I was overjoyed when I saw a pin for Homemade Pore Strips on Pinterest. Being the self proclaimed cheapskate that I am, saving over ten dollars excited me! It seemed easy enough and I had all of the ingredients to make it, so why not give it a try? Or so I thought…
The pin that Changed my life FOREVER:
Forever might be a bit harsh, but before I tell you how I made my homemade pore strips let me say that this pin test is the very reason that Miranda and I started Pin-Tried-It! Be sure you read my “Words of Warning” BEFORE you try this pin…
What you need:
- 1 Tablespoon UNFLAVORED Gelatin
- 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons Milk (any kind)
How to make your Homemade Pore Strips:
- Mix milk and UNFLAVORED Gelatin
- Heat in Microwave for 10-15 seconds
- Apply to face (Make sure to test the temperature before you put it on your face…It May be to HOT)
- Let dry for 15 minutes or until dry
- Peel off
It’s all down hill from here:
I mixed up my homemade pore strips with the high hopes of saving money and having unclogged pores. I heated up my “Gelatin solution” just like I was supposed to, and as I was brushing it on I was overwhelmed by the sent of Alpo…that is right…Alpo. For those of you that do not know what Alpo is…It is DOG FOOD!!!! This “solution” Stinks! It has a smell that is a mixture of Alpo and wet dog! EWWWWWW!!! I thought to myself that this must be where that old saying “Pain is Beauty” came from!
Against my better judgment I kept slopping the pore strip solution onto my face. I am normally a pretty wise person. However, one of my downfalls is that I give people to much credit and trust that what they say is true.The original pin stated that this DIY pore strip was “safe” for your whole face…I have found this not to be the case. I was not going to post pictures of my face at first. I was just simply going to tell you my results,and let them speak for themselves. As you can see from my picture above… I felt words would not do justice to how BAD this really was!
It is VERY painful to remove the pore strips especially from your check area. I am no wimp! I don’t even flinch when I get my upper lip or eyebrows waxed. (although I will not need an eyebrow wax for a few months now) I feel that this pin was miss labeled. It should be labeled as a hair remover! Just kidding. I had to call Miranda when I was taking the pore strips off of my face. I was in shock, and I was missing half an eyebrow!!!! This pin is 100% a Pin FAIL! It didn’t remove much of anything from my pores and I was missing Half an eyebrow! I hate to keep saying that, but I am missing half an EYEBROW!!!! I saved my second eyebrow (and what was left of the first one) with a washcloth and very warm water! Thank GOD!!!!! Now the only thing left for me to is to search Pinterest for a way to draw in eyebrows! (or half of one)
Words of WARNING:
- The Solution Stinks…like wet dog butt!
- It is VERY painful to remove the pore strips
- DO NOT get this solution on your hair or eyebrows…or you will loose them!