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{Arch d’ triumph} Know your brow

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Friday I shared the new eyebrow trend, check it out here.
Now, let’s talk about the how-to of eyebrows. I would personally recommend going to a professional for the first shaping strategy. After that initial procedure you can manage it on your own; maybe visiting the specialist every couple months for an update and to maintain the shape.

    PROFESSIONAL EYEBROW SERVICES

Waxing – This method can definitely get the job done.

Pros: widely offered at almost every nail salon or beauty salon, cost is $10-$25 depending on where you go
Cons: pretty painful, high maintance re-growth, be aware whether or not your allergic to any scents or brands of wax

Threading – New, trendy way for hair removal

Pros: similar cost to waxing $10-$25, hair stays maintained for a longer period of time
Cons: tediously painful, can cause skin irritation

There are other ways to go about this, as well. For example electrolysis or sugaring (hmmm…) If you are trying to get all gussied up for a big event, give yourself at least 2 days prior to the occasion in case you have a reaction to the treatment.

The rest is up to YOU! Here is a guide to a natural shaped brow:

Hold an eyeliner pencil up to your face creating these lines. The pencil will act as a point of reference. Go ahead and mark on your face if it’s easier for you to see what needs to be done. Just make sure you wash up before you go out in public.

You can see that each person will have their own style and possibly each brow could be slightly different. Before you begin plucking you should check for the following:

    1. a clean, dry surface (no lotions, creams, oils, make up)
    2. a magnifying mirror (the better to see you with, my dear)
    3. excellent lighting
    4. tweezers

Your worst enemy here is overplucking. You might get into the swing of things, think to yourself “Whoa, this isn’t half bad” and before you know it you’re a hot mess. We’re dealing with “less is more” here, people. Don’t get too excited, stay focused on the stray hairs that are sprouting not the ones that are firmly in place. Now, if you do go a bit crazy, stay calm. Run out to the store and grab an eyebrow pencil to fill in the missing follicles until they grow back.

How do you maintain the hair up there?

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{Fashion Friday} Let’s talk arches

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“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow”
– Jack Black

In preparation for my upcoming nuptials, I am taking biotin (for my locks), partaking in daily arm work outs and most drastically growing out my eyebrows. I noticed a significant change in the eyebrow trend from thin to what some may call, bushy and I love it. You might say I’m obsessed and that would be okay.

I’m a pretty observant person. I study the things/people/colors around me. I often check out people’s eyebrows, it’s one of my many peculiarities. My arches have been sprouting since May, right after taking our engagement pics. I’m extremely self conscious of it and in order to ease the discomfort/embarassment, I’ll probably tell you I’m growing them out before you even notice. Leslie says I do this because I stare at everyone’s eyebrows and assume they do it but they don’t. No one can tell, it’s just me and my weird fixation.

Thankfully, I’m not the only one succombing to this life altering fashion. Check out the celebs these days, they’re all doing it.


*Camilla Belle

*Keira Knightly

*Megan Fox

*Jennifer Connelly

*Brooke Shields (now)

*Brooke Shields (then, always ahead of the trend)

I respect this fad. I think it looks mature, sophisticated and sexy. I just hope mine are where I want them to be by the time I walk down the aisle.

Next week, look for my post on how-to shape your brows and the different ways of grooming those forehead features.