Yumi lash lift

yumi lash lift before after

Collaboration with cosmetologist Anu

Lash lift is the perfect alternative for those, who don’t want lash extensions or can’t have them for some reason. Yumi lash lift boosts your own lashes with a lift and a tint, so that the result is always natural.

I’ve had lash extensions for six months, but a while back, I turned to this more natural option. And I’m happy that I did. Now that I got my lash extensions removed and got the lash lift instead – I feel whole. I think I missed my natural state a bit. Who knew, that having your lashes semi-permanently lifted made such a difference?

Well, actually I have straight lashes, so I absolutely knew that. But nevertheless – the results were even better than I expected!

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Yumi lash lift

I have naturally transparent and straight lashes, so if you saw me walking on the street without makeup, you might think, that I don’t own lashes. But it just so happens, that I own quite a nice set of lashes, if I say so myself. They are just hidden. And quite stubborn, when it comes to curling and applying mascara on them.

Having them lifted and tinted – has made a small, but a significant difference. When I’m not wearing makeup, you can still see some lashes. And when I’m wearing a mascara: VA-VOOM! I’ve always struggled with lash curlers and mascaras and not many of them seem to keep my lashes that curved. So now that I can just skip that part and apply my mascara – I’m dancing a victory dance. Besides, did I ever tell you about that time, I accidentally ripped the whole lash row off of my eye with a lash curler? Yup, that happened. So I’m quite happy to be leaving my lash curler alone.

Yumi lash lift is awesome, because it’s low-maintenance. You don’t need to take care of your lashes the same way you do of your lash extensions. I can just live my life normally. Wash my face and remove my eye makeup normally. I can go to shower and let the water pour down on my face and on my eyes. (Please tell me you can relate to that? With lash extensions I never went under the shower and I always washed the lashes separately carefully by the sink!)

Yumi lash lift treatment is quite quick, and painless. Your lashes are cleaned, lifted on the pad, glued on it, then there are two different pastes added to them and after that, the tint. The only thing you need to remember, is to not wet your lashes for 24 hours. After that, it’s normal (but a bit better, hah) life.

yumi lash lift procedure
Yumi lash lift: Before, during & after.

How long does the procedure take?
It depends on the professional, but it takes somewehere around 1 to 2 hours.

As a professional, I can reveal to you, that what takes the longest time is the glue. It’s important to get the lashes nicely in a neat row (like you see in the picture above, Anu made a nice neat row!) and sometimes the lashes are stubborn and you need more glue and more time.
The time for the actual process (the perm substances & the tint) isn’t that long.

How long does Yumi Lash lift last?

Your lashes stay lifted for 8-12 weeks, depending on the natural cycle of your lashes. Your lashes will naturally renew – they fall one by one and new lashes are grown back. So here’s another reason, why it’s such a great alternative to lash extensions. When I had extensions I had to fix them every three weeks. Lash lift lasts for two months!

How Yumi lash lift differs from lash perm?

Lash perms are old news, and nowadays it’s all about lash lifts. The difference is in how it’s done. With lash perm, your lashes are curved on a round roll – and there’s the possibility of having curly lashes, yikes. I know this, because I’ve done perms to clients. Successfully, thankfully, but I still think the whole procedure is a hassle. With Yumi lash lift your lashes are simply turned upwards, on a curved soft pad, so they can’t get accidentally too curly. In my opinion, your lashes look longer with Yumi lash lift. And it’s just a safer and an easier procedure.

lash lift

I am so happy once again with my lashes. And I’m afraid, I’m already hooked on this new technique. Yumi lash lift, you’re my new favorite!

And I guess I’ll admit it: I enjoy boosting my so-called natural beauty, so that when I don’t wear makeup, I feel even more fabulous.

yumi lash lift


Yumi lash lift made by Anu costs 89€ and it takes about 2 hours.

Book your appointment with Anu:

Tmi Kosmetologi Anu
Kansakoulunkatu 5, 00100 Helsinki
phone 0456162998

A bit of pain, lots of effectivity – A facial, that brings me to tears

dmk enzyme mask

kosmetologi kamppi

Collaboration with cosmetologist Anu
Contains a discount to DMK-facial & products

I’ve tried several different facials, but few of them are as rememberable as DMK’s enzyme therapy facials. While those usual relaxing treatments lovely and I enjoy for example face massage – it’s a totally different thing to leave from your facial, so that you don’t only feel the effect, but actually see it clearly. Who wouldn’t want to see results right away?

Today I’m going to tell you about a very effective facial and brand called DMK. DMK is quite different from other professional skincare brands. The facials are really different as well, because they don’t contain for example massage and the treatment can actually hurt a little. Yes, it’s a bit painful at times. I should also mention the mask, that tightens on your face and does it’s magic for forty-five minutes. You can’t really move your face during that time, but the mask does that for you – it works your muscles and it feels as if your face was at the gym.

Still it’s one of the most effective facials I’ve ever tried (this wasn’t the only time I’ve tried it) – and I’m excited, that I can tell you more about it through this collaboration with my cosmetologist.

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Red as a lobster. And that’s all part of the DMK plan!

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DMK skincare brand

DMK is an american brand, which ideology is to bring balance to the skin with products and treatments, that work together with your skin, not against it. The products contain mostly natural, plant-based ingredients. The ingredients are categorized pharmaceutical, so they contain more active ingredients compared to base ingredients.

What is my own experience with DMK skincare line?

I think it’s a quality brand and I wouldn’t put in on the same line with many brands. The products look a bit boring, because the idea is to make the products awesome – not to use money on it’s packaging. At the same time when I look at the products they seem medical to me – just as the treatments and the education manual (I once went through the education for work). Cosmetics isn’t supposed to absorb that deep in the skin, but with these products it’s said, that they affect the skin on cell level. In my experience they are effective.

So you do get your money’s worth with these, even though the price seems a bit salty at first. The consistencies of the products are nice and there are no additional scents used in the products.

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Plasmatic effect (see those veins on my shoulder?).

DMK Enzyme Therapy facials

Enzyme facial is one of my favorite treatments. It makes my skin glow from within and every time I leave the appointment I feel as if I’ve gotten a little younger. It makes my skin feel soft, plump and clean – and the effects lasts for at least a week. My skin just feels and looks lovely.

Enzyme therapy creates a plasmatic effect by dilating capillaries.  You can clearly see your veins after the mask, as you can see from the photos as well. It increases blood and lymph flow to the skin, which you can feel as the mask tightens on your skin and pulsates (as I said, it feels as if your face was working out). This makes oxygen to rush to the dilated capillaries.

DMK enzyme therapy effects:

  • removes dead skin cells
  • stimulates circulatory system
  • stimulates lymphatic flow (so it removes puffiness from your face!)
  • brings oxygen to skin
  • stimulates collagen production
  • strengthens your face muscles
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Enzyme mask.

The treatment is quite simple, but every single step has an important task.

Before the enzyme mask, your skin is cleaned and wiped with detoxifying tonic, that evaporates toxins from the skin. It’s designed especially for acne-prone skin and to them, whose skin is exposed to lots of toxins (for example air pollutants). The substance transforms toxins into gas, and that can sometimes cause unpleasent smells. In my treatment I could smell a weird scent, but it wasn’t that strong.

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After DMK Quick Peel.

Then we get to the painful part – and I’ll be honest here and tell you, that tears were literally streaming down my face. Quick peel is a chemical exfoliant, that contains acids. Even though it’s super effective, it can be used on many different skin types. It exfoliates, it increases blood flow, strengthens the capillaries, removes toxins and helps with inflammation. It also promises to prevent scarring by preventing melanin production.

I can say, that this burns. I’ve experienced quick peel many times, but I didn’t remember just how bad it was. I was both crying and laughing, while Anu made me feel better with a fan. That fan is like an angel in that situation – it helps the burning sensation so much. Lucily it’s only five minutes. After the exfoliation your skin is supposed to be red – and in my case my face got extremely red. That is normal and the redness will fade, once the acid is removed from your skin. Here is another example of just how different this treatment is!

Still I would take that exfoliaton again – it’s so effective. Maybe it’s one of those things, you are willing to do – you know – for your beauty’s sake. Just like brazilian sugaring. It hurts for a while, but it’s definitely worth it and you go through it every month again and again.

Here is the simple steps to Enzyme #1 treatment. At the end of the treatment, several different serums and lotions are applied on the skin. One of the important things in DMK skincare is also sun protection and DMK’s sunscreen is indeed very comfortable and lightweight (I could have recommended it on my last sunscreen post!).

DMK Enzyme #1 treatment:
Deep pore cleanser – Cleansing
Epitoxyl – detoxifying toner
Quick peel – exfoliation, 5 minutes
Enzyme mask – mask, 45minutes
Last, but not least: serums, oil, vitamin c, herb & mineral mist, lotion, sunscreen
Anu does DMK facials in her beauty room in Hiushuone Neo in Kamppi, Helsinki. Enzyme facial lasts for about 120 minutes and it’s normal price is 149€. So you could say it’s a bit more pricey than the regular facial, but as you might have already figured, it’s not a regular facial.

dmk facial review


Anu has an awesome deal for you right now: DMK Fundamentals kit, which contains one enzyme treatment done at the salon, and products for you to use for thirty days at home. Here’s a great chance to try not just the treatment, but also the products. It’s always recommended to use DMK’s own products with the facials, so that the results last for longer.

This kit is now 200€ (normal price 250€). The discount is valid until the end of June – make sure to tell, that you got the discount from Charlotta Eve blog.

If your skin needs a boost and you want to know, just how good a quality treatment feels like – consider DMK’s enzyme facial.

Facials are always customized to be suited for the client. Besides the enzyme treatments, there are other DMK-treatments available. There is for example DMK Beyond Botox – The smiling face treatment, which is awesome for those who use fillers, to make them last longer and to prevent the need for them.

Have you ever tried DMK treatments? What do you think of it? Do you prefer relaxing treatments or the ones, that give you results right away?

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