Eyelash Extensions

I’ve heard nothing but terrible things about eyelash extensions, but I’ve always been curious about how it works! I recently spoke with an eyelash extension company in New York that has been super helpful in letting me know in all the pros and cons of the process.

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In a nutshell, I really LOVE my eyelash extensions and I will tell you why! :) Right off the bat, I don’t think it’s for everyone. I think if you’re the type of person who loves to scratch her eyes out in the morning (we all know how wonderful that feels) or the type of person who has crazy irritating contacts, I don’t think this will work for you.

But for the people who hate spending 30 minutes getting ready in the morning, who hate relying on eyeliner and mascara, and obviously for the people who were not born with long, full lashes—this is definitely a great way for you to save time & money. I actually have long lashes, BUT they are super thin and very hard to keep curled. I REALLY hate spending more than 10 minutes getting ready, since I have to be at work by 6:30AM. (Getting ready when it’s pitch black outside is noooo funnnn…)

Here were my lashes before…

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and after:

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The great part about these lashes is that they act as an eyeliner, so for the past month I didn’t wear ANY eyeliner or eyeshadow. I really liked the clean look it gave without any makeup! It saved me a LOT of time and I didn’t have to rely on touch ups throughout the day. It felt liberating to basically wake up, put on some lotion and concealer, and walk out the door!

This is me with zero makeup:

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And again, my entire face with zero makeup:

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It kind of gives you a little eye boost/sparkle. OK, so what are the cons? If you DO wear makeup, you should be careful on how you take it off. I just used makeup wipes to remove makeup so that I didn’t have to worry about getting any oils on the lashes. Any creams or oils may cause them to fall out easier. Also, you might be scared when you wake up and see 3 eyelashes on your pillow… but they’re supposed to fall out naturally like your normal lashes.

As long as you are careful with your lashes and can treat them gently, I feel as though eyelash extensions can really save you so much time & energy. Of course, I really miss having fun with my eyeliners and eyeshadows, so I would probably only do this for a special occasion like a wedding. It could be GREAT for brides on their wedding days, but I highly recommend trying it out beforehand just to make sure you can handle the special instructions your eyelash specialist gives you. Since there have been so many horror stories about eyelash extensions, I’m sure that the shape of your eyes, the growth spurt of your lashes and also the professionals who glue the lashes on all vary your experience. (Please let me know if you want any recommendations!)

Anyone else have any good/bad experiences with their eyelash extensions?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Caramel

Location:
Los Angeles
Wedding Date:
October 6, 2007
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    Miss D, Guest @ 4:28 am

    Yes, I have had them and will get them again.

    Pros:
    - Get up and go! No real need for eye make up most days.
    - Your eyes look bigger and prettier. Look gorgeous when you wake up! :)

    Cons:
    - In the shower, you can’t just wipe water out of your eyes, you need to dab them dry.
    - They can get twisted, which makes it tempting to pull them out. Don’t!
    - If you are prone to pulling them, you make your own natural lashes stumpy – Don’t!
    - Must not sleep on face!
    - Upkeep & cost. Every 2-3 weeks you need to get them tidied up.

    :)

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 5:06 am

    wow… now i’m really itching to get them done!

    Anyone has good recommendations for SoCal (LA/Hollywood?)

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    Mrs. Parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:16 am

    Ohhhh, I want some. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mrs. Poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:21 pm

    I love the way they look on you!!

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    Heather, Guest @ 7:22 pm

    I got normal fake lashes on my wedding day and it was one of the best decisions i made. everyone commented on how great my eyes looked! So now I’m looking into semi-permanent ones. I wear contacts and the fakes were fine with them. I’m sure the semi-permanent ones will be too! For any of you debating, go for it!

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    Eyelash extensions the truth, Guest @ 12:13 am

    You totally got eyelashes down to a tee, a really good view on eyelash extensions, eyelash extensions procedures, and eyelash extension treatments and celebrities.

    Thanks for this and be sure to check out my place for eyelash extensions.

    The truth about eyelashes need to be told, can you do it?

    Jess

    xxx

  7. Guest
    Selin, Guest @ 10:03 pm

    May I ask where you received the treatment? Also, I heard that your own eyelashes fall out as well. Is that true? Thanks

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