Tuesday, November 10, 2009

learning new things

Current work: Modern Heat (beginning of French duo, book 2)
Listening to: Diana Krall
Reading: next on TBR

Radio show was great fun yesterday. Listeners were ringing in/emailing the most interesting phrases. It was all to do with a book on forgotten words – and etymology is so fascinating.

Could go off at a tangent, but I have an early guitar lesson so had better stop here. Oh, except one thing – I’ve booked my perfume course. Monday. Have spoken to the lady who’s teaching me and explained why I want to know about perfume; she sounds really nice, so I think we’re going to have a lot of fun.

Question for today: has anyone out there tried electrolysis? And does it hurt more than tweezing? Ever since I was pregnant with my eldest, I’ve, um, joined the Three Little Pigs. (Think about it…) Not that I’m vain, but I’m conscious of it, and it’s high time I descruffed and did something about it. (Waxing is absolute no-no. Bleaching - I have fair hair anyway so it won't make a difference. Might consider threading – but again, does it hurt?) (And now there is this lightbulb in the back of my head saying, ‘You could write a romance about a beautician …’)

8 comments:

Donna Alward said...

I vote for waxing over threading any day. My good friend down the street is an esthetician. Speaking of...think my brows need a bit of shaping....

Electrolysis would get rid of it permanently, while any of the other methods you need to maintain.

susanwilson44 said...

My friend has threading and said her face was left absolutely scarlet and slightly swollen. It died down eventually and her skin was as soft as a baby's bottom - but she said never again!

Fiona Harper said...

I had threading done on my eyebrows and, yes, it did hurt! Not any more than using tweezers, though. Brows looked fabuous afterwards!

Lynz Pickles said...

I don't know about electrolysis, but if you want it gone for good, laser hair removal is an option. I'm currently having it done on my underarms - expensive but, imo, worth it. It's most effective if you have really light skin and dark hair. If your skin is light, it doesn't hurt all that much, because the laser targets pigment. For me, it's a bit tingly in some areas, but it takes less than five minutes to get back to normal.

Kate Hardy said...

Donna - so threading hurts? Hmm...

Kate Hardy said...

Susan - that's decided me. Threading hurts a lot! Nooo. (Tweezing is a nuisance, but I can at least stop when it hurts!)

Kate Hardy said...

Fiona - you're braver than I am :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Lynz - nice to see you here. Laser sounds interesting; thanks for sharing and giving me another option to think about.