Christmas Tree Eyebrows Now Exist, Because People Without Kids Have Too Much Time

Ad failed to load

I'm down with the ugly Christmas sweater trend. I was actually down with it before people were calling them "ugly Christmas sweaters" and I was just referring to them as "what I wear when I'm desperate to go for a sleigh ride." I have been known to dab a touch of festive glitter on my cheeks, to change up my usual neutral lipstick for a little fire engine red to mark the holiday season. But this new thing with the Christmas tree eyebrows? I mean, I'm not exactly saying I think people without kids clearly have too much time on their hands... but yeah, Christmas tree eyebrows might just separate the girls from the moms in 2017.

If you haven't heard of Christmas tree eyebrows yet, don't feel bad. You were probably busy dealing with a toddler meltdown in aisle 37 at Target. Or trying to find a toy your 6-year-old insists is the only thing that will make them happy this Christmas, only to discover no such toy exists and it's a figment of their imagination (this has happened to me three times). If you want to take a little brow time for yourself, however, take a little break from the madness of the holidays, this might be the trend for you. Although brace yourself; it's probably pretty time consuming.

Ad failed to load

Beauty vlogger Taylor R, a Canadian girl living in Hong Kong, decided to up her brow game for the festive season. In a 10-minute tutorial she shared on YouTube, Taylor feathered her eyebrows and set about the arduous work of bedazzling individual brow hairs. She shared the results, complete with festive sweater and bright red lips, with her 320,000 followers. Fair points to Taylor for creativity; as she noted in her Instagram post:

Taylor R on YouTube
Ad failed to load

According to Taylor's tutorial, you really just need some Vaseline to shape your brows to look like tiny Christmas trees. Attach a bunch of tiny stars and gems to each "branch" of your Christmas tree and voilia! A few hours of painstaking work later, you will be the proud owner of Christmas tree brows.

And because the look is going somewhat viral, you will instantly identify yourself as one of the cool kids.

Ad failed to load

Of course, some moms out there might be wondering how on earth they would find the time to painstakingly feather their brows (which, if you're anything like me, could use a little regular, non-festive grooming before I decide to bedazzle them), buy the tiny Christmas tree jewels, and affix them to their eyebrow hair.

Some moms might also be thinking, like me, that drawing so much attention to my exhausted face intentionally seems counter-intuitive.

But here's the thing; admit it, it looks kind of fun. The longer you look at those Christmas tree eyebrows, the more you like them, right? And don't moms deserve to have a little festive fun, too? And if Taylor's Instagram is any sort of barometer to how much fun people are having with this new brow trend, it seems like at least 197,000 people think it's a pretty good time. So who can argue with that?

Ad failed to load

Sure, you probably have a million things to do on a million little lists for a million people before Christmas finally arrives. And sure, spending long hours individuating your eyebrow follicles and decorating them might seem like a waste of time.

But every once in a while, a girl just has to waste a little time. If for no other reason than this; she wants to remember the girl she was before she become the mom she is now. And if Christmas tree eyebrows do the trick... don't judge.

Ad failed to load

Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries:

Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

6 Early Signs You're Going To Have A Short Labor, According To Experts

As far as I'm concerned, a short labor is right up there with winning the lottery in terms of lucky life events. (And when I was actually in labor, I would absolutely have traded a bucketful of lottery winnings for a speedier birth.) While some women…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Kids Will Love These TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In March

You can always count on Netflix to keep it fresh: though there are already so many movies and shows to choose from, every month there's an influx of new content to keep your entire family entertained. As February enters its final weeks, it's time to …
By Megan Walsh

Here Are 10 Ways To Boost Your Baby's Immunity To The Flu

As I'm sure you've read in the thousands upon thousands of articles written about it this winter, the flu is spreading like wildfire and it's bad. Really bad. This strand of flu is the worst we've had in a very long time and it's the most widespread,…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Khloé Kardashian Asked Twitter About Her Bump, & Moms Totally Delivered

Like her younger sister Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian managed to keep most of her pregnancy a sort-of secret. But unlike Jenner, Kardashian chose to publicly announce her pregnancy several months before the baby's due date. While there's no wrong wa…
By Sophie Hirsh

21 Moms Share The Most Surprising Part About Having A C-Section

Honestly, I don't think we, as a culture, talk about C-sections nearly enough, especially considering so many mothers experience them. And because of a number of factors, the little we do talk about it always seems to be a familiar narrative: "It's n…
By Jamie Kenney

13 Yummy Instant Pot Recipes To Make Under 30 Minutes

An Instant Pot seems to be the must-have appliance in every kitchen these days. If you are anything like me and never knew the beauty of a Instant Pot, you are about to have your life changed. Basically, you put some ingredients into a pot, set the t…
By Kristin Manna

9 Things The First Six Months Of Motherhood Will Teach You About Your Baby

Personally, the first six months of motherhood was a mixed bag. I learned some harsh lessons about myself that made taking care of my baby seem overwhelming. For example, I was clueless, and no amount of research could help me feel like anything but …
By Steph Montgomery

11 Photos You *Must* Take During The Last Days Of Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I took a photo each week to document my growing belly. I stopped around 36 weeks, though. I hated how I looked in those pictures, and didn't think I'd want to relive those moments. I was wrong. My second pregnancy was a dum…
By Steph Montgomery

6 Red Flags To Definitely Look Out For After Your Baby Falls

The first time my infant son tried to take a few steps, he tumbled and bumped his head on the coffee table. My blood turned to ice in my veins and I froze. There truly isn't anything quite like the feeling a parent gets when their little one gets hur…
By Sarah Bunton

These 9 Instant Pot Recipes Will Make Even The Pickiest Eater Happy At The Table

Like any parent, I've had my share of parenting hits and misses, but one of my favorite "wins" is my daughter's diverse palate. I don't even know if I can take credit for it, but I would like to think I had something to do with her love for lentils, …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Turns Out, Kim Kardashian's Favorite Mom Products Look A Lot Like Your Own Faves

Being a mom is really hard work, especially for the first few months, and Kim Kardashian West is no different in that regard. Now the mother of three, Kardashian says that there are a few products she just can't live without when it comes to raising …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

10 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby In Your 30s

If you're like me, you evaluate the pros and cons of any major life decision. When my husband and I were considering starting a family, I thought about my career, education, and financial stability. I wanted to know how a pregnancy and childbirth wou…
By Steph Montgomery

Soda Might Hurt Your Fertility, Study Says, & Here's What You Can Do

Who doesn't love sugary drinks? I stopped drinking soda years ago, but I still love gulping down those fancy Starbucks coffee beverages. I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I am a sucker for sugar-sweetened beverages every now-and-then. Turns out, th…
By Annamarya Scaccia

5 Red Flags Your Toddler Isn't Eating Enough

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, at least in my experience. You offer mashed potatoes, they want french fries. You give them crackers, they scream for chips. It's frustrating, to be sure, but it's usually their way of vying for independence. It…
By Candace Ganger

35 Moms Share The Most Disgusting Things Their Husbands Do

I'm a human being who revels in challenges. I like when people present me with one, especially if they don't think I can meet or succeed it, and I like taking a challenge on, especially if it's unexpected. So when I aimed to uncover the most disgusti…
By Jamie Kenney

How Having Kids In Your 20s Affects You Later In Life

For parents, like myself, who had kids in their 20s, there are a number of questions that come to mind. When you're deciding what your future will look like, you'll likely consider what this means for your health, career, and more down the line. Thin…
By Tessa Shull

Study: Drinking Two Glasses Of Wine A Day Is Good For Your Mind — Here's Why

There’s more scientific proof that a daily drink or two isn't necessarily a bad thing and could have a place in an overall healthy lifestyle. A new study out of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York found that — in mice, at le…
By Tiffany Thomas

Research Says Eating Carbs Can Lead To A Healthy Pregnancy, So Bring On The Pasta

In the world of me, no food is better than bread. I know it's supposed to be pretty terrible for you, high in calories, low in protein, and full of that modern-day demon, gluten... but guys, it's really yummy. Especially warm out of the oven, when th…
By Jen McGuire

These Photos Of Prince George Then & Now Will Give You Serious Baby Fever

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in Spring 2018. With all of the excitement surrounding the new baby, it's easy to forget all of the good times that have already passed. The couple's eldest is already well into the sc…
By Azure Hall

This Is, Hands Down, The *Grossest* Thing Babies Do Inside The Womb

Your baby's life in the womb may be safe and warm, but it's also kind of grody. Seriously, the whole process of growing into a human being includes more than a few icky moments along the way. But this is the grossest thing babies do inside the womb b…
By Lindsay E. Mack