Christmas

Introduction "Video Blog" & Eyelash Extension Basics

Hi Guys! I am going to start consistently adding video blogs to this blog as a way to interact with more people, share more , do more in depth reviews, tutorials etc. I wanted to make an intro video talking to the camera, getting comfortable and sharing some basic knowledge about eyelash extensions with all of you. 

Please watch my introductory video. Go over to my youtube channel and Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/Loveloxo/videos

If you have any more questions about eyelash extensions after watching this video, please leave a comment below and I will answer them in another video post. 

Lovelo Beauty Intro Video- Eyelash extensions

Thank you for watching!!!!

Love,

Lauren

(C) lovelo beauty 2012

Lovelo Beauty Website and NEW Location for the Lovelo Beauty Blog

Hey Guys! Thank you all so much who have been following my blog over the past 2 years. I really appreciate it!!

I wanted to let you all know that I now have an official Lovelo Beauty website that will feature, most importantly THIS BLOG. I am going to be blogging from now on at that site, so this is moving. I will probably post some of the same posts on both sites for a little while, but I am telling you if you like and Read my blog on a regular basis, PLEASE GO SUPPORT THE WEBSITE and know that you will find my latest posts there from now on! http://www.lovelobeauty.com/main/wordpress/

My website also features, my eyelash extension portfolio, make-up portfolio, testimonials, contact information and my services. 

Thank you all so much! I hope you will go over and check it out!!!

 

LOVE, LAUREN

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2012

Krista's Eyelash Extension Story/ Before and After Photos

Hey Everyone! Here is my client Krista's eyelash story. There a huge lesson to this one so I wanted to share it with all of you!

This is a perfect example of why NOT to go get your lash extensions done if they only cost $25. Always ask plenty of questions, and ask to see before and after photos of the eyelash extension specialist’s work before you get them done. You need to know what you are getting into, because all eyelash products out there are not the same. Here is Krista’s testimonial:

“My eyelashes are thin and straight so I decided to have fake eyelashes put on at a nail salon. They were a disaster; not only were they clumpy and fake looking, but they hurt my eyes. When I tried to remove them, it was almost impossible and pulled my real eyelashes out with them. I went to Lauren for help and she gently removed my eyelashes from the mess of  lash extension clusters on my eyes. She put lash extensions on my eyes to thicken my lashes, fill in the gaps, and add length. They look beautiful, natural, and dark, with just the right amount of curl and length. I don’t even need to wear make up! Lauren is great and provides the perfect mix of personal attention and professionalism.”

~Krista December 2011

Before is on the left, After eyelash extensions is on right.

Before eyelash extensions is on left. After on Right. 

If you ever have any questions about eyelash extension service providers in the Minneapolis and surrounding area, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you all for reading!

You can always communicate with me or view some of my other photos at my Lovelo Beauty Facebook Page .

LOVE, Lauren

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2011

Erica~ What Eyelashes Look Like Before and After a "Fill" Appointment

Hey Guys! Today I wanted to show you all what eyelash extensions often look like before you get them filled, and then what they should look like after a fill. I get a lot of questions about “fill” appointments. A fill is your appointment that helps you maintain your eyelash extensions. Since extensions will fall out gradually, usually people need a fill on average of 3-4 weeks. Those of you that have had a full set before, if you go into your service provider with eyelashes still on, you will have something called a “fill” instead of a full set. Fill’s usually range from $80- $150 depending on the type of lash you need applied. :)

Erica just got her eyelashes filled and I wanted to show you guys what they looked like before and after. The photo that you will see is Erica’s lashes about 4-5 weeks grown out.

Here’s what Erica had to say: 

“Thank you Lauren for doing such an awesome job, you are one of the kindest people I have ever met.  These things are life changing! I have had mine done now for about 6 or 7 months, (by Lauren) and I am so happy I started them.

I had them done before by someone else in Minneapolis and it looked like I had only 5 on each eye. Honestly, there was NO WAY I could have made those things look good. So, I went into Lauren after a co-worker had referred me. I waited 2 weeks for the 10 that I did have, to fall off so I could start fresh.

I have been a stylist for the last 12 years and I currently own my own company as well as rent a spot to do hair. Make up has NEVER been this easy! I don’t even need much now! At least that’s how I feel about it. I also have 3 young boys and need to be able to go anywhere in a hurry. Having the eyelash extensions makes me feel like I can go anywhere fast, because I don’t need much make up. Thanks Lauren! ” ~Erica Conlon, December 2011BEFORE Erica's FillAfter Erica's fill

BEFORE                                                                                         AFTER

BEFORE                                                                                      AFTER

For more photos, and all of my eyelash extension updates, go over and “like” my Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lovelo-Beauty-Makeup-and-Lashes/168179293250807

LOVE LAUREN

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2011

Tia's Before and After Eyelash Extensions

 

Hey Everyone,

IT IS SO COLD HERE IN MINNE(SNOW)TA!!  We have been so fortunate with not much snow this year. I mean I love snow and all but I really dislike driving in it. So, I have considered this winter to be pretty descent so far but I am not prepared for these arctic temps!!!!

Today, I want to share Tia's before and after story. She was new to eyelash extensions completely. She had used strip lashes several times before and really liked those, but it was fun to see what lash extensions could do for her eyes. She was in Minneapolis for Christmas and decided to get her lashes done. Here is her testimonial , and her before and after photos. 

“First and foremost I want to give a big thanks to Lauren! I had never had eyelash extensions before and she made my fist time relaxing and fun! 

I started experimenting with strip lashes back in college, wearing them for special occasions or when me and my girls went out for a night on the town. But over the years I’ve gone from wearing them once an awhile to wearing them daily. My real lashes are so short that mascara doesn’t do much for volume or length, so fake lashes make me feel more comfortable and help me achieve a more desired look. I have been interested in semi-permanent lashes for some time now, but always wanted my initial experience done by someone I knew and trusted. I currently live in Washington state but was visiting Minnesota over the holidays and Lauren was wonderful and found time to fit me in! She was so helpful and covered every angle before we began the actual process. She left no room for doubt and patiently answered every single question.

I am beyond pleased with my results!!! They look natural and are definitely worth having done at least once (: She did an amazing job and I would highly recommend that anyone interested in the procedure get in touch with Lauren Pavelka.

I will certainly be making another appointment next time I’m visiting the Midwest! Thanks again Lauren,  for making my lashes look beautiful!” -Tia Shankey 2011

Before                                                                                           After

Before                                                                                           After

Before                                                                                           After

 

Go over to my Lovelo Beauty Facebook Page for more photos, updates and more… http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lovelo-Beauty-Makeup-and-Lashes/168179293250807

Love, Lauren

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2011

Where do you find your Inspiration to Create? MissGlamorazzi Music Video

Hey Guys, This is kind of a different post than your used to seeing, but I figured I can do a few of these from time to time. What I will be doing is showing you a look I created with my hair/makeup/accessories etc that I got from some outside source of inspiration. 

Yesterdays inspiration was Ingrid (MissGlamorazzi) on YouTube. If you guys are not clued into the You Tube world, and you don't know who she is, she's a really adorable, amazingly talented YouTube Vlogger. I recently got addicted to her videos when she did something called "Vlogmas" where she vlogged every day of December until Christmas.

It's almost like watching a really great reality show and her main guy friend "Luke" who also has a YouTube Channel was in almost every one of her videos. Turns out, they are now dating and they also do music videos together. It's so cute and definitely makes good entertainment!

Their latest music video was a re-make of "Back to December" by Taylor Swift. I really liked Ingrid's, hair and makeup in this video and it inspired my "look of the day". Here is the video. Watch it if you have not seen it! And, I highly recommend both Ingrid and Luke's Vlog Channels on You tube. They are vlogging every day of 2012, and they are really fun to watch!!

Here's the video:

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And here are some photos of the look I created based off Ingrid's style in the video:

Have a great night everyone!! 

Love LO

(C) Lovelo Beauty 2012

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Live, Laugh, Learn~ A Philosophy for the New Year!

Hey Guys! I can't believe we are about to celebrate another new year. Tomorrow (New Year's Eve) will mark the date of my wedding, 1 year ago...and will be Royce and my first year anniversary. This past year flew by, and I feel like so much has happened. We moved to Vancouver and back, got our own apartment, started new jobs, I graduated college and Royce began his masters program.

In the spirit of making New Years Resolutions, how about making a resolution that you can keep for once?!

  • LIVE
  • LAUGH and
  • LEARN

     

Philosophy, the bath and beauty brand will be launching their "new years resolution trio". This consists of 3, 16 fl oz. shower gel/shampoo/bubble bath bottles.

Here is QVC's Whole You Weekend Showcase where you can find more information on all the products they will be featuring: http://bit.ly/72bp8C.

The Philosophy Shower Gel/Shampoo/Bubble bath Trio's make a great gift and these 3 in honor of New Years reminded me that you don't need elaborate resolutions. Make the resolution to Live, Laugh and Learn.

  • Live (Fig)every day to it’s fullest.  Wake early to watch the sunrise.  Sing out loud and long…
  • Laughter (Pomegranite) is the best medicine.  Laugh until you cry.  Let your smile light your eyes and curve your lips…
  • Learning(Cranberry) is growing.  Learn to say hello in another language.  Pick up a new hobby…

[slideshow] These 16 oz bottles last quite a while and come in the most delicious scents. I love these 3 Cranberry, Fig and pomegranate, because they're not as sugary sweet as some. They smell very refreshing and delicious. They are great winter scents to keep you clean and smelling great in the months to come!

***Don't forget to check out the giveaway I am doing with FANTASY JEWLERY BOX. I will be drawing a winner on Sunday. Just a few days left to enter to win the $25 dollars to spend on anything on their website!!! Must be a subscriber to my channel. :) Good luck! http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/get-your-jewels-fantasy-jewelry-box/

FTC MAN- I was sent the philosophy products for possible review. My thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and true and I was not paid for this blog post.

 What are YOUR plans for  New Year's Eve??

LOVELO

Get Celebrity Inspired Jewels ~ Fantasy Jewelry Box

Hey! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I hope that no matter what happened this Christmas,  you are grateful. Holidays for me always speed by. There is so much anticipation looking forward to spending time with  family and a day off from work but then it's over in a flash.

I would love to hear from you guys, how was your Christmas? What was your favorite part and did you receive a gift that you love?

A few weeks ago a received a beautiful necklace and had the opportunity to learn more about a company called "Fantasy Jewelry Box." Fantasy Jewelry box is a website that features trendy, fashion forward jewelry as well as imitation gemstones and diamonds. The best part is, everything is at an affordable price.

Right now you can get Prince William's (Kate Middleton) inspired sapphire blue engagement ring for $39.95.Kate Middleton's Inspired Sapphire Blue Engagement RingI received this gorgeous  necklace and earring set which is the perfect accessory to a simple dressy outfit, a holiday party, or New Year's Eve Date. It is called the Engelika's Cluster Style Clear Rhinestone Necklace Set. It retails for $43.95.

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 Engelika's Cluster Style Clear Rhinestone Necklace SetNow, the best part is... ONE OF YOU CAN WIN A PIECE OF JEWELRY FROM FANTASY JEWELRY BOX! I will draw a random winner in 1 week. The giveaway will end January 2nd and 12 midnight. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate towards the piece of jewelry of their choice.

Here's what you need to do to enter.

  1.  Go to the Fantasy Jewelry Box Facebook page and become their "FAN" http://www.facebook.com/pages/FantasyJewelryBoxcom-Celebrity-Inspired-Jewelry-for-Less/30327278620
  2. Must sign up for the Fantasy Jewelry box newsletter here: http://www.mailermailer.com/x?oid=30468r
  3. Must be one of my subscribers. If you arn't subscribed to my beauty blog and would like to there is a subscribe button at the top right hand side of the page.
  4. For extra entries you can go to : http://www.fantasyjewelrybox.com/ and tell me below which piece of jewelry you would pick out. And, you can to the FJB twitter page and follow them : http://twitter.com/fantasyjewelry

Please send me an e-mail (leolucky777@yahoo.com) letting me know you did these things, or leave a comment below. I will have no way of knowing who has entered unless you email me or leave a comment. Thank you guys! And Good luck!!

So, you can get 3 total entries if you do the extras in step 4.

This is a fantastic opportunity for one of you to win a free piece of jewelry that I'm sure you will love!! There is so much to choose from on the site! Happy Shopping!

Love LO

Merry Christmas to you! LOVE Lauren..

Hey Everyone!! Merry Merry Christmas!!! I woke up early.. this is the first year that I did not wake up with my parents and brother on Christmas morning. But, this year I woke up with my husband and  cute kitty (Bear). I guess I'm growing up. But, it's all good... last night the whole fam came over to our new apartment and spent a few hours eating, laughing and exchanging gifts.

Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me and my family and I think people across the world everywhere. It is the most celebrated holiday, the most commercialized holiday, and the one that has the most traditions and gifts. It's honestly fabulous... and many of us wish that it could be Christmas every day of the year. For me, I'd wish that mostly so that I never had things I was obligated to do. Christmas is a day where you can really do whatever you want to do.

Anyway, I just wanted to with you all a very Happy Christmas Day and to be very blessed in all that you do, with family, friends and in the days activities. I appreciate all of you who pay attention to my blog. Writing is my passion, and I am so very blessed to have some of the supportive people in my life that I do.

With that I'd like to share a poem I found that truely expresses what I want to say to you all today:

Don't Forget Jesus 

Christmas is a special time To reflect on Jesus Christ The wonder of His lowly birth Brings meaning to our lives

There really is no other reason We celebrate this day The birth of God's precious son And the life He willingly gave

But so much seems to distract us In the busy-ness of our lives We lose our focus in all the happenings Not knowing, we leave out Christ

We lose sight of the true meaning As we endlessly rush about Trying to find that perfect gift Seems to cloud our Saviour out

We need to stop and reflect awhile Remembering our precious Lord His birth, His life and sacrifice And all that He stands for

For though the world may celebrate It seems though for other reasons Let's keep in mind that Jesus Christ Is the true meaning of the season

© By M.S.Lowndes

Love you all...many blessings, LOVE  LO (Lauren)

Last Minute Holiday Deals and Gift Ideas Part 2

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Hey Everyone!

Lyrics by the Inspirational India Arie:

There's Hope

Back when I had a little I thought that I needed a lot A little was over rated, but a lot was a little too complicated You see-Zero didn't satisfy me A million didn't make me happy That's when I learned a lesson That it's all about your perception Hey-are you a pauper or a superstar So you act, so you feel, so you are It ain't about the size of your car

It's about the size of the faith in your heart

There's hope It doesn't cost a thing to smile You don't have to pay to laugh You better thank God for that There's hope

  

  

        

Off in the back country of Brazil A met a young brother that made me feel That I could accomplish anything. You see just like me he wanted to sing He had no windows and no doors He lived a simple life and was extremely poor On top of all of that he had no eye sight, but that didn't keep him from seein' the light He said, what's it like in the USA, and all I did was complain He said-livin' here is paradise He taught me paradise is in your mind You know that

Every time I turn on the T.V. (There's Hope) Somebody's acting crazy (There's Hope) If you let it, it will drive you crazy (There's Hope) but I'm takin' back my power today (There's Hope) Gas prices they just keep on rising (There's Hope) The government they keep on lying but we gotta keep on surviving Keep living our truth and do the best we can do

I used to have this song as my phone ringtone about 5 years ago... i heard it the other day and it made me think that it's a good song lyric to remember at this time. Christmas time...when we should be thankful for what we have and not focused on what we still need.

So it's the EVE before Christmas Eve... and I still have some last minute gift ideas for anyone needing a girly kind of gift, or stocking stuffer.

  • Spongeables. I've said it before, I'll say it again. I love this company! These sponges are already loaded with soap and you can get tons of uses out of them. They make great soap/sponges for travel or for at home. I have a few Christmas ones that I am absolutely in love with...Christmas shapes for the Christmas season. You can find these at stores like ULTA, WAL MART and RITE AID.

  • Another gift Idea is Tocca fragrances that are found at Anthropology stores. Fragrance always makes a wonderful gift because it's something you can really get a lot of use out of. Some girls are picky but others like a variety of fragrances so something with an ornate bottle for on top of a vanity is always a lovely gift. I love the Tocca brand because of the beautiful packaging as well as wonderful product scents. Anthropology stores carry Tocca frangrances along with other wonderful unique gift ideas for the trendy girl.

  • Ulta stores always have great deals this time of year. Right now, if you spend $30 or more on a fragrance you get a free bathrobe. It seems like every time I go into an Ulta store they have some kind of great deals on cosmetics, hair, or nail products. Love this store. http://www.ulta.com/
  • Barnes and Noble is my home away from home. I think any girl/woman  could find a book, or magazine that they would like at this store. They also have really cute office supplies, journals and music if the person you're buying for doesn't enjoy reading. But a good book or journal is always a memorable gift. :)
  • Sephora. I could go on and on about things to find in this store...they have something for every budget. The Sephora by OPI nail polish make great stocking stuffers. Sephora always has a section of smaller (less priced) product items by the registers. Check those out too!

Have a wonderful day shopping or with family and friends! I'm going to go enjoy mine.

Love LO

Last Minute Hot Items and Gift Ideas for Christmas Part 1

Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Royce and I are trying to furnish our apartment slowly but surely. We managed to get 2 tables into our place this weekend and hung our stockings up for Christmas. So, this place is starting to look a little more homey. :)

I have some ideas for last minute gifts and some are products I have tried and love. <3

Buxom City Slickers. You guys may have seen me RAVE about the Buxom Glosses back in this post:http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/bigger-and-bolder-with-buxom-from-bare-essentials/  I LOVE these glosses and mini lipsticks. This pack of 4 glosses and 4 lipsticks is only $39 and can be found at sephora! It makes the best gift for a beauty lover!

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The colors are so amazing, and I love the creaminess of these glosses and lipsticks!

Arm Candy Bags by SAKroots. These bags are so cute and are made with beautiful printed artist designs. They are only $49! A great size bag and a great value. Go to http://www.thesak.com/store/productslist2.aspx?categoryid=305&siteid=sakroots

 

100 Percent Pure Deals. You all should know by now, I love this company. I love the products, the fragrances, and the concept behind the line . Go to www.100percentpure.com to read more about them and here is the latest deal being offered.

And finally, stop in at a LUSH store near you. They have pre-packaged/wrapped holiday  sets that make great gifts. http://www.lushusa.com/shop And for the girl who likes lip products try the BON BON lip scrub. A sugary sweet exfoliant for your lips that will make them soft and smooth!!

Happy Holidays!! Merry CHRISTmas..

xoxo. LOVELO

New Beginnings, New Home

Hey Everyone!! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and great weekend. I am exhausted from moving and that's why I have not written any beauty blogs for you guys. Thanks to some of our friends we moved about 90% of our things from 9 pm to 12 pm and then I stayed up till 3 am unpacking. Whew! It makes me tired thinking about all that again.

Anyway, I have a new place! This is the first time my husband and I have had an actual place to our own. I'm very very very excited about it! I've been putting things away all weekend. And, we have a Christmas tree up, with lights!! YAY for Christmas. :)

Maybe, I'll write a post soon and show you guys some pictures.

Anyway, this post is not only about my exhausting move weekend, I wanted to remind you guys I have a giveaway going on!!!! You could have your hands on the GONAILS nail growth formula by the end of this week. Just go to this link to find out how to enter. http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/go-nails-giveaway-a-nail-growth-treatment/

My giveaway ends tomorrow at noon so check , (fergie voice) CHECK it out! :)

ok byeee!

LOVELO

oh, and BEAR...he loves his new home already. He likes to hide in cabinets and cry till I come find him. I guess he's playing hide and seek with me.