Eyelash Extensions…Yes or No?
For the last few months I had been hearing about this magical thing called lash extensions. As a nerd and Pinterest/google addict I started doing my research.
The reason extensions were intriguing to me was solely based on the fact that I don’t wear any makeup whatsoever. The lack of makeup isn’t because I’m the most gorgeous person in the world.. it’s mainly due to sheer laziness.
The only makeup I do wear, if and when I wear it is eye makeup (eyeliner and mascara). So, the idea of not having to use 50% of the makeup I use was sounding pretty good to me. I also felt that I would look a little more made up on a regular basis without doing anything.
I started googling extension studios near me (Long Island, NY) and I found two lash studios – Amazing Lash Studio and Brow Bar.
To be completely honest – I saw great reviews for both studios and decided to go with Amazing Lash Studio because they were lashes only so I figured I had a better chance of getting a great first full set from there.
My first set took 2 hours to complete and the process was completely painless and relaxing. The lash technician that I had was great, we talked the whole time and she also talked me through everything she was doing so I understood the process.
Before she started she asked me what look I was going for. Amazing Lash Studio has different styles (different lengths, curl type) to choose from so the techs have an idea of what you would like. I came prepared and had some pictures of extensions that I liked along with a picture of myself wearing mascara. I wasn’t looking for a dramatic look, I wanted to look like I had my normal mascara on.
This is the picture I showed her of my normal mascara:
After the 2 hours were up, she showed me what she had done and at that point she said she could change anything if I didn’t like it. At first glance I was a little shocked because I wasn’t used to seeing myself this way. However, she did exactly what I had asked for and I knew I had to get used to the way I looked!
Finished product! (right after the appointment)
Comparison between no extensions & the bottom picture was taken about a week and a half after my first appointment.
The daily care isn’t too bad. Amazing Lash Studio has their own set of products that you can buy and within that set is a foaming cleanser to use everyday. After I shower in the morning I use the cleanser and it really quick to rinse and continue on with your routine.
The first couple of showers I was definitely nervous that I would step out and somehow all of the lashes were gone! Once I got used to letting them get wet in the shower, pools, and the beach.
Cleaning them every day believe it or not, keeps them fresh and helps them last longer. Losing lashes is normal, however, the first few times it happens it’s a little scary because the lashes are so much bigger than your regular lashes. It’s also important to remember you can lose 1-2 lashes PER DAY! Which is crazy that our lashes grow so fast to keep up with that amount of lash loss.
Frequency of Fill Ins:
I’ve had two fill-ins since my first full set, and I absolutely love it. Every three weeks I go back to get a fill in, and the appointment could take 30 minutes to an hour depending on how many lashes I had lost in the 3 weeks prior.
What do I think? Will I continue?
I am very happy with my decision to get the extensions. It has made a significant change in my appearance on a daily basis without doing anything!
If you are thinking about getting extensions do not hesitate to ask any questions!