Eyelash Extensions

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They seem to be all the rage, but I’m with you. It’s just not worth it! It’s so much better (and cheaper) to just invest in a good mascara. But at least you had the courage to at least try it out!

I’ve been curious about lash and brow extensions, would have loved to see an up close before and after shot of your eyes!

I got mine done yesterday actually. Mine took just over an hour (for full set) and with tip, just over $100. I’m in a different city so I do think it depends on where you live/what kind of salon you go to. I was only told keep them dry for 6-8 hours and given a little brush to use mornings. No warnings about sleep or shower. I slept on my stomach last night and they look exactly the same today. I think that over time they’ll fall out faster by doing that but I’m not changing my sleep. I will have to see how long they last before I decide if I get them done regularly. Mascara does not give me the same look (no matter how many I try, my lashes just clump together).

THANK YOU! This seems like the first honest, detailed post on extensions for eyelashes. I am going on a budget, but still wanted to try them, and I know I would be too worried…all the things you mentioned, I would feel. Best post I have read this week on the internet xxxx Lula Mae aka http://www.on57thand5th.com.

My mom gets hers done before every vacation, and she only pays $60! $200 sounds so extreme, her $60 ones look so natural and great and last a while! She swears by them, but just like you, I am hesitant to give them a try! xo , Mary thedashofclass.com.

My mom gets hers done before every vacation, and she only pays $60! $200 sounds so extreme, her $60 ones look so natural and great and last a while! She swears by them, but just like you, I am hesitant to give them a try! xo , Mary thedashofclass.com.

You should try NuLash! I heard about from the Style Scribe! They’re pretty amazing!

I’d love to see more photos! Kari www,sweetteasweetie.com.

I used to get extensions (for years!) I loved it so much… the best part being waking up and feeling pretty (and also… summer + the beach), but ultimately gave it up because the time commitment was really annoying. I have a really hard time sitting still for that long! I love your tip to listen to a podcast, will keep that in mind if I ever do it again! Also agree with you on using oil based removers and sleeping on your stomach – both things I do every night! I also found it really jarring in the shower + while washing my face… if I touched my lashes, it hurt.

That being said, I apply Neulash every morning and night and while it isn’t as dramatic (or pretty in the morning), with mascara, my lashes have gotten pretty long. You may want to give that a try. I put it on every night after brushing my teeth 🙂

Using extensions will make your eyes look beautiful instantly. But It looks more fascinating having beautiful eyelashes naturally. To grow eyelashes thicker, you can use olive oil and almond oil and to prevent them falling with age you can use lifecell cream. BTW thank you for sharing this with us.

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Have you ever tried Latisse? Granted, my dad prescribes this at his Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery office, but it’s a great alternative to fake lashes and extensions. You just rub a little bit of the serum on, and my mom says it works like a charm! I am lucky because my dark, thick lashes hit my eyebrows with mascara, but they can end up spidery like you mentioned so I definitely need to watch out for that when applying mascara. I do think applying mascara can be annoying/time-consuming though, so Latisse could be another option for you! I think dermatologists offer the script too.

My husband prescribed this too…it works!

I would definitely agree with your comments and caution anyone considering lash extensions. I’ve had friends with terrible reactions causing the eye area to be red, irritated and swell. My personal experience was they looked great but then was such a commitment. Unlike gel manicure, you have to keep these up and the recovery was months before my real lashes looked normal again. Many people comment to use a prescription like Latisse or over the counter lash growth serum which is a much better use of your money.

I got eyelash extensions in December 2014 to amp up my holiday look. Naturally, my eyelashes were “fine” – nothing notable, but not short or sparse. I got the lashes and went for a full, but natural length look. I used a Groupon and paid under $100. I loved the results, but the limitations were not compatible with my lifestyle. I couldn’t wash my face, rub my eyes, sleep on my side, etc. I even found that sweating at the gym aggravated the lashes and prompted them to fall out!

Eventually, as I was unable to follow all of these guidelines, the lashes started to seriously irritate my eyes and when they came out, they took my real lashes with them! If one or two had fallen out, that would have been fine, but almost all of them did! I lost like 50% of my lashes on my right eye. Once they were all out, I bought some vitamin e oil to put on my lashes at night to nourish the follicles and encourage new growth. Since then my lashes have looked full, dark and healthy, but it did take a few months for them to grow back.

All in all, I would agree that lash extensions are great for special occasions, and for people who do not mind the precautions associated with having them. They are just not suited for my lifestyle, however. I do highly recommend using vitamin e oil though!

I don’t know girl, you’re into the natural look so no it might not be worth it to you. But I love my lashes to be fluttery as a butterfly. I’ve seen some beautiful eyelash extensions on people! My only question is how long did the technician say they usually last? Because I could maybe justify spending that much money if they last a month. But anything less… and I’ll stick with mascara.

I’ve been wanting to get an eyelash extension because I am not blessed with curly lashes. I have lotsa concerns about it too and you wrote most of the on your “cons” but I’d still like to give it a try 🙂

Loved this post and it seems so honest which was great to hear. Just curious if you have every tried Lash Tinting? I was in the Benefit store in Westport and saw they do it right there!

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