As a woman of a certain age, and maybe you’ve noticed this too, my eyebrows have thinned along with the hair on my head. However, strangely enough, occasionally I find a sprout of coarse hair on my chinny chin chin…ugh. This growing older is not for sissies. What the heck? How can this be? But I digress.

I’ve had sparse eyebrows for my whole life, but after I lost my hair to chemotherapy, they never quite came back. Even when I lost them completely, I had a hard time drawing on eyebrows and perpetually looked surprised as I could never make them even. It was awful.

Fast forward to lately and I’ve been trying to color my brows because that’s the style, but I look like a four year old colored them with crayons and not inside the lines either! LOL I can’t seem to get the color right, nor the shape. Well, I have no shape, just a line that goes across, but at least it’s not a unibrow. But there’s no arch. Not a lot of hair and the hairs I do have tend to stick out from my skin instead of lying flat. No fun.

So when I saw a friend who recently got microbladed and while she had great brows to begin with, they looked even more fabulous afterwards, I was hooked! So guess what…I did a thing yesterday. I got my eyebrows microbladed. And let me tell you, it hurt, but it was well-worth it if today’s look stays. Luckily my friend drove me which was good because I’m not comfortable driving by myself long distances or to places I don’t know because with the heart issues, I don’t want to take any chances.

I figured I can’t try drawing on my brows while in the hospital for 7 days. Not that anyone’s looking at me, but still, there is a bit of wanting to look decent, isn’t there? And why not spoil me if it makes me happy? I figured I better do it before the surgery date because afterwards, I can’t do anything that could cause any infections. In fact, had I known, I would have had my eyelashes tinted and curled if I had known this woman did that too. Why not at least have the eyes looking ok without any effort while in the hospital, right? LOL

I have to confess though that there was a bit of panic when I saw the outline of where she was going to micro blade my eyebrows. They looked like two huge caterpillars in a weird color shade and I felt nauseous. My mind was on a loop of ‘what am I doing? does she know what she’s doing? how will I feel if this goes really badly? people will make fun of me!’ and so on…it was bad. My friend who was with me said the look of panic on my face was real. But I decided to just trust the process and the results that I had seen on my friend that this same lady had done. But it was hard to trust. Especially when you can’t change it and it’ll be that way for 2 years…

But alas, it’s just the brows and I’m fine with it. The eyelashes will just have to wait until later when I am healed. And who knows maybe I’ll not be up for doing that by then. This was a whim as it was. Now I’m just waiting for someone to notice. LOL So far, the kids haven’t noticed although I don’t understand why…I guess Mom is Mom and they didn’t see the redness around my brows yesterday…even though I did! Luckily today there’s no redness today which is good.

I think this makes my eyes pop a bit more too. There’s something about framing the face that makes my eyes look bigger, brighter…or maybe it’s my imagination.

Have you ever had your brows microbladed? Did you like it?

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17 Responses to Microblading

  1. LA says:

    No. I’m bad about taking care of my brows….I use a brow stick to help them out


  2. Beth W. says:

    Good for you, Janie! I didn’t even know tinting and curling eyelashes was a thing and honestly didn’t even know what microblading was. I will have to look into that. I always feel like my whole eye area looks tired. I had a friend that did permanent eyeliner (basically a tattoo) and I would love the result, but am too chicken to do it 😉 It would be heavenly to look in the mirror in the morning and see beautiful eyebrows and eyelashes. I think it is awesome that you did this and I look forward to hearing more about the eyelashes once you get to that after your surgery! 🙂 In the meantime, I will have to start doing my research! 😉


    • janieleeds says:

      The eyebrows made a huge difference for me. I had heard of micro blading but wouldn’t have done it if I hadn’t seen how lovely my friend’s turned out. Make sure you do your research as you don’t want someone who hasn’t had loads of practice! My friend now wants to do the permanent eyeliner so we’ll see how that goes. I’m too chicken for that myself. But let’s see how it goes! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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  3. Sheree says:

    Mine are sparse but I can draw them easily and then they look great.


  4. Ainsobriety says:

    I think about it all the time. Mostly I am lazy.
    My friend got hers done recently and they look so nice.


    • janieleeds says:

      I was lazy, worried that it wouldn’t look good and anxious about if it would hurt. But I do like them so perhaps it might suit you to check it out even more! Let me know how it goes Anne!

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  5. bone&silver says:

    That’s so exciting: I’ve been thinking about doing mine too! My brows are pretty good (I never plucked them much) but now that I’m nearly 56 I have lots of grey hairs plus two random bald spots! Once every couple of months I get them dyed, & I love it- totally lifts and frames my eyes- my beautician has suggested micro blading/tattooing… you are my hero 🥰 You’ve inspired me to get an initial consultation 🥰 Thank you for taking care of yourself, & indulging a whim, & being brave on so many levels 😊
    Lotsa love, G xx


    • janieleeds says:

      Oh G! I’m smiling from ear to ear! I love to inspire and how awesome is it for you to be brave and go for the consultation! Good for you! I can’t wait to hear how it goes!! I don’t have enough to tint my eyebrows (I tried that) so this works better for me. I never plucked them by the way, it’s just the way I’m built apparently. Not a very hairy gal LOL which of course, is good and bad – good for some parts, not good for the hair on my head! LOL Lotsa love to you too my friend xx Let me know how it goes!

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  6. Yay I’m so excited your happy with your new look! Definitely do what makes you happy and makes your life easier you deserve it. I actually got my eyebrows microbladed too but I’m not happy with how they turned out. I’m in the process of removing them – which is unpleasant and even more painful. I’ll probably post about this experience once they are gone. I’m really happy for you though! 🙂


    • janieleeds says:

      Oh no Pepper! That’s awful! I am sorry that you aren’t happy with your results – and add to it that it’s even more painful to remove it! And it probably costs more to have it removed after you spent good money having it done in the first place. My sympathies…yes, please blog about it because people should know the other side of it. Thanks for sharing here Pepper. I hope the removal goes well…sorry it didn’t work out.🤗

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