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The 9 woes of every woman who overplucked her eyebrows as a teenager

Ah we were FOOLS!

THERE WAS A time, not so long ago, when getting trigger-happy with the tweezers was fashionable.

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Many a good eyebrow was lost to this trend, and some of us are still out here trying to get them back. These are our struggles.

1. Remember when you were convinced you had a unibrow? Remember that?

“This is it now,” your 12-year-old self thought. “There is precisely one black hair between my eyebrows, and therefore no boy will ever like me.”

2. So you took your mam’s tweezers and went to town on every stray hair

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Not just once. Not twice. Many times, until your eyebrows resembled two tadpoles on your face.

3. Now everyone’s like “Ooh Cara Delevingne! Oh, Lily Collins!” and you’re raging

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Raging! You’d have been run out of town for brows like that, back in your day!

4. So you’ve tried every growth trick under the sun

Oils, potions, sacrifices to pagan gods – you name it, it’s been done in the name of brows.

5. And every Pinterest ‘hack’ you could find

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“Soap on a stick! Of course! Why didn’t I ever think of that before!” – you, half crazed for want of an eyebrow.

6. Yet still, there are patches where hair just refuses to grow

You really did pluck them into oblivion. Poor things.

7. You feel personally victimised by the whole ‘brows on fleek’ meme

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You don’t think we want to have good eyebrows?

8. But these Instagram transformations give you hope

The closest thing to actual magic we’ve ever seen.

9. And you regularly thank the Lord for Anastasia Beverly Hills

Or whatever brow helpers you’re having yourself. You da real MVP, brow gel.

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