Sunday, August 2, 2015

eyelash extensions 101

the truth about eyelash extensions:
are they worth it?

i have a slight eyelash obsession.
for years, i have worn false lashes.
after wearing them for so long, i have a hard time not wearing them -
my eyes look and feel naked!

the strips are affordable and easy to apply,
all you need is the proper adhesive (i use this eyelash glue).
however, i wanted to try eyelash extensions! 

after much research online, and talking with several local
salons and estheticians, i decided to go for it.
i had my lashes applied last weekend at oui salon and spa,
located in belltown.
i opted for the 'long lashes' since i am used to wearing eyelash strips.

i walked out of the salon feeling thrilled!
my makeup routine has been cut down immensely in the morning, too.
i no longer apply eyeliner or mascara
because i feel the lashes are statement enough.

have you tried eyelash extensions?
if you have any tips or tricks, please let me know! 

a few tips when caring for your eyelashes
things to avoid during the first 24-48 hours:
  • water in or around your eyes (showers, swimming, saunas, etc.)
  • eye makeup, especially mascara as it will break down the glue
  • sleeping on your face (this is particularly hard for me!)
  • rubbing your eyes
  • cotton balls or cotton rounds (the fibers may get stuck in your eyelashes)
things to avoid after 48 hours:
  • repeated swimming or use of a sauna, steam room, etc.
  • mascara
  • eyelash curlers
  • cotton balls or cotton rounds
i am eager to share photos of my lashes soon!
we are up at the cabin swimming, relaxing
and celebrating my mom's birthday this weekend.
have a wonderful day, everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

purpose boutique anniversary bash!

cue the excitement, anticipation, and shopping mania!
(i sure hope my wallet and closet are ready!!!)
purpose boutique, located in both bremerton and kirkland
is hosting their annual anniversary sale, starting saturday, august 1st
from 10am-8pm!
there will be additional markdowns every two hours! 

haven't been to purpose boutique?
purpose is a different shopping experience;
each team member is coached on current trends and styling techniques.
the staff are passionate about fashion,
women's empowerment, and giving back to their community.
in addition, the clothing and accessories at purpose are not only adorable
(and affordable, too!), but 10% of 
the net proceeds are donated to two giving partners:
'hope for our sisters' and 'rescue: freedom international.'

'we have been encouraged to know that together with our partners, 
customers, and communities, we are changing lives.'

purpose, i cannot wait to visit the kirkland location!
happy shopping, everyone!

for more information on the mission of purpose boutique,
or to shop online, visit their website here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

on my mind (apartment style)

as many of you know, will and i recently took the plunge -
we moved in together.
our parents may or may not be thrilled (thankfully they 
have not yet disowned us),
but the stress of moving and lack of space have caused a bit of
tension - to put it mildly.

combining two households into one studio apartment is tricky, let me tell you!
it proves even more difficult if you are a shopaholic, like myself.
i have resorted to using kitchen cabinets (why are there so many?
yet the actual closet is miniscule!?) as shoe storage.
hey, it works!

the boxes are slowly getting unpacked,
the goodwill pile has grown, and will has not yet kicked me out.
fingers crossed i get the last few things put away before the weekend!

above are a few 'inspiration photos' - aka what i dream of 
someday creating; not going to happen anytime soon.
wish me luck!