Microblading by Kristin Callaway BEAUTY + BROW and a Special Offer

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about microblading after I got my eyebrows done last month so I thought I would write a post sharing my experience. Let me start by saying that I’ve known Kristin for over 10 years. She did my make up — yes, she’s also an amazing make up artist — for my bridal portrait back in 2007 so I know how insanely talented she is.

Let’s start with the basics.

WHAT IS MICROBLADING
Microblading which is also known as eyebrow embroidery or feathering is semi-permanent cosmetic procedure where pigment is applied into the top basal layer of the epidermis. This procedure is done using a hand tool of bundled microneedles. The tool combined with the art make for incredible natural hair strokes that give the appearance of real hair. Typically a 6-12 week touch-up procedure is needed to ensure maximum retention and to correct any areas where the pigment may not have retained. Results generally last between 12-18 months, depending on the individual’s skin type, how well they adhere to aftercare procedures as well as environmental variables such as sun exposure.

MY EXPERIENCE
I was a teen during the late 1990’s — what did that mean for my eyebrows? Over plucking of course! My main issue was the tail of my eyebrows and the fullness of the bulb along with not having the ideal brow shape.

Our consultation started with us talking about my concerns and with Kristin mixing the perfect pigment shade to match my hair, skin color and natural eyebrows.

Then she took some measurements to created a frame for my new eyebrows. She customized them not only fit my face but to look natural. The question I get asked the most is did it hurt? Not nearly as much as I thought it would! But I have a tattoo and have gone through labor pains and recovered from 3 c-sections, so… But honestly, it felt like a more intense version of eyebrow plucking. It was uncomfortable at times but it was never really painful. The process generally takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the amount of work that needs to be done.


Only a few hours after microblading.

Kristin provides every customer with detailed after care instructions as well as a healing ointment (I’m wearing it above, only a few ours after my session). During your 6-12 week follow up, Kristin will touch up any areas if needed.

I can’t tell you enough how much I love my eyebrows now. They have reshaped my entire face and made my makeup routine much easier, one less thing to worry about! I couldn’t recommend this procedure enough. If can’t book an appointment with Kristin — you should, she’s the best — make sure you do some research! Ask for before and after pictures, talk to past customers, read reviews. I have seen a lot of horrible results, not all microblading specialists are trained the same and not all are talented.

After workout selfie — eyebrows always on point

Check out her Instagram page for lots of before and after pictures as well as videos of many satisfied customers.

ABOUT KRISTIN

Beauty has always been a big part of who I am. I remember as a little girl sneaking into my Granny’s vanity to get into her Cherry Red Cover Girl lipstick. I always loved the feeling of sass and pride that I felt rocking those red lips. Not just because I knew I was breaking the rules, but because it was an outward expression of how I felt on the inside.

As I got older, makeup and beauty became something all together different. It became a beautiful fusion of something I loved, art, and power. Not power in the traditional sense, but the power to totally change how someone felt about themselves. Throughout college, beauty became a beloved hobby. However through word of mouth and experience, it developed into a career. Eventually it led me to work for MAC Cosmetics. I received amazing training and experience with MAC and credit the majority of my makeup art skills to the company.

After leaving MAC cosmetics to pursue a freelance career I still felt a desire to further my skill and purpose in the art. With the help of dear friends, I was able to volunteer with the Lydia Project to help women recovering from cancer treatment to feel their best. This experience led me to research and learn more about the art of microblading, something I had a seen in the latest beauty trends. You see, most women that have to endure chemotherapy for cancer treatment do not regain their brows back; or if their brows do grow back, its very sparse. This perked my interest in pursuing microblading even more.

After researching many training facilities, I decided to train with Lavish Beauty + Brow in St. Mary, Florida. I began my career shortly after training and have been blessed with a booming business ever since. I look forward to helping more and more women and/or men feel their best through makeup and microblading art in the future. And also, look very much forward to an up and coming project working with women fighting cancer through this art!

SPECIAL OFFER
If you are local (Augusta, GA area) Kristin is offering an exclusive 15% off discount on your first procedure which includes consult, microblading and a 6-12 week touch up. Package must be purchased by 5.8.17. You can book your appointment through her Facebook and Instagram pages or text her at (706) 284-5519. Make sure you let her know you saw this special offer here.

Microblading makes a great Mother’s Day gift & gift cards are available! Kristin is available for microblading parties and if you are not local but in the Georgia/South Carolina area, she is also available for travel for parties within a limited area. Get in touch with her for more info and details.

Gift Guide: Mother’s Day

Looking for last minute Mother’s Day gifts?

I have the perfect round up for you! All gifts included in this year’s guide are available on Amazon and are eligible for Prime shipping (2 day free shipping). Shop for that special lady in your life (or for yourself! ) right on this post. Happy shopping!

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Check It Out: Minted’s Semi Annual Foil Event!

Minted’s Semi Annual Foil Event is here! Take advantage of this twice a year, and get 20% off Minted’s one of a kind, luxurious foil pressed products, including stationary, wall art, wedding invitations  and birth announcements. Also currently on sale, graduation cards and gifts.

Our 10th wedding anniversary is not until the end of June but I thought it would be the perfect time to order something to commemorate our love and the life we have created together. This
custom foil map print features a view of were we live (my address has been edited out for privacy), you can even see the church and preschool Jack attended, Dylan currently attends and Lucia will start going to next year . Creating one is super easy, simply provide the address, and Minted will automatically show you a map to preview, select the area you would like displayed, and they’ll create a custom art print for you.

Three foil colors are available – gold, silver and rose gold.

Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Minted who provided this print. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only recommend products and services I personally believe will be good for my readers.

Check It Out: An Entire Outfit for less than $100

Yep, you read that right! Dress, clutch AND shoes. I just shopped Shopbop‘s event of the season and my entire outfit was $98.46. Get 20% off all orders under $500 and 25% off all orders over $500. Simply enter code EVENT17 during check out. Some brand restrictions apply.

Wild Child Mini Dress Blossoms PouchChunky Heel Suede Sandals 

Sale ends on April 14 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. And don’t forget to check out Eastdane!. Their men’s sale ends on April 16 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

WISH LIST // APRIL — GIRLS WEEKEND EDITION

In a few weeks I’m heading out of town for a well deserved girls weekend to visit one of my dearest friends. This month’s WISH LIST is inspired by carefree days  + relaxing nights filled with laughter and fun.

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