I'm almost embarrassed to write this post, but I'm getting over it. :)
There are several things I have figured out to do on my own so we don't have added expenses by paying professionals to do it. One is cutting hair. I learned how to cut hair in high school and have given all the male haircuts in our family and trimmed the girls hair since marriage.
This post is about the other skill I've taught myself. Waxing eyebrows. Now I realize that some of you women were born with naturally, pretty, defined eyebrows. Others of us were not so fortunate and sport caterpillars above our eyes. Interestingly enough is that it took me years to even realize I had big, bushy eyebrows. When I was a young mom of 2 babies I got into a conversation with 3 friends over plucking/waxing/threading eyebrows. (If you don't know what threading is, google it. It's fascinating!) Up until then I don't think I had ever noticed eyebrow shape. Then I got paranoid. Were my eyebrows defined or bushy? My good friend (because only a good friend would do this) plucked my eyebrows for me and I was hooked!! Wow - I did have huge, bushy eyebrows and now they looked so much better.
So for a few years I was a regular plucker. Then another friend told me about waxing. I went to a salon for the first time to have my eyebrows waxed and realized how much easier it was to wax them. $12 later though. My second eyebrow waxing didn't turn out near as good as the first and it was then that I decided I could do just as good of a job. I bought my first Sally Hansen waxing kit and have never looked back.
For only $5 you can easily wax your own eyebrows over and over. I will tell you that in my 11 years of waxing my own eyebrows, only once have I waxed one of my eyebrows almost entirely off. It really was awful but became a funny joke with my close friends and family whom I disclosed this to....as if they couldn't notice I only had one eyebrow for a month!
|First buy your waxing kit (sorry it's sideways but you get the picture).|
|Here's what the wax looks like. Microwave it until it's pasty and warm, not runny and too hot.|
|Here's my beautiful "before" photo. They don't look that bushy because over time of waxing, they actually never come in as bushy as they once were. It's more touch-up waxing after a long time of waxing.|
|Using a popcycle stick, spread the warm wax just where you want it - CAREFULLY!|