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Back To School: Tips and Truths From a Lash…

Getting your kiddos and yourself in the back-to-school routine? Me too! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lindsey Nabors and I am the social media coordinator for The Lash Lounge.

While I’m not exactly a seasoned pro with this mom thing, I am a busy working mother who understands how it is to get used to new routines, schedules, the excitement, stresses and adjustments this time of year brings.

Back To School: Tips and Truths From a Lash Lounge Mom

Along with the work I do (which I love, by the way), I am the proud mom of a darling five-year-old little boy. This year was a BIG one for us because he started kindergarten…pass the Kleenex, please! (Side note: Until I was a mom, I never truly grasped what a big deal this really is, I’ll admit it. But, boy, I sure do now!)

Today, I’m going to share a little insight into a few things I’ve experienced during my own back-to-school journey with my son. It’s my hope that these tips (and truths) help other moms, or simply let them know they’re not alone. So, bring on the coffee…and the lashes—we got this! #MomPower

ALL PRAISE TO THE “NIGHT BEFORE” PREP

This idea is nothing new, but it’s a saving grace for me and my family. Growing up, my mom always laid our clothes out the night before so when we got up, we were ready to go!

I do the same now! Since I’m a working mom, doing this makes me feel less stressed in the mornings and helps us get out the door frenzy free.

And it’s not just clothes I prep. I get backpacks and even my own work bag ready so we can grab and go. On my best days, I go so far as to make sure BOTH of my son’s shoes are found and by the back door. Then, I even set my keys out so there’s not a mad search as we’re trying to leave. Hate it when that happens!

Another total lifesaver in the mornings? My lash extensions, of course! I don’t have to take as much time when it comes to makeup and, no matter the day, my lashes make feel confident and also give my tired eyes a much needed refreshed and rested look.

Finally, prepping lunches is also big for us and something I do every night. I used to skip my own lunch prep, but that has changed. I now get my lunch together so I’m not scrambling to do it the morning of. It also gives me a little more time to pack some healthier options.

So, moms, think of yourself, too, when it comes to lunch prep. Whether you need a full lunch for work or you have a jam-packed day of errands and appointments, throw some snacks in your bag so you can keep your mom tank fueled up!

Back To School: Tips and Truths From a Lash Lounge Mom

 

BEDTIME BLUES

Unless you stay strict with bedtimes during the summer (props to those of you who do!), getting back to sensible sleep schedules is tough. A couple weeks before school started, we tried to bump up bedtime a little earlier each night; that way it wasn’t as abrupt of a change and struggle all at once. Some nights were better than others but, overall, it helped!

Pro Tip! Don’t beat yourself up and compare your kids’ betimes to what others do. Do what works for you and your family’s schedule.

MAKING LEARNING FUN!

Before school started, I knew we had a few things we needed to work on to better prepare my little man for kindergarten. We sat down at the kitchen table often. Some days, he stuck with things, while other days it was harder to make it fun and keep his attention.

That’s when I tried to get creative with making tasks into games. He even pretended he was the teacher, which he loved as he mastered his newly learned skills. I work with him most days and my husband also helps to keep that learning wheel turning (Hooray for teamwork!). If we get a productive 10–15 minutes in each day, I feel like we’ve accomplished something. The goal is to keep this up even now that school’s in session, so he can practice everything he’s learning.

Back To School: Tips and Truths From a Lash Lounge Mom

Whether you have a small child or teen, anything we can do to make the learning process fun and enjoyable for our kids (and ourselves as we help them) can make it less of a struggle for everyone. Although, I must admit, I’m not quite sure how this will pan out when he is a teen. Thinking a heaping plate of homemade, gooey chocolate chip cookies might help when it’s time to sit down and study for those ACTs. Crossing my fingers on that one!

MOVE OVER, MOM GUILT!

It doesn’t matter if you work or stay at home, being a mom is the hardest, yet most rewarding job there is. With the work I juggle, I often find myself feeling immense mom guilt from things like checking email too often when I should be more present or worrying about a messy house instead of sitting down and reading a book to my little boy. I’ll admit, it’s a daily struggle. I’m tearing up just thinking about it!

What I’m learning is to focus less on the things I’m not doing and instead celebrate the things I AM doing. It’s so easy to see only the negative sometimes, but when you train yourself to think about all that you are accomplishing while also being a mom, you will feel less guilty and think, “Wow, I’m doing a pretty good job!”

What can you do? Just take it day by day. Some days, you’ll knock it out of the park and other days it might be more of a struggle. Join me in focusing more on all the good we’re doing as mothers and let’s pat ourselves on the back more often!

PLAY TIME, PLEASE!

Once schedules start filling up with school, homework and activities, sometimes it seems like our kiddos don’t have much time to play and do the little things they love. Even over the summer with baseball games night after night, I realized that we were keeping such a busy schedule that my son wasn’t getting that extra creative playtime that he needs and loves so much, especially with his gang of superheroes!

Back To School: Tips and Truths From a Lash Lounge Mom

Now that school has started, my son comes home, plays and unwinds before diving into homework or prepping for the next busy day. Heck, us grownups like to come home after a long day and unwind a bit. Our kids do, too!

MOMMY TIME

This is also a tough one for me…just because I’m so busy and pretty much all of my time goes to my family and work. However, I’ve taken some steps over the last couple of years to MAKE time for myself…and not feel guilty about it.

I now make it a point to hit up the gym a couple times a week and I always feel SO much better and energetic after I do. I’ve also tried to get together with friends more often because, as moms, our souls need that time with our gal pals and fellow mothers!

Want to know what’s at the top of my “mommy time” list? That’s right—getting lash extensions! I literally count down the days ’til my next refill appointment. Just the mere thought of getting to enjoy a nice long quiet hour to relax, plus that much-needed lash nap, has me raring to drive to The Lash Lounge. Pure bliss in my book! It’s amazing how refreshed I feel and how rejuvenated I look after my appointment. Getting lashed every other week is definitely a win-win!

The bottom line: We cannot give our “all” to work or family if we don’t do some things for ourselves. Whether it’s going to the gym, or simply getting an afternoon to yourself to shop or see friends, make it a point to make that time for YOU!


Like I mentioned, I’m not a seasoned pro at this mom or back-to-school thing. I’m simply learning as I go, doing what works for me and my family and also looking to my rockstar mom friends and the creative approaches they’re taking each day.

If you have some back to school tips or simply some advice for other mothers, please share! And to all you moms out there, YOU GOT THIS!

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5 Unique Things To Do With Your Gal Pals

August 4th is National Friendship Day and whether it’s a day at the spa or an adventurous excursion, call your besties, get your calendars out and set some time aside to make some memories!

1. Fan Girl Fun

Singing at the top of your lungs and dancing in your seat is the perfect way to have some fun with your friends! See what concerts are coming to your area or plan ahead and take a trip to go see that favorite boy band that you may or may not still be dreaming about after all these years. (Hello, Backstreet Boys!)

2. Race for Adventure

No one gives you that extra boost of confidence to step outside your comfort zone like your girlfriends. Plan something adventurous for your group like zip lining, going up in a hot air balloon (imagine those breathtaking views!), going on a hike, or truly take the plunge and go skydiving!

Doing something as a group that takes a bit of courage will do wonders for the bond you all share and will also make each of you feel more empowered than ever before!

3. Lash Out

Every lady needs to ‘lash out’ at times, which is why scheduling appointments for you and your gal pals at The Lash Lounge is a must! When planned in advance, many of our salons welcome groups to come in, enjoy a spa like experience, relax and receive a lash or brow service. Each of you will feel rejuvenated, refreshed and overjoyed when seeing everyone’s stunning transformations.

Don’t stop there! Plan a girls night out so you and your tribe can hit the town with your new, flawless lashes! We’re quite certain you all will be the talk of the town after everyone sees those flawless photos on Instagram.

4. A Recipe for Fun

Are there some foodies in your friend group or some who need a little extra help in the kitchen? If so, sign everyone up for a cooking class! There are a number of places that offer fun classes, and some chefs in certain areas will even come to your own home. However you plan to do it, enjoy creating some new recipes with your pals…and don’t forget the wine!

5. Chick Flick Fling

When does life allow you to relax with your bff’s and binge watch all of those epic chick flicks or sitcoms you all know and love? (Raise your hand if a Friends marathon instantly popped into your mind!) Pencil in some time at someone’s house or chip in on a suite at a hip hotel and make it a day of watching your favorite flicks…with room service, of course!

Want to take it up a notch? Suggest that the group get matching pj’s and bring loads of your favorite sweet treats. After you all indulge, relax and roar with laughter, we bet y’all will be planning your next chick flick fling before this one even ends!


Whether for a few hours or a full week, time with friends is good for the soul and we hope you’re now inspired to get some fun with the girls on the books!

Lifestyle

A Day in the Lash Life: Modern Mom, Michelle

We’re diving into another inside look into the day and the (lash) life of a real Lash Lounge woman, Michelle from Modern Mom Life. See how this busy mother enjoys the convenience of lash extensions and how she’s taken them with her during all of her summer adventures!

Living Life With Lashes: An Interview With Modern Mom, Michelle

LL: When did you first fall in love with lash extensions and which Lash Lounge location do you currently visit?
MM: I started visiting the Frisco – Starwood location in the spring and that’s when my love affair with lashes began.

LL: Which service is hands-down your favorite?
MM: I have tried many of the services, but my answer is without a doubt hybrid and volume lash extensions!

LL: Has having lash extensions simplified your beauty routine? If so, please dish out those lash details for us!
MM: Lash extensions have absolutely simplified my daily beauty routine! Before I got hooked, I was applying several coats of mascara a day, but not anymore! I no longer wear mascara (nor do I need to—hooray!!), so that saves me precious time. I also love that, even when I don’t wear eye makeup, my lash extensions make my eyes appear more awake and dramatic. What woman doesn’t want that?!? I literally get SO many compliments and questions about my lashes from my friends, it’s amazing!

LL: What is it about having lash extensions during the summer that has been particularly life-changing?
MM: With kids at home and always being on the go, I don’t have as much time to apply eye makeup and create those dramatic looks I love so much. Now that I have lash extensions, I’m hooked on the simplicity of walking out the door without mascara or eyeliner, yet I feel like my eyes still look fabulous.

LL: What activities have you (and your lashes) enjoyed this summer?
MM: My kiddos and I have gone to the beach and also enjoyed many sunny days at the pool. My lash extensions don’t get in the way of me experiencing summer fun with my family. Like I mentioned, they have totally simplified my beauty routine!

LL: Does this mean you’ve gotten to enjoy some time in the water? If yes, please give us the scoop on how swimming with lash extensions has been for you.
MM: Oh yes, I have gone swimming A LOT this summer. Once I’m out of the water for the day, I make sure I brush my lashes with my lash wand once they are dry to make them appear full and fluffy again.*

*We recommend following your recommended aftercare routine when hopping out of the water, including a wash and a brushing, like Michelle does! A lash sealant keeps your lashes in place for longer, so is always good prep, too!

LL: From vacations to staycations to just simple fun, what has been your summer highlight?
MM: Our family went to Orange Beach, Ala. with my best friends and their families. It’s a yearly tradition to ensure we stay in touch with them since our lives have gotten so busy with growing families. We spent a week at the beach soaking up the sun and waves. It was a great way to kick off the season!

LL: Thank you for sharing your summer lash journey with us, Michelle! Is there anything else you’d like to add about your lashes and experience at The Lash Lounge?
MM: Overall, I LOVE that my lashes actually stay put! Your stylists are top-notch and, trust me, I know! I have received lash extension services elsewhere and they did not last. Not even just after a few days. I am so very pleased with the service and quality I have found at The Lash Lounge!


Hearing how much a guest loves her lashes is music to our ears, and so is hearing Michelle enjoyed ALL of her usual summer activities and took her lashes with her every “splash” of the way!

Are you a Lash Lounge guest? Would you love to share your lash life and get the chance to be featured here on our blog? Send us a message on Instagram and let’s connect!

(images courtesy of Modern Mom Life)
Lifestyle

In Their Words: 5 Lash Stylists Share Why They…

Our expert stylists not only have a passion for lashes, but they truly care about their craft and how they make each guest look AND feel. See what some of them have to say about their lash-loving profession!

WORK WITH THE LASH LOUNGE!

Are you interested in working with The Lash Lounge? Our salons are truly our homes away from home. Not only will you have a team that feels like family, but The Lash Lounge has a training program and exclusive lash application technique that sets the standard for excellence in the industry. There will be opportunities to learn, grow and change the lives of our guests.

Apply today! Follow the link, click “Apply Today,” find the salon near you, then submit your application!

IN THEIR WORDS

Schandelle, Stylist from The Lash Lounge Sacramento – Fair Oaks & Howe:

“My favorite moment as a stylist for The Lash Lounge is during any lash service when there’s the anticipation of the big reveal at the end. Handing the mirror over to my guest and having them gasp over how amazing their lashes look—that makes my entire day! Making my guests feel beautiful and happy is the BEST part of my job!”

Anna, Stylist from The Lash Lounge Shrewsbury – Lakeway Commons:

“The opportunity I’ve been provided to connect with so many amazing people is what I love most about what I do! It’s being able to get to know each guest and help them see both their inner and outer beauty. For that, I am forever thankful for my job at The Lash Lounge.”

Jennifer, Stylist from The Lash Lounge Carmel – Boardwalk Shoppes:

“I didn’t realize how much of an impact lashes had until I started working for The Lash Lounge. If every woman I touch leaves with a smile on her face, then I’ve done my job! It’s those smiles that makes this job so rewarding and unlike anything I have ever experienced. It just proves that when we look amazing and really believe that it’s true, our smiles radiate for miles! Lashes do that for people, and I love that I’m changing the world, one lash at a time!”

Gillian, Senior Stylist from The Lash Lounge Charlotte – Blakeney:

“There are a few things that make me love what I do. First, it’s the ability to truly get to know my guests, then it’s the time I get to catch up and chat with them during their refill appointments every two weeks. Lastly, having the opportunity to ensure that each guest is taking the very best care of their lashes and their investment—that is what I love most about my job!”

Hillary, Stylist from The Lash Lounge Plano – Shops At Legacy:

“For me, the main reason why I love what I do is that I get the incredible opportunity to help people feel good about themselves, give them confidence and see their faces light up when they see how amazing their lashes and brows look after I’ve worked my Lash Lounge magic. That never ever gets old! I also love those final moments before a guest leaves after their appointment and hearing them say, “I FEEL so much better.” That reaction is priceless!”


From the moment a guest walks through our doors to the moment they leave with their new, jaw-dropping GORGEOUS lashes or brows, the staff at each of our salons take pride in not only the skilled services they’re providing, but also the experience each guest takes with her.

SHARE SOME STYLIST LOVE!

Do you have a shout-out you’d like to share about your local Lash Lounge salon or stylist? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment on Instagram or a review on Facebook.

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10 Summer Must-Haves: Face and Fashion

Summer’s here! As we settle into sunny skies and lakes for days, we’ve got the beauty and style staples to help you slip right into the season.

1. FACE: Powder Sunscreen

Say goodbye to those greasy lotions and hello to a powder sunscreen that will keep your skin protected and flawless all season long.

2. FASHION: Floppy Hat

Whether you’re jet-setting on vacay or simply want a stylish accessory to rock all summer, a floppy hat is always a must. Our faves are the ones with wide brims and UPF protection!

3. FACE: Aloe Vera Facial Mask

Moisturizing and deeply hydrating, this face mask will sooth your sun-kissed skin and offer relief if in case of sunburn (hey, never hurts to plan ahead!).

4. FASHION: Summer Soles

With these metallic sandals, you certainly won’t have to forgo comfort for style this season. This fashion-forward design plus soft suede support will allow your feet to look and feel great as you run those summer errands or trek through the theme park with the fam.

5. FACE: Lip Tint with SPF

Looking for a pop of color for your pout, plus protection from those harmful rays? Toss this conditioning lip product in your purse or beach bag, and carry it along with you during all of your summer excursions.

6. FASHION: Clear Woven Tote

Ideal for shopping or hitting the beach, this tote bag is both chic and functional. The straps make it easy to carry and throw over your shoulder. Plus, could we find anything more fabulously neutral? Pair it with anything from your swimsuit to a flirty sundress…in any color!

7. FACE: Lash Sealant

Investing in a lash sealant is a good idea year-round, but definitely during summertime when your lashes are often exposed to extra moisture from humidity, sweat and water activities.

A sealant extends the life of the adhesive, locking your extensions in place for a longer period of time. Snag one of our two sealants during your next appointment! We have our Black Diamond coating sealer which is a daily use product that adds a dark sheen and helps extend the life of your extensions. Then we have our Protecting Sealant which is used twice a week and is perfect for those of you with active lifestyles, anyone who lives in high humidity areas and those with oily skin.

8. FASHION: Striped Jersey Dress

Nothing screams summer like nautical stripes! Pair this classic pattern with a comfy jersey dress (flattering for all shapes and sizes) and you’re all set.

9. FACE: Diffusing Bronzer

Get that whoa glow and up your contour game with a sun-kissed, matte bronzer. Available in a variety of shades for all skin tones, this lightweight, silky, smooth formula is sure to be your go-to summer beauty product!

10. FASHION: Hair Tie Bracelet

Ever been that girl in desperate need of a hair tie so you can pull your locks up in a pony or top knot? We have, but not anymore thanks to these styling hair tie bracelets!

This genius accessory doubles as a beautiful bracelet, holds two hair ties and will have your friends talking when they see how fashionable and functional it is. Best part…it’s only $12.00!


Of course, the ultimate summer must-have (hands down) in our book are lash extensions. Find a salon near you, book online and get ready to conquer the world with confidence—your new simplified beauty routine in check!

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6 Simple Ways to Add Balance to Your Busy…

Are you tired of feeling pulled in a million directions? We feel you!

We’ve got some easy ways you can simplify your life and find that much-needed balance you deserve!

1. REFRESH YOUR ROUTINE

Sticking to a set routine can keep your sanity in check, but sometimes it can be refreshing to change things up a bit:

  • If you work from home, get out of the house at least once a week and work from a local coffee shop.
  • Take a different route to work and get inspired by a scenic detour.
  • Step away from the office and join your coworkers for lunch.
  • Try a new fitness class at your gym instead of going to yoga for the millionth time.

Whatever it is, see how a simple change in your routine can help you thrive in the other areas of your life.

2. GET SOCIAL

Getting out with friends, visiting with family and even grabbing a quick coffee with your bestie can do wonders for your wellbeing. In fact, studies have shown time and time again that socializing can leave you motivated, help you de-stress and have many benefits for your physical and mental health.

So, set that to-do list aside, get out the calendar, text your friends, call the sitter and schedule a gathering on the books. You’ll be so glad you did!

3. NOD TO THE NEW

Take the plunge and give one of the many things that you have filed away in your brain under “someday” a chance:

  • Get that cute haircut you’ve been contemplating.
  • Go for the fun and bright nail polish instead of your usual neutral shade.
  • Skip your routine Friday night restaurant visit and try the new eatery down the street.
  • Make that appointment at The Lash Lounge for the full set of volume lashes you’ve seen all of your friends rock. (Hello, lash envy!)

It is so very empowering when you step outside of your comfort zone!

4. PRESS PAUSE

Sitting behind a computer all day or working on a home project becomes monotonous and exhausting. Press pause and step away for a bit, even if only for 10 minutes. You just might find that when you get back to what you were doing, you will feel more energized and ready to conquer the task!

5. KEEP IT CLUTTER FREE

Did you know when you’re surrounded by clutter, you can feel even more stressed? It’s true, which is why Cleaning off your desks, tidying up the space you spend most time in or investing in some organizational items to help keep the clutter under control is key to finding balance in your day-to-day life.

It’s time to splurge on that shiny rose gold desk organizer!

6. LEAN IN TO YOUR LIMITATIONS

Everyone has limitations, which isn’t our favorite thing to think about. But the thing is, everyone has their own unique amazing strengths! When you accept your weaknesses as areas of opportunity, you gain a whole new outlook. You can always strive to be the best version of yourself, but along the way, stop being so hard on yourself!

For example, maybe you’re not a “competition-ready” chef. If you’re constantly beating yourself up about it, consider taking some cooking lessons to improve. You’ll be shocked at your mad, new kitchen skills. Plus, think of the joy and sense of accomplishment when your family and friends start asking for seconds!


The moral of this story (we mean “blog”) is to be kind to yourself. Whether large or small, you need to add balance to your life in order to reduce stress, become a better version of yourself and find time for what really matters!

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The Beauty of Customization

Customization is the name of our game here at The Lash Lounge. The way we see it, no guest is alike, so there’s no reason their lashes should be either!

From application method to curl to lash level, today, we’re talking the customization classics, plus three guests share their one-of-a-kind lash looks!

FORMULATED TO FIT

Every time you visit The Lash Lounge, the experience will be 100% about you. This is your time, after all—to relax, to transform, to reclaim and reintroduce yourself to the world.

But before you lay back for some lash zzz’s, our trained stylist will guide you through a customization . First, we’ll learn a little about you, your lifestyle and the look you’re going for. Next, we’ll walk you through our different lash types, application methods, curls and fullness levels. We even have a lookbook we can flip through to help illustrate all your options! Working together, we’ll pull together the inspiration for your unique lash creation.

With all the customizable elements in place, next comes our exclusive lash design technique. Here, we’ll use your natural features as our lash canvas to create a personalized look that amps up your natural beauty. Unlike other salons, we do not offer cookie-cutter, “one size fits all” looks. Celebrating your unique individuality is our passion!

3 REAL CUSTOM RESULTS

It’s this customization, attention to detail and care that sets our work apart from the rest. But don’t take our word for it! See for yourself how this lash magic comes to life. We’re spotlighting three real guests’ electrifying lash looks, unique works of art built specifically for them by their stylists.

MORGAN FROM THE LASH LOUNGE

Morgan, our guest from The Lash Lounge Corporate Training Center, is all about va-va-volume. So, we knew right way our volume extreme lash extensions were the perfect fit for her!

To complete this look, Corporate Stylist Trainer Shelley used our bright D curl extensions across her lash line. Now Morgan, who is a rock star realtor, can take on each day with killer volume lashes as she passes those keys on to her clients.

SARAH FROM THE LASH LOUNGE FLOWER MOUND – ROBERTSON’S CREEK

This before and after on Sarah, guest from The Lash Lounge Flower Mound – Robertson’s Creek, almost speaks for itself. During her consultation, Sarah shared with her stylist that she wanted long lashes, but with a more natural appearance.

To achieve this look, her stylist went with our classic application method and C curl lashes. This means that she attached one extension to each natural eyelash in our softest curl. The result? Nothing short of the timeless look Sarah had her heart set on when she stepped inside the salon.

GILLIAN FROM THE LASH LOUNGE CHARLOTTE – BLAKENEY

When we have a guest who is torn between our classic and volume lash applications, we have the perfect solution: hybrid lashes! That’s just what Gillian from The Lash Lounge Charlotte – Blakeney chose.

To master this look, her expert stylist beautifully blended both methods (classic and volume) and created a custom design to give Gillian our dramatic lash level. A picture-perfect lash line was the end result and now Gillian is hooked on hybrid!


Love getting an inside look into the customizable options and looks of our guests? So do we! See our recent post with teacher and business owner, Cate Gale, and what she’s sharing about The Lash Lounge and her love for her new, simplified beauty routine!

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A Day in the Lash Life: Teacher + Business…

“See it in our eyes. We are women. We are warriors. Bosses, trailblazers, moms, sisters, daughters—every day, we face the world.”

You may have heard these words before. Maybe you’ve seen them on our salon wall or come across them on social media. These powerful lines were pulled straight from our brand manifesto where we lay it all out on the table: The Lash Lounge exists for you—to fuel the confidence you take with you every day…in whichever roles you play and through all of your accomplishments.

Today, we’re super excited to give you an inside look into the day and the (lash) life of a real-life Lash Lounge woman, Cate Gale.

Cate lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas and is a regular guest of The Lash Lounge Prosper – Gates of Prosper. Talk about a killer set of lashes, right? But what’s even more impressive is how she puts them to work for her!

Get ready to see how this busy boss lady does it all—and just how The Lash Lounge is helping her simplify her beauty routine and feel rejuvenated and gorgeous along the way!

Living Life With Lashes: An Interview With DFW Teacher, Influencer + Business Owner, Cate Gale

LL: We’d love to hear a little about your profession and your daily routine!
CG: I am a middle school teacher and also a business owner of two online companies. When I’m not working, I am a gym junkie and I also volunteer every week with student ministry programs. Needless to say, I am constantly on the go.

LL: How has getting lash extensions enhanced your busy life?
CG: On days when I don’t want to wear much (or any) makeup, I still feel put-together by having lash extensions. And not only do I feel put together, but I also feel super confident when getting out with little to no makeup on.

LL: Does having lash extensions simplify your daily beauty routine?
CG: Yes, it does! In fact, it has cut down my morning routine by at least 15 minutes.

LL: What does it mean to you to feel and look beautiful while being a boss and working woman at the same time?
CG: That’s a great question!
First off I think that every woman, despite what they do for a living should never feel like they have to sacrifice their confidence or what makes them feel beautiful to also be fulfilled in their career. I fully understand that so many of us are constantly on the go, many working multiple jobs while taking care of loved ones daily. But, self care is not selfish, and in order to function as our highest selves, we need to feel confident, so whatever that may be for someone, lashes, nails, makeup, hair, etc. they need to make that a priority. Feeling super confident raises our vibration that echoes out into the world, and all of that comes back to us tenfold. So when we’re sending out confident vibes, those all come back to us in different ways.

What does that mean to me:
I LOVE all that I do, and I love that having my lashes done when I wake up, allows me to tackle other things and feel confident and beautiful while looking my best. Lashes give me that extra pep in my step knowing that I don’t have to spend an hour on makeup and I can still shine!

LL: What are some other beauty related benefits you are enjoying now that you have lash extensions?
CG: What I enjoy most is that I don’t have to worry about dreaded mascara smudges, especially during allergy season or when I’m feeling a little teary-eyed.

LL: Summer will be here before we know it, which brings us to our next question: What do you think will be the biggest benefit of having extensions during the summer months?
CG: What I’m most looking forward to this summer is being able to go to the pool and not having to worry about my mascara running. Total game-changer!

LL: What do you love most about visiting The Lash Lounge and receiving your service?
CG: The lash naps are amazing, but what I really love most is the guest service. It’s SO great! The staff listens to you and treats you like a princess. I am also obsessed with the atmosphere! I feel like I’m getting the VIP treatment every-single-time.

LL: Lastly, in 3 words, please tell us how you feel after your appointment when you leave The Lash Lounge.
CG: Valued, rejuvenated, and beautiful!


Hearing our valued guests share how our services at The Lash Lounge have simplified their daily routines and given them priceless and empowered feelings of beauty and confidence is music to our ears. Many thanks to Cate for taking time out of her busy schedule to give us an inside look into her lash life!

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Lifestyle

6 Simple Ways to Make Her Feel Like A…

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re trying to think of some out-of-the-box ways to make the special lady in your life feel oh-so-special, we’ve got some great ideas to share with you that won’t break the bank!

A little creativity and lots of love can go into each of them. One thing we’re certain of: She’ll definitely feel the love on Mother’s Day. After all, that’s what it’s all about!

1. MAKE THE HOUSE SPARKLE AND SHINE

Survey’s in. What’s the most amazing gift for moms that also happens to not cost a dime? Coming home to a clean, sparkly and shiny house! We’re not just talking about tidying up and picking up the toys and laundry; we’re talking about really putting some elbow grease into it!

Mop the floors, wash the windows, dust, vacuum, clean the bathrooms, make all the beds, clean the kitchen. Boy oh boy, how her face will light up when she walks in the door to her own personal utopia! Trust us.

2. MAKE HER FAVORITE MEAL

Does she love Italian food? Or maybe Mexican food is more her jam. Whatever it is, make a list of what you need to make her a Mother’s Day meal to remember. Go all out, too! Start with an appetizer, set the table and even have Alexa play some themed music to go along with the cuisine you’ll be serving.

But wait, that’s not all. Truly knock her socks off by cleaning it all up once dinner is over. It’s not really a gift if you make the meal, then leave her the mess. Not only will you please her palate, but you will be making the BEST memory!

3. MAKE A “PAMPER HER” PLAN

Sadly, most women don’t take the time they need to de-stress like they deserve. So, what can you do on Mother’s Day? Does she love to soak in the tub, but doesn’t usually have time to do it? Make it happen for her! Go purchase a few blissful bath essentials like a bath bomb, a new candle to place by the tub and any other refreshing bath products you think she might love. She’ll love the gesture and the soak time.

Another idea (and our favorite, of course) is to schedule her a surprise beauty appointment. Whether it’s for a facial, massage or a luxury experience at The Lash Lounge, pamper her with some good ol’-fashioned “me-time.”

Thinking a lash nap and a full set of lash extensions are calling her name? at a Lash Lounge near you, and she’ll be forever grateful for her new time-saving beauty routine! Your life will be changed forever, too; gift-giving will be SO easy now that you have a Lash Lounge gift card in your bag of tricks!

4. TAKE HER DOWN MEMORY LANE

Nothing fills a heart more than memories, which leads us to this super sweet idea. Make her a special scrapbook with her most treasured moments and memories. She’ll love the effort and time you put into this keepsake.

Want to take this idea up a notch? Make a video with family photos, home video clips and special messages just for Mom. Include some of her favorite music and songs in the video and when you watch. Tip: Don’t forget the popcorn…and the Kleenex.

5. FLOURISH HER WITH FLOWERS

What woman doesn’t love flowers? Whether you purchase them from her favorite local florist, pick them right outside your front door or even make some beautiful homemade flowers for a fun DIY activity, she’ll love this cheerful gift.

Are you ready to get super creative? Incorporate her favorite flower into a homemade bouquet. Or make a few smaller arrangements and place them around the house. Put one next to her bed, in the kitchen and even by her sink in the bathroom. Leaving pretty petaled reminders here and there is sure to make her heart happy!

6. ENJOY HER FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITH HER

It’s no secret that most women are constantly running around getting kids to and from school, practices, appointments, errands—the list goes on and on. With such an on-the-go schedule, she may not get to enjoy some of her favorite activities as often as she would like. So, on Mother’s Day, make it a day full of what SHE loves to do. Help her in the garden, take her to her favorite lunch spot, leave her for a couple hours with a good book and her favorite drink, or pack a picnic and take her to her favorite walking trail. Whatever it is you know she loves to do (but doesn’t get to do often), do it!


At the end of the day, showering her with gifts never hurts, but what truly makes all the difference in the world is how you make her FEEL on this special day. Make her feel loved, important and give HER all the attention to make this Mother’s Day the best one ever!

Lifestyle

Bright and Beautiful: 6 Spring Beauty Trends to Try

Spring is right around the corner and not only are we excited about warmer temps and fresh fashion statements, but we can’t wait to try out each one of the beauty trends below. Now the only question is: Which one shall we try first?

POPPY RED LIP

A red lip for spring? Sure, why not?! But not just any red will do; it’s a poppy red that is the shade this season. This fun color can glam up your full makeup look or add a pretty pop to your minimal, no-makeup fresh face. Either way, this color is a refreshing take on the classic red lip. Click here to find the perfect red shade for your pout.

BOLD BROWS

Don’t worry, ladies—pencil-thin brows are not coming back as a trend this spring (We hope they never do!). Bold, beautiful brows are here to stay! A big shout-out goes to designers like Fendi, who stuck with this classic look on the Spring 2019 runway.

So, just how can you transform your brows to stay on trend or give yourself a much-needed brow makeover? It’s simple, just visit a Lash Lounge near you and discover the options we have for brow services. Whether it’s a brow tint or microblading, we can give your brows a boost.

SUNKISSED CHEEKS

Don’t you love that natural spring and summer glow you get when you finally ditch the indoors for some precious sun? So do we! Give your cheeks that gently-kissed look by applying a rust shade of blush.

PINK PIGMENTS

Don’t be surprised when you see pink gracing eyelids and lips this spring. This timeless color adds such a youthful, fresh look when subtly applied. Giorgio Armani debuted new products for his Spring 2019 show and, in that collection, a plethora of pink! Swoon over these pretty palettes and how to wear them here!

LILAC EYESHADOW

Vibrant yet subtle, lilac eyeshadow should be your go-to spring eyeshadow shade this year! Why lilac? Well, it’s colorful enough to make your eyes pop, yet can still be worn subtly if your heart desires. Whether you choose more of a matte lilac shadow or one with a shimmer, we’re certain you and your lovely lilac eyes will make a statement wherever you go! Want to see just how fabulous this color is? Click here to see it on a celeb who was just spotted wearing this shade!

RAINBOW MANIS

Spring beauty wouldn’t be complete without pretty nails, right, ladies? In case you haven’t seen the latest manicure trend, we’ll fill you in with these two powerful words: rainbow nails. Yes, we did say “rainbow”! This colorful manicure has been seen all over social media over the past couple of months. Just picture it: a different color (usually pastels) on each nail! Want to see for yourself? Check it out here. And then tell us: Will you give it a try?

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No matter what beauty or fashion trend you decide to try and wear this spring, wear it (and ROCK it) with confidence!