LA VIDA Deluxe Creative Brows Embroidery Service
Time is precious.
People always look shocked when I tell them that my alarm is set for 5.45am on most days, and I leave home by 6.15am. The worst part is I regularly sleep at 2 or 3am, and my fatalistic dark eye circles means I never leave home without makeup on... except when I go to the gym.
It also means I battle with drawing my brows on a daily basis (no easy feat in a very limited amount of time), and regularly smudge it when I swipe at my face with tissue during the course of the day.
I regularly walk past the LA VIDA outlet at AMK Hub. It's hard to miss, they're directly on the right of the entrance, and business always looks bustling. So I thought I'd save myself the suffering every morning and give eyebrow embroidery a try. On hindsight, best decision ever.
Numbing Cream + Consultation Process
Shaping the brows
I always had the problem of balancing my brows, and I never knew why. I simply attributed it to my lack of talent and time. I'm sure you understand :) Some days are good makeup days, some days are bad.
Selina explained that it was because my brow bone was slightly uneven. The worst part is I'm expressive, so I end up exclaiming and frowning a lot. I tried that out every single time, and even when I thought the brows drawn were nice enough, Selina's pride in her work basically kept her at fine-tuning the design until she felt it was perfect. Her focus and pursuit of excellence made me feel assured and well taken care of.
The slideshow shows the eight different times we stopped and assessed the brow design.
Voila! The actual embroidery only took about 30 minutes.
A micro-blade is used to make small incisions along the brow line to mimic existing eyebrow hairs. They carefully “outline” the confirmed brow designs you want, and then carefully fill in your brows with individual strokes to create a natural look. The colours used are industry-leading natural pigments, so you won’t have to worry that your eyebrows will turn green like the old-school eyebrow embroideries.
It feels like a blade scraping your skin. I was actually pretty touched when Selina said that the skin over my brows are quite thin, and that she took that into account when gauging the depth of the incisions. She wasn’t just doing her job but was doing what she could to ensure that I was comfortable throughout the entire experience, and I’ll still end up with pretty brows!
Pain level was around one or two on a scale of ten? If you’re afraid of pain you could also ask to have the numbing cream applied more liberally and left on for a longer period of time.
Selina gently applied a thin layer of the gel ointment on my brows that helped with skin healing, but its barely visible. Also, after the session, my brows were just slightly red and it subsided after around 30 minutes. From there I rushed off to a project group meeting where my mates didn’t even realise I came from an eyebrow embroidery session :D No downtime at all.
I was provided a tube of the gel ointment, as well as a care instructions sheet such as not going swimming, prevent overexposure to sunlight, basically how to keep good care of your brows. It also has some information about eyebrow embroidery that you can read up on.
By Day 7, the peeling was completely gone, and the shade was lighter and very natural looking.
The embroidery can last for 18 – 24 months so it’s goodbye to fretting over drawing eyebrows and hello to longer beauty sleep!
Don't let yourself miss this promotion!
The current promotion that LA VIDA has for the Deluxe Creative Brows embroidery service is at an attractive price of $398 plus a complimentary touch up session (U.P$1369.60), to all first time customers. That's almost a thousand dollars off, and an extremely good offer.
Also, make an appointment (by SMS/WhatsApp at 87976271) and quote "Mori398".
On top of enjoying the special promotion, you will receive a COMPLIMENTARY facial treatment (U.P. $204). You won't be sorry ;)