Monthly Archives: February 2018

Microblading Review

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing using a small blade, to create eyebrows.

Having fair hair resulted in me having literally no eyebrows. Which, as a girl in the era where it seems everyone is obsessed with each others brows was a hard concept to indulge.

For as long as I remember my friends always laughed at me for it. I’m not one to take things too seriously, but being 19 with bad eyebrows was a sentence I no longer wanted to be able to associate myself with.

I tried methods like HD brows, but it never did anything for me. As well as having hardly any eyebrows, they weren’t the shape I wanted and with them being so small, it was pretty much impossible for any beautician to change the shape.

So, in the summer of 2017, I plucked up the courage to have my eyebrows microbladed. Because, really I had nothing to lose.


Before and after the first treatment.

The Process:

I booked in with a lady called Courtney, who is mobile in Sheffield. She came to my house, where she first explained the process.

The first thing she asked me was ‘What shape do you want?’. I had no clue. In honesty, I hadn’t even really researched what microblading even was, I simply knew it was semi-permanent tattooing.

Since, I had no clue, Courtney helped me through the decision, and drew them on first so I knew what they’d look like in the end.

I had numbing cream on for around 20 minutes, which really I believe is just a psychological thing.

Then, the actual microblading started. She used a tiny blade to make scratches that are hair like, and then put the ink on them.

This is an honest review of microblading. It killed. It was not a nice pain and my eyes were watering by the end. However, it only took around ten minutes for both eyebrows to be completed.

I personally have a really good pain threshold, and although it did hurt, I would go through the pain a hundred more times.

Around 4 weeks later I had to have them done again for the second time. In between the two appointments my eyebrows were very scabby as they were healing.


Appearance whilst healing

So, in the healing time, they do scab up. But you have to just not touch your eyebrows, which is hard as they will itch quite a bit. Showering was also a task as I couldn’t get water on my eyebrows (there were many days of my mum washing my hair over the bath). After around a week, I had to apply coconut oil every night.

I would say my eyebrows took maybe twelve days to heal each time, but everyone is different and everyone’s body will react differently.

Having my eyebrows microbladed, was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. They look so real and not one person has even known I’ve had my eyebrows  are semi-permanently tattooed on (until they read this).

If you are thinking of having them done, my advice would be to go for it 100%

Positive mind, positive life.

My mum always tells me about “the law of attraction”, a conversation I regularly shrug off my shoulders and tell her how much nonsense it is. But, in the past few months, I’ve began to really believe that it might not be all that silly a concept.

The law of attraction is the name given to the theory that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, you bring positive or negative experiences into your life.

The theory goes on to develop the idea that you are responsible for events that happen in your own life, due to how you focus your attention. The law of attraction suggests that if you look for good in the things you do, you will have a positive experience.

In essence the theory allows an individual to have the control of how their future develops. Therefore if you want to gain something great out of an experience and are hopeful about it, the experience is likely to be positive.

For example if you focus your thoughts on being broke, poor and lonely and believe these thoughts, you will be just that.

So why have I suddenly started believing in the law of attraction?

Take me back 6 months ago, and I would compare myself to everyone. They’ve got more money and so can experience more than me, someone on my course is doing amazing work experience over summer whilst I’m working my same old retail job, someone’s happy with their boyfriend when I’m still single.

Back in October I went to a radio station to be an intern. I went in at 5am in the morning not really having a care in the world if I got the internship or not, which was very unusual for me. I sat there being questioned by the presenters and just thought to myself “I know I’m never coming back so why am I even here?”

Until recently, I’ve never really noticed that my negative energy towards the situation gave me a negative experience. When looking back, it was an amazing opportunity, which I should have grabbed with both hands.

But when I stopped looking at everything negatively and actually seriously wanting to reach goals, I started to achieve them. Just today, I’ve been accepted to be part of a research team for a new BBC three series.

Take me back to October and I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be writing that sentence. But, it’s so crazy that when I wrote out my cover letter, updated my CV, and sent my email to the producer, I sat there thinking “I know I’m going to get this.”

And so, I have started to believe that the law of attraction is a very real theory. Since I’ve had a positive outlook in everything I do, whether it be towards my relationships with people, my university work, my everyday life, I’ve began to see a massive change.

So tonight’s advice to anyone reading my blog? Positive mind equals a positive life.