Thursday, May 31, 2012

HD Brows at Nu Essence - not a scouse brow to be seen!

A couple of weeks ago I went along to Dublin award winning salon, Nu Essence to try HD brows and I will tell you now, I was scared.  Really scared.  I was worried I'd come out with dirty big scouse brows, or ones that made me look permanently angry, scared or shocked.  That's a legit worry to have right?  Your eyebrows are right there.  In your face, or rather on your face, but you can't hide them

So off I shuffled to Nu Essence and I gave myself IBS due to nerves but I figured look, I've only seen dramatic HD brows online, Margaret said they can do natural ones too.  Fiona took care of me that day and we had The Chats about what I was looking for.  No scouse thanks.  She understood.  She took some before and after photos and her ones are much better than mine, so let's have a look shall we?

Aren't they perfect?!

I lay back on the table, hands clenched and Fiona first put a tint on the brows so she could see what she was working with.  She said that she won't always do someones brows if the hair isn't long enough and will send people home with Miracle Grow (not really) and tell them to come back in a few weeks when they've hairier brows.  The dye was left on my brows for less than a minute and was then wiped away.

Next was the waxing part.  I've never had my brows waxed and only had my legs done last month, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  It wasn't too bad and Fiona waxed both under and over my eyebrows.  She then trimmed them a teeny bit with a scissors and got on to the threading part.  That didn't hurt at all and took only a couple of minutes.  Next was the tweezing and that was a bit eye watering but I was nearly there!  The last step was to use the HD Brow palette and a sharp pencil to define the shape and that was it!  A quick dusting of mineral powder to tone down the redness from the waxing and threading and I was ready for my close up.

I was so relieved I didn't have to do one of those fake squeaks of delight, I was genuinely over the moon with them!  They looked like what my eyebrows should look like, only better!  I went home with a big smile on my face and raised my brows at everyone I walked by.

The photos above show my eyebrows finished off with the powder and pencil and when I cleanse my face, I'm back to a plain old eyebrow, except now, it has a proper shape and it takes me less than a minute to colour it in.

HD Brows cost €45 and took about 40 minutes.  I had to get a patch test done 48 hours before getting them done just to make sure I wasn't allergic to the tint.  I'm loving them ladies and am proof that they can be natural and scouse free!  Thanks so much to Fiona and Margaret from Nu Essence for minding me, I trust ye completely now!

Check out the Nu Essence Facebook page here.  You can find out more about the different treatments offered by Nu Essence here on their website.

Have you tried HD Brows?


  1. im still still afraid of having it done, as you said there right there on your face eeeek

  2. They came out really well. It's fairly dear though. Good for special occasions.

  3. Looks fab Karen, very natural. How long does it last before you'd have to go back again?


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