10 Tips to Keep Your Gel Manicure Safe

24 Dec 2012
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Gel manicures are known for shining brighter and lasting longer than aregular manicure, lasting as long as two weeks without a crack. But can the special process that gives your nails their patent leather gleam also be harmful to your health? The gel manicure process requires four or five coats of polish, with each layer followed by a finish under a UV light, a similar light to those used in tanning beds, only far weaker. Safer Mani-Pedis: Steps You Can Take Some dermatologists warn the typical 5-10-minute exposure to the light during a gel manicure could be harmful.  A 2009 article in the Archives of Dermatology concluded that “further investigation”.

Watch that eyelash perm

24 Dec 2012
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JANUARY 1, 2012 BY KEMI LAWAL Watch that eyelash perm | credits: File copy Imagine a woman wanting to deduct minutes off of the beauty regimen getting a lash perm so that she no longer has to fiddle with an eyelash curler every morning! Someone with small or downturned eyes may also opt to get her lashes permed to keep her eyes looking nice. Although the procedure sounds uncomplicated-lie back, close your eyes and allow a licensed technician play with your eyelashes using a small spongy roller — you have to know the adverse reaction to eyelash perm. It may actually appear tame but in reality, it has its side effects..

A Primer of Permanent Makeup

24 Dec 2012
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Permanent makeup, known as micro pigmentation, provides the opportunity of freedom from daily makeup applications of the eyelids, eyebrows, and lips. It is very crucial to realize that such medical makeup is a permanent decision and may require touchups at some point with some expected fading. Therefore, we would love to sit down with clients for a thorough pre-treatment consultation with removable liners before the procedure is ever scheduled. Essentially, the primary goal of permanent makeup is to substitute the daily routine of applying cosmetics. Specifically, the placement of permanent pigments into the skin relieves the day-to-day application of eyeliner, brow, or lip. Permanent makeup is the precise placement of.

HOW TO GET A LONG-LASTING PERFECT CURL FOR YOUR LASHES

17 Dec 2012
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Written by Cassidy Blackwell on Sep 23, 2011 Next Article More Sharing ServicesShare|Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on print We all know about perms — the curling process that uses chemicals and cylindrical rods to permanently curl a head of hair. But have you ever heard of perming your LASHES? We hadn’t either. That is until we took a trip to Salon Sovay, a boutique salon located here in Austin, TX, where the owner, Sovay Reeder, is one of the few estheticians who executes this unique process to create the perfect curl for your lashes. An eyelash perm lasts for about two to three months and requires zero upkeep. Combining the process with.

What To Know Before You Get Eyelash Extensions

17 Dec 2012
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Women spend millions of dollars each year trying to get longer, lusher, fuller lashes. While mascara may be enough for many, some women just didn’t score the genetic jackpot when it comes to long lashes. Eyelash extensions are a viable alternative for getting long lashes, but here some things to know before you go! How do eyelash extensions work? Individual lashes are dipped into a medical-grade adhesive and bonded to your natural eyelash. This process is done one lash at a time, so it can take a while. The adhesive can last about 4-6 weeks depending on how careful you are (the more you rub your eyes, wash your face,.

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