by Patsyfox on March 31, 2010

So it’s almost easter.  Maybe you have a date, perhaps you’re going away somewhere, or could be you just have somewhere to go you simply want to look good for – me too!  So what was it that made me walk away from the bathroom when I’d applied the 3-minute dye to my eyebrows?

Probably the same thing that causes me to burn out every kettle I own.  Compulsion to multi-task?  The thrill of maximising every second of life?  Who knows?  All I know is I walked off to switch the washing machine on and ended up having a bath.  I don’t see the link either but there you go.  It was while exiting the bath that I glimpsed at the mirror and thought I’d seen Groucho Marx.  But no, it was me.

60 minutes of swearing, scrubbing with solvol, and amateur peroxide experiments later, I have resorted to ideas of sticking my fringe down with double sided tape, while trying to convince myself that ridiculous eyebrows are actually kind of beautiful in an extreme kind of way.

They look kind of like this, but on my much less appropriate face…  Oh, and I of course am not wearing this Miu Miu shirt which I’d pretty much do anything to own.

For comfort I turned to my Hollywood books, full of serious eyebrows…

I love Bette Davis to an unreasonable degree.

I hear Kate Winslet is starring in the re-make of Mildred Pierce, possibly my favourite Joan Crawford film, with one of my favourite film lines:  (When her husband tries to kiss her goodnight) “Let’s leave the lipstick on.”

Am I the only person who thinks Joanne Woodward likes like a man-woman??

And also the only person who doesn’t rate Audrey Hepburn?  For godsake I see only hunger!

Sophia Loren – annoyingly beautiful.  Even now.

But no-one wears eyebrows as well as Liz Taylor.  Or is able to be squeezed within an inch of their life by a belt and still look demure.


Mary 03.31.10 at 5:21 pm

I really love all those gals but Liz and Sophia are my favourites. They are unfeasibly beautiful. LOL at your eyebrows I have done the same thing so many times and end up like Oscar the grouch.

jaclyn 04.02.10 at 9:24 pm

i have also done that… haha

Fourth Daughter 04.11.10 at 5:28 pm

How about hair disasters just before your school photo? My mum always cut my fringe too short JUST before the school photos. And then there was my friend, who, before a hot date with some guys we’d just met overseas, decided she’d straighten up my fringe, but had to just keep taking a little bit more off as it was still crooked…. needless to say, that date did not go particularly well.

Patsyfox 04.12.10 at 2:47 am

My archive of school photos show the night-before fringe cut! Every year a new theory on how to get it straight, every year a new way to fail and make me look ridiculous in the photos… Argh. Not as bad as getting a perm the day of my year 11 break-up party though!

Fourth Daughter 04.12.10 at 7:42 pm

My neighbour once had her FRINGE permed. Yes, JUST her fringe. I think that neatly combines both of our horror stories!

Patsyfox 04.12.10 at 9:04 pm

Ha ha ha – ridiculous!

Andie Meredith 04.26.10 at 9:19 pm

Oh it’s great to relate to such stories… And while there is always the intention to multi task, I find there is also multi stuff ups!

As a designer who works from home and is often racing the clock in order to meet those deadlines, I can honestly say that most recently my attempt to save time left me sleepless for a few days… Now having moved on from that I can giggle about the misfortunes that we all encounter from time to time!

But truly, what a lovely way to transform your little incident :0.. the glamour of our society..

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