Hi, I’m Sam, on half of Freckles & Bubbles. I was honoured to be asked by Jaclyn to be a part of this new series.
Oh gosh, there’s so much I would love to go back and tell my 16 year old self, like…
“Don’t bleach your hair, Sam, it’ll never be the blonde you want it to be and you’ll always end up looking like Worzel Gummidge.”
“Lay off the fake tan a bit, you look deep fried.”
But honestly, the one thing I wish I could tell my sixteen year old self is…
”STEP AWAY FROM THE TWEEZERS!”
When I was 16, way back in the early 2000’s, the thin eyebrow look was all the rage, everyone rocked it, or at least everyone thought they did. I went to school with girls who would shave their eyebrows and then draws minuscule ones on with pencils.
If I saw someone nowadays with that done, I’d have nightmares forever.
I’m a natural strawberry blonde (that’s the polite term for “ginger”) which for me means that my eyebrows and eyelashes are super fair. You would think that knowing that I would’ve gone easy on the plucking, but nope, I went to town on my eyebrows!
Plucking became a daily ritual with me, I plucked so much that they stopped growing.
Now that I’m older and wiser, I wish I’d never picked up a pair of tweezers.
I have to colour my brows in every day, and there’s not a great selection of auburn coloured brow products out there, so it can be tough. Sure there are some permanent solutions out there for brows, but I often find them too fake looking.
So if you’re young have beautiful Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrows, embrace them, because there are lots of us older gals that envy you and because, sometimes, over plucked eyebrows just don’t grow back.
Thanks to Jaclyn for asking us to be a part of this series, we can’t wait to read everyone else’s stories and advice. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we do reviews, hauls, giveaways and more.