I have to admit to being a little choked up when I received this beautiful testimonial from a lovely client I saw recently. I am wishing her the very best of outcomes and a speedy recovery … A truly inspiring lady.
I was between the chaos of cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy when a friend gently reminded me that alongside the hair loss on my head, my eyebrows would also fall out and that I would have to draw them on every day. Makeup is not my forte, and neither is drawing and so my quest for microblading began.
I had only 10 days (infection risk post-treatment) to find someone that wouldn’t mess my face up-semipermanent make up is not a decision that I took lightly-would they be too dark? Too blocky? Would I end up with two sets of eyebrows once this is all over?
I called a few places and explained my predicament, looked at pictures of peoples work and probably spent 48 hours panicking. I didn’t get through to Georgie at first, in fact, she called me back a couple of hours later, but I will be forever grateful that she did. We had a chat, I explained my situation, my concerns and she listened patiently and offered to squeeze me in that week.
I decided she was the one! I looked at her work some more, discussed it with my regular beautician who also looked and agreed that based on the pictures, Immaculate Touch was definitely the best place to go to get what I wanted. Natural looking eyebrows that would make me look normal during my treatment. This really mattered to me. It terrified me to look in the mirror and not have them.
I drove a fair distance to see Georgie, from Hythe to Dartford, but again, I’m so happy I did. We had a chat, and I explained that I didn’t want to change the shape of my face, and I’d have my eyebrows waxed and tinted as normal 2 days before. Georgie offered to slightly arch them to open up my face and I’m glad I listened to her. We went to the treatment room and she drew where she was going to microblade, showed me in the mirror first, we discussed it again and then she began.
I bravely went without the numbing cream for all of 2 seconds-it’s a weird pain, like you can almost hear it as well, but as soon as the cream was on, it was comfortable. We had a lovely chat during the treatment, I can honestly say I felt like I’d known her years. It was a bit of therapy as well!
Eyebrows were finished within about half an hour I think, they looked amazing, I duly took a selfie to send to those in the know and everyone agreed they looked fab.
A couple of days later and oh my god they were dark, I was terrified despite all the reassurance and I thought they would never go down. I felt like an extra from TOWIE and not in a good way. People noticed I’d had them down but were really complimentary and I think they were genuine, I was just very aware of them.
Another couple of days later and they’d calmed right down. I was very very grateful by this point to know that I didn’t have to worry about them anymore, to know I’d have a line to draw to during chemo was a relief I can’t even explain. The compliments still rolled in and bizarrely, it was a great opener to tell people of my recent diagnosis!
As it happens, I’m 3 treatments in now, and so far, my eyebrows haven’t all gone anyway. They’re patchy but because of the microblading, you can’t see and I don’t even need to fill them out with powder yet. The best thing about them is that (as dictated by certain kind of law!) when the monobrow and strays come in, you can hardly notice anymore. My beautician could not believe it, I said to her ‘they need doing’ and she didn’t believe it until she got up close under the lamp.
I would highly recommend microblading, if done well, it makes a massive difference to the face and can take years off. It also means you don’t have to mess around with brow powders etc, which if you care-but not enough to bother every day, it’s perfect! And if you’re going to go for microblading, I would more than highly recommend Georgie because not only is she a genuinely kind, warm and a good person (it does matter) but because she’s bloody good at it and you don’t want someone who’s not good at it drawing on your face!