Thursday, September 19, 2013

The eyebrow post

Hey, guys!

Thank you for leaving me your lovely comments on my previous posts, reading them, replying and checking out your blogs is literally one of my favorite things about blogging. Thank you all for stopping by, hope you enjoy and decide to stay a bit longer :)

Anyway. Have you ever been so bored, you start to google photoshopped celebrity photos without their eyebrows?  Well, if you have, you'll know, what a surprising difference that suddenly makes to a face. I didn't always appreciate this.

On one of my recent posts I received a compliment on my eyebrows and flattered as I got, decided to dedicate an entire post to the topic! (what can I say - I love compliments?)

Seriously, though, I decided to show, that my eyebrows have gone through some pretty rough times and almost went extinct! So there's an entire story to how I grew them back and how I maintain them now (which is really easy, actually).

I'm really an advocate of thicker than thinner, because I used to make mine ridiculously thin and round shaped, so I walked around looking surprised at all times. No wonder, I could never make myself look good, when no matter how much effort I put into my makeup, it was ruined by the weird alien looking arch I had going on. That's another thing. I just simply couldn't manage my eyebrows. I had them very thick, but very fine initially. So they were sort of... grey, I suppose. Just sheer and wishy-washy until I had them plucked for the first time, before my middle school graduation (about 14 years old).


In high school they were pretty thin, but okay, because we had these unwritten beauty rules in my class - all the girls did the basic things - a nice tan, nails, eyebrows, hair trims, that sort of thing and I used to pluck them at a salon every other month or so, but then I moved away to Denmark to study and didn't do anything beauty related out of my home. First of all, it was very expensive and second of all, I was so overwhelmed by all the changes, that finding the beauty treatment sports simply wasn't my priority. Not having bushy eyebrows apparently was.

And in time, I managed to pluck them thinner and thinner until they sort of shaped into these round and thin arcs. And when I came home for a semester of internship, which I choose to take back home in Latvia, my sister (who was studying at the time and is now actually a hairdresser) looked at them and told me to never touch my eyebrows again :D So, every time I'd go to my home town and saw her, she'd adjust them. For a while they looked even more hideous, than before, because she made me grow them out. But after a few months, she managed to completely re-shape them and even make a small bending of it, which I love. The problem is, though, that my face is asymmetric and (as my sister laughs, I got one eyebrow from my mom and the other, from my dad) they have a completely different structure.

For a while after returning I was struggling to manage them a bit, when I was on my own again. I was afraid to make the same mistakes again, but in time - they gave me less and less trouble. I literally pluck out a few hairs here and there that are obviously out of place (always plucking only the bottom, never from the top of the eyebrow) and fill them in slightly on nights out. Still, every time I go home, the top of the agenda is getting my eyebrows fixed (she also darkens them, so I don't fill them in for a while after), because I swear, neat eyebrows are just a beauty crush for me. In the summer time, I can have my hair up and away from my face, no makeup, a nice tan and if I have my eyebrows just done, I feel extremely pretty. It's weird. But I think, it's just such a beautiful, powerful feature. On everyday basis I brush them out, sometimes I'll use a clear gel and the natural shape of my eyebrows have proven to be the easiest to upkeep and the most flattering to have. I wish I'd know how to do it better myself, though or to go home more often, because they're obviously thicker and not as beautifully arched as when done professionally, but in comparison, the maintenance is completely worry free.

Hope you enjoyed it! How do you take care of your brows? What's your routine? Are you satisfied with your brows or don't notice them that much at all? I'd love to hear from you!

Also, I have a few interesting posts in mind, simple things like skincare and daily makeup (daily, meaning, once a week, maybe, when I wear makeup), but I'm also thinking of doing something a little different and I would love to know, if you're interested in seeing stuff like that. I've changed a lot throughout the last 5 years and that has affected my self esteem a lot and the way I feel about myself and others, so if you'd like to know, what I've learned, let me know in the comments below and I'll gladly do it :)

Have a great early weekend!

Renate  

62 comments:

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    1. Hey, you :) I'll definitely check it out, thanks!

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  2. great post ! :)

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  3. love your new eyebrows) want to have the same on my face!
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    1. Thank you so much :) haha, that's a great compliment

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  4. I love your eyebrows now! You can definitely see the improvement x

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    1. Thanks, hun! I definitely hope so :)

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  5. your eyebrows do look awesome and growing them back into a natural shape is such a pain. i had mine way to thin when i was younger and i'm so happy that mine look kinda norml now. haha.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, it was months of awkwardness :) Come to think of it, I should really thank my sister again for saving my brows! Thanks!

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  6. Your eyebrows are perfect now!! I did go through the stage of having horrifically thin eyebrows when I was about 14 but thankfully I have escaped that era and now have nice thick eyebrows again!

    x

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, hun! I hear it all the time, sounds like most of us overdid it at one point or another. Congrats to us on being back :D

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  7. I love the last picture with the thicker brows! They make your eyes look radiant :)


    -Vogue&Heels
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    1. Thanks so much! That's very sweet :)

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  8. I definitely prefer you with thicker brows they suit you a lot more!

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  9. Me too, I like thick eyebrows so much more than thin ones. But I have to admit I´ve had my fair share of thin eyebrows history in the past, but it took my a couple of years to learn the technique of not-overpicking! :p

    You look incredible with think brows :-)

    Love from Norway,
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    1. Thank you so much, sweetheart! I think most of us have gone through such phase and thankfully its over :D

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  10. Your eyebrows look amazing now! I love thick eyebrows

    Purple Flamingo

    Fjóla

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    1. Thanks so much, it means a lot :) Me too - gotta love a good, thick brow!

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  11. I love full eyebrows! I use a pencil to fill them in and make mine look thicker!

    Jacqueline
    www.purelypeanut.com

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    1. I used to use a pencil too and still do that sometimes, but only on nights out and with heavier eye makeup as they get very dark and noticeable :)

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  12. Ahh they look so much better now! Love this! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  13. Wow they look great! I think that eyebrows are probably one of the most important things when it comes to beauty! It can change a face like no other!


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    1. Thank you :) I agree with you completely! When my eyebrows were messed up I just wasn't satisfied with how I looked no matter how much effort I put into my hair, makeup etc., but because it's such an overlooked feature, I couldn't figure out, what the problem was! Like: "I know I used to look better, what happened?" :D

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  14. They look great now! I definitely agree, thicker over thinner:)

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. That's so sweet. thank you, I appreciate it! :)

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  15. wow, you are so lucky the grew back.. and into such beautiful brows! these photos prove what a difference good brows can make!

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    1. Yes, I agree, I didn't actually know if I could grow them back, but obviously (and thankfully) I could. Aww, thank you :) What a lovely compliment

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  16. My word I swear we have both been through the same eyebrows phase! I use to have my super thin too but I have this tiny scar where hair doesn't grow on one eyebrow and having them thin made it look like two eyebrows. Disaster! Can't say I have found a salon that does them nice yet, one always looks higher than the other lol! But your eyebrows are lovely and they have a nice arch which I'm totes jealous of, I'd love nicely arching eyebrows!

    Hayleigh xx

    www.after-the-vows.com

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    1. Funny :) Yeah, it takes a lot of patience and it took me probably some good 6 months to grow them back, good thing I could hide behind my big glasses for most of the time :)
      Thanks, lovely!

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  17. Love this post! I totally feel you on maintaining - even though I've moved 30 minutes away from my eyebrow lady I will not go to anyone else. Looking fab!

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    -Ash

    Pursuit of Shoes

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    1. Haha, true! Once you have found someone who can manage your brows, you don't change it!!! :D Thank you so much, sweetie :)

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  18. Very nice post! I like thicker eyebrows too. About my post, yeah I'm doing it. I just started a couple of days ago :) Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks for checking back, that's sweet :) Good luck with it, I'm looking forward to seeing the improvements and get impressed! :)

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  19. Wow I love your eyebrows now. It really makes a huge difference!! I recently went to sephora and stocked up on some eyebrow products..I realy like those invisible gels that keep them in place!

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    1. Thanks so much :) It does, and funnily enough, you can't really tell, WTHAT's exactly wrong, if the eyebrows are off, so they're so important, I think.

      Yeah, I love those too! Need to get a new one, because mine USED to be clear, now it's turned brown because of the brown powder I use to fill them in sometimes!

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  20. You really remind me of Ingrid (MissGlamorazzi) from Youtube. It's just something about your face :)
    Really nice blog, would love if you'd have a little look at mine too xxx
    The perks of being a hipster

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    1. Okay, THAT's a first :) She's so cute, though, so that's nice! Thanks? Sure, I'll definitely check out yours, thank you

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  21. I'm so glad you did this post! I think we have all been through crazy eyebrow days.. I know I have! Love your blog

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    Mel
    I Pink i Love You

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    1. Exactly :) Heard it so many times, surprisingly, that a lot of girls have went through an embarrassing phase :) Thank you so much! Feel free to stick around, we could follow each other, I'd love that

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  22. The thicker eye brows bring out your facial features which look really good. I need to start filling mine in!!

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it :) I bought a pencil today also instead of my usual powder - gotta switch things up!

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  23. This made me chuckle - I thought I was the only one who went through a funny brow phase! Your eyebrows look amazing now though!

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    1. Hehe, I'm glad to hear that! As it turns out - most of us have! Thank you, lovely :)

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  24. I'm a fan of thicker for sure too! It's nice that you showed these pictures! My eyebrows did the exact same thing. In high school I kept them supper thin but it wasn't until college really that I finally decided to keep them thick haha.

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    1. Anytime, glad that you enjoyed it! What's with all of us, hehe? :D Kerp hearing the same thing. Glad we've all come around. Sure, I'll check it out!

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  25. I love thick brows too, I never have the courage to pluck them myself because of the pain but also because of the end result may look so I always get them threaded! :) xx

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    1. That's a good idea :) I'd do that too, if I had it readily available - I don't trust myself :D

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  26. i lvoe this post, simply because i love eyebrowns,
    they are the most important Thing in our face<3

    I adore your blog, keep on doing this wonderful thing you do here.
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    1. They do make a world of difference, for sure! Thanks :)

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  27. Wow, you do have great eyebrows :)

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    1. Aww, thanks! :) That's very nice of you to say

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  29. Bold eyebrows are my absolute all-time fave beauty trend! :) Yours are absolutely stunning, my dear!

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    1. Oh, thank you very much, I appreciate it! Just bought the Maybelline eyebrow pencil in deep brown and I'm rocking some dark eyebrows today :)

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  30. I prefer the bold one! bold eyebrow is such a statement to beautify your face. Love it! <3

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    1. Thanks so much :) I agree, that a natural, bolder brow is mostly the most flattering.

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  31. Great post! I do the same mistake. You look younger and so beautiful with thicker eyebrows, I hope I will remind of your post whenever I pluck them. You have a reallt nice blog, I am your new follower:) xoxo
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    1. Thank you so much, sweetheart :) Haha, that's funny to think of - my face as a warning in your head :D Hope it works! ;) Thank you for sticking around, I really appreciate it!

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