Sunday, October 06, 2013

Feeling like a Princess at the Duchess Lash Bar & Spa

Stress – We have been best friends these past few days. I have been rushing some deadlines at work, revising some articles and covering events that soon as I get back home I’d rather just sleep, maybe tweet a few things and just rest. Lately, I’ve been drained of all my creative juices that I tried sitting in front of my laptop, about to blog and nothing comes out. And when that happens, you know that’s bad.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by Duchess Lash Bar & Spa in Banawe, Quezon City. Honestly, I’m pretty excited to try it out because it’s been quite awhile since I have been pampered well. I mean, I have been so busy that I think I failed to really give myself time to rest and go to a spa. So, trying out the Duchess Lash Bar & Spa is a pretty exciting trip for me. Oh and although I’m a beauty blogger, I haven’t actually tried getting eyelash extensions so... I’m really looking forward to the experience.

I hopped on a cab after work because I really don’t know how long it will take me to get to Banawe from my work place. I mean, it’s just Quezon City, still, but I grew up in Bulacan and Valenzuela (Probinsyana girl!) so, beats me and while I have been to Banawe before, it wasn’t via commuting (aba, sosyal!). Iactually got there early – 30 minutes before my scheduled appointment. But I’m glad that they still accommodated me.

I was directed to a very comfy reclined chair and they asked me to choose what kind of lashes I’d want to have. (1) The natural, (2) Mascara effect or (3) Full bloomed thick lashes – okay let’s go with the thickest lashes! Gora! But wait, there’s more... I was asked to choose which color for my hand nails and toe nails because, yep, they do have manicure, pedicure and foot spa services too!

So, there I was, with my eyes closed while my feet were being pampered and my hand nails are being beautified. For my first time eyelash extension experience I can say that they have been very delicate with the application of the extensions. I have heard stories from friends who said that it wasn’t a very good experience at first but then they just got used to it or blahblablah... But with Duchess Lash Bar & Spa, I was pretty surprised at how relaxed I was, actually. The attendant who did my lashes also keeps checking on me. “Huwag po muna kayo didilat ma’am,” “Ma’am okay lang po ba, hindi po ba masakit?” “Gusto niyo lagyan natin eye drops, ma’am?

For my pedi and mani, they were pretty normal, I can say. My foot spa was heaven, actually. I mean, our feet can sometimes be one of the most taken for granted parts of our body and I’m glad that Duchess Lash Bar & Spa has helped me to, once again, relax my legs and feet.

I didn’t feel like I was a duchess, really. I felt like I was a princess that night. I felt so prettified and gorgeous when I stepped out of the establishment. I bat my lashes and smile randomly because I know that even without an eye makeup, my eyes are so charming.

Taking care of your eyelash extensions:

1. If I would want to have it maintained at its initial volume, I was advised to go back every two weeks for touch ups.

2. Close your eyes, and comb it with your brow brush every morning. It helps with the entangling and, I think, with keeping it curled.

3. Don’t rub your eyes (Well, even without extensions, you shouldn’t, seriously)

I wasn’t able to maintain my lashes; but it’s all good. I’m planning on getting them again maybe December. Haha! Kind of like a glamour Christmas gift for myself, what do you think?

Aside from good eyelash extension services, Duchess Lash Bar & Spa also offers Gel polish, Body scrub services, Body Massage services, IPL Hair Removal, waxing and many more! I would actually want to try their IPL because... Come closer, I will whisper something... They have the least expensive IPL services I’ve heard ever!
Haha! So if you’re near Banawe, Quezon City, hey even if you’re not, seriously, try them out. You may have your appointment scheduled (so less hassle) by calling them at: 09278984148 / (02) 5046728. I’m going there soon for their IPL treatments. After a successful upper lip treatment, I want an IPL on my underarm next. Goodbye monthly waxing!

You know, I need to relax every once in awhile, have myself pampered and just de-stress. I have been working really hard and I think I do deserve moments like this, don’t you think?

You know, I haven’t gone for my regular waxing schedule for this month, I haven’t had a massage in ages and I haven’t even gone on a vacation this year... SERIOUSLY. And you know what? I don’t think what I have been doing is unhealthy. Like, I have been pushing myself too hard that I ignored the fact that stress is not only draining me physically but also mentally. So, my advice to all my fellow career women, working girls or women entrepreneurs – pamper yourself every once in awhile; give yourself a break and know what you are worth. Don’t let your work solely take over your life. Go out and have a little fun every once in awhile.


  1. How long does the extensions last? I wonder, okay lang ba basain? Hehe. And nagmamascara ka pa din ba kahit thick and with volume na yung extensions? Okay siguro yang extensions para hindi na masyado nagmamascara. Less time consuming. Kaso di sya pwede sakin kasi lagi ako nagrurub ng eyes huhu

    I wanna try the foot spa haha kaso ang layo samin kasi eh. Huhu.

    1. You don't need to use mascara just maintain by brushing it. It can last for a month depending on how you take care of it. It may need constant retouching though kasi medyo maglalagas siya on the 2nd week pero pwede pa naman if it doesnt bother you :)

  2. Didn't they tape your eyelids shut? That's pretty scary x_x

    1. I think they put something on my lids pero hindi naman scary. Nothing happened naman. It was pretty safe :)

  3. wow the lashes look real!:) I'm still hesitant to get mine done though hehe :) soon! love the polish!

    1. Having extensions can save time sa pagmamakeup. Hehe

  4. wow!! galing! the owner is a good friend of mine. was supposed to go here last time but I was too busy.. maybe I would visit her salon soon :D

    1. Cool, would love to see you blog your thoughts about their services too! :)

  5. I've been so busy lately and stressed out too Ms. Gellie! Loved the lashes! Awesome! As well as the nail color! ^^

  6. Wow! Love the outcome! Super pretty and long lashes. Parang gusto ko rin tuloy hihi :)

  7. ho nakakamiss mag salon... last time I was so stress I had foot spa kahit sabi nung nagseservice eh ndi naman daw need :) hehe :)

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