Weekend Lashes – The Questions?

Weekend lashes is a question we get asked about so much,  hopefully I will be able to answer all your questions.

1/ What are weekend lashes? – Weekend lashes are also other wise known as cluster lashes, they are a cluster of 4/5 or 6 lashes together.  They come in various sizes from mini, small, medium to large and also black or brown, but I only use black personally.

2/ How are they applied? – We add a drop of glue to the end where they are all joined together and this is then applied to your own lashes.

3/ How long do they take to apply? – About 20-30 minutes depending if you arrive with Mascara on or not? If you arrive with Mascara on then you would be asked to remove this first.

4/ How long do they last? – Well this all depends how well you look after them! usually a weekend to a week is most common, it all depends how fast your lashes grow.

5/ How do I look after them? – By removing eye make-up very carefully as most makeup removers may break down the glue, so maybe use a wipe round they eye area, if you use sponges, a flannel or any other type of cloth to remove your cleanser then keep away from the lash area.

6/ How do I remove them? – This is a salon professional treatment so we do have lash glue remover in the salon but it is not widely available to buy, firstly I will start by saying do not pick off as this may pull your own lashes off, start by getting a few cotton buds, some cotton pads, a bowl of warm water and some make up remover or baby oil, very gently put some make up remover or baby oil on a cotton bud and very lightly rub from one side to another where the lashes are attached, ensuring you do not get any make up remover in your eye, then alternate with warm water on a pad wiping over the eye and this will break the glue down very slowly, or if you do have lash glue remover just follow the instructions on the bottle. I would suggest you do one eye at a time if you are doing it yourself and be patient.

7/ How do I know what size lashes to ask for? – Your therapist will discuss with you the look you want, wether it be a fuller look or a longer dramatic look, or just simply a little fuller and longer.

Hope this answers any questions you may have, if you do have a question I have not covered here then drop me an email flutterbysalon@yahoo.co.uk or send us a message on my Facebook page

Lisa x




Winter Skin Care

You may have noticed some changes to your skin this time of year and this is quite normal.  There are many things that you will not have thought about like turning the central heating on causing your skin to become dryer and dehydrated, or  going out into the cold and wind, exposing your skin to cold harsh weather conditions, it is no wonder your skin it going to need a little extra help this time of year.  Its party season  so we can also blame festive nights out for for putting our skin through its paces, with a little over indulgence, our skin can react in various ways, however increasingly stressful lifestyles can contribute further to dry dehydrated skin in people of all ages.

Everybody’s skin is different, genetically and the products we use, what we expose our skin to can sometimes have a big impact on  how our skin looks and feels, breakouts can occur, but most commonly severe dehydration and dryness causing skin to become irritated itchy and inflamed, the worst areas can be cheeks and eyes as well as the whole of your body but the good news is you are not alone and there are things you can do  to improve the appearance and feel of your skin.

1/ Exfoliation – Exfoliating your skin regularly and removed dull dead skin cells  helps the products we use afterwards to penetrate the skin fully, My recommendation is Daily Microfoliant, the best exfoliaoer I have ever used, suitable for all skin types, you can use it twice a day, and even mix it in with your Dermalogica cleanser if your a bit short on time. It always gives great brightening results every time, use this for your face only.  To be honest also a good soak in a bubble bath with some body exfoliator and a body net scrub, wont go a miss, you never know when you may be needing to get those legs out! and  smother in a body lotion afterwards, how you look after your skin in the winter will effect how it looks come the spring.  DO NOT IGNORE!

2/ Moisturiser – Your skin can change and you may need a heavier moisturiser in the winter, don’t just presume your skin is the same all year round, everyone is different, if you feel your skin is starting to dry out a little then I would say don’t panic! Change your routine slightly using a heavier cream at night.

3/ Face masks – It has been scientifically proven that topically applied vitamins do improve the health of skin, vitamin A helps to inhibit collagen breakdown while stimulating collagen production for more plump looking skin, vitamin B5 aids in healing while vitamin E is an antioxidant that provides a barrier protection while smoothing skin, again make time for yourself in that bubble bath and lay back and relax with a face mask on.

4/ Lip Balm – No matter whether your lips are chapped or not wear lip balm all the time to protect them from wind, rain and cold, this will help keep them in tip top condition for those party nights, there is nothing worse then trying to apply red lippy to dry, chapped lips! * Try Dermalogica Climate control

I could go on but to be honest these are my 4 most important “Must do’s for your skin”  Stick to doing these and you will keep looking fabulous all over the festive period and through to the spring.  Do get a facial if you have time, do drink lots of water and fruity teas or plenty of fresh orange,  check out vitamins if you are feeling over tired and sluggish and take time to look at your skin and think how it feels, if you need to ask a question you can always email me to flutterbysalon@yahoo.co.uk or drop me a line on our Facebook page Flutterby Salon Southport

My recommended kit for you to try – Dermalogica dry Skin Kit

Contact the salon for price and stock availability.

This Dermalogica Skin Kit contains a full regimen of what your skin needs most.
essential cleansing solution 50 ml
multi active toner 50 ml
intensive moisture balance 22ml
gentle cream exfoliant 10ml
intensive eye repair 4ml

Dry Skin Kit

Dry Skin Kit