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 items 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! 🙂
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 below <3.
Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions!! I love hearing from y’all <3
Love, Abigail Kristine
PS- This post is in collaboration with Shein and may contain affiliate links. However, as always all opinions are my own 🙂