The latest and greatest beauty trends for 2020 include piercings and not just the basic studs. What you’ve probably noticed while scrolling through your Instagram feed recently is that piercings are definitely having their moment. Do you remember when piercing your ears at the mall kiosks was only kinda cool? Well, in 2020, trends include stacking, layering, and arranging your piercings to get a unique look.
This means multiple studs, double hoops, and even highly-decorated rings. Forget classic or cookie-cutter piercings. The trends are all about finding your own vibe and style, or in other words, customization. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t follow some basic guidelines or use them to get inspiration.
Customizing your ear means that no area is off-limits – it’s a blank canvas. Keep in mind that everyone’s anatomy is different and an industrial piercing can look cute on your friend, but it might not work for your ear shape. You can test the spot using clip-ons, cuffs, or stickers.
To fully customize your ear, you will need multiple sessions – it can’t happen all at once. A lot of piercers recommend doing about 2 or 3 holes during each session so the area can fully heal.
There are numerous piercing shops popping up all over cities. You no longer have to go to the sketchy stores in the mall. Many of these shops focus only on piercings and are quite affordable, like Studs in New York City.
Attention: nose piercings look good on everyone. Not only is it trending right now, but it’s also one that everyone can pull off in some way. People are even going for multiple holes in one nostril, doing stud-and-hoop combinations, or going for an even symmetrical look.
A septum ring is also popular. In fact, many celebrities like Willow Smith and Zoë Kravitz have them because they are easy to hide by pushing it gently up and around your nostrils.
Do you ever ask your boyfriend to do something and end up astounded by the results? We’ve put together a list of questionable boyfriend fails that make us love them even more… most of the time.
A Bag of Ice, Not Rice!
In this case, a girlfriend texted her partner to ask for a bag of ice. Somehow, her boyfriend must have misread the message, and got her a bag of rice. Truthfully, we understand how this could happen. All this boyfriend needs to do is check his messages and realize his mistake.
That’s One Big Cookie
Sometimes less experienced cooks don’t follow a recipe closely enough, and that looks like what might have happened here. This boyfriend decided to bake cookies, but he mustn’t have spaced them out on the tray properly. Instead, the result is two full cookie trays, with a sort of sheet cookie rather than the traditional round type. All in all, we can’t get too mad about this boyfriend cookie fail. After all, a cookie is a cookie, no matter the shape.
This image must send shivers down the spine of avocado lovers across the world. For those of us who adore the hipster fruit, one of its biggest pleasures is cutting it to find ripe, green flesh. From there, you simply remove the stone, and that’s it! You can scoop the green bit out, you can slice and fan it or you can turn the skin inside out if that’s easier. But why, oh why, would anyone cut the stone? Imagine the texture!
“Clean” the Table
Lots of women end up doing more than their fair share of cleaning. It could be because they’re more experienced, or because they can’t live in filth as long as their partners can. Regardless, this girlfriend decided to ask her boyfriend to take care of the cleaning for once. You might think he would take out the trash, mop the floors and dust the surfaces. But no. This creative boyfriend decided to vacuum the table. That’s right – the table where food goes. Absolute despair!
Not the Penguin We Were Looking For
Admittedly, this boyfriend fail is actually kind of cute. This girlfriend decided to have a themed group Halloween costume and told her boyfriend his part. Deciding to go as Batman villains, the girlfriend would dress as the infamous Joker and their daughter as supervillain Harley Quinn. The boyfriend would be “Gentleman of Crime”, The Penguin. Unfortunately, this boyfriend wasn’t listening and showed up as the other type of penguin. Rather than being the Gotham City mobster, he came as the cute, fish-eating bird.
My Boyfriend, the Master of Photoshop
This loved up girlfriend asked her boyfriend to edit her selfie using some new photo editing software on his iPad. Instead of face-tuning her smile, adjusting the light, or cropping the background, this tech-savvy partner went in a different direction altogether. This boyfriend ended up turning his girlfriend’s selfie into something between Shrek and Avatar. Her skin is a greenish-gold, and her cheekbones could cut glass. Truth be told, we’d go see a movie featuring the woman in this selfie.
A Lovely Shade of Pink
It’s a tale as old as time. Someone accidentally puts a strong color in with the laundry, and suddenly everything you own is a weird shade of something. This not so helpful husband must have thrown a red item in with his family’s washing, leaving them with sheets, towels, and clothes all in a lovely shade of pink. This might not be a terrible problem for people who like the color pink. But unfortunately, this guy’s wife really isn’t a fan.
Saving it for Later
Now here’s a behavior that’s bound to make many people mad. The world is divided into people who leave bits of snacks behind, and people who finish their snacks in one sitting. This woman’s partner does the former, and it drives her up the wall. This partner leaves tiny bits of food at the bottom of snack bags and then returns them to the cabinet for later. Of course, later never arrives and he simply buys new snacks. How infuriating!
Toilet Paper War
People have all sorts of weird habits when it comes to using the bathroom. And it can get even more complicated when a couple lives together. Should the toilet seat be left up or down? Does everyone remember to clean the bathroom? Who buys the toilet paper? In this case, this sloppy boyfriend uses multiple toilet rolls at once and leaves them all on the counter. When his girlfriend places them back on the ground, he moves them back to the counter. What a nightmare!
Dinner Is Served
This person’s boyfriend said that they would take care of dinner while their girlfriend took her grandma grocery shopping. However, when she returned, this lucky girlfriend sat down to a disappointing meal of carrots and bread. Delicious! This measly meal of baby carrots and dry bread apparently took hours to make. We have to ask – did he bake the bread himself? Did he grow the carrots? Why else would it take more than ten minutes to assemble some raw vegetables and bread?
Which One Did the Boyfriend Do?
Here we have another case of boyfriends who can’t be asked to help with food preparation. Lots of us enjoy biting into a delicious wedge of watermelon when the sun’s out. This girlfriend decided to chop up a giant watermelon and keep it in plastic boxes for healthy snacking. Unfortunately, when she asked her boyfriend to finish off the job, he didn’t quite copy her neat watermelon cubes. We assume the boyfriend used a knife to shred layers of melon. But why?
The King of Laundry
Household chores can be a touchy subject for couples that live together. Often, one partner has their own way of doing something. After all, it’s annoying to constantly watch someone do something just slightly wrong. In this case, this girlfriend asked her boyfriend to take the laundry out to dry. Ideally, this means taking the laundry outside and hanging it up. Imagine her response when she came home to this overloaded drying rack. Seriously, how can anything dry that way?
I Can’t Reach It!
In this case, we have a pesky other half that keeps pranking their girlfriend. This partner must be significantly taller than his girlfriend because he’s been sticking lint rollers in high places to annoy them. That’s right, this person has been attaching sticky, dusty, lint rollers to random walls throughout the house. We can just picture his poor girlfriend jumping and climbing to try and remove the latest lint roller decorating her home. We recommend sticking a few to her boyfriend’s back. That’ll teach him.
Don’t Forget the Veggies!
Vegetarians and vegans know that grilling can be a nightmare. Will there be something for them to eat? Is everything going to be cooked on the same meaty surface? Will they have to eat limp salad and burnt corn as a meal? Well, this forward planning girlfriend made herself some tasty veggie kebabs and asked her boyfriend not to forget about them. Surprise surprise, the veggies were forgotten about and burnt to a black crisp. We hope this vegetarian girlfriend brought a backup!
Knot Like That!
For women, getting dressed can sometimes be a tricky business. Sometimes rompers and dresses come with weird unreachable buttons or extra-long zippers. There’s a reason women on TV always need someone to zip them up – it’s not easy getting dressed! However, this girlfriend found herself disappointed when she asked her boyfriend to help to tie up her dress. Now, this pink summer dress needs to be tied in an attractive bow. Instead, it ended up yanked together in an ugly knot. Fail!
Spiky and Slightly Scary
Sometimes boyfriends have a lot of fun playing with their girlfriend’s styling products. We get it, men aren’t encouraged to play around with creams and gels. However, this boyfriend might have taken it a step too far when he decided to crack into his girlfriend’s hair mousse. Hair mousse is a sticky, foamy substance, used to keep hair in place. As you can see, this creative boyfriend got to work styling his leg hair. The result is a spiky, slightly scary creation.
Every Girlfriend Has Seen This Before
This boyfriend fail is sure to irritate girlfriends and wives across the world. You see, after a meal, it’s great to wash your plate, or at least take it to the sink or dishwasher. It’s just polite, especially in your own home. However, this boyfriend isn’t so helpful. Instead, each night he finishes his meal and then leaves his dish balanced between the two sinks. Not in either sink, but close to both. This one makes our blood boil! Do better, boyfriend!
Who’s a Good Boyfriend?
This girlfriend sent her partner out to buy some ingredients. In this case, she was making a homemade pumpkin roll and needed some canned or fresh pumpkin. Unfortunately, while her boyfriend did return with canned pumpkin, it wasn’t the right type. As we can see from the can, this pumpkin is a food supplement for dogs and cats. We’re no expert on pet food ingredients, but we bet they aren’t suitable for human consumption. Hey, at least it’s organic.
I Can’t Candle This
Many of us are familiar with three-wick candles. They’re nice big candles that can sit in the center of a room and fill your home with a delicious scent. They’re a little more expensive, but of course, that’s because they’re bigger. This boyfriend must not be familiar, as he seems to think three-wick candles are a bargain three candles in one. You see, this boyfriend has decided to light each wick one by one, resulting in a frustratingly lop-sided pile of wax.
More Privacy Please
As we all know, some apartments just aren’t ideal in terms of privacy. They could have thin walls, be extra small, or have weird design features. In this case, this couple’s bathroom doesn’t seem to have a door. We can see how that would become a huge problem. This girlfriend asked her boyfriend to erect a curtain for some extra privacy. The result was a mysteriously short and lacy curtain, that provides exactly zero privacy. Guys, just get a door.
Obviously He Did the Right One
In the days of YouTube, we’re used to seeing boyfriends try and fail to do their girlfriend’s makeup. By now we should know that makeup is an art, and that women are often very well practiced at applying it. While some boyfriends end up learning the art of a perfect contour, or a sharp winged liner, this boyfriend isn’t one of them. He said he could draw his girlfriend’s brows on after watching her do it. As you can see, he was wrong.
“Put the Products In, Honey”
We aren’t sure if this boyfriend was joking with his girlfriend, or if he’s really this clueless. His girlfriend asked him to run her a bath and put the products in. Now, to us, that means squeezing some bubble bath into the water or maybe adding a bath bomb. Not so in this case. This boyfriend simply tossed some bottled products into the water. Maybe he thought his girlfriend would lie there squeezing gels into the water as they float by.
How much ice cream is enough ice cream? Well, one thing’s for sure – this isn’t it. This girlfriend asked her other half to leave her some tasty ice cream. And guess what? He left this measly amount of ice cream tub side scrapings. Imagine having a hard day, looking forward to some ice cream, and finding this instead. This is one boyfriend fail that makes us mad! Listen, he owes her an entire tub now. Those are just the rules.
50/50 Down the Middle
They say that the best relationships are the ones where the two people share everything with each other. This includes a variety of things, from secrets and memories to material things such as a home and food. Apparently, this woman wanted to share a sandwich with her boyfriend and asked him to do the honors of cutting it in half. For many people, this would be as easy as 1-2-3. And yet, this guy ended up butchering the sandwich and it definitely wasn’t 50/50 down the middle.
Can’t Even Wash the Dishwasher Properly
Here’s another boyfriend cleaning fail, this time involving a machine that’s supposed to do the cleaning for you. This boyfriend decided to run the dishwasher in his work staff room, but used washing up soap in the dishwasher rather than a dishwashing tablet. And what happens when you put foamy soap in a machine full of hot water? You get overflowing soap suds. We get where this guy is coming from, sort of. At least the floors got cleaned, right?
The Racoon Boyfriend
Sometimes boyfriend fails are just endearing, rather than alarming or annoying. For this girlfriend, the way her boyfriend tears into food packaging makes him seem like a starving animal. Who doesn’t want to date a man who gets into a box of Honey Buns like a feral racoon? This guy could compete with opossums, squirrels, and rats! This boyfriend’s busy little hands must be so desperate for what’s inside the box that he can’t open it like a human. It’s not that hard!
A Minty Safe Spot
After a long night out, women don’t always have the time to take their makeup off or put everything in the right spot. After all, we usually wake from a big night out wearing our outfit from the night before and wondering where we put our phone. But that’s where boyfriends come in. This girlfriend asked her other half to put her fake lashes in a safe spot. She woke up to find out that the safe spot was a packet of gum. OK…
Kraft Singles Nachos
Did you know you can make tortilla chips from scratch? Rather than cracking into a packet of Doritos, this girlfriend went to the effort of making her own chips. Imagine her horror, then, when her boyfriend decided to “make nachos” using Kraft singles. That’s right, this woman’s boyfriend decided to melt cheap, processed cheese on her homemade chips. It does look a little bit like the gooey nacho cheese sauce from movie theaters, but we’ll pass on this delicacy thanks.
Potluck Cheeseburgers and Fries
A potluck is when everyone at a party brings along some food. Ideally, it would be homemade, but you can also bring something from a deli like a sandwich platter or a big salad. This boyfriend can’t be totally familiar with the idea, as he decided to bring along a potluck platter of cheeseburgers and fries. Now, is this really a boyfriend fail? Can anything involving a platter of burgers and fries really be a fail? We’ll let you decide.
Ever Heard of Smearing?
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a bagel, and the most popular has got to be with a smear – or schmear – of cream cheese. It’s creamy, it’s subtle, and it’s loved by people all over the world. For this boyfriend, his bagel does come with cream cheese, but in chunks rather than smears. Not only does this boyfriend hack at his cream cheese before putting it on his bagel, but he also adds a ton of salt. Bon Appetit!
Butter Than Nothing
We have so many questions about the actions of this boyfriend. For some reason, he decided to put the butter in the fridge and then just go no further than that. There’s no need to put it in a dish apparently. And no need to wrap it in foil or plastic wrap. This is just a piece of loose butter sitting in a fridge. The sheer amount of fridge germs that must be on this butter is giving us nightmares.
We’ve Heard of Odd Socks But Odd Shoes?
This is a classic sort of boyfriend fail, and honestly, one that many people have experienced. As you might have guessed, this boyfriend went on a day out and then realized he was wearing two mismatched shoes. It does look a little like one shoe is dirty and one is clean, but actually these are from a different pair. Perhaps this problem happens more when you own various pairs of brownish slip-on shoes. This man needs to buy himself a nice red pair.
Quick, Hold My Cone
Do you ever find yourself enjoying a nice ice cream cone when suddenly you need to go to the bathroom? Where do you leave it? Do you hand it to someone else? Would it work to set it carefully in the fridge? Well, this boyfriend thinks he’s come up with the solution. When he needs to go, he leaves his ice cream cone upside down on the counter. Presumably, this wouldn’t work with a whipped ice cream cone. But if it works for him, why not?
This boyfriend actually started off by doing something super sweet. He bought matching socks for him and his girlfriend. The pairs were exactly the same – both black and white training socks. The only difference between them was the size. Unfortunately, this boyfriend’s sweet gesture turned into a fail because his matching socks make laundry day a nightmare. Imagine trying to figure out which socks are slightly bigger and which are slightly smaller. We reckon these people need new socks.
Ever Heard of a Shoe Rack?
Here’s another boyfriend fail to really grind your gears. This boyfriend continually takes his shoes off and leaves them on the counter. Like, the soles of his shoes sitting on the kitchen counter. Can you even imagine? This boyfriend mustn’t have heard about germs, disease, or popular superstition. After all, doesn’t he know that it’s bad luck to put your shoes on the table? Plus, there could be any number of beasties, dirt, and bacteria on those. Quick! Somebody must stop him!
Dangling the Carat
Isn’t it what all women want? A beautiful piece of jewelry from their significant other? Let’s face it, diamonds, gold, and silver are bound to make one’s partner happy and who’s going to say no to an 18-carat gold necklace? Sometimes, the woman might ask for this kind of jewelry. However, when this young lady did, she was taken aback by the way her boyfriend interpreted the request. He actually gave her a necklace made of 18 carrots!
We Need to Have a Break
Anyone who has had a Kit Kat in their lives knows that the way to eat them is by breaking one of the “fingers” off from the main piece. In fact, even if one hasn’t “had a break” before, the method seems to be pretty intuitive just from looking at this iconic chocolate bar. However, there is always an exception to the rule and this boyfriend clearly had no idea how to eat one properly.
Serial Celery Eater
Truth be told, celery is an acquired taste. Most people either love or hate this vegetable and while it is arguably best used in soup, they have never been considered to be a difficult food item to eat. Somehow though, this boyfriend managed to make it look extremely difficult. It almost looks as if he gnawed his way down the middle of the celery in an animalistic kind of way. This girlfriend must have seriously rethought things after seeing this.
This might not be the first time on this list that we’ve seen a boyfriend do the unthinkable with an avocado. But still, this doesn’t stop us from being surprised that more than one boyfriend was able to mess this up! It’s really not that complicated, guys. All you have to do is cut the avocado in half, working your way around the seed, and then you can slice the two halves in whichever way you please!
I Scream, Not Ice Cream!
In reality, an ice cream sandwich is a real thing that is, by all intents and purposes, delicious. However, just because it’s called a sandwich doesn’t mean it is a sandwich in the traditional sense of the word. That’s what this boyfriend got so wrong. He actually thought that all you had to do to make an ice cream sandwich was to take a few scoops and put them in between two slices of bread.
Let’s face it, the term “snack” can be interpreted differently depending on who you ask. But since when does a block cheese qualify as one? To be honest, we have a feeling that some girlfriends might approve of the following “snack.” If we asked our partners for a snack, a block of cheese wouldn’t be the worse thing in the world. However, if you have a bag of chips or some popcorn, that might be more appropriate.
Some boyfriends have serious issues following orders and this guy might be one of the most extreme examples on this list. Bringing your girlfriend ice cream shouldn’t be a difficult task. And yet, this guy managed to ruin the evening with the following gesture. Seriously, man, this is the culinary equivalent of a double positive. Either put the ice cream in the bowl or just bring us the tub. You don’t have to bring us both!
Talk About “Deck the Halls”
Christmas is a glorious time of the year when many couples around the world are ready to adorn their homes with a variety of decorations including Christmas trees, tinsel, and stockings. However, some boyfriends seem to be less enthusiastic about the holiday than others. Take this guy, for example, who decided to do the following when he was asked by his girlfriend to start decorating. In this case, is buying a miniature tree better than nothing?
Slice Up Your Life
This isn’t the first time that we’ve included the wrong way a boyfriend sliced his sandwich. While he managed to cut in a straight line, it seems strange that he’d think that cutting the lines at these angles would prove to be satisfactory. It seems like this boyfriend needs a protractor in order to engineer a perfectly measured cross shape. It shouldn’t be so difficult. Simply cut upwards from top to bottom and then cut sideways from left to right!
This One Takes the Cake
In the animal kingdom, different species have different ways of marking their territory. For humans, this is often referred to these days as “calling dibs” on something. It basically means when one does something to indicate that a desired item belongs to them and no one else should even try to take it. It seems like that’s what this boyfriend did when he bit out of every single slice of cheesecake. What’s the opposite of a keeper?
Can’t Fix This Twix
When you are in a relationship with someone, sharing is one of the absolute fundamental rules. If you are not sharing everything you have with that special someone, then you can’t really expect things to last. This boyfriend knew that all so well and didn’t want to look like a pig by eating the entire Twix bar. While most would break off half a piece for their girlfriends, this guy did the following, much to the girlfriend’s dismay.
First Time’s the Worst Time
So coffee is something that people can drink from a relatively early age. Once you reach your teens, it’s perfectly normal how to learn how to use the coffee maker. It’s a pretty simple machine and that’s partly why it’s so popular. It turns out though that this boyfriend had never used a coffee maker in his life and the first time he tried it, he managed to get grounds all over the kitchen counter.
You Think I’m an Elephant?
In a healthy relationship, it’s important to allow each other to have a social life outside of just the two of you. That means that every once in a while, the boyfriend should be able to go to a bar and hang out with his friends. With that said though, if the girlfriend asks her man to bring home some food from the bar, you would assume she meant something like a burger and fries or some nachos. In the end, he brought these…
If there is anything easier than opening a bag of potato chips, we’d like to know. All you have to do is hold either side of the bag from the top and pull in opposite directions until it opens up. As long as you don’t pull it too hard and all of the chips fly out of the bag. Never in our lives though have we seen a bag of potato chips opened in the way that this boyfriend did. He literally tore down the middle.
I Wanted Bacon, Not Baking!
Let’s face it – if your boyfriend isn’t able to fry eggs and bacon during weekends, is he really worth keeping around? While it takes a bit of practice to get those rashers and scrambled eggs just right, the actual process isn’t that complicated. It helps though if you are able to choose the correct utensil for frying. Hey, boyfriend, just because something is shaped like a frying pan doesn’t mean that it’s a frying pan!
Quesadilla Gone Wrong
One thing’s for sure – this girlfriend is not dating a top chef. Case in point, this disgusting looking tortilla creation. This girlfriend asked her boyfriend to bring her something to eat, and this is what she received. From the looks of things, it’s a tortilla with some mayo and a pile of un-melted cheese. Hasn’t this man heard of quesadillas? If he’d set this concoction in a frying pan then he would have ended up with a melty and delicious Mexican snack.
Who Needs Order?
Many of us have lived with people that don’t know how to put away groceries. Some people have an intense bagging system, and others put things away in a particular order. Clearly this boyfriend is not one of those people. We see no evidence of a system here. Instead, when asked to put away the groceries, this boyfriend has stuffed them all in without care for tidiness or order. Fancy some hot sauce? Well good luck finding it in this fridge chaos.
Another entry for the ‘Worst Boyfriend Fail Ever’ category is this one. This nightmare other half eats his cereal every morning until there are just a few pieces left, floating in milk. Next up, this villain pours the whole bowl into the sink and leaves the remainder for his girlfriend to clean up. Seriously, why not just eat the entire bowl? Or if you must leave some pieces behind, then at least throw them in the trash. This makes us mad!
Here’s another boyfriend fail that’s genuinely due to lack of experience. This girlfriend asked her boyfriend to plan an Easter Egg hunt for her, which he had never done before. Clearly. Traditionally, people hide chocolate eggs around their home and garden for an Easter Egg hunt. They might tuck them in flowerbeds, or inside clothes drawers. What people don’t do, is attach expensive chocolate bars to the inside of a toilet. We thought that was pretty obvious, but clearly not.
Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Honey
This girlfriend decided it was time for a tattoo, and asked her boyfriend’s help in coming up with a design. She explained she likes animals, geometric shapes and styles, and uplifting quotes. So, what did she end up with? We aren’t sure if this boyfriend is normally artistic, but it’s safe to say his girlfriend won’t be getting this tattooed any time soon. The boyfriend in question came up with a scrawled doodle on a post-it note. A masterpiece, it is not.