Brow Down B*tches: Why You Are So Obsessed With Eyebrows

Brow Down B*tches: Why You Are So Obsessed With Eyebrows

Just remember: size doesn’t matter—it only matters how you work them.

Every morning when I roll out of bed I go through the normal motions of getting ready for class: dragging everything out of my closet to find the right pair of leggings, shoving some sort of breakfast down and frantically getting my books together. (You know, the usual things people do when getting up mere minutes before class starts.)

The only problem is: I also have to allow about five minutes to draw on my eyebrows. Every morning I get more and more frustrated. I waste precious time sleeping in trying to get some sort of semblance of eyebrows on my face before I leave for class. This got me thinking. Why obsess over eyebrows? I mean, just this morning I skipped drawing them on to really test what would happen if I didn't wear them. Hell didn't freeze over, and no one screamed in horror when I walked into class. No one even gave me a second look. Why do I even bother putting them on every day?

This also begs the question: why is everyone so obsessed with eyebrows at the moment? Right now, it’s so "in" to have big, bushy eyebrows. Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins and many more have great natural and thick brows that everyone is trying to copy. I have watched many videos of people getting eyebrows tattooed on or even getting tiny stick-on eyebrows instead. However, that just seems bizarre. I mean, just about ten years ago your eyebrows could be thin and kind of sparse but be considered in style.

Eyebrows are such a weird concept. Why should they determine how good you think you look? I hadn't even thought about drawing mine in until senior year of high school. Up until that point, I still had friends and was told I looked fine with my blonde, barely there brows.

Even though having your eyebrows be on ~fleek~ is the new trend, make your own brow choices. Everyone should have the right to feel comfortable in their own little eyebrow hairs. Just remember: size doesn’t matter—it only matters how you work them.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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9 Honest-To-Goodness Tragedies Of The Pale Southern Girl

You either wear SPF 100, or you burn.

While I am only Southern geographically, I do know a whole lot about being pale, in the South especially. It seems everywhere you look, everyone looks like they spend all of their time lying out by a pool. But for some of us, that "golden glow" isn't so easy to grasp.

1. Tan for you is normal for everyone else

No matter how long I lay out in the sun, it almost always goes unnoticed. Unless I burn, of course. Everyone loves pointing out sunburn.

2. You have to avoid the sun, to avoid burning

I don't want skin cancer, and that won't be changing. So no, I don't really feel too bad about being pale if it means I'm taking care of myself.

3. You don't have enough time to tan

If I want to get tan, it takes short bursts of tanning over the course of a few days. I don't have time to do that all year long, and the sun certainly isn't waiting around for me either.

4. Spray Tans are so damn expensive

So it's a $20 tan right? But then they sell you a primer and a setting spray and eventually, you've got a $70 tan, you can't shower, the color never ends up right, etc. If you're willing to take care of it, go for it. But I won't be doing it all year round.

5. Tanning beds aren't an option

Skin cancer just isn't worth it, ya know? Especially if it's only going to take me from pale to a normal skin tone. To each their own, of course.

6. Makeup is a disaster

It takes forever to find makeup that comes in light enough shades, but if you do manage to get some color, you have to start all over again.

7. Prolonged sun exposure turns you into a tomato

I think I would rather look like a tomato than a cheeto, but I would also rather avoid that all together. No one wants to look like a literal snack.

8. You blend in with the background in photos

We've all had those unfortunate moments. White girl, white just looks like a floating swimsuit sometimes.

9. You can't win.

You either wear SPF 100, or you burn. There aren't any good, healthy options other than to lie in the sun for short bursts of time with healthy sun protection. It sucks. But it's better than skin cancer.

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