Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DIY: Pore Strip

Dear Reader,
We will never be more intimate than we are after this post. Okay, that's probably not true, but prepare yourself anyways. I apologize in advance for any close up pictures you are about to see, where in lieu of make-up, I have glue on my face like an idiot.
So I recently heard from my husbands-sisters-boyfriends-doctors-probation agents-hairdresser that you can use glue on your nose in lieu of a pore strip. Say what ? No really, what the hell did I just say? Let's rewind. Someone, somewhere, told me that you can use plain white liquid school glue on your nose to make a "pore strip", so of course I had to try it.
After work yesterday, I went and got me some 69 cent school glue (which is a hell of a lot cheaper than $12 Biore pore strips, although I do love me some pore strips....). Make sure your face is clean of make-up and dirt, so wash and dry that mug of yours! Once dry, use your fingers to evenly spread the glue on to your nose in the shape of a pore strip. Make sure it's evenly layered or else it won't dry right.

I was told not wrinkle my nose, which of course made me crinkle the shit out of it...You know how that goes....Anyways, besides it smelling like preschool, the experience wasn't so bad. I let it dry for about 20 minutes and scrunched up my face so the edges would start to peel away on their own. See below in my wistful, sidelong glance...

Once dry, I lifted the edges and pulled slowly from both sides like a normal pore strip. I can't say it was amazing, but it was productive. I don't want to gross you guys out, so I won't show you the close up shot, but I did get some dirt and grease off my nose fo sho.

I think this trick is good to use in a pinch and to save money, but when it comes to date night or an up and close personal counter of the third kind, I think I'll stick to actual pore strips. If this DIY pore strip is not for you, Biore pore strips happen to be on sale right now at CVS. You can get the combo pack of 14 strips for $10.49 + $3 ECB as advertised + $2/1 Biore manufacturer coupon. With coupons, and ECB's, it's like getting them for $5.49, almost half price!


  1. Charlotte, you are so cray, but I love you for trying this. You can also make your own with gelatin and milk!