AQC: And Then There Were None

Aye Que Cute — 8:24 AM; Reporting to you live from the slightly over-cluttered, comfort of my bed and last night’s mascara under my eyes, I’m Marissa and I have just over-tweezed my already strange, Right eyebrow.

We have all done it. We swear and promise to never to do it again. It’s a toxic relationship, yet we can’t keep our hands of off it: the bloody tweezers.

let’s be friends…best friends.

Now, I know what you’re going to say: “Marissa, you’re being so dramatic”, “Marissa, it’s just hair, it’ll grow back”, OR even worse, “Marissa, you should know better.” That, my friends, is the real stinger. I should know better. I do know better, but like I would tell anyone, including clients: do as I say, not as I do!

But sometimes you can’t help yourself. You see it. Right. There. All I gotta do is tweeze a little here, cut a little there…maybe a little more right there because that doesn’t match thaaat. Until all of a sudden you get a, “SHIT”.

“Well Marissa, you’re a makeup artist. Shouldn’t you know how to tweeze eyebrows correctly?” Actually, no. Not at all. In fact, I have no idea what the “correct” way of tweezing an eyebrow is.

good boy (L)

bad gal (R)

Quick disclaimer: my Right brow has always lived a troubled life…a cursed life….

I have been cleaning, or tweezing, up my eyebrows for a couple years now after the quick realization that I couldn’t afford the up-keep of $75 a month on top of the other things I needed to upkeep….like my life.

Will this experience give me the drive and motivation to stop drinking enough Starbucks to equal 2 eyebrow appointments a month? Nope. It is, however, exactly what it is I want to showcase here on Experience Optional. Being a little reckless is sometimes more brave (and fun) than the alternative. Live your life. Tweeze that eyebrow. Throw on that red lip. Who cares! Is my already strange, sparse, and genetically-unrelated Right eyebrow ever going to grow back? Sure it is.

Now, I’m going to go wash my face, do some work, eat some breakfast and run a little pencil through my brows. I hope this post gave you a giggle and a laugh. I wish you the merriest and most carefree of Friday’s.

This is a dedication to our fallen right and left Brow brethren.

Your friendly neighborhood brow lady,


12:50 PM—An update on the Right brow:

My tweezers are lost in the abyss that is referred to as my “bed”.

Right brow is currently quivering. Not sure there is enough brow pencil to fix this.

S.O.S. Send help.

– M

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