Hi there! Remember me? Yeah…it has been a while…
Back in August, I had lofty goals of posting all about turning the big 4-0, starting my oldest in kindergarten and youngest in pre-K, plotting out the next Disney trip–and then life hit us hard. Getting two kiddos school ready was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. Then, wave after wave of sickness hit us followed by holiday insanity and a bonus round of sickness. During all of that, I somehow managed a bit of the self-care I’d promised to myself for my 40th year on earth, and I’m excited to share some of the new tricks up my sleeve.
So let’s back up a bit to this fall. One of the mixed blessings of doing a blog like this is the opportunity to take lots of fun pictures and analyze each one closely. It’s a great tool to learn what things are working and not working for your look, I will say that! One of the things that I was struggling with daily was penciling in my invisible blonde brows. I know, I know–they should be “sisters” and not “twins,” but I’m totally OCD about symmetry. Suffice it to say that spending as much time on my brows as I was taking to blow out my hair was not working for my morning routine.
A friend had had microblading done on her eyebrows (here for local peeps), and they looked amazing, so I decided to give it a go. After all, turning 40 is just a good point in life to do a little self care in the beauty dept. I thought I’d share a bit about the process. Plus, since I don’t have any other body ink, why not start on the most logical place–my face?!?!
[insert another crazy busy time that I forgot to document the next few days, but you get the idea!]
I absolutely love the results of this minor procedure mostly because it gives me a built in stencil to follow and saves me so much time. I get asked by a lot of people if it hurt, and honestly I have to say that it did. The pain is temporary though compared to the results, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It is not truly permanent, so I will have to get it touched up 1x per year. There is also a little bit of down time where the look is a little intense and you cannot get the area wet or get too sweaty for 10 days, and you cannot wash your hair for 3 days. Doing it in the fall after the heat of summer and the splashing kiddos of pool season is 100% the way to go to look amazing for the holidays.
Cheers to a beautiful 2017 for all of us!