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5 Reasons Brides Should Say “I Do” to Lash…

You’ve got the ring, the dress, the venue…but what about the finishing touches for your big-day look? Learn why you (and your bride tribe) need lash extensions!

1. Customize Your Lash Look

Instead of banking on your bestie’s ability to apply false lash strips, let us—the experts—work our lash magic!

Schedule your first full set appointment where you will discuss all of the customizable options with your stylist in order to determine the perfect lash look for your big day. Whether you want to keep it “au naturel” or you’re going ultra-glam, we’ll create a personalized look you’ll be excited to claim as your “something new”!

2. Look Picture-Perfect for ALL Wedding Events

From your engagement photos to your bachelorette party, wedding showers, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon and then, of course, the wedding itself, lash extensions will have you looking your absolute best for all of those professional (and candid) photographs.

3. Enjoy A Stress-Free + Simplified Beauty Routine

Wedding planning can get stressful, so it’s important to find a way to relax and find a place where you can take a breather. The Lash Lounge is that place! Whether it’s your first appointment or your regular two-week refill, we urge you to leave the stress at the door, lay back and enjoy some peaceful “me time” while we transform your lashes…and, trust us, your life!

This luxurious service will not only help you unwind, but it will also simplify your beauty routine, too. Since having lash extensions often means no need for extra makeup, you will feel a weight off your shoulders each morning when you’ll save time getting ready. So, hit that snooze button a couple more times or take that extra 15–20 minutes to sip coffee while you add some dreamy details to your Pinterest board.

Let’s not forget the other very important people who are often involved in the planning: the mother of the bride and groom and, of course, your bridesmaids! These important ladies deserve some pampering, so when you schedule your appointment, schedule one for your mom, soon-to-be MIL and your girls while you’re at it!

4. Secure Those (Smudge-Free) Moments

Lash extensions are the answer for any bride (and bridesmaid) who:
Foresees shedding a few tears during those heartfelt vows. (Mascara running down your face ruining that flawless makeup? No, thank you!)
Would rather skip the embarrassment of a lash strip falling off on the dance floor while showing all those epic moves.

5. Because You Deserve It!

That’s reason enough to get lash extensions in our book!

The truth is, if there’s ever a time to go all out and do something to make you feel like the beautiful, confident and empowered woman your other half fell in love with, it’s your WEDDING DAY!


Find a salon near you and make your appointment TODAY! Become a member to lock in the lowest rates on your refills and make sure you’re looking fab for all wedding shindigs!

During each of your refill appointment consultations, you and your stylist will talk through any tweaks you’d like to see to perfect your lash look for the big day.

After all, lash extensions truly are the “icing” on the wedding cake!

Tips & Tricks

How Old Is Too Old? When to Toss Your…

Confession: We have (and shamefully still do) use makeup that we probably should be tossing out. It’s an easy habit to fall into when we’re SO busy and we can just grab what’s already in our makeup bags. Are we right, ladies? It’s not that we’re purposely trying to keep using these expired products; it’s just that we really don’t give it much thought.

The saying “When you know better, you do better.” is true, which is why today we’re sharing some tips on how to determine if your cosmetics need to get the boot. So, get that makeup bag out—it’s time to purge!

1. LIP PRODUCTS

Some of us just don’t feel like ourselves without a pretty pout. Whether it’s our go-to daily color or the occasional rosy red, how do you know if your lipstick or gloss is still good and safe to wear?

A recent article on dermstore.com touched on this very topic with Dermatologist Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, who suggested that if you use the same lipstick every day, then it’s a good idea to get a new one every 6 to 12 months.

If the shade of the lipstick is not its original color, if it seems dry or is cracked and hard to apply, them that’s when you should say so long. If nothing else, it gives you a great excuse to hit up your favorite beauty store or website and load up on the latest shades!

2. FOUNDATION + CONCEALERS

Would you believe it if we told you that covering your face with an expired foundation or concealer could actually harm your skin? It’s true.

A sign that your foundation is old and out of date is when you go to apply it and you notice that the foundation itself is clumpy or starts to separate. Another tell-tale sign is if you notice that the color and consistency has changed and/or if it smells bad.

So, what’s the shelf life of foundations and cream-based face makeup? Byrdie.com suggests 6 months to 1 year. 

3. MASCARA

Here at The Lash Lounge (and thanks to lash extensions, of course), we rarely use mascara. If we do, it’s one of our lash extension-friendly mascaras. Whether you use mascara each and every day or once in a blue moon, it’s important to know when to toss it out.

Since mascara is something we apply, insert back into the tube, then usually apply again, this means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria—YUCK! That’s why we recommend replacing it every 3 months, especially if you use it regularly.

Signs that your mascara simply is not good anymore are if it’s turned into a clumpy, thick or dried formula, it’s discolored and/or has a foul odor.

4. NAIL POLISH

Who else is hanging their heads in shame on this one? If you’re like us and you know you’ve got bottles that are SUPER old, you’re not alone! Nail polish is one of those products we collect over the years and, for some reason, just can’t let go (we love all the pretty colors!).

When it comes to polish, it’s usually pretty easy to tell when you’ve got an old bottle on your hands. When it’s sticky, overly thick, dry, it applies poorly or has changed color, it’s time to pitch it.

Even if none of the above symptoms pop up, just like mascara, it’s also unsanitary to keep old polish that you use on the regular. The formula can contain and continually grow bacteria, so it’s a good (and safe) idea to toss out and replace your favorite shades every 1–2 years, tops!


Makeup may vary when it comes to shelf life, but if you pay attention to the products themselves, it’s pretty easy to recognize when it’s time to toss them. And when that time comes, go ahead and pitch them right then so you don’t hang on to it for another year.

Need a quick rundown? You got it! See below for the products we’ve discussed and when to replace ’em:

  • LIP PRODUCTS: Every 6 to 12 months
  • FOUNDATION + CONCEALERS: Every 6 to 12 months
  • MASCARA: Every 3 months
  • NAIL POLISH: Every 1 to 2 years
Lifestyle

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!

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 Cate Gale)

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!

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3 Women To Watch Who Are Making A Difference

Raise your hand if you celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th. We did and we’re still feeling on top of the world and empowered, which is why we are excited to share three incredible women who are doing great things not only for other women, but for others around the world.

EMMA WATSON

We’ve known her for years as J. K. Rowling’s fictional character, Hermione, in Harry Potter, but did you know that actress Emma Watson is not only a talented British actress but also an ethical fashion pioneer, activist for women’s equality and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador? It’s true!

Over the last few years, one of the many issues Emma has gotten people to think more about is where and how clothes are made. For years, she’s had a love for fashion, which then turned into a passion for supporting ethical and sustainable fashion. It was during her press tour for Beauty and the Beast in 2017 that she documented the lovely outfits she was wearing and also explained how each look was sourced and made. While each outfit may not have necessarily been practical for everyday life, she simply made a difference by bringing attention to problems in the fashion world and making people think before they shop.

A super cool moment (we still have on the brain) was when Emma attended the Met Gala in 2016 and turned heads when she wore a gown made from recycled plastic bottles. Yes, you read that right…recycled plastic bottles! She shared the vision behind the gown on her Facebook page: “Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the Met Gala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together.”

Thanks to Emma for shining the light on an issue and topic we should certainly think and learn more about! Want more about her recycled gown? We thought you did, so click here!

LARAYIA GASTON

Helping the homeless might not be what you would picture this beautiful woman having a passion for, but she does! In fact, Larayia Gaston has a non-profit organization called Lunch On Me, which has a sole mission to ending starvation all while focusing on the mind, body and spirit of the homeless in LA.

Reaching nearly 10,000 people a month, Larayia’s organization feeds the homeless on Skid Row. And it’s not just one meal a week, it’s six organic meals a week. Why organic? Larayia has said that she herself eats organic and when this idea came to her, she decided that these people deserve the same quality, nutritious food she was eating. It was then that she partnered with local businesses and restaurants to redistribute organic food that would ultimately be wasted.

Being a firm believer that healing includes self-love, Larayia, along with volunteers, sits, talks, listens and builds relationships with people. She has also helped to organize things like yoga classes and healing gatherings to further meet the needs of others and heal their minds, bodies and souls. She said, “We are revolutionizing unity and empowerment for those who are broken and in search for hope. We are using our light to shine on the often invisible.”

Talk about a being selfless…wow! If you want to learn more about Larayia’s mission, organization and even donate to Lunch On Me, you can do that by clicking here.

ASHLEY GRAHAM

Super model, judge from America’s Next Top Model, TV host and author are just a few of the accomplishments and projects Ashley Graham has taken part in over the years, but her true mission…advocating for self and body acceptance.

Over the years, Ashley has not been shy about showing her own body. In fact, she has used it as a tool to open the door and discuss subjects many women are self-conscious about such as weight, cellulite, clothing sizes and more. In interviews, Ashley has expressed that she does not like the term “plus size” because when that term is used, it instantly puts women in a category and assumption that they are not healthy, they eat poorly, they don’t exercise and don’t care as much about their bodies.

Even though she has graced the covers of magazines like Vogue, Elle and Glamour (to name a few), Ashley has not and will not allow herself and other women to be put in a category. At one point in her modeling career, she considered giving up her profession due to the insecurities and self-conscious feelings she had about her own body. Thanks to her mother, who told her that her body could change lives and help other women, she kept going and didn’t give up.

Since then she’s been paving the way for body positivity by embracing her own body and doing so with confidence. She also has not been afraid to take on the fashion industry and be a voice for real women, helping to redefine the global image of beauty. One of Ashley’s most inspiring speeches to date was when she made a moving TED Talk in 2015. Click here to see what she said, hear more about her story and how she became her very own role model.

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We hope you found something inspiring about one, if not all three of these incredible women who are not afraid to take a stand and who are striving to make a change. As the saying goes, “Empowered women, empower women” and we certainly feel empowered after learning more about Emma, Larayia and Ashley!

Tips & Tricks

Best Beauty Looks from the AMA’s (And How You…

If you watched the American Music Awards last week, then you not only saw some impressive performances and fashion statements, but you also saw some flawless makeup and gorgeous lashes. We loved many of the super glamorous looks we saw and we’re sharing some of the best beauty looks from the AMA’s with you, plus how YOU can get the same looks . . . you’re welcome!


Taylor Swift

(image via byrdie.com)

Taylor’s Look:

  • Metallic eye shadow
  • Winged eyeliner
  • Feathery lashes
  • A soft nude lip

Get Her Look:

  • For the eye shadow, we love the sultry shadow palette from Sephora which includes a silver metallic shade like Taylor wore, plus 13 more shades.
  • To get that perfect winged liner look, Maybelline‘s felt-tip liquid eyeliner glides on smooth for precise control.
  • For the lashes, a full set of Volume Lash Extensions will have your lashes looking just like Taylor’s!
  • Then for the lips, NARS Honolulu Honey is the perfect blend of natural beige with a satin finish. 

Ciara

(image via theskincareedit.com)

Ciara’s Look:

  • Gold, shimmery eyes
  • Lifted lashes
  • Nude glossed lips

Get Her Look:

  • Bobbi Brown’s shimmer wash eye shadow in ‘champagne’ is the perfect shade to highlight and illuminate the eyes like we see on Ciara.
  • Her lashes looked beautifully natural with a lovely lift and curl. You can get this same classic look with a simple Lash Lift Perm which will define and curl your lashes seamlessly in one treatment. (Note: A lash lift perm is not available in New Jersey.)
  • Try Lancome’s L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in Beige Aura to add the same nude glossy look to your lips.

Vanessa Hudgens

(image via beautycrew.com)

Vanessa’s Look:

  • Nude matte lip
  • Full, flared lashes
  • Arched brows

Get Her Look:

  • To get lips like Vanessa, try this matte lipstick from Ulta by Anastasia Beverly Hills and go for the color, Soft Touch.
  • Recreate her lash look by getting a full set of our Volume Lash Extensions. Volume lashes offer incredible fullness with 2 or more of our lightest lash extensions applied to 1 natural eyelash.
  • To get your brows looking like Vanessa’s, get them threaded. Eyebrow threading is an innovative option for brow shaping and hair removal. It also has many benefits over waxing and plucking and can give you this same sexy arched look.

Jennifer Lopez

(image via byrdie.com)

Jennifer’s Look:

  • Contoured face
  • Super dark, warm smokey eyes
  • Volume lashes

Get Her Look:

  • To conquer this contoured look, try the ‘Step-by-Step Contour Kit’ by Smashbox.
  • Get the same sultry smokey eye with warm tones by using the Makeup Atelier Eye Shadow Palette by Beautylish.
  • A full set of Volume Eyelash Extensions will complete the look and have you looking just as fab as JLo herself!

Dua Lipa

(image via theskincareedit.com)

Dua’s Look:

  • Shades of brown on her lips and eyes
  • Full lashes on the top and bottom
  • Bold brows (that are noticeably a perfect match to her hair color.)

Get Her Look:

  • Brown shades are all the rage this season and you can get this same edgy yet feminine look on your lips with Yves Saint Laurent’s ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick with shade 53 Beige Promenade from Sephora. Continue the brown tones on the eyes by using a bronze shade like MAC’s Charcoal Brown eye shadow.
  • A full lash line on the top AND bottom can be achieved by getting Lash Extensions -and yes, you can even get lash extensions on your lower lid. This will open up your eyes and brighten your face even more than just having lash extensions on the top!
  • For the same bold brow look as Dua, get a simple brow tint. This service is ideal for those who want to darken their brows or simply give them a bolder look. And it also saves you the hassle of filling in your brows – which is a huge time saver! (Note: Lash tinting is available at many Lash Lounge locations, but not in the following states: New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts or California.)

 


Want to see more celeb makeup looks? Click here!

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5 Eye Makeup Looks We’re Ready to Try This…

Fall is right around the corner and we’re ready for all of the stylish trends the season brings, including these 5 eye makeup looks! From warm toned hues to pretty pops of color, we can’t wait to try each one of these trends.

Copper Eyes

(Getty Images/Roy Rochlin)

Bring autumnal tones to your eyes with orange-red hues around your lash line. Priyanka Chopra only recently showed off her pre-wedded bliss, but with this look, she was glowing long before Nick Jonas popped the question. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Blue Eyeliner

(Getty Images/Mike Marsland)

“Swap your basic black eyeliner and even shadow for eye-brightening blues, from cobalt to cerulean,” says Good Housekeeping’s Beauty Director April Franzino. “Make it less ’80s by blending a thin line of blue above your regular black on top lids or wearing a sheer wash of slate up to your crease only.” Copy Lupita Nyong’o’s BAFTA Awards look with a bold red lip, or go light on lip and cheek colors to keep things balanced and wearable. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Voluminous Lower Lashes

(Getty Images/Jean-Baptiste Lacroix)

There’s some ’60s flair in Tracee Ellis Ross’s Oscars makeup. Her dramatic lashes go perfectly with another fall favorite: a classic red lip. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Smudged Liner

(Getty Images/Rodin Eckenroth)

If you find that your pencil liner gets a little smudgy by the middle of the day, don’t wipe it off — just mimic Emmy Rossum and embrace it, because this ’90s grunge look is trending like crazy. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Two-Tone Eyeshadow

(Getty Images/Steve Granitz)

One of the boldest red carpet eye makeup looks in recent memory was when Scarlett Johansson stepped out at the Avengers premiere. Pick two shadows in your go-to palette and combine them by applying one hue all around your eye, and create a smoky eye effect on top with the other. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Want to see more? Check out these 8 Trending Makeup Looks to Try This Fall!

Tips & Tricks

7 Time-Saving Makeup Tips For Women On The Go

We all know there are just some days when we have to get out the door in a hurry and we don’t have all morning for a long, extensive beauty routine. If you’re a woman on the go, keep it simple and try these 7 time saving makeup tips.

1.  Start With The Eyes 

Eyeshadow fall-out has the potential to mess up your makeup, so don’t let it. Start with your eyeshadow and you won’t waste any precious time clearing up the aftermath, especially if you’re dabbling with colourful pigments or glitter. (via escentual.com)

2. Stick with Neutral Tones 

If a bold lip isn’t really your thing and you can’t afford to think too long and hard about your color palette – just go with all neutral colors for your entire face, like tan, taupe, and peach. Chances are they’ll all go together. (via popsugar.com)

3. Choose a Tinted Moisturizer 

A tinted moisturizer is a saving grace when you’re short on time. Not only does it need little-to-no blending but it’ll give your skin a boost of hydration, which means you can skip moisturizer if you’re really in a rush. (via escentual.com)

4. Make Your Pout Pop 

If you’ve really pushed it or overslept, just reach for one product: red lipstick. Even if you wear nothing else and just a red pout, you’ll look miraculously put together and glamorous. Plus, you can put it on while you’re riding the elevator up to your office.. (via popsugar.com)

5. Think Pink!

A pop of pink on the apples of your cheek give you that instant face brightening you’re looking for to enhance your gorgeous complexion. (via shop.mymakeupbrushes.com)

6. Skip Liquid Liner

Nobody has time to clean up a messy line in the morning. Go for a pencil liner which will give you the flexibility to not need a perfect line. Smudge the line and you’re good to go — perfection. (via shop.mymakeupbrushes.com)

7. Say So Long to Mascara 

Who has time for mascara in the morning? Your daily beauty routine can become even more simplified by getting lash extensions. Whether you want a classic, natural look or lots of volume and fluff, lash extensions will not only save you time but many women often find that they don’t even need to wear as much makeup at all!

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5 Beauty Apps You Should Download Now

Most of us love to use or play around with beauty apps to enhance our look or flawlessly hide blemishes and such. Today we’re sharing 5 Beauty Apps You Should Download Now . . . you’re welcome!

1. VSCO

Who doesn’t use VSCO by now? If you aren’t, you’ll quickly become obsessed. This free app does more than edit your pics; you can also take pics directly in VSCO, edit video and even emulate film with its advanced presets. You can also upgrade to the VSCO X membership experience for $19.99/year to unlock even more editing tools. (via stylecaster.com) Click here to download VISCO.


2. YouCam Perfect 

YouCam Perfect was built with the selfie in mind, whether talking the beautification tools or tips. The app’s basic functionality (which is Free) allows you to eradicate wrinkles, dry skin, and other imperfections within seconds, while the software’s more aggressive options let you re-shape various aspects of your body such as your nose, eyes, and even your relative body proportions. It’s the visual equivalent to plastic surgery, sans the cost. (via digitaltrends.com) Want to download this app? Click here!


3. Facetune

This app helps you fake perfect skin: smooth creases and wrinkles, even out skin tone, erase zits, create an overall more flattering visage with a few simple swipes. It also offers a reshape feature that allows you to make yourself look taller and slimmer, if you’re into that sort of thing. Like most good things, perfection comes at a cost—this app clocks in at $3.99. (via stylecaster.com) Click here if you’re ready to download Facetune!


4. A Color Story 

If you need to enhance the color of your selfie, A Color Story is the app for you and it’s FREE. With more than 100 filters and 40 different effects — some premium — you’re bound to find the right tool for the job. There are 20 free tools in all, and you can customize and save your own filter for later use. Best of all, you can batch edit selfies in batches, meaning you can spend less time editing and more time posting for all the world to see. ( via digitaltrends.com) Ready to add some color to your pics, download A Color Story here.


5. Perfect365

What separates Perfect365 from similar apps in our roundup isn’t the toolset, but its native ability to adjust the intensity of each effect using a slider. Further, it’s lined with a melange of celebrity-inspired templates and more than 20 makeup tools aimed at beautifying your selfie, regardless if you’re set on trying a new pair of lashes or adjusting your skin tone. Again, it’s the intensity slider that keeps you from looking overly airbrushed. Oh-and it’s Free, unless your heart desires Perfect365 PRO. ( via digitaltrends.com) Click here to get Perfect365!


If you want to find out about even more fabulous apps, click here! And ladies, whether it’s selfie or a great pic with the girls, don’t forget to tag The Lash Lounge – we just might re-post it!

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Festive Beauty Products and Services for July 4th

We’re feeling festive here at The Lash Lounge which is why today we’re sharing some beauty products and services for the 4th. Get your lips, eyes, nails, hair and even lashes ready to celebrate Independence Day in style!


Glitter Eyeliner

All the glitz of glam rock—without the spandex or bad hair—Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner contains superfine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and really stays put for long wear without any fallout. ($20, Sephora)

Ruby Red Lips

This travel sized lipstick may be little but it is full in color and this shade, Ruby Woo is perfect for your pout on the 4th! ($10, MAC)

Bold Blue Nails

For a summer synonymous with fun and freedom, Dior Vernis plays with bright colors. Enriched with organic silicone, this polish strengthens the nail surface for extra-long wear . . . perfect for a long holiday weekend. ($28, Macy’s)

Get Your Sparkle On

Applied on bare lids, on top of eyeshadow, or on top of lipstick for a dazzling duo chrome effect, this product will transform your look and add a fun and festive touch with sparkle! ($28, Sephora)

Red Hot Nails

A gal can never go wrong with a classic, red hot nail polish and this shade by Butter London “Her Magesty’s Red” is the perfect color for any patriotic holiday. ($18, Nordstrom)

All American Lips

For the ladies who love to get as festive as possible, these temporary lip appliqués will keep the print and color on your lips for up to 8 hours. Vitamin enhanced with a smooth feel and glossy finish, Violent Lips are easy to apply to lips of all sizes and each package includes three temporary lip tattoo appliqués. ($10, Violent Lips)

Seeing Blue

What’s not to love about a beautiful blue eye shadow? This vibrant matte royal blue shadow is highly pigmented and velvety smooth for easy blending and stay-on power. ($13, Beautylish)

Happy Birthday America Hair Extensions

Give your locks some red, white and blue flair with hair extensions. These clip in extensions have been professionally colored and will provide a high quality, long lasting color whenever your patriotic heart desires! ($75, Ebay)

Lash Highlights

Give your eyes a pop of color with lash highlights and see just how much your eyes will pop with a beautiful hue of blue lashes! (Contact a Lash Lounge near you to confirm pricing and book an appointment.)


If you have liked these festive beauty products and services for the 4th, then you’ll also enjoy these Summer makeup looks and tips here.