That night when I went to sleep I had clean sheets and pillow covers. I made sure my brows were nicely saturated (but not too much) of Aquaphor and covered my pillow with a towel for insurance. I am a terrible sleeper so having to try not to sleep on my stomach all night which is my preference was a struggle but I got through it. This picture is immediately when I woke up
They are DARK. I’m okay with this color but some may seem to freak out when noticing how dark their brows look at this stage. Doesn’t even look like I did ombré either does it? Just you wait.
They were a little sore still at day 2. I applied aquaphor only as needed, I didn’t want them to completely dry. I even went to work and did 2 eyeliners, my clients loved my brows!!
At day 3 I noticed that my bulbs (beginning of my brows) are lightening up. Now I can start to see my ombré effect! Trust the process, darker before lighter. My brows are significantly less bruised and swollen and look a lot more tame to my face. I had no troubles sleeping night two and night 3.
Day 4 I can start to see the beginning of some flaking and cracking. Yaaaay!! That means my skin is doing its job by rejuvenating those cells and flaking off the excess so I’ll be left with my pretty little brow! Day 4 I personally put a little more aquaphor only because they felt dry and it helped with the itching as well.
Do not get your brows so slicked with aquaphor that you have to have to blot them dry. You’re stripping away pigment and lymph fluids your skin needs to heal, if they are too saturated you can risk taking pigment completely out and not healing correctly.
So there you have it! Day 2-4 of my healing process. Everything looks normal and I'm trying soooo hard not to pick at them. BIG NO NO!
Day 5- 8 will consist of mostly flaking, i'll be updating you all!
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Day 1 post procedure!
After I did all my paperwork I was taken into the procedure room and got my before photos. We agreed on how my natural brows shaped my face and how we could correct and and shape them. I love powder brow, I was thinking of doing hair strokes into powder but I last minute knew I’d like the full fill.
After we mapped, we numbed! While I numbed for 20 minutes I just sat on my phone and chilled, chit chatted with my friends and then the process began. Easy as that!
After numbing they did the first tattoo pass which is just a cat scratching, it is a stinging but you are immediately numbed after. That was the only time I was the slightest bit uncomfortable. The second and final third pass I actually fell asleep for. This is all subjective and what I felt, everyone is different. You may experience more pain than I, or none at all!
Finally Ly after all passes were done I did a ink soak, where pigment lays on top of the tattoo to really let every molecule soak in. It’s then wiped away, aquaphor is applied and then you have some beautiful brows!
The whole process took about 2.5 hours.
I love them! They are bruised and the blood is setting so they look angry and bold but I am so excited to see my healed result! We used a warm taupe to compliment my natural blonde hair and to counteract my purple undertones. Immediately after I did my hour long ice soak, 15 minutes on 5 minutes off. It helped with the stinging and swelling a ton!
Its been a 4 hours now since the procedure, I don’t even feel like I got a tattoo on my face. No swelling, no pain, no irritation. I keep them nice and glistening with a thin layer of aquaphor so they won’t dry heal.
So this was the first day! I’ll go home and unfortunately for 4 days my baby girl Heidi, my calico cat won’t be able to sleep with me. I won’t get them wet and I’ll be keeping a close eye on the color. Stay tuned for the upcoming weeks!!
2 day count down!!
In my video below if you can’t use sound I basically am explaining that these are my brows and in 2 days I’ll have even better ones! My brows are sparse and uneven from overly plucking and even shaving.
2 Days before my procedure I will not take any blood thinners like Fish Oil, ibeprophan or aspirin and I will not use face retinols or anti aging creams. No tanning or excessive sweating. I want the outcome of my brows to be in my favor therefor I am doing the most.
Im so excited for you all to see my journey for yourself and to see how new and exciting the process can be! Stay tuned April 12th at 2 pm!!
On April 12th, I’ll be getting my eyebrows permanently tattooed and I’d like to invite you all to join me on my journey. I want to show everyone what the healing process is like and to remind you that it’s not scary or painful. Permanent cosmetics can change lives and I hope that after you see my process you’ll consider it for yourself.
Trust the healing process, it’s worth it.
Up until my appointment I’ll be showing how I prepare myself and my life for the healing process. I am not an avid gym goer (yet...) so not working out or excessively sweating hopefully won’t pose too much of a threat, haha. Cleaning my room and bed sheets of allll the cat hair. I do use a creams and retinols so I’ll have to tone it down to nothing 2 days before the procedure. Same with my Advil and fish oil intake. It’ll have to stop using it all 2 days before my procedure as to not mess the outcome up and not thin my blood.
Visit my Permanent Cosmetics Page to read more about the process before I take the plunge!
It is always an honor to work on another Creamed Production film. Ryan Mcnulty always makes a great script, the crew is fantastic to work with and they always allow me to get messy and creative. Once again Austin Crudo was an excellent assistant and made our dream come to life.
We are proud to announce the joining of two happy souls, they allowed us into their lives on their special day. In association with Kevin Sasso of Sassoshots, Make Up by me. Excitedly enough, The Knights of Columbus and Testudo of Maryland University were able to join in on the festivities. Maryland lovers through and through, the joyous celebration catered to those with a love of the state and its culture. As a good friend of mine, I am grateful to be the makeup artist and assistant photographer of this blessed day. We hope you enjoy the moments we captured.
My good friend and a great director Ryan Mcnulty (Incident Report) has asked me to join the Creamed Productions team once again to do another flick. Mouthwash will be filmed in the Maryland area by Towson University Alumni.
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Why it took me so long to create a blog, I'll never know. So, obligatory first post!! A jib about my life so far in the industry.
Truly, it is a busy life being a makeup artist. Starving artist syndrome is in full effect and I love it! I am young, I'm excited and I'm still learning everything I possibly can.
November 2016 was where I began this journey thanks to Mike Reilly, the director of Ellie who is also a family friend of mine. Ellie opened many doors for me, meeting people in the industry and proving my worth to them was a must. Recognition, credentials and criticism are still what I thrive on to get by.
Now, nearing a year in the makeup-film industry, I'm still grabbing every opportunity I can get. I have 3 movies coming up that I'll be doing more than just makeup on, and I can't wait to show you what I've been working on. So far, I have close to 10 films under my belt to date!! 2 weddings, a few parties and events in there as well. Maryland really opened my opportunities up.
I couldnt have gotten this far without fans and supporters. People who believed and people who hated. Being relevant is a big deal to me. I think my greatest work isn't as good as it could be and my worst is still a good try. My parents, my boyfriend, family and friends never let me hit rock bottom. Encouraged me and pulled me to my feet when I didn't want to use them.
The Towson University EMF community and LKT for taking me in as one of their own. 72 Film Fest for having me be apart of your amazing feature film. I'm so humbled and thankful to have such amazing creative and inspiring people want to see me succeed.
I truly feel like family to you all.
Can't wait for more crazy sets and amazing job opportunities.
I had the honor of helping Sarah Patishnock and Jimmy Williams announce their engagement with the talented photographer Kevin Sasso. Both share a love of nature and studies at University of Maryland, so we happily took our adventures onward. It was such a blast to work with them and to enlighten their
bold personalities into a set amount of pictures was all the more fun.
Thank you both for calling upon us to make your special day last forever.