I thought I’d share this little beauty experience with you from yesterday.
In the Winter, I tend to become at least two shades lighter. I’ve tried taking pictures before for lipstick swatches and noticed a light ‘stache photobombing me especially in the Winter. So I decided to wax it yesterday before I did my eyebrows.
Before I go any further, let me tell you that I’m very familiar with waxing. I’ve been doing my eyebrows for over 6 years, I’ve been wax models for my sister and my friend Bao and I have a regular esthetician. BUT, when considering waxing a part of your body that’s never been waxed before, GO TO A PROFESSIONAL. Why? If it hurts, you won’t want to finish the job. And you don’t want to walk around with a half-assed job.
Luckily for me, with the bit of waxing knowledge I have, I managed to wax my ‘stache…
After, my lip was red after and I thought I looked like Paul Maloof. LOL!
Yea, I couldn’t take a photo of that! I had to go over it three times as well! I didn’t get the direction right sometimes but, let me say, because I didn’t want to embarrass myself I stuck through the pain and finished the waxing. It HURT! But don’t get me wrong, I’ll be doing it again. I’m a sucker for waxing pain. I love not having to do any maintenance for a few weeks for a 1/2 hour of pain.
While it turned out well, my eyebrows took a little hit as I was talking to my sister about my mustache wax while doing them. I’m very thankful that I know how to fill them in.
So kids, there are several things to this story:
- If you are waxing for the first time, get a professional to do it. And not one with bad eyebrows or a mustache.
- You’re paying for it, so stick through the pain and don’t leave with a half done job. Believe me, the outcome outweighs the pain you go through.
- Do not wax at home unless it’s somewhere that isn’t visible or that you can’t cover up properly, if you aren’t experienced.
I had a laugh about this with my sister on the phone which is why I messed up my eyebrows but I can laugh at myself and mistakes. I’ve had a botched eyebrow job before as a wax model. I was laughing hysterically while the person almost cried.
Life is too short to not laugh at yourself.