[Review] Eyelash Extensions At ES Beauty Tokyo

 

Nestled conveniently in the heart of Orchard is this lovely beauty parlour owned and ran by Japanese ladies. This is ES Beauty Tokyo, located at #03-21 of Orchard Central. They offer a host of beauty services such as nail services, facials, slimming treatments, IPL hair removal services , eyelash perming and extension.

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I was invited to try out their eyelash extension services and as you know, it has been a very long time since I had eyelash extensions done. I have this hate-love relationship with eyelash extensions because while I love long, dolly lashes, I am sometimes not careful enough when it comes to maintaining them. Like for example, rubbing my eyes without thinking. Anyway, I decided to give eyelash extensions another try.

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Got my Novalash Eyelash Extensions Refills

If you have been following my blog, you would have read about my experience with Novalash eyelash extensions. If you have short or sparse lashes and do not wish to go through the hassle of applying mascara or fake lashes daily, then you can seriously consider doing eyelash extensions. Just check out my previous blog entry HERE on my experience.

For more information such as price packages & locations, please CLICK HERE. Now for my readers, a special promo price at 30% off! Please use the PROMO CODE: BeautyAffair30 (Expires 30th Nov 2012)

30% off listed menu for selected eyelash extension service :
NovaLash Lash Technician
1st Set Natural $129 –> $89
1st Set Full Glamourous $159 –> $109 **Recommended**

Ok, let me share more about my refills experience. It has been about 3-4 weeks since my first extensions, I had them in around 12mm initially. Now, I got to try out 14mm and some highlights in green which are so subtle, you can’t really catch it on camera.

My lashes before they were removed, as you can see that it has gotten quite messy without proper care too.

Now, check out my natural lashes after removal:

As you can see, it’s still intact which shows that Novalash eyelash extensions do not ruin your natural lashes. Because the extensions are placed on your real lashes with a special gentle lash glue that does not harm the natural lashes at all. You need not worry about losing lashes and getting bald spots.

Now check out my 14mm new extensions which gives my lashes more volume.

I’m totally digging the 14mm ones because they are much more like the falsies I’m used to wearing. The effect is more obvious especially since now I usually skip eyeliner for work.

I was also given the Novalash Nighttime Conditioner/Cleansing Pads to care for my lash extensions. As it’s really difficult to find a makeup remover that does not contain glycol.

3-in-1 conditioner, cleanser & makeup remover pads cleanLASH by NOVALASH®  were designed to not only remove dirt, pollutants and any make-up your clients wear, but will also prolong the life and radiance of their extensions by conditioning and restoring moisture. These cotton pads have been saturated with pomegranate seed extract to detangle and promote healthy lashes and help to reduce flipping and tangling of the lashes, while simultaneously nourishing the eye area.

It’s a highly raved makeup remover on TotalBeauty.com getting 10.0 top marks! I’ve tried it and it easily removes even the most stubborn liquid liners I’m using.

If you are keen to try out the Novalash experience, please use the PROMO CODE to get 30% off: BeautyAffair30 (Expires 30th Nov 2012)

30% off listed menu for selected eyelash extension service :
NovaLash Lash Technician
1st Set Natural $129 –> $89
1st Set Full Glamourous $159 –> $109 **Recommended**

[REVIEW] Ardell LashGrip Eyelash Adhesive Eyelash Glue

It’s no secret why this eyelash adhesive is so highly raved and even recommended by World of Colours Creative Director – Julyen Z. LaVerne. I first spotted him using it a L’oreal beauty workshop was pleased to know that I had made a good choice.

LashGrip Eyelash Adhesive is easy to use and holds my lashes securely in place without much hassle. It also dries quickly and can be removed easily, without much tugging of the lids or lashes.

Adhesive comes in two shades but I usually go for Clear. It comes out as a white liquid tjhjat would turn translucent upon drying; blending in with your eye makeup afterwards.

My only grouse is that the nozzle is rather big so I usually squeeze out more than I require. So do be careful when using it… Also, it may leave some adhesive residue upon removal. But overall, I’m a satisfied user and have bought this repeatedly.

HOW TO USE

Apply a thin line of adhesive along band. Wait 30 seconds so that the adhesive dries slightly and becomes tacky. Place band against eyelid as close to lash roots as possible. Using fingertips, gently press corners and along the band to secure.

Removal: Gently peel lash off lid, starting at the outer corner. Clean lash band by peeling off residual adhesive. Place lashes back on tray to maintain their shape for re-use. Make-up remover or baby oil may be used to remove residual adhesive on eyelid.

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Rubber Latex, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Formaldehyde

You can find this at John Little Departmental Stores.

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Caring for your lashes

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Here comes the question I dread. Do you care of your lashes? Honestly-speaking, I don’t, in fact, if they could speak, they would be protesting about the neglect. So I remember my sunscreen, moisturizer and even at times my eye cream but yet, I just forget about my eyelashes. Short & rather sparse, I was never proud of them anyway.

I’m a fan of false lashes and use them regularly. So the constant tugging at my lash line and lashes whenever I remove them will cause a strain and possibly droopy lids in future. That is why I have to more careful.

And because I use a lot of eyeliner & false eyelashes. This means that removal is really important, when removing the false eyelashes. Do not tug at the lashes but use an oil-based makeup remover such as the ones below by Maybelline or Biore.

Dab a little of the remover on a piece of cotton wool and slowly remove the eye makeup and false lashes by rubbing gently in an upward motion. The glue from the false eye lash would naturally break down and loosen from your lash line. As the area around the eyes are delicate, do not pull at it or you might end up with droopy eye lids like a bull dog.

And for added care, use a lash tonic like DHC’s Eyelash Tonic. This conditioning gel nourishes lashes prone to breakage and encourages a more robust lash line. Aloe, watercress, and comfrey seal in moisture for greater elasticity. The curved applicator brush helps you distribute the gel evenly from lash root to tip. Use it under mascara during the day and as a bedtime treatment.

I have read so many positive reviews for this lash tonic so you could give it a try. Previously, I have gotten one from an unknown brand through a spree and it worked wonders too.

You can really notice the difference after several usage – Longer, stronger lashes but of course, this is not for the lazy. Like they say, there ain’t any ugly women, only lazy ones. I gave up shortly and therefore, my lashes are back to their miserable, neglected state.

So I guess I have to buck up and treat my lashes with the proper care they deserve. Afterall, the eyes are the windows to the soul 😉

Check out tips on how to grow healthier lashes here: http://www.myfatpocket.com/beauty/good-looks/4-steps-to-healthier-lashes.html

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