Time to own up

by Cellobella on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 · 6 comments

C'mon confess! I know there are more than two of us...

I thought it was just me that kept a pair of tweezers in my car but the other day I discovered another close friend of mine had the same secret.

Yes we’re both (cough) forty-something (cough) and yes occasionally we’ve sat at the lights… looked in the visor mirror and almost spat out our take-away coffee.


What is THAT doing growing THERE?!!!

The problem is that at 40-something, not only do you start growing hair in unusual places but your eyesight is failing.

So it is rare for you to notice that stray hair until you are faced with the mega-magnification of that little mirror on the inside of your visor.

And even if you did notice that rogue – wtf is that doing on my face – hair… quite often,  because you need glasses, you can’t do anything about it.

Have you ever tried to pluck your eyebrows, needing glasses?

Trust me - it can’t be done.

Hence the tweezers in the car.

The ultra-magnification of the mirror allows you to see the wretched rogue hairs without glasses.

Yes, you look like an idiot at the lights…

But at least you don’t look like Wicked Witch of the East when you get to work.

Job done.


Simone August 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I carry tweezers and a little magnifying mirror everywhere. I’m still youngish, but I have stupid thick black hair in stupid places. Stupid stupid stupid. Have even been to the doctor to talk about hormones etc, but things we’ve tried haven’t helped, so it’s just my stupid genes. Stupid.
Anyway, enough with the stupid, yeah, I often tweezered in the car when I had a car :)

feline August 4, 2010 at 9:09 am

had a friend a crazy (in a good way) irishwoman, the ONLY place she plucked her eyebrows was in the car.

Lauren August 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

Also, the sunlight in the car is awesome (or not!) for making it easier to tweeze… I’ve caught myself finding little black hairs on my chin that I never noticed at home!

Trish August 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

I have a little round magnified mirror stuck to the mirror in the bathroom. The ‘next level’ solution will be a pair of those eyemakeup applying spectacles that have magnifying lenses that flip down one at a time. Seen those? Genius.

river August 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm

You need one of those brightly lit makeup mirrors in your bathroom. The magnifying kind.

Belongum August 6, 2010 at 10:22 am

It’s not the eyebrows that become a problem for men – it’s those damn nostril hairs – hahaha!

If a bloke tried to do that he’d have himself a nasty accident (both around the eye AND in the nose!)

Scary! :-)

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