Ok, here it is (finally – sorry for the wait)! I’m taking you with me to get my eyebrows microbladed; I’ll show you the process and the final result and hopefully answer any questions you may have.


…but not unbearably. I’ve never had a tattoo, but my guess is it’s similar…. only it’s on your face. For some reason the inner part of the eyebrow hurts less than the outer part. But you will most likely have some freezing.


It will be darker than you want for the first week – when I got home, my eyebrows were quite severe. It took about a week for mine to soften and I love the results.


My whole appointment took about 4 hours. It varies, but be prepared to be there for a while. The longest part was figuring out the shape, which is key. Tanya really took her time to get them perfect, which I appreciated.


This is your face and microblading is semi-permanent. Don’t do it until you find someone whose work you love (I did research around Toronto and Vancouver for months before settling on Tanya).


As per the instructions on the Studio Sashiko website, I gently washed with water and put the moisture barrier lotion that they supplied on a few times a day. You also need to avoid going underwater for two weeks (I didn’t wash my face in the shower). And no makeup (you honestly won’t need it)! As my brows were healing, there was some flaking, but I made sure to never pick at them so that they could heal naturally.


Wear sunscreen daily (as you should be anyway), and minimize sun exposure, which can lighten your brows more quickly. Also, procedures like microdermabrasion, lasers, and peels could lighten pigment.

I am so happy with the results and will update you guys once I go back for my touch up in August. Comment below (or shoot me an email) if you have any more questions, I’m happy to help!



  1. susie
    07.07.2017 / 4:12 pm

    Hey girl, the results are beautiful! I would love to get microblading done, however, I’m so paranoid they will look bad! Lol.
    P.S. Love your earrings, would you mind sharing the designer/brand?

  2. Lynette
    07.08.2017 / 4:26 pm

    Your brows look great Jill! Thanks for sharing your experience.

    You mentioned that you return in August for touch ups. Do you have to continue touch ups afterwards?

    I’ve heard the studio you went to is well known. People travel from all over the world to see Shaughnessy and her team.

  3. Nikki
    07.14.2017 / 11:08 am

    Hey Jill! The brows look great! Thanks for sharing your take on microblading 🙂 Was there anyone in Vancouver you had on your shortlist? I’ve been looking for a while now & can’t seem to settle on anyone. Thanks!

    • 07.14.2017 / 11:11 am

      Whoops, Just clicked on her link — Langley! Aha, guess I should have the coffee now. Cheers!

  4. Danielle
    08.07.2017 / 11:46 am

    Wow, you eyebrows look amazing! Was there anyone in Toronto who you were considering that you could suggest?

  5. Masa
    08.30.2017 / 11:38 am

    Can you share any recommendations for microblading in Toronto? Thank you!

  6. Taylor
    02.22.2018 / 10:49 am

    I’ve had mine done for about 5 months and the pigment is almost nearly gone. I’m curious as to what you put on your eyebrows after the procedure just to insure the lady who does mine is telling me the right thing. Yours look great!

    • August Diaries
      02.22.2018 / 1:47 pm

      Hey Taylor,

      I know everyones skin reacts differently to the pigment. I’ve had mine for about 9 months and they still look good, but are fading a little bit. I’m going to get a touch up at about the 1 year mark. In terms of cleaning them after the procedure, they give me a simple moisturizer to use and I just keep them clean with water. Hope that’s helpful!

      xx Jill

  7. Vicky
    03.16.2018 / 12:23 am

    I’m surprised you ever had it done, your before eyebrows looked pretty good to me!! Did you normally fill them in before you had microblading?

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