And in eyebrow news….

September 29, 2017 | My Jottings

I thought I’d pop in here today to share something a bit different. I’m getting ready to go out to dinner and a play at our community playhouse with a former neighbor of mine, but here’s a little something about eyebrows.

Eyebrows?

Yes.

I have been noticing hubcaps and eyebrows since I was a little girl. Hubcaps probably don’t impact a person’s life very much, but eyebrows make a huge difference in the way a person looks, I think. As I’ve gotten older (in my 60s now), I’ve noticed that many women my age and older have some eyebrow issues.

I actually started to see some sparseness in my eyebrows when I was in my 50s, and did what most women do I guess…used an eyebrow pencil. The problem with this for me was that my natural brows are fairly flat and don’t have a very pronounced arch, so penciling in an arch was always a little outside my natural browline.

Couple sparse eyebrows with worsening vision that makes it next to impossible to see if you’re doing a decent job, and all of a sudden you’re an older woman who looks like this. Or this.

So after a lot of research and consideration, I decided to go to the only business in our town who specializes in microblading eyebrows. I didn’t want my eyebrows tattooed, because I didn’t want to make that commitment, plus I know two people who’ve done it, and their brows faded terribly. If you’re not familiar with microblading, click here and look at these before and after pictures! The trained, licensed technician measures your face and bone structure carefully and shows you the shape they will/could be, and then creates tiny semi-permanent hairstrokes over your own eyebrows that make it hard to tell they’re not really all your own.

So here’s a picture I took with my iPhone the day I had it done, so I could text my three daughters who were anxious to see the results.

The “hairs” toward the outside of my eye are not hairs at all, but tiny microbladed pigment lines that will last for about a year.

I don’t have to squint and haphazardly draw on my eyebrows anymore.

I would really recommend this to women who have thinning eyebrow issues. My daughter knows someone who lost her brows from cancer treatment, and decided to have microblading done. Her stunning results helped me decide to take the leap.

I realize with all that’s going on in the world this seems like such a vain and lightweight thing. I’m sorry if this rubs anyone the wrong way.

My mother-in-law used to say she felt naked if she went out of the house without her eyebrows drawn on. I don’t think I was quite to that point, but it is very nice to not have to think about eyebrows at all. Not that hubcaps or eyebrows have been given that much real estate in my brain, but you know what I mean….

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Comments

  1. Ganeida says:

    lol I am so fair I look eyebrowless. Always have. Not sure I’m game to suddenly acquire brows @ my advanced age.

  2. Just Julie says:

    I think you look truly lovely, Ganeida. xoxo

  3. Denel says:

    Hi dear friend,

    I think your eyebrows look great & I love that you did something for you!! Thank you for continuing to share your funny, quirky thoughts with us!!??

  4. Just Julie says:

    So happy to see your comment here, my friend of 53 years! Thank you for your kind words. xoxo

  5. Ginny says:

    Oh my! We are kindred spirits!!! Goofy yet so cool!
    I have started to use ARCHER the eyebrow wand in a blond color so it colors and fills in but is not OMGosh like those “click here” ladies!
    I have seen ladies at the salon getting their brows dyed, looking like Groucho Marx before AND after and thought no way! So this little ARCHER wand colors the gray hairs, fills in a bit and tames the wild ones to go in the right direction… my brows can be like Alfalfa’s hair!
    Adding one more step to painting the barn each day rattled my cage, but it makes me walk taller and able to conquer the world (not really?) so it is worth it!
    But…….. I LOOK AT HUBCAPS TOO!! I have never told anyone that! Thought I would have to join a 9 step group or something!!! I saw a set one time that were bright and shiny and spun around AFTER the car stopped! I about passed out with envy! I think hubcaps MAKE the car! Who cares if it has an engine…does it have nicccce hubcaps, is the question!!!!!

  6. Just Julie says:

    I never knew about you and hubcaps, Ginny! So funny. I think you have a book in you, or a blog….even though you haven’t caught the vision yet. See you soon…. xoxo

  7. Sue says:

    I probably need this but not daring enough at this point. Love that you were bold enough to do it.

  8. Just Julie says:

    I haven’t noticed your eyebrows, Sue, but your eyecolor is stunning! Like a swimming pool — so beautiful. xoxo

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