Monday, March 26, 2012

inspiration monday: scabrow

the inspiration
emma stone
megan bird



tank ~ H&M
jeans ~ b. (a resale shop)
shoes ~ Madden Girl, Marshalls
kimono ~ TJ Maxx
necklace ~ gift
earrings ~ F21

nora bird



tank ~ h&m
jeans ~ b. (a resale shop)
jacket ~ swapped
necklace ~ vintage, thrifted
shoes ~ Madden Girl, Marshalls

do any of you use retinol on your face? i just started recently with a very low level of over-the-counter face lotion. i'm new to the whole idea. i know enough about retinol to use it, but that's about my level of knowledge on the subject. in the back of my head, i remember people telling me stories about how you need to wear tons of sunscreen if you use retinol and that you shouldn't wax your eyebrows, either. however, all of that went out the window the other day when i happened to catch sight of my unibrow and instinctively pulled out the at-home wax strips. i did my quick wax and went to put lotion on my face afterwards. man, did that hurt. and even then, i just assumed it was because there is probably some amount of vitamin c in my daytime face lotion. it wasn't until i got to work and looked in the mirror that i realized i had full on pulled the skin off my face. i now have what appears to be second-degree burns underneath each eyebrow. fancy. the good news is that i don't have a unibrow anymore. the bad news is that instead, i have two scabrows underneath my newly groomed eyebrows. thank goodness for bangs!

i hope your brows are feeling better than mine on this lovely monday!
xo,
two birds


29 comments:

  1. Megan, I adore your look, why don't I own a floaty jacket like that. Nora, I love your jacket and shoes so much.
    This was a great IM!
    PS. I just let my brows do their own thing, it's safer!

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  2. OUCH! That sounds really painful.

    I love that beautiful kimono top and that necklace... and both of your shoes are so cute!!

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  3. Lovely jacket.. I love Emma Stone's Style :)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my Blog <3

    New post is up :)

    Love
    Akanksha

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  4. Ouch to the eyebrows! Yikes!

    Megan, your shoes are amazing!!! So cute! Nora, I love your jacket.

    I hope your event went well on Saturday!

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  5. I've never tried a retinol - I did have to use it on my daughter for a skin condition she had, and it totally destroyed her skin. A year later, she still has marks on her legs from it.:(

    But the good news is that you both look beautiful in these pics!:)
    cate @ wildruffle.com

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  6. oh mine...i am feeling pain as i am reading your post. I am always anticipating your interpretations and they never disappoint. Lovely floral blouse...what a great look for spring. Nora looks cute as well. That jacket is lovely.

    i am glad to link up today:-)

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  7. Ouch! I hope your brows feel better soon! I don't know anything about retinol, but now I think I'm more than slightly afraid of it. Also, I want to steal your shoes. And Nora's jacket.

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  8. love your blog - you're beautiful! Definitely a new follower :-)

    Sarah
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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  9. Both of these blazers are amazing!!
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your styles! Especially your shoes!!

    Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting!

    New follower!

    ♥ Shia

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  11. I love Emma Stone's style so she is the perfect inspiration! I adore the pattern shoes both you ladies are wearing! I've heard scary stories before about Retinol...I'll be avoiding it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  12. Ooooh Megan, nice nice outfit! Such a pretty floaty shirt and cute shoes! I wish I could wear Peeptoes but they really really hurt my toes!!! Nora, cute as usual!
    What is retinol, whatever it is, 2nd-degree burns sound horrendous!

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  13. ...and I love that combo of the necklace and the shoes matching, such a nice attention to detail Nora!

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  14. Oh no Megan! I hope the "scabrow" heals quickly :) You both look great as usual.

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  15. Thank you for swinging by my blog, and for the sweet comments! I'm glad I found yours and had to smile at the retinol story, because I waxed my upper lip after starting to use the .1 lotion, and ended up with awful "scablip". Your necklace, shoes and jacket are all fantastic! Following now. :)

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  16. I like both of the bottoms especially the lighter blue. You both look great!

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  17. Haha...that sounds funny in writing...but HOW PAINFUL?! I'm sorry for your poor little eyebrows :(

    Love that kimono, such pretty colours against the black...and the fitted jacket is darling too, love vintage styled stuff like that!

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. Ouch! Your poor eyebrows! I use retinol but I had to work up to using it every day. And I'm not a waxer so I haven't had to deal with that. Which are you using? I a HUGE fan of the Neutrogena retinol stuff. It's not as sting-y.

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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    1. I got so focused on face lotion, I forgot to mention the clothes. You both are wearing some very fantastic jackets!

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  19. I busted out laughing at your title. I have been burned by the hot wax from the salon so I feel your pain. Megan love your shoes, great colored jeans and I was afraid to buy anything at Marshall's today thinking that you would already have it. Great look love the bangs. Nora, your military jacket is so gorgeous and fits you adorably. Your hair looks great too. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  20. I love you ladies' take on Emma's look here, and that they both go in such different directions. Love the soft femininity of the floral blazer and the structure of the military-inspired blazer - beautiful!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  21. owch!! you both look super fantastic in these outfits however!!
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  22. You both look adorable, but I especially love those light blue pants!

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  23. *Gasp* Megan your blouse & Nora your jacket- what beautiful statement pieces! Owee- can't even say that I know what Retinol is but if it prevents me from grooming my eyebrows- no siree!

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  24. Nora, I LOVE that jacket! your belly is looking soooo cute!!! Megan, I love those adorable patterned shoes!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  25. Gorgeous outfits! I love both of your shoes!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  26. Great peep-toes, you guys! Fab-u-lous!
    -TS

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  27. you both look beautiful! and I love emma stone! love the rolled up cuffs too and those blue pants are great!

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  28. Ahhhh I had a script for retinol in high school be careful, I got a major sunburn after 5 minutes, yes 5 minutes in the sun!!! You eyebrow sitch sounds painful :(

    On the other hand you guys look great, kimono is awesome and button up coat is great too!

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