Hibba Beauty - The Best Brows of Westchester

If any of you are like me, you’re a total psycho about your eyebrows and one wrong wax or pluck can do a year’s worth of damage. My entire life I avoided getting my brows waxed because I would watch people go into salons looking like one person and come out looking like another (and not in a good way). Thin brows, they just aren’t my thing, but neither are overdrawn or perfectly lined. So, clearly I needed to find an in-between and I found my answer with eyebrow threading. 

Living in NYC I was able to find brow threading salons all over the place, but after moving to Westchester I quickly realized that brow threading wasn’t a thing yet.  In my year or so of living here, I found one place who threaded and only on Sundays, with an appointment, aka, not convenient at all. 

Then finally around the holidays I heard about Hibba Beauty opening up in Scarsdale and I was SO EXCITED!

 Hibba is a brow queen (as are all of her team) and they have two locations in Manhattan and now the newest in Scarsdale

I couldn’t wait to check out their new spot on Garth Road. It’s easy to find and so inviting with the brightly colored orange walls and the elegant pop of white stenciling throughout. When I went in I was greeted by Marcela who was so sweet and I immediately sat down to get started.


Now for those of you who don’t know anything about threading, it’s basically what it sounds like! They use thin thread to remove unwanted hair at the follicle level (just like plucking or waxing) but in a much more efficient and much less painful manner. It takes all of 5 minutes to get perfectly shaped brows and the more you consistently thread, the better your brows will be!

Unlike waxing, there isn’t the fear that they will take off way too much and you can tell the estitichian exactly what you like.  I always say I want mine “cleaned up” which results in even brows with no straggler hairs and a more defined shape.  Marcela gave me exactly what I asked for and I couldn’t have been happier! 

The other great thing about threading is that the redness afterwards is minimal compared to waxing and if you have dry skin (like I do) it doesn’t remove your skin as much as waxing does. You can thread and go about your day without needing to hide what you’ve just done...can anyone say lunch break?! 

If threading isn’t your thing, Hibba Scarsdale also offers waxing, microblading, and other services like organic facials.  I know I will definitely be back soon to try more services out and I can confidently say I’ve now found my go-to salon for brows...hallelujah!  

My post-threading brows…still maintained my natural shape, but just cleaned up and more defined!

My post-threading brows…still maintained my natural shape, but just cleaned up and more defined!

If you’re in the the Westchester or NYC area, be sure to check out Hibba! 

XoXo  

Jamie  

Weekday Date Nights

Anyone else get stuck in the rut of becoming a recluse during the week?  Guilty as charged.  

After we moved from NYC to the “burbs” my hubby and I found ourselves staying home a lot more. 

And as easy as it is for us all to fall into the same weekly routine, it’s also important for overall mental and physical health to get out once in a while! 

The perfect way to do so is by planning an impromptu date night.  I’m talking T-minus one hour notice that we will be going on a date, type of night.  

It doesn’t have to be anywhere fancy, I think keeping it casual during the week is best.  It’s also a great excuse to explore a place in your neighborhood! 

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When we decided on a date night at the last minute, I knew I’d have to throw together an outfit in five minutes.  Sometimes, not overthinking your outfit is best.   

My Outfit

Peplum Style Top - It's not available online but HERE is a really cute, similar option. 

H&M 'MAMA' Maternity Jeans - I've already raved about these jeans..they are my go-to!

Shopper Tote - This Sole Society 'Dawson' oversize tote in dusty rose ON SALE NOW!

Sunglasses - My favorite Celine sunnies in the style HAVANA (obviously this makes me love them that much more)!

    Shoes - That gorgeous bag is hiding them, but you've all seen them before, the most comfortable  Vince Camuto shoes for spring and summer!


    The Date Spot 

    So as I was saying earlier, date nights are the perfect opportunity to try something new in your neighborhood.  Living in the city, I was completely spoiled with the amazing restaurants everywhere.  Unfortunately, in the suburbs, there just aren't as many really amazing spots.

    But...last night BURRATA Wood Fired Pizza in Eastchester completely changed my mind.  

    Every single thing we ate was absolutely delicious and my husband and I both cannot wait to come back.  They have a variety of traditional Italian dishes with modern twists as well as really amazing wood fired pizza.  They also have some really unique and delicious looking cocktails that I cannot wait to try after the baby is here! 

    If you are in the Westchester area, or even if you are in NYC, it's totally worth the 30 minute train ride from Grand Central to come and check out Burrata.  There was also live music to make the experience that much better! 

    Arancini Alla Piemontese   - arancini with white truffle and mushroom - SOOOOO GOOOD

    Arancini Alla Piemontese  - arancini with white truffle and mushroom - SOOOOO GOOOD

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    Costolette - pork ribs with a balsamic glaze and porcini 

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    J. Sexton No. 2* - one of many amazing wood fired pizza choice (all with organic flour BTW!)

    tomatoes, garlic,  burrata, basil, EVOO, black pepper, parmigiana - simple and delicious 

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    And for dessert....ZEPPOLES 

    I literally ate all but one..and that was only because my husband ate that one.  These were paired with a perfect custard vanilla sauce and were oh so delicious! 


    So there you have it, a weekday date night can help you find your new favorite restaurant and it doesn't have to be over-the-top or planned for that matter.  

    Sometimes changing up your weekly routine can give you a whole new outlook on the rest of your week! 

    xoxo

    Jamie