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Hello and happy Wednesday!
Today I’m talking eyelash extensions! I know I’m a little slow to get on this- especially for someone who is obsessed with lashes and *was* a regular lash strip wearer (more here). But I was held back for 2 reasons: the price and honest skepticism on how long they would actually last.
However, if you’ve seen my Insta or Snap stories lately, I am most definitely on the lash extension bandwagon now. But not without a lot of questioning and getting them done right (more on that later). But I know I’m not the only one with a million questions so my lash stylist, Margarita of Margarita Style, broke it down and gave me all the details..
First and foremost, if you’re planning on giving these extensions a try, make sure you go to a licensed esthetician who is certified in eyelash extensions. It can seem much easier to go to a nail salon that offers a new set of extensions for $50 than pay the big bucks for an esthetician- but do you really want to go cheap with a product close to your eyes?
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Cute robe is a must/ Essential Oils/ the best sleepy tea
Getting a full, good night’s sleep feels like it’s hard to come by these days. More often than not, I find myself waking up and feeling exhausted throughout the day- and I’m definitely not the only one. And unfortunately, I’m guilty of medicating that exhaustion with extra-large iced coffees. Oops ;)
So I’ve been trying to change my routine at night. One of the main reasons we struggle with sleeping well is that we don’t set ourselves up for success pre-pillow time.
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What a weekend!
If you follow me on Snapchat (@melissa_ann7) or on Instagram, you saw that I was all over the place celebrating my birthday weekend.
My parents took me out to lunch to P.F. Chang’s on Friday (I live for the Dynamite shrimp!).
Carl and I explored Coronado all day Saturday and met friends in Encinitas at night for bar hopping. If you are ever in San Diego, I highly recommend checking out both areas! I never realized how big (and insanely beautiful!) Coronado is- perfect for an all day date.
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Happy Sunday loves!
Today I wanted to share a quick roundup of the makeup I used for my wedding day!
I debated hiring a makeup artist of course. I did hire a mobile hairstylist to do my hair because I’m absolutely awful at styling my hair in anything other than a messy bun or half ponytail. She did a fabulous job, and anyone who can tame this mane is a magician in my eyes.
As far as makeup, I decided against hiring a professional for two major reasons. First, makeup is a passion of mine, and as such I’m extremely particular about how mine looks. The last few events where I had my makeup done professionally I really didn’t love. The artists, while talented, didn’t use colors or techniques that I personally felt didn’t complement my features. Second, by electing to do my makeup on my own, I used the budget I would have spent on an artist to purchase high-quality makeup to do myself. This meant that the money would go much further, since I can continue to use these products post-wedding day.
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