Review of Eyebrow Tint and Threading at Blink – Before and After Photos

Decided to get my brows tinted and threaded today at my local Blink Brow Bar! Here are the before photos. I took these outside Fenwick just before I walked in. Sorry they aren’t very good quality but you get the idea.

Before
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I specifically asked the therapist to please remove the hair that is peripheral while keeping the hair that is necessary for a fuller shape.

Here is the result of the tint and threading as soon as I left the store. My skin isn’t that red considering. Sorry the photos aren’t very good quality. Scroll further down for much better quality photos.

After
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When I got home. So no more than an hour after I left the store. Overhead light in bathroom.
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A few minutes later in my bedroom with very good lighting.
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The threading cost £17 and the tint cost £12. I’m really happy with the result. It looks natural. I got a stamp on my loyalty card. The card looks like this:

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If you have any questions please ask in the comment section and I will be happy to help.

For before and after pictures with no tint click here.

Final Designs

Here are my final designs.
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Conclusion
Wow I’m so happy about how the mock ups turned out. It is a bit time-consuming to put together but so worth it! It’s great to see the designs come to life. I’m really happy with them and will discuss them further in my evaluation.

Interesting and Inspirational Magazine Spreads

I picked this one because I like the way the type is centered. I’m not a massive fan of condensed typefaces but I think the title looks sophisticated here.
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http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/30-more-stunning-magazine-and-publication-layout-inspiration/

Here is some more centered type. Even though it looks really innocuous, I think it looks really sophisticated and it makes more of an impact because it’s really simple.
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http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/30-more-stunning-magazine-and-publication-layout-inspiration/

I picked this one because I like the typeface used here. I like the little box with type inside it too.
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http://www.behance.net/gallery/Auckland-City-Editorial-Spread/8725979

I picked these two because I like the modern typeface and the centered type. I also notice that the image on the right has a white border around it.
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http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/60-beautifully-modern-and-inspirational-magazine-book-layouts/

I picked these two because I like the modern typeface and the centered type. The only thing about centered type is I think it looks a bit austere and serious but I think the positives outweigh the negatives.
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http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/54-fantastic-and-modern-magazine-design-layouts-to-inspire-you/

I picked this one because the image has a white border around it.
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http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/54-fantastic-and-modern-magazine-design-layouts-to-inspire-you/

I picked this one because of the beautiful design on the front. I’m a big fan of bright colours against dark backgrounds. I’m hoping some of my designs will achieve a similar contrast. This design is very eye-catching.
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http://www.spd.org/2009/05/design-awards-travelfoodstill-1.php

I picked this one because of the way the columns are set out. I don’t feel this design is particularly great because it’s quite squashed up but I like the way the designer has arranged the columns in a creative manner. If the designer had of used more white space and less body text it could have looked good. Plus I don’t know why the columns have been arranged like that but at least the designer attempted something creative, even if it doesn’t really work very well.
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http://www.behance.net/gallery/Magazine-Layout-Mockup/7524185

I picked this one because it looks like the C is shaking. I picked the one below because of the large striking black shapes which I assume are type. Not sure if this kind of thing would be appropriate for my design.
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http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/c2/7f/14/c27f14b7d3a76c339acd2974ec609a6b.jpg

I picked this one because I really like the way the pull quote is blue and how the blue colour extends to the adjacent body text. It’s a really clever effect.
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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9218374209353475/

I picked this one because I like the transparent and centered type.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/02/yrb-magazine-issue-301.html

I like this one because of the creative way the columns are arranged. I think this spread is more successful than the one above called ‘Paper Provokes’ because this one uses more white space and the elements can breath.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/03/fork-magazine-jessica-gillis.html

I included this one because I like the over sized apostrophe. It gives the page an interesting visual element.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/03/sustainability-report-mooi-design.html

Nice colourful type. If you look you can see an image of a distressed woman. The type reads ‘help for Japan’. Not sure what the white parts are meant to be. The colour combination is very striking.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/03/designcollector-printed-magazine-2012.html

I included this because of the centered type and the over-size ‘A’. It’s very striking. The use of the white space in the two spreads underneath is interesting.
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http://smadani.com/214-magazine/

Conclusion

I’ve been looking at how type can be centered. It looks minimal and makes an impact. It also looks sophisticated. I will see if I can use this in my ideas. It has also been interesting to see how graphic designers use white space.

Amazing Inspiration for APP2

I was browsing the internet and accidentally came across the following article: ‘The Enchanted Woodland…on the outskirts of London: Gardens around Duke of Northumberland’s second home are lit up to create a magical winter trail for walkers‘ on the dailymail.co.uk

My reaction to these photos was ‘wooooooow this is exactly what I want to do!’ So I was very happy that I found an idea. I looked up how far away the gardens are and they are a three-hour train journey away. So that was a bit disappointing. I felt that was a bit too far. A relative suggested I go to the skating rink in the park in the centre of my town. I thought ‘Yes!! What a great idea!’
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512826/The-Enchanted-Woodland–outskirts-London-Gardens-Duke-Northumberlands-second-home-lit-create-magical-winter-trail-walkers.html

Conclusion
I love these pictures. They remind me of when I made my header design from photographs of my friends Christmas tree lights. I love all the colours and the way it looks quite mysterious. It was fortuitous that I saw this article. It will be interesting to see if I can get some good photos from the skating rink in the park.