Lash growth and my mascara recommendations

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Hey everyone, it's Sonia! Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge lash person. I have naturally very small, fine lashes so from as long as I can remember I have been trying out mascaras so you can say I have tried every mascara out there...if not every, then most!

So last year I started using Rapid Lash, it's a lash growth serum. I only got it to try and I started using it every night before bed on my top and bottom lashes. I saw a difference after the third month! I'm a falsies person so I will wear falsies all the time, I wear natural looking ones with a thin band so they don't feel like I have any lashes on.

I always curl my lashes before applying mascara and i use the Kevyn Aucion lash curler - the best one out there! it keeps my lashes curled all day. Once I started to apply mascara I noticed the change in my lashes instantly! I have been on the hunt for the best mascaras out there for short fine lashes and here are my faves...

1. My all time favourite is MAC zoom fast black lash - This mascara lengthens and thickens without making them clumpy. LOVE this for my bottom lashes, it separates my lashes and it's super black! my number one mascara that I always restock on.

2.  L'oreal Miss Manga Lash Lengthening Mascara - gets to every lash and i love the way the wand goes through my top lashes. I love the creamy formula of it and it gives my lashes that spikey effect that I love. You can keep building with this product and it's inexpensive.

3. Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara - it does what it says on the tube! makes my lashes look like falsies. I use the black one and it comes in a brown too. I like the jumbo wand on this mascara, the bristles on the wand coat the lashes fully with only two coats. 

4. Benefit They're Real - everyone's fave! love everything about this mascara, the wand, the colour, the formula, the fact i can apply as many coats as possible and it wont make my lashes look like insect legs. This one is the one I travel with because I have the mini one for travel, super cute and never fails to make my lashes look full and super black.

These are my own opinions on the mascara's that I have used, just a quick review. 

Sonia xx

Dubai Workshop

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Hi guys, 
just a post to tell you guys about my first Dubai workshop, how it went, what I taught and the whole experience in general. 

I had decided to do a two day workshop in Dubai for a while but had been super busy in London, When I finally decided to set a date I wanted it to be perfect. I wanted limited seats, when I say limited I mean I wanted no more than 20 because that's how I know huge beauty brands would take part. We had Giorgio Armani beauty as the official sponsor and our workshop was THE FIRST they had ever sponsored! I was so grateful, I had the whole Giorgio Armani makeup collection in my hotel room and I was actually in make-up heaven. 

I think it was the ultimate makeup class sponsor especially for my first one in Dubai. We had Lilly Ghalici *glam queen* as the special guest and I got to do her makeup during her stay which was so much fun for me, I decided to give my own twist to it when applying her makeup and I think a lot of you noticed ;) 
During the two day workshop I did a total of three looks, I broke the looks down with detail teaching everything from skin perfecting to perfect blush application not leaving a single thing out. The attendees personally told me that this was their first detailed workshop where the artist told everything. Which is true, there are no secrets in beauty - my opinion. Covering eye bags was explained properly where I give examples on how I learnt and studying colour wheel. I discussed formula's of products, explained my way of perfecting middle eastern skin, did comparisons with products and answered every question in detail. 

The feedback I got after the two days was phenomenal! It was an 8 or 10 out of 10 from everyone including Lilly herself. 

As a makeup artist I love to share what I know, I know it will benefit every one and holding anything back would be unfair as I know a lot of you want to perfect your own makeup on yourself. Things such as types of lash glue and lash techniques are not what everyone will teach, I do like to say I am the trendsetter for some things, especially my way of teaching a class. 

I advise anyone with a passion for makeup to study it, read the books, study colour theory, take time. This is just as much as an experience for me as it was for the people that attended. I'd like to thank everyone involved, Sofia from Magic Glam Lashes for providing lashes for students, Sarah Artistry for personally flying out to Dubai to gift my sister and I as well as students with her amazing prodicts and contour kit, Fruitilicious AE for gifting us with fruit baskets, Style Arabia for coming and sitting through my demos, Giorgio Armani for the amazing gift bags and last but not least Mariam :)

Here are some images from the class

Hope to see some of you girls at my London masterclass! I have some AMAZING sponsors for that!

Fyza xoxo
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