With my diary a little busier over the next few weeks and since I’ve decided to do to vlogmas this year I decided that I would get a set of eyelash extensions. I will probably be on camera bare faced quite a bit and I think lash extensions can make a huge difference.
I was asked by Lara Lashes if I wanted to review their lash extensions, after reading some great reviews online I went off to Clapham Junction for a set of my own.
I’ve had lash extensions various times before, usually in the summer when I want to run around the pool bare-faced and need all the help I can get. I feel they’re also great during the festive season but I think I would find them a little high maintenance all year round as you do have to be fairly careful.
The salon itself was really nice and comfortable (although a little cold but that’s to be expected and I was given a blanket.) When I get my lashes done they usually tape down my lower lashes, which is often very uncomfortable so I loved that they didn’t do this and instead I got a comfortable eye cooling patch. It was actually so relaxing that I fell asleep!
I left with a great pair of lashes although I probably asked for them a little more natural than I should have. I love that I can wake up and not worry too much about eye makeup and some days just wear a little concealer as I don’t feel the need to wear mascara. They have been comfortable although I have lost a few here and there which I think is quite normal. I’ve only had them for a week so I’ll keep you updated on how they wear.
Check out Lara Lashes here to book for your own set of party ready lashes.
Have you had lash extensions?
Going to the hairdressers is often quite a nerve racking thing to have to do. Will they be friendly? Will they actually do what you ask? Worse, will they cut off too much or dye your hair blue instead of a carmel brown?
After having heard great things about Gro Clampham I thought I would try out my local Gro Hair Salon- Gro Hampstead.
Gro Hair Salons are a relatively small group of salons- Gro Hampstead is the newest out of the six London salons and the only one not in South West London.
Gro Hampstead is probably one of the largest hair salons I have visited as well as being one of the most welcoming. The decor is perfect, I love the quotes on the walls and the industrial feel to the place. I particularly love the two large tables designed for those in for more than a cut and blow dry to relax, get some work done or simply read some magazines.
I’ve been in twice now to seen Serafina, the first time just for a cut and blow dry and the second for a colour. Colours always take a little bit longer so it was lovely to be able to use the tables, get out my laptop and get some work done rather than be restricted to the small tables in front of the mirror. And anyways, who wants to look at themselves in the mirror for 2 hours straight?…. not me!
Serafina and I decided to go a little darker for the autumn and winter as well as getting a steam treatment. I had the chance to get some work done whilst Serafina applied the dye to my hair and then we waited a little while for it to take. She then washed the colour out and I had the steam treatment which is something I have never seen before- it looked like I was being abducted but it actually just helped open the hair follicles to hydrate the hair a little better.
She then blow-dried my hair with a bit of volume and finishing with some great Oribe and Kevin Murphy products. It took a day or two to get use to as it is significantly darker but I love the colour!
I’ve already booked my next hair cut with Serafina at Gro Hamstead and would highly recommend her if you are local to Hamstead. If however you live in South West London there are a few Gro Salons and I have heard great things about them.
Have you gone darker for the winter?