Sometimes it pays to procrastinate. Last fall I swore that as soon as the kids went back to school, I would do a bunch of things for myself. (A month later, I still hadn't knocked much of that list.) One of the treats was supposed to be a visit to LuxLash to have my eyebrows waxed properly. Never happened.
Then, just a few weeks ago, a woman who does PR for LuxLash happened to be Googling about and found verbatim. After reading a bit, she discovered that we both take our families to the White Mountains and both enjoy all kinds of corny activities up there, like Polly's Pancake Parlor and the Lancaster Fair. Feeling an instant kinship, she invited me to go to LuxLash for a free eyebrow treatment!
Today was the appointment, and what a magnificent day it was for strolling along Newbury Street with all the beautiful people! I feared that LuxLash would be very foo-foo and I would feel like the mother of all, well, mothers there, complete with minivan, but it has a very comfortable atmosphere. It most definitely felt "special" but not snooty.
Aside from doing a great job on my eyebrows, here are two reasons why the woman who did them really made my day:
1. She looked like Angelina Jolie! If you have to gaze up at someone while they rip hot wax off your face, she might as well look like a movie star.
2. When I fretted that my eyebrows have no natural arch, she assured me that I have the exact same eyebrows as Jennifer Connelly! I bet Jennifer Connelly has never had Angelina Jolie rip hot wax off her face.
So now I feel very glamorous, and it didn't even cost me a cent.
(Far less glamorous, but still a very pleasant surprise was the free package of CO2 cartridges that the owner of the Kleer Drain company sent me for my nice review of their power plunger. At which point I had to apologize for my crack about the cutesy misspelled name. Oops!)