There are a few things that I absolutely have to do when I go to visit my family and friends in California. If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve already seen that Disneyland with my dad is on the list. Another to-do is spending time with my ex-step mother, Audry. I am lucky in the fact that while my dad and Audry are no longer married, our relationship, and the relationships I have with her two daughters, Brittany and Courtney, have continued. No wicked stepmother here, Audry is perhaps one of the most loving and wonderful people I have ever met in my entire life.
This year, I didn’t get a chance to see Brittany and Courtney, but thankfully, Audry was able to meet up with RJ and I for a quick Saturday morning breakfast at renowned beach joint, Cappy’s Cafe, on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.
What’s my favorite thing to order? I’m fairly predictable, and when I’m in California, only the California Omelette will do. Avocado, bacon, and cheese stuffed into a giant 4-egg omelette…sounds like my idea of breakfast heaven!!!
For a Saturday morning breakfast on the beautiful coast of California, it’s best to be carefree, so I went in my most comfortable outfit – a great pair of sunglasses, a tribal print maxi from Ross, my denim jacket, and flip flops. I also went makeup free with just the slightest hint of bed head.
After breakfast and hanging on the beach for a bit, I headed out to Raffine Salon in Newport Beach to try something I have never tried before – eyelash extensions. I’d heard alot about this new beauty procedure, but the cost in the Kansas City area currently was just a little more than my wallet could stand. So I opted to try the procedure out in California, where the costs were much more reasonable. Here are the results.
Overall, I was really pleased with the procedure. At a cost of only $85, I got 50 lash extensions per eye, for a total of 100 extensions. The beauticians at Raffine were extremely helpful in assisting me with choosing the number of extensions, length of the extensions, and curl of the extensions. In hindsight, I think that the only thing I would change is the number of extensions. According to the ladies at Raffine, I couldn’t wear mascara. The thickness of the extensions was supposed to provide that illusion. While my lashes did look thicker, I would personally like just a little more drama. Next time, there’s a good chance that I’ll try 100 lash extensions per eye, rather than 50.