 but…..there is a roll of Gorilla Tape on my studio table, you think that might work??? hey, ya never know…..just in case!!
    Thanks for the grins sweetie!

  3. Ha ha! These are funny. It is kind of scary though when you think about 15-20 years ago that Drs injected silicone into people's faces. That is what happened to a few celebrities and they are really freaky now. Lisa Rinna and Priscilla Presley I think both had that issue. They can't take it out either because it has graphed to the bones.

    Did those glycolic peels work?

    I'd kind of like to have my underarms lasered but I'm too lazy to do it. When I was young I used to get my legs waxed. I haven't done that for over 20 years now.

    I tried using white strips. I was in serious pain for about a week. Never again. I have sensitive teeth as it is.

    I also colour my hair every 4 weeks or so. When I was blond it was way less work. About every 5 months.

    I have had one session of laser on my face that they called a photofacial. I couldn't see a difference.

    I'd love to have some solutions for my hands, elbows and knees…they are looking rather ancient. Maybe just some spackle is all I need. ; ) I'll tell my hubby to head out to home depot.

    Happy 4th of July!


  4. Sandy isn't so impressed with "beauty" treatments and products then!
    I don't suffer much for beauty. I dye my hair (or rather my hairdresser does) but that's no hardship, opt for the least painful form of hair removal, and am hopelessly low maintenance, which is the way I like it! xxx

  5. That's hilarious, and no doubt that's how men see our craziest beauty routines… As for me, I'm very low-maintenance (read:lazy and clueless). I have my hair cut every month, an occasioanal rinse (no permanent hair dye, been there, bad experience…). i've had a facial maybe once in my life, and when I was teaching in a beauty school and told the students I washed my face with soap, they shrieked in horror…

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