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  • Fall porch loading... I want to add some hay stacks, lanterns & maybe more pumpkins but then I’m like, nah looks good enough. If you watched my stories you know i have a long list of projects I’m trying to get done before Thanksgiving. Get ready for the home content.  Some of my projects include but not limited to is transforming Harper’s room into a big girl room, mini master bedroom makeover, new kitchen lights, powder room update and possible a guest bathroom renovation. Oh, I also gotta clean up before my family arrives. My head hurts thinking about it but I’m going to do the best I can.  #teamdoingthemost #heytrinashome #aldifinds
  • Tonight is the season finale of @davidmakesman and I’m on the edge of my seat.  Another important women in David’s life is his gifted class teacher Dr. Woods-Trap. She sees the potential in David and continues to guide him as much as she can at school, his safe haven. Teachers, coaches and mentors  play in important role in our children’s lives.  Peyton has a teacher that looks like her this year and Harper thinks her teachers are family members. I think most of us have a teacher that stands out whether it be elementary or college. I still remember the first teacher that I felt really cared about me.  Sometimes that’s all it takes. 
Make sure you tune in to David Makes Man or catch up on @owntv 9/8c #davidmakesman #ad
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  • Let me introduce you to the new learning playground, @tumblesjohnscreek. Harper celebrated her birthday there a couple of weeks ago. Tumbles has Indoor zipline, rock wall, play ground & STEM classes and more! They are the unicorn of indoor playgrounds! Sharing details from our experience on the blog.  They also have a Halloween parents night out.  Details on the blog or visit 
https://johnscreek.tumbles.net
  • Thank you @toyotausa for having me at the Culture of Gratitude Brunch celebrating women. Grateful to be in the room with so many awesome Black Women. So inspiring! #toyota #a3cfestival #a3c
  • Is there someone outside of your parents that you were able to confide or look up to when you were growing up? One of my favorite characters on @davidmakesman on @owntv is Mx. Elijah. People like Mx. Elijah, who are unapologetically themselves, can be instrumental as part of the village in a young persons life. Mx. Elijah is one of those people that you can confide in without being judged. My older sisters and my niece have been there for me like Mx. Elijah. They constantly look out for me and are there for me when I need them. It definitely takes a village.  Learn more about Mx. Elijah character on @davidmakesman on Wednesday 9/8c on #OWNTV #davidmakesman #ad
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My First Lash Extensions Experience

April 20, 2017

After brows, lashes play a major role in how your face looks every day.  Those tiny hairs across our eyes can take your face from zero to one hundred in seconds.  Unfortunately, because I’m barely getting out of the house with a washed face, applying lashes or mascara is the last thing on my to-do list.  That all has changed now because I recently got my first lash extensions by ResurFace Skincare and Lash Boutique in My Salon Suites in Buckhead.  Game changer!

The first thing that I asked Natasha at ResurFace Skincare and Lash Boutique was what is the difference between lash extensions and individuals.  Lash extension is single strands of faux eyelash hairs attached to your current lashes and last 3 to 4 weeks.  Individual lashes are basically the like strip lashes and glued to the base of your lashes and may last a few days.

In the before photo, you can see my lashes were a decent length but very thin.  I also needed my brows done.  Natasha attached a single strand of faux lash hair to each of my current lashes.  This process takes about 2 hours.  Well worth the natural look in the after.

I love my new lashes!  I’ve had complete strangers coming up to me to tell me I have beautiful lashes.  Being the crazy person that I am, I’m quick to say “Thanks, they’re extensions”.  I end up talking to them for 5 minutes about the process.  Without a stitch of makeup, my eyes look bright and woke.  I’ve learned to apply my own strip lashes but I never have the time to put them on.  And then, don’t let me forget to put on mascara…. my face just looks sad.

I know what you’re wondering… can you wash your face, do they fall out easily, and how long do they last, etc.  Below are a few things to keep in mind when getting lash extensions.

  • Initial application takes about 2 hours and last 3 to 4 weeks.  Maintenance of the lash extensions takes about an hour.
  • You can NOT get your eyes wet for the 1st 24 hours.  After that, you can swim or splash water on your face.
  • You have to be gentle when you wash your face.  I love to scrub my face and eye area but now I gently wash my face in the shower and then focus on my eye area once I’m the shower and in the mirror.
  • The lashes don’t come off as easy as I thought.  Harper and her little afro puffs have wiped these lashes back and forth several times a day.  My lashes are still standing.
  • The lashes will fall out with your natural lashes.  We all lose lashes daily in general.  You can expect this to continue to happen with lash extensions.  I seriously think I’ve only lost 10 hairs in two weeks.
  • You don’t need mascara.  Why would you?  If you do use mascara, I’m sure it will probably pull some of your lashes out.
  • You can use baby wash to clean around your eyes.  Baby wash and q-tips are my best friend when it comes to deep cleaning around my lashes.  I only do this when I wear eye makeup and eyeliner.

That’s all I can think of about my new lashes.  They feel and look so natural.  I’m addicted and will be headed back to Natasha soon.  I’ve added the lash maintenance to my monthly budget because I couldn’t imagine life without them.  If you’re in the Atlanta area contact Natasha at ResurFace Skincare and Lash Boutique at  My Salon Suites in Buckhead.  Natasha is such a sweet and professional lady and you will not be disappointed.  Natasha also provides clinical skin care treatments. Hit her up and tell her Trina sent you.

ResurFace Skin & Lash Boutique | 1820 Peachtree Rd. NW Suite #405, Atlanta, GA

(404) 919-0822 | info@ResurFaceSkincare.com

Do you wear lashes or have tried lash extensions before?  If you have any questions, leave in the comments.

  • Shilene
    April 20, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Oooh I love the eyelash extensions! I may have to add them to my budget as well. Beautiful!

  • Raquel
    April 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Yes! Love the lashes, the braids and can you please let me know what color lippie you’re rockin in that last pic?!! You look gorgeous!!!

  • 33Nelly
    May 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

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  • Jody
    July 8, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Dermalmd eyelash growth serum is helping my lashes re-grow after a bad eyelash extension experience. I literally had NO lashes in the middle of my eye, and now the babies are coming back shiny and healthy. It may not be magic in a bottle, but it’s pretty darned close.

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