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Why do I need a patch test?

Why do I need a patch test?

Patch testing is required for certain beauty treatments. Getting a patch test is an important precaution for your health and safety. Many different products have ingredients to which you may have a sensitivity or allergy without you knowing. A patch test is a simple procedure […]

Jacques Tange – Dutch Artist

Jacques Tange – Dutch Artist

Jacques Tange An incredibly talented and well known Dutch artist, Jacques was born in 1960 in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist and was educated at the Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. Recognisable themes regularly […]

Exclusive, Unique, Mexican design in your home

Exclusive, Unique, Mexican design in your home

Newlookfx is taking things in a New Direction, in collaboration with Volupt Art we’re bringing exclusive products to your home.

After these strange times of the passed few months it has come to mind that its time to make a change! Newlookfx is changing, we have teamed up with Volupt Art – an online art gallery & exclusive shop to bring you the most unique and unusual creations by some of Mexico’s most talented artisans. See more at https://voluptart.org/

NewlookFX has been given the amazing opportunity to sell these incredible products ; from handmade vibrant cushion covers , beautifully embroidered facemasks, clothing, bags and much more. Watch this space for some really exciting new products on offer !

I would like to start by introducing you to the Otomi Artisan community.

The vibrant, unique and Intricate designs of a small mountain village in the Mexican highlands San Nicolás are being copied globally. Recently featured in the New York Times, these wonderful works of art are handmade painstakingly by the village artisans. Many of the artisans have stayed close to the main town Tenango de Doria, in the state of Hidalgo and have turned their craft into a cottage industry.

These designs are embroidered by members of the Otomí community. There is a whole host of designs many of which are inspired by the cascade of local vegetation and the wildlife that shelters there: deer, colorful birds, mountain lions and foxes.

‘’Imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery’’

Over the past few months, major international brands have advertised products decorated with the Otomís’ distinctive iconography, without mentioning Tenango de Doria or the Otomí as their source. The polite phrase for this is cultural appropriation. It’s become increasingly apparent that this tendency towards cultural theft isn’t exclusive to any single designer or collection. From Caroline Herrara to The united colours of Benneton, big names have been coming under scrutiny for their ‘’copycat’’ designs and prints.

In local villages, where children begin to embroider before they learn to read, people call it plagiarism. Poverty pushed many Otomí to move to the United States to make a new life and move away from their childhoods of being shoeless and hungry. The international copies have generated stern letters from Mexico’s culture minister and renewed discussion over how to protect the intellectual property of the Indigenous communities. The artisans known as ‘’ dibujantes’’, whose designs have become well-known, dream of showing off their work to a global audience.

This is a beautiful cultural tradition which is sadly being lost over time. We have teamed up with Volupt Art and have the incredible opportunity to showcase and sell these pieces and give credit where it belongs – to the artisan community. We are going to introduce this fine work to new markets across the globe as they deserve.

Want long, luscious eyelashes? Here are some tips on how to encourage eyelash growth

Want long, luscious eyelashes? Here are some tips on how to encourage eyelash growth

When it comes to hair, nail and lash growth there are many factors which come into play. Our eyelashes have 3 growth stages, Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Our eyelashes grow at different rates, this is why some weeks you’ll feel your lashes are very full […]

Handbag Essentials

Handbag Essentials

We all have those little bits and bobs we just cannot go without! What are yours? I for one always need : Lip Balm Cover stick *Perfume Mascara/ Lash brush Blusher We have at least one of these covered and that is PERFUME because who […]

How to apply magnetic full strip lashes

How to apply magnetic full strip lashes

Our popular product Magnetic Full Strip eyelashes

These lashes are available in different styles in our online shop. Whether you’re between lash refill appointments or just want a little extra oomph for the weekend. Perfect for weddings, parties, special occasions or to perk up your day to day make up look.

Step 1. Cleanse and remove all moisturise from the eyelid, measure the strip lash against your own eyeline length.

Step 2. Apply the magnetic eyeliner creating your flick (about 2mm in thickness) from your lash kit and then allow to dry.

Step 3. Place the strip lash making sure the magnets are adjusted until they are int he right and most comfortable position.

Order your lash kit here – https://newlookfx.com/product/magnetic-lash-kit-full-strip-with-magnetic-eyeliner-volume-style-ma05/

https://newlookfx.com/product/magnetic-full-strip-lash-kit-with-magnetic-eyeliner/

Check out our in depth application tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5oYX-UlkJk

Why choose Newlookfx?

Why choose Newlookfx?

The world is flooded with lash artists/techs so why choose newlookfx?

How to Choose your Lash Style

How to Choose your Lash Style

There are so many different options out there when it comes to eyelash extensions: Firstly choose your full set type: Classic – One lash attached to each natural lash you have Hybrid – A more textured look using a mixture of 0.15 mm and handmade […]

New to Lashes? Here’s what to expect

New to Lashes? Here’s what to expect

Hello ladies! You’ve probably noticed that eyelash extensions are increasingly popular these days amongst everyone, from celebrities, actresses and models to mothers, teens and spanning all age ranges. Eyelashes can be styled to suit everyone and anyone and here at Newlookfx I pride myself on styling each client to their personalised needs and taste.

There are many different lengths, curls and thicknesses available and I have them all! 

What are the different choices in lashes?

Classic – This application method uses one single lash usually in 0.15mm thickness applied to your natural lash about 1/2 – 1mm from the skin of your lashline – not touching the skin. This is a pretty and flirty natural look and can be done in a variety of curls and styling.If you already have close nit lashes you can gain a dense look from this styling, if you have more sparse lashes then the look will be more wispy and light.

 

Glamorous/ Hybrid – This option is a mixture of classic and volume lashes so you can concentrate the volume fans where you want extra density for example the outer edge, or even add some texture by mixing curls and lengths.

Volume lashes – Volume lashes aka russian volume eyelash extensions are applied by hand fanning very thin lashes in 0.03/0.05 or 0.07mm lashes to form a tapered end and applying them to each natural lash you have.

Lashes are not one size fits all, they can be styled in so many ways it would make your head spin!! From natural to full on dense volume. The choices are endless, they even come in different colours! Keep in mind that style options do also depend on your natural lashes, their health and how heavy an extension they can hold.

SO What its like to get eyelash extensions?

  • You will be greeted by your lash artist and asked to lay flat on a beauty bed
  • Your eyes will be closed and you will have you lashes cleansed ( think of it as a trip to the hairdresser for your eyes!)
  • Following cleansing, you will be asked to open your eyes so that eyepads can be placed to cover your lower lashes. Your eyes will be primed with a special solution.
  • You will then simply lie back and relax as you listen to music in the salon or even on your own earphones and application will begin.It is best to try and have a nap and not to talk too much as this will cause eyepads to shift and may lead to your eyes becoming a little weepy – this can interfere with lash retention and you want to get your moneys worth!
  • Application times vary but i personally allow 1.5 – 2 hours for a full set of classic or volume eyelash extensions. 
  • Once all is done and eyepads have been removed you will be asked to open your eyes and you can admire your new fabulous lashes! 
  • Refills are then required in order to maintain your gorgeous new look and are recommended every 2.5 to 3 weeks, after this time a full set would usually be needed depending on how quickly your lashes shed. 

RED FLAGS

They should not feel heavy or like they are sticking into your eye and should be comfortable so you can go about your business as normal.

If you feel itchiness or notice redness and swelling of the eye it may be that you are allergic to the adhesive that has been used. No cause for alarm, you can simply book in a safe removal appointment at your lash salon.

 

I hope this explains what to expect fro your first lash appointment! If you want to book in an appointment don’t hesitate to get in touch with me – Linda via email : newlookfx@gmail.com or phone on: 0876700872

 

 

 

It’s almost Kris Kindle time! What do girls like? Here are some great gift ideas!

It’s almost Kris Kindle time! What do girls like? Here are some great gift ideas!

Yes!!!! It is almost the silly season! Time to think up some unique gift ideas for that one awkward relative, friend, partner or even co worker! A wise niece of mine once said ” all girls want are fluffy things and chocolate” she wasn’t wrong! […]