Thursday, April 26, 2007

HAM

so on Saturday i went like i always do to get my eyebrows waxed (and mind you they don't look that GREAT)...little did i know that this VERY simple task would lead to something truly horrid!

it started on Monday, a little circle of red bumps on my forehead...by Tuesday it had spread to my cheeks, upper lip and chin area,

by Wednesday my right eye was swollen...and by today....its stating to go down a little other than me BARELY being able to see because now BOTH of my eyes are swollen!


yea i know right...needless to say i was able to get into the dermatologist office yesterday and she said that it was definitely the wax or cleaner that they used...my face looks like "you rubbed poison oak all over it" i was given a steroid and some lotion to use and told that in about 6 days it should be clear and that by this evening (yea right, again do you see my face!) i should be looking like myself...

terrible...and what makes it worse is that i went to the nail salon (Nail Trix in Bowie Town Center) they were acting like, well you just have sensitive skin, nothing we can really do about it...they use Honey Wax...but offered no refund no assistance NOTHING, they claim to never reuse sticks and that the wax it in clean containers...but i don't know if i believe them...further they were NASTY and I was actually being NICE

...so i will be contacting the better business bureau on this one...yes its true you can't predict how your skin will react to stuff...but in my 10 years of getting waxes this has NEVER happened...

just needed to vent...

so know i have to go around looking like the dude from that Hunchback movie, or Gina on Martin (the HS Reunion episode) because I got to much to do at work...


UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG



Update:


I am looking more like me again today...


17 comments:

Blu Jewel said...

popped ya cherry! *lol*

aww! big hugs sweetie...i'm sorry you had to go through that and i hope it does clear up as they say. i recently saw a Tyra Bnanks show that had skin problems from beauty treatments as a topic. it's hind sight now, but yes, you gotta be careful out there. beauty is hard work.

deepnthought said...

Ok, sorry you went through that.

Southern_Lady said...

In the words of Martin, "Awww damn!" I'm so sorry. You are handling it very well. Well enough to blog about it. I hope it clears up before the 6 days!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that happened to you!! Threading is the way to go. Try Daisy at J.C Penny in Columbia Mall.

Shai said...

Oh my God. Get better soon. It seems more and more beauty treatments we have to be careful with.

Honey-Libra said...

What in the devil in hell....girl I wouldn't have been nice, they messed your face up and you had to take time off from work and all that...I'd even inform them that I would be contacting the better business bureau and I'll make sure not to even go in there I tell ya..nonsense..but they do look hott lol

deepnthought said...

I checked, you can actually report them to the state board. If they dont have any disclaimers or anything they are responsible. I have been a stylist and makeup artist for awhile, even though I am no longer practicing and the rules are the same across the board. email me and I will send you some links and info if you want.

T.C. said...

@blu-thanks for the hugs! and beauty shouldn't hurt this bad...lol

@deep-you and me both sistah!

@sl-i don't know what made me put myself out there like that...its just been so hard...but you know maybe it will help someone else...everyday it gets better

@ano-THANKS! I will be going back to threading fo sho...good to know a place that I can get it done....

@shai-we have GOT to be careful!

@honey-gurl you always make me laugh...always...

@deep-Thanks I am trying to get in contact with you NOW! really appreciate that

Tańtruм said...

Wow, I can't believe they would act a fool like that. I get waxed every two weeks faithfully and not just my eyebrows. One time the wax was a little hot and I just made a little grunt and I got all my waxin that time for free.

I hope the men appreciate the things we go through to look pretty.

Have a good weekend.

Southern_Lady said...

Glad to see you back to yourself. It's crazy, but that same day, that Martin ep came on! Weird.

It is What It Is... said...

OMG - you didn't tell me that you found out what caused it Saturday! Geeze! LOL, well sweetie...I need to take you to see the Indian lady so you can use the Threading technique. Its cleaner and safer. but most importantly, it gives you a flawless look and it lasts for almost 2 weeks!

T.C. said...

@tantrun-you should have seen me all swollen up and HEATED

@southern-yes i am better thank you...

@iiwii-yes i will have to go back to threading...that's the breaks...

TDJ said...

Oh girl, I'm so sorry. I will most definitely not ever visit that salon. I hope you're back to normal by now.

T.C. said...

@tdj-yes don't go! i look like me today...

A woman on the move said...

I would so contact my local news..LOL

Oh yes, I would put them on full blast showing pictures and all.

Glad to see you're looking more like yourself these days!!!

T.C. said...

@awotm-oh yea its on, i took pics of every single day...so i shall be filing a report!

urban butterfly said...

Oh WOW!! I'm so sorry to hear that. That's so terrible.

Hope you feel better soon, sweetie! =(