December 6, 2012 Leave a comment
I think it’s time to share my eyebrow philosophy. It’s more of a story about a wax gone wrong and the life lesson learned from it, but don’t you think “eyebrow philosophy” sounds more appealing? Yeah. Me too.
I was visiting a friend in Kalamazoo a few weekends ago and on the agenda for our “girls weekend” was getting pedicures. I’m not fancy, I’ll go anywhere for a pedicure. But whilst getting my feet done, I decided, hey, it’s been like a million years since my last eyebrow wax, why not clean those bad boys up? I am not high maintenance. I do not require much in the beauty department. I like a thicker brow to go with my thicker build (and it requires less maintenance). So why not? Let’s get them done here at Le Nails.
Bad idea. Most women who’ve done my brows in the past have respected my wishes in the past to keep my current shape, just to clean it up. That was not the reality this time. My eyebrows went from well-fed to malnourished. I didn’t hate the look. I didn’t love it, either. It was just new. And when the boyfriend notices, you know it’s a substantial change.
(You’re probably wondering now, 3 paragraphs into this story, where the life lesson comes it? I’m getting there, promise!)
Now the brows have started to fill in again. Thus the dilemma: to pluck or not to pluck?! I’d like my hearty brows back, but I also don’t want to look too much more of a hot mess than normal in the meantime. So the philosophy lies herein: Are there things in our life we let stay the same because it’s easier, or prettier to do so? Stay in a job, a relationship, an unhealthy weight (my personal a-ha moment registered here) because in the moment it’s easier, but in the long run eyebrows are prettier, jobs and relationships are more rewarding and we are healthier if we hunker down and fight through the ugly? I mean, I am no expert here, just wanted to share my own little a-ha moment. (And kindly ask you to understand why my eyebrows look like a botched MagnaDoodle drawing in the upcoming weeks as they return to their “well-fed” status.)
So I implore you: get messy, get motivated. Do whatever you need to do to make the change that could change your life.
Join me next time here at SlickLaRoo.com to discuss pantyhose and religion! (I’m kidding…I think…)