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Lash Hack: Cheap Falsies to Wispy “Mink” Lashes

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The internet is always coming out with fun and sometimes quirky makeup trends! Like the silisponge, and chome nails! 

Recently there was a ‘makeup hack’ that surfaced on Facebook where a user brushed her synthetic lashes and transformed them into beautiful ‘mink like’ wispy lashes!

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The video makeup artist Makeup artist Paloma Garcia shared had over 11 million views!

With all this excitement, we decided to try this little hack out to see if it really works! 

First, we picked a pair of falsies, we tried a few pairs, the best outcome were the ones that look a little more dramatic with either clumps or criss-cross patterns. The natural sets didn’t change much after the brushing. 

Second, we brushed the lashes side to side with a spoolie (you can also use a clean mascara wand or a brow spoolie), and then brushed them from top to bottom every so often to straighten the lashes out.

Here are our results!

So what did you think? Let us know your comments below and if you tried this hack, send us your photos to info@prepbeautyparlour.com, we would love to see all the variations with different lashes!

To book an appointment online, please click HERE! If you are wanting to book additional time for gel polish removal or nails art, please email us at info@prepbeautyparlour.com, or give us a call at 604 764 6452!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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We say this all the time- the better you care for your lashes, the longer they’ll last! Of course, there are other factors that come to affect the longevity of your lashes. Such as the change in weather, natural lash at the end of its cycle and shedding, or the use of makeup. Some of these are inevitable. So we should learn to care for our lashes the best to our abilities! Let’s dive into how!

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Lash Cleansing 

  • Properly cleansing your lashes at least twice a day is essential to keeping your lashes healthy and long-lasting. You might be thinking… hmm wouldn’t it cause my lashes to fall out if I am cleansing them? The answer is no! The adhesive used is water proof! As long as you are gentle and using an OIL- Free cleanser, (see which one we recommend here!) It should leave your lashes looking clean and fresh! Not cleaning lashes leads to build up (especially if you’re a make up wearer! Which then puts extra weight on your natural lashes and cause fall out/ damage).

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Stop Getting So Many Fills!

  • We see a lot of clients regularly coming in every 2-3 weeks for fills, which is perfect for keeping lashes looking fluffy and full! But it is also easier for the lashes to fall out faster after their 3rd or so fill. We recommend you come in for a full set followed by 2 fills, and then getting a removal and starting over with a fresh new set! This way the lashes aren’t in different “cycles”.

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No Mascara or False Strip Lashes! 

  • Mascara and falsies are perfect for a night out, they’re super fluffy, long, and just look so darn good! But! Mascara and false strip lashes are the mortal enemies of lash extensions. Not only do they put on extra weight on the lash extensions, but they can also damage the natural lashes very badly when being removed. However- there is a way around it! Extension safe mascara! (Check out our favourite go- to mascara here!) Extension safe mascara is lightweight and easy to remove. Making sure you don’t have to aggressively rub to remove ALL the product!
Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour
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Magnetic Lashes [REVIEW] | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Last week we asked you lovely ladies if you wanted to see a review and our thoughts on some magnetic lashes! We were very lucky to have sent some from TOK Beauty to test out!

The magnetic lashes come in a pack of 4- both top & bottom for both eyes, or in double sets. They come in a beautiful packaging and have a magnet where the lashes reside on. The TOK Beauty website claim the magnetic lashes to be “user friendly, cruelty free and all natural” (TOK Beauty). So what are our thoughts? Let’s dive right in!

User Friendly” …

Well.. Not exactly. Although the lashes were a beautiful, wispy style, they were very difficult to apply because of how stiff the lashes were. We also found the lashes to be quite short and thus- didn’t fit completely on the eye (at least for our model!). We think that with more practice, we may be able master the art of applying these fun magnetic lashes!

Here are some photos!

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Overall, we think this is a fun a cool concept for those who don’t often put on a lot of makeup! Just slightly difficult to apply. Perhaps if we get more practice applying the lashes we can get them to look much more natural! For now- we’ll just stick to our lashes extensions!

Have you tried out these magnetic lashes? What are your thoughts?

Leave your comments below!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Borboleta | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Borboleta has been known to be one of the top providers of quality lash care products, lash extension supplies, as well as professional and lash extension specialist certification. By becoming one certified through one of their classic sessions, we can assure even beautiful lashes than before with more techniques! We had so much fun at the training session and are ecstatic to be able to use our newfound techniques and skills into transforming your lashes! We are so excited to be able to use some of their famous products! One of our favourites? The Borboletta bubble! With this, we are able to create beautiful Russian Volume lash sets at the blink of a perfectly lashed eye! Just a quick recap, any set labeled: “Russian Volume” Eyelash Extensions should mean that it has been handmade and is composed of many very, very light fans. At Prép, we offer 2 types of lash sets that are either full or contain Russian Volume fans mixed with Classic lashes. For our Full Russian Volume sets, a fan composed of 2-4 (or more) lashes is attached to every single one of your natural eyelashes. We also offer a Mixed Russian & Classic set in which there are fans as as classic lashes (one individual synthetic lash to one natural lash). Russian Volume lashes are perfect for those who want fluffy and dramatic lashes, but personally have very sparse lashes. They create the illusion of thicker and more voluminous lashes. Glam! (We do not recommend receiving a dramatic set (Whether it be classic or Volume if you have very thin natural lashes).Borboleta has been known to be one of the top providers of quality lash care products, lash extension supplies, as well as professional and lash extension specialist certification. By becoming one certified through one of their classic sessions, we can assure even beautiful lashes than before with more techniques! We had so much fun at the training session and are ecstatic to be able to use our newfound techniques and skills into transforming your lashes! We are so excited to be able to use some of their famous products! One of our favourites? The Borboletta bubble! With this, we are able to create beautiful Russian Volume lash sets at the blink of a perfectly lashed eye! Just a quick recap, any set labeled: “Russian Volume” Eyelash Extensions should mean that it has been handmade and is composed of many very, very light fans. At Prép, we offer 2 types of lash sets that are either full or contain Russian Volume fans mixed with Classic lashes. For our Full Russian Volume sets, a fan composed of 2-4 (or more) lashes is attached to every single one of your natural eyelashes. We also offer a Mixed Russian & Classic set in which there are fans as as classic lashes (one individual synthetic lash to one natural lash). Russian Volume lashes are perfect for those who want fluffy and dramatic lashes, but personally have very sparse lashes. They create the illusion of thicker and more voluminous lashes. Glam! (We do not recommend receiving a dramatic set (Whether it be classic or Volume if you have very thin natural lashes).

Borboleta has been known to be one of the top providers of quality lash care products, lash extension supplies, as well as professional and lash extension specialist certification. By becoming one certified through one of their classic sessions, we can assure even beautiful lashes than before with more techniques! We had so much fun at the training session and are ecstatic to be able to use our newfound techniques and skills into transforming your lashes! We are so excited to be able to use some of their famous products! One of our favourites? The Borboletta bubble! With this, we are able to create beautiful Russian Volume lash sets at the blink of a perfectly lashed eye! Just a quick recap, any set labeled: “Russian Volume” Eyelash Extensions should mean that it has been handmade and is composed of many very, very light fans. At Prép, we offer 2 types of lash sets that are either full or contain Russian Volume fans mixed with Classic lashes. For our Full Russian Volume sets, a fan composed of 2-4 (or more) lashes is attached to every single one of your natural eyelashes. We also offer a Mixed Russian & Classic set in which there are fans as as classic lashes (one individual synthetic lash to one natural lash). Russian Volume lashes are perfect for those who want fluffy and dramatic lashes, but personally have very sparse lashes. They create the illusion of thicker and more voluminous lashes. Glam! (We do not recommend receiving a dramatic set (Whether it be classic or Volume if you have very thin natural lashes).

To book an appointment, give us a call at 604-764-6452, or send us a quick email at info@prepbeautyparlour.com! No time to call? Book online on your watch by clicking HERE! We look forward to giving you glamorously fabulous lashes!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Prép Beauty Parlour Bella Lash Extensions Aftercare

Bella Lash Extensions After Care | Prép Beauty Parlour

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One of the most important parts to keeping lashes looking fresh and full, is aftercare. Using the proper products whether it be make up remover or facial cleanser can create a huge impact on the longevity of your lashes. Thankfully, Prép Beauty Parlour has you covered! Bella Lash has created and come out with many products that will be sure to extend the life of your beautiful lashes, and limit your visits to get fills! (Though it is safe to say we will miss your pretty face!!) Let’s give you a quick walk through on all of our current favourites and lash aftercare products!

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♡INTELLISEAL♡

One of Prép Beauty Parlour’s favourite Bella product in which we use after each lash nap is the IntelliSeal. Essentially, the IntelliSeal- as mentioned in it’s name, seals your lashes. Think of it as the top coat and the cuticle oil at the end of the well deserved manicure. Voted ‘Best of Product in 2016’ by LNE Spa & Magazine, it also helps to cure the lash adhesive and conditions your natural lashes. The stronger your natural lashes are, the better the bonding life of the extensions.

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♡LASH CLEANSER♡

We love our lash extensions, why? Because it gives us that amazing oomph in both length and volume with little effort! Pop a little bit of concealer on those under eyes, our favourite shimmery eyeshadow, highlight, bronze up, and we’re good to go! So how do we go abouts safely removing all of that product off without damaging or pulling our lashes? Many make up removers on the market contain nourishing oils that will only cause our lashes to fall out quicker. This is why our favourite go-to is the Bella Lash Cleanser! It is gentle, completely oil-free, and make just for eyelash extension wearers! Not only is it the best lash cleanser to remove our make up with, but it also contains Chamomile and Saponaria extracts that nourish the natural lashes! Come in & pick up a bottle!

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♡DEEP CLEANSER♡

Another cleanser Prép carries is the Bella Deep Cleanser. We typically do not recommend using a mascara no eyelash extensions safe as it can be very difficult and damaging to remove. Luckily, we do have another cleanser for you know, those “I NEED” mascara days. This formula has a thicker consistency and works harder to remove any mascara residue from Sephora or eyelash extension safe mascara. All without damaging the bond between the extensions! The best thing about this deep cleanser for lashes is that it has added moisturizers and vitamins that help to condition and strengthen your lashes as well as the sensitive area around your eye.

Let us know what YOUR favourite after care products are and how you like to keep your lashes looking fabulous! To read about Prép’s recommendations for keep those lashes perfect during the hot and humid weather, click HERE!
Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour