some of my favorite eyebrows: Arlenis Sosa, Hilary Rhoda, and Audrey Hepburn.

In many ways the eyebrow is a direct reflection of the soul. Those two masses of hair resting mysteriously above our eyes are a key part of our face, which is cemented into the memories of our friends and family. They are also an extension of the many idiosyncrasies that makes us who we are.

I didn't know the value of eyebrows when I was younger. I just saw mine as thick unruly blocks of hair that didn't match the thin and unnaturally arched brows of my middle school peers. So I waxed them, I even let my mom "shape" them with a razor.  I'd do anything to get rid of my "undesirable" brows. But now when I look back at those pictures from middle school I barely recognize myself. I can only see a girl whose generic eyebrows fail to reflect the ideas, passions, and emotions that make her an individual.

Today I celebrate my thick eyebrows. I brush and darken them with pride.  I don't try to change their shape to match someone else's ideal of beauty because my eyebrows are me. They're not perfect, but they're real, natural, and never afraid to stand out.



Hello world, I am back after an extremely long hiatus. School is over and I couldn't be more relieved. Now it's finally time to relax...well sort of. I am taking a 6 week class and will be working as a Beauty Intern at StyleCaster.com this summer. Even though I won't have too much relaxing time I am very excited to have something to do this summer instead of becoming an expert at being a lazy bum and living in sweatpants. No more hours after hours of watching TV and aimlessly browsing online. This summer will be different!

I am also making a commitment to blog regularly! (for real this time lol.)

I bought my own domain, so you can now access my blog at: thechicscribe.com.  (The old address will work as well.)

 Thank you to everyone that reads my blog and encourages me to continue to write it. I really appreciate your support. 

Tomorrow is my first day at StyleCaster, wish me luck!

Photo credit: Alla Kostromicheva by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Nippon May 2010 via Paper Mode