Did you know it was fashionable at one time to shave one’s eyebrows off completely? Surprisingly enough, that faux pas resurfaced again back in the late nineties and was very short-lived … thankfully. Knowing how to tweeze and shape the eyebrow correctly is important to compliment the overall look of the eyes.
Women have been known for years to follow what fashion magazines dictate, even if the latest and hottest trend isn’t the least bit complimentary. Young teens today follow their favorite celebrities as if they were gods despite how gaudy or unflattering the style or beauty trend may prove. Shaving eyebrows, should not be one of them because you’re taking a gamble they will not grow back. Unless you lose your brow hair due to fire or medical reasons, no one should shave off their eyebrows… not for the love of a celebrity or to be fashionable.
Eyebrows really do serve a purpose. No one is born with perfect brows and they need to be redefined and reshaped. The only way to accomplish this is to tweeze, and wax later if you choose once you create the definition and shape right for you. The eyebrow contours the eye. Bushy, unshaped brows are less than attractive and can downplay the soft line of the eye.
Follow the natural shape of your brow and tweeze those hairs that sprout between the eye and outside and below the natural brow line. The diagram provided with this article is a perfect example of how to determine your individual shaping. Apply a wet washcloth (warm-hot) to help open up the pores, tweeze hair one by one with an angled-tip tweezer, pluck in the direction that hair grows naturally while holding skin taut with the finger of your other hand. Tweeze until the brow is clearly defined, not ragged, following along the natural brow line. Don’t forget to remove those hairs growing between your eyes at the top of your nose.
After plucking, splash with cold water or use witch hazel on a cotton ball to close the pores and soothe the irritated area. If red & swollen, apply a cold compress or ice. Do not apply makeup for at least thirty minutes. The best time to tweeze is in the evening before bedtime. Always brush brow hair upward to check any new growth and stray hairs you may have missed.
To tweeze or, not to tweeze, is up to you. But please, don’t shave!
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HEELS… can’t live with them… can’t live without them… just got to learn how to tolerate them, wear them, and keep them as part of our wardrobe, right?
Now, reality check. They hurt, and they hurt really, really bad after strutting around in them for an entire day and even night. The question is, do you sacrifice style for comfort? Most women would probably reply, “Ah, heck no!” Women love them because they make their legs look longer and their body slimmer. They love them because they know men think they are hot. Women love them because they add “chic” to their outfits. There is just no denying that a good looking pump or, stiletto can make our calves look fantastic and sexy as heck.
One might thank all those wonderful shoe designers for causing all this misery. The American Podiatrist Medical Association tells us the best solution is simply tossing them out with the trash. Here are some hints that may prove more helpful than tossing out your favorite pair of Jimmy Choo.
- Granted a shorter heel (up to 2 inches) is right for comfort and health. Just keep in mind anything higher is going to place undue pressure on the ball of your foot and frontal bones. If you have to go with the height, try kicking them off when you can and keep a pair of flats/slippers under your desk for relief.
- Believe it or, not, many women will sacrifice a smaller size because they fell in love with a certain style and the store doesn’t have a pair left in their real size. Also, it’s important to have your foot measured ever so often. Feet can grow as we get older and also longer and wider after pregnancy. You have to make sure there is at minimum a thumbs width between your longest toe and the shoe tip for the proper room.
- Pointed & Narrow Squared toes may be the fashion but, rounded toe shoes allow your toes to lie flat and spread out naturally. If you can’t, then at least try and alternate once and a while. Pointed & narrow squared toes can cause joint pain, bunions and wrench your toes inward.
- Many fashion shoes only come in a standard width. If you have wide feet, obviously this will cause a problem. If you love the style so much and must have them, a shoemaker can usually stretch them to widen the toe box to enhance comfort.
- Think about cushioning. You’re on our feet more than ever and many shoes come with less than adequate padding. You have felt that unbearable burning on the balls of your feet once or twice already. It is pretty obvious it will happen again if you continue to wear them because heels shift the weight fully right to that area.
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