eyelash extentions

For my salon's and my own birthday I asked a suite-mate to apply eyelash extensions for me. I'm not one to wear make up all that often and I thought this service would help obtain a finished look without mascara... it sure did the trick! Not only did I forgo to eye make up most days but I was getting compliments on my eyes and even glasses everyday.

Here's the skinny; Kari at Bowdatious Salon (located inside Luxe Salon Suites) offers a full set of lashed for $100. You should not get them wet for a period of time, I think it was 12 hours, and stay away from steam at first. These lashes are glued to your individual lashes and fall out when your natural lashes release in their last cycle "life". If you want to maintain this look you can get a fill (refill those that had fallen out) every 2 weeks for $25 or every four weeks for $50.  Besides being a great price Kari is the sweetest girl you will meet! She works Mondays, Wednesdays, some Fridays and Saturdays. Call or email to book your appointment: (608) 212-2534 kari.hillebrand@gmail.com

My before and after:


Melissa {wedding | Madison, wi}

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What a beautiful Friday for a wedding! Melissa and her attendants were preparing for the big day at Melissa and her fiancé's new home in Fitchburg. I was house envious immediately, it was the perfect home for a family. For Melissa's attire she had some great shoes, which she purchased long before the dress. And the dress is fromBrandi's Bridal in New Glarus, Wi. Both matched perfectly. For her hair she was dreaming of a long side pony, so with some matching clip-in extensions we got her there, and it turned out perfect!

Melissa's sister, Amanda had a special gift for her wedding day... PEZ Bride and Groom, how perfect!

Loved this boho braided style on her attendant Angie.

The MOH Diane went with smoother more defined curls then her natural curl, looking lovely!

Make up done by the most amazing Jennyface


Natasha {wedding | Madison, wi}

When I first met Natasha she came in to the salon with her sisters. She has 4 sister and all of them are nice as pie. Natasha loves vintage and therefore her wedding was designed very rustic and vintage with little modern twists. She knew she wanted her hair up and twisted back with a messier look at the nape. Coming from South Dakota she had her trail the week of her wedding, and it went great! Her and her man were actually married five years ago, in order for her to travel around with him in the military. They did a courthouse wedding and not much of a celebration back then. At 25 they decided to have the big shindig. The wedding and reception was at John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park and they were going to have a pig roast. This park pavilion opened this spring and looks beautiful. The bride wanted a more casual but decorated celebration.

Last minute we decided to keep twisting the hair from the sides and intertwine them, it turned out beautiful! Even brought tears to her eyes, she was so excited it turned out better then she pictured in her head. 

Above is Natasha with two of her sisters and her maid of honor

Below is Natasha and her Mom