Monday, 15 October 2007

Surprise!!!

Today is my lovely friend Jenny's Birthday (Happy Birthday honey) and we decided that we would have a bit of a pamper day. So this morning we headed over to MBK where we had made appointments at a new Japanese Place which specialises in facials. (I have no idea what it's called but it's next to the food court on the 5th floor). It was a little bit daunting....there are no private rooms so people can walk past and see you lying there with gunk on your face but we had decided that, since it offered the whole face hoover thing, that we would give it a go. I should probably explain that when you go you can have your pores cleaned with a little gadget that basically sucks out all the crap. Anyway, the actual facial was lovely - we came out all steamed, hoovered and fresh faced that was until........(I really need some da da daaaaa music here)......they offered to put some make up on us (Obviously we were both waaay to hideous to leave the shop with no make up on!!). Nervously we both sat down......Jen's woman started first and I laughed when I saw what she had done to her eyebrows but it was nothing.....NOTHING compared to what the woman did to mine!! I'm actually struggling to describe just how bad they were........they looked like someone had drawn two big, thick caterpillars shaped in an arch across the top of my eyes (I wouldn't have minded quite so much if her's had looked like that but they were relatively normal which made me question why she thought mine should be that way!!!).....then to add insult to injury she added pink over my eyelids and lined them in blue!! (I'm not even going into the pink that she put on my lips and cheeks)...... think startled rabbit, rabbit caught in headlights, bad old lady eyebrows......actually I looked like one of those old ladies that looks like she has fallen head first into her make up bag!!!

We beat a hasty retreat to the nearest loo and washed the make up off......thinking about it......perhaps I should have kept it on and then when Chris walked in the door jumped in front of him yelling SURPRISE....then again perhaps not!!!

So the moral of the story is that you don't need botox or a face lift in order to achieve the permanently surprised look!! All you really need to do is go have a facial then have some wee Thai women draw some really scary big eyebrows on you and bingo......... you've achieved the look for a fraction of the price!!

8 comments:

  1. That has given me a big chortle:-)
    I love the photo of the one eye- browed woman!
    I really want my face vacuumed now. Do you think a Vax would work?
    xx

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  2. I miss the inexpensive regular pampering I treated myself to.... your description sounds lovely. Til you got to the makeup part.

    Do the salon workers have no clue how to make a farang woman look lovely? Or did they do it on purpose so they could get a good laugh at the farang's expense? Those would be the thoughts I'd have... and I'd never get make up done again! LOL!

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  3. Lane - LOL!! You could try the Vax but I wouldn't advise it (I did discover when searching for a picture that you can buy the hoover things and use them at home!!)And Happy Birthday - I hope you and daughter had a fantastic day :-)

    Amy - I have no idea why they thought big scary eyebrows were the way to go!! I can only guess that their Japanese Clientèle like that particular look?

    C x

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  4. I have a picture of you looking like Marge when Homer invented his make-up gun and shot her with it! What a shame you didn't think to take photographs, then we could all have had a good laugh - and a few nightmares!!

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  5. Dad - Chris was gutted that I didn't take any photo's!!! Maybe next time.....

    C x

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  6. Carol, Julie was gutted there was no photographic evidence aswell. Waddaya mean 'next time'? Yes to the facial but there will never be a next time for the make up!!!!
    JJx

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  7. Sounds, um, interesting... I want to be hoovered too now, but possibly not in public?

    I am sooo disappointed there aren't pics :( Shame really, what with Halloween fast approaching 'n all...

    X

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  8. JJ - You're no fun anymore :-) (And can I just remind you that we were not planning to have the make up done this time either!!)

    Jen - It does feel a bit odd but it's good. Pics would definately have given you nightmares.....my eyebrows could have starred in their own horror movie....'Attack of the killer eyebrows'.....or something.....

    C x

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