Blink Lash Boutique and Blush Tan 3

Blink Lash Boutique and Blush Tan 
can fulfill your heart’s desire this 
Valentine’s Day…and every day!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, thoughts of romantic dinners for two, intimate moments and treasured gifts come to mind. Getting ready to go out on the town with that someone special to celebrate the day calls for a bit of personal indulgence, and two local businesses stand at the ready to help you embrace a little self-love on this classic holiday. Even if you are flying solo this Valentine’s Day, you deserve to look and feel your best.

If you are looking to add a little class and style to your beauty routine, consider the wonders of eye lash extensions from Blink Lash Boutique.

Founded by Janelle Koch, one of the first eye lash extension specialists in San Diego, this premier boutique provides the best in the industry both in quality and in service. With two locations, one in Solana Beach and one in Mission Valley, flirtatious eyes are just a quick drive away. Applied by fully-trained technicians who must meet all licensing requirements by the state of California, Blink Lash Boutique ensures the health of your natural lashes while simultaneously offering a relaxing and spa-like environment.

“Clients relax in a facial-like setting while we isolate the natural lash and carefully select an extension for that lash,” explains Whitney Theophil, boutique manager. “We use special tweezers to grab an extension that is appropriate for each lash and dip that into a specialty bond.  All of our products are safe and designed to provide a natural look.”

Far from your mom’s self-applied synthetic eyelashes, these natural-looking extensions are weightless and look great alone or can be enhanced further by mascara. Plus, they can last up to four weeks. Initial lash extension sessions can take up to two hours and clients have three packages from which to choose.

“The Bashful set includes 35 extensions per eye; the Blush includes 60 extensions per eye; and our most dramatic package, the Bombshell, includes 85 extensions per eye,” says Theophil.

Monthly memberships are available and Theophil suggests that for best results, a quick maintenance appointment every two to three weeks is all it takes to keep those lashes looking beautiful.

To complement those gorgeous eyes, consider the warm and soft glow of a summer tan in February, without the harmful rays of the sun. At Blush Tan in La Jolla, 
you can have that year-round glow, courtesy of an all-natural spray that is hand-applied by a fully-trained specialist. The chemical-free solutions guarantee an even look without those embarrassing orange streaks typically associated with over-the-counter self-tanning products.

“This is not a one-size-fits-all tan,” notes owner Christina Kauffman. “We provide an entire line of solutions so that we can appropriately mix colors to create the perfect base for each individual skin tone.”

Blush Tan products do not leave you feeling sticky or wet, either, as each application is delivered via a fine mist by a trained specialist and not in a typical spray booth.  The tan will last up to two weeks.

Kauffman does caution, however, that this product should not replace sunscreen but is a healthy opportunity to build a tan. The blushtanÆ solution contains all-natural, anti-aging ingredients that not only help to moisturize the skin but also aid in reducing the appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles.

“We use all organic products and take a conservative approach with each client,” explains Kauffman. “We never apply it darker than we should for your skin. Each application takes about 10 minutes and clients have the opportunity to consult with the sunless consultant to discover the best color for his/her skin tone.”

To maintain this organic sunless tan, Blush Tan offers a variety of organic, fragrance-free tan extender products that clients may use as needed, much like a moisturizer, but without the sticky, orange after-effects.

“Our goal is to help our clients look healthy and make them feel good about themselves while providing flawless results,” smiles Kauffman.

Be sure to inquire about a special 20% offer on a full body tan the week before Valentine’s Day.

For more information on Blink Lash Boutique, go online at or call 619.964.6082 (Mission Valley) or 858.436.4456 (Solana Beach); for more information on blush organic sunless tanning, go online at or call 858.412.4029.