Before we get to brows (in just a sec), first things first — happy Friday! Here, have a celebratory cup of chocolate macadamia kona coffee with me…
Mmmm, chocolately goodness…
I gotta power up today with some extra caffeine because your nephew kept me up with his shenanigans last night. He was being NAUGHTY! — in bold, all caps like that.
He kept running up and down the stairs all night long, who knows why, and then this morning, he used El Hub’s back as springboard, leaping into the air and landing in the middle of the bed.
But the worst — THE WORST — was the incessant pawing at the bottom of the linen closet door.
I don’t know why, but he’s become obsessed with opening and closing it. He hooks his claws under the narrow space at the bottom and pulls and pulls and pulls. It makes an incredible racket, starting off as a quiet bah-dump, bah-dump, bah-dump that turns into a fast and feverish thump-thump-thump-THUMP-THUMP! as he gets more and more fired up.
Finally, after about the third episode of this, probably around 3 a.m., I rolled out of bed and propped open the door. Of course, that took all the fun out of it for him, so he moved on to wreaking havoc somewhere else.
This is not the face of an angel…
Cats! You just can’t tell ’em what to do, but I guess that’s what gives them so much personality.
Now…I may have absolutely no control over Tabs, but I do have some control over my brows.
I usually maintain my brows myself at home because I’m a little reluctant to trust those little caterpillars to strangers (yes, I have control issues, LOL!), so I pluck to keep the strays at bay (always from below the brow, and never, ever above) and trim from time to time, too.
To determine if/when my brows need trimming, I grab a brow brush and brush my brows upward. If I see any long hairs that go past the natural shape of the brow, ding-ding-ding! — we have a winner. That’s when I’ll trim ’em down with a pair of scissors.
I just have to remember to work slowly, so as not to poke an eye out or snip away too much brow.
My outer brows (the sides closer to my ears) also get a little long and shaggy, so I trim those too, but instead of brushing the hairs upward, I brush ’em down, and whatever falls below the natural shape of the brow shape also gets snipped.
Do you ever trim your brows? Inquiring minds want to know.
One last thing before I run a quick errand. I woke up singing Don’t Dream It’s Over by Crowded House this morning, and if you click that play button down below, you very well may get it stuck in your head, too.
Have a fantabulous Friday!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,