Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eyebrows are awesome...

The things we take for granted are various and many.  Especially here in the United States of America.
Clean water comes on every time I turn on the faucet.  The electricity here is operational 99.9% of the time, unless we've just had a hurricane or a natural disaster.  In fact, the times we have been without electric current I have worried we are TOO dependent on lights and refrigeration.  My parents remember when electricity and televisions came into being.  My kids can scarcely imagine a time without computers, much less running water and 500 channels of nothing to watch.
But I digress-
Many of us recall a time of cheap gas and big cars, and (oddly) a refill of coke would cost you an extra .50 cents.  Houses were cheap, hospitals were a place to die, and only women of a certain means were able to get their hair dyed, nails done, and eyebrows plucked to look like Ava Gardner.
She was gloriously amazing... (and from about 60 miles from where I live!)
These days things have changed.
Probably to our demise and undoing.
Of all the modern conveniences- including the ice maker, microwave, and awesomely comfy bed warmers (I do mean the electric kind- kudos Ande :)-, not the iron pot full of hot coals one would drag across the sheets!), one glorious, yet terrible, product has made it's way into the homes of millions of Americans.
Waxing kits.
Yes...I mean waxing kits, the kind of thing which should be left to professionals at all costs, and never EVER used on eyebrows.
Ever.


6 comments:

soandsosaid said...

There has GOT to be a great photo that goes with this...

Skunkfeathers said...

My pet rock thought waxing kits were for making candles. Then again, Seymour HAS no eyebrows...

Mayden' s Voyage said...

I'm never ever showing that photo- and I am never using a waxing kid anywhere near my eyes again :) Thankfully- they have grown back beautifully :)

Mayden' s Voyage said...
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Mayden' s Voyage said...

kit...not kid...though it looked like a kid had played a prank on me!

Helene said...

I tried to wax my upper lip once and the strip I used took away a layer of skin with it.. a solid 7-10 days of oozing and scabbing in the shape of a bad Charlie Chaplin mustache! So I am with ya sista... some things need to be left to the professionals! haha x