A few months ago, I signed up to an exciting project by a fellow Perth woman, Kacy. She decided to embark on a 365 adventure of different proportions. Instead of taking a photo of herself/something/food every day for a year, she decided to send a personalised postcard to a potential stranger every day for one whole year! I loved the idea of receiving a real life piece of mail with a handwritten note, albeit from some random woman, so I passed on my contact details and waited for the fun to happen.
Lo and behold, my postcard arrived at the beginning of last week! And after consulting the 365postcards blog, I discovered that my postcard was the 100th one sent! And what was the topic for such a tremendous milestone? None other than Kacy’s thoughts on waxing fads through the ages.
From the over-plucked eyebrows of the 60s, to the manicured muffs of the past decade; Kacy asks if I think we’ll have to pay for the error of our overzealous past and resort to merkins to cover the embarrassment of sparse, bare mounds, akin to having to redraw eyebrows like some of our mothers/grandmothers are doing now. Well, I say, “no.” Sure, it’s personal preference, but I happen to think a neat, clean Brazilian wax is very appealing. Irrespective of who gives special attention to your special area (self-loving included), it’s just so much better than having to fight your way through a mass of wiry hair.
And don’t get me wrong; I think this applies to men just as much as it does to women. It’s important to adhere to good personal grooming practices on every area of your body, irrespective of gender!
Of course, there are those that have a fondness (fetish) for a more hirsute appearance and feel. And to each their own :)
I guess I just hope that when I’m old and grey, I’ll still possess the same urges to warrant such care.