Thursday, 17 March 2011

Don't ever get your eyebrows threaded at Superdrug, and mini haul

So that statement probably sounds fairly obvious. I probably deserve what I got for thinking that I could get a decent eyebrow thread in Superdrug, but no, the fact that it was the cheapest place to get it done made me talk myself into it.
I say it was the cheapest place, it was still £10! In East London you can get it done for about £4 if you know where to look, I normally pay £6. Damn this rich area. Anyway, I will show you a picture of my eyebrows after the threading, bare in mind, this is over an hour after it was done:

So as you can see very red.
I guess they aren't too bad, but they are a lot thinner then what I normally go for, and considering I only asked for a tidy, I'm pissed off that she changed the shape.
She also trimmed my brows. I hate having my brows trimmed and she didn't even ask, by the time I realised one eyebrow had been done so the other had to be trimmed to even it out.
The process was slow, and very painful. I have been having my eyebrows threaded for about 5 years, and I have been used as a training model and haven't been in this much pain. It felt like the hairs where anchored in and she was having to yank them out, rather than the quick movements that you normally get. She even managed to pull out one of my eyelashes....
The thread also broke several times, something that I've never witnessed before, which is fair enough, but when it broke the second time she accidentally slapped me in the face.
To top it all off, when she got to the end of the treatment, she put some stuff on too soothe the skin, but then decided to go back in with the thread, what was the point in that!
I feel like the therapist was under skilled, and you just sit in a area in the back of the shop in full view of everyone.
I guess you get what you pay for, so take my advice, pay more and don't get you eyebrows done in Superdrug.

To cheer myself up I did buy a couple of bits:


I wanted to pick up a waterproof mascara to take on holiday, and Maybelline Great Lash was the cheapest, and its pink, so I went with that one.
I also got the Andrea Fulerton Gemstone top coat, which I am sooooo excited about owning. It's meant to be a dupe of Gosh Rainbow. Rainbow coloured flakeys here I come!

13 comments:

  1. Oh dear, the experience doesn't sound too good at all, you should've said something, eek! They look good though, promise!

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  2. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience! Yuck. I've had enough bad eyebrow experiences to fill a lifetime that's for sure.

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  3. I had my eyebrows dones ta superdrug yesterday, im happy with the shape as they were a mess before, but it was painful my eyes were red and i swear i saw some blood speckled on the tissue :/ i paid £5 it was the store in Hull, but i have had it done before it wasnt as painful. and the woman could barely speak english and made me hold my eyes taught for the whole procedure!!

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  5. Yeah, I had a similar experience with superdrug threaders recently. Some of them are very good, but the good ones usually don't stay working in the place for too long. :( x

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  6. I got mine done yesterday , I asked for a tidy up as had strays. she totally took threaded my eyebrows away and they are too thin, I have been growing them a year. thought she was taking a wile , I also have a couple of scratches and hardly any brows :(

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  7. I completely agree. Got mine done today in superdrug chippenham and they are now much thinner than they were despite asking for a tidy. Despite them being a nice shape it's not the shape I wanted nor the shape I had. I was very annoyed after. Instead of being apologetic the lady kept saying it's what I had before which was clearly untrue. Back to growing them put now :-( I would advise everyone to avoid this threading experience.

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  8. It's normal for the threader to tell you to keep your eyes taught. Also, if the procedure is hurting then you need to be vocal about it. I always get my eyebrows threaded by superdrug now. And have learnt to tell the threader not to do them so thin, don't trim them etc, and it's fine. This is in Chelmsford, Essex. Threading hurts, of course it does its ripping the hair from its roots. Just have to grit your teeth and think about other things.

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  9. It's normal for the threader to tell you to keep your eyes taught. Also, if the procedure is hurting then you need to be vocal about it. I always get my eyebrows threaded by superdrug now. And have learnt to tell the threader not to do them so thin, don't trim them etc, and it's fine. This is in Chelmsford, Essex. Threading hurts, of course it does its ripping the hair from its roots. Just have to grit your teeth and think about other things.

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  10. Hi I do threading too both for myself and other people. The shape of your brow looks amazing. Threading is somehow painful but its worth it. Trimming is also part of threading procedure. Not trimming your eyebrow after tidying up just does not finish up the look. When I do my clients I always explained as I am going along, hence avoiding any unpleasant surprise. Really sorry to hear about your bad experience but overall looking at your eyebrow picture they look great.

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  11. Hi I do threading too both for myself and other people. The shape of your brow looks amazing. Threading is somehow painful but its worth it. Trimming is also part of threading procedure. Not trimming your eyebrow after tidying up just does not finish up the look. When I do my clients I always explained as I am going along, hence avoiding any unpleasant surprise. Really sorry to hear about your bad experience but overall looking at your eyebrow picture they look great.

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  12. Using only pure cotton they will twist and roll the thread plucking those eyebrow hairs down to follicle level. This method of eyebrow threading is a lot quicker and a lot less painful that having to use tweezers, shaping is also a lot better.

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  13. so you might not want to go straight out on a date afterwards, but it'll last an hour, max eyebrow tinting

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