Wednesday, August 17, 2011

B Tried: Eyelash extensions

We all want them and try every mascara to get them, long gorgeous eyelashes. This last weekend I took up a spas’ deal to try eyelash extensions for the first time. I had heard a lot of good things about the results from friends and was mesmerized by the idea of not wearing mascara everyday. My eyelashes are naturally good with length but if I had an opportunity to wear false eyelashes to make them look fuller, I would take it.

The process of the eyelash extension was not what I expected which I regret not being prepared for. You are comfortably placed in a nice chair where you must lie for two hours with your eyes close and no breaks. This was a process that didn’t sit with me too well because once I’m told to not move I’m like a five year old and want to jump up!

Each of the fake lashes are individually glued to your existent lashes. There is no harm to your natural lashes as they will fall out naturally as they always do. Because of the precision and importance that the lashes are glued properly is why you are bound to that chair for two hours.

I can’t deny that the length of the process has been worth my amazing eyelashes for the last five days. I love that my eyelashes are always defined without much work from me. The eyelashes are expected to last you 3 ½ to 4 weeks depending on how well you care for them. Then, its back to the chair for just a hour. I plan on getting mine refilled at that time just because I have upcoming trips but have not decided if this is worth the $59 refill for myself. Here are some pointers to keep your new eyelashes in great shape:
  • Avoid pulling, picking or twisting your lash extensions. This can cause damage to your natural lashes and lead to premature shedding of your extensions.
  • Use a lash wand to fluff your extensions to reduce tangling and flipping every morning and night
  • Avoid cosmetic products or cleanser containing glycols, organic solvents, urea or high concentration of alcohol that could break down the adhesive on the lashes

I would recommend eyelash extensions for anyone that wants darker, longer, thicker eyelashes and less time in front of the mirror. The benefits are immediate and I love the results.


Chelsea said...

I've had eyelash extensions before and would LOVE to go back to them. Every so often I see a deal pop up on Groupon. I definitely want them before my wedding and honeymoon- no smudging!

Gawgus things... said...

They look great! I can't believe you had to sit for 2 whole hours though - not sure I could do that! xx

Diana said...

They look amazing!

I had these done for my wedding and they lasted from March to August! Wish I would have kept these up!

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

I've wanted to try eyelash extensions, but I'm not sure I could handle the 2 hour process and hte price tag.... we'll see

Jenn said...

I apply the individuals, but they are clusters of lashes they are not completely individual. they make your lashes a lot fuller, and I can put them on myself and others in less than 10 minutes. They stay on for 3 weeks at least and they aren't nearly as expensive.

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