Make Your Eyes Pop in just 10 Seconds!

captivating beauty how to make your eyes popDo you have an extra 10 seconds in your day?

Curling eyelashes makes you look younger and causes your eyes to pop and look more alert.

We just did a photo shoot and just about everyone needed their eyelashes curled. The difference was amazing. Just the simple act of curling your lashes will draw your eyelashes upward, and they will appear longer and your eyes will look more open.

These two effects result in a younger looking you. As we age, our features begin to lose that freshness; eyes tend to droop a little bit more and lashes are less then luscious. Using the right makeup to your advantage and knowing the right tools to use can help fool the eye and cheat some years off your face.

In just a few seconds your eyes can go from dull to lively with just the squeeze of a lash curler.


Always curl lashes before primer and mascara otherwise you take a risk of breaking off your eyelashes. For maximum effect you want to get as close to the base as possible without pinching your skin. Clasp down lightly at first to make sure you are where you need to be with the curler. Then firmly hold for a full five seconds. Your goal is to create a beautiful curve, not an L shape kink, so you need to determine and experiment with the lash curler to achieve optimum results. Be sure to release the eyelashes fully before pulling it away from your eye.

It’s important to clean the curler every so often so bacteria is not collecting on it day after day and going into your eye. Just a cotton swab with a bit of witch hazel will do the trick or a quick rinse in soapy water. Just make sure to leave it out to dry in an open position so you don’t get rust.

Brainerd Lakes Holistic Skincare Services

We are also a Holistic Skincare Studio that provides targeted treatments that are customized to each individual.  Our philosophy is that skin needs to be nurtured and healed – not destroyed.  

  “We use ingredients nobody else does at percentages they won’t use because we don’t follow the “rules” of that it has to look white and it can’t have an odor.”

“Because we use the actives they won’t – we get the results they don’t. We think outside the box.” Jacine owner of Roccoco


At Captivating-Beauty we offer our signature facial treatment that’s created just for you.  Your experience will result in firmer, brighter, and more radiant skin. We offer a wonderful luxurious facial treatment that improves skin clarity, elasticity, texture and overall health.
We combine the best of modalities to help stimulate collagen and elastin with this ultimate treatment that visibly lifts, firms, hydrates, and brightens facial skin.  A customized facial mask is artfully applied while you bask in a hand, arm and scalp massage! A true delight of relaxation and beauty treatment!
Extra for Dermaplanning



Peel Treatments

3 Facial and Chemical Peel Package  $120

6 Facial and Chemical Peel Package  $199

30 Minute Facial and Chemical Peel Treatments to jump start beautiful skin.

Included in this service:

Deep Pore Cleanse, manual exfoliation, skin analysis, 1-2 layers of a specially selected light chemical peel, moisturizer,  sunscreen.

Chemical peels can improve the skin’s appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin.  The peel penetrates the skin and depending on the depth of penetration, the skin will eventually peel off. The new skin is smoother, less wrinkled, re-textured,  and brighter than the old skin.  The peel will be customized for your skin type and your skin will be prepped for the series.

(Purchase of peel kit is required)

( The series must be paid in full before the service/or in 2 payments)

DERMAPLANING FACIAL …includes enzyme or chemical peel $75

Dermaplaning, or Dermablading, is a deep exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, hyperpigmentation, or broken capillaries. The dermaplaning treatment is done with a blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz.” A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns softly and will NOT become coarser because of the treatments. Products penetrate the skin better following this treatment. Best if done in a series. Not for extremely oily or acneic skin types.

DERMAPLANING Alone … $59 (30 min)


POWER REPAIR FACIAL … $130 (1.5 hr)

Serious skin restoration with a non heating ultrasound unit! After cleansing and thoroughly exfoliating the skin with the necessary products, Layered concentrated repair serums are used to correct damage, then a product penetrating unit is used to allow the product to penetrate the lowest level of the skin. This device aids in allowing deep hydration and penetration of product and immediate visible changes to your skin. Excellent for all skin types and corrective needs. Results are immediate and you will be sent home with a sample to further your treatment at home.


Hand or Foot Treatment … 30 min $35  

Add both hands and feet for an additional $10

A sugar scrub is massaged into the area to slough off dead skin cells and then we wrap your hands/feet in a warm towel then apply a rich moisturizer is applied and seals in protection for the hands and/or the feet.


Eyelash Extensions…$130



  • Brow tint … $15
  • Lash tint…$20
  • Brow & Lash tint … $30
  • Eye treatment … $18
  • Hand or Foot exfoliating sugar scrub … $15
  • Lip treatment … $15
  • Intense Peptide Hydrating Mask…$30



Have a prom, anniversary, concert, party or photo shoot coming up? Whether you want to look sophisticated, natural or glamorous. You will look amazing with Airbrush Makeup! $50


Refer a friend and get 10%*


Bohemian Brides – Nothing More Enchanting!


I’m loving these Boho looks….look at these images…


Simple, soft and beautiful!


Simple foliage – yet so beautiful!


Flower crowns…natural makeup….flowing hair!!!

Couldn’t be any better then this!


Bohemian Wedding…..soft, feminine, graceful and utterly enchanting!

Thank you to all the wonderful photographers listed below…you captured everything so beautifully!!



Make your day BEAUTIFUL!


Captivating-Beauty…….Serving the bridal community in the Brainerd Lakes Region!


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Brainerd Lakes Wedding of the Year!!


Yes, this is one lovely, happy couple and I’m so proud to say this is my handsome son Chayse and his lovely bride Elli.

You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and precious day.

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There love story begins with my daughter-in-love Madi. While she was dating my oldest son Ethan, she invited Elli over to our house for a bonfire.

I think Chayse was smitten the first time he laid eyes on her as is plain to see by how they look at each other.

True Love…. there is nothing more beautiful then that.


Ellie said, “I remember thinking the second time we went out that he really listened to what I had to say . He wasn’t like most guys because of that. He was asking questions about my schooling and my future plans and no other guy had really done that to me before.”

“I had never really dated seriously before, but I knew I wanted to date Chayse and that it would be different.”
Chayse said that Elli loved him for who he was and is…..and didn’t marry him to try and change him, but accepted him as is:)

He wanted to marry his best friend and spend the rest of his life with her.


The beautiful bouquets you see below are from the talented Sharayah from the bee’s knees floral design 

Elli chose the bee’s knee’s floral because she loves the wild flower look and Sharayah does such an amazing job. 🙂

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I have to say….she was one beautiful bride…

She desired a very natural, down to earth look…and I think you can agree….this look was perfect……for her….

Captivating-Beauty had the privilege of doing her makeup for the wedding….beautiful skin is the perfect canvas for beautiful makeup!

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Love the look and style that they chose for the wedding… was so perfect for them!

Elli – “I would say my wedding was the epitome of my style. I have a very laid back look. I also really like anything vintage and there’s a slightly classy element about my style as well.”


Here I am pinning on Chayse’s boutonniere……such a special moment!


Chayse pinning his brother’s boutonniere…..


Love these pictures of the guys here…..Whim Photography did such an amazing job capturing these moments….

Anyone who know Chayse at all……………such a perfect shot!


My youngest son!!!! Yes…..He is quite handsome… are all my boys!!!


This wedding will go down as one of my favorite weddings of all time…….Honestly….

Beautiful couple, beautiful hearts and beautiful moments…….


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Well we come to a close….I hope you enjoyed these delightful moments taken by Whim Photography

All the charming flower creations by the bees knees floral

The lovely bridal Makeup done by Captivating-Beauty


Make your day BEAUTIFUL!



Why Priia Cosmetics?

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The art of creating pure wholesome acne safe cosmetics….all made for you with love…by Kelley from Priia Cosmetics.

  1. First, PRIIA manufactures ALL of its cosmetic products (except brushes) BY HAND. Unlike many other companies, we do not buy products from giant cosmetic labs and stock pile them. We do not have automated production lines. Do we have professional equipment to help us? Yes, of course. We’re not using mortars and pestles🙂  However, hand-crafting these products is an ART form and it’s laborious. It takes time, patience and skill to get them to look like they’ve come off of an assembly line. PRIIA’s products will remain a hand-crafted product no matter how much we grow. I NEVER want to turn into a giant cosmetics conglomerate. If that means I have to hire 100 people to hand-pour concealers for you, then so be it. Makeup that won't clog pores
  2. Hand-crafting products that are not only 100% acne-safe but also natural means that we are limited to the ingredients we can use. This means we may NEVER have some of the fancier-type of cosmetic products on the market or some of the colors they typically have (i.e. bright reds, etc.). I’m OK with that and I won’t ever compromise my formulating philosophy no matter how many people ask me for a ‘true red’ lipstick or silicone-based primer.
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  3. We make smaller batches (50-100pcs) in order to ensure quality control. Most cosmetics labs make thousands of pieces at a time and then they go and sit in a warehouse until the product is ordered. We don’t do this. You can bet that the products you are receiving from us were just made within 3-5 days or less of placing your order.

We here at Captivating-Beauty love Priia cosmetics. This makeup line is one of the most amazing cosmetic lines that we’ve had the privilege of offering our clients and that we’ve personally used and will continue to use.

It’s pure, it stays on all………day, it’s 100% acne safe, it’s for all ethnicity’s, it offers amazing high pigmented colors and it’s beautiful.

Thank you Kelley for offering this high quality line for all of us makeup lovers to enjoy

Make Your Day BEAUTIFUL!