Wednesday, October 29, 2008

eye spy

kiosks at the mall usually mean one thing to me. all. out. avoidance. whether it be blinged out cell phone covers, faux grills(for your teeth) and rhinestone studded belt buckles, caricature artists, mediterranean sea salt skin care products with the EVER persistent sales people who you have to pretend to be on your phone having a life-shattering conversation with someone to get by them without them groping you, lifetime warranty siding for your house, ceramic flat irons and my personal fave- legal advice, i'm not interested. and that was one LOOOOONG run-on sentence. i never claimed to be a literary genius.

anywhoooo, the one thing a kiosk at the mall does offer that i was definitely interested in is eyebrow threading. i read an article in the paper about the proprietress of the kiosk and i thought i would try it out. apparently in places like india eyebrow threading is the only way to go. and since i think indian women are the most beautiful women in the world and i hope to be one someday, i thought i would give it a try.

BEFORE:

seriously, tyra banks should be hunting me down right now. that picture is the true definition of FIERCE! no halloween costume needed here folks! fierce with a side of red bull. does red bull need a spokesmodel? does anyone over 23 even drink red bull?


THE PROCESS or as my SIL ,sarah who speaks beautiful canadian, would say, THE PRO-CESS:


yes, you are seeing that picture correctly. she is using common sewing thread from wal-mart that she probably picked up for 89 cents. i thought it was a minimally painless process. you lay back in a chair, she says her magic threading words, she runs a thread across your brows, or forehead, or chin or moustache area(not that I need that, but you might) and voila!!! beautifully shaped brows.
note- my good luck horseshoe necklace on my decollete.


15 bucks and 5 minutes later:

amazing.

the pros- quick, incredibly accurate, lasts for 4 weeks, inexpensive, minimally painless. you can feel each individual hair being pulled out, but it is so fast.

the cons- it's a kiosk at the mall. if you go midday, every high school drop-out and grandma in the tri-city area stares at you. she only accepts cash.

i highly recommend it.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE:

gas is now $1.99 here. can anyone else match or beat that???

and thanks to all TWO of my dear friends and blog readers who completed my tag. i am feeling the love. where is the nearest cliff?

13 comments:

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing your brow threading experience. I read that article in the paper too. I'm not sure if I'm willing to fork over 15 bucks for it yet, but I'll kept it in mind.

And, you still haven't commented on my blog on the "Heidi's tag of your life" post. Does the guilt keep you up at night? There is an easy way to relieve that. Just leave me a comment there so I'll no longer see a big zero when I look to see if anyone appreciated the work I put into showing my undying love for you. :)

Nicole said...

Oh! I'm so sorry Heidi...I loves you, really! Don't take it personally. I NEVER do those tags...I really mean to, I just never do. I guess I am just a slacker

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Ok, so call me a dummy, but I still don't get it. Does threading involve plucking any hairs? Or does she simply shape what's already there, no plucking or pulling necessary? Also, is the thread visible afterwards? I think I need a closer-up shot of the actual brows. Sorry I'm a dunce about this, but as someone who's always begrudged her eyebrows, I really need some more details. This just may be the answer my brows have been looking for!

And no, no one over 23 drinks Red Bull. I'll have to tell you the story sometime of how I got peer pressured (peer pressured!) into drinking Red Bull when I was 22, single, and in a bar with some of my "friends" (term used loosely). Definitely not my finest moment...

lrbodine said...

One of my old coworkers was Indian and always talked to me about eyebrow threading but I was always a little scared to do it. I might have to take it up since I have yet to go for a professional brow waxing since I had Ellie. I do it myself and it's probably not the best idea!

Elizabeth said...

Love it, love it, totally going this weekend because it's been a month and I needs it...I don't like the 'as it is happening' part of it, but I loves me the after effects...and nope, still is at $2.39...

amanda said...

Pretty. Do you have to have "full-growth" to have it done? Or can they work with a few stubs? You are a brave girl.

Gas is $2.something low.

Don't get mad that I haven't done the tag- it doesn't mean I'm not going to. It could happen in the next 3-5 months. Or so...

Love ya girl.

Lesta said...

hmmm...So why can't we do this ourselves?? I see this is the next thing I will be researching on the net.
My question for you: Did you hand your camera to one of the high school drop outs wandering the mall, or was it one of the grandmas?? haha...

MissRochelle said...

I am so happy we did this. Let me know, so we can go again. I think this should be our next eyebrow thing. At least it is for me. No red, no bumps, LOVEd it.

XOXO

I want the pictures of me doing it too. email them to me!!

katherine said...

i have two things to say:
1. I'm a sucker who fell for the sea salt from the kiosk place--I totally made eye contact and $50 bucks later i became the most gullible person in the mall.
2. I have heard great things about the brow threading but I've never seen a kiosk for one. Your brows look good by the way :)

Julianne said...

I still don't really get what eyebrow threading is. I think I must google it to find out more. However, if it means keeping pesky hairs from messing up my lovely eyebrows (I don't think they've been lovely since Senior Prom, let's be honest), maybe I ought to look into it.

I enjoy reading tags, but I don't do them. A personal decision. Like whether or not to take a shower today. A personal decision.

Julianne said...

OK I just watched a YouTube video of it and I STILL don't get how it works. But I'll just take your word for it that it is cool. Looks cool. Wish I was cool.

Caroline said...

our gas us $1.93 and I am SO excited!

Cat Summers said...

I haven't looked at blogs forever. You kids are so big now. I have had my eye brows threaded while I was visiting my sister in Austin. It is great and last a long time.