Don’t let people tell you your 30s will be the best time of your life in a tone that suggests your looks will fade so you better find inner peace. Vicki’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Vicki’s all-time favourite beauty products and latest discoveries for women in their 30s who plan on staying pretty on the outside for a long, long time. Inner peace is optional.
Welcome to your 30s. Did you bring your tweezers and a sense of self-worth that’s not based entirely on your looks? Good, because you’re going to need both. Nothing puts a damper on how gracefully you’re aging quite like a thick black hair harpooning its ugly head out of the skin on your chin. And nothing makes you contemplate moving to an Amish community where bright lighting just isn’t a thing more than the moment you realize there are two black hairs on your face.
I have one that grows in the same spot no matter how many times I rip it from its root and damn its very existence with a little incense-related amateur witchcraft. I wasn’t even the first to notice it. Of all people, it was one of the three straight guys I know who simply said, “Hold still,” before he plucked the bad boy from my chin. It was a good centimetre in length at the time, so it was easy for him to do with his thumb and index finger.
Since that horrific experience, I’ve used my trusty Tweezerman Pink Perfection Slant Tweezers to pluck my vanity’s Achilles’ heel at the first sight of its surfacing. These tweezers have an amazing grip that, along with their 25-degree slant, let me grab the hair when it’s still at a point where I’m the only one who can see it (at least that’s what I make myself believe). The hot pink colour of my Tweezerman tweezers makes me feel totally girly when I’m yanking out the one hair that may or may not represent the future beard I’ll have at the old age home.