Blogtember: Advice from the last person you want advice from

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Day 3: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered. 

I feel like we touched on this subject during the Blog Every Day in May Challenge so this topic is getting a big yawn from me. I don't have much wisdom to impart on you guys and I'm probably the last person you want advice from anyway. Why? Because 99% of the time my advice on anything is this: Do whatever makes you happy and whatever will allow you to sleep at night. I don't care what the topic or problem is, I'm going to suggest that you retaliate with whatever solution is going to make YOU happy. (Unless of course your dilemma is whether or not you should punch someone in the face. I would never advise you to do that; I don't care HOW happy it would make you. I'd probably suggest that you seek your revenge by doing something less harmful, like cutting in front of them in line at the grocery store or changing their WIFI password.)

In lieu of passing on sage advice that was derived from some hard-earned life experience (of which I have none), I'm just going to be super practical with y'all. 

Want some useful information?

When plucking your eyebrows, first hold a warm washcloth over your brow area for about 5 or 10 minutes. It's A.) incredibly soothing and B.) the heat will encourage your pores to open and it'll be much easier to pull out the hairs without yelping in pain or sneezing.

I'm a hairy beast and have to tame my brows at least twice a week. I got the washcloth idea from my mother who used this method on me when I was a budding young lady. She would have me lay me on the floor of our living room, place a warm, damp towel across my face and let me relax in peaceful bliss for several minutes. Then she would attack my uni-brow with tweezers while shining a floor lamp onto my greasy forehead in order to make my hairs more visible. (I was very unkept in the fifth grade.) I had no idea I was sprouting unsightly hair betwixt my brows (how often does a kid stop and look in the mirror?), but my mom is very intuitive and knew that adolescence would be far more ruinous for me if I went through it looking like a caveman. 

To this day, I still use a warm, wet wash cloth before embarking on any major face-scaping. 

The more you know. 

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