March 22nd, 2018
So excited to be going over two new procedures I have added into my routine with you girls! I pride myself on being pretty low maintenance in all categories of life, but especially when it comes to my personal upkeep. I want to be able to wake up in the morning and not have a million things to do before walking out the door. That is why I added these two in, and have found that it has saved me time and given me more confidence! (We could all use some of that every now and then, right?!)
This is completely random, but I was listening to a girlfriend talk about her experience on the Bachelor and it got me thinking…what would I do without a mirror to look in, or availability for spa appointments?! (Things that the contestants lack) I would look HORRIBLE! haha So, I started to think about what I could do to help myself out in the beauty department that would not change the way I look at all (no plastic surgery for this girl) and I came up with the following to start with:
Microblading & Dermaplaning
Both have been incredible time savers! Let’s start first with microblading.
I got contacted by Sara at Tigers Eye Brow Studio to come in and try this service out. After reading a little bit about what this would entail, I decided to go for it. The process was super simple, and I ended up needing 3 sessions in total. Now, this is not something I necessarily NEEDED (born with quite the set of dark eyebrows) but wanted to try, and I was so glad I did! She was able to fill and shape my eyebrows in a way that complimented my face, and take the eyebrow makeup I used to use completely out of my morning routine. The process is as follows:
(1) Have your current eyebrows assessed. She will then draw the shape around them, and show you in the mirror before proceeding.
(2) Apply numbing cream.
(3) Now will begin tiny incisions that will be filled with ink. Essentially a temporary tattoo… lines will be drawn on to mimic your eyebrow hairs! Having a low pain tolerance, I was a little nervous about this part, but it was fine! Slight discomfort at most..no pain!
(3) Second time filling with ink.
And VOILA, you’re done! The whole process usually take 2 – 2 1/2 hours!
The aftercare portion is super important, as not following it will increase likelihood of premature fading of the color. You will need to come in for a touch up session about 6-8 weeks afterwards, and then should be good for 8-24 months depending on your indiviudual skin type.
(I would highly recommend this to girls with blonde hair or sparse eyebrows in particular! )
Her studio is convienantly located right off of 16th St mall, and is the most relaxing space! Pricing starts at $500. *She also offers lash lifts! 403 16th Street in Denver, Colorado 80202
Now onto dermaplaning!
Dermaplaning is the process in which a surgical blade is used to scrape away and exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells on your face! Some of you may think that the face wash or even facials you are getting can take care of that layer, but to be honest, they do not! This is a tried and true method of getting off the entire layer that may be causing congestion and breakouts off your skin!! Not to mention, your skin feels like a baby afterwards…my favorite part:)
I considered this service at first after looking at a few of my pictures for the blog close up. I noticed that you could see the skin imperfections, peach fuzz, discoloration etc all too well. So, when Jodilyn at Moda Body Fitness + Face reached out, naturally I was on board! After having this service done a few times (in combination with facials), I have had fewer breakouts, and my discoloration is dying down. I have very dry skin, so the additional moisturizing has been amazing too! Jodilyn does a ton of research on the products she uses and sells, which is another reason why I love her! She genuinely cares about what is going on your skin, and leads a very healthy lifestyle herself! (Isn’t it just the best when people practice what they preach?!)
Other services she provides:
Brow + Lash Tinting
-Makeup glides on easier
-Skincare products are able to penetrate deeper
-Baby soft skin
Her salon is located in the Santa Fe Arts District area at 800 W 8th Ave Suite 105 Denver, CO 80204
I will be sharing a few behind the scenes videos, along with before and afters over on Stories so make sure to head over to Instagram and check it out!
I consider both of these ladies to be friends now, and have already recommended them to quite a few of my closest friends:)
Also, if you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out!
I hope you enjoyed this post, and please let me know if you would like more like this! I am really loving delving into all things beauty and skincare at the moment:)
Have a wonderful rest of your day! Thank you so much for reading!
Photography by: Jenna Sparks