I’m so excited to be posting my first edition of Ask Shalittle, my beauty and life advice column! Each week I answer readers’ questions. Check out the Q&As below!
I’m slowly coming around to the idea that I need help with my eyebrows. I keep up with them shape wise, but I don’t really do anything to fill them in or give them a perfect shape. The couple times I tried penciling them in I ended up looking like a Cara Delevingne impersonator. How can I get my eyebrows to look bold and filled in without looking over the top?
– Eyebrow Envy
Dear Eyebrow Envy,
First off, Cara Delevingne has some seriously powerful brows that work for her face. At the same time I get what you mean; they’re intense and you’re looking for a put together but not too bold look. My first piece of advice is to practice practice practice. I would also advise you to use a color that’s lighter than your natural color. Not by a whole lot, mind you, but just enough so that it doesn’t overwhelm your face. The darker you go (or God forbid you use black eyeliner), the more intense and bold they look. I would also invest in a mousse or a pomade and an angled brush. I find that mousses are more forgiving than brow pencils and let you get more control with shading.
The company I work for recently moved offices and gave me the opportunity to work from home. In the beginning I was excited but lately I’ve started feeling very depressed. Even though it was a pain I think I looked forward to getting dressed, doing my hair and makeup each morning, and most importantly chatting with my coworkers. Now that I work from home I don’t really have a reason to do any of that anymore. I love the flexibility of working remotely, so I don’t want to go back but at the same time I feel sad and trapped in my house.
I know exactly how you feel. I get that way even after a couple days of being at home sick, so I can only imagine what you’re going through! Even though you’re working from home now you should still make an effort to get dressed and ready for work every morning. While you may not be going anywhere it will give you a sense of being “at work” even though you’re at home. I don’t know what your workspace looks like but if you can, make yourself a separate workspace. This can be something as big as a room or as tiny as a small desk in the corner of your living room. This will also help give you the sense of being at work. Lastly I would also suggest looking into getting into a shared office space. I used to work out of one here in Dallas called Spryrocket and I loved it! It really helps give you a office environment even if you’re working in a team of one. They have conference rooms, a break room as well as little individual workspaces. If all else fails just be proud that you took a chance and gave the whole working home thing a shot. At the end of the day you need to be in an environment that is conducive to good work, if it doesn’t work out don’t be afraid to ask your boss to return back to the office. Good luck!
Thank you so much to everyone that submitted a question this week! I’m thrilled with how this is going and I want to keep the momentum going. Don’t forget to submit your Ask Shalittle question for next week. Submit your questions by going here.