My Thoughts on Eyelash Extensions

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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.

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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.

Lash Extensions Before and After

 

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.

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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.

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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!

 

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27 Comments

  1. charlotte
    August 18, 2016 / 12:10 AM

    So glad you delved into this topic!!! I just got lash extensions for the first time too. I LOVED them at first (hubby kept asking me how I woke up with makeup on every morning and I felt so effortlessly glam!) but I’m actually not sure I’ll keep them up. I feel like to keep them nice you really have to get a touch up every two weeks ($$$ I’d rather spend on other spa treatments). Also, my skincare routine includes a lot of oils and decadent undereye creams (in my 30s = gotta fight those wrinkles!) and I’d rather not skimp on that stuff for fear of shedding lashes. I don’t know…I may come back around, but those are my thoughts at the moment!

  2. pia
    August 18, 2016 / 2:43 AM

    I’ve heard of lash extensions before, but I also heard a lot of negative effects they have on natural lashes. I ‘m currently using castor oil every nigh for my lashes and it’s made quite a difference!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

  3. August 18, 2016 / 7:48 AM

    I love the way eyelash extensions make you look like you always have amazing mascara on, when you don’t even have to wear any! My downside is I know I’d be awful at keeping them maintained every few weeks.

  4. August 18, 2016 / 7:55 AM

    I am obsessed with the way lash extensions work and they do truly make women look so put together but it’s just a litttttleeee too pricey for me at this stage of my life. Ugh, maybe one day!
    Danielle @ afloat on a full sea

  5. August 18, 2016 / 8:47 AM

    I’m so lucky to have naturally thick and long lashes however I have a terrible habit of picking at them UGH! I have been contemplating extensions for a while but I’m just not sure I’m ready for the upkeep… I’m too low maintenance to deal with it! They look gorg on you though!

  6. August 18, 2016 / 9:55 AM

    Your eyes look AMAZING! I want to do this so bad, I just feel like the upkeep would really add up $$ after a while. Butttt it may be worth it to save so much time and look fabulous!

  7. August 18, 2016 / 10:30 AM

    The older I get, the more sparse my lashes are getting – this sounds like something TOTALLY up my alley. I need to see if there’s a place around here that offers this.

  8. August 18, 2016 / 10:44 AM

    I want these so badly! I just wish they weren’t so expensive when you factor in regular upkeep.

  9. August 18, 2016 / 11:18 AM

    Eye stuff like this freaks me out, so I am not a good candidate for them but I do like learning about all this stuff. As I sit over here with my mascara tube and pretend I am not envious of pretty long lashes :)

  10. August 18, 2016 / 12:15 PM

    Thank you for this post! I never understood what exactly was going on with this topic. I love the way the look on you!

  11. August 18, 2016 / 1:44 PM

    Oh I am so glad you posted this! it is something I have been considering for awhile now. My lashes are so short and stubby and the whole fake eyelash thing is just so damn time consuming!!

    Sidenote… the off the shoulder top and the shoes in that second pic of you… Love!!!

  12. Biana
    August 18, 2016 / 2:01 PM

    Your lashes look great!! I have wanted to try lash extensions but I was a little worried about my real ones coming out! So glad you’ve had a great experience with them!

  13. August 18, 2016 / 2:18 PM

    OMG – the picker part was brilliant. I am an eye picker – can’t keep my fingers out of them. Probably not a good idea for me! But I did have Lasik and LOVED it – worth every penny!

  14. August 18, 2016 / 2:48 PM

    Really interesting! I totally trust your viewpoint. I know you can get them cheap in China but I’m nervous to do that! (for obvious reasons, lol). Maybe I’ll have to try it!

  15. August 18, 2016 / 3:07 PM

    First of all, that salon is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I wish there was something similar to that here in Cleveland. I’ve had eyelash extensions before and I really liked them. The girl that did mine came to my home and did them, which was nice to be able to relax in my own home. However, the ones she used were super thick. I don’t remember if they were mink or silk, but they were so thick. If I do them again, I would want the thinner ones because I have a lot of eyelashes. I know a lot of people are concerned that the eyelash extensions will hurt their real lashes, but if you take good care of them they will be fine.

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  16. Stacie Jean
    August 18, 2016 / 3:42 PM

    Love this post and they look great on you!! I struggled with my lash extensions because I am the nail polish picker person/OCD and t hey drove me bananas when they started falling out! I felt like I lost lashes through mine but I totally agree with you, it’s all in the salon. I can’t say if I did enough research before I had them done and wish I had. One round of Latisse after and my lashes are good as new. They are such a fantastic cut-down on your AM routine.

  17. August 18, 2016 / 9:14 PM

    Yes! I have been dying to get them but cannot commit to the price and refills. I love the look and the idea of not having to do mascara everyday. Major game changer! Yours turned out fabulously! Gorgeous! xoxox

  18. August 19, 2016 / 9:05 AM

    Your lashes look incredible! I think I’d have a hard time with the upkeep schedule, but it does look like it’s worth it. I love the RIP mascara sign, too! So cute!

  19. August 19, 2016 / 11:22 AM

    I’ve heard such good things about it. I have a couple of friends who swear by the extensions. I think I would be so bad at the upkeep though. So its mascara all the way for me!

  20. August 19, 2016 / 3:55 PM

    You’re making me want extensions again so badly!!

  21. Emily
    August 22, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    I’ve always wondered if I can still do other fun makeup-shadow and eyeliner-if I had them on? They look so good and I think they would be perfect for a vacation where I don’t want to mess with makeup but still look out together in pictures! I just love playing with eyeshadow and liner and can’t tell if that would be a no-no with extensions.

  22. August 24, 2016 / 2:30 PM

    I wear wayyyy too much makeup to ever do this, but both of my cousins and a really close friend have them done and I LOVE the way they look. Girl, I seriously had NO idea you had your lashes done! They look so natural on you!

  23. August 25, 2016 / 2:49 PM

    i love the idea of lash extensions.. haven’t tried them yet. i sleep all over the place, especially on my stomach or face, and i rub my eyes when i’m tired or asleep lol so maybe they aren’t the best option for me. womp womp. i would love to be able to skip mascara daily though, but i suppose my makeup routine is pretty simple so it’s not that much of a hassle. though washing your face and having black streaks is certainly a pain!

  24. August 25, 2016 / 2:54 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try eyelash extensions but have never taken the plunge. I do rub my eyes a lot and sleep on my stomach so probably not the best option for me. Womp womp.

  25. August 30, 2016 / 1:32 AM

    I just started getting lash extensions about 5 weeks ago (had my second films yesterday). I definitely feel like they are high maintenance (don’t get them wet for the first 48 hours, baby shampoo every few days, get them filled every 2-3 weeks) but I am absolutely OBSESSED with them. As someone with short, non-curly eyelashes, these have been amazing for me. I love that I don’t have curl or apply 17 coats of mascara every day. (Or go through a gazillion eye wipes to take it all off). Anyway, I’m a fan. Thanks for bringing up the topic!

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