After that, I dropped off my husband at this fantasy football draft and headed to Target to pick up a few things...and that turned into LOTS of things.
Let's start off with what I wore on my errands escapade:
You can watch my haul video to see all I got---but here are some fitting room photos of a few of the items I got at Target:
Mossimo Tweed Pencil Skirt- $22.50, size 6
Mossimo "Silk" Blouse- $22.50, size small
In the photo, the color isn't showing up properly, but it's a gorgeous spearmint color---deeper than a pastel mint but still very minty. It's gorgeous and a great choice if you don't want to spend the money to get a blouse like this at J.Crew or Banana Republic. These come in a ton of great colors---I might go back for more!
Okay, now to the fun part of this post---I have gotten a lot of comments lately about my eyebrows not looking so good/being too close together. As I mentioned in my YouTube video, it's hard to be objective sometimes about how you look. I see my face daily so it's hard for me to notice when something might be off. Three years ago, when I was having my wedding makeup trial with my makeup artist, she mentioned that my brows were really close together. I let her pluck a few hairs and they looked good, but I didn't keep up with it.
When I was in high school, I had really thin, really awful eyebrows. When I started modeling with an agency as a teen, they asked me to not touch my brows for about 2 months. I was forced to grow them out but they looked great---and I vowed to never again have thin brows.
(from my modeling portfolio, after I had grown them out)
(later on in high school, it's hard to see because of the lighting in this photo,
but they were super thin and not shaped well)
As you can see above, I did end up tweezing them again when I quit modeling and then I realized how much I hated them and grew them back yet again. So I feel very, very attached to my thick brows. Here's how they looked in my wedding day:
Nice and thick and beautifully filled in by my makeup artist. Even as a child, I had some pretty thick brows going on:
(what was I looking at?)
(as you can see, I was already into ruffles and handbags as a baby---
watch out Suri Cruise, just sayin'---
and that's my beautiful grandmother in the background)
(apparently, I was not shy)
(Beach hair, circa over 20 years ago)
Well, that was a fun blast from the past. Back to the brows. I went to see Craig, a brow specialist and makeup artist at my hair salon, Michael Kemper Salon. He does brow planing, which is a technique that you can learn more about here. Craig is a pro and at $29, it's a very affordable service---plus, you to get leave with your very own brow planing tool to get the look at home. Brows frame your face and they are such an important feature that they're worth the investment.
Craig sits you down first and talks about how to measure brows and then he fills in your brows with power where they are supposed to start and end, and where the arch is supposed to be. I actually had no idea that one of my brows had an arch and the other didn't. Craig fixed it so that now they both have very subtle arches. He also took the starting point of my brows way back---after zooming in on my photos, I did see what people meant when they said my brows were too close together. They look much cleaner and more defined now.
I am extremely happy with my results. Though it can be hard to hear negative feedback about your appearance, sometimes you need to hear it to improve on something. So thanks to my readers who gently gave feedback about the spacing of my brows---I particularly want to thank the ladies who gave the feedback in a very constructive and non-malicious way.
(forgive my outfit, I've been cleaning all day since I got home)
If you'd like to see what else I bought this week, watch below!