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Caring for Your Lash Extensions During Winter

It is the most wonderful time of the year—snow will soon begin to fall, Christmas lights will soon be glowing through frosty windows, and holiday party season will soon be in full bloom. However, cozy festivities are not the only things riding in upon the air this winter. Decreasing temperatures and humidity levels may wreak havoc on our hair, skin, and lashes. Dry hair and skin may disrupt the growth cycle of lashes, and cause lashes to prematurely shed and grow more gradually than normal. Plus, the dry, cold air may zap lashes of their moisture, and make them brittle. Therefore, keep your lashes in good condition these cool months by practicing the following winter care tips.

 

Take vitamins

 

Whether you are a multivitamin type of person or consume leafy greens like they are going out of style, be certain you are incorporating B, E, and D vitamins into your routine this winter. A few dieticians state that Vitamin B12 strengthens your hair, whereas Vitamin D recently has been connected with hair growth. All three are well-known to promote hair and skin health, and ought to provide your lashes the boost needed to survive the frosty, dry days.

 

Check labels

 

As the humidity dips below 80 percent, there only is one cure—moisturizer and a lot of it. However, if you’re moisturizing around your eyes, be certain to look at the ingredients. Wax, glycerin, and oil are the worst enemies for your lash extensions and break down adhesive bonds and cause them to pop off. In order to keep the sets fuller longer, only use oil-free products inside the orbital bone. If the moisturizer you use is oil-based, there will not be a problem. Simply keep it away from the eyes.

 

Get fills

 

Arrange consistent fills with your eyelash artist (every two to three weeks) to keep the sets party-ready all winter long. At the fill appointments, the lash artist does not simply apply lash extensions to new eyelashes, he or she replaces and removes any twisted or overgrown extensions, boosts fullness with capping (ask the artist about this!), and keeps an eye on the health of your lashes. If you’re suffering any premature loss of extensions, seasonal shredding, or stress upon your natural lashes, your artist may let you know.

 

Practice safe steaming

 

There isn’t anything like a dip inside a hot tub or 10-minute steam to chase the wintertime cold from your bones. Plus, while saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs, are safe for using with extensions, you ought to avoid touching the eyes while you are using them. Extreme heat may soften the adhesive bonds and rubbing the eyes while the bonds are relaxed may cause extensions to pop off. Do not be concerned though, so long as you stay clear of touching the extensions, the lashes will not suffer any side effects from the heat; your lash set will return to normal as soon as the lashes cool again.

 

For more information on caring for your lash extensions during winter contact the         Winnipeg eyelash extensions professional services of Lashes by Lisa today!

 

Myths About Eyelash Extensions

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We oftentimes see a variety of posts about lash extensions and while most share accurate information, there are several that don’t. Today we’re sharing five lash extension myths which aren’t so true. Do you have any questions about lash extensions? Ask Lashes by Lisa; we would like to set the record straight!

1st Myth: Extensions may damage natural lashes

As you mix a trained lash stylist with correct application methods, and premium products, your natural lashes won’t be damaged. Within the process of lash application, it is vital to the health of your lashes to have every natural hair isolated as an extension is stuck to it, as well as ensure correct separation in order for the hairs to continue to grow and shed as they naturally would. At Lashes by Lisa, we just use medical-grade, formaldehyde-free adhesives that are exclusively made for lash extensions. The blend of individual lash attachment and high-quality adhesive will indefinitely maintain the integrity and health of natural lash hairs.

2nd Myth: Natural lashes are going to be shorter when/if the extensions are taken off

As lash extensions are put on by a skilled lash stylist, the natural lashes are permitted to grow as normal. Women who do not have lash extensions typically apply and take off mascara on a daily basis. The slight pulling of the lashes and application while putting on mascara followed by the rubbing and cleaning of the eyes to take off the mascara greatly can damage the lashes. With the right lash extension application, there won’t be any damage and the lashes ought to grow better than they might if you were applying, cleaning off, and wearing mascara every day.

3rd Myth: Extensions are a one-size-fits-all solution

All of us have different eye shapes and all of us have a different amount of natural lashes, meaning lash extensions may be custom-made just for you. Reputable lash salons and stylists will have the ability to custom-make a lash look and style all your own like we do here at Lashes by Lisa.

4th Myth: Having extensions applied will hurt

The procedure of having extensions applied doesn’t hurt. In fact, it is an extremely relaxing experience and the majority of clients even take a nap! No discomfort is involved within the application.

5th Myth: You cannot wash your eyes or face when you have extensions

False! It is more important than ever to keep the eye area and lashes clean when you get lash extensions. Before extensions, most clients had a consistent regimen of washing and cleaning their eyes and face. This regimen does not need to change. But, the way you clean your eye area and face and the products you utilize might need to change. Using extension friendly cleanser and being gentle close to the eye area is extremely important. You should always avoid oil-based cleansing products.

For more myths about eyelash extensions feel free to contact our Winnipeg eyelash extensions professional services at Lashes by Lisa today!

How to Choose the Right Lash Extension for Your Eye Shape

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Being eyelash extension professionals, naturally, eye shapes will play a huge part as it’ll come to creating an eyelash extension plan for our clientele. Therefore, I wanted to share our professional tips, so you can take advantage and obtain the best results out of your beauty and your eyes. What eye shape are you?

Almond

Almond eye shapes are perceived in conventional beauty standards as the ‘most gorgeous’ eye shape. The outside corner of the eye is slightly upturned and wider.

Wide Set

While designing for this shape of eye, the emphasis is concentrated on the inside corners of the eye, to craft the illusion that they’re closer together than what they really are. Cat eye looks aren’t ideal for wide set eyes as they pull the emphasis to the eye’s outside corners.

Close Set

Close-set eyes benefit from focusing on the eye’s outer corners; therefore, it’s the location we lash the longest and heaviest to draw attention away from the eye’s inner corners.

Downturned

The way to disguise a downturned eye is lifting. Utilizing a stronger curl at the outside ends and keeping eyelash extensions short for the first part of the outside corners ensures that the downturned eyes aren’t emphasized. Point of emphasis ought to be between the beginning of the iris and pupil while peering straight ahead.

Small

Oftentimes coupled with hooded eyes, small eye shapes may be made to appear even smaller using heavy lashing. Open small eyes up with a strong curl and focus on the middle of your eye.

Hooded

The harm while using eyelash extensions with hooded eye shapes is that if lashed too heavily, eyes may seem closed off and smaller. The goal for hooded eyes includes opening them up as much as you can. Lashes by Lisa does that by utilizing a stronger curl and focusing on the middle of your eye.

Asian

Like hooded eyes, Asian eye shapes usually lack a crease inside the eyelid, which make opening the eye a concentration for these eyes. Usually, Asian eyelashes are straight and downward pointing; therefore, “L” shaped curls can be used to counteract downward pointing eyelashes.

Deep Set

As its name suggests, deep-set eye shapes are characterized by the eyes being held further back inside the eye socket They’re usually large eyes and may be overshadowed by your brow bone. These eyes are prone to appearing very aged and heavy; therefore, it is good to utilize a stronger curl in these eyes to provide a bit of light and lift. Heavy lashing isn’t suggested for this shape.

Protruding

Protruding eyes, the opposite of deep-set, bulge from your eye socket and may be extremely overpowering on your face. Subdue the appearance of protruding eyes with a soft J or B curl eyelash extension, and cat eyes that elongate the eye, instead of opening it further.

 

For more information on lash extensions in Winnipeg, contact Lashes by Lisa today!

Can I Apply Falsies Over My Lash Extensions?

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A full set of lash extensions can offer your eyes plenty of volume, darkness, and fullness to make you want to leave your strip lashes behind forever. This is a semi-permanent solution that may end up being more cost-effective than constantly replacing high-end falsies. However, some people want bigger and more noticeable lashes than what lash extensions can even offer. Maybe they are headed to a special event or a night on the town that makes them want more than what most products provide. Can you supplement lash extensions with a set of falsies?

If you think that you might want to supplement your lashes, you should read on to find out more about whether this is a good idea or not.

How much experience do you have?

The biggest factor in whether you should apply falsies along with your lash extensions is how much experience you have. The placement has to be just right to avoid damaging your expensive set of lash extensions. It should be placed just above your natural and extended lashes to prevent any of the adhesive from damaging or pulling out your extensions. If you position them too close to your natural lash line in an attempt to avoid them looking like false eyelashes, you could inadvertently ruin your lash extensions.

The second thing that you must know how to apply is the adhesive. It is imperative to apply only a small amount of adhesive to keep it from running into your lash extensions and ruining them. However, you also need enough adhesive to prevent embarrassing mishaps like having your falsies fall off on the middle of the dance floor. Experience should be able to tell you how much adhesive is truly necessary to keep your falsies on without running into your extensions.

Is it worth the risk?

When you remove the falsies after a night of fun, you do run the risk of removing some of your lash extensions and natural lashes along with them. This risk applies no matter what type of extensions you might have and how careful you were to apply the falsies. You have to really consider whether applying those falsies is going to be worth the potential damage to your natural lashes and the extensions you have already applied.

The reality is that your lash extensions already offer you a tremendous amount of volume and thickness. Depending on the type, you can even have extra length added to your natural lashes. This should be everything you need to appear glamorous at all times without the need for additional falsies applied over top. You want to take all of the precautions to protect your beautiful lash extensions and skipping the falsies is the very first step.

While you can apply falsies over your lash extensions, it is not recommended to try this style. You should protect your eyelash extensions at all costs. When you’re ready to try lash extensions for the first time, be sure to give Lashes by Lisa a call!

The Difference Between Mink, Silk, and Fur Eyelashes

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What type of eyelash extensions should you choose: mink, silk, or fur? Whether you are a first-timer or an old pro, deciding what type of eyelash extensions you want can require major research. There are advantages and disadvantages to all three of the major types of lashes that are available on today’s market. You can use this short guide to help you make a decision about which type of lash extensions is going to be right for you!

Mink Eyelashes

Mink eyelashes are the classic material for anyone who has been putting on false lashes for an extended period of time. These very closely resemble your natural lashes with a lower sheen that makes them less noticeable as falsies. They are extremely lightweight and have some of the most volume, despite their finely tapered shape.

When most people think of mink eyelashes, they imagine the custom sets created by professionals to match your unique eye shape. This service allows you to take full advantage of the many benefits that mink eyelashes have to offer you. Mink lashes are more expensive than silk eyelashes, so be prepared for a sharp increase in your budget.

Silk Eyelashes

Silk lashes are made of a synthetic-based silk fiber that can hold some curl better than true silk lashes would ever be able to. They have a great natural sheen to them that makes them super appealing, even without the use of makeup. You can create a great deal of volume and drama with these lashes, particularly given that many of them are longer in length. They tend to be some of the least expensive eyelashes available.

Many of these create fine and natural lashes that hold up better than the alternatives. If you’re interested in saving money and putting on silk lashes at home, you should know that silk eyelashes can even be used multiple times if you take proper care of them.

Fur Eyelashes

Mink eyelashes are typically made of a synthetic fiber that is very similar to real mink fur. However, some people insist that they need the real deal. Fur eyelashes offer just that with the classic velvety fur that offers the softest eyelashes on the market. These will very closely resemble your natural lashes but longer. Keep in mind that these will cost far more than either of the other two types of lashes.

You should also know that fur eyelashes get their shape from perming that is applied before they are placed. This might relax some over time, requiring extra styling and curling from you at home. Be prepared for this extra maintenance step before you have fur lashes put on.

Deciding what type of lashes to get can be extremely difficult, particularly if your budget is of no issue. This guide to the top three materials should give you a great starting point before you have lash extensions in Winnipeg. Contact Lashes by Lisa for any other questions you might have about these extensions!

Caring for Your Lash Extensions During the Summer

With summer on its way, you might be wondering whether you need to take a break from your lash extensions during these hot months. You may be planning on going on holiday to the beach, going swimming in the local pool, or any number of other activities that you fear could damage your lashes. However, you still want to get those beautiful lashes that are always ready with minimal upkeep in the morning. You have to find a way to take care of them and still enjoy the summer festivities.

What can you really do to care for your lash extensions during the summer while still enjoying the weather? Take a look at these top tips to keep your lashes looking long and luscious all summer long!

Wear sunglasses

The heat from the sun can damage the bond that your lash adhesive has with your eyelids. If you are going to spend a lot of time out in the sun, it’s recommended that you purchase a great pair of shades. This can help to shield your eyes from the sun, protect your lashes, and make you look great all at the same time!

Steer clear of chlorine

Chlorine can definitely do some damage to the adhesive on your eyelashes. You might need to stay out of the pool altogether if you can’t find a way to avoid the splashing. If you are like the many people who enjoy swimming during the summertime, you should invest in a pair of goggles to protect your lashes from the chlorine. Be diligent about putting these goggles on each and every time you dip beneath the surface of the water.

When you get out of the pool, you should take a few measures to ensure that there is no lingering chlorine on your lashes. Rinse them thoroughly under cool water and pat your face dry with a clean towel. The same goes for ocean water.

Use oil-free sunscreen

Just because you have fake lashes doesn’t mean that you should skip the sunscreen. Protect your skin from the harsh and damaging rays of the sun with oil-free versions. It would be best to keep this available in lotion form instead of sprays that can get caught in your lash extensions. Keep it far away from your lashes whenever possible because the chemicals can eat through the adhesive.

Invest in blotting papers

Blotting papers cost only a few dollars at the drug store but they create a great deal of security for your lash extensions. By keeping the oil off your eyelids and away from the adhesive, you can make your lash extensions last significantly longer. This is a must-have item for those with oily skin in general, but particularly in the summer heat.

When you’re ready to boost your beauty and make a statement with longer lashes, you need the Winnipeg eyelash extensions professional. Let Lashes by Lisa transform your appearance just in time for the summer fun!

Everything You Should Know About Microblading

Are you tired of your thin eyebrows that were subject to too much harsh plucking? Maybe you wish that your eyebrows were darker without having to fill them in on a daily basis. The good news is that with new semi-permanent makeup trends, you can get eyebrows that are well done and perfectly shaped every day. You won’t even have to sharpen your brow pencil to help them along. Microblading can be a great experience with tremendous benefit, but you have to know what to expect.

Before you sign up for services, here is everything you need to know about microblading!

Choose your salon professionals carefully

Microblading is essentially a form of semi-permanent tattooing that can make your brows appear thicker and fuller. Because of the permanent nature of the procedure, you need to make sure that your professional knows how to microblade successfully. After all, microblading can last up to eighteen months.

Ask about their training and for any before and after photos they might have. You should also ask to see their certification. This research will give you a better idea of whether you can trust this person to bring your brows to perfection. Remember that you often get what you pay for. Choosing the cheapest professional to practice your microblading may not give you the outcome you were hoping for.

Microblading isn’t as painful as it sounds

The process of microblading involves placing tiny scratches around the eyebrows and filling them with ink. This certainly sounds painful, but you won’t feel much of it with the numbing gel that will set on your brows. You may feel a slight pressure in that area and some minor discomfort, but it will be relatively painless overall!  

The process does take time

Make sure that you set aside the entire afternoon if you are heading into a microblading session. You won’t want to rush perfection, so prepare to spend about two to three hours in the chair with your artist. They must spend time creating the perfect shape and meticulously placing each new “strand” of hair for your brows. This isn’t a process that can happen in an instant if you want to have eyebrows that are well done.

You will have some irritation after the session

If you have ever seen a new tattoo, you know that there is definitely a healing process that it needs to go through before it becomes beautiful. You will have some redness and irritation around the eyebrows when you leave your session. However, it shouldn’t be too terribly noticeable. You can help keep irritation to a minimum by avoiding sunlight and continuously applying moisturizer to your skin.

When you’re ready to get your eyebrows professionally done, you need to find an experienced permanent makeup professional. At Lashes by Lisa, we can help you to get the youthful appearance that you want with permanent makeup and microblading. Start saving money on your makeup and time on your beauty routine by contacting us today to book your appointment!

Can You Go in the Pool with Eyelash Extensions?

Summer is finally in full swing and you want to know what you can do with your new lash extensions. Most people want to know if it’s safe to wear them to the beach when they go on holiday or just at the local pool. After all, swimming is the third most practiced sport in Canada. You don’t want to have to give it up just because you love the long and beautiful lashes that your beauty professional applied. Will going in the pool with your new eyelashes ruin them or the adhesive?

 

There can be a lot of mixed advice out there on whether your eyelash extensions can survive the chlorinated water of the swimming pool. Here are a few general guidelines that can help to answer your questions and prepare you for the summer season ahead.

 

Can I Go in the Pool?

 

First and foremost, we are going to answer your biggest question. You can definitely go in the pool, but it is recommended to keep your exposure to the chlorine to a minimum. Ocean water is a much safer alternative for your new lash extensions, but the swimming pool can be fine on occasion. The most important thing is to give your eyelashes plenty of time to dry and setup before you head into the water. Just like you can’t shower for the first 24 hours, you should also avoid getting into the pool for the first day.

 

Don’t Touch

 

The biggest reason that many people have issues with their eyelashes at the swimming pool is that they tend to rub the water and chlorine out of their eyes. This abrasion and tugging are what will ultimately cause the most damage to your lashes. Even rubbing your face with a towel to get the water out of your eyes can cause damage to the adhesive. Remember to pat your face dry instead of rubbing it vigorously.

 

Cover Your Eyes

 

If you are an avid swimmer who simply can’t take a break from the water, be sure to wear a pair of goggles. This is advised for anyone who is going to spend prolonged periods of time in the water, particularly if you will be underwater or swimming laps. Goggles may not be the most attractive items, but they allow you to swim without causing damage to your lash extensions.

 

Rinse Your Face

 

When you’re finished at the pool, you need to rinse your lashes off with some cool water to get rid of the pool chemicals. Be thorough and take your time to ensure that all of the chlorine has been washed away. This should only take a minute, but it can ultimately help to protect your lashes far better. Remember to pat your face dry instead of trying to rub the water away.
Are you ready to take the plunge this summer and have your eyelash extensions applied by an experienced permanent makeup professional? Give Lashes by Lisa a call today!

 

Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Eyelash Extensions

Are you still on the fence about whether you want eyelash extensions? According to one study, more than ten percent of people have already opted for eyelash extensions. It’s hard to imagine what they will be like until you get a full set of your very own. Unfortunately, a set of eyelash extensions can be very expensive, causing many women to wonder if they are truly worth the price they pay. Once you have your own full set, you’ll know that those eyelash extensions are worth every penny.

Here are a few things that I wish I knew before my very first set of eyelash extensions. Maybe it will help you to take the first leap to have your own lashes taken care of by a professional.

Makeup can be used sparingly

One of the best aspects of having eyelash extensions put on is that you can limit the amount of makeup you wear. Are you accustomed to wearing thick layers of black mascara to make your eyes pop and lengthen your lashes? It’s no longer necessary with a full set of lash extensions. The lashes can be put on thick and long, negating the need for much eye makeup at all.

Keep your hands off the lashes

It can be tempting to rub your eyes or touch your new lashes a few times throughout the day. You really need to be careful with this because you can accidentally upset the lashes and ruin the adhesive. The goal is to keep the adhesive oil-free and intact. This means keeping your hands off and protecting them from harmful chemicals like makeup remover, face washes, and even sweat.

Don’t make any plans for the day of application

While the adhesive is still new, you need to be very careful with your eyelash extensions. This means that you can’t get them wet at all. Avoid sweating, crying, swimming, and washing your face for at least twelve hours after your application. It’s even better if you can go a whole day without getting the new adhesive wet.

After lash extensions, your own lashes will seem much shorter

Do you already feel like your eyelashes are too short and sparse to be attractive without makeup? Things aren’t likely to improve for you after your very first set of eyelash extensions. You’re bound to fall in love with the effortless look that extensions can create on your eyes. With no effort at all, you look like you have long and beautiful lashes that are straight from the pages of a magazine. It will be very hard to return to your normal lashes after that experience.

When you’re ready to try out eyelash extensions for the first time, you need to contact Lashes by Lisa, the experienced body sugaring professional. She can help you to achieve a dramatic look that you will instantly fall in love with. You’ll never look back once you’ve had these extensions put on!

How to Remove My Makeup and Not Damage Lash Extensions

Having lash extensions installed can dramatically change your appearance for the better. The right shape and length can make your eyes pop, but this effect is only enhanced by the right makeup. Applying eyeshadow, eyeliner, and more can be a fun experience that makes you feel beautiful each morning. The problem is that not many people know how to remove their makeup gently without damaging their lash extensions in the process.

Protect your investment when it comes to your lash extensions. Following these steps will help you remove your makeup without ruining them in the process.

Grab a clean washcloth

Before your lash extensions, you might have been content to remove your eye makeup with a cotton pad. However, this might create more work for you with your long lashes. Cotton pads can leave behind lint in your lashes that is difficult to pick out later. Attempting to remove these individual pieces can cause you to inadvertently pull of your lash extensions. You need a clean washcloth to remove your makeup instead.

Purchase the right type of cleanser

Make sure that you’re only applying gentle cleaners to your lash extensions to avoid damaging them or ruining the adhesive. You may want to avoid some of the more traditional eye makeup removers on the market. Many of the makeup removers you find in the beauty aisles are going to be oil-based. These heavy oils are full of moisture that can loosen up the adhesive on your new extensions.

Oil-based makeup removers may work well for normal situations, but you need something gentler for extensions. The best recommendation is to use a micellar water solution instead. If this isn’t available to you, you might want to try using baby shampoo.

Apply it without scrubbing

Pour the cleanser over the washcloth and hold it up to your eye for thirty seconds. You don’t need to rub at your eye which could damage the extensions. You simply hold it up there and then gently wipe away what remains. There will likely still be some makeup near the lash line, so you will use a cotton swab soaked in the micellar water to get rid of makeup in this spot. Move very gently and slowly, covering the area multiple times only if necessary.

Use makeup wipes if you’re in a hurry

When you travel or need to get somewhere in a hurry, makeup removing wipes could be the best choice. Look for packages that say they are oil-free to make sure they don’t have anything that could damage your extensions. Once again, try not to rub too hard near the eyelash extensions. Work very gently and take your time to get rid of all traces of the day’s makeup.

You don’t have to give up makeup just because you have lash extensions! You simply need to learn how to take care of your new lashes and remove your makeup safely. If you’re ready to change your appearance with extensions, contact Winnipeg’s leading eyelash extensions professional, Lashes by Lisa!