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irish beauty blog beautynookI just got my third lash lift and shared some of the experience on my Instagram, as I always do. There was lots of questions so I thought it might be worth doing a blogpost about my thoughts on it here.

 

I had my first one at the beginning of 2017 in the Vanity Rooms in Stepaside. They invited me out to try out their LVL lash lift. I was so excited because I have super straight lashes. It’s  something I always moan about. If I want a curl to last, I have to use a decent lash curlers and then go in strong with the waterproof mascara to maintain it. I toyed with the idea of lash extensions. But I am too much of a picker, and I love eye makeup too much 🙂

******Disclaimer, excuse the brows from these throwback pictures, I’ve come along way :)******

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So what is a lash lift? It’s basically a perm for your eyelashes. In my experience, it’s a three step process. I have had both LVL (a brand name of Nouveu lashes I believe), and then I was invited to try Yumi lashes too in Elysian Brows, it seems to work the same way for them all.

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You’re prepped and your eyes are protected. A plastic shield is put on above the top lashes and then the lifting solution is applied in upwards motions moulding your lashes around the shield. Very gently and precisely I might add. That’s left to do it’s work, then removed.  A setting solution is then applied and you let that do it’s thing. After that in most places, A tint is applied to make your lashes look darker and more defined.irish beauty blog

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A lash lift is not particularly a comfortable treatment. Your eyes are closed throughout and they are being prodded at, so going to a professional in my humble opinion is a must! It’s uncomfortable for sure, but it’s not painful, nor should it be.

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It’s also way less maintenance than eyelash extensions. It’s just your own lashes curled, so you don’t have to maintain them necessarily, although it’s good to brush them through regularly and try not sleep on your face if you can 🙂 Some single lashes can go astray, so combing them through helps keep them on the curl and narrow ha! They say you don’t need mascara after getting it done, I use mascara to make them look more full and I get the six-ish weeks out of my treatment. Just don’t do anything crazy for the first 24 hours! You can of course purchase specific serums and mascaras in the salon that may help prolong the effects, I don’t do that myself.

A lash lift lasts as long as your natural lash cycle really, so it can be up to eight weeks. You’ll see the curl disappear, and you’ll want another one 🙂irish beauty blog beautynook

 

My latest lash lift was in the Brow Boutique in Jervis Street shopping centre. At €55, it was the cheapest place I could find in the city with decent reviews and a reputable name. They did a great job and I’m super happy with the outcome. I would recommend all three salons.

If I can fork out the cash every six-eight weeks, it’s something I would definitely keep up! Have you had a lash lift? What has been your experience?

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I first saw the new Maybelline Tattoo Brow on the awesome Sharon Farrell’s YouTube Channel here last month.

Maybelline Tattoo Brow

She demoed it and it just really intrigued me. It’s one of those things that could be a complete gimmick or could be bloody genius!

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So what is the Maybelline Tattoo Brow? It’s basically a tinted gel that you apply to your brows, let it set and then peel it off. It leaves behind a tint on the skin, that means in theory you don’t have to fill in your brows for up to three days!

Maybelline Tattoo Brow
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Now if you have awesome brows, of course this might not be your cup of tea, you lucky duck. For me, my brows are a pain in the bum! Now don’t get me wrong they are looking alot better than they have done. I was invited into Beauty Board a few weeks ago and got their Ecuri Stem Cell Treatment. It’s really helped with the hair growth and their looking so much more…brow like. They definitely need some grooming though, but I digress, I am here to talk about the Maybelline Tattoo Brow, soz!

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The price of it really miffed me for a Maybelline product. I bought it for €16.99 in Boots. It’s on the website here if you want to check it out. You get 4.6 grams of product and it here it comes in three shades. I got Medium Brown.

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I thought it would be best to demo it in video form, as it’s something you have to see in action. So click on the video above or go directly to my YouTube channel here to check out it out.  I know people are worried about it pulling precious hairs out and all that scary stuff, so I’m willing to take the hit for for the sake of beauty lovers everywhere 🙂 .

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You apply it in your desired shape. Let it dry for at least 20 minutes. For the longer tint (up to three days) it says leave it for 2 hours. Then, simply peel off from inner to outer brow.

I wrote this blog post before I used it, so I guess you have to watch the video to see how I get on and if I survived. 🙂 Also I was heading out afterwards so fingers crossed I don’t feck it up!

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There has been a lot of hype around the new Nyx Lid Lingerie Eye Tints. Well, to be fair I think there’s major hype whenever Nyx bring out a new product.

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They’ve already of course released Lip Lingeries which is a range of nude liquid lipsticks. From the name, I would assume these are meant to be an extension of the nude ‘lingerie’ theme. Within the 12 shades available to us here in the range, the majority is nude-ish, although there are some jewel tones aswell.Nyx Lid Lingerie

It was actually some makeup fiends on Snapchat that made me buy a couple of the Nyx Lid Lingerie Eye Tints. Yes I am blaming you. I took a snap of the stand in Boots and a couple of you were very intrigued. So, I took one from the team and picked up two 🙂

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The first one is ‘Rose Pearl’.
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It’s a light shimmery rose gold shade.

Here it is applied to the eyes. It’s a great easy everyday shade applied sheer to the lids.

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Then, the second one ‘Night Glow’.
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A dark shimmery taupe. I actually used this in my latest get ready with me video here.

Here it is in action on the eyes:

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I really like the formula of these. It’s has a mousse like texture and goes onto the skin quite wet. But it does dry down and sets to a powdery finish. You do have to work quickly with them because when they do set they really don’t budge.

You can apply them sheer or they do layer up really nicely aswell. You can get a nice metallic look with them with a couple of layers. I have oily eyelids so I was very skeptical about how they would last on me. But I can confidently say after wearing them a few times with an eyeshadow primer underneath, I can wear them on their own all day with no problems at all. They do make for a lovely powder eyeshadow base too though.

Overall, I’m a fan of the Nyx Lid Lingerie Eye Tints. Don’t really get the Lingerie part but sure I can see past it because they’re pretty 🙂

You can get them in Boots in store or online here and they will set you back €9.

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