Monthly Archives: October 2014
Mom's, listen up, the best thing I ever did was give my kid a debit card! Your child will learn more from this then you can even imagine. Some kids just see us pull out our credit cards and wala instant merchandise. I wanted to show the process, as a entrepreneur I encouraged my daughter to "take the challenge" and start a "FUN" business over the summer. I took it a step further and gave her a debit card to buy whatever she wanted as long as she was accountable for the money in the account. The debit card was in my name, her possession, kept tight in in her little cupcake wallet in her bag.
Eye Brows, the history and how to get a GREAT BROW today!
1.Ancient Egyptian Eyebrows of Horus, 3500 B.C. – 2500 B.C.Egyptian men and women wore makeup for its spiritual natural powers. As an homage to the God Horus, heavily-lined eyes were the focal point of the face, which meant that eyebrows needed to be equally as prominent. They would also thread! They darkened, arched, and elongated brows by painting on carbon and black oxide substances. Cleopatra was sported bold brow look. She was ahead of her time when it came to beauty.
2. Pure Ancient Greek Brows, 800 BC to 146 BC:
The Ancient Greeks put an emphasis on purity and it was reflected in women's beauty rituals. Often times married women would sport a natural look, while those who were unwed would touch up their eyebrows with black incense. A uni-brow was recognized as a beautiful trait — not a reason to run to your salon for an urgent pre-date touch-me-up.
3. Astute Ancient Roman Brows, 753 BC to 476 AD:
Roman women had more freedom in their beauty practices than the Greeks, but the no-fuss uni-brow was still considered the most desirable characteristic. It was a sign of intelligence and worn by the most beautiful women.
6 .Curvature 1930's Brows:
The dark, heavily-tweezed brow trend carried into the 1930's, but Hollywood actresses like Jean Harlow (pictured) and Greta Garbo used more pronounced, curvature arches to add DRAMA.
7. Heavier 1940's Brows:
Brows became thicker in the 1940's as part of a softer, less severe look. Move stars such as Lauren Bacall (pictured) and Grace Kelly sported heavier brows with a prominent arch. What would Bacall's signature expression, "The Look" made by the eye brows
8. Plentiful 1950's Brows:
Dior’s 'New Look' called for a full face of makeup, which was often topped off by a strong brow with a high arch. The biggest Hollywood stars of the time, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn, full, immaculately-shaped brows. To draw attention upwards. LOL
9. Painterly 1960's Brows:
Sophia Loren had the most famous brows and unique styling technique of the 1960's. You might even say her eyebrows were full of secrets. She shaved them off completely, then penciled them in tactfully with short, thread thin strokes that secured a bold, yet seemingly natural look.
10. Au Natural 1970's Brows:The 1970's marked the return of the natural brow as the hippie movement took flight — think natural shape and less plucking Ali MacGraw and Lauren Hutton. If you ever over pluck, powder and liner and gel can save you!
11. More 1980's Brows:With Brooke Shields and Madonna leading the movement, the more, more, more ness of the 1980's held true for eyebrow shape. The bushier, the better, baby. I like the natural clean brow, I say less is more.
12. 1990's Brows:The 1990's had brows of all sizes, but there was still tweezing aplenty. The over plucked look was sported most popularly by Drew Barrymore and Pamela Anderson. Model Kristen McMenamy's career skyrocketed only after she shaved off her eyebrows. I think back and everyone did their own look with the brows.
13. My favorite! Bold Brow of Today:The bold brow is back, thanks in large part to model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne and what many are hailing "the power brow." Whether your brows are the real deal or your just getting crafty with brow fillers, the thicker the better. Our tweezers are on hiatus for now, but if history is any indication, it's only a matter of time before they're in high demand once again.