Beauty fixes are now no longer exclusive only to the rich. If you don’t have the dough to splurge on surgeries, there’re plenty of “substitutes”. Like fake eyelashes & padded bras.
I must say I love the witty marketing/ advertising of Browhaus/ Strip. Their concept stores are always eye-candy, so are their publicity materials. From experience, their services do match up too, it wasn’t false advertising.
Their latest campaign “Face Booked” demonstrates their latest/new services. I think such techniques already existed since our mother’s era. It’s just that the technology now is better, more natural & semi-permanent instead of permanent.
I overheard the therapists chatting about some clients coming in to remove previous “tattoos”. Imagine zapping your eye line or lips in the removal process.
Getting fake eyelashes permanently stuck is all the rage now. Sitting next to me in the beauty parlour was a GUY having falsies put on. It wasn’t dramatic, and I wouldn’t immediately say he’s gay. Perhaps metrosexual, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Well, even if he’s gay, there’s isn’t anything wrong either.
a) It’s VERY high maintenance. You have to wash your face gingerly, avoiding your eyes.
b) You can’t swim, you can’t sweat, you can’t steam (I can’t do without sports!)
c) Removing it is at extra cost
d) It might cause your own lashes to fall. (This is the Ultimate; my lashes are longer than the average Jane so technically I don’t need it. I don’t want to risk it.)
e) I’m afraid that once I start, I can’t stop. Because everyone is so used to seeing you with full lashes, doll eyes that without them, you feel naked, you feel insecure. I DON’T WANT FALSIES TO RULE MY LIFE.
Besides, I really think that falsies will damage the delicate skin around your eye with the use of glue. I use them sparingly and on special occasions.
I permed my eye lashes before though. I’ll never do it again and I shouldn’t have done it. It didn’t damage my lashes per say (other than the first time at Bio Skin where it came out looking like cockroach feelers), but the chemicals were so strong that I could smell it for days after. Plus, the necessary (or so they say at Browhaus) after-care products you have to purchase to nourish your lashes back after such damage done is very expensive! They add up to about $150 and I didn’t really think it made any difference. Can lashes be moisturized actually? I should really think twice the next time any salon sells me any product. Cheaper alternatives can usually be found outside. Then again, Browhaus have their own formulas & I love the witty packaging but still…
Anyway, I won’t do that again because a) it didn’t enhance your looks greatly b) it’s just like rebonding your hair = damaging.
I’ve been trained by my parents to be natural, eat natural, use natural. With all these new technologies I’m itching to experiment with, it’s very hard to stick to that rule.
I flouted it once again with brow resurrection.
I was waiting for a friend getting her brows plucked at Browhaus & these huge ass posters keep staring at me. Serves eye candy while waiting.
You’d think he’s already pretty good looking before but after getting his brows done, he looked fresh & clean? Although before, he probably have a rougher look. He turned from manly to metro sexual. I’m not quite sure before or after is better.
Fresh faced in the morning, second day after treatment. My brows look very thick and bushy!