September 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are among the hottest new beauty enhancement treatments available today. After years of being one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets,the trend is now gaining popularity with the mainstream public. Not only lash extensions give eyes a youthful, sensual, and alluring look, but they are also very low maintenance. While they’re on, the wearer can swim, shower, sleep, and do just about anything they’d normally do.
How does it work?
Each eyelash extension bonds individually to your natural eyelash using a medical-grade adhesive and will remain intact until your natural eyelash falls out. Thus, when the donor eyelash falls out, the extension falls out too. The typical lash shedding and growth cycle occurs every 60 to 90 days. When on the shedding part of the cycle, we tend to lose four to eight lashes per day for approximately two weeks; then once the shedding cycle is complete, we continue to lose one to four eyelashes per day. With proper care and maintenance, as well as monthly refill appointments, you can expect your extensions to last between 60 and 90 days.
What is the upkeep?
Elluminize’s goal is to make eyelash extensions very low maintenance. We believe that if you are dedicating at least two hours of your time to your initial session, upkeep should be minimal. Whereas most eyelash extension artists require their clients to go in for a refill appointment every two to three weeks, Elluminize recommends that clients go in for refills only once per month.
For best results, cleanse your lashes at their baseline every two to three days with an oil-free makeup remover and schedule monthly hour-long maintenance sessions with an Elluminize eyelash extension artist.
How much does a set of Elluminize eye lash extensions cost?
Depending on preferred material and the number of eyelash extensions per eye, a set of Elluminize lash extensions range from $99 to $500 dollars per application. The application process usually takes between one and three hours to apply, with an average of two hours per initial application session.
While eyelash extension services have been around since 2005, Ize Calina, the owner and mastermind behind Elluminze has been a practicing eyelash extension artist since 2007. With two certificates: one as an eyelash extension artist, and the other for advanced training in eyelash extensions. Elluminize goal is to find the best products that can tolerate Austin, Texas heat and humidity with the utmost long lasting results.
Article Written by Rachel Brownlow
© 2011 Ize Calina Inc
September 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
It all started when DONbg took Photography 101 at Santa Monica College, Calif., his first– and only– photography class. After that, he was hooked.
Since then, DONbg has relied on self-teaching and God-given talent. “I prayed that God would show me and teach me in my dreams, and he has,” said DONbg. “Maybe that’s why my images have a mysterious, dreamy feel to them.”
After experimenting with different styles, DONbg found that two genres of photography most peaked his interest: fashion and nude. “I am really intrigued by the language of the human limbs. … It’s exciting to express so much in one pose and have it be captured at the right moment with a complementing concept.”
While some photographers find it difficult to put their models at ease, it has never been a problem for DONbg, who finds that calm professionalism allows him to connect better to his subjects, letting art and emotion shine through. Appropriately, his company tagline is “worry free Be the Art you Crave, DONbg.”
“I am truly grateful for this talent and this opportunity to change people’s lives. … I’ve enjoyed it, and I hope to share art therapy with many more people as my career continues,” said DONbg.
What was your first fashion assignment?
My first fashion assignment was a shoot that a model booked with me through modelmayhem.com.
How did you land that job?
She was impressed with my artistic stuff and asked me to take a shot at a fashion piece.
How did you go about selling your first photograph?
I believe the photography sold itself. I just showed it.
What inspires you when you’re on the job?
I am inspired by honest people who are vulnerable in front of me.
What is your process for bringing out the best in people?
I try to make the model as comfortable as possible. Comfort is key to the door of the models’ potential.
What would you say is more important: knowledge or equipment?
I believe that the best equipment will never beat the best eye. Train your eyes to see, and you can use a camera phone to amaze people.
What is your favorite light source, and why do you choose it?
I love natural light. I get to interact with the unpredictable sun… It’s fun and exciting and always has unexpected outcomes thrown in there.
If you could work alongside any one photographer, who would it be?
My niece. I am training her, so I think she would be my pick.
Article written by Rachel Brownlow
© 2011 Ize Calina Inc