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Friday, October 12, 2012

Review Revisited: OMG Beauty in Bow Wharf - Eyelash Extensions in London

Some of you may remember the horrendous trip I had to the OMG Beauty Salon in Bow Wharf a few months back. You can find the original post here, along with lots of pictures, but to cut a long story short the ‘treatment’ I had done was awful. My ‘individual eyelash extensions’ were a complete botch job – needless to say I wasn’t happy, so gave them a very unfavourable review.

Fast forward to October, OMG Beauty has changed to OMG Beauty & Hair, revamped the salon and most importantly has a new beauty therapist. Hanna Putjato has trained extensively in eyelash extensions and is qualified to do them.

I’ve actually been trying to grow my natural lashes so when Hanna contacted me and asked if I’d be willing to come back and try the treatment again, I was reluctant. However, I realise that I’ve got a horribly negative review on my blog (which is #1 in Google when you search for OMG Beauty reviews), and I thought it’d be unfair if I didn’t give them another chance – or Hanna at least.

So last week I pottered back along to the salon I swore I’d never go back to. Gone was the dingy little area I had the awful treatment in, instead Hanna showed me into a lovely room with a treatment bed and a huge array of Individual Diamond Lashes*.

She talked me through the treatment, tucked me up on the treatment bed (literally! Haha), thoroughly cleaned my lashes, and got started. She explained what lashes would be best for me since some of my lashes were very curly, and others were quite straight.

Hanna was very lovely and I felt so comfortable that I fell asleep, I hope I didn’t snore! The treatment took about 2hours from start to finish, but I barely noticed because I was so busy chatting away – and sleeping.

I’ve used my April eyelash pictures for reference, just because they haven’t really changed much over the lash couple of months. Sad, but true.



I’m awful at taking pictures of my eyes, but you can see how full and long my lashes are – exactly how I wanted them to look in April (!!!!). I’m really pleased with them though, because they’re not just thick and long but they’re carbon black so I look like I’m always wearing mascara.

Would I go back to OMG Beauty & Hair? I’ve already made an appointment to see Hanna again next week for a wax. But I do have to say that she is the only reason I’d visit the salon again; she’s honestly amazing at what she does.

A full set of eyelash extensions (done by Hanna, obviously) costs £65. In-fills are recommended every 2-5 weeks (depending on how well you take care of them), and cost £35.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Wishtrend.com Lust List

First of all I’d like to say – Yay I’ve finally reached 100 posts! 

The lovely people at Wishtrend.com sent me some items to review and also gave me a discount code to pass on to my readers. 

Now obviously I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks trying the items I was sent but here are my top Wishtrend picks. 

 Wishtrend.com is like an Asian beauty product haven. I literally want everything.

 Definitely check out the amazing website and watch out for my upcoming reviews!

If you use the code FS12TZ84 you’ll get a 10% discount across the whole website. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beauty Wish List

Cash has been a bit tight of late, but I’ve got a lovely cheque coming through next month so I’m planning on go on a slight spending binge.

Beauty Wish List

 I keep seeing this pop up on Wowcher and the reviews look great. I’m not sure if I’ll get this exact one but I definitely want something similar for my stubby lashes.

As a lip balm fiend I need this in my life. I’ve read a lot of reviews on this and have got to get my mitts on one.

I love bareMinerals, it’s the only foundation I trust for full coverage that doesn’t break me out. This veil is supposed to set the foundation and give an airbrushed finish. Yes please!

I’ve put the US price of this because they’re much cheaper there and I’m asking for one in my US swap (I’ll be posting about this soon!). They look great and Grape looks like it’ll give a subtle flush of colour.

 I’m really annoyed at myself for buying this because I love it. If you’re looking for something to reduce the look of stretch marks then I can’t recommend this more. I hauled it here and I’ll do a full review soon.

 I got a 1ml sample of this in the Harrods Glossybox and loved it. It smells amazing! A tad on the pricey side, but I’ve got to have it.

 I warned you I was a balm addict. Seven months ago I wouldn’t have dreamt of spending so much on a lip balm but hey, addictions only get worse right?

 My skin is addicted to this. It absorbs really quickly and makes my face feel amazing.

 I got a sample of this in Liberty a few weeks ago and it reminds me a lot of the Monu Radiant Peel I reviewed here. Going to get it from ASOS so I can take advantage of my student discount – unless they will be any REN offer floating around.

I did a project on this at uni and Harpers Bazaar press office sent us a bottle and it smelt so good. I can’t wait for this baby to join my fragrance collection!

 I reviewed a set of Di Palomo hand creams here and the orange blossom is now my favourite. If the perfume is anything like the hand cream then I know it’ll smell delicious.

I don’t even want to work out how much all of this is going to cost, but it has to be done!

What’s on your Lust List?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Review: OMG Beauty in Bow Wharf - Mink Lashes & HD Brows

Long post!

It took me a long time to realise that you really do get what you pay for. If something seems too good to be true then it probably is. However, this usually isn’t the case when it comes to Groupon. Always on the look out for a bargain, I’ve purchased many a Groupon and I’ve always been pleased. So when a deal came up for HD Brows and Mink Lashes for just £16 (a whopping 81% off!) I was sold.

After a bit of googling I realised that the deal was also available on KGB Deals and Wowcher as well, so I shouldn’t have been so surprised when I called for an appointment and was given a date more than three weeks later! I tried to wait patiently and grow my eyebrows out but I caved and got them threaded – blogged here – and I’m SO glad I did.

When I arrived at Bow Wharf and found the salon I was immediately surprised at how tiny it was. And when I say tiny I mean teeny tiny. My bedroom is probably bigger than the whole salon which is saying something, as my room is by no means big!

Anyway, after a little wait for my appointment I was led into the appointment… area? The even tinier space consisted of a treatment bed and a trolley with a packet of lashes on top – erm, individual mink lashes appointment, who invited the packet lashes?! I’d watched a couple of mink lash videos on youtube, so I was prepared to be in the claustrophobic treatment … area … for the next 90minutes at least. However, in less than 15 minutes I was ‘done’.

The girl had explained (read: lied) that the individual mink lashes didn’t give a very ‘full’ look, so if I wanted I could have a few clusters put in just to fill them out. I’m not a fan of clusters but agreed, as I didn’t want them to look too scarce. I was told not to get them wet at all – because that’s possible! – or use anything oily on my face, which again seemed impossible as my face is like an oil slick!

Next were my eyebrows, she waxed off the bits of growth on my brow bone and my emerging mono-brow with the world’s hottest wax. Honestly, she could have poured boiling water over my whole face and it would have burnt less. I’ve never had any waxing done on my face though, and didn’t want to look like a Moany Mindy – but I obviously am! – so didn’t exclaim, and luckily it was over very quickly.

After the burning wax she applied the tint. Very dark eyebrows look too heavy set on me and so I opted for a dark brown instead of black. She applied it and then asked me where I was heading next. I thought it was a little strange, I mean we’d covered the usual salon small talk – where I live, boyfriend, job, going on holiday this summer? – so I wasn’t sure how to answer. I soon realised that she wasn’t making small talk, she was asking because I was finished and was expected to remove the tint myself. WHAT? How does that make sense? People don’t go to the hairdressers, get the hair dye applied and just go home! My mum had her lashes and eyebrows tinted once when I was really young and she didn’t remove the tints herself. However, I was a tinting virgin and wasn’t sure whether that was normal now so I didn’t object to a bit of forced DIY.

After a multitude of questions from me and some very unclear answers from her, I still wasn’t sure when I should be removing the tint. The girl didn’t even look 20 and seemed so blasé about the whole thing that I felt like I was in very inexperienced hands.

I was told not to wipe it off for 20minutes, which was later changed to ‘no more than 45 minutes’. Worried I’d look like a circus act I wiped it off 10 minutes after I left the salon.

Looking in the car mirror I was immediately aware of how stupid the lashes looked. She’d used about 10 individual lashes on each eye and then tried to fill them out with clusters, they looked awful. Some were really long, others were short and stuck together, then there were the awful few that were piled on top of each other. It looked at if the person applying them had done it with their eyes closed! However, my eyebrows did look thicker and definitely more defined – this was short lived though, as it turned out the tint had transferred onto my skin so when I washed my face the ‘thick’ look disappeared and my old brows were back.

In a desperate attempt to fix the lashes I decided to trim down the really long ones thinking that it would make them look slightly better. Wrong. Even though I’d hardly moved them, some of the glue had loosened and I now had hard gunk around my eyes that looked like sleep! That, coupled with my Liz Earle rash? Attractive.

When I woke up the next morning my eyes were really hurting. Bits of glue were falling into my eyes and scratching them as I blinked, so I had no choice but to remove them. I rubbed an oil-based cleanser over my face and around my eyes, which helped loosen the lashes so I could pull them out.

Enough talking, here’s what they looked like.

Just so you know, this was during the time of my Liz Earle rash so please excuse the rash on my face!



omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review


omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

So would I go back? HECK NO! Not even if they paid me! I wasn’t the only one who didn’t think much of the treatments at OMG Beauty, here are a few screen grabs of what others are saying on QYPE.co.uk

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

omg beauty salon bow wharf mink lashes HD brows reviews review

If you’re wondering what proper mink lashes should look like then here it is:

All in all, I’ve learnt my lesson and will not be returning.

However, if you fancy your chances at OMG Beauty then they’ve got another Groupon running. Or you can check out their website here.

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