About three weeks ago I had my first ever set of lash extensions put in for my trip to Mexico. I was anxious to see the results as I laid there while the aesthetician worked hard for almost two full hours. I had seen a ton of pictures of before and afters, I looked at a bunch of different styles and diagrams. All in all I had no idea what the difference was from a D curl to a J curl. All I wanted was lots of volume and decent length.
Now I know my regular lashes are not disappointing, but as a wearer of false lashes, I enjoy the feeling of having fancy lashes.
Essentially I got the most volume that was possible and medium length. As much as I want my eyelashes to touch my brows, girl's still got to go to work and look normal. You'd think people will notice, it's not really the case. Mostly everyone questions their own instinct to ask if I'm wearing false lashes- they usually think they're natural, which is perfect! Thereafter I normally say, oh no they're extensions...and the jaws drop.
Although lash extensions seem so mundane and time consuming, they are supremely worth it. I wear zilch makeup around my eyes, since I feel like my eyes have enough glam on their own. So my morning makeup routine went from 20 minutes to 4 minutes. It went from an extravagant winged liner to simply an inner corner highlight if I'm feeling fancy. These lashes just save time, and since time is money, that is now money that I will spend on more lashes.
Oh, am I addicted? HECK YAAHHHH, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
So it is advised that you go every 2-3 weeks depending on fall out, if your a lash picker these may not be the best choice for you. I don't really pick at my lashes unless they feel clumpy. Since these lash extensions don't get clumpy if you take care of them, they lasted 3 weeks on me. Keep in mind I was not kind to these lashes, I went swimming in a chlorine pool daily, went cave diving, lived in 80% humidity, wore makeup, wore false lashes on top of the extensions, and so much more!!
Here are my tips and thoughts:
- It costs less to get a fill then a full set, so if you know you'll be getting them, it's more cost-effective to do fills
- If you're a contact lens wearer, remove them before the lash application
- Since the glue releases fumes that may pain slightly so make sure you keep your eyes shut the whole time. DON'T WORRY THE FUMES AREN'T GOING TO DAMAGE YOUR EYE IN ANY WAY
- Be honest, if something feels uncomfortable let the staff know, they'll know exactly how to fix it
- Pee before you start, since the process is an hour or longer and you can't get up once they start applying the lashes
- Stay away from waterproof mascara, I didn't know and I applied it a few days before my fill and it totally removed some of the extensions.
I'll leave the details of the salon I went to get the extensions put in, as well as some pictures of the before & after, what they look like when they're freshly put on, and how a fill looks like.
Where I went:
Aspect Beauty Lounge
866 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2B 2B8