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Tips & Tricks

Seasonal Survival: 6 Things Busy Women Need to Simplify…

As your calendar fills up, your to-do lists grow and you start to feel completely overwhelmed, take some steps to simplify your life this season. Slow down, give in to things that make life a little easier and feel GOOD. After all, YOU deserve it!

Not sure where to start? Let us help!

1. DÉCOR TO YOUR DOOR

What’s the one thing many of us buy over the holidays to spruce up our home and dining table before friends and family come over? Flowers, of course!

This year, skip the hassle of shopping for your favorite blooms, then spending time cutting and arranging them. Instead, purchase some gorgeous faux flowers that ship straight to your door and last well after the holidays. (Hello, convenience!!)

 

 

2. LUX LOOK WITH BAKED-IN TIME SAVINGS!

Custom lash and brow services, a simplified beauty routine and time to relax with a lash nap…who wouldn’t want that during the holiday madness?!

Most women spend so much time focusing on what they can do for others over the holidays. This leaves them with–you guessed it—approximately zero time for themselves.

If there’s anything we know, it’s when you look and feel good, that extra confidence boost will completely transform your holiday gloom into holiday game. (Even with your in-laws staying at your house for a week…way to go, girl!)

Find a Lash Lounge near you and view the customizable services calling your name!

 

3. CONVENIENT CLEANING

Two words: robot vacuum! Sure, it could drive your four-legged friends a bit crazy, but it will keep you from sobbing into a dustpan! Why exert more energy than you have to to keep your house spic and span?

Do yourself a favor and get one of these genius gadgets ahead of the holiday hustle! (Bonus: Now Santa for sure won’t think a vacuum is a present! It’ll be your little gift to humanity.)

 
 
 

4. QUICK QUOTES

When the holidays get overwhelming, sometimes just the thing we need is an uplifting message or quote to give us that inner boost. Our go-to inspiration? Influential women in history! Words of wisdom and stories of strength from this book will inspire you all season long.

(Psst…and if you’re in need of a special gift for your best gal pals, this is it!)
 

5. MOUTHWATERING MENU…MINUS THE MESS!

Dreading all the cooking or not a fan of making certain dishes? We feel you! Make it super easy this year. Host a potluck or order those sides, desserts and sweet treats in!

A number of companies offer a variety of scrumptious gourmet dishes that can be delivered to your home (even in a rush) and are sure to please any palate…even the picky ones! You’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more laughing and making memories…which is what the holidays are all about!

 

6. HEY, ALEXA!

Whether you need a weather update or to ask for a recipe, want the convenience of tracking a package or adding items to your Amazon cart, Alexa is your “girl.”

Until you test out this virtual assistant, you won’t believe how much it can help you. Learn how it works and visit Amazon.com to purchase your new BFF!

If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with Alexa, check out some other popular virtual assistants.


It’s no secret. We give so much of our time and ourselves over the holidays, which is why, large or small, be kind to yourself this season. Don’t just dream about making the holidays simpler this year…make it happen!

Tips & Tricks

Guest + Stylist Comfort: Proper Positioning for an Exceptional…

While working our lash and brow magic, we want everyone to feel relaxed and cared for each and every time. See the steps we take to ensure each guest and stylist (yep, their comfort is important, too!) is positioned properly, as well as some examples from one of our corporate training experts, Shelley.

HEAD + NECK SUPPORT FOR ALL!

At the end of the day, comfort for everyone is the name of our lash game. We not only want to make sure our guests are cozy and relaxed (hello, lash naps!), but we also want to make sure our stylists are comfortable, too. This is super important; a comfy stylist is one who can lash at their highest potential.

Guest Comfort

To provide you with the best possible comfort for your neck, shoulders and back, we place a special pillow under your neck area to give you that much needed head support while you’re lying down. If at any time the neck pillow needs to be repositioned, always let your stylist know!

Stylist Comfort

Being able to comfortably reach a guest’s lashes and brows without slouching or hunching over is very important for our stylists’ health and their ability to provide you with your custom service.

That’s a big part of why we get you settled in first. If you’re not positioned just right, then your stylist might try and compensate with her own posture, which could result in tightness or soreness in their back and shoulders.

OUR BUDDY, THE BOLSTER

One of the first steps we take when you lie down on our plush spa bed is to set you up with a bolster under your legs; this gets you in the perfect position to relax!

Comfort Accommodations— Oh, the Possibilities!

Because we know not all guests are built alike, we have developed special accommodations for guests with unique needs. For guests with back issues or those who are pregnant, we have a couple tricks up our sleeves.

Side Positioning

Something we’ve found to be super effective is transitioning the guest from lying on their back to their side. We’ll place one bolster behind their back for extra support and the other bolster either along their torso area or between their knees.

Don’t worry—we’ll always make sure their neck is comfortable and their head is as straight as possible, so the stylist can reach them properly. Good thinking! 😉

See how Shelley demonstrates this type of side positioning in the video below.


From our stylists to our beloved guests, we want everyone to feel as comfortable as possible. Which reminds us, learn about the 6 Ways to Enhance Your Lash Lounge Experience and start counting down the time ‘til you get to sink into that relaxing spa bed for your favorite service! 

Speaking of services, book your next appointment today! Just find your salon, then click “Book Now”!

Lifestyle

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

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!

Tips & Tricks

5 Ways Women Can Reduce Stress

Women. We wear a lot of hats. At work, at home, with family and friends—in so many areas of our lives, we juggle A LOT to hold everything together. While some of us handle stress better than others, many women don’t have or don’t make time to de-stress.

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’re calling it like we see it: We can do better!
Today, we’re sharing some simple ways you can reduce the stress in your life. We can save the world and enjoy it, too!

So, take note, ladies, and DO NOT feel guilty about taking some time to do what you need to do to lower your stress. After all, you owe it to yourself!

1. DELEGATE THE DETAILS

As women, we often feel we have to do everything perfectly. For instance, your child’s birthday is coming up:

  • Do you bake her a unicorn cake yourself, spending precious painstaking hours trying to make it exactly like the picture on Pinterest?
  • Or do you go down to your local bakery and pay triple what it would cost you to make it, knowing it will turn out perfect and save you a lot of stress and time?

If you have the means, we say order the cake! And not only that—hire the cleaning service to get your house spotless, pick up take-out once (or twice) a week, and get lash extensions so you can save time in front of the mirror each morning. The bottom line is: It’s O.K. to take shortcuts where you can. If it helps to simplify your life and take a little stress off your shoulders, do it!

2. GET MOVING

This stress reliever is not a new one, but it’s one that is proven time and time again! Exercising and getting that heart pumping is a great way to get blood flowing and reduce stress in your body. Regular exercise also helps to improve sleep, gives you more energy and can reduce your blood pressure. All of these things combined will bring those stress levels down. Even if it’s just 20 30 minutes a day of walking, hitting the gym for a fitness class or doing something active, give this simple solution a try and see what a difference it makes!

3. SPEND SOME TIME WITH A PET

Did you know that pets can relieve stress? It’s true! A pet can relieve stress in a number of ways:
They can lower blood pressure.
They can inspire us to get active.
They make us laugh and bring us joy.
They reduce loneliness.
They increase cardiovascular health.
They make us feel love.

So, whether it’s your pet, your friend’s pet or you decide to adopt a pet, think twice about those four-legged friends. They can be a life-saver when it comes to stress…literally! Those super sweet snuggles aren’t bad either!

4. CHANGE UP YOUR ROUTINE

We all get in a rut from time to time. Maybe you take the same route to work every morning. What if you changed up your morning commute to something a little more scenic? Maybe you eat the same three things every day for lunch. Why not splurge and hop into your favorite burger joint for a change? Or maybe your look needs a refresh. Get a new hairstyle or get those brows microbladed at The Lash Lounge so they’re not looking “barely there.”

Whatever the rut you’re in, doing even the smallest things to change things up can brighten your day and relieve some of that stress. After all, change IS good sometimes!

5. MAKE SOME “ME TIME”

When you do something for YOU, stress will take a serious backseat. And listen, ladies, it doesn’t have to be something huge here, but it can be if that’s what you really need!

Do anything at all—whether it’s as simple as going on a walk, taking a long bubble bath or enjoying a full day of shopping. Then, of course, there’s our personal favorite: visiting The Lash Lounge for any lash or brow service your heart desires. You’ll enjoy a super relaxing experience in a luxurious atmosphere with comfy spa beds, plush blankets and an escape to wherever your headphones may take you!


Whatever it is we as women do, we must remember that we all give so much of ourselves and time to other people and other things. Once in a while, we don’t just need to think about making stress relief a priority; we MUST make it one. It will lead to a happier, more productive life…and we all could use that!