Saturday, November 24, 2007

Always Wax A Week Before A Holiday or Important Event

Wednesday night I remembered suddenly that I had a moustache and that my eyebrows looked troublingly like EDIT: something very hairy because my husband did not approve of what I said here before, so I ran over to the place where one gets waxed and begged them to squeeze me in because it was a dire, facial hair emergency. They agreed and I was squeezed in and promptly waxed. I will spare you the description of the process because frankly, it's a cliche and every single damned chick-lit book and girlie blog has a chapter or a post devoted to some waxing horror story and they're all the same. I hate getting anything waxed, but I'm resigned to the fact that it's a part of life, so I do it and don't complain and I long for the day when the "natural" look, a la 70s porn, comes exploding back into style, because I believe it will one day. But anyway, I got waxed and was all happy with my perfectly outlined arched eyebrows though all through Thanksgiving my face tingled. Yesterday I woke up with a few bumps and by the end of the day I looked like this. My face has rebelled. My skin is angry. It wants its excess hair back.

6 comments:

Neurotic Snowman said...

awww that was mean of them to laugh at you it is no your fault your face was being invaded by hair! *hug*

misha said...

sexy sweater there :)

Subservient No More said...

No its not cropped. It has a tee shirt under it because that's pretty much my uniform. Cardigans and tee shirts.

Green said...

Stop lying - in that picture there's no tee shirt.

Sorry you had a bad reaction to the waxing - I went to a place in Coconut Creek a couple of times that traumatized me.

miss tango in her eyes said...

If you can take Benadryl, ingest it before waxing to help prevent bumpiness and irritation.

**of course always consult your doctor before taking any over the counter drugs!

Shamarie said...

It sounds to me like you might have a slight allergy to the wax.

Ask them to use Hemp or Azulene wax.

Ask them to prep you with Cornstarch (make sure it's not talc - talc bad) after they cleanse and dry your brows. This protects the skin and also brings the nap of the hair up.

Then they should clean up your waxed areas, aloe it and then moisturize it.

The benedryl is an excellent piece of advice, although tylenol will help too. Don't go if you are on your monthly. It makes you more sensitive.

And you can tell them your friendly esthetician reader told you how it needs to be done if they give you sass.

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