Giveaway: Eyelash Extensions from Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique

Are you curious about lash extensions? I was, but I had a lot of questions about them. How long do they last? Will they look unnatural? Will they fit in to my active life? That’s why I went to Vanity Belle Beauty Boutique and asked them all my questions and then decided to go for it. Merielle from Vanity Belle did the honors. Visiting Vanity Belle in itself is a pampering experience. Tucked into a quaint and pedicured space in Costa Mesa, you feel like you’re stepping into one of your favorite Pinterest boards. Champagne is one of the main decor themes and the entire boutique is dripping with soothing grays and soft white. They offer an array of beauty services aside from lash extensions like blowouts, makeup, mini-facials, waxing and bridal services. Merielle offered me a strawberry-infused cold glass of water before our one and a half hour session began. She would proceed to adhere hundreds of tiny lashes to my own lashes. Using medical-grade adhesive it is a time-consuming process (when done right) and surprisingly relaxing! She told me many of the gals who come in for extensions (or fills) fall asleep during the process — thinking of it like a little respite from kids or their hectic life. Eyelash extensions should last for 2 - 3 weeks if taken care of properly — no oil-based products or mascara (which you don’t need anyway). After they were applied Marielle took time to go through with me all of the care instructions and even gave me a little brush to keep them tamed. I honestly was SHOCKED and the...

Girl’s Day: Pole Fitness

Aside from going to work, going to the gym, trying to find “the one”, and finding some “me time”, we can never forget to spend some time with our girls! GNO’s are usually the way to go, dressing to the 9’s and heading to a bar or club and getting sloppily hit on by men who are not, nor will they ever be, in your league. The following morning usually includes a hungover brunch #OOTD including sunglasses, a hat, and a mimosa or five. Although these are great memories for bonding with your babes, there are other activities that don’t require you to give out a fake name and fake number - I know, right? From high tea to mani/pedis to yoga with the girls, we live in a world where the activities are endless. If you want to feel sexy and free while also getting an excellent workout with the girls, why not try pole fitness? Yes, we’ve evolved to the point where pole dancing doesn’t have a negative stigma on it - LADIES, IT’S SAFE TO GET ON A POLE (unless you lack in upper body strength, then it might not be the safest to go all out on your first try, but you get what we mean). Smoke & Mirrors Pole Fitness Located in Santa Ana, Smoke & Mirrors Pole Fitness welcomes everyone of all ages, sizes, and shapes! Developed by the talented duo Stacey Craven Gamble and Christina Jondie along with their crew of diverse instructors, Smoke & Mirrors provides an outlet to dance, move, perform, compete, or just let your hair down and feel...

Girls Day: Tea Lounge

There are literally thousands of things to do in OC, if you are looking for something to do for your Girls’ Day out. You could go out for drinks, a movie or maybe even a stroll through downtown. This week we decided to talk about different tea shops you and your friends can hang out in. So here are 3 of our favorite tea shops located in OC. Tranquil Tea Lounge Tranquil Tea Lounge is a modern tea lounge that also serves as a restaurant, event venue and retail store located in Downtown Fullerton.They have a menu of over 95 different specialty and organic loose leaf teas. If you want to catch breakfast then make sure you get there before 11:00 A.M.; lunch on the other hand (sandwiches, salads and desserts) is served all day. The Tea Lounge is also equipped with a private event room which features a TV and DVD player. People often times use this room for bridal showers, business meetings and baby showers. The event room has a capacity of twelve while the entire lounge which is also available for private parties has a capacity of forty-five people. Phone: 714.869.3577 Address: 106 W. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832 Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am-9:00 P.M. Sundays: 11:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. Email: info@tranquiltealounge.com Website: www.tranquiltealounge.com Paris In a Cup Tea Salon and Cafe This French themed tea salon is located in the Historic Old Towne Orange and was created for people who need a “get-away” from their everyday lives. Inspired by old Paris themed movies, the owner, Cheryl Turner, has managed to bring Paris into the Heart of...