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Everything you need to know before “saying yes” to microblading!

We love telling our beautiful brides about the new techniques out there.. and before you “say yes” to microblading and getting it done for your wedding day, here’s some details you need to know..


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What is Microblading?

It’s a form of semi-permanent tattooing that involves using tiny, fine-point needles (instead of a tattoo gun) that make up a small disposable blade and handle (a very weird looking tool, right?) that helps scratch and deposit the pigment under your skin evenly and simultaneously.Unlike the tatoo gun,  there’s many shapes and sizes of the microblading needles, which allows the artist to create your dreamed brow shape!

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(The holder might vary, this pic is just to give you an idea of the type of needles used for the process)

Is microblading for me?

Yes, definitely! Microblading is customizable and it’s for everyone, from girls with zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, or girls who just need a little help filling the arches. However, you do need to find a microblading artist who has enough experience and can create different styles, shapes and match your eyebrow color.

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Before and After (@sumanbrows)

How do I find the right artist for me?

Ask them to see their portfolio (it can be their FB or Instagram account), make sure they have pictures of various brow shapes and colors, that the color match, and of course… read the clients reviews.

Does it hurts? How long it takes to heal? 

Before you get to the Riviera Maya and if you are thinking about getting your brows done hera a couple of details you need to know. Microblading is a lengthy process, you need to let your brows peal, heal, geat the correct shade and then do a touch up. So if you are thinking about getting it done before the big day, allow at least  4 months before the big day  and allow the hole process to take place.

Well, to be honest it does hurts a little bit. After all, you had needles going through your skin to deposit ink pigments under your brow tissue. So it’s a little bit like a more sophisticated tattoo. So you will need to follow the after care instructions your artist indicates, a bit like a tatto…applying creams and letting your skin peal a little after it reveals the beautiful outcome. Although you will see the final outcome once the session is done, a couple of days later you will experience a bit of pealing off and a tiny bit of discomfort.  Here’s a great inforgaphic from SumanBrows London, on what to expect after you get your brows done.

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How long it takes & how long it lasts?

It takes about two hours, but what take the longest is the numbing cream they use before they go ahead with the microblading.  It lasts around one to three years, but a couple months after you get it done you will need to go for a touch up in order to finalize the pigmentation. After that, you might need a touch up after 12 months or more.

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Here´s a couple of brow-artists that will help you achieve your dreamed look! 

New York:  Brow Doctort NYC. 

eyebrow doctorCheck out their IG: @eyebrowdoctor

Los Angeles: MLAmicroblading

laCheck out their IG: @microbladingmla

We hope this blog was helpful and it helps you achieve your #browgoals !

 

 

 

The ultimate bachelorette party in the Riviera Maya, Mexico!

We know that planning the perfect bachelorette party weekend can be a challenge, getting the entire squad together and having a plan that pleases everyone can be almost impossible… except when you choose the Riviera Maya as your weekend destination! We know some of your besties would prefer to party, others would like to chill and enjoy the beach and some others would like to do some sports or go on new adventures. But guess what? The Riviera Maya has a little bit of everything, and here are some of our fav things to do with your friends:

For the adventurous, high energy and sporty girls!

There are tons of fun activities to do that will keep their adrenaline pumping!  You can  arrange a quick kite surfing lesson or if you already know how to kite you can rent a couple kites and visit some awesome kitting beaches like Isla Blanca.

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Or you can choose to arrange a SCUBA diving lesson for the girls who never been diving and join the girls that SCUBA!. Let’s show your girls the colorful reefs of the Riviera Maya!

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For the party girls…

Did someone say Champagne pool party?  Yeap, that’s right Coralina day light Club in Playa del Carmen it’s a gorgeous beach club which hosts Champagne parties every week at their pool! What else could you ask for? A couple of bottles of Moet, the beach, and your gals is the perfect combination for an unforgettable wknd.

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If the Champagne party is a bit to much.. maybe a Catamaran trip is your thing. This trip mixes the best of both worlds, it offers a snorkeling tour for everyone to enjoy and discover the reef and on the way back is party time, they offer lunch and unlimited booze. This is a good option to mix the party animals and adventurous crew. Catamaran tours are offer to Isla Mujeres, Puerto Aventuras or Playa del Carmen, so you can always find a good option near you hotel.

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ctPics and trip by: Rockstar Crawls

And for the girls who are more laid back….

There’s a ton of fabulous hotels, beach clubs and spas in the Riviera Maya. But if you want to relax take the gals to Tulum for a Temazcal day (Mayan traditional steam bath) and let herbal medicine, natural oils and steam clean and relax your mind, body and soul. It’s a one of a kind bonding experience, something you and your besties will remember forever.

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If trying traditional Mayan medicine is a bit to much, maybe some Yoga by the Sea will have the same relaxing effect without pushing you out of your comfort zone. There’re tons of fantastic yoga teachers in the area, book a private sesh for you and your girls and do some sun salutations at sun rise, it will recharge you with a ton of positive energy and good vibes!

 

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