There comes a time in every girl’s life when the facts have to be faced: No amount of mascara or prayer is going to deliver the kind of lashes you’re wishing for.  It’s at that moment that you will turn to the women in your life who have long conquered their lash concerns for assistance. That’s exactly what I did.

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No make-up mornings but the eyelashes are working full-time.

Make-up without the hassle

I’m not a makeup loving person on the best of days. And I’d be lying if I suggested that there wasn’t more than one occasion that I found myself in public without so much as a lip gloss. “Just woke up and now I’m here”  is my favourite look because it requires the least amount of maintenance.

But there are other days. When I need to put a more television-ready face forward. And on those days the struggle is real.

I’m lucky to have had some of the best in the business apply my makeup backstage at TV shows like CHCH Morning Live and The Social (where they’ve also taught me a trick or two), but what’s a girl to do when she’s flying halfway around the world to swim with dolphins and expected to emerge from the water camera ready?

She takes a lash specialist up on her offer to give lash extensions a try. And I’m so glad I did. I went in to Coco Beauty Bar with nubby lashes and came out transformed. Co-owner and manager Vesna Rosales tells me that lash extensions are their most popular treatment. It shows.

The Coco Beauty Bar Experience

The entire process was painless and professionally done.  Lilo, my lash specialist, was a pro who took me through each step of the selection and cleaning process with such detail that I left confident that I could make them work.

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photos courtesy of Coco Beauty Bar

The lashes themselves? Gorgeous. I opted for the “mixed lashes” in a  comfortable thickness and length. Each lash is applied individually so the finished product looks and feels natural. The bonus: No need to apply top lid eyeliner or mascara.

And they held up! You’ll be able to judge for yourself in the weeks to come when some new videos hit the internet airwaves.

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I woke up this way. Literally!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a low maintenance way to up your natural makeup game, I’d suggest you reach out to the gems who transformed mine. Public-facing mornings have never felt so good.