Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Inevitable Eyebrow Post

You may not know this about me, but I'm obsessed with eyebrows.
I have dark hair and very thick eyebrows. Around 6th grade I sprouted a unibrow and that is when I began to focus on my eyebrows. I became rather obsessed with making sure I did not have a unibrow EVER, and as I got a little older I started to shape my eyebrows.
I will admit that I could have done a slightly better job, and it wasn't until my friend Jenn introduced me to the art of eyebrow waxing (she had a birthday party where her mom hired a woman to wax all of us ... how cool is that?) that I truly understood the difference that a well-groomed eyebrow could make in a woman's life.
That began my obsession with a well groomed brow.
I've had many hairstyles and colours. I've been fat and not-so-fat. I've had good make-up days and bad, and I've had many shapes of eyebrows, but for the past 12 years or so I've had a well-groomed brow.
I've tried many methods from allowing my sister to wax my eyebrows (except she waxed my eyes shut and I lost a lot of brows) to tweezing to pre-cut wax strips and maybe even shaving.
The truth is that my best look is just getting my brows professionally done. It never costs more than $20, and it's worth it.
But, lately I've let my brows go.
Okay, so it wasn't terrible, but it was very noticeable to me. I've gone about 6 weeks without proper upkeep and I fely practically manly. In fairness, I've been headachey and sick. And, I've been busy at work and I usually just run out on a lunch hour.
But, today I booked an appointment at 3pm and ran over between meetings. I go to a little spa near work, so I was there and back within about 20 minutes.
Not only do I feel myself again, but ...
I learned that a thicker brow is in. And, my grown in look wasn't all that bad. In fact, my aesthetician said that she didn't have much work to do because my brows looked healthy. I was shocked!!!!
And, how great is this timing. As much as I don't want to let them get too thick, knowing that I won't need to worry too much about brow maintenance when this baby arrives is a good thing. Cause yes, I will be obsessing just a bit about my brows in between trying to raise a baby and toddler and get some sleep.
And, do you want to know something else? I do judge people by their brows, and now that Phat Daddy and I have been married almost 7 years he will tell you that he does too. Sad. I know!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shoot! I suck at maintaining my eyebrows and MUST have noticed it! I too have dark bushy eyebrows but with 2 kids under 6, I have very little time! I will make time...i promise. Crap, i cringe to think of what you really think of me... anytime we are together, you have my full consent to whip out your tweezers and fix my eyebrow! LOL

The Wondermommy who is not your sister and has 2 boys :)

Kerry J. said...

Uh oh - it must be Wondermommy true confession time. Remind me to RSVP no when I'm growing out my brows between waxings then!! Just kidding - glad you have low maintenance for when the baby is born!!!

Miss Perfect said...

My darling WonderMommies ...
You can ask my sister - if you had reason to worry about your eyebrows, I, as your friend (and fellow WM) would have no hesitation kindly mentioning the fact that perhaps a little waxing is in order.
Besides, some people have a natural arch and just the right thickness and don't need constant grooming like I do.

citygirl said...

I do appreciate a well groomed set of brows myself. And I obsess about my own brows also.

I almost choked on my tea because I laughed when I read your sister waxed your eyes shut. Sorry to laugh but it was hilarious to read (probably not so hilarious to go through).

Ginny said...

I think your brow obsession is hilarious although I always feel a little self-conscious about mine when I'm with you!! I have to admit that since I've met you I've thought about a lot of things I never thought about before. I'm still trying to decide if it's good or bad...LOL!!!

Jenn said...

You should see if you can have someone come to your place to wax your brows. I have someone come here, it saves a ton of time. And I don't have to go in public with the red "I just got waxed" look. But I've also switched to threading since waxing gives me zits.

Jenn said...

PS nice eyebrows!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I love eyebrows! And you do have lovely ones, and gorgeous eyes.
I went to have mine waxed once and she just ended up doing about 45 seconds of plucking, so now I just keep shaping them myself. Unfortunately mine are a bit thin on the sides. but okay.
I wish I could get my dh to go and have his unibrow waxed. ick.

janet said...

I hope I pass your inspection! I probably over tweeze mine. I tend to get a little OCD about them...

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Yikes! I probably shouldn't have read this post. I'm going to be so paranoid about my eye brows and what you think next time I see you ;) Me and wax don't get along all so well, so I just try to maintain my own, but I don't have much to maintain really, they are almost non existent towards the outer edge.

citygirl said...

I thought about you this weekend a few times when I looked in the mirror. I need to go for an eyebrow wax but I'm being lazy and cheap. Bad bad bad.....