Weekend Weirdness

“The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.”
Frank Zappa

Coming in too late for the links, but must be discussed anyway.

We’re friends, right? And friends share weird life facts, right? Well, inspired by Cara Delevigne and the absolute deluge of thick brow-ed beauties gracing the world of media and print advertising (plus some over zealous plucking in my youth), I’ve been growing out my eyebrows for a while. Which is a strange thing to type let alone do, but bear with me. I speak as a woman who has worked in a women’s magazine for a WHOLE WEEK now and is therefore clearly an expert, big eyebrows are A Thing and moreover, A Thing Of Which I Approve. However, this surgery completely freaks me out.


6 thoughts on “Weekend Weirdness”

    1. Oh, they weren’t anything too 90s-skinny to start with I assure you 😉 But I failed utterly to take photos at the start of this project. A shameful lapse!

  1. Every day I thank the brow lords that mine recovered from the horror I inflicted upon them in high school. I feel like, “Here’s what not to do to your face, and also, wear sunscreen and condoms, dummy,” should be part of every school’s curriculum.

    1. Well you know I can go on a rant about some of the US’s sex education, but goodness yes, we need to include sunscreen and eyebrow good decision making in there too now. For the children!

  2. I too have been trying to grow my eyebrows. It was really easy when I had long bangs, I basically just let my eyebrows be. Now that I’m growing out my bangs, my eyebrows have needs some serious attention. So one day while at a salon, I had the lady there wax my eyebrows. I specifically said I just wanted the shape cleaned up some since I’m trying to grow them. 5 minutes later, half my eyebrows were gone. Straight back to the the 90’s over-groomed thin line. I might have shed a tear or two. A month or so later and the brow pencil & I have become very good friends.

    1. Oh man. I’ve never had another person do the deed, mine has been self-inflicted damage. All hail the brow pencil. I used to be a complete tomboy as a child, but the beauty industry has convinced me of its merits as an adult. Where once I’d have scoffed at the idea of shaping brows, I now bow to its wisdom.

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