Yes there is such a thing as lash shampoo. It's essential to the daily up-keep of your lashes. It should be added to your skin care routine to avoid common eyelid problems like Blepharitis which is becoming more and more common especially when clients aren't washing their eye area properly as they are afraid their lash extensions may weaken and fall out. Some clients have even told me that they have been told not to get the lashes wet!! Yes that may be true for the first 24 hours but after that you should let water run through them to clear away any dirt, make up and any build up in general. Not doing so may lead to problems with the eyes and infections and in some case, lash mites (aka Demodex) SCARY!! 

So please do take lash cleaning seriously!! 

Here's the perfect Lash Shampoo Recipe. Easy to make, and chemical free:

Get a foam pumper bottle, and add to it:

1 part Baby Shampoo (gently cleanses the eyes)
3 parts Bottled Water (never use tap water)
1 tsp Baking Soda (adjust the PH and boosts the gentle cleaning power)

Bottle it, shake well and use daily. So simple and easy to make. 

Watch the Video for more information 
 
 
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Katya: Wishing you and hubby all the best!! 

Katya's wedding was in August, and she wanted a thick but natural look with slightly longer lashes with a natural curl so I chose a Mink Medium C curl with a fan type layout to compliment her eyes. 

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Katya's Testimonial:

"I was a little bit anxious before the first appointment as heard a lot of of stories about bad experiences. But was not disappointed at all.
Extensions  were for  my wedding and  they really completed my look!!I got lots of compliments and loved them so much that decided to carry on and do infills.
Emily was amazing and did such a great job.Would recommend her to all my friends and family."
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Congratulations to Jia Jia who married her beau this year July 2013!! 

Jia Jia came to me approximately a year ago to trial my lashes. I wanted to give Jia Jia lashes that were fuller than her own finer natural lashes, but equally I didnt want to make her eyes look too fake. On her big day I used Mink C curls in a medium thickness which was enough to make her eyes pop. I also gave her HD brows (brow shape and tint) which finished off the look framing her eyes perfectly.

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Like all my clients I am addicted to lash extensions and one of the most common questions I get asked is "
How do I make my extensions last so long?". 

Unfortunately each individual has their own lash cycle so there's no absolute way of making lashes last as long as the next persons.

For me though I don't touch my lashes too often. I make sure my eyes don't touch water for at least 48 hours after the initial treatment. After that I wash my face and shower as normal letting the water run through my lashes. 

I think it's important that water goes through the lashes so it clears away any make-up, dirt, and dead skin cells. By not washing the lashes regularly, you're allowing the dirt and grime to build up making a nice environment for infections to occur.

Most cleansers, make-up removers, soaps, face washes contain an ingredient called "Glycol". Unfortunately this particular ingredient is an ingredient contained in the lash remover used to remove lash extensions. I recommend using cotton buds to remove any eye make-up around the eyes using either water or a water-based make-up remover like "Simple". Dab never swipe across the lashes as you may snag a lash - ouch!!

 
 
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Congratulations to Juliet, another bride that fluttered her lush lashes at the end of June 2013.

Juliet wanted her lashes to look dramatic but at the same time not too fake for her special day, so I recommended the Mink C curl for that natural curl using a 0.20mm thickness which gave her a bold enough statement but also natural enough to keep her guests guessing "are they or aren't they real".

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As we hit June we can finally stow away our big woolly jumpers and coats and adorn a much lighter seasonal change of clothes as its about to get a whole lot warmer here in the UK. Wow!! Really?! I hope so because there are loads of brides this year gearing up for their special day here in the UK and it would be the icing on the cake we had blue skies and sunshine!

The wedding season is now in full swing. Book early to get luscious lash extensions for your big day.
 
(*If you've never had lashes always get a patch test first in case of any allergic reactions to the ingredients)

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One of my spring 2013 brides. Louise asked me to do her lashes and make-up but on the day I ended up doing her hair too.

Louise is a natural beauty, has beautiful flawless skin, made even more flawless with a little bit of foundation and concealer, and toppled off with some beautiful Mink Lash extensions. She wanted a beautiful dreamy look so I used Mink lash extensions in a C curl to give her a more softer sophisticated look. This gorgeous couple really did have the sun shining down on them after a bitter cold March and April start.     Congratulations to Lou and Jim! 

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Angel Beauty Lash & Beauty Professional, London, eyelash extensions, fake lashes