Sunday, February 14, 2010

Waxing advice

Waxing your own eyebrows - which I have been doing for a while now, since I discovered that it is a lot less expensive to do it yourself, not to mention that I can do a way better job than some people at the salon. On the occasions where I give in and let them do it because it is easier and a lot less messy than me getting mine out, I have always had to fix what they didn't do to my liking.

Oops, got a little off track there. OK, where was I? Oh yeah. Don't wax your eyebrows on the same day that you are going out that night, OK? The trauma of having hot wax applied and ripped from your skin results in very pink eye lids that no cover up in the world will work on. You end up looking like a raccoon with a pink mask, or someone who is in desperate need of make-up applying tips - putting on pink eyeshadow up to your eyebrows is never really a good idea. In my opinion, of course. I waxed my eyebrows yesterday afternoon and when we went out for Valentine's Day last night, I was rockin' the raccoon look.

While I'm on the subject of waxing... have you ever waxed your legs? I did. Once. Well, one leg, anyway. I got the wax, and instead of applying it to one small area and testing it, I figured I would just put it all on at once - save time or something. I don't know what I was thinking to be quite honest. Well, yeah, I do. I was thinking it can't be THAT bad. I mean, come on - at that point I had one child via natural child birth. I knew what pain felt like. So I thought.

I put the strips on my leg and yanked one off. OH THE PAIN. I cried. Then I looked at the rest of my leg, already covered in wax, and I cried some more. I had no idea how to get the wax OFF my leg without pulling it off with a cloth strip. So I went through the torture of having to complete that leg. I have never, EVER, even thought about doing it again.

I had another child via natural childbirth, even after knowing what that felt like. If that tells you anything. You have to weigh the pain versus the outcome. Kids are worth it. Sometimes anyway. ;)

Waxing your legs? So NOT worth it. That hair grows back. So, wax your eyebrows on a day when you have nothing planned, and NEVER, EVER wax you legs. That is my advice to any one.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I wax nothing. Ever.

My daughter has been having her eyebrows waxed since she was 12 (we have caveman eyebrows) and I am so lucky that our hairdresser neighbor does them for her. They look great--I used to always say at the salon, "don't shape them, just clean them up, she's only a child!"

Barb said...

This is funny! Aren't you glad you didn't try a Brazilian?

Katie said...

LOL, I don't think I would ever do a Brazilian!

@ Jenn - I have a uni-brow, so i must wax! heehee So much better to get the pain over with with a few pulls, rather than pluck.

Mayo said...

This is probably the funniest thing I've read yet!