The Bella Olympics

Bella Olympics

This year we are celebrating the 2018 Winter Olympics by giving away 9 PRIZES!

Here’s how it works:

Compete in one or all three Bella Olympic sports for a chance to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze prize!

There are three Bella Olympic sports to compete in: Making Fans, Grabbing Lashes and Lash Mapping.

A panel of Bella judges will choose the finalists in each category and the winners will be selected by all of you!

Here’s how to compete in the Bella Olympics:
  • – Follow @BellaLash on Instagram.
  • – Use #BellaOlympics on your Instagram entry post.
  • – Post your entry on Instagram by February 19th – our judges will go through the entries and select the top 10 in every category.
  • – The top entries will be posted on our blog February 21st for voting through the 25th.

*Winners will be announced Tuesday February 27th!*

MAKING THE PERFECT FAN

@_bellabybri_

@lumeelashes

@blendstudio1

@lashbrowutah

@browandlashsecrets

@sarahripleylashes

@slaylashandbeauty

@brighteyedlash

@entrusted.beauty

@tashslashes_bhm

Best Fan Creation

@_bellabybri_
@lumeelashes
@blendstudio1
@lashbrowutah
@browandlashsecrets
@sarahripleylashes
@slaylashandbeauty
@brighteyedlash
@entrusted.beauty
@tashslashes_bhm
Created with PollMaker

LASH GRABBING

GOLD

@sarahripleylashes – 19 lashes

SILVER

@emilyi7beauty – 17 lashes

BRONZE

@tashslashes_bhm – 16 lashes

LASH MAPPING

@browandlashsecrets

@sarahripleylashes

@slaylashandbeauty

@tashslashes_bhm

@glambymal

@blooming_lashes

@luxurybeautylab

Best Lash Map

@browandlashsecrets
@sarahripleylashes
@slaylashandbeauty
@tashslashes_bhm
@glambymal
@blooming_lashes
@luxurybeautylab
Created with PollMaker

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– PRIZES –

 

Gold Prize:

– White Kit Case
– Diamond Adhesive 5ml
– IntelliSeal
– Gel Patches
– Lash Cleanser 15ml

Silver Prize:

– White Aftercare Case
– Diamond Adhesive 5ml
– Gel Patches
– Lash Cleanser 15ml

Bronze Prize:

– Magnetic Tweezer Case
– Diamond Adhesive 5ml
– Gel Patches

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Locate the Bella Olympic Event you would like to compete in to learn what the judges are looking for and how to enter.

Perfect Fan

What the judges are looking for:
– Technique
– Spacing
– Number of lashes
– Thickness of lashes

What you need to post on Instagram: 
– A video of you making a fan

What you need to include in your Instagram caption: 
– The thickness of the lashes used
– The curl of the lashes used
– How many lashes in your fan

Grabbing Lashes

What the judges are looking for:
– How many lashes you can grab in 15 seconds
– Technique

What you need to post on Instagram: 
– A timed video of you grabbing lashes

What you need to include in your Instagram caption: 
– The thickness of the lashes used
– The curl of the lashes used
– How many lashes you grabbed

Lash Mapping

What the judges are looking for:
– Creativity

What you need to post on Instagram: 
– A picture of your lash map
– * If you have it* – a picture of a client using that lash map

What you need to include in your Instagram caption: 
– Why you created your lash map the way you did
– What eye shape works best for that lash map
– What the lash map is going to do. Example: open the eye

 

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor! If you have any questions email marketing@bellalash.com.

 

5 Simple Stretches to Alleviate Aches

As a lash artist you are probably familiar with the aches and pains that can develop from sitting and working with repetitive movements all day.

A Bella employee, who also happens to be a Certified Yoga Instructor, put together these 5 simple stretches to help you alleviate wrist and shoulder pain:

  1. Thumb Pull: Make a fist and point your thumb up, create resistance with your thumb and hand muscles. Gently pull back on your thumb with your free hand. Hold and repeat on the other hand.

5 simple stretches

2. Wrist Rolls: Extend your arms and gently roll your wrists clockwise for 10 seconds. Switch the direction and roll your wrists counterclockwise for 10 seconds.

3. Hand Pulls: Extend your right arm with your fingers facing down and your palm facing towards you. With your left hand, gently press the fingers on your right hand toward your body. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat on the other hand.

Hand Pull

4. Seated Side Reach: Start in a seated cross leg position with your hands resting on your thighs. Reach both arms up and overhead, grab your right wrist with your left hand and gently pull, leaning your upper body to your left while keeping your legs and hips on the ground. Hold the pose for a few seconds, switch sides and repeat.

Seated Side Stretch

5. Shoulder and Neck Rolls

✔️ Shoulder Rolls: Start in a seated cross leg position with your hands resting on your thighs. Slowly roll your shoulders front and around to the back. Continue with this motion for 15 seconds, switch and roll your shoulders back and around to the front.

Shoulder Rolls

✔️ Neck Rolls: Start in a seated cross leg position. Gently tip your head to the left, roll your head to the right and back to the left. Repeat this motion a few times, then bring your head back to a normal upright position. Gently tip your head to the left, softly place your left hand on the right side of your head and very gently pull your head slightly closer to the left side of your neck. Remove your hand, switch sides and repeat. Roll your head center and down. Place your dominant hand on the top of your head and gently pull down. Remove your hand and bring your head back to a normal upright position.

Neck Rolls

Join the Bella Lash Talent Team

Bella Lash Talent Team

Bella Lash is looking for lash artists to join our Talent Team!

When you’re a member of the Bella Lash Talent Team, not only do you receive exclusive benefits, you gain the opportunity to expand your personal growth and talents more than ever.

Our vision for the Talent Team is to provide opportunities for lash artists to not only to grow themselves but to push the entire lash industry. We want Talent Team members to help make lashing safer, more efficient, and higher quality than ever before.

We would love to have you as part of our talent team! To apply CLICK HERE!

 

Why join the Bella Lash Talent Team?

  • • Receive free products and early access to new products
  • • 30% discount on Bella products for the year
  • • Special invitation to all Bella Lash events and exclusive parties
  • • All Talent Team members will be featured on our social media feeds, blog and website

 

***APPLICATION IS OPEN 1/2-1/16***

 

To Swipe or Not to Swipe?

To swipe or not to swipe? This is a question we get often.

At The Bella Show Sandra Duarte (Lash 411) and Zach Chipman (founder of Bella) answered this question!

Live Q&A Lash Panel:

Posted by Bella Lash Eyelash Extensions on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Watch the full video here!

The question

“If you swipe or paint the glue on, do your clients come with loose spaces (the extension is loose on parts of the natural lash)?

Sandra’s answer (1:58- 3:45):

When you paint the adhesive, it starts drying. As soon as that adhesive makes contact with anything it starts to dry immediately. If you shimmy or swipe, there starts your dry time. So, if you have a 2-3 second glue, you swipe and “uh!” 1 second just went by, you swipe it again and there is your 2nd second. By the time you place it, that glue is already half way dry. The base is going to come off, it might still be connected at the shaft. If you then brush the lashes and there are loose pieces it’s because you disrupted the bond. Once you dip the adhesive you need to immediately place it right onto the lash.”

Zach’s answer (3:45-4:50):

“When we have the adhesive, a coat that bonds to the lash we have a full cured adhesive that is made of a bunch of polymers. Bonding that to the lash, we want to get the best bond possible, like Sandra said, once you start that shimmy, once it gets contact with anything we are giving the polymers a place to begin the crystallization process, we are giving them the initialization in the polymerization process.

We don’t want to start that process until we have that lash set in place so we can have the best bond possible. It’s giving it the full cure time with the lash sitting still and in place that’s going to get the best retention.

So that’s actually something that’s changed when we first started in the industry. We talked about the shimmying too, and now the science and technology is progressing and we’re learning more about the industry and how things are working, we learned that, that’s just not the proper way to do it anymore. Sandra is exactly right we don’t want to do the shimmy. We want to get the full curation process on the lash we want to start it and have it stop while on the lash.”

 

The conclusion? DO NOT SWIPE! In order to get the full bond and best retention immediately place the lash!

 

https://www.facebook.com/BellaLashExtensions/videos/1409594199138704/

 

Find your Inner Gypsy

Find your inner gypsy and seduce people with your cunning charm with this bewitching costume.  We paired purple and pink eyelash extensions with gold and maroon accessories to create the ultimate magical color palette!

Gypsy

Most of our costume details we found on Amazon and local retail shops. All the links to outfit details and accessories are listed below.

AMAZON PURCHASE LIST:

Skirt
Necklace
Rings
Bracelets
Earrings
Tattoos
Coin Hip Scarf
Nose Ring

FINISHING DETAILS

HAIR

Braids, braids braids! Think wanderer, nomad, long, flowing hair with a handful of braids to add a feminine flare.
Gypsy Hair

MAKEUP

Our amazing makeup artist created a haunting, mystical look with lots of blacks shadows. She used the purples and reds as accents to connect the lashes with the outfit, and gold accents.
Gypsy Makeup

ACCESSORIES

1. Earrings: the bigger the hoop… the cooler the gypsy!
2. You can NEVER have too many bangles
3. If you don’t already have a nose ring have no fear. Clip ons are here.
4. Who says we’re too old for stick on tattoos? These metallic tattoos are DREAMY.
5. We couldn’t find the headdress we wanted so we made our own! Red fabric, some sewn on gold pendants and a little creativity is all it takes.

LASH MAP

The eyelash extensions were FULL COLOR mega volume! The black lashes lining the bottom really keep the dark colors along the inner lining of the eye. The dark purple is a dark enough shade works really well by itself and not only as an accent color as it’s a dark enough shade.

Lash Formula: C-curl .07 10&12mm 4D-5D fans
Lash Colors: On Fleek (purple) Totes Adorbs (light violet) Miss Congeniality (light pink)

Gypsy Lash Map

Gypsy Lash Trays

Cotton Candy Dreaming

You are what you eat. Obviously, we may have had too much cotton candy over the summer but we are totally okay with that!

Cotton Candy

AMAZON PURCHASE LIST:

Stuffing
Pink Spray
Shirt
Spray Adhesive

FINISHING DETAILS:

Cotton Candy Costume Finishing Details

HAIR

Don’t these fluffy space buns work perfectly for this cotton candy look? We wanted the costume to look clean with a little bit of “I woke up like this”. We started off by giving her hair a soft wave, we then sprayed the middle of her hair to ends lightly with the temporary pink hair spray. We kept some of her blond color showing to keep her hair from turning solid pink. Then, we split her hair in the middle and created high pigtails, teased the pigtail to add texture and volume. We wrapped a thin piece of hair around the pigtail and pined it in place to cover the hair bands.

Cotton Candy Makeup

MAKEUP

We wanted the makeup to be fun, girly and pink! We used a touch of foundation and swept the cheeks with a soft pink blush. To make the eyes pop we did a winged eyeliner with bright blue and pink eyeshadow. We polished the look off with bubble gum pink lip stick with gloss.

ACCESSORIES

This cute cotton candy outfit was super simple to make! We used a plain white Hanes T-shirt (you can find at Walmart) you could also use pink. We glued on poly-fil (faux cotton) using an adhesive spray. If you want more texture or thickness in certain areas just keep adding layers. To color the cotton, we used Design Master Colortool spray in “Perfect Pink”. This spray is very light so it will not dampen the cotton and will give you a very soft pink.

Along with making the actual cotton candy outfit we made a mini cotton candy for her to hold, we used card stock and rolled it into a cotton candy cone shape, then used the faux cotton that we had spray painted pink and glued it to the cone. Super simple but so cute and really pulls the look together

LASH MAP:

Lash Formula: C-curl .07 10&12mm 4D-5D fans

Lash Colors:

Pink: Hot and Bothered (dark Pink) and Miss Congeniality (light pink)
Blue: Sea You Tonight (dark blue) and In Your wildest Dreams (light blue)

Cotton Candy Pink Lash MapCotton Candy Blue Lash Map

Cotton Candy Lash Trays

Butterfly Metamorphosis

Transform into a graceful butterfly just in time for Halloween with this tutorial!

Butterfly

AMAZON PURCHASE LIST:

Butterflies
Dress: Borrowed from a friend
Clips: Bought at a craft store

Butterfly Halloween Costume

FINISHING DETAILS:

HAIR

We curled her hair and pinned it up loosely in the back to create an elegant tousled up-do.

Butterfly Hair

Butterfly Finishing DetailsButterfly Costume

MAKEUP

We wanted to make the butterflies really stand out so we kept the foundation natural and added a touch of a soft pink blush. We used pink and purple eyeshadow and a beautiful soft natural pink lip for the final touches.

Butterfly Makeup

ACCESSORIES

The butterflies that we used in her hair are actually edible paper butterflies that you put on cakes… but they worked perfect for the costume! We glued the butterflies to the bobby pins and pined them in her hair and on her dress. We used a very pretty lavender purple sequin and sparkly dress to pull the butterfly look together!

Butterfly Accessories

LASH MAP:

Lash Formula: C-curl .07 10&12mm 4D-5D fans
Lash Colors: On Fleek (purple) Totes Adorbs (light violet) Miss Congeniality (light pink)

Butterfly Lash MapButterfly Lash Trays

 

Becoming Wonder Woman

Does anyone else agree that Wonder Woman is just the most beautiful woman? She’s stunning. We all want to be her when we grow up! BUT, until then you can totally be her for Halloween! Which we all know is much sooner.

Wonder Woman

AMAZON PURCHASE LIST:

Shield
Sword
Costume
Tiara
Boot Covers

Becoming Wonder Woman

FINISHING DETAILS:

Wonder Woman Accessories

HAIR

What is Wonder Woman without her long wavy hair? We wrapped her hair around a curling iron (or use a wand curling iron) to create soft waves instead of a defined curl.

Wonder Woman Hair

 

MAKEUP

Wonder Woman is just naturally beautiful so we just kept her make up very subtle looking and added a pop with red lips. Creating more of that classic beauty look.

Wonder Woman Eyelash Extensions

ACCESSORIES

Wonder Woman’s signature look is her read and blue form fitted body suit, with her armor which includes the headband, shield, sword, and armbands. Don’t forget your powerful “I can do anything” stance.

Wonder Woman Halloween

LASH MAP:

Bottom Layer: Lash Formula: C-curl .07 8mm 5D-7D fans Black Lashes
Middle layer: Lash Formula: C-curl .20 12mm Gold Glitter
Top Layer: 
Lash Formula: C-curl .20 12mm Gold Glitter
Lash Colors: Glitter Lashes in Gold 

Wonder Woman Lash Map

Great Gatsby Inspired

If you’re wanting to dress up as something elegant this Halloween, there is no better look than a Great Gatsby inspired costume! This look is so gorgeous you’ll want to wear it everyday of the year.

Great Gatsby Look

Great Gatsby Eyelash Extensions

AMAZON PURCHASE LIST:

Earrings
Dress
Headpiece
Necklace
Cigarette Holder

FINISHING DETAILS:

HAIR

What is the perfect Gatsby costume without the perfect 1920’s hairstyle!

Great Gatsby Hair

Great Gatsby Hair Accessory

MAKEUP

We kept the makeup natural looking to make the eyes and accessories really pop. The light pink lip gloss and soft brown eyeshadow adds a touch of color while keeping the makeup look subtle.

Great Gatsby Makeup

ACCESSORIES

When we think of the flapper look, headbands immediately come to mind. We finished off the look with a long pearl necklace and a long cigarette holder.

Great Gatsby Look

LASH MAP:

Bottom Layer: Lash Formula: C-curl .07 8mm 5D-7D fans Black Lashes

Middle layer: Lash Formula: C-curl .20 12mm Gold Glitter

Top Layer: Lash Formula: C-curl .20 12mm Gold Glitter

Lash Colors: Glitter Lashes in Gold 

Great Gatsby Lash Map

Harley Quinn Transformation

Let’s be honest. We have all probably at least once wanted to be Harley Quinn right?! Isn’t this the sickest Harley Quinn transformation you’ve ever seen?

Harley Quinn Transformation

Harley Quinn Costume

Amazon Purchase list:

Jacket
Shorts 
Choker
Bat 
Hair Ties
Cuffs
Tattoos
Ear Cuffs
Gloves
Belt
T-Shirt

Finishing Details:

Hair

For the hair, we created a messy wavy look then we put it up into two high pig tails. We kept out some pieces in her bang area (this will look cute with short or longer bangs).

For the vibrant hair color, we bought temporary colored hair spray from a costume store in both pink and blue. That was sprayed on the mid-shaft to ends (the middle of her hair to the ends).

Harley Quinn Halloween

 

Harley Quinn Hair

Makeup

We did her foundation, brows, and blush like you would on a typical day. The eye makeup is where we wanted to focus to be. We put eyeshadow in the crease and the bottom of her eyelid. Then swept it down from her outer corners to the top of her cheek bone. We did one side blue and the other side pink (with the opposite color of the lash extensions). To add some volume to her lips, we used a deep hot pink lipstick. To tie the look all together we put a cute little heart on her left cheek (in the middle of her eye section).

Harley Quinn Makeup

Harley Quinn Eyelashes            Harley Quinn Lashes

Temporary Tattoos

We put the temporary tattoos on her legs and a couple on her stomach. Put them on your arms so when you’re dancing your heart out at the Halloween party you can take your jacket off and still look amazing and edgy!

Harley Quinn Temporary Tattoos

 

Lash Map:

This was such a fun challenge blending the colors together, and they turned out amazing! Try it out and tag us on Instagram, we would love to see your work! Here is what we did.

Lash Formula: C-curl .07 10&12mm 4D&5D fans

Lash Colors:
Pink: Hot and Bothered (dark Pink) and Miss Congeniality (light pink)

Blue: Sea You Tonight (dark blue) and In Your wildest Dreams (light blue)

Harley Quinn Lash Map Harley Quinn Blue Lash Map

Harley Quinn Lash Trays