Looking pretty is serious business. Everyone wants to be beautiful and glamorous, but it seems that now more than ever, it has become more important in our media-driven society. 
The last decade has seen an influx of influencers and celebrities who share their advice online on a wide range of topics, which include makeup, fashion, and beauty trends. Finding tutorials by experts on how to do manicures, dye hair, use makeup, and practically anything beauty related in the comfort of your own home has become easier, thanks to platforms like YouTube.
While these tutorials certainly help in their own way, teaching women how to beautify themselves on their own can sometimes go terribly wrong, as the following post show: 
1. There is a reason why they are professionals and you are not.
2. Is this a new way to highlight or are we missing something here?
3. “I got a spray tan for my birthday and I put the hairnet too low on my forehead and this is the delightful result.”
4. Best Halloween makeup to date? Of course not. But why is lipstick on her teeth?
5. “Magnetic eyelashes, what a fantastic idea! I couldn’t be any worse at applying eyelashes! WRONG AGAIN!” 
6. “…The time I accidentally dyed my hair orange and then accidentally dressed like a bag of oranges.”
7. What’s wrong with this picture? She’s wearing silver eye-shadow.
8. In case you have any doubts about visiting a professional…
9. “Made a turmeric face mask without actually researching it and it stained my face. Now I look like Bart Simpson.”
10. When expectation meets reality: A huge difference.
11. She cried after she got a spray tan, and she would definitely do it again.
12. Professional artist says this looks similar, but we can’t spot any similarities. 
13. She wanted layers and this is what she got.
14. Taking a bath right after applying nail polish is a sure recipe for disaster.
15. Woman accidentally dyed her eyebrows red right before auditions.
16. “Can you give me a little bit of volume?” she asked. Well, she certainly got more than a little bit of volume.
17. Girl rips her nail polish off after suffering from an anxiety attack.
18. “Ma da had to do an emergency stop in the taxi yesterday and some lassie’s face has left a full imprint on the back seat.”
19. Brow wig goes wrong.
20. “I forgot I had a lipstick swatch on my hand and rubbed my eye. I hate myself.”
21. Another case of expectations vs reality.
22. Woman used a Walmart bag to keep the heat in while bleaching her hair.
“22 Hilariously Failed Attempts By Women To Be Pretty“, Healthy Food House. August 2019.
“22 Hilariously Failed Attempts By Women To Be Pretty“, Water Balloon. August 2019.
“Magnetic eyelashes, what a fantastic idea! I couldn’t be any worse at applying eyelashes! WRONG AGAIN!“, Instagram. May 2018.
“And you thought your day was bad! Hilarious photos reveal the unfortunate mishaps that have happened to VERY unlucky people”, Daily Mail. November 2017.
“Molly”, Twitter. May 2018.