Why HD brows are a girls best friend.

Why HD brows are a girls best friend.

Hey Guys here is a little review on my experience with HD Brows.

I love a good structured brow and over the past few years , brows have become huge. HD brows are the first company of the High Definition Brow although there has been many companies who has brought out their own signature HD treatment. Is HD the best?  Does HD brows live up to their standard?

As a qualified beauty therapist  in the industry for over 9 years I always do my own brows . I’m very fussy with my brows but sometimes you need to step back and let another therapist reshape them. I popped in to vist Sinead from Stockholm in Carlow to get a HD brow treatment. Sinead has worked in Australia and also in top branded salons in Ireland  including Therapie laser clinic. Sinead specialises in Brows having trained as a Master HD brow technician, she is the only Master Brow technician in Carlow. Is there a difference being a Master technician you ask? Yes.  Beauty therapists trained in waxing but to specialise in brows you undergo in dept training as a stylist and then advanced training as a master stylist like sinead. Its the same as a beauty therapist and a Makeup artist with regards to Makeup application. Makeup artists train specifically to use their knowledge and skills to a client which you don’t learn in  specific detail in beauty therapy. Sinead is amazing at brows I was so impressed I don’t think I will ever do my own again.

I personally think a lot of girls get freaked out by the term HD brows, they are not big scary brows I swear . HD Brows are designed to suit your individual preference, if you like them natural or more defined. So don’t be scared they are so worth it, not only do they frame your face they can take years off your appearance.

 

 

Here is my brows a few days after treatment with no product on them, Literally takes 10 minutes off my makeup routine.

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The treatment – what to expect

Before treatment begins Sinead will have a little chat with you about your ideal brow shape and what you are comfortable with regarding colour and style.

  • First the Tint is applied to achieve the desired colour. HD has a special formulated tint  different to regular Brow tints which is only left on for 1 minute no longer.
  • When the tint is removed waxing, threading, tweezing and trimming  steps are done to the brow area.
  • Sinead will tailor the brow to suit your face shape.

How long does treatment take

30 mins -45 mins depending on what shape and style you require.

 

How often do you need to get done

Every 6 weeks If you have strong hair growth some people can get longer

 

How much is it for HD brows

HD brows are €35

 

 

Sinead Is based in Stockholm in Co. Carlow . If you would like to contact her for a treatment visit B- beautiful.

 

Hope you Enjoyed.

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Melissa Clarke xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bride of the month

Bride of the month

The new year is about new beginnings and starting a new chapter in your life. So what a way to start the year by marrying the one you love and creating a beautiful story.

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Michelle and Mark got married on the 8th January 2016 and celebrated their reception at Mount Wolsley Hotel Tullow Co.Carlow. The lovely couple arrived in style on the hotel grounds in a helicopter. I know amazing right? Talk about a moment not to forget.

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The morning of the wedding Michelle and her two bridesmaids were very calm and cheerful despite a very early start they were excited about the day ahead.

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Michelle wanted a make-up look that would suit the theme of the day. So I took into account the time of year , décor, styles of dress and what would suit Michelle to perfection.

The Make-up was a classic look with my unique style. I went for warm brown shades on the eyes which I used The blank canvas master palette. I added a tint of champagne pigment on the lid to really make them eyes pop perfect for the Christmas season. The skin was fresh with a dewy glow with chiselled cheekbones and a peach tone blush on the apples of the cheeks. I finished off with a bold Deep red lip. I LOVE red lips on brides for a christmas wedding it’s so festive.

 

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Product list:

Face:

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream foundation

Studio Fix fluid

Nars radiant creamy concealer

Chanel universal bronzing cream

Mac studio fix powder

Anastasia contour palette

Mac peachy keanblush

Eyes:

Mac painterly cream base

Blank canvas master palette

Inglot gel liner 77

Brows:

Makeup ever aqua brow

 

Look at that dress it was just stunning.

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I Also had the pleasure of working with Michelle’s two Beautiful Bridesmaids Aine and Denise. Look at them stunning Faces.

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The Wedding venue looked magical with the Christmas lights and every aspect of the day complemented each other. I was glad to be a part of her day and wish her the best in the future.

 

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Flowers: A daisy A Day in Baltinglass

Bridal dress:B Couture in Arklow

Bridesmaids Dresses: House of Fraser

Michelles Head piece: Linda Fleming millinery Gorey

Photographer: Simon O’shea Photography

Venue : Mount wolseley Hotel Co. Tullow

 

I hope you enjoyed this and I cant wait to See all my future brides

Melissa xx

 

Bride of the Month

Bride of the Month

 

Bride of the month-Kathryn Simpson.

 

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Wow this girl is so  beautiful inside and out and had a fanastic story behind that beautiful smile.

 

Kathryn and her bridal party were from all across the world, each girl with such interesting backgrounds. I was introduced to Kathryn by her bridesmaid Gracie who is living in Berlin but also a carlow native like myself. As been across the sea  Kathryn and myself communicated through whatsApp where we got to know each others personalities and exchanged different looks and ideas ,which then I could put together ato create a unique look for Kathryn on the morning of her big day. Kathryn is currently living in Manchester but orignally from Lismore, Co  Waterford.

After all over converstaions across the phone It was finally time to meet the bride to be. I met kathryn In Hotel Kilkenny on the morning of her wedding day. It was her dream to get married in St Canice’s Cathedral and now it was happening. She was so calm and relaxed and enjoyed the giddle with her bridesmaids Gracie, Katie and Roxanne.

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Kathryn wanted a timeless bridal look, she wanted to look like herself but a better version as she says. I helped define her features while giving a long lasting flawless finish.

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Me in work mode :-)

 

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Products that I used

Face:

  • Mac Studio Fix fluid with Blank canvas Foundation Brush F20
  • Prolongwear concealer
  • Mac Studio Fix powder lightly on the t-zone with Ben eye Banana Powder underneath the eyes
  • Anastasia Beverly hills Contour palette in Light to sculpt the cheek bones and sides of face
  • To give that beautiful youthful glow I applied Young Blood champagne fever highlight on the cheek bones
  • Again I wanted  to add a youthful glow to the cheeks , urban decay score has a beautiful sheer glow with a subtle tint of colour

Lips

  • Mac dervish Lipliner  and Lipstick Hue

Brows

  • Mac omega and Anastasia Beverly hills dip brow promade – soft brown

Shadows

  • Mac : Handwritten, kid, mythology ,brule, swiss chocolate, embark.

Finished off with Mac fix + spray this excellent for setting the over makeup and keeps skin hydrated and fresh looking, also a perfect product for a bride to have throughout the day.

Bridesmaids- all the girls had a different colour dresses to represent each of their personalites ,a delicate style dress whic was a soft pastel colour they were so stunning.

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Katies dress really enchanced her eyes, I focused on the eyes to  really make that blue pop with soft coral tones with smoked lash line. Katie is from belfast and met kathryn in Belfast university.

 

 

Roxanne informed me she didnt wear much makeup so I went for a soft smokey eye using soft brown tones which complemented the soft pastel green dress. Roxanne is from france,kathryn were pen pals since they were kids and remained friends ever since. So cute.

 

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I really enjoyed working with all amazing girls and getting to know all of them.

The girls were all a pleasure to work with from start to finish and were beautiful inside and out.

Melissa xx

Photography: Elisha  Clarke Photography

Hair :Hotel Kilkenny Salon