Eyebrows + Wish List

Hi Friends!

Can’t believe it’s already Thursday- this week has just flown by. Sometimes coming off of a long weekend can make me a bit less productive, but this week it actually feels like I’ve gotten quite a bit accomplished. Today I’m going to lunch with my parents at the new True Food Kitchen (my favorite) in Plano.

Then they are coming over to help me box up some more of my un-needed items in my apartment/move a couple furniture items. I’m not moving out until end of July, but since I can’t bring the majority of my stuff (nor would I want to) to Boston, I’m having to go through the process of deciding what to keep and what to sell. I’m currently doing a huge wardrobe purge and finally getting rid of the items I’ve held on for one too many years. That being said, I’m a sucker for a good deal, especially when it comes to seasonal clothing items. Personally, I feel like Summer Clothes are meant to be more temporary items and thus I feel it’s acceptable to buy a few more new items than I would normally. Here are some of the Summer clothing itemsย from Shein I have my eye on…

 

 

As you can see all of these items are super cute, but they are also extremely AFFORDABLE. Which is something I really look for when purchasing summer clothes. Does anyone else feel like they are more willing to splurge on Winter items than they do for Summer?

 

Anyways, I’ve gotten a ton of requests to do another Eyebrow Post (thank you so much to those of you who engage with me and help give me blog post ideas- I really appreciate it!)

So without further adeu, let’s talk EYEBROWS! ๐Ÿ™‚

First off, if you haven’t read my post on Microblading, you can read about that here and here.

I absolutely love how they turned out, but it’s not something that lasts as long as they say it will. Just being honest. It’s only been like 4 months since I got mine done and I already made another apt to get them touched up again. The upside though is that if you go back within a year of your initial apt, they only charge $100 for each touch-up. So basically I plan on going back every 6 months or so to get them touched up so that I never have to pay the initial charge ever again.

On top of microblading, I also use the Anastasia Brow Wiz in the color Soft Brown to fill in little gaps and just make them stand out a bit more when I have a full face of makeup on. The trick is that the point on this pencil is super super thin and therefore allows you to make very small up-ward strokes that mimic the look of your hair.

 

Let me say that again UPWARD STROKES. That is honestly my key piece of advice to getting natural looking “on fleek” brows. Sometimes I see girls out with clearly pencil-ed in brows and it kind of makes me shudder. I wish I could tell them not to draw them on horizontally because it looks super fake, but I wouldn’t want to be rude… plus everyone has different taste so who knows if they like it that way.

Hopefully once Mauricio and I move in together he will video me doing my eyebrows one day so that I can show y’all rather than trying to explain, but for now, the best way to explain it is to go off of your natural brow line, but just draw in a few hairs here and there to accentuate them.

Tip #2: Always pencil in ABOVE not below the natural brow. Penciling in below your hair line closes off your eyes where as drawing above really opens them up while also shortening the forehead.

My trick is that I always trim the hairs below my brow line AFTER penciling them in above. Slowly this has given me more of an arch because I have allowed the new hairs above my eyebrow to grow out while trimming the ones below.

I used to get my eyebrows threaded, but ever since I got mine micro-bladed I just do them myself with these cheap little face razors and tweasers.

Again, trick is not to pluck or shave any stray hairs until AFTER you’ve filled in your brows the way you like them. This prevents you from going too crazy and ending up with caterpillar brows.

Tip #3: If you can’t afford (or don’t want to) to do micro-blading, get them TINTED. This is something you have to do way more frequently, but it’s definitely more economical. You can either get this done at a salon, a spa, or do it yourself. My suggestion would be to get it done professionally first, then try it yourself once you are comfortable with the process. It’s usually only like $20 to get it done at any salon or spa.

Getting your brows tinted really helps prevent you from going over-board with the eyebrow pencil, thus keeping them looking fresh and natural. Simply go in with the Brow-Wiz to draw in a few little hairs in the inner corners and the tip of the arch, and I promise it’ll make a huge difference.

 

Tip #4: Go in with a spoolie and brush the hairs the way you want them to lay after you’re finished penciling in the gaps. My suggestion is to brush the inner part of the brow upwards and the outter part to the side. Then trim any of the hair that’s too long.

 

Hope this helps!!! Shop the items I discussed belowย <3.

 

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions!! I love hearing from y’all <3

 

Love, Abigail Kristineย 

 

PS- This post is in collaboration with Shein and may contain affiliate links. However, as always all opinions are my own ๐Ÿ™‚

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Comments

  1. I love reading other people’s brow routine! I’ve never tried micro blading but I’m tempted to! I’ll have to go read your other posts. This makes me want to write one myself! BTW; first time on your blog and loving it! Going to bookmark so I can come back ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.marinatayylor.com

    • Hey girl! Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely look into the cost of Microblading at salons and spas in your area. It an be pricey, but sometimes the salon will have run a promotion around holidays. For me, it was definitely worth it!

  2. Cute summer clothes you picked out! Love the cactus shirt. I think I’m liking the graphic tees too. I haven’t done microblading yet, but I hear it makes your eyebrows look awesome. I will have to look into it.

  3. Brows are my favorite part of makeup. I use ABH dipbrow pomade and it works wonders. I’ve been loyal to it for almost two years. I also use their brow gel to keep them in place. Loved your post.

  4. I’ve Only just started touching up my eye brows, so I’m loving (needing these tips). Can’t wait to see if you start posting videos,hope you do it-I love watching someone else do it first, I learn best that way! Good Luck!

  5. thanks for the tip about penciling above and not below the brow line. I always struggle with filling in my brows correctly. and i think that’s kind of what I was doing wrong!

    • Yes, definitely! I think this is something a LOT of people are doing wrong, because we were never told otherwise. I promise it makes a huge difference in opening up the eye though. Glad to help ๐Ÿ™‚

      xx,
      Abby

  6. Super cute picks! I’m intrigued by microblading…I just use eyeliner pencil to shape my brows ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love all your picks from SheIn! It is one of my favorite places to shop because it is so affordable.

    I also have the brow wiz and love it. Anastasia has the best eyebrow products!

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