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My take on eyelash enhancement treatments

Hello everybody!

 

Eyes are our windows to the outside world and they provide others with glimpses into our inner thoughts and feelings. I am lucky enough that I was born with long lashes, but just like most of the girls, taking a special care of the beauty of my eyelashes and trying to add to their allure is my number one beauty interest.

 

Having said this, it is not a secret that I tried most of the eyelash growth, volumizing, and curling treatments out there, from semi-permanent eyelash extension, LVL treatment, to using eyelash growth serum.

 

In this post I will compare between both treatments and share with you my thoughts about them and my take on each one of them.

 

  1. LVL eyelash treatment:

LVL stands for length, volume, and lifting. The idea of LVL eyelash treatment is simple, a therapist uses a setting serum to straighten your natural lashes at the root (making them look curled up), and then your lashes are tinted, creating the appearance of mascara.

 

Treatment duration Pain Price Post treatment care My take on it
45 min to 60 min None From AED 250 – AED 400 Avoid water touching your eyelashes for the next 24 hours. –          Looks supernatural, as if you haven’t done anything to your eyelashes.

 

–          Treatment providers tell you the results can last for 6 weeks. In my case they only lasted for 10 days or less.

 

–          No risk of your own eyelashes falling because of this treatment.

 

–          Normal mascara usually gives me more visible results in terms of eyelash curl and colour.

 

 

  1. Semi-permanent eyelash extension:

My favourite eyelash extension hack since 2011! There is more than one type of lash extensions, including: synthetic, silk, and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 20mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using special glue that is formulated in a way that will not irritate the eye.

 

Treatment duration Pain Price Post treatment care My take on it
Up to 2 hours None From AED 250 – AED 600 Avoid water touching your eyelashes for the next 24 hours. –          It is called fake lashes, so you don’t expect your eyelashes to look natural! Everyone will know you have done something ‘beautiful’ to your eyelashes.

 

–          Lasts for 2 – 4 weeks, if you take good care of them. You can do refills, up to 2 to 3 times, so one set can last up to 3 months with refill sessions.

 

–          Saves time and effort wasted in trying to wear temporary eyelashes and perfecting them.

 

–          The risk of your own eyelashes falling down is high. However, you will get them back in 4 weeks.

 

–          You don’t take them off on your own, this procedure should be done at the beauty center using special product.

 

–          When you take them off, it will take you couple of days to get used to your looks without the eyelash extension.

 

  1. Eyelash enhancing serums:

These are the healthiest eyelash treatment you can give for your eyelashes hands down. They guarantee lengthier lashes that are the real deal. These products are packed with conditioning peptides and fatty acids to stimulate and promote growth. The best part: they’re simple to apply, too.

 

Treatment duration Pain Price Post treatment care My take on it
Should be applied on eyelashes once a day. Results can be seen after 4 to 4 weeks. None Approx. AED 300. Can be bought from most of beauty centres. –          Must be applied on clean eyelashes (after cleaning your eyes from makeup or before wearing makeup.

 

–          Avoid going out in the sun while wearing the serum.

–          Apply on the serum every night on clean eyelashes.

 

–          Apply it every day and you will see the results in 3 to 4 weeks.

 

–          The result is fuller, curlier, and longer lashes.

 

–          In my opinion this is the best solution to get your eyelashes back to norm after wearing semi-permanent eyelashes sets for so long.

 

–          I have sensitive eyes, but the serum I’m using did not cause any side effect. However, I would recommend that you consult a doctor before using it.

 

Recent Additions to My Skincare Routine

Like many of beauty lovers, I’m constantly trying out new lotions and potions in the quest for moisturised skin and as I’m slowly climbing the age stairs of 30s, I’ve started looking for skin care to tackle the fine lines.

I’ve been known in my time to hover over a steaming hot bowl of water, with a dollop of herbal oil in and a towel over my head, to rid my face of any impurities and to moisturise. While I still swear by this, it’s not the easiest of options, particularly if you have a very busy schedule. My long suffering family are used to the bizarre sight of seeing my head in a bowl by now, but there’s no arguing that skin care products are easier solution.

Today, I want to share with you some skin care products that I’ve added to my daily beauty routine few months ago and now I cannot live without them:

TheFaceShop Blanclouding Moisture Cream

The main thing I noticed about this product was that it doesn’t feel sticky – a problem I’ve had with other moisturisers. It’s light on the skin, so not a problem if you like to apply your make up straight after. It’s one of my big bears when your makeup sticks to your moisturiser! It doesn’t contain SPF, which means it’s a good idea to apply sunscreen if you’re exposed to the sun, although it also means you can wear it as a day cream or night cream. It’s reasonably priced and one I’ll be buying again!

 

TheFaceShop Pore Minimizer Controlling Toner with Powder for All Skin Types

I’m not usually one for pore minimizers but was attracted to the packaging of this product. It’s targeted as a toner for those who have combination to oily skin, helping to keep your skin dry if you suffer from oily skin.

You can see all the powder in the bottle, so you have to shake it well before applying it. It has a great smell too, which is something I always look for in skincare. Again, it’s reasonable prices, so if you’re looking for a product to minimise pores, it’s well worth a try.

 

The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Foam

A good cleansing foam is a must have in any makeup bag. For me, it’s one of the key pieces in skincare. How can you expect to have clear skin if you don’t rid it of the day’s muck? It also gives you a sparkling clean surface to work from before applying your makeup for the day.

The Rice Water Cleansing Foam is a snip of the price of others I’ve tried, which can only be a positive and makes my skin feel immaculate. Lather it onto your skin twice a day and won’t need any other form of cleanser. This is a must buy.

 

Finally, I’m not a skincare expert, but I know that the ingredients in these products plump your skin and keep it from sagging, which should counter the ageing process. That’s me sold. I’m not at the stage where I want a frozen looking face and for now, I’ll stick to my little pot from the fountain of youth.

Reposting from Oct 2014 – Turban Tutorial Video

مرحبا،
التوربان أو العِمة من التريندز اللي راجعة بقوة خلال الموسمين الماضيين ومستمرة  معانا خلال هالموسم.
شخصياً أنا من أكتر المعجبين بهالموضة وفي كل مرة بحب أجرب طريقة جديدة.
في الفترة الأخيرة بنات كتير سألوني كيف بلف التوربان. واليوم حبيت أني أشارككم بهالطريقة اللي بتعتبر من أسهل طرق لف التوربان وأسرعها. وغالباً بتناسب اللبس العملي لكن كمان بتقدروا تنفذوها على اللبس الرسمي أو المناسبات، بس أكيد لازم تستخدموا أقمشة ملائمة للمكان والوقت والمناسبة اللي رايحين عليها.
أترككم مع الفيديو.
http://youtu.be/iH9MJGjhU04
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Hello my beauties,
Turbans is one of the most trending styles this season and I am a big fan of this trend.
Many girls ask me how I tie my turbans. Actually there is more than one style and many ways to tie them. Today I am sharing this tutorial about one of my favourite styles. This style is easy to apply and takes less than two minutes and then… tararara… You are ready to go 😉
This style is suitable for casual clothes, because it goes well with cotton scarves. You can even wear it for parties or special events if you use silk scarf.
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