20
Nov

The Gift of Glam !

Instant glamour as a gift idea ?  . . . Perfect ! For the women that has everything, lash extensions are genius. Its the gift that keeps on giving, every time she looks in the mirror she’ll think of you. Let me walk you through how to become someones fav person. Give Flirt Custom Lash a call, let us know if you would like to purchase a full set, 1/2 set or a certain amount towards a service. We will take your address and fill out the gift certificate for you. Pop it into the mail with the address you would like it to go to and all you have to do is send an email money transfer. Yup, could we have made being an awesome gift giver an easier?. Once the best gift ever has been opened, all that needs to be done is the booking – and because we’re wonderful we’ve made that easy too. With a location in Brampton/Mississauga, Burlington and our newest location in Toronto (Queen St W and John) your special someone can find a location that works best for them ! With online booking, the lucky lady doesn’t even have to pick up the phone to book – she’s a click away from putting a little Flirt in her wink.

17
Nov

Bikini Shopping . . . Muy Bueno !

Totally unrelated lashes but 100 % related to customer service, gotta tell you about my experience at Bikini Bay. Bikini shopping is no fun for most of us and strikes dread into the hearts of the average women. Now let’s add 30 additional pds on that – yup thats right I’ve gained 30 pds this year as a result of no longer smoking and a total lifestyle change. So, when I booked a vaca with a friend I knew that at some point I would have to make a trek to the mall. Off I go with my fiance in tow to Yorkdale Mall, after a visit to another Bikini store where I was ignored until I had to ask for help. Left in the change room without any help at all – I took a look at the price tag of the only bikini that I liked  . . . $120.00 for the top and $89.00 for the bottom. WHAT !!! hecks no, I’m not spending that on a bikini I don’t intend on wearing next year if the gym and I get along. Leaving Yorkdale in tears – now what was I going to do ? I gathered my nerve and went to Bikini Bay at Shopper’s World Mall. Greeted as soon as I walked in and then a flurry of suggestions of items I would never have  pick up on my own, off to the change room we went. The person helping me was right there with me the entire time, helping to tie up the tops and making suggestions about matching bottoms. She selected colours that suited me and styles that flattered (or as flattering as they could be considering the present situation). I went into the store to buy 1 and left with 3 BUT because I bought mix and match I actually have close to 9 combinations. Because the person helping me was a sweetheart – she informed me that when the bottoms are too big next year ( such faith she has in me !) I can keep the tops and only have to invest in new bottoms.

After my visit to Bikini Bay, My faith in customer service has been restored and I’m looking forward to rocking my new bikini’s in Punta Cana. If you live near Shopper’s World and have a need for a swim suit – this place is a MUST. Or even if you don’t live close, it’s worth the trip.

 

14
Nov

Eyelash Extensions have rules – sorry about that !

Like most free thinking ladies I like to think that most rules are meant to be broken or if not broken than at least skirted or bent to my advantage. However ! the rules that apply to eyelash extensions are not meant to be broken and really from one renegade to another I’m very sorry about that. Before every new appt and even during relashes with current customers I still go over the rules:

1. Do not get them wet for 24 hrs at the minimum – meaning no showering. The look of horror on ladies faces makes me feel like a monster when I say that. You don’t have to be a dirty kid. You an still have a BATH and wash your face, just don’t splash water on your face or stand under the shower head.

2. Wash your hair before you come  . . . this goes back to make being able to get them wet for 24 hrs.

3. Stay away from steam for 36 hrs at the minimum, this one seems to stump people. So steam meaning: sauna’s, hot tubs, hot yoga, jacuzzi’s, facials, standing in front of a steaming pot of pasta etc. I have had many clients that couldn’t understand why their lashes were gone within a few days – steam is usually the problem.

4. Oil is bad  . . . . very bad ! NEVER use anything oil based on the extensions, oil is what is used to remove the extensions so it stands to reason that if you use anything oil based on them they will come off. And boy do they come off fast ! Almost right away they will start to drop like flies. Most mascaras are oil based so if you would like to use mascara on these babies always use a mascara meant for eyelash extensions. Anything water proof is the enemy  . . . water proof means oil based. Most liquid liners are oil based as are most make-up removers. Read the label on the make-up remover, it will say “oil free” on the front.

5. Put the eyelash curler down and walk away. Eyelash curlers will snap the bond between the extension and the natural lash, not to mention make you look very strange. The extensions come in all different kinds of curls to chances are your lashes are already curly enough.

There you have it . . . the most important rules to follow. Even though you are as cute as button these rules will apply to you and there are no exceptions . . . ever. You can try and break the rules – Flirt is only a phone call away to fix the mess.

14
Nov

Fresh Beautiful Skin Studio . . . Hecks Yes !

I’m not going to front, my skin in my 30’s is like an alien on my face. It feels different, looks like someone I used to know and has become difficult to get along with. I’ve been pretty lucky in skin department and although I use good products – I’ve never really thought much about skin treatments. Then I turned 30 and skin treatments went from the back to the front of my mind. This is where Stephanie Daga skin guru and founder of  Fresh Beautiful – The Skin Studio comes in  . . . or rather comes to the rescue. My skin was SUPER dry and not so nice to the touch so we went with the Preserve + Nurture combination. First the skin was cleansed and then we got to the good stuff – CRYSTAL  MICRODERMABRASION. Sloughing away the dry layer of skin first – we did 2 passes over the skin. I was expecting it to feel like sand paper but it didn’t feel like that at all. Next step was a cooling hydrating mask that felt like it was sent from heaven. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better – the cold therapy part started. I swear my skin opened right up to let the goodness in – my face was tingling and if I didn’t know better I think I was  already producing much needed collagen.

Making sure to follow instructions – leave your face make-up free until tomorrow, stay away from sunlight unless wearing a good block and don’t touch your face ( this one was not my fav . . . my skin was so glowy I wanted to run my fingers all over it !). The next day I woke up and stumbled over to the mirror – my fiancee looks over at me and says “wow you must have had a great sleep, you look so rested”. After biting my tongue and NOT saying “So every other morning I look like a hag ?”, I thought he was right my skin looked plump and the red around my nose and chin were gone. I sat down to start the daily application of foundation etc and after reviewing my face I decided a little bronzer and blush was all that was needed. Thats right people – I left my house without concealer or foundation, call the papers and hire the marching band.

Here’s the straight good ladies – there’s no point in spending a bundle on expensive creams if it isn’t getting to the layers of skin that need it. Also give this a whirl before drilling and filling – frozen faces are not hot. Fresh Beautiful – The Skin Studio will deliver  . . . hands down, ask my gorgeous skin !

For more info take a lookie at the website and give Stephanie a call : Fresh Beautiful -The Skin Studio

 

 

 

10
Nov

The Weather Outside Is Frightful But Your LASHES Are Delightful !

The weather outside is NO good but don’t worry doll your lashes will keep you warm ! Party season is just around the corner and soon your nights and weekends will be a flurry of cocktails and cookies.Because a party ain’t a party unless your in attendance you better be looking your best for the grand entrance. I’m not pointing fingers here but it’s possible you might have more than one champagne cocktail. Please doll, don’t pull a Snooki and have 1/2 your false eyelashes hanging off whilst chatting to the hottest Christmas elf ever. Do your self a favour and invest in your best accessory – Lash Extensions. Spend more time on your hair cause your eyes won’t need it – you already have instant glam. Late nights are part of the deal for a lady in demand, wake up looking as good as you did going to bed (This could be good news for many reasons  . . . just sayin’). Party prep is as simple as this : Lashes On, Brows Strong – Lip Gloss On and You’re Gone !

7
Nov

BlushPretty + Flirt Custom Lash = One Stop Glam Shop

Urban Lashionista’s, this one’s for you!

We get it, you want to see Flirt in Toronto, and now you can. Because we know you are going to become addicted to your new Lash Extensions we wanted to give you a chance to see us at work. Lash Extensions are a slippery slope, so hang on for the ride! Once you go lashy, you can’t go backy!

Here’s what Blushpretty has to say about the upcoming workshop:

“Yep – you heard me: lash extensions. L-A-S-H … extensions.

While they’ve been around for quite awhile now, I bet that many of us do not know where to go … where we begin … how it works … and most importantly, if it will hurt. Well, now’s your chance to have all your questions, concerns, and lash dreams answered.

On Sunday November 13, 2011, from 11 am to 1 pm, BlushPretty and Flirt Custom Lash Studio will be hosting an “info-shop” … a chance for you to get a first hand look at lash extensions, how they are applied, how they work and how to maintain them. Sommer will be there front and centre to walk you through it and answer any questions you may have.

Now, there is no obligation to book if you decide that extensions aren’t for you … BUT … we do have a great deal for those who want to take the leap! For anyone who attends our November 13 info-shop and books a future appointment with Sommer on that day … they’ll receive a full set of lashes plus an after-care kit for just $125. (The regular price for just the lash extensions is $150).

The info-shop will take place on November 13, 2011 at the BlushPretty studio located at 313 Queen St. West, Suite 204 (right on the corner of Queen and John).  Door opens at 11 am and ends at 1 pm.  Bookings for lash extensions applications will begin on December 4, 2011, also held at the BlushPretty Studio.

To RSVP for the info-shop or for further information, please email me at beautymail@blushpretty.com.  You can also call us at 416.727.1754.”

To visit the fabulous weblog of Blushpretty, and read the entire post about the Lash Extension workshop, please click here >>