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Archive for February, 2017

Beach Lashes And You

Beach Lashes And You

Who doesn’t need a vacation to get away from the cold? We would much rather be laying on a beach than putting on twenty layers just to go to the grocery store. We are here to give you some tips for your next vacation!
  • Want to get a little weekend getaway in? No problem! There are tons of destinations that are only 2-3 hours away. Check out Bermuda, Bahamas, Miami (or anywhere in Florida), or Cuba. You can get great 3-4 day deals at this time of year for these places.
  • Want to do something longer? If you want to head out on an all inclusive relaxing beach vacation – you can hit up a cruise of the Caribbean or a cruise around the islands.
  • Want to do something exotic? Stay away from those pre-planned vacation packages for overseas vacations like Thailand, etc. Generally you can do everything more cost efficiently on your own and you can play everything by ear. If you are traveling alone – then we would suggest the tours such as Contiki.
  • Don’t over pack. You are going to literally use half of what you usually pack, so save yourself the frustration of lugging your luggage all around the place.
  • Let your hair go. Nothing is better than beach hair as it saves you the time and effort of doing your hair only to then step outside and have it go wild.
  • Minimal makeup. Let your skin breath. Once you get a tan – you will love your skin tone.
  • Eyelashes! (You knew we were going here). Nothing is better than waking up and heading right to the beach. Getting your eyelashes done in advance will make your life so much easier on vacation. We can give you a full set right before you leave and they will last you through your entire vacation. Those sun kissed beach pics will be natural and beautiful, rather than making you have to fix that mascara running down your face every time you get out of the pool!
Book your vacation lash appointment today and let your vacation start early.
Beauty Hacks

Beauty Hacks

These days there is a cream, serum, gel or magic bean for everything. Want smoother skin? Thicker hair? Hide cellulite? Longer lashes? A date with George Clooney? Go to a beauty store and they will give you 20 “miracle products” that will supposedly solve all of these problems. While every woman has a few holy grail products that may actually be better than dinner with George, most of them fall flat and will cost you an arm and a leg. They may also contain some chemicals that could be toxic and harmful. Luckily there are some amazing natural beauty hacks that women have discovered and are life savers for the worst beauty problems. This way you expose yourself to less harmful chemicals and you will save a crazy amount of money. To top it off a lot of these natural beauty hacks work way better than some cosmetics. Here’s a few that you need to try ASAP. First off – Mayonnaise. While mayo may be one to avoid for fitting into those skinny jeans, it is a miracle for your hair. Mayo is made with nourishing egg yolks for a natural oil that will make you hair stronger and shinier. You also get the benefit of L-cysteine, an amino acid and antioxidant that forms keratin to make your hair stronger. For a mayo hair mask use a cup of full fat mayonnaise all over you hair and leave it in for 30 minutes. After thirty minutes, lather in shampoo to break up the oils and rinse! Can’t stand the smell of mayo? Add a teaspoon of vanilla to counteract the smell. For a trifecta of beauty genius you need to try activated charcoal. You can use it for you teeth, face and as eyeliner! Activated charcoal is a purifying agent that absorbs impurities. It’s huge surface area traps them like a sponge and will remove stains from your teeth and dirt from your pores. Here’s how to do it. You can pick up capsules of at the drug store or a health food store as they’re typically used to absorb toxins in the gut. Simply break open the capsule and mix it with a little bit of water. Then, brush the black paste onto your teeth and/or scrub it onto your face for 1-2 minutes. While you may look like you came out of a horror movie, once you rinse your skin is flawless and teeth are pearly white. However try to limit the use on your teeth, like any grainy substance too much use can wear at enamel and should not be used as a replacement for regular brushing and flossing. Have some paste left over? Use a small angled brush to use it as the best black eyeliner you’ll ever use. You won’t catch me in the land of the living without a coffee in the morning, but you’ll also never catch me in bikini season without using a coffee ground exfoliant. Coffee grounds make an amazing exfoliant, removing dry skin cells and using caffeine to increase circulation. This increase of circulation can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Combine your morning grounds with a bit of moisturizing coconut oil in the shower and scrub over your face and body. Your skin will never feel softer. The last and best smelling beauty hack that we can’t live without is an all natural DIY bronzer. Use 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Use a large powder dust to apply the mixture to your face for a natural and amazing smelling bronzer. For an all over sunless bronze, combine with lotion and apply! These remedies are amazing ways to save money, protect your body, look fabulous and feel confident! Have another natural beauty hack that you swear by? Share it in the comments!


Natalie Costa - founder of Ooh La Lash

Ooh La Lash Premade Russian Volume fans Lash line. After years of success in the lash industry, her passion for high-quality lash application and products continues to grow.



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