Hey guys! Today I’m taking a little different twist on the blog because an opportunity came my way and I wanted to share it with you! Last week I had the opportunity to partner with Peggy (@pureskinbypeg) at Levato Salon & Skin Lab in Hinsdale, IL—the cutest and most fun salon on the planet I’m pretty sure. Peggy is also an avid reader and a book blogger (follow her @greekgirlreads), so we’re very similar in that regard. Unlike me, however, Peggy is the bomb at all things brows and lashes. I have been getting my brows done by her for a long time now, and she is the best of the best. I think I like her so much because she never makes fun of me when I go in looking like a lion with brows that are overgrown and unkempt to the max (#judgefreezone).
So here’s the deal. In addition to my usual brow waxing and tinting, I also got a lash lift and tint. Now, what is a lash lift, you ask? Basically, it is like a perm for your eyelashes so they permanently (for 5 weeks) stay in the “curled” position. That means no more eyelash curler—woo! I think it has made my eyelashes look a lot longer and a bit fuller. I am a HUGE fan of this service and honestly did not even know it existed. What a time to be alive, am I right?! The lash tint is perfect for someone like me who typically wears minimal makeup during the week. It gives me a natural mascara look without any eye makeup, which I love.
Speaking of perfect, have you read My Not-So-Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella? I’ve been seeing this one everywhere and it is next on my list! I thought this book went well with this post because even if your life isn’t perfect (whose is?), your brow and lash game can be! Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.
Ok, so the real truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.
But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?
Until her not-so perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business.
Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams? Or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman with everything – have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.
And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?
So there you have it, friends! Go see Peggy at Levato and see what all the buzz is about! Trust me, you’ll want to spend hours at this adorable and completely Instagramable salon. *BONUS!* If you mention this blog post (or the corresponding Instagram), Peggy is offering a complimentary brow tint with any lash lift and tint service.
Have a great week, trendy readers! Here’s hoping Friday is here before we know it!