Ouch!! The Pain of beauty!

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It is all about eyebrows now – or so I am told.  It is just about 35 years too late for me.

As a teenager I had lovely soft blond hair and nice strong brows.  I cried the first time my friend tried to pluck them.  The fashion was for these beautiful thin plucked brows.  I found it so painful that I really just hid them under my fringe for the most part.  In my twenties I discovered waxing.  No less painful, but far less drawn out.  One or two swipes and beautiful brows are revealed.

Ironically now, I could really do with those brows of my youth.  With the passing of the years, my eybrows have thinned out a little, but of course the straggly ones that were there at 15 are still there now.

I decided to try threading.  Seemed so simple from the Youtube video.  No hot wax, no nasty tweezers.  How much can a length of cotton hurt?  Quite a bit – but the result was well worth it.  Thanks to Lyndsay at the Hair & Beauty Rooms in Westport.  A beautiful job, despite the pain (which thankfully fades fast).  Might even thing of brushing the eternal fringe to the side!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to share your beauty pain story.

Fruit water – my cure!

All good things for cleaning my insides
All good things for cleaning my insides

When I am feeling in need of a bit of a me day, fruit water is my answer.  Ideally I make it up the night before, and then leave it steeping overnight and then start drinking in the morning.

This batch of fruit water was cucumber, lemon and celery, but I do vary it.  My favourite fruit is pineapple, so sometimes I make that the hero.  A bunch of mint is another great addition. All citrus is good too.  In summer I might add some ice cubes, but I think a cleansing drink is better at room temperature.

Throughout the day, I add water and aim to drink at least 2 litres in total.

Plan a day when you are staying at home as you will be running ….  And in my case that adds in exercise as my bathrooms are a flight of stairs away from my living room.  It may be my imagination, but I think my skin glows and I have more energy the next day.

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