Once upon a time, on-fleek and flawless looks can only be achieved by professional makeup artists and glamorous mani-pedis are only made tediously by certified nail technicians — but not anymore. The emergence of beauty Instagrammers and vloggers paved the way into a whole new world of DIY-ing.
Because of this, us 'normal' folk also believed in the illusion that such perfection can be achieved without the help of experts in the hopes of saving some moolah on paid services, but alas, it usually takes a wrong turn for us to realise that some treatments are not meant to be done at home and spending extra on getting them actually makes more sense.
So to avoid any more beauty disasters like wiry orange hair or painful and crooked acrylic 'tips, we list down beauty treatments that are best left to the experts.
Bleaching your hair
Dyeing our naturally dark Asian hair with fun colours usually require bleaching — a lot of it. And because of how expensive it is to achieve the perfect blonde as either the base or the actual hair colour you're gunning for, heading over to the nearby beauty supplies shop and doing it by yourself really does sound tempting. But learn from a lot of DIY-bleachers when they say that it can cause irritation and irreversible damage to your hair when not done right. So we say either save some moolah for better chances of not butchering your hair and scalp or stick with more natural tones that work with your dark hair.