My Beauty Secret in a Blink

Being a career woman definitely has its perks. You do get the accolade and recognition for all of your best efforts. Unfortunately, there can be downsides, too especially if you’re the kind who clearly cannot do away with a regular visit to her favourite beauty salon. Taking time off to relax, unwind, and get that much-needed facial treatment can be especially difficult for full-time career women.

But to find even a few precious moments just to learn what’s new at the different beauty salons is something that I really have to do. I simply cannot last a week without learning of the newest service offerings as well as discounts that these establishments provide to their customers.

In my beauty-salon-hopping activities, I usually receive offers every Saturdays. As such, I always see to it that I drop by a beauty salon on Saturdays so I’ll get the chance to feel more womanly for the rest of the weekend.

About three weeks ago, I got the chance to visit a beauty clinic that was fast becoming the buzz in my office. Unfortunately, I wasn’t lucky enough to get an appointment on that very day since they were already fully booked. Many of the clinic’s patrons usually set up appointments many days in advance. So I set up mine. This got me all excited and very raring to go and experience having the kind of treatment everyone’s talking about from this beauty clinic.

Now, I’m the type of person who is always early for everything. I hate making other people wait so I make sure that I arrive at the appointed time at least 30 minutes earlier. That’s exactly what I did on my appointment with the salon for a facial. This gave me enough time to check out the clinic, make myself comfy, and get acquainted with the staff as I know they’re the ones I should really be rubbing elbows with. They have most of the information I need to feel and look really great.

The clinic has a refreshing theme, much to my delight. The general sanitation and hygiene of the place is immaculate. The staff were always finding ways to entertain other clients in the clinic while waiting for their turn. They gave us the salon’s signature welcome drink. It wasn’t something that’s straight out of a Michelin-starred bar, but it is more than enough to make you feel at ease. I can safely say that their focus is more on making us feel comfortable about the whole process. And they are doing a really excellent job.

When it was my time to receive the facial, a good-looking beautician ushered me into the cubicle. She guided me onto the recliner until my head was comfortably placed on the headrest. I could see that all of the materials and tools needed for the facial were already prepared. That was a nice thought since I really would hate it if they were still preparing the materials when I am already raring to go.

She proceeded to explain to me what she was going to do. She also asked me if I have any concerns about the procedure so she can answer them right away and alleviate any anxieties that I may have. It was such a very different experience that someone would really go out of their way to make me really comfortable and relaxed before proceeding with the treatment.

Sadly I really couldn’t give you a blow-by-blow account of what transpired during the treatment session. The facial massage was that good that I actually dozed off. I was literally sent to slumber land in a matter of minutes. All I can ever recall is the beautician telling me to close my eyes and just feel the sensation of her fingers doing deep circular, sometimes longitudinal motions across my face. Little did I know that I’d be sleeping soon.

When it was over all I could feel was that the tight areas on my face were gone. I could sense that the treatment actually loosened up many of my muscle tissues, allowing me to make full use of them. There was only one thing I wished that day – I wished the beautician didn’t wake me up since I was already drifting in a very restful sleep.

The experience taught me that there are plenty of jewels out there just waiting to be discovered. Lucky for me, I discovered one true gem of a beauty clinic. Needless to say, I’m already looking forward to my next visit to this amazing place.

If you want to experience the same thing as I did, you may want to check out Beaute 2001 website.

Frequently Asked Questions about Eyelash Extensions

eyelash extensionsEyelash extensions have boomed a lot today that they have captured the fashion industry by storm. It seems that every celebrity won’t appear on TV without those long beautiful eyelashes on. Obviously, additional lashes make a huge difference on the face, making it livelier and lovelier. If it is your first time to hear about eyelash extensions, it would be nice to give Rakis – expert in lash extensions a try. But before entering the salon, here are some things you should know about having eyelash extensions.

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are strands of artificial eyelashes which are usually made of synthetic material. They are longer and thicker than natural eyelashes and are individually glued in between natural lashes using a special agent to give a beautiful, natural and luscious look on face particularly the eye area. Eyelash extensions are perfect add-ons to any special occasion or even ordinary day-to-day wear. They are generally weightless that you can wear them permanently without damaging the other natural lashes.

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

Eyelash extensions are applied on your natural eyelashes individually with a non-toxic bonding agent specially designed for eyelash extensions. The application technique is not harmful at all because the strands won’t touch the skin but just the natural eyelashes. When the adhesive dries up, you can enjoy the normal movements of your eye.

How Long Does it Take for Eyelash Extensions to be Done?

The entire process of application normally takes two hours as performed by an experienced esthetician. You will lay comfortably on a lounge chair with your eyes closed. Before the eyelash extensions are bonded, the esthetician will clean the lashes thoroughly using a special solution that will take off any makeup or oil residue from the natural lashes. An under eye gel pad is placed on the lower lashes of eye. Synthetic strands are then glued individually in between each natural eyelashes followed by a gently combing to ensure all the lashes won’t tangle. The same process takes place when refilling however completion time takes a shorter period.

How Long Will a Set of Eyelash Extensions Last?

The span of having eyelashes differs from one person to another depending on their lifestyle. When applied correctly, eyelash extensions can last three to four months. Overall, touchups take place anywhere between two to three weeks. Take note that falling lashes is just a normal thing, hence you can visit your salon and ask your esthetician to refill on the missing parts. In order of eyelash extensions to last longer, practice the habit of being extra-careful by not rubbing your eyes.

Can I Apply Mascara after Having Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions appear to be long and dark in color which actually gives the illusion that you are wearing mascara on it. Hence, it is not required. If, however, you would want to wear one, water-based mascara is recommended. Avoid using waterproof mascara for this will only damage the eyelashes. Care is also needed when washing off the mascara. Use a gentle facial cleanser to clean the face and the eye area. Also, wear mascara only when the eyelash extensions have completely dried after bonding.

Can I Exercise, Shower, Swim or Visit a Spa While Wearing Eyelash Extensions?

Yes, you can do all these activities as long as the eyelash extensions have dried up completely. Give it approximately two days and then you can do the normal daily routine and other hobbies. The bonding agent used is durable yet non-toxic that you can enjoy swimming, exercising and other activities that necessitates getting wet. Special care is still required when doing all these. Don’t wipe your face rigorously with a towel, instead pat the towel lightly and gently.

Can I Use Eyelash Curlers?

Eyelash curlers are no longer recommended because the extensions alone are already long and curled upwards. The use mechanical eyelash curlers will only damage the extensions and even the other natural lashes. Any occurrence of damage on the eyelashes can possibly affect the eyes therefore, avoid any eyelash perming device.

Are Eyelashes Suitable for Everyone?

Eyelashes are suitable for everyone as long as you are at the right age to wear makeup and as long as there are natural lashes to glue the extensions onto. The exceptions are – ladies who have an eye infection or have just undergone eye surgery. Also, eyelash extensions is not for you if you are the type of person who keeps on rubbing the eye.


Visiting a Beauty Clinic for Facial Treatment

Facial Treatment

Taking time for getting a facial done becomes a problem for a working woman and if you are addicted to visit a beauty salon for all your relaxation and makeover stuffs, then it is all the more difficult. I am a working woman and taking time for my favorite relaxation therapy is one of the biggest problems. But I simply love to visit different beauty clinics to know the services of the beautician is there and what type of packages they are giving to the clients and most importantly how much discount they are offering to their clients.

I get offers on Saturday, so I make it a point to visit a new clinic on that day and take the pleasure of being a woman every weekend. Few weeks ago, I decided to visit a nearby clinic that was quite popular for their facial and they always were full on weekend, especially for facial. But luckily, this time, I got the appointment for facial and was quite excited for the same.

My appointment was in the afternoon, but I reached there half an hour before to check out the clinic and the services given to other clients. To be frank, I was really happy to see such a refreshing theme of the place and the hygienic that they were maintained while they were servicing other clients. After seeing all this, I was eagerly waiting for my facial services and finally I was called by the reception for it.

A good looking beautician welcomed me with a drink and while I was having it, she was getting ready with the facial products and tools. Finally, I was slowly asleep and she started out with the procedure of facial. The moment she started with the massage, I was totally relaxed and was simply getting the feeling of it to its fullest. As she was conducting her facial massage, I told a good nap to get maximum benefits from the facial procedure.

After about one hour (I think), finally the procedure got over and I really didn’t want to get over. The experience of facial in this clinic was simply amazing and since then I always visit them to get my facial done. It won’t be wrong to say, that they are one of the best facial service provider in my area and I always book a facial appointment with them and will never forget my first facial experience in this amazing place.

Wondering where I got the treatment? Visit Skintopia Melbourne for microdermabrasion and facial