It's summer and you are building the panic room you have always dreamed of. Will it have texture and class? Or will it express the unique and individualistic style you have accumulated through your travels? For some this may mean drop beads over the water supply or a tapestry of Ganesh hiding the stockpiled weapons in the corner. Whatever style you choose one thing is for sure...now is the time to think about styling because some day you'll need that panic for other things like: Bioterrorism, A.I., North Korea, climate change induced rioting and you won't want to have to worry about finding a vaus for the top of that sleek gun metal green bulletproof safe.
STYLE CHOICE NUMERO UNO: Neo Classical
This is like the Matrix meets Beethoven where you've got Ionic and Corinthian style columns lined in black light tape. Bob Marley Posters fill the walls and Nas, maybe a Tupac or two. Grab some nude-ish sculptures controposto Greco Roman style and splash glow and the dark paint and sticky stars all over them. For furniture: Blow up flourescent couches and bean bags! Who says panic can't be fun?!
STYLE CHOICE NUMERO DOS: Girls Just Wanna Have Gun
Panic is deconstructive so this style is going to help us take our power back. The colors of this space are army green and bubble gum pink. We got beds with pink and green camo and the bedboards are made out of guns. We got long mirrors to extend the space and make it look bigger and the mirrors are made out of guns! We got guns lined up on the wall and pictures of powerful girls on the wall like: Tank girl, Dame Judy Dench, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Jackie Brown, etc, etc. etc.
STYLE CHOICE NUMERO TRES: Pot of Gold
Gonna need lots of pot to get by this time of pure panic. What if someone is creeping around outside your door? Smoke a little pot and you know you can't do a damn thing about it. This space is going to emulate the Trump towers paradise and yours will be entirely painted gold from floor to cieling since you obs can't afford to buy straight gold. Hopefully, you are packing some gold though because by the time you leave your panic space we might be on the barter system.
STYLE CHOICE QUATRO: Unicorn Unichrome
Unicorns are great, but you are deeper than that. Instead of rainbow unicorns, your space is going to be filled with misty black and white prints of unicorn heads with a slight fog going around them. Your panic room is also only blacks, whites and grays. You are into unicorns, but not in a whimsical fantastical way....you are much more serious. Your furniture is all white. The rugs are white. Everything looks expensive and not for playing around.
Get creative with your panic space. These are four styles, but you can take some remnants from any of your vacations and make shrines to build a motif around. Remember that you might be stuck there for awhile so take some time to design the perfect panic space so that when you aren't stuck in your head you have something to look forward to.
You've explained many times what a safe distance is. You've asked Alexa, you've done Youtube tutorials, you've bought rulers, but your EYEBROWS still don't get it! Unibrows might be the rage now that gender lines are blurring and feminism is an outdated term, but when I think of independence, I think of freedom from a forehead mustache. Ya'll look angry, unsettled and like you got a birdfeeder between your eyes. IMO
I've been told that I do perfect brows...plump, natural and groomed. Those are the three things I am going for. When I say groomed, I just mean the straggly hairs around, I don't mean to make your brows look super boxy. I will let you in on some of the secrets I have come up with on my own to help you socially distance your own brows.
Use Chapstick To Mold Your Eyebrows into Shape. Before you actually wax you can put a little chapstick on your brows to shape them so they are not wildy sticking in every direction. It's hard to know where to wax when you have a snaggle hair pointing downward.
When you wax you'll want to remove the chapstick so the actual wax works. It's worth it to do the chapstick trick though. It literally will show you the shape of your eyebrows and put them right in place.
Do not wax the top of your eyebrows, only the bottom and the area above your nose. You don't need to wax the top of your brow this will end up making it look real weird, I'll just put it that way.
When you draw in your brows afterward use a color the same as your roots. So it doesn't look weird.
If you are toying with trying these ideas, think about your eyebrows and how they feel. They've been trapped together in that tiny space for so long. Don't you think they feel suffocated and like they could use a tiny little break? If you don't like it, you can always lock them back up together later. Maybe it's time to practice some safe distancing on your own face.