I really feel like I missed the boat for a little while when it comes to this whole lash extensions phenomenon. Like it’s an underground secret club that I have been on the outside of. I did a lot of research before picking a salon and taking the plunge. I was a little nervous to start out with but I am beyond excited with the results. So first things first, I have been a Latisse user for years. I never had any problems with it changing the color of my eyelids or the other warnings that have been placed on it. With that said, my lashes were pretty long and thick to begin with. When I got the extensions put on, I was actually told they were just as long as the extensions. I have also had Lasix done because I was blind as a bat. I’m very cautious about anything to do with my eyes since I’ve gone through many eye surgeries to be able to have perfect vision without contacts or glasses.
So why did I get them you ask?
Here is my number one answer to that. It has cut my morning routine down to less than 2 minutes for my makeup. No longer do I have to line and take the time to put mascara on. When I wash my face, I don’t have the streaks of black down my face and raccoon eyes of stubborn leftover product. Here is why they work for me. I sleep on my back, I don’t rub my eyes when tired and I am not a picker. I don’t pick my nail polish off if theres a little chip. If you constantly fuss with things like that, then lash extensions are not for you.
There are two different kinds of extensions you will see floating around, mink vs silk. Mink is more expensive and are the most “natural” to your lashes. However, I’m not really down with the source. Silk is the other option and what I went with. They have the darkest appearance aka looks like mascara dark, they stay curled, and have that glam factor. They are a little heavier so the first day or two it took me some getting used to.
Questions I’ve been asked. Do they damage your natural lashes? So far I’ve had a few of the extensions fall off and my lash was not attached to it. My lashes still look good underneath. The glue doesn’t go anywhere near your eyes. The upkeep is you have to get a “fill” every 2-3 weeks which takes less than an hour.
I am completely hooked. I feel put together, professional, and getting ready is a total breeze now. For my local peeps, I have been getting these pretties applied at the Lash Room. They have a great price point and the salon is beautiful.
Have you heard of lash extensions before? Have you personally had them? What has been your experience? What other questions do you have? Make sure you do your research before choosing a salon. See how long they have been open, read the reviews, find someone who has been there before. If they are applied correctly to each individual lash, they should not damage your lashes but find someone you trust! If you are local, definitely check out the Lash Room and follow them on Instagram and Facebook. You will not be disappointed!