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Latisse versus Revitalash

Interesting information on lash enhancement product:

A number of clients have commented on my lashes and asked if I used anything like Latisse, which is a prescription product for lash growth enhancement. I’ve only ever used REVITALASH and have done so for about 7 or 8 years. People have also asked if I will be selling the product.

I contacted Revitalash to inquire about retailing the product and find out what the differences are between them and Latisse.

This is interesting and makes sense according to both my own experience with Revitalash and what my customers have shared about Latisse–

Revitalash is a patented formula and was introduced many years before Latisse. In fact, it was one of the first products on the market of its kind. It contains conditioners and antimicrobial agents that prevent bacterial growth that liquid products like it are prone to harbor because bacteria thrive in dark, warm, moist environments such as the tube that they are stored in.

A major practical difference is that while we all notice length from Latisse, Revitalash enhances both length and volume. So in the first few weeks, the lashes get longer, but thereafter, only Revitalash will make the lashes thicker as well.

It’s important to remember is to NEVER use waterproof or “long-wear” mascara because those products are nearly 100% tar, which damages lashes by drying them out and require more agitating while cleansing to remove. This is stressful to the lashes.

They highly recommend Jane Iredale mascara formulas because they’re more “soft build”, and while they require an additional coat or more to build more volume, they’re also great at conditioning and strengthening the natural lashes.

Issues with artificial lash extensions are separate due to the restrictive requirements of the adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this mini seminar!!

Break Up with your Make Up!!

You’re JUST NOT THAT INTO IT anymore.

It’s time to Break UP with your Makeup!

You’ve opened your makeup drawer/bag/satchel/sack/cabinet for a LONG time and have promised yourself you would “throw it out but at the same time you’ll need it again someday”—one of the 5 concealers, 12 lip glosses all in the same color, 15 or more of the same brown eyeshadows(but one has a little shimmer to it and the other one has a little more gold in it than the others and this one has no shimmer and…..

If you haven’t used it in the last 6 months, if you open it and it smells like dirt(or crayons), then it’s time to ditch it.

Book an appointment with me for a makeup lesson! http://surfacenola.com/online-scheduling/

We’ll do it together:

  • review each product
  • identify and eliminate those that are expired or not working for you
  • review which ones that are good for your face and how to correctly use them
  • agree on suggestions on which ones to buy-no-more and either replace with more appropriate product or take back a few minutes of time every morning!

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JAZZIEST SUN-CARE

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It’s that time again! Crawfish bread, crawfish monica, shrimp boots, flip flops, live music, crazy crowds, arts & crafts booths, beer, and an international attendance at New Orleans’ World Class Jazz and Heritage Festival!!

It also means possible sunburn and the painful, long-term damage it inflicts, so follow these tips to prevent it:

  • wear adequate sunscreen—physical is better than chemical and feels better….that means titanium dioxide or zinc oxide
  • reapply as often as necessary.
  • wear a wide-brimmed hat if you have one
  • if you don’t own one, consider buying one for days out under Jazzfest sun
  • lightweight cotton sleeves are also great—wear a light, cotton sundress and bring a white, cotton, button “boyfriend” blouse in case your arms and shoulders turn crawfish red, y’all. You can always tie it around your waist, but you’ll be kicking  yourself for inviting burned skin.
  • spend a few minutes of time in the shade to give your skin a break from the sun
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BYOB of SPF and have fun!! 13704