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Moitié: 10-Day lashes in Los Angeles

24 Jul

IMG_2811A new lash just arrived in Los Angeles. Sitting somewhere between fake eyelashes and lash extensions is Moitié. Pronounced moy-tee-ā, the brand was created by computer engineer Sima Mosbacher and offers DIY lashes that stay on up to 10 days. Lil’ bit of trivia: At age 20, Sima became the youngest female commercial pilot in the world! 

A big fan of salon lashes, Sima loved the ease of being makeup-ready each morning. But ultimately, she would suffer the drawbacks of brittle natural lashes and breakage as a result. So she created a gentler option where the lashes adhere to your natural lashes vs. your lash line.

IMG_2792Go online and check out the different options for ordering a DIY kit. Or if you’re in Los Angeles, stop by her kiosks at The Grove (just outside Nordstrom) or The Americana. I recommend having the techs on-site apply them for you. But for those with a steadier hand than me, the kits are there and ready to take home and apply at leisure. Kits come adorably packed in pink with everything from application tongs to remover glue.

I went for the natural look, and liked them at night. But during the day they were still a bit extra for me. I lasted 3 days before having to remove them. That said, I cannot personally confirm that they last a full 10 days. If you don’t wash with an oil cleanser or makeup remover, I can see them going the distance though. NOTE: When using the lash remover, make sure to ONLY apply it to your lashes and not your lash line. #Lessonlearned 

IMG_2719Oh, they’re also waterproof — A great summer savior for those who hate waterproof mascara! If you stop by a kiosk, drop me a line and let me know how it went. Even better, share a before & after!


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Tips for Lash Extension Wearers

14 Jul

eyelash-extensionsSo you’ve dropped some dinero on lash extensions. Might as well learn how to make ’em last, right?

We just received some great tips from celeb beauty guru Skyy Hadley. Try them out this summer and see if those little lashes stay put any longer.

  1. If you’re just looking to shorten your time in front of the mirror each morning, opt for a less dramatic lash. They’ll still look stunning, but will be much easier to maintain.
  2. Once you get them done, allow lashes 24 to 48 hours of setting time before getting them wet. Moisture from washing your face, showers or even sweat can easily reactivate the adhesive and make your lashes clump.
  3. Avoid touching the extensions as much as possible. Lashes will naturally shed on their own. Touching or messing with them can make them fall out faster.
  4. Keeping your natural lashes healthy helps maintain your extensions, too. Apply lash conditioner, baby oil, or lash lengthening serum to make sure your extensions have a strong base.

Our 2 Cents: Only wear waterproof mascara when it’s absolutely necessary. (Like a funeral!) No joke. Most of these are really harsh on lashes. If you do use it, try an oil-based remover.

Ciao for now!