Friday, April 17, 2009

Vanity, you are a cruel mistress ......or the things we do for sisters

{image via the brow stop}

If you ever hear me talk about getting threaded again, please remind me that it feels like death by a thousand facial paper cuts.

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I will freely admit that I have let some things go a bit since I began working from home two years ago. I don't wear make up every day, I am the queen of the messy ponytail, and I have a ridiculously large collection of yoga pants for someone who has only done yoga maybe twice in her entire life.

Since moving into the new house, I have neglected to hang my magnifying beauty mirror in the bathroom, in part because I loathe putting holes in my lovely virgin walls, but mostly I avoid it out of self-preservation. Magnifying mirrors were clearly invented by a man, because no woman in her right mind would have created an instrument whose sole purpose is to point out every new crow's foot, random mole hairs and pores the size of the Grand Canyon.

As a result of my efforts to deny the aging process going on all over my face, my usually well maintained eyebrows have suffered tremendously. I simply do not have the patience to lean over the sink each morning while squinting (hello, crow's feet!) owlishly with tweezers in hand.

I made the mistake of mentioning this to my sister on her first night here, casually dropping that I was considering 'threading' to get my caterpillars brows back under control. Mind you, I have been 'considering' this for several months, passing the brow place every time I visit the mall (read: often). But I know from past experience just how painful it is, so 'considering' was as far as I'd made it.

Bad move - she thought it was a great idea! A new experience! Fun sister bonding! Note to self: In the future, keep your big fat mouth shut.

And so we went on Thursday for a little self-induced torture landscaping. Eye brow threading is an ancient Indian beauty ritual where the technician uses thread to pluck, shape and thin your brows. It is really amazing to watch, faster than plucking and more accurate than waxing. Unfortunately it hurts so bad you want to slap your mama. Suddenly that magnifying mirror's not looking so bad....

I will admit, though, my brows do look better than they have in months and it was indeed fun sister bonding. Especially when her torture took twice as long. Serves her right!

9 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Those magnafiy mirrors are the devil. I got one once as a gift from my grandmother (she always gives off the wall gifts), well I got that thing and used it once.

I'm sorry it was so painful!!! Ekkk!

Kimberly said...

I love threading! It smarts a little, but I admit it doesn't have the same affect on me as others. I took a friend once and she said it felt like they were scrapping razors across her face! that reminds me - I need to go soon!

Cole said...

I've never done it...but I think you've convinced me that I NEVER should!

Ally said...

I love wearing my yoga pants while I eat snacks on the couch. I once watched yoga on FitTV wearing them. That counts, right?

AndreaLeigh said...

i've never done threading. waxing my brows doesn't really bother me and tweezing doesn't feel like anything at all anymore. i used to tweeze everyday but now i do it about once a week. i'm a gorilla so i need to do it about 2x a week.

however, waxing your upper lip hurts like a mofo. oh man!

Mercy Triumphs said...

slap your mama??? :!

KT said...

True yoga story: I used to get dressed for yoga so my family thought I was going and I would go to Target instead. I NEEDED that hour alone sometimes, I swear!

Jennifer said...

hmmm, I may need to reconsider the plans that I was forming to go get it done next week...

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

GREAT post! This made me LOL so hard! I only recently heard of this and that you can get it done on your legs... Guess I'll be passing on that one :D -- At least you're now sporting HOT eyebrows!

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