Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beauty Fail

A few weeks ago, I got the idea stuck in my head that I should just wax my own eyebrows for a fraction of the cost that my salon charges. Brilliant, right? Luckily, this post does not end in tears and I still have both eyebrows. Sorry to disappoint. I don't get my brows waxed regularly. I usually just tweeze into between waxings, which only happen about 3 times a year. So, you could say I'm mostly a tweezer (person, not

Sally Hansen

At Ulta, I puchased this Sally Hansen eyebrow waxing kit for $6.00. It comes with a microwaveable pot of wax, cooling cream, applicator, tweezers and brow guides. Not bad for much less than one salon waxing, right? I had let far too many stray hairs grow before I tried my hand at waxing. So many times I wanted to tweeze but had to stop myself. I wanted there to be plenty to pull off.

The instructions said not to heat for more than 2 minutes. Well, 2 minutes later and I could barely get the plastic paddle into the still hard wax. So I kept going. Here's where things got really sticky........

I was finally able to stir up some liquid wax and spread it on my skin between my eyebrows. This kit doesn't come with strips. The wax hardens in seconds and you rip that off instead. Well, it pulled out some of the hairs, but not all. I really don't think the wax was hot enough. So I tried again. And again. Then I tried under my brows where the actual shaping happens. Things didn't go so well there. The wax wasn't pulling off any hair!

There is a spot on my right brow where I got a tad overzealous and managed to take off more hair than intended. When I asked John what he thought after he said, "Ohhhh, they're really thin." I said, "I didn't even wax that part. That's what they always look like." Thanks, honey. Then I asked about the part on the inner edge that I screwed up and he recoiled in horror. Thanks again. Luckily, my glasses and bangs provide a little camouflage. I'm not showing a pictures because it's embarrassing.

Did I learn my lesson to leave it to the pros? No. Next time, I'm heating the wax for much longer. I really think that was the problem and will give me more accuracy.

Have you ever waxed your own eyebrows? Any tips or am I just crazy?

1 comment:

I want to hear what you have to say. Really!