Spring Self-Care: 5 Essential Local Products

After a LONG winter, it’s finally SPRING! We’re sharing a few of our must-have local self-care products including skincare, fashion, candles, and even a couple sweet treats for you (and your pup)!

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1. “In Bloom” Candle

Moderncity + Main’s Spring Collection is out and it’s absolutely scrumptious!

Fragrances include: Georgia Peach (peach, lily, musk); Magnolia Blossom (magnolia, apple, sandalwood); Tomato Leaf (basil, tomato, sage); Lightning Bugs (bergamot, bamboo, violet); In Bloom (honeysuckle, jasmine); Coconut Lime (bergamot, lime, coconut); Sand + Surf (jasmine, orange, cedar); and Linens on the Line (bergamot, rose, sandalwood).

We’re gravitating toward In Bloom, whose fragrance contains notes of honeysuckle and warm jasmine.

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2. A Chic Romper

We love a good romper, and local boutique Nicole J has several to choose from! The Madison (pictured here) is the perfect in between season option for fluctuating spring temps with its skirt overlay.

Oh, and want the whole look? She sells shoes and accessories, too!

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3. Spring Sweet Treats

Local gem Half Baked Patisserie, recently celebrated their 7th anniversary since opening their doors! (Congrats!!!)

Their daily menu includes a wide range of freshly baked gourmet cupcakes and cake pops. New flavors on their Spring Menu include Lemon Poppyseed, Strawberry Pretzel Salad, Berry Cheesecake, and Cherry Cobbler. Yum!!!

And that’s not all… they also make doughnuts for dogs!!! Pups deserve self-care, too, so grab your pooch a sweet spring treat, too! And follow Half-Baked over on Facebook and Instagram for all their latest treats.

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4. An Airbrush Spray Tan

Springtime equals exposed arms and legs. And for some of us, that means revealing ghostly, pale skin that would rival Casper’s! Yikes!

Fortunately, there’s a safe way to get a bronze glow: an airbrush spray tan from Walkin On Sunshine. Choose from a variety of packages.

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5. Sorella Apothecary SPF 30

Now that you have glowy skin, keep that skin healthy by applying SPF 30. We love Sorella Apothecary’s Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30, or Quench & Protect Hydrating SPF 30.

Available at both La Belle Studio locations.

Ready for Brow Goals?

Give us a call at 302-656-0555 or 302-378-8880 to schedule your microblading consultation.

Brow Wows: Before and Afters

We love our clients’ expressions when they see their new brows for the first time. Here are a few of our favorite before and afters plus videos!

Microblading

Microblading is a manual form of eyebrow tattooing using a handheld tool to create hairlike strokes. A small amount of pigment is placed on the edge of a grouping of needles and implanted into the skin. It typically fades within a year or two; resulting in the need for more regular touch ups to keep the strokes looking fresh. Microblading is great for replacing hairs or reinforcing the shape of a brow. 

Here’s a video of microblading in action. (For more great microblading, lashes, and facial videos, follow us on Instagram!)

Related Post: Microblading 101

The Process - Before, During, and After

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On the right is an image of a client brow transformation. The top: natural brows; middle: after the first session; and the bottom: after the second session.

Microblading is a minimum 2 step process. Your First Session will build shape and symmetry. The Second Session (about 6 to 8 weeks later) will perfect the brows and add density. Remember, perfection takes time! 

Look how amazing this client’s brows look!

Powder Brows (Shading)

Shading is a manual method of eyebrow tattooing used in conjunction with microblading to create a fuller look.

Shading is used in between Microblading strokes to create density. It heals to a nice powdery finish. Shading is great for those who don't have a lot of hair and want to create the effect of better shaped, fuller brows. It's great for those who like to fill their brows in with powder or pencil, because it gives the appearance of a powdery makeup finish. Here’s a video of powder brows in action.

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The Process - Before, During, and After

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Like microblading, powder brows are a minimum two step process. Here is a picture of the client’s brows being transformed. The top: natural brows; middle: after the first session; and the bottom: after the second session.

How amazing does this client’s after pics look?

Brow Wows: A Few of Our Favorites

Here are a few more of our favorite transformations. (Click the arrow to see them all!)

Considering Microblading?

For more comprehensive information on microblading check out these posts:

Ready for stunning, full brows? Give us a call at 302-656-0555 or 302-378-8880 to book your consultation.