How Important Are Your Eyebrows?

Growing up in the 1970’s, I had black bushy eyebrows that nearly (not quite) met in the middle, much to the disgust of my sister who was appalled that I refused to pluck them!


Image (clearly not me age 13…)courtesy of Bing Search – unknown source.


When I was about 13 she could stand it no longer and virtually tied me to a chair and plucked them off to a thin line which was very much the fashion through the 70’s & 80’s but yes – I know – you’re thinking ……that she was very mean to tie me to a chair and your right – I’ve still not forgiven her!!!! – hahaha!!

She turned me into a regular ‘plucker’, which was fine for several decades when the fashion was for slim brows, although our mum who was a definite 50’s bushy brow lady was NOT happy at the result! Her view remained that…

“They define the features on your face and they are there for a reason – to stop dirt dropping in your eyes!”

She was right as always, but we didn’t appreciate her advice at the time….

Times Change and now I want to return to bushier brows, but sadly after decades of plucking, it is not to be!


How adorable is this baby… Bing..


I’m left with patchy, over plucked, greying skinny ‘worms’, rather than dark chubby ‘slugs’ over my eyes. (Ok so probably not the best image but 2 girls I saw behind the counter in a local fashion store on Saturday definitely had ‘slugs’ – they were incredibly fat ones too and the lady in the queue behind me commented on them very loudly and left the whole queue trying not to stare and laugh which wasn’t easy!)

What I’ve realised though is although I don’t want fat slugs (certainly not at my age as they would definitely look clownish), a neat arched brow does make a massive difference. I can do a full face of make up but if I don’t fill in my eyebrows, my face looks bare. Take a look at the clip below and you’ll see exactly what I mean…

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Yep – I know … “Let the wrinkles stay and BE PROUD” … Botox is increasingly more attractive when I see these close up shots…. ah well – it means I’ve clearly laughed a lot so that’s got to make up for the wrinkles..

Anyway… moving on from the wrinkles…. Having realised how important eyebrows are, and with our new phase of ‘camping’ which requires a more ‘natural’ approach to make up,  I’ve done my research and decided a bit of help is required so that I don’t have to ‘paint’ on my eyebrows every day.

I’m going to go for MICRO BLADING which my niece, who has trained hard to learn this art, is going to do for me. Micro blading is a semi permanent way of defining and creating eyebrows which shouldn’t then need ‘painting on’. I’ll do a full post with video clips of the treatment so watch this space! 

What do you think? I’d love to hear so leave me a comment below.. Much appreciated xx




  1. September 10, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Lol the photos… great piece. I have to say i never overly bothered … occassionaly i do. They make you face for sure … so at a min. …neat and tidy…it hurts too much to have any major work done

    • September 10, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      I’ll let you know re: pain factor after the ‘micro blading’ hehe! x

  2. September 10, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Wendy, I have no eyebrows all my live that I’ve never noticed! Until one day a street artist drew my picture!

    • September 10, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Hahahah Myra – I’d love to see that picture! Fabulous – thanks so much for commenting and creating a picture in my mind that’s made me smile! x

      • September 10, 2016 / 5:36 pm

        Thank you for your post, it inspired me! I’m going to write about my eyebrows and eyelashes ! You ‘ll see my close-shot!

        • September 10, 2016 / 5:41 pm

          FANTASTIC – I can’t wait! And for me to have given you even a tiny bit of inspiration has made my day when I think you are one of the most inspiring people I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with in my 55 years.. xx

          • September 10, 2016 / 5:57 pm

            Oh! Wendy! With my big hug<3

          • September 10, 2016 / 6:20 pm

            And mine in return! xx

    • September 10, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      I’ve just been showing my husband Bryan the amazing crochet everlasting blossoms photographs and like me he is amazed – he couldn’t believe that these had been crafted by hand.. I hope your having a lovely weekend Myra. We are going away for a few days camping next week so I look forward to catching up on my return.. Have a great week! x

      • September 10, 2016 / 5:39 pm

        Good! Enjoy your camping. See you when you back

        • September 10, 2016 / 5:41 pm

          You certainly will Myra! x

          • September 10, 2016 / 5:54 pm

            Have fun!

          • September 10, 2016 / 6:20 pm

            We will! xx

  3. September 10, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    funny story! I started plucking in my late 20s. they look better…

    • September 10, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks Christina – if I’m REALLY honest – mine looked better after plucking too…. just don’t tell my sister I admitted that though! xx

  4. September 9, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Micro blading sounds terrifying…I will await your post with interest!
    My eyebrows are rubbish..I have blonde eyebrows that are virtually invisible, any attempt to darken them just makes me look bizarre!x

    • September 9, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      haha – When done well they can look fantastic .. but when done badly – YIKES! Fortunately I have every faith in my niece and you’ll be able to judge for yourself! They can be done in all colours – pale to dark.. Watch this space… It’ll be a few weeks before I post as I’m going camping next week.. xx

      • September 9, 2016 / 6:21 pm

        Well I hope the weather stays nice for you-have a great time and I will watch for eyebrows..: ) xx

        • September 9, 2016 / 6:23 pm

          hahha – let’s hope they aren’t TOO obvious!! … It could be good for a ‘laugh’ anyway.. I’m looking forward to a chilled week ahead but will be ‘non communicado’ for most of the week. You have a great week too.. xxx

  5. September 9, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I’ll be very interested to hear about this. My eyebrows are thinning because of age and thyroid issues, but my sister has virtually no eyebrows and has even thought of tattooing them. Can’t wait to hear about this!

    • September 9, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      My niece has done my sister’s and they look fabulous – it’s much more realistic looking than tattooing. I’m away next week but should be having it done on return so will be posting hopefully before end of Sept. Can’t wait! x

        • September 9, 2016 / 6:09 pm

          Yep – be careful to check out their photo’s – when it’s done well it looks great but when it’s done badly….YIKES!! …

  6. September 9, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Mine are beautiful 😝

    • September 9, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      I can see that Mr P! Gorgeous no micro blading required for you xx

      • September 9, 2016 / 1:09 pm

        Haha, yeah that’s right miss W 🙃

        • September 9, 2016 / 1:17 pm

          Hehe Mr P!😘x

  7. September 9, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Yes i definitely want to see the post!

  8. September 9, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I read the poem you wrote on this a while ago and agree totally. As for me I’ve never plucked my eyebrows. Ever. They’re thick but I’ve always loved them and I’m so glad now. One less thing I have to maintain! 🙂 ♥

    • September 9, 2016 / 11:08 am

      You’re lucky – I’ve got my sister to thank for my little ‘worms’ … well obviously AGE has got nothing to do with them being grey and patchy it clearly is all my sisters fault! x

      • September 9, 2016 / 11:10 am

        Clearly! xo 🙂

        • September 9, 2016 / 11:14 am

          haha! x

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