Tag: Summer

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

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!

Photo of a woman floating in pool Tips & Tricks

Swimming with Lash Extensions: 6 Myths…Busted!

With summer’s official start around the corner, it’s the perfect time to set the record straight on swimming with lash extensions!

MYTH 1: I can’t take a dip in the pool or go swimming if I have lash extensions.

FACT: False! You can most definitely go swimming with eyelash extensions. Just remember to give your extensions hours to set before getting them wet.

MYTH 2: While swimming, waterproof mascara works just as well as lash extensions.

FACT: Nope! Mascara (yes, even some waterproof mascaras) will most likely smudge or run while swimming. Know what won’t have you looking like a raccoon while you enjoy your time splishing and splashing? Lash extensions! Each extension is adhered directly to your natural lash, keeping it in place and keeping you at ease.

MYTH 3: All lash extensions are swim-friendly.

FACT: Here at The Lash Lounge, our stylists apply the proper amount of adhesive to cure the bonds on your individual extensions, so you’re always a go for a dip in the pool. But if you’re doing laps or splashing through some waves, we do recommend throwing on a pair of goggles to avoid the extra friction.

MYTH 4: I don’t need any special products for my lashes when I’m water-bound!

FACT: If you don’t have them already, we recommend a couple different goodies built specifically to keep your lashes intact for longer. Don’t leave home without packing these Lash Lounge products, both available to purchase at your salon!

Lash sealant. Add this to your must-have list! Our Longer Life and Black Diamond Sealants lock your extensions in place for a longer period of time.

Lash cleanser. Our eyelash foaming cleanser is oil- and alcohol-free and contains the same pH balance as natural tears, making it perfect even for those with sensitive eyes. Your lashes will always be sparkling clean! If you’re looking for a lash cleansing brush, we have that, too!

Say goodbye to the number of products you’ll have to pack and hello to having more room for souvenirs!

MYTH 5: Salt water is perfectly safe for my lashes.

FACT: Unfortunately, no. Spending too much time in the ocean is not recommended when it comes to your lashes. This is because salt can break the bond of your extension, causing it to detach from your natural lash prematurely. If you already have an ocean vacay on the books, grab your goggles and give your lashes that extra protection!

MYTH 6: My lashes won’t look the same after I go swimming.

FACT: They can, but only if you take care of them. Brushing through your lashes with a clean lash wand and following your normal lash care routine is always recommended after you hit the water. You wash and brush your hair after hitting the pool, right? It’s the same for your lashes. This will keep them looking their absolute best, especially for all of those memorable vacation pics you’ll be taking. Say cheese!


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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)

Tips & Tricks

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.

Tips & Tricks

6 Summer Makeup Looks We Love

From a warm summer glow to sparkling silver eyes, here are 6 summer makeup looks we are currently loving!

1. Bronze Only Blush

Since your skin will be living in a perpetual state of flush for most of the summer anyway, swap your usual layer of cream blush for an iridescent bronzer to give your complexion a warm, just-napped-on-the-beach look. After an hour in the sun—or, let’s be honest, 60 seconds in your hot car–the bronzer will melt into your skin for a naturally glowy, dewy finish. (via marieclaire.com)

Need a new bronzer? Click here to see 10 best bronzers for every skin type!

2. Slick ‘n Shiny Lips

It’s baaaaaaack. With better technology allowing for makeup companies to create more luxurious, non-goopy lip glosses and innovative oil-based lipstick formulas, shiny lips are making a slow and steady comeback after years of people obsessing over super-matte mouths. And there’s no right or wrong way to wear the look. Pair it with eye shadow or have it be your single makeup statement. (via allure.com)

3. Aqua Tinted Eyes

Build turquoise eyeliner up along the lower lashline for an intense kick of colour. (via: cosmopolitan.com)

The perfect blue liner can be tricky to find, so click here to see some great shades from Sephora.

4. The Sunset Look

Combine a vibrant lip color in shades of bougainvillea, hot coral, or orange-red with eyeshadows and liners in sunny yellow, marigold, or copper, the color-changing aspects of a spectacular sunset are represented without looking garish. (via refinery29.com)

5. Slashes of Silver

Normally associated with the cooler months and winter holidays, silver is an unexpected metallic for the summer months, especially when it’s free of chunky or obvious glitter. And when worn with subtle pink cheeks and lips and easy hair, silver can look just as sexy as the warmest, most smoldering bronze or copper shadow. (via: allure.com)
For more summer eye makeup looks you might like, check this out!

6. Metallic Eyeshadow

Bright, glitter-flecked eyeshadow can quickly veer into Studio 54 territory as soon as you start to perspire, but a bright, metallic cream shadow only looks better the hotter you get. If coppers and reds feel too bold, try tapping the same cream shadow over your lips and the apples of your cheeks, too, to balance out the eyes and tie the whole look together. (via marieclaire.com)

Want to see more makeup trends? Click here!