Self Care Tip of the Week: Lashes Edition

September 20, 2016 • Self Care • Views: 1373

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with skincare services. Facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, you name it. Ever since I struggled with acne FOR FOREVER from adolescence all the way through my late 20s, good self esteem has been hard to find, and I’ve tried everything. I was so grateful to find Dana Benson, who opened her salon The Esthetic Loft (Homewood, AL) in July 2014, and has more than 15 years of esthetics experience, working with top dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

Dana Benson is a licensed esthetician who owns The Esthetic Loft in Homewood, AL.

Dana Benson is a licensed esthetician who owns The Esthetic Loft in Homewood, AL.

I know this blog is about loving yourself as you are, but I also believe that if lashes or a facial or any other treatment makes you feel amazing, THEN GO FOR IT.

Today, I treated myself with Loft Mink Lash Extensions!

I hate mascara and I am low maintenance, but I also hate the weighted/glue feeling that fake lashes give me.

The whole process took about 2 hours, but your eyes are closed the whole time so it’s not stressful or painful. Dana took good care to place the lashes delicately. She is such a perfectionist! Here is the before and after:






I had no lashes before, and I’ve always been very self conscious about my blonde lashes. They’re there, you just can’t see them! These lash extensions are natural looking and last for 3 weeks. I’m so happy with the results, and happy I took the time for myself. Dana understands how to make women feel their best.

I know this is a departure from my usual eating disorder recovery posts, but after suffering from bad skin and bad self esteem for so long, I’m really happy I met Dana. I hope you’ll book with her if you’re in the Birmingham area! She is so positive and conversational, and I’ve found her salon to be an extremely uplifting place to TREAT YOSELF.


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