B's Beauty & Lashes - Beautifying Canberrans one lash lift at a time.

B's Beauty and Lashes, 

Growing up in country Goulburn Britt always knew what she wanted to do, and that was Beauty. A country girl at heart, this now turned city slicker has a business fit for a queen. With her own modern chic at home studio accompanied with a waiting room and client bathroom theres nothing left to the imagination.  Running a successful business for the last two years has meant Britt can work for herself, someone so many of us dream of but so little actually achieve! 

Britt is so passionate about her work and it shows through all of her incredible client photos and feedback. Only someone who loves their work as much as Britt is able to succeed in a time where beauty practices are a luxury. 

The treatments performed through her studio are : 

  • Waxing / Sugaring
  • Brow and Eyelash Tinting
  • Lash Lifting and 
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • St Tropez Spray Tanning

 

Lash Extensions

Now don't get me wrong Eyelash extension "artists" are popping up all over the joint offering free or " low cost " options and as tempting as saving money is "Good lashes aren't cheap, and cheap eyelashes aren't good" A quote by Britt herself. Eyelash extensions are a luxury item, they cost money and should not cost damage to your natural lashes, something that we are all seeing way to common in this day and age. 
B's Beauty and Lashes offers quality products and quality work at an affordable price. 

 

Sugaring ( Sugar Waxing ) 

Sugaring paste is simply made out of sugar, water and lemon juice. It is applied at body temperature and causes less pain that normal waxing . Studies have found that there are 80% less ingrown hairs compared to waxing. 

Lash Lifting 

Lash Lifting is an advancement on the old fashioned " lash perm". Unlike the perming rods used in the past, these new specifically created silicone pads lift the lashes from the root only, creating a subtle, natural looking lift giving the illusion of length and making the eyes appear more open. 

Brow Waxing

Britt's favourite treatment are brows! She is nothing short of a brow artist creating the perfect shape for your face shape and brow structure. Creating an arch where there isn't, growing, coaching and perfectly refining your brow to create a shape suited to you. A personal experience unlike any other. 

Now I have had Britt and MULTIPLE of her clients in my studio for makeup so I have seen the work first hand. The lashes extensions she performs are perfectly applied giving a full but not over done look. The brows perfectly sculpted and Tans rivalling those you would receive naturally if one was to holiday at the Bahamas for a week or two. Not only is Britt a Beautiful person and favourite client of mine, she also runs a business from the bottom of her heart which is something that I sympathise with all too well. 

A business is your baby, you must nurture it, care for it and treat it like you would a puppy. Only those with their own business will ever know the true feeling, one that continues to give back in more ways than one. 

 

Now on a note to leave you with, supporting small businesses is a BIG thing to me. Which is why I like to write these blogs, none are sponsored and only written fi I truly believe in the business it self. With B's Beauty and Lashes I believe in its success and owner more than anything. Now if you see me with some killer lashes or legs smoother than wet bar or soap you know where I went. 

Now I must Love you and Leave you! 

Check out the amazing Britt's work below : 

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Until next time my beauties! Don't forget to like and Share to support this amazing Growing Business. 

If you think there are any business I should check out don't forget to send them my way! 

Tara Florence Artistry xx

 

 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/bbeautyandlashes/

To cleanse, or not to cleanse. That is the question!

Being a Makeup Artist I often get asked about skin care. If its important, what I do for myself, how much is too much, and what products are worth the hype. 

The one thing I tell all my clients is that having a proper skin care regime in place a couple of weeks before your appointment will help to make sure you don't have excessive breakouts on your special day. 

You name it, I've heard it all, from sleeping in your makeup after a night out ( don't be shy, we've all been there ) to playing pop the pimple in a 5x magnifying mirror. True me, I've been in both those situations so there is no judging here. But if you want that flawless face you so often see on social media ( apart from the oh so obvious smoothed out selfies ) you need to start with a flawless base, and that is where your skin care comes in. 

Now I know we are all going to have breakouts from time to time - this post is merely just to help you with skin care if you don't know where to start or what products to use. 

One thing I am self conscious about is if I break out. Because its something that doesn't happen often, when it does it takes all of my power not to let it effect how i see myself, so don't worry I understand how much of a sensitive issue skin is! 

Which is where this post comes in handy. My skin hasn't always been something I'm proud of - we've all gone through puberty, but its what I've done since which makes me confident to go without wearing makeup on a daily basis. 

FIRST you need to make sure you are removing ALL of your makeup before you go to bed, your skin is alive and breathing, keeping it blocked up for longer than necessary WILL result in blemishes.

Removing makeup can be fun, set up your laptop with an episode of gossip girl and wipe away using a baby wipe ( the same effect as a makeup removing wipe, just a hell of a lot cheaper). If your struggling to get that last bit of makeup off add a dash of the Garnier Micellar water and that bad boy will wipe straight off.

After all your makeup is removed, that’s when the fun begins, if you already have a cleanser, toner and moisturizer you live by then great! If not check out the range of products from Kiehls, I absolutely love their range. Another favorite is the Philosophy brand. I SWEAR by their Purity cleanser, it completes me.

Now for me I have pretty normal skin, not too dry and not to oily - but I still get a tad shiny in my T-zone - so tend to only Cleanse and moisturize, if I tone my face I am stripping the natural oils I do have and making my face over produce them - causing me to break out harder than Michael Scofield from PRISON BREAK ( yes I find my self quite punny sometimes )

So sticking to only steps 1 and 3 keeps my face fresh and blemish free excluding the odd hormonal attack.

The products I use work incredibly for me - but this hasn’t happened straight away, Ive had to trial so many different things in order to find my perfect concoction. So please try them, but don’t be disheartened if the don’t work for you, you may just have to play the field a little more.

I will leave all product links mentioned below.

Now I find my skin doesn’t get patchy or dry much which means exfoliating isn’t  big on my to do list, but if you find that your makeup is grabbing to certain ares on your face, chances are its because of dry flaking skin - remedy this by exfoliating once a week. * Try using an exfoliating peel apposed to one with beads in it

I do treat my self to one mask a week, whether is be a GlamGlow mud mask or a hydrating green tea mask - this just leaves my face feeling youthful,  brighter and tighter for the week ahead.

Treat your skin well and it will do wonders for you in the future.

Now I do know that no matter how much you clean your skin or how amazing you are with your skin care, some people just tend to break out more and there is nothing they feel they can do! In this case my clients have found it helpful seeing a dermatologist to help them further with their skin care needs!

I really hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please note that all information in this piece is what I’ve learnt from my Diploma, researching and experiences of that personal and from clients. Skin care is a personal experience and preference and this piece is merely to share all the information that I have with those who want to listen.

Now what are your favourite skincare products? I would love to hear all about them in the comments below or tag me on instagram @taraflorence.artistry

Till next time xx

Products

Cleanser : Purity Cleanser by Philosophy
Moisturiser : Kiehl’s Ultra facial moisturizer
Mask : GlamGlow Supermud or Youthmud
Remover: Micellar Water

Brands 

Kiehls
GlamGlow - sold through Mecca
Philosophy