I am so honored to have one of my dear client, Cate Alexis, on the blog today!
I first saw Cate in 2014 for a Microblading session and then saw her annually for touch-ups. We have laughed and cried (tears of joy, of course!) and created some gorgeous brows together. Cate has been one of my most loyal clients, making the drive all the way from the Detroit, Michigan area.
She’s nothing short of amazing, so be sure to check her out cute fashion feed on Instagram at @catealexis !
Let’s kick this off with the burning question everyone wants to know: “Does Microblading hurt!?”
So, I am a total baby when it comes to pain! Alana was so sweet to me and made me feel so comfortable. But to answer the question I would say that the numbing process is the most painful which would about a 4 out of 10. I totally got use to it and didn’t feel anything after that!
What was the hardest/weirdest part of the process for you?
Probably doing it when it wasn’t as popular as it is now. I got mine done in 2014 and my family and husband looked at me like I was crazy! I would say that after the process your eyebrows look like you sharpied them, but it wasn’t really weird just a little “bold” looking for a few days!
Did you experience anxiety before getting it done? What helped you relax?
Before my appointment I was super anxious, but Alana is the sweetest soul. She really calmed me down and her experience really made all of my worries go away!
What was the best part of the process?
The very best part is two weeks after when you see your new amazing brows and love them! It is the best feeling!!! That makes it totally worth it!
What made you consider getting Microblading done in the first place?
Over-plucking like anyone who grew up late 90’s early 2000’s! Some areas just never grew back. After getting microblading even in my sparse areas I noticed new hair growing there! WIN.
Would you recommend it to your friends?
I most definitely would!
Has Microblading enhanced your confidence or life in any particular way?
Alana made me love my brows again instead of being mad I had over plucked them my whole life!
What does your family think of them? Did anyone in your family freak out when you told them you were first going to get it done?
At first they thought I was crazy, but when they saw the results they totally understood!
How many times have you got them done?
2 full times and 2 touch ups.
Would you do it again?
Yes I am totally overdue for another microblading session!
Cate, thank you again for sharing your Microblading experience! You can catch more of Cate’s amazing wardrobe on Instagram at @catealexis!
Let’s talk about RAW POMEGRANATE OIL!
I was turned onto this stuff from Lagoon Essentials by @astralmedicine who posted on how much it helped her recover from a dermatitis flare.
I had been looking for a good oil that would be hydrating but not too oily for my skin & hair (I have only used this on my face— it’s precious!) this winter and had to try it out!
About my skin & hair: all oils are TOO MUCH oil. They always have been. Coconut, jojoba, you name it— too much.
However! This gem. It really is precious!! I use very light amounts on my face & hair daily. I’m pretty much obsessed.
+ A little goes a long way
+ Doesn’t make your skin too oily
+ Doesn’t cause breakouts (in facts it’s best known at preventing them!)
+ Awesome for softening hair & frizz
+ Hands down my fave skincare product next to @liviglibations Best Skin Ever (if you know me this says a LOT)
- Pricey $$ however to press just 1 lb of this oil takes 500 poms!
- The smell is deep, pungent, earthy— but not in a flattering way! This took some serious getting used to. But, it’s a lot like Goldenseal. Once you see it’s the real deal you GO ALL IN & begin to love it (maybe it’s just me)
- The dropper easily leaks small amounts of oil so if you’re not super careful whatever you set this on will get oily too.
You can find this as a Medical Medium recommended product on his website www.medicalmedium.com
If you try this, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been!