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I am a 21 year old performer currently trying to make it happen. London girl. Love meeting new people and visiting new places. 

Monday, 5 March 2012

A Hairy Situation.


I have been getting a lot of questions about my eyebrows since i started this blog, which is kinda strange for me because i really dont think they'r anything special, although i have finally got them exactly how i like them, so here is a post all about Eyebrows!

I first began shaping my eyebrows when i was about 13. Im naturally quite hairy on the face,and whatever hairs i DO have are Dark brown or black so are really obvious.
I used to hate my eyebrows, They were what i like to call Bushes. this of course, was until i discovered Threading.

For those of you who dont know, threading is a method of hair removal that originates from the eastern countrys, but has over the past 10 years become a popular choice of hair removal, a thin, twisted cotton thread is used (in a special way haha )to get rid of unwanted hair removing the hair at the follicle level, which makes it last Way longer than if you were to shave (which i do not reccomend on your face! trust me, iv tried it.. disaster )

Let me tell you now, threading is pretty darn painful. im not gonna lie, if your not one for pain, then waxing may be a bit of a better alternative as it removes the hairs faster. although i have been told the waxing can damage and, in some cases, tear off thin layers of skin with the wax. which doesn't sound to appetizing to me!

for about a year i had my eyebrows threaded, with plucking stray hairs in the resting period. after that i started just plucking my eyebrows myself, until i made a mistake..

i got somewhat OTT with the whole plucking business and i ended up plucking them WAY too thin. PLEASE anyone reading this, do not over pluck your eyebrows! i had to wait about 6 months for them to grow back thicker, in which time they looked Horrible! and even when they did grow back they were uneven.

2 years later, i now pluck my eyebrows myself the majority of the time. maybe once or twice a year i have them threaded just to do all the cleaning up that i cant be bothered to do myself! haha. i also fill in my eyebrows with a pencil, which will be below :) 

My eyebrow before i fill them in. very average, quite uneven and not as full as i would like.

Tadahh! my eyebrows after i have filled them in. I think i have perfected the shape to suite my face shape now, and I am happy with how they look.

To fill in my eyebrows i use a simple and cheap product, that is the perfect colour and does the job! Rimmel London proffesional eyebrow pencil in number 004 'black brown' is the perfect pencil for me. i first heard about it from sammy (Beauty crush) on you tube, and thought id give it ago. i don't think i have ever found a better colour for me. Iv tried other eyebrow pencils when i haven't been able to get this, and they arnt half as good. the colour is pretty natural, and is defiantly not black as the name suggests, its more of an ashy brown. which im surprised matched my hair colour, but it does. and when i tried this in the colour 'dark brown' It was awfully fake looking and didn't match my hair! (so if anyone wants this in dark brown, iv got it lying around somewhere hardly touched!) haha

Very recently, i purchased this clear mascara from 2true at superdrug,as i have been looking for something to set my eyebrows with, as iv found since being at dance college, through all the sweat and face rubbing (delightful!) my eyebrows begin to look very messy after a few hours. this does the job. its very watery and i will probably invest in a different one soon (i cant imagine this doing ANYTHING for your lashes!) but for now, this is just fine :) and at £1.99 who am i to complain?

 awful picture, i know!

Last but not least in this Very long post, are my Tweezerman tweezers. Let me tell you, YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER PAIR OF TWEEZERS OUT THERE! at about 20 quid a pop, theses tweezers are defiantly not the cheapest. but they are probably the best thing i have ever got, they come with a lifetime guarantee and you can send them back to be sharpened for free. these are the only tweezers i have used that actually grab the hairs first time round. I LOVE.

I know, this was an long post, but i have had quite a fair amount of questions on my eyebrows and what i do to them, so i hope this was helpful for some of you out there ! 
I'm so sorry i haven't made a post in a drastic amount of time, i will give you all an update very soon! but in short iv been ill, busy, and stressed! haha, 
i hope you are all well, and had a fab Feb! (cheesy) and if you have any comments please write down below! i can finally reply directly so i can answer you all individually.

Ella'Martine xxxx


  1. Lovely blog my dear! Check out mine and maybe we can follow each other if you like :)



  2. your brows are lovely! mine are so sparse that I always end up with a scouse brow haha x

    1. Haha, i think you could even have a scouse brow and look nice! ha x

  3. You do have awesome brows wish mine would grow in like that I've always had trouble getting them the shape I want thanks for the tips!
    Beauty Flawed

    1. thankyou, hope it was helpful hun x

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    1. Thankyou! all thanks to the mascara i use :)x

  5. This is what happened to me, a beautician over waxed the ends and they never grew back, no one seems to notice though, because I fill them in, but I do get a little self conscious about them.

    Jess x


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