Three weeks ago before I came back to Sydney, I did eyelash extensions at the i-Lash Bar (located at Bugis Junction #02-43). Personally I'm not a huge fan of eyelash extensions. I did them once previously but swore to stick to my trusty Mabelline Colossal Volume Mascara instead. They were so uncomfortable and long I could feel them there 24/7. I think the worst part was having to wash your face very carefully. You can't just stream water down your face in the shower or rub your eyes because the falsies might fall off. They tend to fall off in 2-3 weeks or slightly longer if you look after them.
i-Lash Bar completely changed my opinion on eyelash extensions! i-Lash Bar specializes in fully customised eyelash extensions done by experienced Japanese technicians.
What I liked about the whole i-Lash Bar experience and result:
Before your treatment, the eyelash expert gives you a brief consultation and explains the procedure/ faq. What I liked about this procedure was that it was customized according to every individual's eye shape and natural lashes. The three main types of design was: Natural, Luscious, Sexy. You can then choose the volume: Natural, Standard, Unlimited. The eyelash expert suggested I take "Luscious" for design and "Natural" for volume which I agreed on since I was going back to school and wasn't ready for something too over the top.
2. No discomfort during procedure
The whole procedure takes about 1 hour (though re-touching takes lesser time). There was no pain or whatsoever during the process. I even fell asleep!
3. No discomfort after procedure
I kept forgetting I had eyelash extensions on! They felt as though they were part of my real lashes.
4. Long lasting
To date, I have them on for the past three weeks and only a few eyelashes have fallen out but most of them are still there. For them to last, you should not use oily cleansers or makeup removers if you do apply eye makeup. i-Lash Bar also has their own products that are specially formulated in Japan for eyelash extensions maintenance: cleaning gel (to remove eye makeup), eyelash serum, eyelash coating, mascara (suitable for extensions).
i-Lash Bar eyelash care products
5. Low maintenance
I am able to wash my face normally like how I would without the eyelash extensions. Obviously I don't rub my eyes vigorously or anything. But they are generally fuss-free and the only extra thing I do out of my usual routine is to apply the eyelash serum which boost the life of your eyelash extensions.
6. Goodbye eyeliner!
Probably the main reason why everyone does eyelash extensions! I can go out without eye makeup thanks to my long and voluminous eyelashes.
7. Natural looking
If you want something suitable for an everyday look, these eyelash extensions are probably the most subtle ones you can find. Most of my friends didn't even realise I got eyelash extensions! Don't worry.. they aren't so "natural" that you can't see a difference. If you want something more dramatic, let the eyelash expert know so she can add extra!
No need for eye make up!
Prices in SGD:
Quote "RACHEL BAMBI" to get any style lashes at SGD80!
Bugis Junction #02-43
Call i-Lash Bar hotline at 63373177 to book an appointment now!
following trends are heating up. From 1950s retro to sleepwear and
street-fashion this season’s looks are truly sensational. Ladylike skirts,
leather, bows and flannel… almost anything goes. Here is a glimpse of a few of
the top styles to watch for.
1 - Retro 1950s through 1990s
50s looks and punk rock styles from the 80s and 90s have collided with eye-catching
energy. Retro fashions are featured in high-street boutiques and clothing shops
like the Glue Store. From soft pastels, short and midi-length skirts
and jackets with shoulder pads, jumpsuits and coatdresses… just about anything
2 - Chic Baroque
Feminine shapes coupled with velvet, silk,
lace, satin, taffeta, cashmere, and chiffon are glamorous and chic. Flared mini-length
skirts matched with feathers, bows and pearls offer truly inspired looks for
this season. While the look is elegant, fun details take fashionable to
3 - Asymmetrical and Abstract
While vintage looks
are making a comeback, abstract and asymmetrical designs are finding their way
onto the catwalks and into top boutiques around the world. Monochrome
tones, stripes and prints, as well as belts, zippers, and design elements combine
to create original visual effects.
4 - Pajama Time
Recalling the pajama
pants craze of the 90s, PJ style is back! Pajama bottoms, shirts, and robes are making
fashion headlines in silk, flannel, fleece, and satin. Stripes, solids, and
floral prints are a top fashion craze.
5 - Folk Styles
Ethnic fashion and folk styles offer diversity
and color. Dirndl skirts, traditional tops, peasant blouses, slouchy cardigans,
oversized coats, capes, furs and shawls are exciting and jazzy. 6- The Sporty Look The
newest fabrics, textures and styles are well suited to an
active lifestyle. Bright colors such as red, gold, blue and emeralds are taking
the sporty look to an all-new level.This year’s athletic clothes are as stylish as they are comfortable. 7-Plaids and Checks All types of plaids
and checks are adding tartan flare to fashion runways. Checkered jackets,
scotch-plaid dresses and geometric mixes are bright and noteworthy.
Plaid slacks, skirts and shirts are trending as never before. 8- Bold Colors The use of vivid black,
white, and bold colors is one of the most-noteworthy fashion trends. Bright shades of passionate reds, fuchsia,
citron, turquoise, and chartreuse are just a few of the sensational shades
merged with shaped clothing, menswear jackets and knits. 9- Comfortable Knits Sweaters and tops in
an assortment of sizes and weights bring style to one of the favorite standbys.
and fitted knits add warmth and versatility to this season’s hottest styles.
Dresses, scarves, and cardigans have taken on an all-new twist. 10- Shimmer, Fur and Lace Metallic fabrics and
textures are taking center stage in the world of fashion. Emerald green satins
that shimmer, faux fur, sheer cutouts, and lace accents add exciting style
elements to today’s top fashions.
Finally, urban retro and sophisticated accessories complete the look
this season! images via pinterest, stockholm streetstyle