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When I sold all my stuff and went nomad in 2015, I knew a 24/7 travel life would be fraught with challenges. One that I didn’t anticipate was the endlessness of badly lit bathrooms. There’s only so much self-grooming one can do in Mordor-esque lighting, which is especially true when it comes to eyebrow maintenance.
In a pinch, a smartphone’s LED flashlight can be helpful, but its size (plus having to hold it) can cause an accidental overlooking of hairs in need of plucking — an increasing problem for me now that I’m on the other side of 40. (Just you wait, my pretties.)
Other problematic finds include the strange prickly copses on the outside ends of my eyebrows, an unnerving moustache, and this one ungodly long hair that seems to be an individualist, popping up midway down my neck for no apparent reason, as if colonizing new lands.
One day my tweezers broke, and in a late-night boredom-induced scouring of Amazon, I found a pair listed for crafting and tick removal. They were militaristic in construction and had a powerful LED light built in between the tines.
CRAFTING? TICKS? Ha! Fools, no! They’re tweezers for nomads of a certain age, besieged by prison bathroom lighting and unruly ego-smiting hairs.
With silicon padding and a wider build to accommodate its battery housing, the tweezers are heavier, but also more comfortable to use, than standard tweezers. A precision angled tip proves great for plucking hairs — even new, short growth. For $6.99, they’re easily the cheapest and best purchase I’ve ever made for my self-esteem.
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