Saturday, December 13, 2014

Making Grippy Tweezers and Waxing Your Own Eyebrows

I wax my eyebrows every so often. This last time, I ended up getting some facial hair-removing wax on the tips. It actually turned out cool! It gave the tweezers extra gripping power. So if you have some of this, you might want to try it on the tips of your tweezers and let it dry.

Surgi Wax comes in a little square blue box. I don't wax my private parts, so I use the wax that is for the face. Lately, I've been lying down on my bed and waxing, instead of standing in the bathroom. I have a magnifying mirror, so I scoop a little wax onto the paddle, and carefully wipe it where I need it to go. The mirror really helps, so I would recommend getting one. You could probably find one at one of the dollar stores. I think I got mine at Dollar General.

Doing your own eyebrows is cheaper than going to a salon or those specialty places. They've popped up in our local mall--they use string to remove the hairs. I think the wax costs between $6-11, and I hardly use any wax at all when I do. So investing in the wax is a good deal. I think Eyes by India charges $8 just to do eyebrows. I don't know if they are connected to the Eyes by India in Indianapolis.

My eyebrows are pretty thick. I just started waxing my brows a few years ago, but through practice, I've gotten them to where I like them. If you've never done it before, you might want to wax just a small part to see what it's like.

The wax needs to be at a certain temperature, and that's tricky. You don't want it so hot that the liquid is runny. I think that's the hardest part about this.

Once you've spread the wax on, let it sit for about a minute or so, and gently push the wax against the skin. After another minute, gently peel up on one side of the wax. Get a good grip, then tear it off? quickly in the opposite direction of the hair grown. Do this fast! If you do it slowly, it's way more agonizing.

The advantage to waxing is if you do it right, you can take out a lot of hairs at once, especially the very small, hard-to-see ones. The disadvantage is if you get too much wax on your eyebrow, you'll end up with a lot of hairs missing and maybe some strange-looking holes.

I used to get Sally Hansen wax, and they included a tiny bottle of something called Azulene oil. This helps soothe the skin and ward off bacteria. It's not uncommon for the waxed part to look a little pink. If you don't have this oil, you may want to wash the area with some anti-bacterial soap and maybe put some baby oil on after.

I don't have pictures of the actual procedure, because I usually don't think of photographing this, and I went from making grippy tweezers to the eyebrow waxing process. I should have saved it for another blog post, but oh well! Maybe you could try using Plasti-Dip on the tweezers as well! What do you think!?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thrift Shopping Rocks!

I checked out the Franciscan Center the other night and for less than $19, got the following items.

Two pairs of Reeboks, a pair of Nikes, several classic movies on VHS, and a children's book by one of  my favorite children's authors, Carolyn Heywood. I used to read the "Eddie" serious voraciously as a kid.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I Forgot

Not only to post, but I also forgot what I was going to post about. It was going to be some sort of hint or trick, but now, I've forgotten.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This Semester's Budget

Despite some unexpected expenses, I did pretty well estimating this semester's budget and how much money I would need to live on. I feel bad about borrowing the money, but let's hope I finish school promptly. One classmate has borrowed $120,000 worth of student loans.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hair Conditioning

First my hair is up all day after putting a bit of baby oil and vaseline on it. After beihg up all day, I take it down to softbbouncy curls.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Too Lazy

I took the photos. But I'm too lazy to get off the couch and upload them. Really. You'll see them soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I'm Doing it!

Yes, today I put my hair up in that ponytail thing. So I will take it out later tonight and show you what my hair looks like, before I do another deep conditioning.