The festival season is …OPEN!

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We’re at the end of June already. The summer solstice has passed and that means we are officially in SUMMER. And that means that Festival Season has begun!

We have already seen all the best looks and trends at Coachella festival, and now we’re waiting for the fashion and beauty updates from Glasto too.

Everywhere you look there is a festival and plenty of occasions to show off your personal style. If you’re going to one of these glamourous events, or any other summer party, and you need some inspiration on festival looks, we’ve got some suggestions for you.

From colourful nails, dreamcatcher designs and cute glitters to simple or intricate henna design for your hands and body – white henna is our favourite of the season, it will look amazing on your tanned skin!

Have a look at this little gallery of ideas we’ve put together for you!

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Summer trends… Channelling the Little Mermaid !

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? Under the sea…Under the sea ?

It’s incredible how many things are possible with gel nails! There is truly no limit to imagination!

As reported on Popsugar and other popular beauty magazines, all things mermaid are definitely on trend for this summer 2017.

For all of you, whose favourite Disney character has always been Ariel, you will love these MERMAID  NAILS that are taking over Instagram and the world – above and below water obvs. 😉

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3D nails shells are here and are the cutest!

The texture and shape of a shell can be created using sculpture building gel to form the 3D effect, the colours and the sparkle are then added on top. You can have as much glitter you want, or go for an iridescent or holographic instead, or pick your favourite pastel colours and add some gems and a bit of gold foil. The combinations are infinite and all equally stunning!

If you like the idea, you could ask your Nail Technician here at Cover Beauty to transform you in the little mermaid you’ve always wanted to be! 🙂

 

 

 

Eyelash Extensions… an essential guide

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The Good and the Bad of Eyelash Extensions

The positive sides of having eyelash extension is the immediate visual improvement they have on your eyes. They make your lashes look fuller and longer instantly without having to apply a set every morning because they are long lasting. So they save you time and money spent on mascara, because chances are that with the right set of extensions you won’t need to apply any at all, plus you won’t have to use that devilish tool the eyelash curler is!! On the other hand though, lashes needs maintenance, brushing, cleansing and they don’t come at a cheap price unfortunately – especially if you consider the regular touch ups  you’ll have to do as well. It’s an investment, and some people think that, despite being somewhat pricey, it is worth for the results provided.

Will the Extensions Damage my Natural Lashes?eyelash extensions cluster application

When applied by a professional and in the correct way, the extensions will be of no harm to your natural lashes or to your eyes. The whole application process and the glue used to stick the extensions on your lashes is safe and pain free – when done right- although some people might experience allergic reactions to the glue. Always tell to your technician if you have particularly sensitive eyes and if you feel any stinging or pain during the process.

What are the Types of Eyelash Extensions available?

Eyelash extensions come in various types, sizes and lengths. There are three types of eyelash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Synthetic and silk are more versatile and are often combined to achieve different looks. Mink lashes instead are 100% natural fibre, which means that they look natural but also that their shape and thickness can vary, and also they are much more expensive than the others.

Eyelash extensions come in a range of sizes from 6mm to 17mm and the length and thickness achievable will depend on your natural lashes. A professional technician will be able to best advise you what is the best set for you. It is advisable not to start big and dramatic from the first application, but to add just a few extensions at first and build up on those, to calibrate the perfect look for you.

How Long Does it Take to Apply a set of lash extensions?eyelash extensions single application

Generally speaking the process takes around two hours, particularly if you decided to go for a full set of new lashes. Each lash is individually glued to a single natural lash so it is a very meticulous job and on a delicate area, so it is always best to take the right amount of time and not rush it. During this time you will need to keep your eyes completely closed to ensure correct application and safety.
For a more subtle effect it is advisable to get a half set of lashes to start with. It will still have a great impact on the thickness of your lashes and it will take less time – and less money – to be applied.

How Often Do You Need to Get Them Re-Done?

As mentioned above, eyelash extensions are a long-lasting treatment. with the correct maintenance the extensions can last weeks, months or even for the whole year, depending on which type you get as well. To achieve the longest lasting life of your lashes it is best to get a touch-up every 3-4 weeks.

What NOT  to do with your Lashes…

In the first 12 to 24 hours after you have had your eyelashes extensions applies, avoid water at all costs! Jokes aside, water can diminish the effect of the glue before it’s completely set, causing the lashes to fall off. Once the 24 hours have passed you may finally have a shower or wash your face! ha.

For what concerns which products you can use on your eyes, well, it’s advised to not use oil-based make up removers or any other similar product around the eye area, as they can affect the duration of your lashes.   As for make up, it would be best not to use mascara at all – do you even need it with your new set of lashes?? – but if you feel naked without it, you can use regular mascara, but keep it mind that that as well can have an impact on the life of your extensions.

What are the Types of Extensions you Offer at Cover Beauty?

We offer a wide variety of fine quality, long lasting lash applications for every kind of occasion, whether you want  to achieve an everyday natural look, or a dramatic one that won’t go unnoticed.

Below a list of the lash treatments you can find in our Salons – for more info check our website here.

NATURAL LASHES NEW SET £15

Clusters of lashes applied to your own eyelashes – lasts 2-3 days.

DRAMATIC/PARTY LASHES NEW SET £20

Thick layer of clusters of lashes applied to your own eyelashes – lasts 2-3days.

DRAMATIC/PARTY LASHES INFILLS £10

EXPRESS LASHES NEW SET £30

Individual lashes applied to your own eyelashes – lasts 7-10 days before requiring infills.

EXPRESS LASHES INFILLS £15

SEMI-PERMANENT LASHES NEW SET £50

Individual lashes applied to your own eyelashes – lasts 2-3 weeks before requiring infills.

SEMI-PERMANENT LASHES INFILLS £25

RUSSIAN LAYERING NEW SET £70

Feathered look created by 3 lashes applied together to your own eyelashes for a fuller impact – lasts 2-3 weeks

RUSSIAN LAYERING INFILLS £35

We also offer EYELASH TINT £15 and take care of your lashes REMOVAL (STARTS FROM) £5 when you will need it.

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Eyelash Extensions Aftercare

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Eyelash extensions are individual synthetic, silk or mink lashes that are applied directly onto your own natural eyelashes. Our lashes are available in a range of lengths, thickness and curvatures, so that any look can be achieved.

Using a specialised flexible adhesive, each lash extension is gently bonded one by one directly on top of your natural lashed. The eyelash extensions in our selection are so lightweight that, when applied, will feel just like your own.

Here are a few tips to help you look after your new fabulous lashes and ensure they last as long as possible:

  • DO NOT get your lashes wet  for 24h, allowing time for the glue to dry completely
  • DO NOT steam your lashes for 48h (no hot shower, sauna, steam room, steaming facials)
  • AVOID oils, creams and foundation around your lashes and eyelids as these products will loosen the bond causing the lashes to come off.
  • DO use a oil free make up remover to remove your make up but AVOID using cotton wool on your eyelashes.
  • DO NOT sleep with your dace directly into a pillow
  • DO NOT use waterproof mascara or liquid eyeliner (there are some make up products available on the market specifically designed to be used with eyelash extensions as they do not contain any elements which could damage them).
  • AVOID getting an eye infection by cleaning your lashes regularly using baby shampoo.
  • AVOID touching, rubbing or fiddling with your eyes as they might prematurely remove your own natural eyelashes leaving gaps
  • DO NOT perm or tint your lashes
  • DO NOT use eyelash curlers as they will break the glue bond.

For best results, we reccommend you get infills every 10-14 days.