Today I want to share my secret spot were I have done my eyebrows for almost 6 years! I have shared it several times on Instagram, but I have never stoped and wrote a post about it, but I think that now it is time to share my well-kept secret.
At the beginning (I have to admit) I did not share it that much because Mai-Thu; the proud owner & talented business women; was by herself as a one-women-show. Because of this, timings were reduced, it was hard to get a slot on her tight agenda and I prefered to keep it secret (sorry Mai-Thu…)
However, she has now trained several ladies that do the job perfectly and I have been to all of them and they all do an excellent job! Also, she expanded to Boulevard Helvetique on top of her first location at Corvanin (In front of Manor).
Since almost the beginning on her opening I have been her client, a friend saw the banner of the shop when it was opening and old me “don’t you want to try?” and the rest is history!
I have super stubborn eyebrows, that grow super long and all over the place, I need someone that has vision and can create a beautiful shape that looks natural and enhances the natural thickness of my eyebrows.
I was hooked since day one, they use the threading method meaning they use a thread to remove the hairs around the eyebrows and give shape to them.
They also have other threading services like upper lip, full face etc. You can check more on their website.
I personally purchase the subscription for the threading, like this every session is less expensive. The normal price for one session is 30 CHF.
doing my eyebrows and eyelash extensions
(I know I look like a psyco LOL)
Brows done, waiting for the lashes
(I know I look like a psyco too LOL)
CABIN at Cornavin Location
For the first time this Summer I wanted to try eyelash extensions; I wanted to have a mascara-free Summer without worrying about removing my make-up, make-up melting down etc. You can see my IGTV video here.
I knew in advance I had to go to Buicil, since I always go there for my brows it was the best place to start. They specialise in everything that is eye beauty, from brows to lashes.
I was welcomed by Ilham, she is the lash expert (she is also great for brows and has done mine for the last couple of years). She did my eyebrows before starting with the lashes.
Here I explain to you step by step the process of eyelash extensions:
Step 1- We talked about the look I wanted to achieve with the extensions, the fact that it was the first time. I wanted a natural look that would just open my eyes and that would make me feel “ready-to-go” in the morning. Mostly you share your expectations of the result you want to acquire.
Step 2- She applied an under eye patch that will block the lower lashes so they dont get stuck with the upper ones while she applies the lashes. This also gives you anti-aging benefits while doing your lashes (plus plus)
Step 3- She started applying the lashes. She works one-by-one and glues each individual lash on yours. It is important that an expert does it, because she explained that they have to put the extensions on the mature lashes if not they will not last or it could damage your own. This process last about 40-60 min depending on how many you want/ need.
Step 4- She brushes everything and removes the patches. The result is stunning! I dont feel anything (they are super light weight) and the look extremely natural, I can now wake up and leave, if you know what I mean 🙂
Does it hurt?
Can you feel them?
I dont feel them, however at the beginning you can see the reflection of them at the corner of the eye, you get used to it after a couple of days.
How do you take care of them?
Ilham gave me a little brush to brush them everyday before going to sleep and in the morning. Also if you wear make up they sell an eyelash shampoo to clean them every day.
How long do they last?
They last about 3 weeks that is the normal cycle of the lashes before falling down.
Does it damage your own lashes?
As previously said, if it is done correctly no. However, I would not recommend to go to a place because it is “cheaper”, it is your eyes, face and total look so I would not compromise a few francs for this. If it is not done correctly your lashes could fall and you would have holes in between.
How much does it cost?
It depends on how many you want. But at Buicil they have a discovery package that starts at 120 CHF so you can test and see if you like it. You can see all the prices here.
How do you remove them?
Most of them fall naturally after 2-3 weeks. However, if you want to remove them all in one go you can return to the institut and they can remove them.
Would you do it again?
Definitely! It is so practical to just wake up and gooooo
BEFORE and AFTER photos
Excuse the pores ;D
In conclusion, I loved it! It is super practical to have your lashes ready when you wake up. You look put together at all times and gives you a fresh natural look that mascara does not.
I really recommend it, if you are not sure the “Lash extensions Discovery (eyes corner)” is great because it is not expensive (120 CHF) and it is only a few lashes in the corners of the eye to make it pop.
Let me know if you have done it or thinking about doing it!
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Diana was born and raised in Mexico and considers Geneva her second home. She studied Hospitality at Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and loves to share everything regarding food, travel, hotels and special spots. She hold several collaborations including Kempinski Hotels, Dorchester Collection Hotels, Forbes Travel Guide, Caviar House & Prunier and many more.
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