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Category Archives: Lash Extensions

Cat eyes or natural beauty, sweeping glamour or simple charm – we have all kinds of lash extensions to get you a look you’ll love! In this section, we’ll be publishing blog posts that share more about our eyelash extension options. Enjoy!

Your Holiday Beauty (and Lash) Guide

The transition into autumn also signals that it’s time to transition your look accordingly. As the leaves change and temperatures drop, we must pull our sweaters and boots from the back of the closet. In addition to a wardrobe change, it’s also a good idea to tweak your skincare and makeup routines as fall and winter set in. Not only will you be more comfortable and weather-ready — you’ll also have the opportunity to have some holiday-specific fun with your beauty regimen… the kind that only rolls around once a year!

Here are a few special beauty tips to keep in mind as you embrace the seasonal spirit from Halloween all the way into the New Year.

Halloween

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and this season is everyone’s favorite excuse to dress up, try on a new look at that theme party, and otherwise push the boundaries of everyday beauty routines.

Complete the costume: Whether you’ll be donning a dastardly disguise at a friend’s murder mystery party or wearing a costume to work on October 31, the right hair and makeup ties together even the most average attire. Voluminous lashes are an essential finishing touch for many Halloween costumes. From quirky to flirty, try the following favorites on for size (just don’t forget those extensions!):

  • Marilyn Monroe, your favorite Spice Girl, or another starlet of your choice
  • A TV, movie, or pop culture character (such as Jessica Rabbit, Wonder Woman, or Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones)
  • Your favorite feline for cat-eyed glam (try a black cat or a tiger)


Mind your skin:
Though removing your makeup before bed is a fundamental part of any daily skincare routine, this step is especially important when you’ve been wearing a full face of heavy products. Most costume makeup and face paint is created extra thick for a bold and long-wearing look. Left to sit on your face overnight, heavy makeup will not only smudge off onto your pillowcase, stain your bedding, and leave you with racoon eyes in the morning — it can also clog pores, cause breakouts, and leave skin looking congested and dull. While lash extensions will eliminate some of the work by doing away with mascara messes, make sure to gently remove foundation, eyeliner, lipstick, and anything else you used to complete your costume.

Thanksgiving

What do you have to be thankful for this year? We’re thankful for beauty solutions that cut time, stress, and effort.

Long-lasting lip color: Between dad’s turkey and grandma’s sweet potato pie, you know to arrive at Thanksgiving dinner prepared to do a whole lot of eating. In addition to saving plenty of room for seconds and thirds, make sure your lip color will last you through dessert without budging or smudging. Try a highly pigmented lipstick labeled for long wear or apply a lip stain. Ideally, whatever product you use should be able to stand up to your napkin (without staining your aunt’s nice linen, of course!).

Travel-friendly beauty: Thanksgiving marks the beginning of holiday travel season. If you’ll be celebrating at a friend or family member’s home, pack a travel size emergency beauty kit to carry on the plane, store in the glove compartment on a road trip, or just keep in your purse. A small bottle or can of hydrating facial mist, oil blotting sheets, a powder compact, tinted lip balm, and some dry shampoo can go a long way to keep you fresh-faced (and free of greasy locks) on arrival. Bonus: with lash extensions on your side, there’s no need to contend with smudged mascara after your in-flight nap!

Christmas

Yuletide cheer will have you smiling from ear to ear when you incorporate some fun yet practical beauty accessories.

Festive lash colors: Why not get lash extensions to match your favorite holiday sweater? We offer tinted lash colors for every festive occasion, including red, green, gold, and silver for the Christmas season. Colored lash sets are made from synthetic, cruelty-free fibers that look tasteful and feel natural. We apply extensions individually to each existing lash, so you can control just how bold you want to go — whether it’s a full set of color or a blend of tinted and natural-toned lashes.

Winter weather hacks: There’s nothing like a white Christmas… but seasonal snow, ice, rain, and wind are formidable opponents for your polished look. Fortunately, your eyelash extensions allow you to skip the mascara, so you won’t need to fret about dripping and running. Though this is the ultimate beauty hack when wintry weather hits, if you wear eyeliner or eyeshadow, make sure to complete the look with waterproof products (and bring an umbrella or hood when on the go!).

New Year’s

Flirty lashes and on-point makeup got you looking and feeling fine? It’s gonna be a great year.

Party-proof eye makeup: Mascara can run when you’re up partying past midnight. Eyelash extensions are your trusty beauty sidekick. Let loose, enjoy yourself, and ring in the New Year without frequent touch-up trips to the restroom!

Dare to sparkle: All things sparkling reign supreme on New Year’s Eve… from champagne to fireworks to that glittery party dress. Kick it all up a notch by adding sparkled or jeweled lashes to your usual set! Placed at the outer corners of the eyes, these are a sure way to brighten your complexion and accessorize with glitzy glam.

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What to Know About Your Natural Eyelash Life Cycle

Thick, long, fluttering lashes have become the latest beauty accessory — one we can certainly get behind here at Caroline’s Lash Boutique! However, eyelashes are so much more than the finishing touch to your flirty look. They serve a critical everyday purpose: to protect our eyes from anything that could cause damage, especially airborne particles such as dust or sand. For this reason, above all, it’s important to keep your natural set both beautiful and healthy!

Your Eyelash Life Cycle

Like any other hair follicle on your body, lashes operate on a natural growth cycle. This means that when your lashes complete all three growth stages, they will naturally fall out as fresh lashes grow in. While this may sound like cause for alarm, fret not! All human lashes cycle through this replacement process, so there’s no need to worry when you notice a loose natural lash or two on your pillowcase after sleeping or on your towel after washing your face.

The eyelash growth cycle consists of three parts:

1. Anagen Phase: This is the phase in which your lashes are actively growing. The lashes will grow to a specific length, then stop. This process lasts anywhere between 30 to 45 days.

2. Catagen Phase: Also known as the transition phase, this occurs when the lash has stopped growing and the hair follicle begins to shrink. This means that if the lash were to be plucked out during this time, it would take longer to grow back, as the follicle still needs to complete the full cycle. This phase lasts 2-3 weeks.

3. Telogen Phase: The final phase is also known as the “resting phase.” It’s the longest cycle by a significant amount, typically lasting more than 100 days. Eventually, during this resting phase, the eyelash will fall out. It will then be 4-8 weeks before a new one starts growing in.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions give your natural set some extra length and volume, so they not only look healthy, they also look glamorous. It’s best to apply lashes in the middle of the growth cycle to help them last longer; this way, you should only need a touch up every four weeks or so.

During your appointment at Caroline’s Lash Boutique, you’ll also have the option to pick your desired length and thickness, so your eyelashes can go anywhere from a slight upgrade to a dramatic makeover.

Regardless of your choice, our beauty experts will give you long lasting, natural looking lashes to help your look go the extra mile!

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Can I Get Lash Extensions If I Wear Glasses?

So, can you get eyelash extensions if you wear glasses? The answer is a resounding yes!

One of the problems many women run into when they wear glasses is mascara rubbing off on the lenses. This is one reason why lash extensions can actually offer even more added perks for eyeglass wearers!

Rather than applying multiple coats of mascara in the mornings and dealing with smudges all day long, consider investing in a beautiful set of lash extensions. Extensions are an affordable and convenient way to sport luscious lashes around the clock. Your eyes will look bigger, brighter, and will “pop” even when you’re wearing your glasses.

Will the Eyelash Extensions Brush the Lenses of My Glasses?

A good tip is to take your glasses with you to your lash extension appointment. This way, you can see if length will be an issue before the full set of extensions is applied. Your stylist will be able to customize a set of lashes that will suit your style of glasses. For example, they may choose to use lash extensions with a more exaggerated upward curl so they steer clear of your lenses, giving you the comfortable and natural feel you desire!

Are Contacts an Option?

If you are still concerned about whether your lash extensions will be compatible with your eyeglasses, you might consider wearing contact lenses. While contact lenses shouldn’t be worn while the extensions are being applied, once they’ve set, pop them in and you won’t have to worry about lenses potentially obstructing your voluminous new set.

Trust Your Stylist

Getting eyelash extensions when you wear glasses is not as tricky as it might seem. Your Caroline’s Lash Boutique stylist has your back. We are happy to answer any questions, offer tips, and take any concerns or requests into consideration.

Ultimately, we want you to end up with a set of lashes you are pleased with! We’re here to help you embrace and enhance your beauty. Glasses or no glasses, we’re confident you’ll love the gorgeous, luxurious look of your lash extensions.

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Why Colored Lashes Are the Perfect Special Occasion Accessory

We love festive holidays and special occasions, and the more color and sparkle involved, the better. Now that we’re all partied out after Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day is our next reason to celebrate. We’ll already be donning our favorite green attire, but what about a unique pair of themed lashes to match?

No need to get pinched on March 17! Caroline’s Lash Boutique is offering green tinted lash extensions just in time for the festivities. We’re proud to offer a wide variety of lash options year-round, including seasonal and custom colors. Now is the time to get into the Irish spirit!

Each colored lash set is made of synthetic, cruelty-free fibers that maintain a natural and comfortable feel. Because our lash extensions are applied individually to each existing lash, you decide whether you want to blend subtle style into a natural-toned set or go all out with a full set of bold color. You can even up the ante with sparkled or jeweled lashes, which add flirty flair when applied to the outer corners of the eyes.

Our clients often find themselves approached by people who want to know what kind of mascara they use… but no additional makeup is needed to achieve a beautifully curled and colored lashline! Colored lashes typically last as long as standard extensions (as long as your natural lash life cycle), while sparkled tips last for 3-4 days. You can simply follow the same care tips you would after a standard appointment, though we don’t recommend vigorous combing for sparkled lashes.

Pencil us in on your 2017 calendar! We’ve got all your favorite colors for every holiday or themed special occasion: jewel tones for Easter and springtime; red, gold, and silver for Christmas and New Year’s; pink and purple for Valentine’s Day; and we’ve even got Seahawks blue and green so you can show your team spirit when NFL season rolls around.

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5 Things Beginners May Not Know About Lash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are an ideal semi-permanent beauty treatment for those who want dramatic eyes and lashes. Applying false lashes at home can give an artificial feel. Investing in professionally applied lash extensions can give you a stunning look that feels perfectly natural. While supermodels and actresses have relied on this beauty secret for years, these days, people of all ages and professions are opting for eyelash extensions.

If you haven’t yet been in for an appointment, here are a few points you may be surprised to learn:

1. The skill of your eyelash artist matters. Eyelash extensions come in a variety of lengths, colors, and materials. Depending on the look you’re going for, the length and strength of your natural lashes, and your complexion, the artist installing your lashes can guide you toward the right extensions.

2. You can get real or synthetic lashes. For instance, lashes made from real mink fur can provide a 100% natural and authentic appearance. They also tend to be lighter than synthetics, giving your lashes a feathery end look. Synthetic lashes are ideal for those who prefer to avoid animal-sourced fibers. They also tend to be slightly more budget-friendly than mink versions.

3. Lash extensions are attached to your existing lashes. Your artist will carefully attach individual extensions to your existing natural lashes, one lash at a time. This meticulous process ensures a mess-free and seamless end product.

4. It may be a good idea to treat your existing lashes before getting extensions. Because lash extensions add weight, if your lashes are very short or fragile, you may want to pre-treat them with a strengthening serum before your artist adds your extensions.

5. You really won’t need mascara. Lash extensions can give you the length, curl, and tone you’ve been dreaming of, without the need to paint on mascara every time you leave the house. In some cases, using mascara can actually damage your extensions and reduce their useful lifespan. On average, they last a month with little maintenance or upkeep, and you won’t have to worry about your mascara running throughout the day.

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