I started to do a gift guide, but I realized there are so many great ones out there and I decided to just do a few big gift/activity posts of my favorite things instead. My first gift idea is something I got done and LOVED! My Eyebrows! More specifically, microblading.
Since having kids, I’ve noticed my eyebrows have started thinning. I didn’t think there was much to do about it so I’ve been filling them in with various pencils/gels. While I was happy with the way they look filled in I was so tired of having to do it everyday. So when I was heard about microblading I was super intrigued!
Microblading is a semi-permanent make-up technique that involves “implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin.” Each hair stroke is finely bladed onto the skin to create a realistic “hair-like” appearance.
After I research the procedure I started looking for local places to have it done. I found quite a few locations near me but eventually settled on the one I felt most comfortable with. I liked the before and after photos of their work but I also felt more comfortable knowing it was an actually medical spa. I went to Magnolia Med Spa in Cumming, Ga. If you are in Georgia I would highly recommend them!
They first cleaned the area and applied the numbing cream. Then we started with a consultation that took about 30 minutes, to decide what color and shape I preferred. Then the esthetician drew on the desired shape until we got exactly what we were looking for. This took a little longer for me because my eyebrows are actually really uneven. I didn’t realize it until we started measuring and drawing but one sit much higher on my face than the other. I was so impressed with the time she took to make my eyebrows even. I also had no idea what a difference even-looking eyebrows would make! HAHA!
I was really surprised that the actual blading did not hurt at all. I did start to feel it once the numbing cream started to wear off but even that wasn’t painful and once they reapplied the cream I couldn’t feel it at all again. The esthetician that did the work was amazing! She was clearly which a perfectionists (which is exactly what you want when you are doing something to your face!) and she repeatedly applied a few strokes, checked the placement, and even had me sit up a few times to check the work along the way. I really felt like she was perfecting my eyebrows specifically that fit me, not just going through the motions and “doing her job.” I felt completely comfortable with her! This may sound dramatic, but I feel like your eyebrows are such a big feature on your face and messing them up was not something I wanted to risk! Here’s an immediate before and after photo.
Wow what a difference, right?! A few weeks later I went in for a touch-up. This was the same process as before but took much less time. So if you’ve ever thought about getting your eyebrows done…DO IT! You will LOVE IT! But, make sure you go to a legit place! (not some lady off craigslist). Here’s link to the place I went Magnolia Med Spa. Ask for Emily and tell them Kira sent you!