I’m using the baby as an excuse to grow my eyebrows out. This pains me more than you’ll ever know… even in my current exhausted state, I’m still a little bit vain.
But what’s causing this obsession with your brows, I hear no-one cry. Mainly, this young lady:
Those eyebrows are phenomenal. I mean, perfectly groomed, without looking like someone drew them on cack-handedly with crayons. I used to have eyebrows like this (although not as spectacular, I hasten to add), but then fell into the waxing trap. Oh yes, I looked polished. But in a fit of fiscal prudence, I decided to just ‘tidy up’ my brows and then fell into some sort of daydream. I, ahem, over arched myself (geddit?) and went a bit too thin.
Since then, I’ve sort of got my brows into a semi-decent shape, but I want more. I mean I want luxurious, well-groomed brows. Eyebrows are everywhere after all. Kate Middleton is all about the brows, Have I Got News For You mentioned last week that most presidential candidates who manage to get elected are the ones with the better brows.
I’m devoted to my eyebrow kits and my tweezers (which are these ones by Bourjois. Excellent value- £3.49!- and very good at what they do, too), but I’ve decided to not tweeze so religiously. It’s hard. I can’t quite leave them alone and am doing the bare minimum of maintenance. I think it’s going to be a long time until I get something I like the look of.
Until then, here are some other enviable eyebrows (all images from Wikipedia):
How do you do your eyebrows? Any tips of how I can survive this growing out phase?