This picture was the final product, full, long, glamorous lashes. Exactly what I paid for.
I wanted to start out with showing you the end result (picture above) instead of what I started out with, because that’s just the kind of gal I am.
I want to know what I’m guaranteed before all the mumbo jumbo (preferably).
Lash extensions are not new to me, they’ve been around for quite some time now. In fact every other woman, my sister has them, many of my friends also wear them.
They look gorgeous and very natural, a few years ago I remember hearing about them on the view, but still I was not convinced to get them.
I think part of me was scared to pay so much for them, because if you didn’t already know, the first session is well over $150 and fills are usually any where from $50 – $95.
Another reason I was scared was because of the stories that were out there and specially pictures on instagram of women going for an eye lash extension appointment and they came out with infections and horrible situations, but I think as with all things you take a risk no matter what and you get what you pay for.
I have seen women go into nail shops, sit on a chair and have the extensions glued to their eyelashes as they cry and ask for the fan because the glue burns their eyes. IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU GO!
Lastly, I was scared to try it and become addicted. Kind of like getting my lip waxed every two weeks until finally I paid a crazy amount of money to never have mustache again.
After getting this done last week, I have to say I had a great experience, nothing burned, my eyes felt fine. Yes, there is a feeling of something heavy on your eyes, but that becomes natural and then you won’t even be able to tell you have them on. However there are a few precautions and that’s what I want to share with you.
1. It’s a very luxurious process.
Really—it’s enjoyable. You lie down in a bed and close your eyes for an hour and a half while calming music plays in the background and a technician attaches little these single lashes to your real lashes.
2. Eyelash extensions can last longer than you think.
With proper care, I can get my extensions to last up to a month and a half. Most places recommend you come back every 2-3 weeks for a touch up, but if you’re looking to save a bit of money, you can prolong their lifespan. Just be careful not to get water on your lashes and don’t use oily products near your eyes.
3. The only way to get rid of them is to get them professionally removed or have them fall out naturally.
Having the extensions removed is as easy as having them put on–painless and relatively quick. Every salon will have this service available. If you’re not looking to spend any more money, however, the extensions do fall out with the natural shedding of your lashes. This is a much slower process, but it is free.