Monday, April 04, 2005

the brow

Nina wrote charmingly the other day about her stylist, who recommended waxing for her brows. She agreed, "a pair of waxed brow makes more of a statement."

I ignored my eyebrows for the first 39-some years of my life, but my advancing hypothyroidism made them do weird things, and I finally realized I needed to do something to tame the large furry caterpillars that were perched over my eyes. My eyes are very deep-set anyway, and having heavy brows hanging over them made them look even worse.

I like waxing in that it gets all the little tiny hairs, but I can't wax anymore because every time I do, the waxed area stays red for 3 or 4 days and it itches and I just look horrible. Besides, it's a pain to have to run to the salon to get it done. So I resort to tweezers, which allow for more precision work but also require more time.

Some days, I don't have the muscle coordination in my hands to do my own brows, and then I get very annoyed at my limitations. Lately I have been doing minimal maintenance work, but over the weekend I got a chance to really shape them and my hands for once cooperated. Now I have nice brows again. I actually look awake! How long will it last this time?

It would be just grand if I could get them symmetrical...


Sheik Yerbootie said...

False advertising is a crime.

This should have been titled "The Eyeball".

Joan said...

Believe me, if I hadn't just done my brows, you wouldn't be noticing the eye so much! ;)