8
Apr

Salt Water ? No Problem

Here’s an interesting fact: A lot of my current regular clients started as vacationers looking to pull together their look while taking it easy in the tropics or shooting down the hills. There seems to be a misconception that salt water will eat away at the bond of the extension. The answer to that question is pure and simple – NOPE  . . . your extensions are just fine in the salt water. Tons of my clients dive and snorkel with these babies and emerge from the sea like beautiful streak free mermaids (I could be pushing it here). However the fact remains that lashes are suited for vacations and really after sun block extensions should be next on your vacation “To Do” list.

2
Jan

Making Pretty a Priority for 2012

A new year brings new resolutions, most of us will resolve to better ourselves in one way or another. If your goal is to lose weight that will likely involve the gym, cardio and weights are going to melt your make-up. Get lashes and stay pretty will improving the rest of you. With lash extensions you can sweat, swim, wink at the hot guy on the treadmill next to you. For those that have decided to engage in more “Self Care” lashes are where its at.      I had no idea what self care meant and decided to find out what it is, self care is doing anything that makes you feel good and lifts your spirits. Lashes are mini Dr.Feelgoods, every time you look in the mirror there they are ! Many ladies will decide that 2012 is the year to get out there and find Mr.Right. In this case lash extensions serve a multitude of purposes. Lashes are instant self confidence, never worry about the lifting of strip lashes or be concerned about running eye make-up. It’s a fact that most men prefer a more natural look and the Jersey Shore look is not hot. There is the strong possibility that the date goes well, leading to possible sleep over (just sayin’ !). Look as good in the morning as you did the night before. This is sooooooo important for many reasons, now you can stay have a cup of coffee or accept a brunch invite without trying to hide under the table.

Don’t worry doll, we’ve got you back and making pretty a priority is our job !

15
Dec

The Sunglass Shuffle – Vaca Lashes

It’s no secret that the reason I started Flirt Custom Lash Studio is because I have a love affair going with my eyelash extensions. I’ve had my lashes on for going on 2 years and have had them with me on a few vacations. Of course I loved having my lashes and it made the everyday process of getting ready a breeze. Well  . . . then I went to an all inclusive resort with them a few weeks ago. And I’m not just saying this because I own a lash business, I say this because I mean it when I say ” Why doesn’t every woman going away to the sun and sand have eyelash extensions ?”. Up in the morning and right down to the beach without a lick of make-up. No longer was I doing the sunglass shuffle at breakfast and lunch. Come one ladies, you know what I’m talking about – sunglasses on while out in the sun and then keeping them right up until you get to the table. Removing them to order a drink and hoping no one looks directly at you as you circle around the buffet. Scooting to the bathroom before you enter the restaurant to make sure that your waterproof mascara actually is waterproof. Heading out for the evening couldn’t be any easier. By that time of the day you’ve been out on the sun all day, maybe had a few cocktails and are very likely sun brunt. The last thing you want to do is apply make-up and do yourself up. None of that with your gorgeous lashes, comb them through, a little lip gloss and bronzer if you like and you are GORGEOUS honey.

Swim, suntan, party like a rock star and generally misbehave and look fab while doing it. These babies last a few weeks so don’t be scared to stay on the resort a few more days . . . . . you deserve it !

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.